The overall atmosphere added to the experience because of the establishments location with the ocean. The food smelt and looked delicious but I did not indulge. The beer selection was diverse and the sampler was worth the cost. I enjoyed my experience.
Picturesque little spot right on the water, which naturally is Belmont Brewing Companyís greatest asset. The atmosphere is casual dining, and the main hall is elegant and breezy. I didnít get to try the food, so unfortunately my review is only partial. The beers I tried (from the sampler) were all worth the time, and the long beach crude in particular is a tasty one. But still yet -- no offense -- this place is not somewhere Iíll come for craving of their house beer; its the atmosphere and idyllic location thatíll keep me a customer.
Went here late at night after the Rose Bowl. Great ambiance we sat all the way in the back which is right on the beach and just a perfect view of the ocean, the view rocked! The beer was nothing over the top but our pale ale and amber were very solid and exactly what we were looking for after an exhausting day. Food was great, french onion soup, lobster bisque and a pretty good kobe burger. Overall Iíd go back just for the view and itís right next to a pier to walk the meal off.
Had a couple rounds at the bar, and then dinner on the patio.
Service was excellent at the bar, and about average for dinner.
Food was very good for a brewpub, definitely restaurant-quality fare. That being said, my mahi mahi was overcooked and rather boring - but I was the only one with any complaints.
Ambiance is nice on the patio - overlooking the beach, pier and LB harbor. Of course, given that itís the harbor, itís a very industrial view of the ocean.
Beers were solid. Best of the bunch IMO was the Top Sail - a smooth, creamy & delicious amber ale. Most disappointing was the Pale Ale - grassy and a bit more light-bodied than Iíd prefer. The Hefe and "Crude" were solid but not spectacular.
They also appeared to have a decent selection of non-BBC beers on tap (Stone, etc.), but I did not try those.
Overall, you could do a lot worse than the BBC. Definitely worth a visit.
Charlzm (35) Los Angeles, California | November 13, 2007| Updated November 17, 2007
Nice, classier-than-expected place tucked away down the coast from Long Beach. During warm weather, the patio is the place to sit. I have been three or four times over the last several years, and the staff is always attentive and polite. The food is two cuts above the average brewpub fare: this place is almost more of a restuarant with beer than a brewpub. They have their standard year round brews plus a seasonal/rotating tap. If I lived a little closer and their beers were a little better, Iíd be a regular.
Small little brewpub that would seem to be hard to get to had I not parked out on the street to go to ABC Wine & Spirits and just walked down here. Pretty much right on the beach, which is cool. Decently crowded on a Tuesday night. Found a seat at the bar and ordered a flight of their house beers. They were just okay for the most part, nothing truly terrible at least. Service was pretty good, too. Iíd stick to a cocktail or one of the guest beers here, though, as they had a couple solid IPAs on like Mongo and Smog City Amarilla Gorilla.
Had lunch here on a Monday afternoon. They have an outdoor patio area over-looking the beach and the ocean, which is pretty dope. Very cheap sampler of the 6 house beers (I think it was $7), and they had an additional small batch espresso stout when I visited. My fish tacos were good, and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The inside seemed a little darker and gloomier. Parking sucks. The beers are very average. Nothing bad, but nothing really that good either. Doesnít look like they have much of a rotation; it seems like they have 5 regulars and 1 or 2 rotating lines.
This was a cool little place right on the beach.went late so the service was decent.had the 6 beer sampler for $5.The Long Beach Crude was the best.The food was real good and I would reccomend to anyone going down that way.