United States > California > Santa Monica
riversideAK (12) Shoreline, Washington | May 23, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place was cool. Not too many special beers on draft, but some cool stuff nonetheless. The food was fantastic. Amazing burger, awesome cheese plate. A fun place to kick it. I got fucking smashed!
DirtyMartini (4) Los Angeles, California | February 12, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
what to say....yes it can get really busy. at times, annoyingly busy. however, the food is amazing. great tapa style appetizers and a small selection of "big foods". the burger is easily the best ive ever had. truly unique. they offer mostly common belgians, west coast micros, and seasonals. staff is knowledgable about all their product. they can tell you what beer to pair with whatever food you may be ordering. great beer menu with descriptions of each beer to help you make your choice...if still unsure the staff will steer you in the right direction. my favorite beer bar in los angeles.
dwasnickpt (2) Bensalem, Pennsylvania | October 20, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A great place to have a beer and the burgers are awesome.
mreeves (36) Sammamish, Washington | September 29, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of beers. A very small place, so best to go at off hours if you really want to enjoy the beers. Had a lot of Alesmith and Russian River on tap, which was great since we donít get that here in Washington state. This is definitely the best beer bar in the LA area, in my opinion.
buck (11) Seal Beach, California | May 21, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A great beer bar with about 40 beers on tap. Russian River, Unibroue, Alesmith, and Rogue headline a superb selection. The decor is woody and understated yet elegant. The Office Burger is a world beater. Donít miss it. Be prepared to wait in line, as the plave only seats about forty.
henrikb (14) Aarhus, Denmark | March 12, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
This being my second visit to Fathers office, I am VERY, VERY, VERY disappointed. This place is not really a beer bar, it is just a bar with a lot of different beers.
To me what qualifies as a beer bar is among others; staff that knows about beer. The staff at fathers office are very, very nice people and maybe they know about American beer (I donít know all that much, so I canít tell if they do), but they havenít got a clue about Belgium beers. They donít even know the basics and here I mean what is actually written on the label. I was served an ICE COLD Rochefort 10 (are these people trying to ruin a beer that has traveled this far), in the wrong glass (it cant be that hard to get the right glass, not even in the US). Another person had a Triple Karmeliet also served ice cold (it is warm in California, but serve the beer right please), and then it was served without a head. It was served in the right glass though, the glass is not supposed to be full of beer(the liquored part), but beer and head when it is served. If this place should be recognized as a beer bar they could at least read the labels of the beer they serve. It seams that they are not interested in beer at all, just the fancy part of it (having a lot of different beers and not really knowing how to serve it). They serve the BEST burger!!!!!!
wanderlustre (1) | November 28, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Toned down, tasteful ambience and decor, good beer selection, and awesome food. Their "Office Burger" is the best Iíve ever had. Pretty packed on a Sunday night. Still, fortunately, not a scene. Highly Recommended!
FrancoisMtl (1) Boisbriand, Quebec | March 1, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very small and crowded bar so you must arrive early if you want a place to sit. Basic food menu with tapas and quick stuff to eat but you must try their office burger, it is the best burger I had so far! Now letís talk about real think... -/+ 40 beer on tap including a wide range of California micro and a few imports (Chimay, Maredsou, Unibroue, etc.). This place is a MUST when you are in Santa Monica!
BeerLimey (113) California | August 31, 2004| Updated March 29, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Pretty basic and simple on the decor, clean but no frills. Food is very good but limited to tapas and and small bites. Excelllent beer selection good to see Stone, AleSmith and Craftsman as well as the first place Iíve seen Russian River. Service is at the bar only and they can be understaffed at for the after office hours rush, that said the bartender was very beer knowlegeable.
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | February 24, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Friend that took me here said that the former funky decor had a fresh coat of paint. Still had a certain ambience and the bar help was pretty cool. Don't recall all the taps, but there were some decent Belgians and fair Bristish along w/ the California beers. I hope they're as good or better now.
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