Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Universal City

Mayor: brokensail (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 3+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
teamugly  (17) SIMI VALLEY, California | February 12, 2012
The only downside to this location is that growlers are not filled here
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SHIG  (253) Wasilla, Alaska | September 27, 2012
Visited here at opening time, large dining are and almost 360 bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable and very helpful. I had food and a flight for under $20. They have a rather large tap and bomber selection. Worth the visit if you have the time.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jb  (131) Rochester, New York | September 29, 2014
Pretty decent, lots of selections, some decent, all Karl Strauss, so that limits it a bit. Service and knowledge of the beer was decent. Went when family wanted one last Tram tour at Universal but I did not. Handy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
berniebing  (37) , | December 4, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
mustangjoe  (4) redondo beach, California | August 7, 2005
I liked this place. Took the family on a Saturday night. They said the wait would be about 15-20 minutes. We were seated in less than 5. The service was great, the food was better than average, and I enjoyed my beer. (hefeweizen) My kids ate for free as well, nice surprise.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ghawener  (99) San Salvador, El Salvador | July 12, 2012
Nice place to relax and enjoy a great craft beer after a long day of amusement park fun or to party all nite long at the City Walk. Food is average. Beer is great.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (740) Sunnyvale, California | April 21, 2016
Well, at least I only had to pay $10 to park in order to check this place out. :(. I was surprised at how busy the CityWalk was on a Wednesday evening. Tourists, or is it a trendy hangout? In any case, Karl Strauss was no exception - busy, but not packed. I bellied up to the bar and ordered an IPA, which was pretty solid. Bartender offered me a free taste of a brewed on premises IPA which was very floral, not bad. Prices shockingly reasonable ($6 pints) given the location. Bartender quite helpful. Not worth $10 in parking, but worth a visit if you are otherwise here.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
berad54  (20) Sunland, California | September 25, 2010
This place is a lot better than I thought it would be. I hate Citywalk but was there for a concert and met some friends at KS first. They had a bunch of very good beers on tap and i tried a few. The Big Barrel DIPA is the standout here. I highly recommend that. The tower 10 is not bad and the Marzen was surprisingly good. Food was good too. I will go back if Iím in that god forsaken mall park.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert  (11) Sacramento, California | June 13, 2008
Even though the beer seems to be missing its mark, I really enjoyed this place. Went there for drinks as they opened at noon and everyone was very nice. Came back later for dinner after a day in the park and was seated right away. Had the sampler which included a free one thats not normally included! Food was really good. I had the En Fuego burger and my girlfriend had the Talapia Fish tacos which was also very good. We finished with the cheesecake, which is possibly the best cheesecake Iíve had. Really the only reason to go here is if you are visiting Universal Studios. I would definetly recommend this place. Had a great time.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | June 17, 2008
Will return again, really enjoyed this brewpub that does actually brew on site. Ambiance is a little wierd, an otherwise classy interior brought down by kegs and cases of beer randomly placed all over. The waiter was very nice. I explained that I had already had most of the standards (but their were 4 special releases that I was interested in getting samplers of (10 beers on tap total). He brought out all 4, and brought back another two of my favorite two (all this at no charge on the bill [it red 4 samples @ 0.00 ]). Food was pretty good, my friend and I split calamari to start which was great. My chopped salad was good, and he said his burger was fine. Reasonably priced too. I ended up drinking the Red Trolley, Rye IPA (my favorite), the Altbier and the Scottish/Scotch ale (which the server commented was a bit off compaired to last yearís batch). Will return.

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