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Smog City The Nothing 88, Drakes Jolly Rodger (2014) 99, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 98, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 91, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Lagunitas Fusion XXIV 88, Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale (Lucky Bastard) 99, Belching Beaver Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout 94, Flying Dog Kujo 98, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Mike Hess Loci Habitus Rye IPA , Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp 95, Ninkasi Dawn of the Red India Red Ale 93
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | June 8, 2013| Updated July 27, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Does not clean their tap lines
Dive bar in Santa Monica residential area about a 30 min walk from the beach. Dive bar ambiance, tap list is on a large chalk board. Saw some good stuff like Port Anniversary IPA, a vanilla bean cask of a local porter, some New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes Black Butte XXIV, Ballast Point Maibock. Pretty impressive. They also boast a massive Scotch and Bourbon selection which is priced accordingly for drams of their rare stuff. $10 for Glenmorangie Nectar díOr was okay as well as $10 dram for Ardbeg Uigeadal. But $35 for Ardbeg Galileo was a bit pricey. They had some very rare stuff like all of the Pappy Van Winkles, Ardbeg Supernova, Lagavulin 21, getting up to some 30 year old Port Ellen and 40+ year Highland Parks. Pretty insane. Will be back for some Scotch tastings. Servers were a tad overwhelmed, but they were a tad inexperienced with obscure Scotch and beer. One person messed up my Scotch order which was a $10 mistake.
Schlenkerla (383) , Austria | December 19, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Was the very first beer bar we visited in California back in 2004. Great atmosphe and a very good beer selection.
DedicatedToFun (56) Santa Monica, California | August 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome place in SaMo, good beer selection but total dive bar and no food but awesome beer!
brokensail (1014) Orange County, California | July 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dive bar feel with typical Santa Monica prices. Dark, crowded, cramped, and kind of hazy. The beer selection is excellent, but you certainly pay for it (seems like most beers are $8). They have an insane collection of whiskeys as well. The "aroma" of the bathroom is absolutely atrocious.
t0rin0 (1479) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 22, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a work trip a while back. Very interesting vibe. Santa Monica isnt the prettiest of coastal towns and this place isnt exactly "pretty" but itís got some good beer and tons of different bourbons. If I was into that sort of thing (the liquor that is) Iíd probably love it here, but itís basically a dive with decent service. Could be a cool hang out if you live local but itís probably not something Iíll drive a long way for.
Jimmythespoon (166) , | November 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place in Santa Monica. Passionate and very knowledgable owner. Got a very English pub feel to it. Lots of american beers on tap but also has quite a few Belgians on tap also which is quite surprising. And an absolutely amazing whiskey selection too. Must visit if in Santa monica
vodo (81) S„o Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
good place if youíre in santa monica, very good games to play, but its very hot inside. nice selection on tap, but its a little hard to read the taplist on the board behind some chairs.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | April 28, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
When you walk in to the right is a bar section that is a tight space. To the left is a big open room with a pool table and a big screen for watching games. Itís got that belgium esque dark and gritty feel. It also has a ridiculous scotch list. It had a nice selection on tap and a couple cask ales. Really enjoyed it.
csteele2144 (11) Chicago, Illinois | March 28, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Best selection of taps in SM, would be nicer if they offered food. Dive bar decor, but lets face it, you are here for the beer and scotch
BeerandBlues2 (783) San Diego, California | March 23, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice quaint beer and scotch bar in Santa Monica. They boast over 600 bottles of Scotch, and it certainly seems like they truly have that. The beer selections are quality, and they have 4 on beer engine. Phil, the owner, certainly knows his Scotch and beers, and is passionate about them.
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