Uncle Henry's Deli
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Taps: 72 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
3.88/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $
I recently moved back to the LA area and am always on the lookout for great craft beer places. This place is a little out of the way but very worth it. They have one of the biggest tap selections I've ever seen and in terms of quality, you'll be hard pressed to find a better beer selection in LA. They regularly have Knee Deep, Port, Stone, Avery, Oskar Blues, North Coast, The Bruery and many others on tap. Keep in mind, this is just as it's name suggest, a deli. It's not a bar or even a taproom. It's a fairly good and well-priced deli with an amazing selection of beer. When I went I had a very good pastrami sandwich for around $7 and I started with Palate Wrecker, before trying the Jurata baltic porter from Coronado in collaboration with Cigar City. The sandwich and drinks were excellent and fairly affordable. When I first arrived the server was rather curt but he was the only one working and once we got to talking about beer he warmed up to me. He made some good recommendations which I sampled for free and when I left he told me to call ahead next time so he could tell me whether they had the specific beers I was looking for. All in all, I would highly recommend checking this place out, but just be aware the tap list online is not what they have onsite.
General Impression: Excellent value and top tier selection in terms of quality and variety.
(They also carry some fairly good and rare bottles but the markup on some is a bit high)
04-07-2014 00:03:42 | More by JerseyHopHead
4.76/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$$
I went here for the first time today. The proprietor, George, was very knowledgeable about beer and the craft, and he offered me many samples and offered beer advice. He also saved me a bottle of Parabola, a gesture for which I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to go again.
03-19-2014 05:30:51 | More by BingCrosby7
4.98/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
I love Uncle Henry's Deli. This place has continued to add taps to the wall. Currently have 72 taps with plans to add more quickly. I hear they will have 100+ very soon. They stay on top of new releases and always seem to have one of the better lists in all of Los Angeles. And George always has great specials on some of the best craft breweries around. You can get pitchers of anything you want and you can pour it into the glassware of your choosing. Needless to say, not your typical beer bar. Its a deli...they serve good sandwiches with fresh ingredients. The vibe is very mellow. They have TVs everywhere with their beer list on a couple of them and tv shows on the big one. If you're in the area check this place out. You won't be disappointed.
05-29-2013 23:25:37 | More by mroberts1204
4.18/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Came across this place on just a whim. Their selection is pretty damn good considering the city it's located in. Downey is a small suburb in Los Angeles and it's a very quiet city. Henry Jr is the manager/owner and he knows his stuff. A bit too sarcastic but he warms up to you. The food is pretty good as well. The sandwiches are made fresh and I have never had a bad meal there.
05-29-2013 21:35:09 | More by AngelM
4.63/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Very random place in Downey. From the outside, it looks like an old deli that's been around awhile (and it has). Walking in, there are a dozen or so tables with metal chairs. On the right is a large deli counter where you would normally place your food orders. Very typically Italian deli look. The unassuming part is that straight on the back wall are 70+ taps. Various signs and a monitor lets you know what's serving. It's kind of unclear because not all the beers are on the monitor/signs so some you just have to guess or ask. I had an Abyss and a Maharaja and my friends had a Hercules, 3 Philosophers, Deliverance. All beers were fresh and poured in appropriate glasseware and generously filled passed their mark. From the pictures online, it seems like the beers/taps may be a new addition so some of the kinks such as an updated beerlist, needs to be worked out. Service was excellent. The evening manager greeted us and knew us by name the whole night. We also had sandwiches which were all hits. Don't expect a fancy gastropub because this is not. This is a super casual spot with an awesome selection of beers and good sandwiches. I found myself saying how I wish there was a little hangout like this closer to home...more than a few times that night.
04-17-2013 20:46:10 | More by ndinh
Uncle Henry's Deli in Downey, CA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.