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Golden Road Brewing

Golden Road BrewingGolden Road Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 55
Beer Ratings: 1,164
Beer Avg: 3.67

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 18.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5430 W San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90039-1015
United States
phone: (213) 373-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @goldenroadbrew

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(Place added by: GoldenRoadBrew on 10-12-2011)
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deford

California

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

NIce place to have a sandwich and a brew for lunch. Not too crowded on a weekday. Pretty good food...I had a pulled pork sandwich with fries and a few beers on tap...made for a nice relaxing experience. Barkeeps were knowledgeable and friendly. I'll stop by when I'm in the neighborhood.

01-23-2014 04:43:34 | More by deford
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tastyville

California

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I worked at a pharmaceutical plant down the street from Golden Road. I went there by myself and had some pork sliders and a ceviche bowl with chips. The food goes well with the beer! The staff is friendly and pretty hipstery (it's Glendale!). I enjoyed it so much that I invited the whole crew of stinky millwrights there. We had about 8 pitchers of Kolsch and we sat out in the July sun and talked shit and checked out the hotties going in and out, the queers, the lipstick lesbians, the young office working professionals and there we were- sweaty and stinky from welding on top of a hot sticky tar topped roof of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. There are always a great mix of patrons that visit Golden Road. Kolsch is amazing after a long hot day. Mildly Handsome is incredible- it's like Dayman Jr. I love this place! It reminds me of Los Angeles.

12-05-2013 03:12:54 | More by tastyville
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DoubleJ

California

4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The road to Golden Road has one major flaw; its parking situation. Although there looks to be ample parking in its own parking lot, it just wasn't enough. Parking isn't any better on the street, which meant I had to come up and hope to find an empty spot. I might expect this on a Friday night, but for a Thursday afternoon you'd think the city decided to give everybody the day off.

Even from outside, the pub looks fun. There's a kids area with a playground and ping pong table, lots of patio seating, and additional seating inside and at the bar. In addition to beer, food is also served, which I wasn't expecting. I also wasn't expecting the bar to be manned with staff so well; with multiple bartenders, getting a drink was easy.

16 house beers were available, on-tap and from the can, plus two guest canned offering from Oskar Blues and Maui. Regarding Golden Road, standard like Point the Way, Get Offa That Brown, and Hefeweizen are served alongside a coffee mild, saison, American wheat ale, and several other variations of the IPA/ pale ale style. Two cask engines sit at the bar, with one in operation pouring a kolsch. Good beer, alongside a large variety of glassware served according to beer adds to the fun that is Golden Road.

I'd do it again, certainly. But next time I promise to not go on a full stomach. Golden Road is well worth visiting regarding any beer itinerary in Los Angeles.

10-06-2013 00:44:27 | More by DoubleJ
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bray

California

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

located in the industrial area on san fernando road near glendale..
stopped and decided to go in even though it looked incredibly crowded.
Lots of cars and a huge crowd outside.
They have picnic tables, games, everything you could ask for.
was worried it would be a wait but there were still a few tables inside, it's a big place..
The inside area is open to the outside, really casual...perfect.
We tried 4 different tasters, the regular ale is pretty light but the ipa and the brown were good.

Really a great place to relax and have a pint...

07-30-2013 19:06:10 | More by bray
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BRANDY818

California

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

I just died and went to heaven.
Golden Road Pub literally has every single thing you want in a brew pub and a few things you that are just so fun and unexpected. Inside, outside, games, TV's, quiet areas, loud areas and all in a quirky areas that happens to be 5 minutes from my apartment.
The beer is the main reason to go. It's sooo good. I like hoppu IPAs and Wolf Among Weeds is darn near perfect. The selection of beers can't be beat. Tonight they have about 12 beers made in house and about 5 outside taps that all looked great.
I really like the food they serve. I LOVE the burger but I also love the pretzel and the coconut salad.
It's a fun and friendly place that is unlike anything in the area.

06-09-2013 05:52:17 | More by BRANDY818
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mrcraft

California

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I liked the layout of this brew pub. The actual brewery is located in another building down the street. The tasting area and pub is something like 700 feet away in its own dedicated building. I found the vibe really interesting and inviting. There is an outdoor patio area with some games available to guests. Also, the interior space is open and fairly large.

