Golden Road Brewing

Golden Road BrewingGolden Road Brewing
Golden Road BrewingGolden Road Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5430 W San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90039-1015
United States

(213) 373-4677 | map
goldenroad.la

Notes: OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV
BEER STATS
Average:
3.77
Beers:
112
Reviews:
830
Ratings:
4,315
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.07
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
121
pDev:
15.48%
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Reviews by JohnnyAngel:
Photo of JohnnyAngel
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | food: 1.5

Opened this year and this place was buzzing with activity. I went to sample their cask beer. The staff are young and don't yet know how to pour a cask pint correctly but this will be remedied.

They have ordered more seating as this place was difficult to get a seat but it was Friday night. The beer was excellent, but the staff poured beers with way too much head, not giving value for the money. I wish their glasses were marked with a "pint line" similar to UK to ensure you got what you were paying for.

Food was average and a problem. An employee that served at the Patio Burger Grill demonstrate extremely poor food handling standards that wouldn't get him approved for a Food Handlers Permit though he insisted he had one when I confronted him. This was after my colleague and I witnessed him cleaning the counters with a dish rag; wiping his hands on the same dish rag; leaning on multiple surfaces with his hands while waiting for customers, wiping his hands down his jeans, and on one occasion put his finger in his mouth to either bite his finger nail or pick his teeth; then after all these he proceeded to open bags of layered cheese and tomatoes and place them onto bread buns with his unclean, and unprotected hands, no plastic gloves. Yet when I confronted him with it he said to me:
He has a Food Handlers Permit (Really?)
I am a nobody
It's only my opinion
Who am I anyway to question his food handling?

Did it give me a feeling of wanting to go back to Golden Road, unfortunately the answer is, no. Passing the requirements for a food handlers permit isn't just to get a "Permit", it's to carry the practices into the place of employment. If this is the performance and behavior of one person on the patio, it makes one wonder what's going on behind the kitchen doors. It doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.

Bottom line: Beer is good (if they'd fill the glass I would improve my score) Food is good, but health standards are poor.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deranker
4.11/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Great place to visit, gets crowded at night

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Photo of ksp13b
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I saw on theskedge.com that the Pub was doing something cool for St. Paddy's Day so I checked it out! The deals were amazing ($5 pints) and they had live music plus some festive things like St. Patrick's colored glitter stations. It was an awesome time, great environment!

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Photo of vickimaine18
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of TylerKing
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of AlvinLin
4.03/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Luckydog91
3.99/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great local brewery with good selection of beers and food. Kid friendly, cheers!

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.11/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

My review is based on the Anaheim facility. This place is the standard warehouse taproom. That being said it's a cool place. Nice employees and a great selection. They have some lesser known beers than the ones you see at stores. A must stop for that reason alone.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Simulatedface
3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of HipCzech
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Textbook brewery taproom and pub. Airy warehouse interior with comfy bar, tables and shop, as well as a nice patio outside. Good selection of house brews on tap (or to go as growlers), as well as a few interesting guest taps. Beer offering covers a good range, though house styles lean towards conservative in interpretation. Good food selection expands on typical pub fare with even some vegetarian options (tasty fried avocado tacos).

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Golden Road has a neat taproom in an old warehouse with a great neighborhood pub feel. They have 14 taps, plus 4 guest taps, with some interesting things on offer. I was impressed that, when I ordered the Berliner Weiss, I was offered a choice of syrups to add -- I went with the traditional woodruff. You don't see that many places.

The service was decent and I got lunch there as well; the food is pretty good. I could definitely see Golden Road being a good place to hang out.

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Photo of KINGRIKER1
5/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nice place cool flights

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Photo of aufie
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of IceAce
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of kmoen
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of zizouandyuki
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of dmk82
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Chief99
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of kdlsantos
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 4315 ratings