Santa Fe Hops Brewhouse (& Geezers Restaurant)
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Reviews by ALECOHOLIC:
3.08/5 rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I met some ex-coworkers today for a few beers and to celebrate a friends promotion. I asked what house beers were available after only seeing the usual suspects on tap. Bartender informs me that the brewery closed 6 months ago.
This place has gone downhill, beer offering aside.
I work in the area and used to meet after work for drinks with customers and co-workers (Santa Fe Springs population drops to nil after 5 PM). There used to be very attractive bar waitresses working here.
In the bar today was a gathering of parents that are too cheap to hire a babysitter (or that believe a barroom is a fine place for kids to play). The service was good and the food was as I remember but I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the brewing operation and what would become of all those copper kettles and tanks.
I lunch at Maggie's down the street often and grow tired of it but lunch is quick there (if you so desire). There is no hustle at Geezers and you'll be missed at the office before you get seated to eat.
06-17-2005 05:27:47 | More by ALECOHOLIC
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3.38/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
Well bless my little cotton socks. The company I work for recently moved Offices to Santa Fe Springs and guess what, we have an English Pub (Maggies) 3 minutes walk one way and a this Brewpub 3 minutes walk the other. Im getting like our new Office already.
Not far from the 605. Situated on Telegraph on the corner with Heritage Park Drive, the exterior has a modern feel to it with a colorful mix of pastels on its walls to brighten its façade. Decent parking nearby means that many people drive here, but I usually walk the short distance from the office where I work.
Inside the Santa Fe Hops Brewhouse, or rather Geezers as we know it is a mixture of a Restaurant and Bar. The majority of the floor space is dedicated to the Restaurant, a light airy and very popular place at lunchtime, it could be wise to get here early if you dont plan ahead, it can get very busy and the wait can be lengthy at times. Lots of Golf décor fills the Restaurant, a large floor space can be used for dancing if a private party or get together is planned on a night. Food is typical fare, nothing really outstanding here, the usual mix of Starters, Burgers, Pasta and Seafood, though the Salads are massive and very good in general the food is just above average.
Typically though, I come here just for a couple of beers on the way home from Work most Fridays with some colleagues. As you enter from the Parking lot entrance, the smallish island Bar is to your immediate left. A large L-shaped area around the Bar and separate from the larger dining areas in the Restaurant, has some informal wicker seating (for which you dont have to wait) if you are just drinking here. This is where I usually sit on a Friday. From here it is possible to see the small copper clad Brewery behind large glass windows. I believe that the Brewery here is used to brew the house offerings, as well as being available to hire for avid Home Brewers (hence the BOP listing).
Apart from a few other taps, Bud, Newcastle, Guinness, Harp, etc. there are 3 house beers; in order of strength they are the 4.5% American Red Ale [on the sweet side but not too bad], a 5.0% Geezers Pale Ale [my favorite and at times very hoppy] finishing with a 5.5% Santa Fe Wheat [the mandatory wheat beer that is a decent offering]. Occasionally I believe that a Stout is often brewed, and I here good things about it, though I have never seen it in the 3 months I have been coming here.
Service can be slow in the Restaurant, but I find the Service in the Bar area to be much better, though our faces are well known by now.
Not worth a special trip here to be honest, but if you are passing by or stuck on the 605 Freeway, hop off and drop in for a couple of the home-brewed offerings; investing in a Pitcher of the Geezers Pale Ale is well worth the coin.
Last Visit: usually every Friday after work ..
09-20-2004 04:07:02 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Santa Fe Hops Brewhouse (& Geezers Restaurant) in Santa Fe Springs, CA
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