United States > California > Santa Monica
GT2 (375) Jurupa Valley, 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 (5) 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 (140) 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 (176) 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 (23) 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.
Jimmythespoon (68) , Cyprus | November 14, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clean modern place. Nice tap selection. Friendly staff. Not a great amoun in bottles though. But Also good location. Do check out if you nearby.
csteele2144 (11) Chicago, Illinois | March 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good selection of craft brews, a little pricey, but overall a solid option if you are in the area
BeerandBlues2 (460) Hanover, Maryland | March 23, 2012| Updated June 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A rather small and crowded bar in Santa Monica with a small, yet thoughtful tap and bottle selection. I arrived just before a shift change, so my service was spotty. I was quite pleased with the Happy Hour prices of $4 pints. You have to sit at the bar unless you are ordering food, and then you can score a table, provided one of the few are available.
Anova167 (17) Manhattan Beach, California | March 19, 2012| Updated June 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spot for some craft brews in Santa Monica. Nice patio out back. Rate bottles are wildly overpriced, but drafts arenít too bad.
rhartogs (11) Arlington, Virginia | March 8, 2012| Updated June 9, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty nice place on main ave. went at a slow time, had ok service. I really like being able to get half pints so I can sample more beers.
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