The Daily Pint

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The Daily PintThe Daily Pint
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2310 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, California, 90405-1722
United States
phone: (310) 450-7631

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Photo of ameza
5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great beer and Great people. I love this place. I live a few blocks away and I could walk here when I want a good beer (I know lucky me). Never have I ran into a problem with the staff here. If you like a beer they have it or have something you will love just as much. A place that must be checked out if you are in the area.

Only thing I would recommend is heading over early on the weekends especially Fridays. Friday nights it gets over ran with hipsters. Fridays it gets a bit overcrowded. Friday's late afternoons they will have stuff you can snack on for free which is always welcomed.

Photo of Anglewood
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is my new local. The Pint has gone through some changes as of late with some remodeling to make it more of a sports bar than a pub. That said, it still retains its original character. The Draft selection consisting of over 30 taps is one of the best on the west side rivaled only by Fathers Office or Naja's. This includes a number in European brews like Chimay, Fullers, Hogaarden etc. and some Micros like Anderson Valley, Stone IPA, and Hobgoblin. Where the Pint really shines is its Bottle selection. There are over 150 available with a consistent rotation of high quality brews. Overall, I would say that they have the best selection on the west side. This doesn't account for the vast selection of single malt Scotch or Tequila.

Another thing I like about the Pint is its atmosphere and service. The bartenders are friendly and work hard to make sure everyone is served. There is Pool, Foosball, and Shuffleboard behind the bar for those interested, though they have lost the Dartboard with the recent installation of the Projection Bigscreen. Other "upgrades" include cushy lowbacked barstools, bar height tables, and more TV screens with enough tuners to carry every NFL game on Sundays. Regulars are definitely treated well and newcomers are also welcome. The crowd ranges from SMC and UCLA students to older forty somethings that have been there for years.

The vibe is low key and it isn't uncommon to see some Hollywood types trying to get away from it all (I ain't dropping names). Overall the Daily Pint is a friendly neighborhood place with an excellent beer selection and friendly service. Definitely a place worth checking out.

Photo of Poppypitbull
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cool place and vibe. the owner behind the bar was very knowledgable and was quick to bring out other selections when my requests were not in stock. When I asked for some Rogue Dead Guy Ale he gave me Russian River Damnation! Hallelujah!!!
I was a little down that some people in such a cool place were drinking "miller lite" Ugh, why? Shooting pool and double fisting junk beers (thankfully) in seperate room all together. I wanted to scream "what are you doing?"
We were lucky to have the westmalle tripel, Leffe (on tap!!), Chimay white and a couple of good Czech beers and of course damnation.
well worth checking out when you are in the LA area.

Photo of TheRegular
4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I wish everyone was as lucky as I and had as fine a beer (and Scotch if you're so inclined!) establishment as this just a few blocks from work. Great selection and the staff is very helpful - tell them what you like and they'll gladly point you to something in their selection that will please. (For me this was Victory Golden Monkey.) There are over a dozen taps with a rotating selection of imports and craft brews. They even have a few casks - Oaked Double Bastard FTW! They also have a vast supply of bottles but I haven't ventured past the taps yet.

The decor is nothing to write home about unless the folks at home like a simple bar with a great selection and knowledgeable staff. No food either but food would only get in the way of the drinking.

Did I mention that I love this place? If you find yourself in Santa Monica and want a quality beer-drinking experience you can't go wrong with The Daily Pint.

Photo of Brewlore
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

After hearing so much about this place my girlfriend and I finally made it out a few days ago. Surely worth the (short) trip!

We got there early on a Friday afternoon and only had 5-6 other people at the bar so of course, our service was great. The Daily Pint seems like a hole in the wall dive bar but it's not. A great and well stocked bar with really comfortable chairs and a line of numerous taps. Ranging from Old Speckled Hen to Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Always got to try out their cask ales (which I believe they'll start to have regularly) of a Stone Pale Ale with Coriander and a Stone IPA with Simcoe & Amarillo hops. Great stuff!

