What a great place!
The owner is a total beer nut. He has the craziest 26 beers on tap youíll find anywhere and each one is better than the next even if you havenít heard of them. They rotate all the time and the bartender told me he is meniacle about cleaning the lines.
The food is very good but Iíve had a bit of a hit and miss with it. Been about 6 times and sometimes its amazing other times soso, but in fairness it might be that we are ordering different things. I recommend the fuego thing. Spicey and delicious.
The shuffleboard table, if you can get on it, is tons of fun.
My only 2 complaints are the decor and the parking situation. Its a funny place in that it seems a little bit generic inside no real soul until you talk to the staff. just not my cup of tea. Also, parking is soooo expensive there, especially if there is a show at the Music Box.
Both short comings are totally worth it for this Hollywood gem.
Great place, highly recommended.
Nice place if you are in the area. Really nice interior and comfortable for a beer bar. Slightly dim lighting, with wood and very clean. The beer selection is excellent and everyone seemed pretty nice. I recommend visiting this spot if you can.
My first time visiting LA after driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego, and we stayed for only an hour. That hour was all spent at Blue Palm Brewhouse. Beer selection is great! I had Velvet Merkin and some other stouts. Sipped on them while meeting two cool people also sitting at the bar. Staff is awesome and know what theyíre talking about. Beer education posters everywhere is not my style, though.
Great place if you are in the downtown area. Can get packed and loud very fast. Food isnít bad, but you are going there for the beers! They have a great selection of rotating tap and bottles! A must stop if ever in the downtown LA area!
joet (105) Santa Rosa, California | February 21, 2010| Updated January 5, 2014
Not quite the selection id verdugo or the food at fathers office in los Angeles but still very solid varied and uncompromising. Good basic food choices and a longed quality selection of beers. Educational point is cool
Went on a ratebeer recommendation and it was worth it. Great selection of beer and great prices for the Sunday we went. We had a buffalo chicken dip that freakin awesome. Service was great and itís an Ohio State bar which was cool for us being out there for the Rose Bowl. Also right down the street from all the touristy stuff.
This is probably one of the best pubs Iíve been to. Even when itís packed, itís still somewhat comfortable.
There are place that have a larger selection of taps, but the taps here constantly rotate, so thereís always something new. However, the number of taps arenít 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 havenít had anything that I was disappointed with. Itís one of the only places Iíve been comfortable telling the bartender, "surprise me" when ordering food.
The location is at the east end of the Hollywood strip, so you donít encounter the tourist crowd. And itís 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 Iíve 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 itís painfully loud. The pub is far too small for anything that achieves those kind of decibels.
nbutler11 (356) Cambridge, England | December 1, 2009| Updated March 28, 2012
Intersting spot near Hollywood. Odd hotel bar decor with large mirrors and palm trees, but itís fun. Awesome tap and bottle list, as they rep Bruery and FW beers hard. Bummed I missed the FW XIII release, but they still had plenty of great beer on tap and service with a smile. It got loud on the Saturday I was there, but was never really teeming with people or obnoxious. I will definitely be back.
JohnC (163) Mission Viejo, California | October 18, 2009
Thanks to IPAfiend for inviting us for his (and Gloriaís) concert at Blue Palms.
Itís a nice, clean, cozy place inside. Great tap selection and kudos to Blue Palms for their beer bottle menu. The bottle menu also explains the various styles of beer (as do some signs around the place). I think this is a great way to get some folks to try craft beer.
The food was good. I had a nice Kobe burger; my wife had a pulled pork sandwich that was good. The only negative was on the íwings and ringsí appetizer, we got precisely four (4) rings. That was a little tight.
All and all Iíd recommend this place highly to anyone in the area.
The one Big negative is parking, altho there was ample parking next door, it was expensive.