This was the craft beer joint nearest our Airbnb apartment here in Hollywood. I visited twice, first time alone and then with my wife. The restaurant was quite busy both evenings, but I found seating at the bar. Service was friendly and efficient. Bear Republic occupied 15 taps due to a recent tap take over. Not a problem since Bear Republic has a lot of good beers and I now got to try many of them. I also had beer from Almanac, Lost Abbey, Three Weavers, Barley Forge, Iron Triangle, Craftsman and Kern River. But, don’t worry! I’m not a heavy drinker. Stout offers all beers as 4 oz pours. Nice! Priced at $3 to $6. Not bad at all, but a bit more expensive than Blue Palms Brewhouse. A must visit if you are in Hollywood. LiL and jackiess can go elsewhere! (Visited July 11th and 13rd 2016)
Seems like a polarizing place from the reviews. Small little open air restaurant with a couple long sort of communal tables and some booths tucked up against the wall. Sort of a hemisphere shaped bar. They don’t do half pours or tasters, but they’ll let you taste a beer if you like. Taplist is pretty impressive and well varied, a bunch of interesting stuff available. Service at the bar was a bit slow, but it was surprisingly busy on a Tuesday in the early evening. Pretty decent place.
Visited on a bar hopping tour through Hollywood starting at Blue Palms. This place is very small with seating for maybe 20-30. It’s on the scale of Beachwood (Seal Beach). We sat at the bar and ordered a round. They had a pretty decent tap line up. Nothing spectacular but there were some good hoppy beers to be had. I didn’t eat anything as I had just eaten at the previous stop. Prices were what you’d expect from a bar in LA (high). The service was friendly but didn’t bother us too much. Over all it’s a decent place but there are better beer destinations within walking distance.
We stopped at Stout Hollywood Burger and Beer for my birthday and we sat at the bar waiting to be seated. The restaurant was not overly busy or super crowded. The hostess Jade approached us at the bar and started telling us about seating us and the menu. One of my friends was talking to another person in our party and happened to be standing next to the waitress. She turned over to him and put her hand 3 inches away from his face and told him "Excuse, I’m talking!" In other words, telling him to shut up. She walked away and heard our conversation that I was upset about her treating us the way she did and she came up with an attitude and said "Are you staying or leaving? because if your leaving I have other people that can sit at the bar where your sitting!" I couldn’t believe that again she talked to us like that. I turned to her and said "that was really rude. We came here to eat and that’s how you welcome people into the restaurant. No one is drunk here and we’re not your typical drunk customers so how you acted was really rude and we won’t be eating here." She then with a sarcastic smile said "That’s great, I’m sorry but it’s been a hectic night" I told her well it doesn’t give you the right to treat us that way. She gave me a sarcastic smile again and said "Well, I’m sorry but are you leaving, I have other people to seat?!" I was so fed up with her attitude. I just asked for her name and I took my group of 9 and we left. On our way out I saw her high five the Security.
There are a ton of places to eat in Hollywood and no one needs to deal with that kind of treatment!
stopped in 1/30/12....
it’s 3am, just left piano bar and i’m hungry ... that’s about all this joint is good for...wait, no. there’s plenty o’ taco trucks around to fill that need....i’ll forgive the elevated pricing.... it is hollywood afterall. but there is no excuse for an unsalted mediocre soul-less burger when that is all you sell! that’s yer fukking name! how do you fuck it up!? stale pretzels!!??? come on, guys!
on the plus side, they do have something like 80 beers... 78 of which are rather forgettable, though.
Surprised this place isn’t trending higher in Rate Beer. We found this place by accident after bailing on Blue Palms. Sure, it’s a bit expensive, but the beer selection here is very impressive. We were looking up everything on Rate Beer, and everything we looked at (half the list) had a rating of over 90.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2011
Two reasons to go here. 1 - It’s 3 or 4 am and you want a burger. 2 - You want to be around Ivar and Selma but not in a club. Beer pretty average. Food not excellent.
Great spot and cool location in the middle of the Hollywood scene. $8 for Green flash IPA in a not so full pint glass - not impressive.
Selection is very good but not highly inspired.
Food is good but really expensive. Burgers come with no sides so meals get pretty pricey pretty quickly.