Library Alehouse

4.65/5.0 47 reviews
2911 Main St
Santa Monica, California United States 90405

310 314 4855
restaurant
libraryalehouse.com
Mon - Sat: 11:30 am - 12:00 am; Sun: 10:30 am - 12:00 am

Mayor: DedicatedToFun (4) | Taps: 29 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 5/20
bulldogops  (71) Edmonton, Alberta | January 23, 2016
Looked like a really cool joint. Came on a Friday night and place was decently busy, service was beyond brutal though. I had one beer and planned to have several more throughout the evening. Server wanted us to get entrees and get us out. Lame because tap list looked great.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (678) Denver, Colorado | January 17, 2016
This is a cozy, nicer gastropub. The inside is clean and has a small bookshelf and decorative ladder to hint at the library theme. The blazing hot outdoor heaters were going even though it was 60 degrees outside and sunny. Of course sweater clad Yuppies were gathered around them. Cracks me up. The beer list here is well put together with plenty of local and regional offerings. Beer and food prices, except the oddly inexpensive and tasty chicken wings, are Los Angeles appropriate. Service was good and atmosphere is pleasant.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
mandzirm  (38) anchorage, Alaska | January 3, 2016
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (315) San Diego, California | December 17, 2015
Un endroit tumultueux et bruyant avec une belle sťlection qui peut comporter des surprises, souvent axť sur le local. Ce qui sort de la cuisine est cher et pas tant impressionnant. Je prťfŤre manger chez Ashland Hill et boire chez Library.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | November 30, 2015
One of the oldest beer bars in the US but doesnít feel it. No flaws. Great selection of IPAs pretty reliably.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (460) Scottsdale, Arizona | May 24, 2015
Great food. Great tap list. Great service. Superb little area itís in. Go here!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | November 4, 2014
on the main st, parked up the hill a bit at a meter. small empty bar on a monday afternoon, covered patio area in the back. set of 4 samplers available at various prices. Got some alpine hoppy birthday, and a 3 flight sample of BA Lost abbey from an event.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1227) San Leandro, California | October 24, 2014
Fairly small restaurant and bar with a nice, clean, light wooden interior. They also have a cool patio in the background. Just a very pleasant feeling to the place, particularly in the afternoon with the sun shining in.

The service at the bar was very friendly and quick (admittedly I was one of three customers in the place). The beer list was well done with a large variety of styles. A lot of the beers were from El Segundo from some event they were having, which was nice since there were a bunch I hadnít tried.

They serve flights here ($10 for four pours), which is good because $8 seemed to be the going rate for a full glass. Yikes.

Food is quite good and fairly reasonably priced, particularly for Santa Monica/Los Angeles.

I will say that this is a very solid bar/restaurant. Itís even more notable given a sort of barren LA beer scene. Highly recommend if youíre in West Los Angeles.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mansquito  (115) Nueva York, New York | September 8, 2014
This was a very nice, friendly beer bar with a great selection. The ambiance was pretty standard. The place was pretty old, for craft beer standards. The crowd on a Tuesday was mostly middle-aged men and a crew of fixed-gear biker guys. The guy behind the bar was really pleasant and very talkative (which was fine for me because I came alone). The selection was good, mostly Californian (apparently they consider environmental impact in choosing the beers... even though they had Victory Pilsner as well). If and when I go back to LA, I am sure to stop here. Relatively good prices too.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate  (181) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | April 30, 2014
I think this should be the 1st place one stops, while in Santa Monica. Itís more spacious than Fatherís Office, but, in my opinion doesnít have as good of a draught selection. Anyways, my co-worker and I were able to walk right up to the bar, and grab some seats. Bar service was great. They have a lot more seating in the back, which I didnít find out until I had to rock a piss, so if and when you go, if they have open seating, head to the back, if the front is full. I just had a salad to eat, which was good, but I canít comment on the food other than a salad. My co-worker said his wings were really good. Anyways, solid place, with a good vibe. Not the greatest draught selection, but itís certainly not bad in any light.

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