In around noon after some time on the beach on the last Wednesday in June 2016. Pretty full crowd outside for lunch, but inside was much more relaxed and the bar was relatively empty, so seating was quick and easy. Lots of house beers on, 17 of their own, and another 15 or so guest taps. Food was excellent. I ended up taking a solo trip here again a few days later as I wanted to check out the blendery, but this opens earlier in the day so I stopped here first. Pretty sure in those short few days a number of beers had already changed over. Going back to LA again in a few days and this is high on my list of places to revisit. Great staff, good beers and food. Worth the trip.
Visited on February 2017. Location in small alley and pretty hard to find. It was totally crowded on Saturday but we got tables after ~45 minutes. Some flights available. Their own beers are excellent. Food menu is interesting. Service good. There was quite noisy guy with saxophone and it was very annoying.
Annoyingly hard to place to find. Its really small, almost an afterthought location. Really diverse selection of beers, but mostly ipa heavy. I was expecting great, but there were average. I wouldn’t come for just the beer based on this trip. The food was really good but two big complaints. Everything was over seasoned, too salty, and the sauces were over exaggerated for the styles and not very good. Smoked ham is a must get, smoked chicken is very smokey but I liked it. Pastrami was interesting but not a must. Hush puppies solid, corn bread dry and boring. Come for the food, have a beer.
This is one of those top beer places you have to visit once in your life. Beautiful evening, cold beer, juicy burgers, good company. Lovely place!! It’s in a really nice (touristic) neighbourhood as well).
If you didn’t know about the history of this place, you would be tempted to think that it was just another brewpub. Nice indoor bar with view of the brewing equipment, good outdoor seating and well made typical and less typical brewpub food. The beer selection was outstanding with a large number of their own taps and guest taps but also quite a few bottles. Flights of a few things are available, so are small pours of pretty much everything. Many of their own beers on tap are hard to find elsewhere and the guest taps were very well selected! Definitely a place to check out in LA but maybe not immediately after the Beachwood Blendery...
Visited early evening on Tuesday 7th Feb 2017. 29 taps of their own beers, 6 from Melvin Brewing of Wyoming. Everything my wife and I had to drink was fine, fresh and in good condition: we did not eat. Basic bar in all aspects, boards advertising what’s available on the glass wall behind the bar, which in turn block your view of the actually brewing equipment. Clean and tidy place, pleasant, happy staff and customers: nice vibe, food looked good. Certainly prefer this location to their Seal Beach place, although I prefer the village of Seal Beach to the town of Long Beach.
Visited Thursday, 6/30/2016, for lunch. Great beers and great food. This location is significantly larger than the Seal Beach location and is a brewpub rather than a restaurant. Offered 20-30 of their own beers on tap and 8-10 guest beers on tap. Flights of 5 beers available, but IIRC, the guest beers were not available for the flights. Had the pulled pork bbq sandwich and thought it was very good. Love this place.
Dropped in for lunch and beer mid afternoon. Was rewarded by Pliny the Elder on draft. Outside seating was delightful. Service was very good as were the beers and food, although the bbq was not the finest I’ve experienced. Glad I stopped but would not go way out of my way to return.