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Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I visited Beer Belly today on a small bar hopping trip. There is plenty of parking on the street (meters) and in the parking lot. Walking in, it's a pretty small place with a decent number of tables and some tiny wall spots around the perimeter. There are also 4 or so seats at the actual bar. This place has around 10 or so beers on tap as well as a bottle list and an elusive rare bottle list that I didn't get to see. They sell beer by the pint and also offer taster flights for the tickers out there. The quality of the beer was good but one of them came out really turbid and ugly and I'm not sure why. Service was pretty good as you order at the bar and they bring stuff to you via a number system. The selection of beer on tap was good and the bottles were also good but nothing you can't find locally for most of them. I had the grilled cheese sandwich with applewood smoked bacon and maple syrup and it was one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I have ever had. Prices are reasonable but it would be easy to drop a lot of dough here. Recommended for sure.
06-24-2012 07:01:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a really cool place but had its ups and downs from my point of view.
The secondary elements were all fantastic. The atmosphere is really cool/trendy, the service was excellent and the food was not only fantastic but was very reasonably priced.
The beer selection on the other hand, didn't impress me. The tap list, which was 12 strong, was unimpressive. Firstly, there was not a single dark beer on tap, and only ONE in their entire bottle list. The 12 taps were comprised mostly of local LA-area breweries and nothing was all that exciting to me. There were lots of IPA/DIPA choices and a few saisons, but not much beyond that. We went before a Dodgers game and originally planned to go back after the game but decided not to on account of the beer selection.
I'd say this place is worth a visit, but make sure you go for lunch or dinner.
07-29-2013 17:25:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
02-19-2012 08:48:10 | More by drewone
Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.