This is a top notch place for a pint, I've heard it gets pretty packed on Fri/Sat nights, but go early and enjoy the place! May very well one of the best spots to grab a pint!

Photo of Floydster
4.47/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I have been here a number of times now and this place is top of the line for the Santa Monica or Los Angeles area, cool crowd that is not exactly expected in this neck of the woods, first time I went was like a year ago for a bottle of Firestone 10 with my girlfriend and it was fantastic, still one of the best if not the best beers I have ever had, next visit I had an Evil Dead Red from Alesmith, most pint prices are around seven dollars, great bottle prices in my opinion, they have about a dozen taps that are usually rotated quite a bit and constantly, get some good local stuff along with some other east coast microbrews and occasional imports, cannot wait to see some of the casks that come in now that they have three handpump machines, heard the Firestone Double Barrel they had a few weeks ago was awesome, forgot to mention that this place has some of the nicest bartenders you will ever meet, it is not the cleanest place in the world but it has it charm, shuffleboard tables on the other side of the bar can keep you busy as well, will be going here a lot now that I am back living in the LA area, only real downfall of this joint is the parking situation which can be a pain in the ass at times, do yourself a favor and check this place out, it is well worth it!

Photo of VegasBill
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This pub is unique in that it is a dive bar with a great micro selection and the most unusual single malt selection I have ever seen. As for the single malt selection there might be a bigger one on L.A., I dont know but there were so many bottles of scotch that I have never seen anywhere.
As for beer no Pliny so I had a Blind Pig. The bartender was so friendly, I was going to Fathers Office Culver City next and I asked her if my route was correct, she took the time to write down a faster and easier route.
I wish I lived closer to this pub as I would be a regular and broke with all of the single malts.

Photo of Bang34
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I have been living down here in LA for almost 10 months now and this place has become my regular local, even though I have to drive a couple of miles over from Mar Vista.

About 23 beers on tap consisting of micros and imports. No bud or Coors on tap though they do have it in bottles if you really want them. They have four casks, usually rotating a selection of Stone specials and other micros. I actually took a Stone tour and saw a cask labeled for the Pint, I thought it was pretty cool.

They also have a large bottle selection in the fridge with a large selection of belgians and micros from Russian River to Chimay.

The scene is very mixed. There are 40-50 something regulars that have been there for years to younger folks from UCLA and SMC. Every now and then a Hollywood type drops by, not to be in the scene but just to have a pint and play some shuffle board or pool. If you come here semi-regularly, you will make friends.

They have a couple pool tables and shuffle board, one of my favorites from my undergrad. They also have darts and a huge projection screen on the back wall.

I good place to get good beer in LA. It is getting more popular. I remember when my brother and I sent there a couple of years ago and it was easy to get a space at the bar, even on a Saturday night. Now it is pretty slammed on the weekends and service can get kinda slow due to the volume of customers.

You can park out back, or on a side street, It is pretty easy to find near the corner of 23rd and Pico in Santa Monica.

In my older review I criticized them for not having enough Hoppy beers on tap, but that has since changed. They now regularly have Stone IPA, Hobgoblin and even Blind Pig on tap.

The staff is very cool and knows their beers. If they don't have something on tap that you like they can probably suggest something comparable.

No food beyond corn nuts and chips but they will let you bring in or have food delivered.

Overall, a great place to spend a night drinking good beer and meeting new people on the Westside.

Photo of beerlassie
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited The Daily Pint on the 4th of July. Was somewhat worried it might be too crowded, but at 2PM there were only about 6 other people there besides me and my bf.

Great atmosphere. Totally feels like a hole in-the-wall neighborhood bar, but with an exceptional tap list. Sat at the bar and got great service. The bartender was friendly and attentive. I have heard that this place gets crowded on the weekends, so I cannot argue for the service or atmosphere at these times.

Over twelve beers on tap to choose from, ranging from more common beers like Boddington's, to two different Stone beers on cask.

