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Beer Belly

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

11 Reviews
Reviews: 11
Visits: 33
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

532 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90020-4208
United States
phone: (213) 387-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beerbelly_la

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Place added by: teamizm on 07-10-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 33
Reviews by drewone:
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4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited on a Friday night at 7:30ish, easy parking, busy but able to get a table.

Very cool design and overall vibe. A place that I would definitely want to go back to.

Beers seemed to be served in appropriate glass ware. Also appreciate that they had flights of 4 beers (3-4oz) pours for $9.

2 people plus background support working, very busy at times but seemed to handle it well. For my second order they had ran out of my first 2 choices but than comped me what I ordered.

A small but decent selection of 12 beers on tap (all from CA) - at least half of which I had never tried, including a few not listed on BA. Plus another 15 or so in bottles (1/2 from CA, the others from western US plus one from Belgium.

Ordered duck fat fries with death by duck,
Brussels spouts and Jidori chicken hot winds: All were excellent - Would have skipped the death by duck addition next time on a cost to substance ratio, but other wise was very happy.

Overall really enjoyed my self, and felt was not cheep but definitely with in the realm of reasonable. Plan on going back. (1,073 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of sheenisgod
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beervana
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of J_K
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Rumi
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I finally got a chance to visit Beer Belly after hearing about them for awhile. I had to put in some hours at work in Downtown LA, so I hopped on the purple line and got off a block from this place. From the street you might miss it since the building is in the back of the parking lot. There seemed to be enough spaces here and in the parking lot next door. Once you find the building, you can't miss it since there's vibrant colors painted on the wall.

They had two outdoor patio area, one by the front entrance and another at the far end towards the small bar they have.

I sat at the bar and had a glass of King Harbor Brown Ale and duck fat fries with duck confit. I know the fries weren't healthy, but dang they were delicious. I wanted to try the grilled cheese sandwich, but they didn't offer it during weekend brunch.

I do appreciate that they support local breweries, but unfortunately, we don't really have high-end breweries around here in Downtown LA, so the tap list wasn't impressive.

My server was really nice and cool. My food came out pretty quickly even though they were moderately busy.

I did like the food a lot. If I'm in the area again, I'll try to swing by. (1,196 characters)

Photo of SirBentham
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Steve_Gonz
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I came here before a concert at The Wiltern, I had never heard of this place. I just yelped it and it was decided. The parking was easy for LA so that says something. Walked up to the bar and only waited about 2 minutes to get my brew. The wait for a table was moderate for a Friday night, maybe around 20-30 minutes. The food was AMAZING, my buddy and I ordered an appetizer of Pork Belly chips which were awesome. We also decided to split our meals so we could sample a little of everything. Mac and cheese was spectacular and deep fried cat fish with duck fat fries were seriously good. If your from out of town I definitely recommend a trip here. They have rotating handles daily, hard to find stuff that goes quick, as well as a nice selection of craft bottles and cans. (775 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA
94 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.