1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Far Bar

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.92%
Taps: 37
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

347 E 1st St
Los Angeles, California, 90012-3901
United States
phone: (213) 617-9990

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @farbartweets

None, yet.

(Place added by: jimmyss1 on 07-23-2011)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

aoampm, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

I finally got a chance to visit far bar today after being on my to-do list for some time now. The location itself is somewhat weird because the address listed on BA will take you to the back bar of the space. When I walked in there was nobody there and I wasn't sure if I was in the right place or not. I was directed to a back space (the front?) where there is a somewhat small space inside and some seating outside. I sat at the bar and the bartenders gave me good service the entire time I was there. The selection of beers is pretty great tap wise and is supplemented by a solid bottle list including a ton of beers from Japan that I have never heard of before. Tickers be aware - there is a happoshu tick here (Coedo Beniaka) if you can stomach the $9 price tag. The quality of the beer was good and served in appropriate glassware. Prices were slightly high with only certain beers being offered in flights. However, I did get some free tasters so that was nice. I would recommend this place but just beware that the parking and location might be a bit confusing if you have never been here before.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of ubiq3000
4/5  rDev -4.5%

ubiq3000, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

LakerLeith, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of drewone
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Stopped in here after seeing a exhibition at MOCA (about 6pm on a Sunday) - very convenient to the Geffen Contemporary - sat outside, a really interesting long skinny area sandwiched in between a group of buildings. The outside area has direct access from the street but is only as wide as a door - could easily miss it (in fact I have walked by a million times and never realized it was there).

Today's experience won me over on 2 fronts - first the setting - totally unique (at least for LA) - we were all happy to be sitting outside. Point 2 was that it just happened to be IPA fest going on - Happy to find habanero sculpin, 120 min, and Cismontane Dos Cones. Also had some alpine... Will have to try back here another night to see what the selection is like - from talking to one of the waiters they have had a focus on Japanese craft beer and recently opened it up to a larger craft beer focus.

They have 29 taps plus some bottles. Beside the outside there is a bar in back and a more traditional indoor eating area. I thought the pricing was very fair. Also earned points for being a kid friendly place (even thought I was told that they don't allow kids in later in the evening - but I think that is totally appropriate). Not sure how beer versed all the wait staff are because I talked to a guy that walked out of the bar and he seemed very knowledgeable. Will def go back.

drewone, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of mrcraft
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

This is an unique place. First off, I walked through a small passageway between two building to the back where they have a bar area along with some tables and chairs.

The bar area was nice, monitors with sports on, comfortable seating, etc.

My primary reason to visit Far Bar was to try Coedo Beniaka which is an elusive Japanese beer style called Happoshu. From my understanding, it is very rare to find this in the States. As such, it does come with a steep price tag. $9 for a small bottle.

I don't remember exactly what they had on tap that day, but I recall it was all decent to good craft beers.

Next time, I would like to try their food.

mrcraft, May 14, 2013
Photo of werdnacross
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

werdnacross, May 13, 2014
Photo of BeerBeast
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

BeerBeast, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of bigjoe786
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

bigjoe786, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of jakecattleco
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jakecattleco, Aug 15, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Far Bar in Los Angeles, CA
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.