Visited on a bar hopping tour through Hollywood starting at Blue Palms. This place was really busy but we were lucky enough to get to the bar right as two people were leaving. The beer list is pretty good and they have some neat bottles too. The service can be good but can also act like they’re too busy to deal with you. The food was pretty good. We split a pizza that had goat cheese and a few other California type ingredients on it. Thin crust of course. This place is also really close to Amoeba which is a big plus.
Not exactly the most appealing place from the outside: dull, dark, no indication of what’s contained within. Inside, it’s got the typical dark, almost diver bar feel. But the decor and feel is a bit more lounge-like. Pretty solid selection of beers on draft and a quality, but limited bottle selection. Service was quick and moderately friendly. Prices are very Hollywood. A cool place to hang out.
Really fun spot to hang out. A big bar, vip section, tables, muralled out door bench, and a game room, so many things to do. Lots of surly goats decorations, give it a fun but serious touch. 27 drafts and a cask. Menu updated daily. I like how they list an upcoming keg under certain beers that are running low, lets you know if you need to grab something. Quality of drafts is off the charts. Mostly local stuff that is killer, Hoppy Birthday, PtE, and Haberno Knuckle Sandwhich, are you kidding me? They offer tasters of each beer as well so you can tick the whole menu like I did. Pretty decent bottle list but nothing crazy you must get. Helpful and knowledgable stuff. I’ll be back for sure despite slightly overpriced draft prices.
Visited on the night of a special event. I don’t really have a desire to go back anytime soon, and well never return on a special event night. I am going to try to keep this review as fair as possible. Parking is street parking a few blocks away. The exterior screams dive bar (a concrete block painted matte black. The inside is really nice look. Good looking bar, dark, nice colors, nice tap wall. Beers are clearly posted (and their website’s tap list is all up to date). No food available. Selection appears to be on par with the best beer bars in LA. Staff wasn’t friendly (to put it nicely), but they were slammed on a busy night. Ryan (the owner) is a good guy and is doing great things for the LA beer scene, but he cannot seem to run a special event to save his life. I won’t go into details, but I ended up waiting from 4:30pm till a 6pm opening...in line, and was not able to get the main beer of the event (as they advertised). The staff was actually abrasively rude about it and the owner played favorites (40 servings, 10 ounce servings at that, from a sixtel available to the public?! Come on). Ryan appears to be quite aggressively unapologetic about it on beer advocate. That’s all that I have to say about that. This is by far the fairest review that I can write, I am being very generous.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | February 21, 2010
Makes for a nice little 1-2 between Golden State and here. "Wanna do the Gold ’n’ Goat?" Prices are exactly what you would expect for the area. Service is too. And so is the clientele. More male-female couples than you might imagine though. Selection is so good that it’s making Verdugo worse. I hate that.
Visited after Mohawk Bend, 21st November 17. It's a little rough looking from the outside, inside is open and fairly welcoming. Good beer list, annoying one size only policy with no deviation, so I had to have another pint of Pliny, a half pint of Abyss 2015 and a half pint of Melvin DIPA, which was heavy and unnecessary, but also necessary. Not crowded, nice bottle list. Service OK, but no interest in the beer.
Good tap selection of beers that are hard to find. Plus, their website has an up to date tap list so you know exactly what they have before you go. The bar itself is interesting. In a good way. When I was there they were playing some good 70s songs that I love, including Bobby Womack’s "If You Think You’re Lonely Now", Hall and Oates’ "Sara Smile", and The Floaters’ "Float On". On television, since no sports were going on that day, they were playing a movie, which was pretty cheesy, but funny. The bartenders were pretty nice and they told me that they have to take a beer certification course, so I’m guessing they know about beer. Overall, I’d say this is a place worth checking out.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | June 10, 2011
Ambiance: A total dive/grandma type bar. Really dark and divey. Most of the time there is music going. The people look really trendy who go there.
Service: I delt with some grumpy bar tenders, but the owners are cool as hell.
Selection: Great mix of popular craft beers.
Value: Decently priced draft beers and bottle list.
Overall: Not quite my cup of tea. I like Verdugo better.