My favorite place in Hollywood to enjoy some new beers. I have been here a couple of times now, and I plan on making it my regular Monday night spot. They carry Pliny The Elder which I’m the most excited about! The bartender is very knowledgeable about the selection, and doesn’t mind pouring tasters. The food is good for a gastropub, but definitely come here for the beer. The place has a great at home feel, and the other customers are nice and polite. I highly recommend this place for somebody looking for a nice beer selecting 24 taps, plus a cask tap.
Cant say anything bad about this place...classic Hollywood Craft Beer Bar. Went before a show at the Pantages and will go back ASAP. Great, rare beer list and fair prices.
BMan1113VR (424) Los Angeles, California | August 9, 2009| Updated June 16, 2011
Went there for the first time last night (the night before their anniversary party). I don’t know if this is normal, but holy shit, what an amazing tap list. Barrel aged Oskar Blues, Barrel Aged Santas little helper, Russian River, Ommegang Rouge, Bruery Sours, Exponential Hoppinness on Cask!, and a ton of other Alpine beers. Also, don’t get me started on the Firestones...double jack, double dba, and pretty much all the components of 10, 11, and 12. Nuts! Didn’t see the bottle list, but that night, I didn’t need too. Tons of ratebeerians hanging out and chatting, including the very generous Chris (cquiroga), who now works there. The ambiance is interesting. Fun, lots of beer people in what seems like a converted Hollywood Theater. A few of the West Hollywood types, surrounded by a small amount of yuppies, and then a whole lot of beer people. Spacious interior. Food seemed pretty good (I didn’t eat, but my friend did). Awesome beer selection, I will return again!!!
Blue Palms has become a secret "must go" for beer types that live or are visiting LA. Their events are thoughtfully organized (Anniversary Party, Stone release bus trip, etc), their walls are covered with quirky descriptions of beer styles, and their tap list is ALWAYS very, very good. I have been to Blue Palms twice now, both very impressive. They seem to go out of their way to make your experience everything a beer geek could want: convenient pick-your-own taster sets, proper glassware, rare cask offerings, etc. Keep up the good work Blue Palms! Now if I only lived a bit closer . . .
You’ve come a long way LA.
I went to 3 bars on the east side of town and they were all great. Thanks RB for turning me onto this burgeoning beer scene.
Last time I visited this city was void of any craft beer. Blue Palms is the newest of the great craft beer bars in the area and they do not disappoint.
The selection of beers is supreme and food is great too.
And they have shuffleboard!
Parking sucks but what do you want on Hollywood blvd, and the beer makes it totally worth it.
This is probably one of the best pubs I’ve been to. Even when it’s packed, it’s still somewhat comfortable.
There are place that have a larger selection of taps, but the taps here constantly rotate, so there’s always something new. However, the number of taps aren’t skimp, with 24 (+1 cask). Brian, the brewmaster and head of the pub, puts extra effort into getting a hold of rare beers and occasionally homebrews. They also hold special beer events, some require entry fees while others are open to the public. And the beer prices are hard to beat. And they have a twitter and facebook account for those that wish to be updated when they tap something new. Proper glassware is strictly enforced as well.
The staff is knowledgeable and puts the effort into trying out each beer that gets tapped. The bartenders are very friendly and also very attentive.
Although in small quantity, the food is absolutely delicious. I haven’t had anything that I was disappointed with. It’s one of the only places I’ve been comfortable telling the bartender, "surprise me" when ordering food.
The location is at the east end of the Hollywood strip, so you don’t encounter the tourist crowd. And it’s also right next to a decent venue so you can celebrate the end of a show with a good beer.
Another thing I found great about this pub is the ease of socializing. The constantly rotating taps as well as the welcoming environment allows for more open-minded individuals, more than the majority of pubs I’ve been to. People just seem to be consistently friendlier here.
This place is like my second home. My only suggestion is to avoid Saturday nights. When they have a band playing it’s painfully loud. The pub is far too small for anything that achieves those kind of decibels.
One of the best beer bars I’ve ever been to - so glad we stopped in. Got there right when they opened and learned that on tuesdays during their happy hour, all beers are $4 a pour. Damn! 24 beers on tap with a great selection from CA. Ask to see the bottle list - it was quite impressive. They have a ton of Firestone Walker beer available by the bottle. I happily spent $45 on FW13. Food was really good. Service was good as well.
Visited here for dinner while on vacation in early August ’13. Can’t add much more than what others are saying. Excellent beer list especially for an east coaster - plenty from Russian River, Stone, Pizza Port to name a few. Prices were not outrageous for the selection (Pliny the Elder I think was only $8 or $9). Food was incredible - lots of gourmet choices. Nice atmosphere - people just enjoying good beer who probably didn’t realize how good it was (i.e. not a lot of beer geekery going on). Most definitely Worth a visit if in the Hollywood area.