Verdugo Bar

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

38 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

3408 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90065-2835
United States

(323) 257-3408 | map
verdugobar.com

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Added by DavidStickel on 05-10-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
63
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
85
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by MuttKDC:
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3.29/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

I decided to try this place after reading some of the BA reviews and I can't say I was impressed. The neighborhood was somewhat shady (which has never stopped me from trying a new place before). Street parking was a pain.

Inside the atmosphere was really great. Tall wood ceilings and lightly lit and a long curvy bar. For atmosphere, it looked awesome.
I asked if they offer beer flights or tasters, rather then ordering full beers. I was told no.

Decided to order a Pliny the Elder. When served I noticed the beer did not have any head at all (I was a bit disappointed in the serve, maybe they were using the wrong cup?). I commented it to the bartender and she replied that at least I get for beer for my $. I decided not to pursue the conversation.

Needless to say the beer tasted weird. I don't think it was the beer's regular taste but the beer seemed bad (skunky maybe).

After just one sip, I mentioned my problem to the bartender and she suggested another beer. I moved on to Lagunitas Brown Shugga (which had great head and even better taste) . Yet once the bill came she had charged me for both of the beers. I asked and she said that she couldn't do anything about it. I ended paying full price for the two beers (although I only had a beer and a sip)

Should they offer tasters, I would have avoided this unpleasant visit. I don't think I would ever go back.

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More User Reviews:
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3.81/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PretzelCity
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of blues_fever
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ghostman25
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Buzz3d
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Loved the vibe of the bar, GREAT selection. Pliny was $12 a bottle which was a little steep. The bartenders were HORRRRRRRRRIBLE!!! After spending almost 70 dollars at the bar she said I could only 2 tastes off the draught. They had a Stone "Enjoy After" in their fridge which should not have been chilled till atleast 2015. Over all I will still come to this bar, but could really care less for the service.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of smb
3.1/5  rDev -27.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Great tap and bottle list almost all the time. Sleazy dive bar vibe with a spacious outdoor patio. Service and the staff are horrible though. A lot of gangster wannabe's work the bar, and random white chicks, who likely just moved to LA from the mid-west.

Instead of appreciating the fact that their customers are passionate about the product they're selling, the staff act high and mighty and condescend to customers. None of them seem to know or care about beer.

Basically, Verdugo Bar gets good shit on tap... but with so many other choices in the area that have better service and attitude... Eagle Rock Brewery/Public House, Hermosillo/Highland Park Brewery, Glendale Tap, etc... it's better to avoid this place unless they have an exclusive special event going, like BCBS or PtY.

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Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles, CA
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.
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