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:
4,312
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.07
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
121
pDev:
15.48%
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Reviews by dcgunman:
Photo of dcgunman
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I finally made the little over hour drive from OC to Golden Road last week on my day off. It was kind of a hassle getting there. Once I got off the freeway it was still hard to find. A big blue building had written on the side that the brewpub was the yellow building. And this was all in a industrial area. Strange location. But once inside it was set up really nice. You had a choice of sitting at the bar and ordering your food and/or drinks or lining up at the counter where they will take your order and then you can sit at your table and wait for your food while drinking your beer or drinks. I went during lunch time and it got busy on a Tuesday. Being my first time there I just ordered at the counter and took a seat at the bar. First on tap was their newest ipa ( and I think its in cans also) Burning Bush. Had a taste before ordering a full pint. And you can order a regular size (16 oz) or large (22oz). A dollar difference in price. I believe it was $4 and $5. Ordered the special a lamb burger which was very good. But overloaded on the fries. Maybe they could of done half on the fried and threw some salad on the side. But it was good. I ordered my second pint of beer (their Lost its Way IPA) and gave the bartender a 20 and got 11 in change. Did I miss something here? Did the price go up an extra 5 in 30 minutes. It was busy for lunch inside but not that busy. So anyways he corrected his mistake and I finished off my beer and made my way out for my next stop Beachwood BBQ and Brewing.
I have tried the two beers (Point the Way and Hefeweizen) in cans before my trip to the brewery. I didn't think they were anything special. Average at the most. The Burning Bush at first taste was a little better, but didn't do anything for me at the end. Left a burning taste in my mouth. But the food helped bring my rating up for this newest LA brewery. I think its a bit above average with the food menu. Not a whole lot to chose from. But half the menu is vegan/vegetarian and regular. I guess for the average beer drinker this place is good. Or for those who's trying to cross over from the crap to craft beers their beers will satisfy most.
Maybe if they experiment more on their beers they could be more than just average.
Would I visit GR again? Maybe before a Dodgers game. Which is once every 3 or 4 years.

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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 4312 ratings