Blue Palms Brewhouse

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97
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85 Reviews
Blue Palms BrewhouseBlue Palms Brewhouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

6124 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90028-5304
United States

(323) 464-2337 | map
www.bluepalmsbrewhouse.com

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Added by drewmprs on 08-02-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
122
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
113
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 122
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Finally Los Angeles has a respectable beer destination, will never go to Father's Office again if I can help it with this place around, I stopped here for the first time yesterday right when they opened after it being recommended by Gabe at Beachwood BBQ, it was kind of pain to park but I found some free parking by the car dealership after searching for a few minutes, in a cool area with the stars on the concrete and all that jazz, anyways I walked in adn went straight to the bar, atmosphere was cool with some old tap handles lining the wall and a somewhat dark backdrop, the place was very clean, the menus were visible, food looked good but I did not try it because I was kind of in a hurry, they had printed wine and bottle lists, great quality, I was stoked to see that Parabola was still around, it was nine dollars for a small snifter, the most expensive beer there but also the best hands down, other tap beer standouts were Lost Coast Java Porter, Moylan's Hopsickle, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Hair of the Dog Fred, Bruery Black Orchard, Victory Fest Bier, Ola Dubh 30, a couple other Firestone brews, and Stone Smoked Porter will Vanilla Bean on cask was very tempting as well, prices ranged from six to nine dollars which is very fair for this area, bottle list consisted of Duvel, St. Bernardus, Delerium Tremens, Orval, Westmalle, Chimay, Firestone, even the 11, Unibroue, Bitburger, Hair of the Dog, Fantome, and Allagash, prices range from five to forty on these, the owner Brian said they plan on tripling their bottle list this year, by the way he is a really cool guy and even offered me a free pint but I was already feeling that Parabola, so I passed and went and grabbed a quick bite to eat down the street, will definitely be going back soon, especially when Firestone sends them that Bravo Brown keg, get to this place as soon as you possibly can

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Photo of T_type231
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Awesome selection of all styles, from everywhere. Good menu. Very friendly and helpful staff. I love this place.

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Photo of mynie
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I never rated the Blue Palms before? Woah!

It's a a wonderful beer joint, easily the best spot I've ever been to in Los Angeles (I've spent a cumulative 21 days in LA in the last decade, however, so I'm not some kind of expert).

Anyhow, they get the good shit on the regular. Tap takeovers, rare releases, Pliny, etc. If it's in the area, it'll be here.

The crowd and staff are very friendly--zero pomp or snobbiness, and they don't make you jump through any weird hoops to get the beer you want. Accessibility has its price, though, and so good stuff often goes quickly.

All beers are listed on a pair of meticulously updated video screens. They also print out lists once or twice a day. Full details are given for each beer, and the staff is very knowledgeable.

The atmosphere is very dark and unpretentious, more or less like your average bar only cleaner and without the general air of destitution. The place isn't particularly spacious but the seating is designed so that you never feel pinned in (the lack of decor and clutter help, too). Some might be turned off by the lack of attention paid to the vibe of the place, but I would respond to that with two points: 1) I'd rather a place have a neutral vibe than a bad vibe, and 2) that tells me they care more about the beer, and about drawing in people who are dedicated to the beer, than in impressing random passersby.

Overall, an excellent beer destination and a must-visit if you're in Hollywood.

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Photo of IceAce
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Place seems to have gone through its trials and tribulations over the years, but its always been great when I've been there, a place to have fun, they don't give a shit, they'll have football on, its right next to the Fonda theatre, so there's some cool shows and beers to be had.

Quality of the tap list is always phenomenal, and the bottle list is nothing to sneeze at either. Parking sucks. Lots of wood inside. Good service, friendly. Solid selection, the food seems average.

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Photo of jeffreydurbin
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We (6 or 7 of us) were going to have a happy hour at a kitschy place around the corner but they were closed for a private party and we switched to this bar. We scored! There are 24 beers on tap and on Tuesdays all 24 of them are on happy hour until 10pm (unless there is a show at Fonda Theater next door.)

This is the only place where I have ever seen Pliney the Elder. It was very good but not awesome enough to be unique.

The service was outstanding. It didn't matter who was our server because whenever one of them walked by they would ask if we needed anything. We got everything pretty quickly.

The happy hour food was basically bar food but it was excellent quality. We were very happy with the food.

As for decor and vibe, it was good but it got really crowded by the time we left. I think a young person hoping to mingle would rate it higher on vibe but we were more focused on our group.

We happen to be going back tonight for another happy hour (12 people) so I will let you know how they handle a large party.

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Photo of Absolut
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Wonderful beer selection and knowledgeable staff.

Food is upscale pub food- burgers, fish and chips, sausages etc.

Beer lines are well maintained and rotated often.

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Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The selection is awesome and the burgers are on the same level.

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Photo of mohaghandi
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of midnightcowboy818
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of smb
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great spot. You can sense a real craft connection, superb special events... Firestone Walker, Ballast Point, etc... Great food and a really solid bottle list/refrigerator.

Staff is knowledgeable for the most part, but service-wise they need to really step up their game. When it's a special event or busy, bartenders seem to make it a point to ignore patrons. You've got to literally yell and beg to buy a drink. Bartenders act overly stressed, even though they're just doing their job. Everybody gets stressed at work, but not at the expense of alienating your customers. If I owned the place and saw my staff behave/work like this I'd be pissed. End rant.

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Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of oldsailor
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Good selection of seasonals and year round beers. Bar staff knows what they are talking about and almost immediately come up with a good recommendation if you are not sure what you want. They have always been right for my tastes. Food is just the typical bar food, done well, but only so much you can do with it. Overall a very good place.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Amychop
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of carolineoncrack
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of evan35
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

If you can't see their projector with the beers on tap, they tell you to look it up on their website. I prefer my beer bars to be a bit more friendly than this spot. However, the beer selection was superb.

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Photo of kingston213
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of deford
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

A fantastic local bar/eatery. Every beer served in the appropriate glass. Fantastic selection of beers. Gets a bit crowded at times but you can always find a place to sit...

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Photo of Abrahammer
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Rotating beers. As good as it gets. Great food.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
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