I had a pint of Stone IPA with Simcoe & Amarillo hops on cask, which was quite tasty. Also had a pint of Chimay Blonde on tap, which I've never seen before, very delicious. Each of my pints was decently priced at $7.

Unfortunately this place does not serve food, but only sells snacks like corn nuts and bags of chips.

Overall, definitely a bar I'd go back to for both the beer selection and the atmosphere.

Photo of rxdrewthejew
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally got a chance to go here last night and was not dissapointed. Great selection of stuff on tap, including the Stone seasonal (Double Bastard at the moment), Leffe, Chimay Blanc, a few Deschutes brews and many others. I saw a keg of YuleSmith hanging out, so I imagine they'll have that on tap sometime in the near future. Plus their bottle selection is amazing, with tons of Belgian stuff and plenty of SoCal and NoCal craft brews as well.
The bartenders are very nice and do good work, and the owner is very chill and easy to talk to. Wanted to ask if they ever had any Russian River (especially based on comments from others on this site) but felt it would be kinda presumtuous.
For Santa Monica this is a very down to earth bar. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a dive, but it's pretty small, with limited seating, a few pool tabels, shuffleboard, and then a big long bar. Music was a little loud for my taste in the game area, but just perfect by the bar. If you're looking for the "Hollywood" trendy place, this is clearly not for you.
My only complaints were that they don't have any bar food (would be nice to have some fries or something) and the pint prices can get pretty high. I think I paid $10 for a Double Bastard and $6 or $7 for a Fuller's London Pride. Not outrageous, but even for LA that seems kinda steep.
Bottom line, this is high quality, easy to find, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Nothing fancy, but it's all about the beer. I highly recommend.

Photo of pinballwhizard
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Excellent selection of beer on tap with a lot more in bottles along with a large selection of hard liquor including ~150 single malts. The draught beers are not as microbrew centric as I was led to believe, but the selection of English/UK and Belgian beers is quite good.

Prices vary, but I've bought most of their draught beers elsewhere for 1 to 2 dollars less. While I didn't buy any of the bottled beer, it seemed to be priced significantly higher than if you purchased it at a store.

Still, if you are in the area, I recommend that you check it out.

Photo of Tad
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Depending on your personal palate for great brew, the pint delivers! A rather wide selection to chose from, as most styles are represented, a quick moving rotation is always up on the chalk board across from the bar.

The most cask ales(4) and bourbon(lots) available to chose from every day of any westside/santa monica stop. A must stop for the beer loving novice or aficionado!... darts, shuffle board, pool, tv's for game days, I always have a good time stopping in here.

Events from time to time,bourbon, whiskey,& single malt tastings, pint nights, etc., a locals favorite pub!
Ask the bartender whats new on tap, you most likely will find something you've been wanting to try available at the pint.

-Cheers

Photo of digitalbullet
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

It Definatly has a dive bar feel, but that's kind of bar I like. The place was not the most clean place, but hey it's a dive bar. It has an awsome tap selection and a few on cask. A lot in bottle as well. The stone Porter with vanilla beans is fucking awsome. La folie and black butte xxi was on tap as well. It has a huge wHiskey selection, but I am not a fan. The only down fall is the price; It is a bit pricey. We had 4 beers with a na drink for 40 bucks. Now that I think about it's damn expensive. But I guess it's cool for awsome beers

Photo of werdnacross
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of LADaveBN
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of charlzm
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on Friday night, June 6th 2008.

Arrived just before 6:00pm. Ample street parking on side streets, a few spaces right out front and a lot across Pico.

I walked in and was surprised to see there wasn't a seat to be had at the bar. I recognized some folks from a local brewing club right away. Everyone was smiling, happy, talking, and drinking craft beer. Nice.

I ordered my first pint from the man behind the bar, who I later took to tbe the owner due to his British accent and the story he told a patron about how he was just back from England and brought back two or three beer engines with him.

