Outstanding collection of beer and Scotch. Someday when I have a ride home Iíll look into some of the whiskeys. Great place to meet unpretentious beer lovers. Kind of small, and itís probably always tough to get a spot at the bar. Pick the right time, though, and I bet it can be a real nice experience.
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 youíre into cask ales, they have a few that you probably wonít 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.
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 dťcider.
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.
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 itís got some good beer and tons of different bourbons. If I was into that sort of thing (the liquor that is) Iíd probably love it here, but itís basically a dive with decent service. Could be a cool hang out if you live local but itís probably not something Iíll drive a long way for.
GT (672) Oceanside, 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 díOr 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.
Great place in Santa Monica. Passionate and very knowledgable owner. Got a very English pub feel to it. Lots of american beers on tap but also has quite a few Belgians on tap also which is quite surprising. And an absolutely amazing whiskey selection too. Must visit if in Santa monica