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CantillonKing (11) , California | March 18, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer bar in LA
deford (1) California | November 3, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Cant say anything bad about this place...classic Hollywood Craft Beer Bar. Went before a show at the Pantages and will go back ASAP. Great, rare beer list and fair prices.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | August 9, 2009| Updated June 16, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Went there for the first time last night (the night before their anniversary party). I donít know if this is normal, but holy shit, what an amazing tap list. Barrel aged Oskar Blues, Barrel Aged Santas little helper, Russian River, Ommegang Rouge, Bruery Sours, Exponential Hoppinness on Cask!, and a ton of other Alpine beers. Also, donít get me started on the Firestones...double jack, double dba, and pretty much all the components of 10, 11, and 12. Nuts! Didnít see the bottle list, but that night, I didnít need too. Tons of ratebeerians hanging out and chatting, including the very generous Chris (cquiroga), who now works there. The ambiance is interesting. Fun, lots of beer people in what seems like a converted Hollywood Theater. A few of the West Hollywood types, surrounded by a small amount of yuppies, and then a whole lot of beer people. Spacious interior. Food seemed pretty good (I didnít eat, but my friend did). Awesome beer selection, I will return again!!!
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | August 9, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Blue Palms has become a secret "must go" for beer types that live or are visiting LA. Their events are thoughtfully organized (Anniversary Party, Stone release bus trip, etc), their walls are covered with quirky descriptions of beer styles, and their tap list is ALWAYS very, very good. I have been to Blue Palms twice now, both very impressive. They seem to go out of their way to make your experience everything a beer geek could want: convenient pick-your-own taster sets, proper glassware, rare cask offerings, etc. Keep up the good work Blue Palms! Now if I only lived a bit closer . . .
Jjbigtime (14) California | March 13, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Youíve come a long way LA.
I went to 3 bars on the east side of town and they were all great. Thanks RB for turning me onto this burgeoning beer scene.
Last time I visited this city was void of any craft beer. Blue Palms is the newest of the great craft beer bars in the area and they do not disappoint.
The selection of beers is supreme and food is great too.
And they have shuffleboard!
Parking sucks but what do you want on Hollywood blvd, and the beer makes it totally worth it.
thedora (14) California | December 19, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ahh Blue palms - I love you guys! I heard about this place before i moved to town and it did not disappoint. Crazy tap list. go on chicken wing night. youíll be happy and satified.
BossHossBikes (1) California | December 20, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably one of the best pubs Iíve been to. Even when itís packed, itís still somewhat comfortable.
There are place that have a larger selection of taps, but the taps here constantly rotate, so thereís always something new. However, the number of taps arenít skimp, with 24 (+1 cask). Brian, the brewmaster and head of the pub, puts extra effort into getting a hold of rare beers and occasionally homebrews. They also hold special beer events, some require entry fees while others are open to the public. And the beer prices are hard to beat. And they have a twitter and facebook account for those that wish to be updated when they tap something new. Proper glassware is strictly enforced as well.
The staff is knowledgeable and puts the effort into trying out each beer that gets tapped. The bartenders are very friendly and also very attentive.
Although in small quantity, the food is absolutely delicious. I havenít had anything that I was disappointed with. Itís one of the only places Iíve been comfortable telling the bartender, "surprise me" when ordering food.
The location is at the east end of the Hollywood strip, so you donít encounter the tourist crowd. And itís also right next to a decent venue so you can celebrate the end of a show with a good beer.
Another thing I found great about this pub is the ease of socializing. The constantly rotating taps as well as the welcoming environment allows for more open-minded individuals, more than the majority of pubs Iíve been to. People just seem to be consistently friendlier here.
This place is like my second home. My only suggestion is to avoid Saturday nights. When they have a band playing itís painfully loud. The pub is far too small for anything that achieves those kind of decibels.
Bacterial (94) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 12, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beer bars Iíve ever been to - so glad we stopped in. Got there right when they opened and learned that on tuesdays during their happy hour, all beers are $4 a pour. Damn! 24 beers on tap with a great selection from CA. Ask to see the bottle list - it was quite impressive. They have a ton of Firestone Walker beer available by the bottle. I happily spent $45 on FW13. Food was really good. Service was good as well.
PorterPounder (362) Tallahassee, Florida | August 16, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited here for dinner while on vacation in early August í13. Canít add much more than what others are saying. Excellent beer list especially for an east coaster - plenty from Russian River, Stone, Pizza Port to name a few. Prices were not outrageous for the selection (Pliny the Elder I think was only $8 or $9). Food was incredible - lots of gourmet choices. Nice atmosphere - people just enjoying good beer who probably didnít realize how good it was (i.e. not a lot of beer geekery going on). Most definitely Worth a visit if in the Hollywood area.
paiste2002 (16) Saugus, California | October 6, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very cool place. It would seem this location has been a bar for many many years. The back bar looks to be quite old? 24 taps and 1 beer engine. Very nice cross section of beers on tap. I had the just release Port 2008 High Tide and Stone Pale ale 948 I believe on cask. Also tasted the Stone Alesmith Belgian style ale, very nice indeed! The surprise was the Ballast Point Abandon Ship Smoked Lager, very tasty! Beer tasted clean, they were served in the proper glassware which is always a plus. The service was very nice great staff over all. I think the Blue Palms is on the right track after only one month in operation. On the down side the parking can be spendy, the lot just to the left of the building, the closest was asking $20.00 to park. I asked why so expensive inside the BP and they were shocked and said it was suppose to be $7.00 or $8.00 which is still high considering parking on the side streets is free on Sunday.
If you find yourself in Hollywood you canít go wrong here, great beer, very cool staff, my kind of place. Thanks guys for the cool hang!
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