Very quick stop after visiting the rotating restaurant on top of the building with the kids. Most elevators go to 5 and you can walk down a flight of stairs. Near the red elevator, which is the one to the top anyway. Fairly large and kind of ornate space, pretty empty on my visit. Dining room was basically totally empty, but there were a few folks at the bar. Chalkboard behind to list beers on tap is somewhat out of date. Printed menus seem a bit more current, which is odd, cause how hard is it to erase chalk? They have flights of a half dozen beers, which typically include a guest tap or two depending on what they have. Bonaventure beers pretty mediocre on average. Did not try that food at all.
Get up to the 4th floor, walk around until you find it, not that tough. Flight of 5 of their own beers for 6.50 is a great deal. 2PM on the last Thursday in June 2016 and there’s not many people here beside myself, a couple at the bar, and another pair elsewhere, many seemed to be on business lunches. Very chill environment, and feels a bit nicer than most hotel bars. If you’re nearby it’s a quick enough stop.
Since all the downtown brewpubs in the area appear to be closed when I got here after 10 pm, I ended up in what I thought will be essentially a hotel bar. It was better than that, since it had about 10 micro brews. A flight of five was surprisingly affordable at $7.50, and the beers were quite decent.
Part of the large West in Hotel and located on the 4th floor of the building. Hard to find if you don’t know your way around the building. Bar area, tables and a patio. 5 house beers and half a dozen guests. Mainly business clientele holding events at the hotel. A fairly narrow selection of beers but ok
The main plus of this place is it’s central location. Apart from that both setting & brews are nothing special.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 22, 2013| Updated July 23, 2013
Visited on the way to Weiland. This is located in a big mall/hotel which is pretty neat. There is a giant atrium with a column in the middle that has shops in it as well. Really cool place, even though I hate malls. The service was slow and inattentive which at first I thought was strange as they were pretty empty at that time of day (maybe 3pm). You might make the argument that they don’t keep a lot of staff on during those hours but seriously, I think there may have been 3 other customers besides me in the place.
The beer situation is strange. They have some house beers and I’ve read articles about their brewer BUT they have several Belmont Brewing beers on tap being served as house beers. Actually, the strawberry blonde was the best beer I had. Maybe they actually brew at Belmont? Not sure I want to put the effort in to investigate that. I didn’t eat, but rather just had my flight and glass of water and headed out to Weiland.
This place could be a lot better if they had better house beer. Who knows, maybe it IS a lot better during hours where they are staffed properly.
Can be a little bit difficult to find. If you enter through the front doors of the hotel on Figueroa, just go up to the 4th floor on the stairs, escalator, or elevators. The brewpub will be on the right hand (south?) side of the hotel. Smallish interior bar and restaurant seating area with plenty of seating out on the patio. Service was friendly and I took my beers out to the patio area to enjoy the weather and the view. Beers were okay (two of them brewed by Belmont in Long Beach). Worth checking out once or if you’re staying in the hotel.