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Beer BellyBeer Belly

Type: Bar, Eatery

532 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90020-4208
United States

(213) 387-2337 | map

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Reviews by steeb:
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4.95/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is my favorite craft beer bar in LA. Nice rotating tap list that makes sure to cover premium as well as more common and sessionable beers. I would say this bar is one of the best supporters of the LA craft beer scene. Their tap list is almost entirely comprised of local breweries (a few gems from other california breweries at times) and their tap takeovers, allowing patrons to try most of the offerings from a single brewery, . Their food is great, especially their Sunday brunch. The sausage McBelly is to die for.

In short... A great bar, friendly as hell staff, great food, showcasing the finest in local craft beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mista_Carta
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not a super huge tap list and most of the beers are local (LA area) with exceptions usually still from within California. Bottle list is a little more diverse but not much. Honestly a bit strange since you could probably just as easily head to the breweries that they serve... Catering to the Koreatown lunch crowd that can't make those treks?

Food was aaiight but fairly basic pub fare with rich (bacon, duck confit, etc.) beer sopping tendencies.

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Photo of kinglouix
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Shocking how underwhelmed I am by LA beer bars. Am I missing something here? You walk in and there about 8 mediocre way over priced craft beers on tap. They are too pedestrian to even name. Had no quads or triples on tap, like 4 cans and virtually nothing in bottles. The "critically acclaimed" wings had good (far from great) flavor but were so small they were offensive. You are literally getting 4oz of chicken per a dozen wings. If I lived across the street I am not sure I would make the effort to return. Maybe these scores just reflect how bad the craft beer bar scene in LA is but in most other cities this place would be laughable.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beervana
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of J_K
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Rumi
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I finally got a chance to visit Beer Belly after hearing about them for awhile. I had to put in some hours at work in Downtown LA, so I hopped on the purple line and got off a block from this place. From the street you might miss it since the building is in the back of the parking lot. There seemed to be enough spaces here and in the parking lot next door. Once you find the building, you can't miss it since there's vibrant colors painted on the wall.

They had two outdoor patio area, one by the front entrance and another at the far end towards the small bar they have.

I sat at the bar and had a glass of King Harbor Brown Ale and duck fat fries with duck confit. I know the fries weren't healthy, but dang they were delicious. I wanted to try the grilled cheese sandwich, but they didn't offer it during weekend brunch.

I do appreciate that they support local breweries, but unfortunately, we don't really have high-end breweries around here in Downtown LA, so the tap list wasn't impressive.

My server was really nice and cool. My food came out pretty quickly even though they were moderately busy.

I did like the food a lot. If I'm in the area again, I'll try to swing by.

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Photo of SirBentham
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Steve_Gonz
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I came here before a concert at The Wiltern, I had never heard of this place. I just yelped it and it was decided. The parking was easy for LA so that says something. Walked up to the bar and only waited about 2 minutes to get my brew. The wait for a table was moderate for a Friday night, maybe around 20-30 minutes. The food was AMAZING, my buddy and I ordered an appetizer of Pork Belly chips which were awesome. We also decided to split our meals so we could sample a little of everything. Mac and cheese was spectacular and deep fried cat fish with duck fat fries were seriously good. If your from out of town I definitely recommend a trip here. They have rotating handles daily, hard to find stuff that goes quick, as well as a nice selection of craft bottles and cans.

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Photo of Fukuz79
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA
3.96 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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