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3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3847 Main St.
Culver City, California, 90232
United States

(310) 836-9463 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2006

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Reviews by Floydster:
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3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Stopped here after my first visit to the Father's Office 2.0 tonight, about a mile away across the street from various movie studios, I would be lying if I said this place was not disappointing, there was only about eight taps that had decent beer which included Stone Pale Ale and Imperial Russian Stout, Allagash White and Curieux, some hefeweizen, Lagunitas IPA, and the others I cannot remember, bottles included Lost Abbey Avant Garde, Deus, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, and Foret, as the highlights, service was pretty bad and it was not even that busy, place seemed like more of a wine bar to me, had to park in a parking structure on the fifth floor and walk a few blocks to get here, place was very expensive and the food is even more of a joke, expecting more after hearing good things about this place but it was pretty much a letdown, people were pretty loud in here and did not seem like they were too into beer, I only saw about four people in the entire place drinking a brewskie, selection could have been better and I did not see the De Ranke XX Bitter like I read in the other reviews, not worth the fifteen minute drive for me but it might be more up your alley, could be worth checking out if your expectations are not too high

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DogFood11
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Went there for a latenight brew and dinner with my wife on the Saturday after Thanksgiving so it was a bit slow at the time. There are a few tables outside and the entrance was a glass front. It has a sterile modern look to it once inside. High ceilings, stainless steel looking table tops and chairs. The tables and chairs were very cheap though and they only looked nifty but at the end of the day they were uncomfortable. Music was abstract and they had it at a decent level. You could hear everyones conversations rather easily as there was really no seperation between tables other than distance. A very stale atmosphere.

I ordered the Proscuitto salad and it was really small and $12. My wife got the ham panini and it was pathetic, very thin, not much ham, lame american white bread. This is not a place to go for menu selection or if your really hungry.

They have an extensive wine listing and the beer list while contrite was selected well. I had the De Ranke XX Bitter as its not the easiest beer to find although in Santa Monica there is a wine store that has it regularly. I digress. The waiter proceeded to pour it like crap and spill foam everywhere as the De Ranke XX is always full of aggressive carbonation. Beer list included some locals like bear republic, Stone Ruination, and a small but nice belgian selection. I think any beeradvocate could find something they like off this list but nothing to go out of your way for.

Food list was very odd. There was about 10 items total and a cheese menu. The cheese samples were very small and at 3 samples for $12 bucks we were expecting a little more. Once again if your going to charge yuppie prices then buy some tables and chairs that are actually "nice" and produce a meal size that takes away hunger. The upside to this place is if your ever in Culver City its really about the only option for quality beer. The downside: Pay out the gills for everything, and its not the type of place that has a "fun" vibe to it at all.

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Photo of sloejams
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

After a birthday dinner at Novecento one door down, we wandered into Bottle Rock for an after dinner drink. Inside is quite nice - very hip, very modern, but definitely casual. The high ceilings made the place seem very spacious. The enormous amounts of wine that decorated the walls had me thinking - ok, this is a wine bar and they probably don't have much, if any, in the way of beer. I was all sorts of wrong.

The beer menu was very impressive - tons of quality bottles from all over the world. From West Coast locals (Bear Republic, Stone) to tasty Belgians and Germans to even Hitachino from Japan - this was a well thought-out list. I ordered the De Ranke XX Bitter. The server brought back the appropriate glassware, in my case a tulip and the 750mL of goodness.

Having just dined, we didn't order any of the food. I was definitely interested in some of the food menu, particularly the handmade salumi plate. Next time.

I have to say that I was well impressed by this Culver City gem.

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BottleRock in Culver City, CA
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