United States > California > Santa Monica
thedora (14) California | December 19, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
I hate giving a place such a low score when I had amazing beer and the best burger EVER!
But the attitude of these people makes me not want to go back. But I will.
berad54 (20) Sunland, California | September 25, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
There is something to be said for a place that was doing it before the trend and kept on doing it right all along. Snobby...? Maybe but I donít care. Itís a great looking place with delicious beer and food.
I guess if I walked in off the street not knowing anything about FO I might have a different impression, but Iíve been going for years and I know what to expect.
djenkin (17) | September 13, 2010
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.
JK81 (39) California | July 21, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place to have good beers if are in the area, it is too busy for me to really enjoy the beer, but nice selection of beers.
DanielBrown (210) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 6, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited here for a quick pint, whilst in LA a few years back. Arrived about 5.00 and it was already standing room only. In fact when we left, about 6.00, they were queuing down the street to get in, which I thought was a bit over the top. Some attractive looking choices on tap - I had a Pliny the Elder or Younger (until I locate my missing notebook, which one of the two will remain a mystery). OKish place, but I do like to have a nice sit down to sup my pints, and at 5.00 I would usually expect to get one. A bit over hyped perhaps.
wetherel (83) Encinitas, California | February 16, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Dropped by on a visit to Santa Barbara. I guess this is the best beer bar in the area. The selection includes many very good beers, but nothing rare on tap or in bottles. The highlight is of course talking to dirtymartini, a fantastic homebrewer who works there.
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | October 11, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice little spot, very hip, and tucked into an obscure mall in Santa Monica. NOT in the posh "3rd street promenade" area of Santa Monica. The inside is slickly lit, with perfectly polished wood countertops and an attractive beer tap lineup. I didnít get to try any of the food while I was there, but it looked pretty tasty.
For Los Angeles, this place is very decent. The good: a rotating, seemingly hand-selected array of craft and imported beers. The bad: the prices (most are $8 and up for a pint), the seen-y ambiance of it all. Iíd go back, but only if I happened to be in the area.
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.
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
msante79 (335) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 2, 2009| Updated April 2, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
A lot smaller than what I thought it was going to be. Sat at the bar and had both food and drinks. Nice tap selection with Alesmith Summer Yulesmith, 3 Russian River brews including RTE, 2 Oskar Blues and some other really nice brews. Had the burger which has great. Service was good and had a really nice feel to it. My only complaint would be that it is a little expensive for what it is. 2 beers and a burger and fries cost me $35 with tip included. Not mind blowing but not cheap either. Nice place though and would visit often if I lived in the area.
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