United States > California > Santa Monica
paiste2002 (10) Saugus, California | December 16, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
What has happened to LAs best craft beer pub?
I use to enjoy the Fathers Office when the original owner Lou owned the Office.
What a wonderland of micro brews the place use to be. Its always been self serve but back in the 80s and early 90s you could always find the surly Victor pouring the brews. He always had a story to tell anyone who would listen.
Oh the brews. You had the staple five Anchor brews at all times and Anchor OSA the day after Thanksgiving and you could count on that. There was always the 3 incredible beers from Alpine Village Brewing Company when it was owned by the Hofbrauhaus in Munchen. Then you could always find Widmer hefe and seasonals. Portland Brewing Companys Timberline Ale all of the Bert Grant beers
St Stans Sierra Nevada Buffalo Bills and many more beers that were not available anywhere else in LA. If memory serve me I remember the beers were always around $3 a pint. While the Office did not serve food you could order from any number of great places that would deliver your
BrodietheBull (1) | August 25, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best placeís to grab a great craft beer and have a amazing burger. love it
jefcon (36) Arlington, Virginia | September 14, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
If this place were in my neighborhood, I would be there every night I left the house. Outstanding selection of beers, tremendously low-key, low-light, and intimate place. Friendly staff who know their stuff and donít condescend. Guests who are looking for good beer rather than focused on looking good -- that scene at the other FO. A pity this jewel is across the country from me. Alesmith, Russian River, Pizza Port and Maredsous 6 on tap.
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).
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.
gd4evr (31) Mar Vista, California | April 24, 2011
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.
JCB (174) 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.
BMan1113VR (306) Los Angeles, California | July 5, 2008| Updated July 22, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went here for lunch on Saturday with my girlfriend. Was pretty crowded for the lunch, with loud people. Food was great. Both my girlfriend and I had the burger, and it was excellent! Sweet Potato fries were also suprisingly good. Both servers were extremely knowledgable (including kittiesandbeer). To drink I had Pliny the Elder and a NB Fleur. My girlfriend had RR Perdition and Telegraph California Ale. Will probably return soon, but I am going to go visit dirtymartini and the Culver City location first. It was a bit on the pricey side.
djenkin (17) | September 13, 2010| Updated July 22, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Best burger Iíve ever had. there, i said it! Beer is fantastic with a great selection and lots of variety. it was cool long before craft beer was in these parts.
So, why only 86? The attitude. Iím not a beer expert or a beer snob, i just love yummy beer and this place makes me feel like Iím not good enough because Iím not sure of the hop variety in my IPA. Booo
Itís just not that comfortable, and comfort is the number one thing for me when Iím drinking beer.
Iíll go back but itís not the most satisfying place.
sagatrap (1) | August 6, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This was my first visit to Fathers Office. They had probable 25 beers on tap, a lot of American, some Belgian and German. I had a Hop Rod with a burger. The burger was one of the best i have had in a long time and the beer went great with it. I did not get to interact with the bartenders much but the service was good and they seemed knowledgeable. This place gets busy and is small so get there early.
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