Father's Office

Father's OfficeFather's Office
BA SCORE
4.18/5
85 Ratings
Father's OfficeFather's Office
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(310) 393-2337 | map
fathersoffice.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
85
pDev:
10.77%
 
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 65
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Finally made it down to this place after driving by it over two dozen times and I had high expectations going, waiting for the doors to open at Noon and made my way to the first seat at the bar

Sat down and ordered a Russian River Perdition (first time I have ever seen) and almost crapped my pants when I saw it was 8 dollars for a small

Cool selection of tulip glasses and chalices, rare Belgian ones

Tried to order a hamburger without a few ingredients because I am badly allergic to them, but there were no substitutions, and the bartender was a real jerk about it, so I went hun gry and felt the beers a lot more than I wanted to

Had a Rogue Imperial Porter after that and it was strong, but good

Place had 37 taps including some hard to find Craftsman brews, three Russian Rivers, four Rogues, some Chimays, and a bunch of Belgians in bottles but for ridiculous prices

16 ounce pours of most brews were about five to six dollars, but the two I got were eight, Pliny the Elder was also eight for a 12 oz. which is ridiculous because I have seen pints for four dollars several times, and even three dollars during various happy hours

This place was so small and the crowd got horrible by 12:30 pm, surrounded by a bunch of people who know nothing about a beer, the guy next to me had not even heard of Arrogant Bastard before

Service was horrible and three bartenders all were off in another world, did not get to try any of the food because most of it looked gross or I could not physically eat it

Too snobbish of a crowd for me, Naja's Place blows away this place and is closer to my house, Daily Pint is also a better atmosphere and have a lot better bottles including Firestone 10

Most expesnive bar I have ever been to and will probably never go back, very disappointing experience and the most money I have ever spent on two beers (18 dollars after 1 dollar tip on each)

Only reason I might go back here (and I mean might) is to try other rare Craftsman, Rogue, and Russian River

Do yourself a favor and avoid this place unless you really want to try Perdition like I did, that was the main reason why I went in the first place and now that I had it, no reason to go again

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More User Reviews:
Photo of evanwoertz
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Intlpostman
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Good Selection, but the staff are a bit pretentious.

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Photo of Beervana
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of J_K
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of d_kizzle
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of LADaveBN
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Bramsigman
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of countrybat
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Bnoise11
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of trubeernick
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of orangesol
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of g_jenkins
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of GentlemanQuan27
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I LLLOOOVVVEEE (deep breath) this place! The whole atmosphere and how they have things set up is great. This place is great for one on one dates or any type of dates. If you have crazy friends, don't bring them to this place. This place won't tolerate that shit. But, this is a great place for great beers, wines, and everything. Limited menu, but for what's on the menu, its great

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Photo of ChanChan
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

I had always wanted to visit this place. I saw a tv show mention their office burger so I was really looking forward to it.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere was fine, very loud as you would expect on a Saturday afternoon. The place had mostly a hipster crowd, but maybe these people were just the regular Santa Monica crowd!

Quality: The quality of the beer was good, this place had several different beers to choose from, mostly on draft. Unlike other awesome places, I could not find any special reserve bottles on their menu.

Service: Good!

Selection: Decent!

Food: I had their Office Burger, medium rare. I also had their frites and a side of their Patatas Bravas. I was not impressed with their food. The office Burger was good but it was not mind blowing. I would definitely give it another chance at impressing me tho.

Value: The prices here are standard. The only thing I don't like is their minuscule $1 tasters!! An ounce of beer is never enough to judge weather you like a beer or not!!

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Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA
Place rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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