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Beer Available At Blue Palms Brewhouse (arranged by most recent)
Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter - Port Wine Barrel , Coronado Berry The Hatchet , Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 97, Big Sky Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout 98, Mission / Alpine Donít Act Like Youíre Not Impressed , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Avery Goreíd 76, New Belgium / Perennial Lips of Faith - Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout 91, Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale 99, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Belching Beaver Hop Highway IPA 94, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Craftsman Bay Laurel Sour
crizay (128) Brook Park , Ohio | January 7, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went on a ratebeer recommendation and it was worth it. Great selection of beer and great prices for the Sunday we went. We had a buffalo chicken dip that freakin awesome. Service was great and itís an Ohio State bar which was cool for us being out there for the Rose Bowl. Also right down the street from all the touristy stuff.
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.
nbutler11 (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | December 1, 2009| Updated March 28, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Intersting spot near Hollywood. Odd hotel bar decor with large mirrors and palm trees, but itís fun. Awesome tap and bottle list, as they rep Bruery and FW beers hard. Bummed I missed the FW XIII release, but they still had plenty of great beer on tap and service with a smile. It got loud on the Saturday I was there, but was never really teeming with people or obnoxious. I will definitely be back.
JohnC (161) Mission Viejo, California | October 18, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to IPAfiend for inviting us for his (and Gloriaís) concert at Blue Palms.
Itís a nice, clean, cozy place inside. Great tap selection and kudos to Blue Palms for their beer bottle menu. The bottle menu also explains the various styles of beer (as do some signs around the place). I think this is a great way to get some folks to try craft beer.
The food was good. I had a nice Kobe burger; my wife had a pulled pork sandwich that was good. The only negative was on the íwings and ringsí appetizer, we got precisely four (4) rings. That was a little tight.
All and all Iíd recommend this place highly to anyone in the area.
The one Big negative is parking, altho there was ample parking next door, it was expensive.
AtlAggie (20) Atlanta, Georgia | October 1, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed my visit to the great bar in the heart of Hollywood. Stopped by on an early Friday evening right when they opened at 5pm, and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was happy hour, which meant a lot of their tap list was available for $3 a pint. Canít beat that, especially in L.A.! Selection was really good, particularly strong with local California selections. Bar tenders were really nice and very attentive (although we were virtually the only people in the place). Ambiance was good, if nothing special--pretty typical bar feel, with a few flatscreens around showing sports. Had a really great time, wish I could have stayed longer-Iíll be visiting again next time Iím in the area.
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 . . .
BMan1113VR (402) 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!!!
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | August 2, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great lighting, nice layout. The bartenders are always cool, always helpful, and very attentive. The selection is great in my view, because it is local and fresh. In this region, you can make an all-star lineup of a beer list that way. They also always have a nice cask going. My only advice would be to not have it at 40 degrees, too cold for creamy goodness. The food is above average pub grub. The prices are perfect, and exceptional for such a fancy area of California. You can always find some goodies, as the owner goes out of his way to cater to the beer dorks (and maybe his beer dork self). Barrel aged goodies from Firestone Walker, Lost Abbey and more will be found there. Hooray for Hollywood.
beersearcher (26) Glendale, California | July 17, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and laid back. Easy to move around. Service is always good. Brian Lenzo is very helpful.
Never the same selection. I love the rotation and the choices.
Food is pretty good. They have a small menu which I prefer. It means they focus on what they do well.
They have great events here.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009| Updated July 5, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
We spent a superb evening at the newish Blue Palms, but lots of the credit must be attributed to the good company of Capín Cougar and Chris Quiroga. Another part of the credit must be given to the bottles they brought! Still, I had the chance to get a feel for the place and there is no doubt that this has to be one of the top destination in a prime LA location. Other good places exist in the suburbs, but on Hollywood Blvd.? I would find it hard to imagine it gets better than that. Still, it keeps a lot of the Hollywood blvd. character. That is, the Blue palms name is justified by the fake palm trees which occupy the main roomís corners. I donít find the place very pretty at all and would probably not spend whole evenings here on my own, but Iím about as far from an LA type of guy as one can get. As far as the service goes though, I was in a bit of a particular situation, but I presume itís very good as the owner seems quite intense about getting a hard to convince LA crowd into beer. The selection can only follow and improve on that, Brian is not the shy type and will certainly contact the best breweries out there to get their stuff in. The Craftsman La Luz I tried on tap was my first chance to discover that brewery I longed for and was in good condition. Besides the Craftsman, they had a very fresh keg of Maharaja which, surprisingly for me, smelled as good as any IPA out there. They may not have had their best selection up on that night, but Iíve browsed through their online menu a few times and there was always a couple of beers in there Iíd gladly be drinking. They also have a broad bottle menu including the likes of Cuvťe de Tomme and Older Viscosity. A good place at the moment and quite likely an excellent place in becoming.
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