I went primarily because I found out through Taphunter that they had Goose Island's BCBS on tap which is somewhat of a rare sighting in a Southern California establishment. The price was very reasonable for the pour I received. Of course, BCBS was great. I also tried a house beer, an amber ale which was pretty tasty.

I would like to return and try more of their own brews and food. It's nice to see more and more breweries and brewpubs pop up around the Los Angeles area. We still have a long ways to go, but we have to start somewhere, right?

05-14-2013 04:44:40 | More by mrcraft
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chugger14

California

4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $

The brewery is in one building and the pub is in another. Big, sprawling and airy warehouse vibe with a few patios. Fun, easy, and vibrant place.

These guys kind of stumbled out of the gate but they've gotten their act together. The service and food are miles ahead of where they were when they opened and the beer has gone from decent to superb.

Parking can be a pain when they are very busy, and service has been a bit spotty although way better than before. Other than that, this is the brewery destination in LA and it's got charm and chops to spare.

Don't miss Wolf Among Weeds IPA and Berliner Weiss and those pretzels with hot mustard.

04-07-2013 05:49:48 | More by chugger14
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dcgunman

California

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

I finally made the little over hour drive from OC to Golden Road last week on my day off. It was kind of a hassle getting there. Once I got off the freeway it was still hard to find. A big blue building had written on the side that the brewpub was the yellow building. And this was all in a industrial area. Strange location. But once inside it was set up really nice. You had a choice of sitting at the bar and ordering your food and/or drinks or lining up at the counter where they will take your order and then you can sit at your table and wait for your food while drinking your beer or drinks. I went during lunch time and it got busy on a Tuesday. Being my first time there I just ordered at the counter and took a seat at the bar. First on tap was their newest ipa ( and I think its in cans also) Burning Bush. Had a taste before ordering a full pint. And you can order a regular size (16 oz) or large (22oz). A dollar difference in price. I believe it was $4 and $5. Ordered the special a lamb burger which was very good. But overloaded on the fries. Maybe they could of done half on the fried and threw some salad on the side. But it was good. I ordered my second pint of beer (their Lost its Way IPA) and gave the bartender a 20 and got 11 in change. Did I miss something here? Did the price go up an extra 5 in 30 minutes. It was busy for lunch inside but not that busy. So anyways he corrected his mistake and I finished off my beer and made my way out for my next stop Beachwood BBQ and Brewing.
I have tried the two beers (Point the Way and Hefeweizen) in cans before my trip to the brewery. I didn't think they were anything special. Average at the most. The Burning Bush at first taste was a little better, but didn't do anything for me at the end. Left a burning taste in my mouth. But the food helped bring my rating up for this newest LA brewery. I think its a bit above average with the food menu. Not a whole lot to chose from. But half the menu is vegan/vegetarian and regular. I guess for the average beer drinker this place is good. Or for those who's trying to cross over from the crap to craft beers their beers will satisfy most.
Maybe if they experiment more on their beers they could be more than just average.
Would I visit GR again? Maybe before a Dodgers game. Which is once every 3 or 4 years.

11-04-2012 16:24:29 | More by dcgunman
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littlelilly


4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $

As a long time fan of Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, I was naturally ecstatic to try out Golden Road Brewing. Both are owned by the same people and both share the same craft beer enthusiasm that was captured my heart.
Golden Road is HUGE and cavernous but maintains a great vibe and real inside outside feel.
The beers are really great. Even on nights when the house brands few, there are tons of great beers from breweries like Avery, Sierra Nevada, and Dogfish Head etc.
Been twice and my only complaint is that the service is odd. Sometimes it flows and sometimes it flops. Everyone I met there is really nice so I'll keep from passing final judgement on this, but management needs to work out some better systems.
In any case a helluva good time and a great beer list.

10-03-2012 06:47:35 | More by littlelilly
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bfellows

California

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Golden Road has quickly become the home of craft beer in Los Angeles. The pub has a cool vibe with breezy patio and wide open doors. They have an interesting and surprising menu with no burgers, fries, pizza, sausages, or onion rings. Instead they have fancy sh!t like duck confit and vegan bahn mi, but it was very tasty. My favorite menu item is the giant pretzel with the spicy mustard.
The house beers are generally very good with the odd outstanding one and the odd average one. They also have a great board of guest beers.
I love hanging out at this brewery. It just feels like a brewery should.

05-10-2012 05:22:16 | More by bfellows
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Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.