Father's Office

Father's OfficeFather's Office
Father's OfficeFather's Office
Bar, Eatery

1018 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, California, 90403-1604
United States

(310) 393-2337 | map

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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Another example of a reasonably priced bar with an excellent selection in LA. Narrow bar, lots of wood, but yet not too crowded even with a good sized crowd.

Bartenders get your selection in a timely manner. Often, bartenders really get too caught up with themselves and the scene, not here. No pomp and circumstance. Drake's Alpha Session right out the gate, I drink Drake's all the time, funny that I run into this in SoCal as opposed to when I'm at the Bistro. Anyways, RR Perdition in the bottle, in fact, the main reason this got a perfect 5 on the selection is that everything they claimed to have, they actually had. Pliny on tap, no problem.

Had a real good time, great conversation, two beautiful tiny Russians on each side of me, things could be much worse. . .

Jan 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

May 16, 2020
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TylerKing from California

5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 21, 2018
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evanwoertz from California

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Jul 10, 2017
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Intlpostman from California

3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Good Selection, but the staff are a bit pretentious.

May 05, 2016
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Beervana from Canada

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

May 17, 2015
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mig100 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Apr 18, 2015
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 15, 2015
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J_K from California

4.19/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 14, 2015
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d_kizzle from California

3.94/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Mar 15, 2015
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LADaveBN from California

4.4/5  rDev +5%

Dec 14, 2014
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DCLAguy11 from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 14, 2014
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jwolfe1311 from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Oct 19, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 07, 2014
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ubiq3000 from California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Aug 20, 2014
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Rollzroyce21 from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jun 20, 2014
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Bramsigman from California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Jun 12, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

May 23, 2014
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countrybat from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

May 20, 2014
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Bnoise11 from California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Apr 21, 2014
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trubeernick from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Feb 27, 2014
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drewone from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Feb 26, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here for dinner last night, I have wanted to check this place out for years now glad I could finally stop in. Atmosphere is pretty laid back but busy at the same time. Tables are shared amongst groups so they are hard to come by. We got lucky and two people left the bar so we snagged the seats right away. Service was solid. They were always around to get me a beer but they weren't the most approachable people either. Quality was top notch. My food was high quality and my beers were all served in the proper glasses so no complaints there. Selection was killer. Abyss, §ucaba etc. on-tap were all pleasant surprises that I was able to partake in. I had heard nothing but amazing thing about the burgers so I knew what I was getting when we walked in and I was not let down, it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Prices were a touch high but I was expecting that going in. Overall an awesome place to stop in Santa Monica, I would return in a heartbeat.

Feb 12, 2014
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g_jenkins from California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Dec 03, 2013
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PhillyStyle from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Visited on a Tuesday or Wednesday night for one of the game of the World Series and arrived 7:30 – 8pm and the place was crazy packed. I managed to talk a guy out of his seat at the bar, which probably only accommodated 15-20 people. The place had a great vibe to it; it was pretty loud, but not so much that it lessened the experience. They had a ton of good beer options on tap, different breweries and different styles, with the day’s specials on a chalk board above the wall-o-taps. I ordered a Weizenbock and an ESB to go with my burger and frites. The burger was very good, as were the frites. The staff was very knowledgeable about the beers and their service was good all the way around. After finishing my meal and I was about ready to order, I spot a tap on the wall that I did not believe was on the menu and asked for the beer menu back. Sure enough, they had Pliny the Elder on tap and were not advertising it. I asked the bartender if that tap was just for show and she replied “Nope, there is beer behind that tap.” I had to order one, as I had only had one a few years back while visiting Denver. Overall, a great experience. I can’t believe that I had been to Santa Monica/L.A. a few times before and did not hit the place up. You can bet that the next time that I am, I will be at the Father’s Office. A must try for any BA.

Nov 23, 2013
Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA
Place rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 87 ratings