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t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 22, 2013| Updated July 23, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited on the way to Weiland. This is located in a big mall/hotel which is pretty neat. There is a giant atrium with a column in the middle that has shops in it as well. Really cool place, even though I hate malls. The service was slow and inattentive which at first I thought was strange as they were pretty empty at that time of day (maybe 3pm). You might make the argument that they donít keep a lot of staff on during those hours but seriously, I think there may have been 3 other customers besides me in the place.
The beer situation is strange. They have some house beers and Iíve read articles about their brewer BUT they have several Belmont Brewing beers on tap being served as house beers. Actually, the strawberry blonde was the best beer I had. Maybe they actually brew at Belmont? Not sure I want to put the effort in to investigate that. I didnít eat, but rather just had my flight and glass of water and headed out to Weiland.
This place could be a lot better if they had better house beer. Who knows, maybe it IS a lot better during hours where they are staffed properly.
brokensail (755) Orange County, California | June 2, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Can be a little bit difficult to find. If you enter through the front doors of the hotel on Figueroa, just go up to the 4th floor on the stairs, escalator, or elevators. The brewpub will be on the right hand (south?) side of the hotel. Smallish interior bar and restaurant seating area with plenty of seating out on the patio. Service was friendly and I took my beers out to the patio area to enjoy the weather and the view. Beers were okay (two of them brewed by Belmont in Long Beach). Worth checking out once or if youíre staying in the hotel.
mnurda (66) Winnipeg, Manitoba | November 3, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
happened to be staying at the Westin Bonaventure and ran across this place. Super location. Super service and food. Beer was so-so but would go here again for sure
douglas88 (187) Portland , Oregon | September 24, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Luckily though I was only at the Westin for a day, I still had lunch at a brewpub! A clean upscale type place with a nice busy outside area. 4 beers on tap and Stone Smoked Porter as a guest listed as Smoked Stone Porter. Prices were fair. The food was good. Beers were watery but all decent.
steview (20) San Francisco, California | August 21, 2009| Updated September 3, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
I went here because I had a $25 gift certificate. I had the Blackened Ahi Tuna Sandwich, served rare, which was good and filling. The service was very friendly and quick. But I came here for the beer and itís awful. The interior of the restaurant is so boring and unattractive and I couldnít sit outside because the area was closed. Also, it cost seven bucks to park after validation, using their parking available. Iím never returning to this place and I live within five miles of it.
Beese (50) Watford, England | September 6, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
This isnít a bad place as far as the bar goes, by LA standards itís fairly cheap and the service is friendly. Itís a nice enough place to hang out and get lunch or dinner, good food at reasonable prices. The only downside is that the house beers are all absolutely terrible, they taste watered down, they lack any flavor other than that of CO2, shame really because if the beers had been ok I would definitely have recomended the place.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | August 17, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
What a hard place to find, if you havenít figured out, that it is situated on the fourth floor of the World Trade Center/Bonaventura Hotel. Arriving weíd worked up quite a sweat walking from the metrostation with two heavy suitcases (full of beer) each, so when we finally arrived and sat at the fourth floor garden, not too far from the pool we were thirsty. The setting, sitting like in a garden in downtown LA on the fourth floor looking at the skyscrapers is quite nice. They had 4 beers on draft - of which I donít know if the strawberry blonde was brewed on premises. I had a wonderful and very filling Blackened Ahi Tuna Sandwich. The service was nice, reasonable fast, and informative about the beers.
Taverner (83) San Ramon, California | January 7, 2008| Updated February 14, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad place - they have OK brews for a corporate establishment. Had the GF Nut Brown and Flank - food was good, and this was nice.
Charlzm (35) Los Angeles, California | November 19, 2007| Updated December 3, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
The awesome Bonaventure Hotel is the setting. The fourth floor is the place. The BBC has an outdoor patio thatís got great ambiance and an indoor dining room thatís all dark wood and brass and flatscreen TVs with sports. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu is varied and the dishes I had with my friend ranged from pretty ok to pretty good. Their beer is nothing special, sadly. Itís the weakest link in this chain.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | November 12, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Inside the Westin, so thatís good. The food is above average for a brewing co., so thatís good. MAN the taps are awful! All the beers are watery, and the guest taps are really quite average.
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