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Mohawk Bend

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 72
Bottles: --
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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Photo of EchoParker
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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.

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Photo of BRANDY818
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

Photo of chugger14
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 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.

Photo of littlelilly
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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.

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Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA
96 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.