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Beer Available At Library Alehouse (arranged by most recent)
Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles 52, Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce 98, Taps Cali Gold IPA , Mad River Jamaica Red Ale 80, Ladyface La Grisette 71, El Segundo Grand Hill IPA 80, Drakes 1500 Pale Ale 97, Epic 825 State Stout 91, Craftsman Bay Laurel Sour , Stone Smoked Porter with Coffee and Orange Peel , Anderson Valley Peachy Barl , Stone Smoked Porter 99, The Bruery Saison de Lente 97, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99, Taps California Gold XPA 87, Figueroa Mountain 3rd Anniversary Imperial Stout , Smog City Hoptonic IPA 82, Drakes X-2 IPA , El Segundo Mayberry IPA 96, El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Amarillo
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CheersMate (159) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | April 30, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I think this should be the 1st place one stops, while in Santa Monica. Itís more spacious than Fatherís Office, but, in my opinion doesnít have as good of a draught selection. Anyways, my co-worker and I were able to walk right up to the bar, and grab some seats. Bar service was great. They have a lot more seating in the back, which I didnít find out until I had to rock a piss, so if and when you go, if they have open seating, head to the back, if the front is full. I just had a salad to eat, which was good, but I canít comment on the food other than a salad. My co-worker said his wings were really good. Anyways, solid place, with a good vibe. Not the greatest draught selection, but itís certainly not bad in any light.
Theydon_Bois (605) The íSham, England | April 17, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited for dinner around 6pm on Wednesday 16/04/14.
Library Alehouse is a small to medium L-shaped bar, the small part of the íLí being an enclosed outside patio (with heaters) to the rear.
We found a table for 2 no problems and the place was pretty packed with a good vibe, the turnover was fairly brisk and I didnít see anyone waiting for a table.
At the business end Library Alehouse carries a solid tap list (I didnít even get round to checking the bottle list there were that many new ticks for me on tap, breweries included Stone, Almanac, Mad River, Ladyface, El Segundo and many more.
Service here was excellent, very prompt and 100% accurate bearing in mind I was ordering flights of 4 beers (typically $10), think they were 4oz pours?
Food was good also, seared Ahi burger with sweet potato fries - excellent stuff.
Located 15/20 minutes walk from downtown or a few blocks from Venice beach, Library Alehouse is a solid venue and a must visit if in the area.
dasdan (22) , Belgium | October 16, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very crowded. Very noisy.
Nice beer list. A lot of draft beers. Staff knows a lot about beers. Received several free tasters (maybe a little small but ok to decide if you order a large pint). Food was ok. Vegetarian options were a little limited.
DedicatedToFun (47) Santa Monica, California | July 26, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow, amazing! Awesome selection of burgers and beers, amazing!!!
kryon (17) , Sweden | July 10, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lively ambiance in the bar whilst more quite in the back of the restaurant
Very good selection on tap and bottle. Consecration and supplication on bottle says it all
Food was ok and service was good
GT2 (564) San Diego County , California | June 9, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what an introduction to Santa Monica from fellow ratebeerian DedicatedToFun. Ambiance was lively, crowded, no wait for an 8pm Saturday dinner. Outside patio. Hand written large chalk board tap list outside and inside. Selection was insane: 8 new Almanac beers including rare sours, Beachwood BBQ, Ladyface, Eagle Rock, BP Sculpin. Really a phenomenal selection. Staff was friendly, quick, and never mismatched our beers or food. Burgers and fries were insanely good. Hell burger was quite intense so be careful. Really one of the best beer bars Iíve ever been to. Shocking that Iíve never even heard of this place. Deserves a 5-star rating on this site. Maybe they revamped and upgraded recently.
Arcanor (33) Quebec | May 22, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went there about 8 times during my three weeks in Venice Beach. Finally got friedly with the beer manager and got the chance to taste a couple bottle hidden in the cellar, food is very good lunch in diner. A bit small on the bar and a bit lost on the terrace.
rickhall28 (248) Denville, New Jersey | April 1, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Recently had some business in Santa Monica and had a free evening in the area. Searched for a great place to visit and from the reviews it was a toss up between this place and The Daily Pint. I wish I had time for both...but no disappointmant whatsover with The Library. I loved the decor and layout of the place. The people that worked there were great the night I went...a Monday no less. The beer selection was excellent. This is a gastropub with some really great food...so come hungry as well as thristy! Iíll catch the other place next time...but I highly recommend The Library Alehouse as a must stop when in the area.
JCB (219) Durham, North Carolina | January 14, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a rainy November evening with my fam, and really enjoyed the cozy pub atmosphere, conviviality, and most of all the righteous selection. Service a total home run, not much more to say than that theyíre awesome. Killer selection of mostly Cali craft, but that struck me as just fine. Tried some great hoppy stuff that was new to me, and enjoyed a generous snifter of the Stone Mint Choc stout. Great place, and I actually preferred the atmosphere to FO even if the selection isnít quite on that level.
bootsjohn (28) Texas | December 10, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Dropped into Library on the recommendation of some fellow beer lovers. Very glad I followed their words to this awesome stop on Main St.
First of all - service was excellent. Alex, the beer guru and a Certified Cicerone, took great care of my cousin and me. He explained beers I hadnít tried and was extremely knowledgeable (to a degree I rarely witness, even from Cicerone level beer snobs) about his barís offerings AND about beer in general.
Second - the list they have is really nice, but be sure to ask what they have that they donít have available yet. Alex brought out some primo stuff that was set for a stay on the list, but that there wasnít room to put on there. We iced it down and drank very well thanks to his sharing of hidden offerings.
The food is better than average and is reasonable in price. Definitely recommend a burger as theyíre filling and nicely designed.
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