The Glendale Tap
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Taps: 52 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5 | $$
Easy to find right on San Fernando Road this neighborhood bar is an easy place to love and to hang out at. Very nice tap list that is always changing and most of the offerings are really good. For 95% of the beer drinking public this is as much as you can expect from a corner, dare I say hipster (in Glendale) bar that is long comfort but not too concerned about the formalities of serving beer. If you're an uber beer geek, this might not be your favorite place due mostly to the very good but never amazing beer list (they get rarities but never the ones i want to try), and the lack attention to small details like glass size, perfectly clean lines and glasses that smell like sanitizer - none of those are common but I have run into all of those issues in my 5 or 6 visits.
Overall, I have overwhelmingly great things to say about everything but the food.
Nice bar staff.
02-16-2014 00:30:22 | More by EchoParker
4.61/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my favorite beer spot in LA. Amazing set up, great service with an excellent and FRESH selection.
Mario is the man.
An added bonus is they serve peanuts and you can throw the shells on the floor. The pool is free too!
what more can you ask for? any person that gives this place a review below 4 is an assclown.
06-01-2013 22:30:41 | More by SirBentham
3.87/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I stopped in here after reading about this place on BA. I drove by twice since there is no sign on the building and the numbers are fairly hard to read. Inside there is a dive bar feel with a bar, wooden benches, pool tables, etc. It was pretty crowded but the service was pretty good even if it took a few minutes to get my beer. The taplist was pretty nice with about 20 different taps of craft and good imported beers, but there were only a handful of bottles, so I can assume they are mainly going for the draft sales. The quality of the beer was good but they served me a half pour in a small juice tumbler glass. There were a few items of food for sale but this place is definitely beer focused. Prices were reasonable and I appreciated their half pour options. It's worth a stop if you are in the area but keep your eyes peeled because it's easy to miss.
02-17-2013 05:47:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Rusty ol' beer cans and mid-century decor give this place an upscale dive bar feel, but don't be fooled: it's all designed to make the consumption of 21st century craft beer feel like part of our national pasttime. The 30+ taps are exceptionally well-curated and constantly rotating, with an accent on American crafts that you can't find just anywhere (e.g. Ballast Point's Victory at Sea, Bear Republic's Rebellion, Great Divide's Hades Ale) with a Belgian warhorse or two thrown in for good measure. Plus, they advertise half-pours for reduced fees, which is a bonus for the non-committal, the exploratory and the already drunk. Free peanuts, pool tables, nice folks behind the bar, reasonable prices...what more could you ask for? Maybe a sign out front?
01-06-2013 23:47:38 | More by Narfish
The Glendale Tap in Glendale, CA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.