t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 16, 2013| Updated December 27, 2013
Visited December 5, 2013.
Finally got to stop in and eat some wurst and drink a Deutches bier. The problem is that one sausage (no sides) and one beer (Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen) were $14 before tip. Ugh. German food is supposed to be cheap bulk food, not $8 for a sausage. The setup is interesting, due mostly to the shape of the building (itís on a corner and the building is in a wedge shape) but you order in the front room and then take your number and find a place to sit in the back room. Itís a dining room and a bar. The servers are all nice and the beer list is pretty good. They have a lot of German beers but they also have plenty of other stuff as well. I counted at least a dozen Blegian beers like Chimay, La Trappe, and St Bernardus. They have two American beers on as well (Old Rasputin, and PBR...).
Parking sucks in this area. I paid $8 to park in a lot for work and walked a mile here but yeah, thatís the cheapest youíll find for a lot. Street parking is tough. Service is good, selection is good, and the food is good. The prices are awful though.
Maybe just a block down the street from Angel City. This place where you order is tiny. The interior is really only big enough for a handful or two of people to be inside at once, so you will be waiting outside for the most part. But itís better once you get inside (plenty of space). The food is good, but itís kind of expensive overall (mostly the beer).
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2009| Updated July 10, 2010
Small ordering area, large dinning area. Hole in the wall type of place. Very eclectic sausage meat selection (rattle snake anyone?), and really good food in general. Prices were a bit high, but solid overall. Decent beer selection, mostly german, with a few belgians as well. Good place for lunch if you are in the area.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | October 2, 2009
Great HUGE building in the arts district (maybe the most artistic part of the arts district actually) that is red-bricked and comfortable... like if hell had a beer hall. Food is flavorful, original, and an LA landmark in the making. Beer is primarily German, so not super sensational, but still complimentary and often new-to-you. I will be back over and over and over.
This is a great place for a beer and a sausage. Great sausage selection and the fries are about as good as fries can get.
Staff is nice and courteous, but the sausage nazi mentality where you line up in a little room and then move in a single file to order is a little much. The beer selection is very solid if you like German and Belgian beer but donít expect anything else and donít expect any variety over time. The list doesnít change.
By the looks of how well they do, it doesnít seem to bother the patrons - -the place is always mobbed.
66 seems a little harsh, but i canít give more than 4 for ambiance or service. The selection is solid but not very exciting. Food is very good but itís pricey for what you get.
66 but a very good 66.
So my gf and I walked from downtown to the outskirts of downtown through some shady areas to find this ridiculously overpriced hip sausage bar. Yes, the decor is pretty and hip or whatever, and yes, the sausages were good. I got a rattlesnake and something sausage as well as a knockwurst and was set back $16. Sarah and I had 3 beers each, and nothing fancy--she did get 200mL of Houblon for $9, though. Total tab for the beer was over fifty bucks, and then I had to tip. Weird trendy electro music played the duration. 24 taps, with the exception of 3 US Belgian styled beers, everything was either Belgian or German. I wonít be coming back because this place is way too expensive, especially being in a shady area. The bartender did seem to know his shit, but paid more attention to the suits than us in our beer shirts and jeans. We were there for a few hours from around 3-6:30 on a Monday, so there were definite ebbs and flows, though never got packed. OK overall, I guess.
Really like this place, wish there was somewhere like this where I live. Great sausage, fantastic beer - sure, itís a bit hipsterish, but Iíll forgive that for the quality of the experience and menu.
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | November 1, 2011
Hideaway tucked in the artist district in downtown. Good selection of Belgian & German beers to go with there wide variety of sausages. I understand that they have to keep up with the theme of the food but I wish they could throw in a few more North American choices. They do have Allagash and some Old Rasputin but few more would be appreciated. I did enjoy a La Trappe on my last visit.
A local introduced me to this place, and I enjoyed it during my visit to LA. Interesting and tasty sausages are the focus of the menu (from standard brats to more exotic offerings like rabbit and rattlesnake), and the fries are superb--maybe the best Iíve ever had. The beer list is mostly German and Belgian--lots of it definitely worth drinking. Nothing super rare or surprising, but a solid beer list with enough variety and quality to keep beer & sausage lovers happy for repeat visits. A little pricey to me, but Iím a stranger to LA, so it might just be normal for the city. Parking seems like it could be an issue, and I hear it gets crowded at peak times, but it was okay when I was there on an early weekday afternoon. Good ambiance--lots of family style tables lend it a beer hall vibe, albeit of an trendy, urban variety. It will be on my list to re-visit if Iím ever back in LA.