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The Bottle Room
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 94
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
6741 Greenleaf Ave
phone: (562) 696-8000
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Funny how the required rating fields for a place can be misleading. In this case, the Bottle Room ranks high in several key areas; quality service, selection, and food.
Then, you get to that tricky final category - value - which undoes most of the good ratings in the other categories. In other words, the beer list is extensive and food pretty good, but the prices? fuhgettaboutit!
An example is the $5.99 that I paid for a bomber of Stone Belgo Imperial Stout Anise, which at the Bottle Shop costs $14. DISCLAIMER: True, a triple mark up from wholesale is pretty standard for restaurants that serve wine. I guess I'm a Cheap Charlie when it comes to triple mark ups and that goes double for beer!
That said, if you're a person accepts the 3x concept, the Bottle Shop is pretty decent. We had the Chorizo flatbread and it came back hot, cheesy and savory.
The beer selection is well represented - an array of decent Belgians, local breweries and beermakers from the eastern seaboard.
They do have Happy Hours where the tap prices are dropped $2 bucks.
08-10-2011 16:07:10 |
More by Vanlingleipa
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
The bottle room is located on what I would descrbe as a cross between an oldtown main street, or a small industrial strip from the 40's. Basically the street has character, and the bottle room fits in with that. A bit more trendy and hip then say 6740 across the street, but still a clean, and well organized place.
Service was good, sat at the bar, and they had just opened. Nice tap selection, over 20, as well as a lot of bottles for sale as well. They had a limited food menu that day, and what they had was pretty tasty, but small portions, and bit pricey, more like tapas or appetizer style food, hence the value.
Was there one time as well when we had a flight of the Bruery's christmas beer series, Partridge in a Pear tree, two turtle doves, barrel aged two turtle doves, and Three French Hens. Patrick Rue showed up dressed as Santa Claus (and I mean the full getup, head to toe) pretty cool if you ask me.
There was some media promotion interviewing Jonas I think too, for an online blog, name escapes me though. Anyhow, a good spot in the area.
05-05-2011 00:14:30 |
More by Retsinis
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Nice mid level beer bar for the up and coming beer geeks. It's not a roomful of beer snobs that'll make you feel like a retard for ordering a hefe. Pretty casual. You can spot a couple hot girls chugging chimay red so that's always a plus. =)
Service is always a tough one to rate. The chipper bartender seems to be pretty knowledgeable. You'll know who i'm talking about when you see him. He's a cool dude. The waitresses are very friendly but not very savvy when it comes to the beer on tap/bottle. Don't go in there asking for batch numbers of RR Consecration or Supplication. Leave that shit for your Toronados, Beachwoods, and trappist bars.
Good selection. You'll find a lot of top american craft, german weiss's, as well as limited releases of Mikkeller, brewdog, Nogne in bottles and occasionally on tap.
Foods pretty awesome. that's the only thing that keeps me coming back to this place. Everything on the menu is pretty fantastic. Chef Tony know's his stuff. Real friendly guy. He's usually tucked away in the corner planning some sort of beer dinner. They've hosted reasonably priced Stone, Bruery, Lost Abbey beer dinners. I've missed every one of them but i've heard they're pretty amazing.
IN MY OPINION...The only tiff with BOTTLE ROOM is the price. Flagship beers like Stone PALE/IPA, Bear Republic XP, Bruery White Orchid $7. Fine..no problem. $8-$12 for sought after or limited release beers drafts is a bit much. Don't get me wrong, I've dished out ridiculous amounts of cash on multiple bottles of limited released Russian River, Cantillon, Cascades, etc. But $12 for a 4 oz. pour of Lost Abbeys Angel Share is cruel. I'm sure premium kegs are expensive but really, does it have to be marked up that much? Again, this is only my opinion. If you're willing to spend $30 bucks for Beer Geek Breakfast, go for it.
If you're in the area, definitely check it out. It's the best beer bar/restaurant in this part of town as long as you are willing to shell out a couple $$$ for a good session.
09-03-2010 18:02:59 |
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