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Mohawk Bend

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Taps: 72
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026-3124
United States
phone: (213) 260-0265

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mohawkla

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(Place added by: augustgarage on 11-17-2011)
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4.7/5  rDev +6.3%

Mohawk Bend is one of the true must go places in all of Los Angeles. It's right on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, between Downtown LA and Hollywood.

I moved to Echo Park around the same time as Mohawk Bend opened and my wife thinks it was a conspiracy. It's a three block walk and that is perfect because I'm not the type to have one beer and leave. They have what seems to be an endless selection of amazing beers all on tap. Tons of rare specialties. They usually have Pliny the Elder, Sculpin, Damnation ...

Big generous pours and the best prices in town are hard to miss because the place feels swanky and I would expect an $8 glass rather than $6 for an oversized pint. Nice!

Service has been spotty at times. The bathroom is upstairs which kind of sucks when you're a big guy full of beer and pizza.

Gorgeous space.

The menu is half vegetarian and half meat. My wife is a vegetairain so she loves going. The food is amazing for vegheads or regular eaters. I recommend the PBJ pizza, it's not peanut butter and jelly - it's pineapple bacon and jalepeno.

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

There is a wall of taps that seems to go on forever. One of the best beer selections I've ever seen. They concentrate on California beer which is means lots of IPAs which is fine by me and they have lots of good Belgian style ales. They also have some cask ales which were served very nicely.
The taps rotate a lot but they always seem to have Pliny The Elder and they had the Younger this year too.
I always find great stuff on tap and the bartenders usually know their stuff.
Owned by the same guys as my other favorites Tonys Darts Away and Golden Road but Mohawk Bend is a little classier and a little more restaurant than it is bar. Great food with some good vegetarian options.
I have had some service issues last time I was in, but the bartender took care of me - manager was disinterested.
The space is fun and looks great. Highly recommended. I'd give it A+ but I'm docking a few points for service for now. Might up the score if they get it together next time.

I gave them $ because the beer is very reasonably priced. Food and other drinks are $$ but this is a beer review.

BRANDY818, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

If you love California beer, and I do, this is the most wonderful place to drink. I take my wife, I take my mom, I take my boss, I take my bros and everyone loves it. It's a perfect combination of hipster cool, urban funk, classy refinement, and great vision. It's an old movie theater thats been converted into a bar/restaurant.

There is a front patio on Sunset Blvd and a back atrium that is quiet and serene and in between there are more taps than you could hope to drink.

The food is great and offers both veggies (wife) and meatheads (me) a lot of options.

The bartender told me that I had to try the Buffalo Cauliflower (sounds right up my alley - not) and it was amazing. I get it every time now.

Ask Nick (tall bartender) what to drink. He won't steer you wrong and you'll probably find some beers you've never heard of.

Parking sucks - ride your bike.

chugger14, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of littlelilly
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%

Mohawk Bend has 70 taps. 65 of them are California beers and 5 are from one brewery that comes from beyond the state border. Right now They have Uinta from Utah and they have had such breweries at Dogfish Head, Epic, Oskar Blues, New Belgium in the past.
The beer is served at the right temp and un the right glass and the bartenders seem to know what they are talking about without talking too much.
They obviously care a lot about the beer and the taps rotate on a regular basis.
Food is great but can be hit or miss. Some is amazing (buffalo cauliflower, PBJ pizza) and some is forgettable (bangers and mash and Tomato soup).
Servers are cool but can be slow as the place gets really busy sometimes.
The beer prices are downright cheap and that's why you're reading this so I'll get back to the beer.
They always have Pliny on tap, so bonus points for that. They usually have interesting beers on the cask engine and they typically have a bunch of nitro beers if that's your thing.
Reliably strong in the IPA and stout categories, notably weak in the lager department but they always have a couple.
This is among the elite beer places in LA for good reason.

littlelilly, Aug 21, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -5%

I visited Mohawk Bend tonight with my wife and buddy for dinner and drinks. It's in a somewhat seedy area with parking on the street with meters or valet parking. The building itself is an old theater of some sort and I must admit it is pretty neat inside. We sat in the very back of the space and there was a wood fire burning the entire time. Lots of "hip" people in here too. They have around 60 odd taps total but I don't think they were all being used. Quality was very good with the beers we got. They only offer 2 flights at any time and they don't let you make your own which I am not a big fan of. However, they will let you get half pints of beer but only the beers that are sold in full pint glasses (no half pints of tulip or goblet beers). Service was pretty good but not that great. The food is pretty great and everything we ordered was really tasty. However, prices for food and drinks are pretty damn expensive. Overall, this is a pretty cool spot to visit if you don't mind iffy parking, hipsters, and pretty expensive prices.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of colonelforbin
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%

Big fan of this place. Huge list of CA beers on tap and a great vegan menu sealed the deal for me.

Apparently this is a converted theatre. Very spacious but gets crowded for sure. We went on a Saturday night and had to wait a few minutes to get a table to eat. Got seats at the bar and had a few pints. I like the design of this place, especially the bar. Very sleek with efficient use of space. Tables in front and on the sides, also way in the back and a few communal tables in the middle. Bar is not huge but big enough, I suppose, though as I mentioned, it does get crowded.

I like how they focus on CA craft beers. Some might like more variety but you can go to many other places to get that type of beer list. The list is extensive, 72 taps. Many hoppy offerings and lots of local brews as well as a number of bay area and northern CA taps. I had a few IPAs and a saison, along with a hoppy pale ale. I tried all local LA beers as I don't normally get to taste these. All very good.

Menu is great. Lots of vegan options and options for omnivores as well. Reasonably priced and the food was very good. I would definitely come back just for the food but the beer takes it way over the top for me. Had the Avo and Chips entree, the Able Farmin' pizza and the flatbreads with hummus, olive tapenade and eggplant. Good stuff.

Highly recommended, especially for vegans who love beer. Nice atmosphere, not too loud despite the crowds. Nice little lounge area in front too, before you even get to the main entrance. Check it out if you're down in LA.

colonelforbin, Jan 31, 2012
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Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA
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