Library Alehouse

Not Rated.
Library AlehouseLibrary Alehouse
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 32
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2911 Main St
Santa Monica, California, 90405-5315
United States
phone: (310) 314-4855

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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Smallish selection of pretty good beers.

Laid back vibe.

Small menu selection; somewhat overpriced; green and health conscious options available.

Indoor and outdoor seating.

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4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jwolfe1311
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Great beer. Cool place. Good food.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.61/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Kyle_Darr
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I think this is the best beer bar in the Venice/South Santa Monica Area.

Awesome portions of food for what youre paying for.

Knowledgeable staff, bartender will chat you up about beer if time allows him to do so.

Only like 18 handles but still all craft and their beer buyer is on point.

Sitting at a table servers can be slow, but on a busy night that is to be expected.

Few Tv's... i guess hipsters dont like sports :(

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

There are two different atmospheres at Library, depending on whether you're at the bar or there for dinner. Up front near the bar, things may appear crowded, but you're close to the excellent tap list and the friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. If you can grab a seat at the bar, you're golden. The back area is for diners only, and has a much more open aesthetic. Limited seating but they can accommodate groups of virtually any size. Only drawback is wait staff takes a bit longer to take new beer orders back there.

Selection is among the best on the west side, with a rotating list of drafts from all over the country (though there's typically a California bend). There are flights available, however they're a bit higher-priced than your normal $10-12 range (still largely worth it). Food is excellent pub fare that's filling and delicious, yet still reasonably priced.

Whether you're a Santa Monica resident or not, it's worth a stop. The earlier you can get down to busy Main Street though, the better, in terms of parking.

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Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA
93 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.