United States > California > Santa Monica
JCB (176) Durham, North Carolina | January 27, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A couple of quality sessions on a recent visit to SM and came away very favorably impressed. Small and cozy but with a nicely unvarnished woody feel, it came across as unpretentiously elegant. Vibe was good, from the super cool dude at the door, the mix of neighborhood regs and beer nerds, and a general conviviality (as always: if my non-beer nerd family likes it, itís good independent of sudsy merit). Kinda crowded, and the burger wasnít *that* good, but hard not to score this one very highly. Loads and loads of terrific beers available, it goes without saying. Really enjoyed it.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | April 28, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Love this place. First, the burger is ridiculous. Iíve had some top notch burgers but this one is up there. A must try. The taps are very solid. It was easy to get excited about the selection being an East Coast guy. Itís a clean looking place and had no proble finding a seat at 5:30 on a Thursday night. Will count down the days until I can hit up this spot again for a burger and a (few) beer(s).
csteele2144 (11) Chicago, Illinois | March 28, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing burgers, great tap selection, service is lacking and itís always hard to find a seat
BeerandBlues2 (460) Hanover, Maryland | March 23, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice yet small pub in Santa Monica with an awesome burger. The beer selection was great, with about two dozen taps and several bottles. The place is self-service, and a long queue can build up for getting beers/food. Did I say the burger was awesome? Other food choices sounded good, but the burger was recommended.
amlove (6) California | February 1, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went here for my bday and overall my experience here was mediocre. Very tiny place with limited seating, and even less room for standing. Eventually after standing in a long line I was finally able to order a beer from an unhelpful bartender, and found a seat after loitering for a while, but that did not help the experience much.The food was decent but somewhat overpriced.
BOLTZ7555 (64) Phoenix, Arizona | January 1, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Crowded, limited seating, loud...the noise seems to become amplified because of the small cramped quarters. Grabbed a Pliny and left quickly. Bartenders didnít seem to want to be there and were put off when someone requested a beer. Wonít revisit.
MattH (41) California | September 25, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Been here twice. Last time was Saturday night. Nice selection. A lot from California. Prices on tap range from $6 to $10. Place was packed, but bartenders were quick in getting beer, wine and food out. Bartenders definitely know their beer. A lot of people order their famous hamburger. I had it once. It is good and worth trying. On this night we had the stuffed mission figs. They were good.
beeroverthere (15) | August 1, 2011| Updated January 26, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small but interesting place. OK beer selection Food is expensive and doesnít match the price. Can be very crowded. A little snobbish.
gd4evr (31) Mar Vista, California | April 24, 2011| Updated January 26, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love me the OG FO.
These guys have been doing it longer than anyone and doing it right.
Consistently superb tap list. Best burgers EVER. Good looking girls as patrons.
Itís a canít miss.
Odland (34) , Norway | February 6, 2011| Updated January 26, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great little pub located in something that resembles a resident neighborhood. Fantastic food and a great selection on tap. Try the burger when you are there.
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