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Beer Available At Blue Palms Brewhouse (arranged by most recent)
Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Ballast Point Sculpin with Grapefruit , Noble Ale Works Papa Was A Rolliní Stonefruit , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, Firestone Walker Parabajava 94, Brooklyn Scorcher #366 64, Phantom Carriage Muis , Beachwood Hop Tub , Rhinegeist Truth 94, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Green Flash Flanders Drive 97, Almanac Flowering Gose 91, Avery Uncle Jacobís Stout 100, Almanac Farmers Reserve 1 99, Avery Barrel-Aged Series 12 - Oud Floris 97, Moylans Girard Berry Special , Monkey Paw Oatmeal Pale Ale (Lychee) , Ladyface Midnight Special (2012-13) , Stone Pale Ale with Ginger 78, Grado Plato Chocarrubica 85
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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 (651) 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.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | May 26, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in a couple saturdays ago and they were having Firestone Walker night for craft beer week, with Parabola, Abacus, and a three year vertical of the anniversary beers (10,11,12) available. That was pretty cool by itself, but the rest of the tap list was also solid, and they have a solid bottle list as well. Big bonus point for having a current tap list on their website, as well as upcoming stuff listed. I wish I could have stayed for the food, but it was pretty crowded as it was later in the night, and a live band was starting to kick out the jams. A little hot and hectic if you were eating dinner, but I think almost everyone was there for the Firestone anniversary vertical dinner, so they probably knew that they had it coming. Overall, a cool bar that I wouldnít mind hanging in again, with the great beer selection further sweetening the deal. The super easy access off of the 101 (like a block from the exit) also makes Blue Palms a very convenient stop for, say, a tulip of a
ChazMania (13) Pasadena, California | February 9, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went on a Friday night with my wife and 2 friends to see a friends band play. Really enjoyed this place. It was rather packed which made it very loud and difficult to carry conversation. Beer selection was great. I had Port Brewing High Tide, a Rubicon BLack IPA and then the delicious Marin White Knuckle, I could have drank a ton of that but I would not have been coherant whatsoever.
We had already eaten dinner so just ordered some appetizers, this fried mozzarella and the nachos. Very good. Nice to meet Brian and enjoy a cool craft bar in Hollywood. A must go for any local craft beer lover.
502F (47) Time Out, Washington DC | January 25, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
cool lax environment. Very solid tap and bottle list with 24 taps and maybe around 40 bottles. I Had Port High Tide on tap, Green Flash IPA bottle, and Hair of the Dog Adam (which I wasnít expecting to see). The values werenít that bad on beer, about 6 to 7 dollars for each of those. Filled my tap beers all the way t the rim to ensure and entire pint. I got the fish and chips, which was also pretty damn impressive. Great pretty helpful attentive waitress. Cool place that you should certainly check out if you are in the area.
slimchill (88) Austin, Texas | November 1, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very friendly staff. Somewhat loud but casual. A well-thought-out beer list, somewhat lacking in bottles. Decent prices, nice environment. A great spot for the area.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2008| Updated September 21, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
The kind of dark, high-ceilinged place I prefer to drink in but it is a bit small. The lighting and attempt to íwoodení as many visual elements as possible really remind me of Brooklineís Publick House. The very nicely conceived food menu also echoes the PH. Beers werenít scary-good when I went in but this will not slow my returns, as the menu was very clearly designed with much thought and effort and is the best tap list in Hollywood or LA proper. Things are Hollywood-expensive, and I have wondered for some time if this is even compatible with a beer lifestyle.
cquiroga (11) Tujunga, California | October 11, 2008| Updated October 2, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place. The owner, Brian Lenzo, is putting together perhaps my new favorite beer bar in LA County. I count it as my new local (almost every Tuesday night). Nice, casual interior with about 15 bar stools and 15 small tables and hi-tops. The decor is low-key, and things can get very noisy inside if itís a crowded night (the most crowded Iíve ever seen has still only been about 1/2 capacity). Wonderful selection of 24 choice draft beers and 1 cask constantly rotating and spread among a wide array of styles. Brian works very hard to find the best kegs in the area, even limited releases from Ballast Point and Alpine, hard-to-find stuff like Ommegang Rouge, and lovely surprises like Firestone Parabola and a cask of Stone Smoked Porter with American Oak. Thereís almost NOTHING for the non-craft beer lover at Blue Palms, and thatís 100% fine by me. I just hope itíll allow them to be as profitable as they deserve to be, and stay in business with the wonderful experience theyíve provided so far. The food is a bit hit-or-miss, but generally decent and a bit priceyómost items are about 20% more than Iíd like to pay. But thatís Hollywood. Try the nachos for the best value, at $6 and a good single-person serving. Beers are not cheap either, ranging from $5-ish to $8-ish per glass, but are priced fairly within that range, according to rarity. But Iíve always been able to get a small (free) sample of any beer before ordering it, so I can determine if itís been kept well (havenít had a bad one yet) and if itís something I really want to drink. Decent array of generic glassware, with tulips, snifters, pints, etc. But the draft system here is fantastic, with ability to swap out CO2/Nitro mixtures to about 5 different settings on-the-fly in order to serve beers in different ways, and the lines are literally cleaned every time a new keg is tapped. So in general, the beers are served extremely well. The bottle list is good (if short), but could be much better. And they have a lot of room in the basement for beer cellaring and a Vintage Beer list, if they should go that route. Theyíre growing, and theyíre changing things up bit-by-bit as they go along. And Iím terrifically excited by the possibilities.
paiste2002 (15) 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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