That leads us to the selection... my first pint was from a cask of Firestone Double Barrel (far better this way and than bottled or on standard draft). My second was a Firestone Reserve porter. My third was from a cask of Stone Smoked Porter with vanilla bean. My final beer was a bottle of Sprecher Black Bavarian from their cooler. In my party, we also had draft pours of Old Speckled Hen. Ommegang Rare Voss and Stone IPA, and a bottle of Ommegang Witt. There were more, but you get the idea. Oh, and then there's the scotch...

If you like scotch, you must go here and marvel at the sheer selection available: literally hundreds of bottles.

I'm amazed that, as the evening wore on and the place emptied out then filled to the brim by 11:00pm, the bartneders were able to serve everyone with good humor and accuracy. Service was a smidge slow, but it's certainly not a sticking point. After all, there were something like fifty or more patrons and only two staff.

There's no food available, but you can order anything for delivery (we got pizza from the number posted on the wall and it was B+/A- quality from a neighborhood joint) or bring in your own.

A jukebox, two pool tables and a shuffleboard game with metal pucks (come on , you know what I'm taking about even if I don't know the right name for it) round out the entertainment.

The crowd was mixed with young gay and metro men, older beer drinkers, young women, some dating couples, some married couples... and contrary to what a previous reviewer noted, I saw a majority (I'd say 75% or so) with draft pours or good bottles. That means no BMC or Corona. "Worst" beer I saw was a youngish couple drinking Amstel Lights from bottles very early on in the evening.

So... three casks (with plans to feature something on cask every day very soon), a good bottle selection, an ever-improving list of taps and a good vibe of people who want to drink good beer - I'd say we're looking at a real beer bar here.

Photo of Rumrunner
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a place the locals go to hang out. Make sure you have the address or you could drive right by the place. The Daily Pint is spelled in news print style type. I was told it has been there for about thirty to forty years. I hope the person who told me that is accurate.

There is not much to this establishment. The atmosphere is very pub like. Wooden bar with stools and a wooden ledge against the wall to set drinks down. No tables. The rest of the space is taken up by three pool tables, two foos ball tables and a dartboard. There is an older rundown quality or lack of quality to this establishment. Depending on who you are that means the place has loads of character or it needs to be remodeled. Many beer and alcohol signs and mirrors cover the walls. I noticed they do beer/bus trips to Anahiem Angel games.

The people who frequent the place are most likely locals and their friends. Many seem to know the bartender and there is a lively we all know each other feel to this place. I've even seen people give the bartender a helping hand on busy nights. It gives the pint a very nice feeling of everybody's welcome here. The age level was mid to late twenties to pretty old.

There is no food service. They have a full bar and carry a large variety of scotches.

They have about seventeen taps. They were divided between micros and imports. Some of the brews on tap were: Stella Atrois, Bass, Anderson Valley, Guinness, Firestone, MacTarnahan's, Fuller's, Boddington's, Pyramid and a few others. In the sliding glass door refridgerator there is a nice variety from macro's to micro's to imports. ESB, Fuller's, Samuel Smith's, Duvel, Chimay, Delerium Tremens, Red Stripe, Flying Dog, Young's, Murphy's, Spaten, Anchor Steam and many more. I would bet the refrigerator rotate's some. Here today drank by tomorrow and will return when convienent. They also had a large variety of beer glass styles. Pint style, Belgians, flutes, etc.

There are no waiters or waitresses. The lone bartender was friendly and working very hard. Tip well, she was all alone. It was a weekday. On weekends when the crowds are larger there is more of a staff.

All in all a fine pub to drink a few pints and spirits. Do not expect any frills other than a nice ale and a friendly working class attitude.

Photo of 2beernutz
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited while on vacation in LA last week. Very laid back relaxed place, sort of a dive, but I like that. Locals were extremely friendly and the bartender was helpful. Good selection of beer, husband had a Russian River Damnation and I had a cask Stone IPA. They had a fairly large draft beer selection and 4 cask beers, if my memory serves correctly. HUGE scotch selection, if that's your thing, you'd be crazy to miss this place.

