Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Convinced a co-worker from MA who was traveling with me to head here for a few beers.
Very slick, narrow, chic bar that is refelctive of the area - the main restaurant/boutique/bar strip of Santa Monica. Lots of self-absorbed types here, but I didn't mind....at least the hipsters here are pleasant and not like the d-bag wanna-be's around Boston. A really comfortable place to hang out for a while. Curiously, the bouncers take themselves pretty seriously here.
Great selection of many obscure/high end beers. Didn't really notice the pricing as I was on company biz and didn't care.... :0). Beer tasted terrific and was served in the appropriate glass at a great temperature.
Service was great throughout, except for the one time the 2nd barkeep forgot my beer order.
Food looked good but I had already eaten.
Watched the end of the Lakers/Clippers game on the flat-screen, was rooting openly for the Clips (hey, I'm a Celtics fan) and enjoyed some good back and forth with the many Laker fans there. (Side note....Lakers won on a buzzer beater and the Lake fans were cool).
I will return here again. Definitely a high-end beer destination that is worth a visit.
12-11-2010 21:59:22 | More by SunDevilBeer
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here for dinner last night, I have wanted to check this place out for years now glad I could finally stop in. Atmosphere is pretty laid back but busy at the same time. Tables are shared amongst groups so they are hard to come by. We got lucky and two people left the bar so we snagged the seats right away. Service was solid. They were always around to get me a beer but they weren't the most approachable people either. Quality was top notch. My food was high quality and my beers were all served in the proper glasses so no complaints there. Selection was killer. Abyss, §ucaba etc. on-tap were all pleasant surprises that I was able to partake in. I had heard nothing but amazing thing about the burgers so I knew what I was getting when we walked in and I was not let down, it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Prices were a touch high but I was expecting that going in. Overall an awesome place to stop in Santa Monica, I would return in a heartbeat.
02-12-2014 06:07:37 | More by orangesol
Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.