The Otheroom

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The OtheroomThe Otheroom

Type: Bar, Eatery

1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90291
United States

(310) 396-6230 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Kyle_Darr
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

So its dark its cool and if you get there early enough you can sit down be comfortable and rage with your friends.

Understaffed small bar, which is fine, lot of off work afters that dont really "get it" which isnt.

Good selection on paper, very seldom do they always have everything in that they say they do.

No food. :(

Expensive, but i guess that's the price you pay if you wanna see one of the Wilson brothers drinking in a room in which you cant really tell if it's Luke or Owen.

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Photo of Souleman
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

This hip spot was the watering hole for a while, but every time I would go, I'd leave with the realization that I couldn't hear the people I was with, it was almost too dark to see them and the beer was overpriced.
Mid-afternoon, the light coming through the open windows is amazing, and I would have to give them credit for opening my eyes to a number of new, tasty local and international brews with an extensive beer list to choose from, both on tap and in the bottle.
I would love to say better things about them, and I would say to give them a try if ever down on Abbott Kinney, but they have fallen off my radar at this point because of the nightclub atmosphere and beer prices.

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Photo of astrobrewer
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I'd been meaning to visit this place for a long time but never got around to it on my brief and infrequent visits to LA. Finally I had a little time on Saturday afternoon and dropped by for a quick beer. The place wasn't too crowded in the late afternoon, and the atmosphere was good. The industrial look was good. The other patrons were all beautiful. The music was good. I felt myself getting hipper just sitting at the bar. The beer selection was surprisingly good, but expensive. There were about 15 taps which dispensed a very nice assortment of microbrews, German hefe and Belgians. I'm definitely going to stop by again next time I'm in LA and spend some more quality time at the Otherroom.

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Photo of goschool
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

If you can't stand how noisy and crowded Father's Office gets, stay far away from the Otheroom. This place is loud, packed, and dark. That being said, the people are hip, it has a great loft or art studio look to it, and they play good music. We found a spot in the cozy area on the side with low tables and cushy seats.

They have more than ten taps and at least 30 bottled offerings. They best stuff on-tap was Racer 5, Rouge Red, Maredsous 8, Craftsman 1903, Anchor Porter, Boont Amber, Allagash White, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier, Chimay White, Delerium Tremens, Lindemans Framboise. They have Stone, some Belgians, etc in bottles.

Beer goes for $5-10, which isn't a bargain, but it's very reasonable for such a hip bar and the service was faster than it should have been given the amount of customers.

This is an awesome place to hang out and you can bring friends who wouldn't necessarily enjoy a bar dominated by craft beer like FO or Lucky Baldwin's.

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The Otheroom in Los Angeles, CA
4.38 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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