Had a great time and would definitely hit this place again if I'm back in Santa Monica.

Photo of TheJollyHop
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Ventured out to The Daily Pint for the first time yesterday and I was not disappointed.

The Daily Pint is a small dive bar that's big on quality and comfort. Its a place where you can have a couple beers, play some games (pool, darts, shuffleboard,etc...), and meet some friendly people. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the tap selection is broad enough that there is something for everyone.

While they do not serve food, they allow deliveries to the bar, which is a great way to encourage prospecting patrons to frequent this establishment; a definite plus.

There is a fairly large range of demographics, spanning from young twenties to late fifties. However everyone seems to have an amiable attitude; hell its beer and they should!

If you are looking for a non pretentious bar to grab a drink then The Daily Pint is worth checking out.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped by The Daily Pint today since I was in the area for a tasting. Walking in you get the distinct impression of a dive bar that happens to sell craft beer. I sat at the bar and got good service for the short time I was there. The quality of the beer was great with the beer being served in the proper glassware and at the proper temperature. Selection was good in terms of taps and bottles in the fridge. From what I understand you can order food to be delivered to the bar but there is no food available for purchase. The beers are a bit pricey since they only sell by the pint (no half pint or taster options). I got a Duvel Single for $8.00 just for reference. A good place to check out if you're in the area but be prepared for a bit of a pricey time.

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4.1/5  rDev 0%

Photo of czechsaaz
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

When I lived in Santa Monica, the daily pint was pretty much a straight british pub with lots of British beers and a few micros. It was a dingy place and not among my favorites.

5 years can change a lot.

Still kind of a grubby bar but the taps, man, the taps have come so far. Met some friends for the "Life And Limb" release (that tells you a little about the quality of the taps.)

Quality takes a hit though. My first beer was a cask IPA. It was so past fresh that I sent it back. (And got charged for it.) It was sour and heavily oxidized aka spoiled. My other beers were fine.

No food is made on premises but you can bring in.

I definitley like the place but the spoiled beer and the $1 extra on pints on weekends left kind of a negative impression. But it's still a great bar.

Photo of jmgrub
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Ahhh, the Pint. I had never been to this place before a few months ago, when I decided to venture in to watch a UCLA football game on a Saturday afternoon. The place was totally empty except for me, my buddy, and some guys who had just finished a flag football game at the park across the street. Knowing nothing about it, I was obviously pleasantly surprised at the draft selection. I was able to enjoy my first beer from a hand-pump, a Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla bean. It was fantastic. Given the small number of customers, the service was fantastic, and my buddy and I chatted with the bartender for a while. They have about 20 beers on tap, along with probably 100 bottles (not to mention 100's of varieties of scotch). In fact, the Pint probably has the best scotch selection of any bar I've ever been to. On weekend nights, the place is typically packed with a pretty eclectic crowd. Despite the fantastic selection, there is no shortage of people drinking Coors or PBR. They don't have food, but you can order pizza into the bar, and there is often a food truck outside on weekends. This is one of my regular spots. It may not be the cleanest spot, but it's a great place to live close to!

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

WOW! This is exactly what I was looking for when I traveled South. Showed up on a SUnday night about 8PM after dinner at PF Changs and I was full so I did not get to drink all that I wanted. We parked on the street directly in front of the bar. Walked in to pool tables on the left and nice cozy bar on the right. Sat down at the bar and saw a MASSIVE scotch selection and a damn good one. The handles were good, better than Fathers Office I thought. Between my wife and I we had: Port 2nd Anvy IIPA, Green Flash IPA, Stone Pale, Oaked AB on cask. Server was really cool, and helpful. My kind of place and reasonably priced for the selection available. No food here but you can order in. Bottle selection was great. Plenty of Stone, Port, RR, Lost Abbey but no Alesmith. More of a dive beer bar but better than FO in my opinion

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The Daily Pint in Santa Monica, CA
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.