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Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.95/5 rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This place is my favorite craft beer bar in LA. Nice rotating tap list that makes sure to cover premium as well as more common and sessionable beers. I would say this bar is one of the best supporters of the LA craft beer scene. Their tap list is almost entirely comprised of local breweries (a few gems from other california breweries at times) and their tap takeovers, allowing patrons to try most of the offerings from a single brewery, . Their food is great, especially their Sunday brunch. The sausage McBelly is to die for.
In short... A great bar, friendly as hell staff, great food, showcasing the finest in local craft beers.
02-11-2013 05:44:31 | More by steeb
4.75/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Located a block and a half north of Wilshire and Western is Beer Belly. It's amazing. Their focus is on local beers. As local as possible. Expect to find offerings from Cismontane, Eagle Rock Brewing, The Bruery, Craftsman, and the occasional Lost Abbey/Alesmith/San Diego brewery beer on tap. They also stock some bottles, and the bottle selection is solid, but don't expect anything too crazy. The food is also really fucking bomb. I believe the head chef helped start Grindhaus (might be wrong, if I am please BM me so I can correct it). Also, the owner, Jimmy, and his wife, Yume, are always there. Literally always there, and they are super rad and nice people. Get to know them, because they are awesome, and the food is awesome, and the beer is awesome. So if you are in LA, and anywhere near Korea Town then you should go there.
07-18-2011 05:38:15 | More by billshmeinke
4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
The parking area is a bit confusing and the location itself is a bit tight in space. Probably only standing room against the wall at peak times.
But if you brave the crowd and cramped space you're in for a great treat. The beer selection is all craft beer from as local breweries as you can get.
The prices are also great and getting happy hour deals ($1 off drinks) on stuff like Black Butte XXIII and other rare beers is always a plus.
The food quality is also top notch and generally under $10. Add in your 5-8 beer pour and you have a great meal for under $20 that you would expect to pay a lot more for.
The real gem to this place is that they seem to do a lot of Meet the Brewer events. From Lady Face to Craftsman brewery, this place has a lot of beer centric events and back it up with the great use of their taps.
08-17-2011 08:10:35 | More by Jackskeleton
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A - Open layout, industrial feeling joint right in the middle of LA's famous Koreatown. Parking lot is free (which is HUGE in k-town since parking is next to impossible) and also a block off of the Purple Line Metro.
S - Bit biased here, I know Jimmy (the owner) so I've always had exceptional service.
S - Good selection of very local craft beers (think Bruery, Cismontane, Bootleggers, Eagle Rock, and Ladyface). Not the blowout selection you see at Blue Palms or Surly Goat, but still a very god tap selection and also a decent bottle selection.
F - Former Grindhaus chef is the chef at Beer Belly. Delicious food - I call it elevated stoner food.
V - Decently priced pints and food, it's a LA craft beer must stop, especially if you happen to be near Downtown LA or K-Town.
07-10-2011 22:05:36 | More by teamizm
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
1st time in. Super easy freeway access from 101. Interior is small but very clean. 12 taps, all craft! Smaller menu but focused with quality beer food, duck fat fries, philly crab fries, smok'd salmon tartar and more. Employees were very nice and prompt. Cool art outside and inside through design. Will DEFINITY be back when in the area. Congrats to another good beer location in LA. Great parking next door at the bank in an area where parking can be tough. Tap list was:
craftsman tripel white sage
Bootleggers black lager
Bruery humulus lager
El segundo ipa, pale
And a handful of Ladyface.
Overall an awesome place! Thanks Jimmy.
07-17-2011 22:08:09 | More by barrelroller
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Will definitely visit again. Easy train ride (Red Line/Purple Line) from North Hollywood. Less than a block from station in Koreatown. Food was fantastic. They had a keg of Bourbon Barrel Age O.E. from Smog City Brewing which I loved. Went on a Saturday around 6pm by 7:30 or so no seats were available.
02-09-2013 02:26:00 | More by kluless59
Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.