On a layover in LA, I left the dull gargantuan airport in search of beer. Thankfully, the free shuttle got me here and back though it was a bit close.
However, I was rewarded by great staff guiding me through the taplist and happily sharing samples. The atmosphere is weak but what can you expect from a hotel lobby bar - itís generic city. The beers were good, the food looked good though pricey and all in all it is a very good option if on a layover at LAX.
An average hotel bar with a very nice tap and bottle list. Much more than you would ever expect and some hidden gems. Just be prepared to pay a premium. If you have a layover though there is no better walkable options.
Visited twice in November. Reasonably decent place in the hotel I stayed in on both ends of a trip to Kauaíi. The bartender who recognized/admired my De La Senne t-shirt gets major props for steering me away from old bottles (e.g., XX Bitter)...so I generally just sampled a few things from tap during my visits. Nothing much excited me, but the Smog City Little Bo Pils was quite solid and slammable, happily available both times. So yeah, not a very big tap selection and nothing too rare (and of course beware old bottles, as you must everywhere, although the list is fairly large), but a worthy and convenient stop if youíre just using LAX as an overnight layover spot.
TimE (318) Tokyo, Japan | January 11, 2015| Updated January 16, 2015
I asked about a sampler and was told they donít do samplers, which I was a bit surprised. Still fantastic line-up on draft of about 10 CA beers. Atmosphere is any hotel bar. Watched football, are lunch, drank good stuff, went back to LAX to catch my flight.
Bizarre gem in a hotel near LAX. Our server was awesome and really knew his beer, but there were some other servers that seemed less capable. I got a sampler of four of their 12 taps for $12. Bottle list was amazing. Some rare, but expensive selections. If youíre on an expense account around LAX, this place is a must stop.
Interesting place. In the lobby of the Sheraton Four Points. It looks like your average hotel bar. But then you see the beer list. All California taps, and an amazing bottle list that rivals most regular craft beer bars. Clienetele is a mixture of folks staying at nearby hotels that donít have such interesting bars, plus regulars from the area. They hold beervtastings every 2nd and 4th Fridays. They do tasters, but oddly their "Sample Six" comes with only four beers. Staff set me up with six not-quite-full-glasses for the price of four though. There is a dedicated free shuttle from LAX, plus on site paynparking.
Visited several times during RBSG to get some ticks from the bar and even to take some Monkey Paw beers up to the room. Very laid back bar with a great beer selection. I was very impressed. I donít have much business in/around El Segundo but I do recommend this place to travelers that are staying around LAX. The service is friendly, even if they donít know much about the beer, they have good food (albeit pricey), and of course they have a good beer selection. They donít seem to mind people wandering around the hotel with beer either.
JCB (276) Durham, North Carolina | January 13, 2013
What a happy coincidence to have such a nice beer bar out in this total wasteland. Looks and feels like your typical hotel bar, and you definitely have to know this place exists in order to find it. Nice selection of taps, heavy on super-fresh locals, and a very extensive bottle list too. Attentive service, reasonably knowledgeable. Decent food and they donít gouge you on prices as much as some. Definitely a happy find.
Stopped by here for a pint after getting back to my hotel late. The selection for a hotel bar was the best I have ever seen. The prices were rather reasonable and I was able to get a local. Just wish my jet lag wasnít kicking my ass. Side note I applied for the job to be the beer consultant for these four points bars and although I didnít get the job, the person that did knows what he/she is doing.
Ended up here a couple of times during RBSG. Good tap line and nice selection of bottles. Food was all right and the manager was very enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable about beer. Probably one of the best hotel bars around, beer wise.