Father’s Office - Santa Monica

1018 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, California United States 90403
bar  4.4/5.0 58 reviews
M-Th 5pm-1am; F 4pm-2am; Sat noon-2; Sun noon-midnight

Mayor: maekchu (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 20
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66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004  (27) Pacific Palisades, California | June 15, 2008
First visit in about 15 years for Fathers Day. Not crowded on a Sunday afternoon about 4:00. Very limited food menu, and don’t even suggest that you don’t want onions with your steak. The beer selection is outstanding - next time I’m going only for the beer. Used to be much more low key, but the selection was much more limited. Not sure which I prefer.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (376) San Diego, California | December 17, 2015
Un long bar dans un endroit assez sombre et survolté. Bonne chance pour trouver autre chose qu’un tabouret. La sélection est assez étoffée et équilibrée et la cuisine efficace comme le service.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
berniebing  (37) , | December 4, 2015
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
maekchu  (125) Hirakata, Japan | August 16, 2015
Long, narrow bar. Very dim, dark even. One sports TV with sound off. Quite busy on a Tuesday night -- three of us had to line up behind a single bar stool.Good and balanced tap list, divided into 10-12 each of Malty, Hoppy, etc. Very friendly and efficient staff. The "Office Burger" was wonderful. This is certainly one of the better places in the area.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Stew41  (165) Phuket, Thailand | May 27, 2014
Small bar but a decent amount of seating for the space. 30+ taps and a reserve list of 20 beers. Chatty and buzzy crowd but not loud. Pricing higher than what might be the norm elsewhere in California. Couldn’t bring the kids given the bar licence. Didn’t eat bu the menu looked very good.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate  (185) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | April 9, 2014
This place is quite cramped! The tables are community tables, so anyone can sit anywhere, as long as there’s room. Typically, though, people tend to give others their space, and don’t fuck with that arrangement. A guy was leaving, as my co-worker and I arrived, so it worked out perfectly. The tap list was insane for such a small place. The food was surprisingly good, but my portion of fish was a little on the small side; however, I was REALLY hungry, as I just worked out, so I’ll chalk it up to me just being really hungry. Anyways, this was a nice place, and was a little loud, yes, but altogether a great experience, and I’d go back.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tabearden  (2) California | February 21, 2014
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
liamla  (14) California | February 18, 2014
Best burger ever!!!! Ever! Usually I endure the food at beer bar for the beer, here the world class beer selection is just gravy to that burger. I live on the other side of town but if I’m west of the 405 I do my best to go to Fathers Office. Culver Location is good too but I like the OG.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 11, 2014
Stopped in here for dinner last night, I have wanted to check this place out for years now glad I could finally stop in. Atmosphere is pretty laid back but busy at the same time. Tables are shared amongst groups so they are hard to come by. We got lucky and two people left the bar so we snagged the seats right away. Service was solid. They were always around to get me a beer but they weren’t the most approachable people either. Quality was top notch. My food was high quality and my beers were all served in the proper glasses so no complaints there. Selection was killer. Abyss, §ucaba etc. on-tap were all pleasant surprises that I was able to partake in. I had heard nothing but amazing thing about the burgers so I knew what I was getting when we walked in and I was not let down, it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Prices were a touch high but I was expecting that going in. Overall an awesome place to stop in Santa Monica, I would return in a heartbeat.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | July 28, 2013
Crowded place, they do not allow anyone under 21 to enter even for food. Standing room only at 6:30pm on a Friday was ridiculous. Tap list was impressive though only new/special stuff is listed on the chalk boards. You need to get the large menu from the bartender magically. A bit hard to put in our order. Food is supposedly amazing, but there is no where to eat it and no way to get a table besides hawking others. Pretty stupid set up that makes the air in the place food of eyeing, staring, judging, hating, conniving. Some special beers on tap and all were in good condition. Would like to come back for food, but given the amount of amazing beer and burger places in LA, this place is substitutable.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun  (60) Santa Monica, California | July 26, 2013
Overall amazing beer selection and amazing burgers but small and hard to get a table!

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