38 Degrees Ale House & Grill

BA SCORE
96
world-class

62 Ratings
38 Degrees Ale House & Grill38 Degrees Ale House & Grill
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

100 W Main St
Alhambra, California, 91801-3511
United States

(626) 282-2038 | map
38degreesalhambra.com

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Added by charlzm on 08-08-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
5.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited on 2009/07/01.

Waited a long time to dust off my notes and review the place; not sure why.

I visited on Wednesday, July 1st for lunch with a friend. We each got a taster with a very solid selection of craft beers and some food.

A meaty six piece mini drumstick appetizer plate started things off. The crispy chicken was cooked in what I take to be a honey chipotle sauce. Good stuff.

I had the turkey burger which was an interesting mix of the meat (cooked accurately per my request), roasted peppers, cheddar cheese and artisan bread. The whole thing pops due to the addition of some sort of aoli-like spicy spread.

I also had shoestring garlic fries which were very salty but still quite tasty.

My friend had a Cobb salad which he declared to be "better than average".

The server was attentive and friendly but knew little about beer. He did try to get the info I requested about the beers I was having, however.

This was only their third day being open for lunch and so was not crowded.

This is essentially the same space as the late (but not lamented) California Brewing Company, thought they have upscaled the decor and enclosed the outdoor patio. Sound system was a little loud and there were lots of flatscreens to ignore.

A worthy addition to the greater LA beer scene, though not essential enough to merit a trip very far out of your way.

Beers I had and reviewed: Green Flash West Coast I.P.A., Anchor Old Foghorn, Siamese Twin, Stone Smoked Porter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BoredRocks275
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MickeyHops
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Teen-o
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jacyracy
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of Btip1969
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Nice spot. screen in every angle so you can watch your favorite sporting event. Beer selection was good, didn't try the food but, it looked great. Service was a bit slow but, it was busy and the staff appeared to be working hard. I would stop in again during a happy hour.

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Photo of Devman171
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mig100
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of beernazi
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

has one of the best selections in la, and can easily find out what is currently on tap before you go via taphunter, great food too, and they always have some awesome bottles along with a great draft list

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kingston213
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Blind Pig on tab always a plus!!!

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Photo of Chris7482
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great selection of brews, especially for someone not from CA. Really enjoyed the Russian River selection and a few rare beers. Great taplist and nice variety of to go bottles. Being from the Midwest made this a real treat. Really good appetizers were a bonus.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of carlos89
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

clay and he team are super friendly. food and beer are amazing. they had pliny on tap. which was awesome

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Photo of The_Jerk
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Blazer22
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sheenisgod
5/5  rDev +13.4%

This place is really cool. I went for the Hoptoberfest event they had a huge selection of beers on tap and bottle. I had Blind Pig, Supplication and Lucky Bastard! One of my new favorite spots.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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38 Degrees Ale House & Grill in Alhambra, CA
4.41 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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