Stopped in on a work trip a while back. Very interesting vibe. Santa Monica isnt the prettiest of coastal towns and this place isnt exactly "pretty" but it’s got some good beer and tons of different bourbons. If I was into that sort of thing (the liquor that is) I’d probably love it here, but it’s basically a dive with decent service. Could be a cool hang out if you live local but it’s probably not something I’ll drive a long way for.
Dive bar feel with typical Santa Monica prices. Dark, crowded, cramped, and kind of hazy. The beer selection is excellent, but you certainly pay for it (seems like most beers are $8). They have an insane collection of whiskeys as well. The "aroma" of the bathroom is absolutely atrocious.
A nice quaint beer and scotch bar in Santa Monica. They boast over 600 bottles of Scotch, and it certainly seems like they truly have that. The beer selections are quality, and they have 4 on beer engine. Phil, the owner, certainly knows his Scotch and beers, and is passionate about them.
Oakes (835) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 9, 2011
Daily Pint was all right. Kind of a pub/dive bar sort of vibe. You can drink with Fred Waltman here, which is always a plus. The beer list on my visit wasn’t all that spectacular, but there’s a few nice things kicking around.
The Daily Pint is a refreshingly divey bar. Actually, if a good tap list is a requirement, this may be the only one in Santa Monica. The inside is pretty large and they have shuffleboard and a projection TV. If you’re into cask ales, they have a few that you probably won’t find elsewhere in town. The bartender was efficient and fittingly surly. I was trying to make it a point to drink as local as possible beer while here, and it was more difficult here than the other places I went to. I think they only had two or three local beers that had small distribution. The overall lineup is of very good quality, however. Prices were fair, a little lower than the other beer bars I went to.
Was the very first beer bar we visited in California back in 2004. Great atmosphe and a very good beer selection.
GT (672) San Diego, California | June 8, 2013| Updated July 27, 2013
Does not clean their tap lines
Dive bar in Santa Monica residential area about a 30 min walk from the beach. Dive bar ambiance, tap list is on a large chalk board. Saw some good stuff like Port Anniversary IPA, a vanilla bean cask of a local porter, some New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes Black Butte XXIV, Ballast Point Maibock. Pretty impressive. They also boast a massive Scotch and Bourbon selection which is priced accordingly for drams of their rare stuff. $10 for Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or was okay as well as $10 dram for Ardbeg Uigeadal. But $35 for Ardbeg Galileo was a bit pricey. They had some very rare stuff like all of the Pappy Van Winkles, Ardbeg Supernova, Lagavulin 21, getting up to some 30 year old Port Ellen and 40+ year Highland Parks. Pretty insane. Will be back for some Scotch tastings. Servers were a tad overwhelmed, but they were a tad inexperienced with obscure Scotch and beer. One person messed up my Scotch order which was a $10 mistake.
A locals bar with pool tables. All about Whiskey and cask ales. 3 hand pumps. Nice people working there. Parking is behind or on one of the side streets. Didnt have any food. Obviously this place has two other competitors in Santa Monica...FO and Library Ale House. This has a much better bottle selection than both of those. Jolly Pumpkin, Lambics, Bruery, Lost Abbey, and Firestone 12 to name a few. Tap selection is better than Library Ale House but slightly weeker than FO. Good, but dingy place.
Un pub Anglais qui figure haut sur ma liste. Tu peux toujours compter sur quelques casks souvent surprenants et une panoplie de whiskey. Notez que vous pouvez commander un whiskey flight le temps de vous décider.