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Taps: 25 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
6801 Hollywood Blvd #411
phone: (323) 465-8500
// CLOSED //
Restaurant created as a collaboration with the folks from Verdugo Bar.
(Place added by: verdugobar on 03-19-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 17
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Why haven't you been here yet? IT is my great honor to have been amongst the first BA's to get to try this place, if only the second to review it. Being a review for BA, I will focus a great deal on beer in my review. BUT, you cannot go wrong with the food here.
I ate at the former inhabitant restaurant here, Charcoal, and while the food was good, the place just felt somewhat off. Fast forward to now, and Adolfo Suaya has put together an all star lineup.
The place looks cool inside, not overly dark, but warm brick with great knick knack-y design and a great big bar at the back that invites you in. Then you sit. Now it's time for what really knocks you out and that is the edibles. An extensive menu features amazing (hot! what a concept for a pizza to come out at the right temperature) pizzas, along with phenomenal appetizers and some of the best pulled pork and burgers you've ever had. There's not a weak item on the menu. While the marrow wasn't there the second time I went, if it's on, GET IT. And make yourself and your guests happy by ordering what is maybe the best dessert I have ever had-- coconut rice pudding. The texture, the taste, everything about it is perfect.
NOW, you'll wanna have a libation while you're there. Sure, they've got an nice wine list and a full bar. BUT BUT BUT, you're on Beer Advocate-- have a beer. And, thanks to Ryan and Brandon of Verdugo, you have a tremendous selection of great craft beers for connoisseurs of all levels, served perfectly by a very knowledgeable staff, to choose from. It's pointless for me to point out the Foret, Hop 15, and Speedway Stout on when I was there, as with Ryan's input you'll never lack for an above average selection of great beers. And they will rotate frequently, allowing for a great variety to be experienced by the die hards amongst us.
AN excellent experience from a nascent bar and restaurant. I can only imagine what heights this place will reach as the months and years progress. An excellent entrant into the ever growing LA Beer Scene!
03-23-2009 01:10:16 |
More by supermanjace
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Heading to the ArcLight and figured I'd have to eat at Baja Fresh. But no, new GastroPub right in the same complex and it is great.
Not expecting the place was a plus. Getting an Avery Maharaja for $3 at happy hour was not expected. Following that up with a Port Hop 15 and a Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown, also for $3 and it was a great night.
Very interesting food. I chose the Pulled Pork Pizza which was great. Tonight? Think I will follow up with the Kalbi Pizza, complete with Kimchi.
To drink tonight? With selections from Lost Abbey, Green Flash or Stone, I will not have a problem.
I will also sit in Katie's section again tonight so I can bore her with my beer stories - she was wonderful.
Great place. Great atmosphere. Great Beer. (Guess I should have gone all 5s)
One small complaint - with paper and a printer running all of $100, why is it so difficult to keep a beer list current? This doesn't just go for Boho, but damn, every place I go, I ask for the beer list, make my selection and its out. ALWAYS. I am grateful for fresh beer, but it can't really be that hard to fire up the computer, make a change or two and hit Ctrl+P?
04-17-2009 16:32:00 |
More by jpwalz
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
BOHO is exactly what Hollywood has been waiting for, a comfortable Gastro Pub that won't settle for anything less than stellar food and a world class tap list. Anyone who is familiar with the Oinkster in Eagle Rock, which is under the same ownership, will be able to surmise that the high standard for quality food is a foregone conclusion. But make no mistake this is no fast food joint. The menu transforms pub classics and trendy tapas into a gourmet experience. I ate there with a group of friends and we toured every menu category, from wonderfully creative appetizers like bone marrow on toast and po' boy oyster sliders, up through the delicious baked fennel and pulled pork pizzas all the way to the "Big Ass Plates" that included a delicious high end burger, smoky sweet ribs and ox tail stew. We eventually taped out after an assortment of phenomenal deserts, the highlight of which was the toasted coconut rice pudding.
With the food being of the highest caliber, it is no surprise that went out of their way to make sure the beer list would be nothing less than stellar. To insure quality they enlisted Ryan Sweeny, owner of the Verdugo bar to consult on the beer list and train bar staff. They also brought over Ryan's partner and co owner of the Verdugo, Brandon to set up their tap lines, which will assure you a fresh clean perfect pour. On my two visits I indulged in Moylans Harvest, Hop 15, Speedway Stout, Ten Fiddy and a Dry Hopped Stone Old Guardian, all served perfectly!
The staff is knowledgeable, but even more importantly, friendly and courteous. It might take them a while to learn to speak BA, but I was impressed with the attention that is given to making sure your beer needs were being met.
The Vibe was warm and inviting. Comfortable chairs and tables, very open space with lots of windows, feels big. Not too sure about the chachkis and nicknacks strewn about, but perhaps that is beyond my understanding of style and décor.
Prices are good, especially if you go during the half price pizza and beer happy hour from 5 to 7pm. Not sure if they are still under "soft opening" conditions, but it will be great to eventually get web details on hours and specials.
I am looking forward to big things beer-wise from BOHO!
03-30-2009 18:02:54 |
More by HopHeadLouie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here a couple times when out in Hollywood for a conference.
Definitely go during Happy Hour (4-7 weekdays, 2-5 weekends) when all their beers are $5.
Great selection of beers, with the taps rotating pretty frequently. Had both Stone 2011 AND 2010 RIS on tap, with other great California options.
Bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly, food is good. Great selection of beers.
Overall, it's not the best place in Hollywood to go, but it's a great place if you want craft beer, especially at a good price and convenient location.
06-04-2011 21:57:16 |
More by BeerBuckeye
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Went late on a saturday night, made it in about an half an hour before midnight closing.
Since they were closing soon, we didn't eat anything, nor did we have an opportunity to take much of a look around. So, cant comment on food or decor.
Brew wise, i think they had probably two dozen or so taps. They have a name your own flight for $11 so I opted for that. The pours were about 5-6 ounces. The cool thing about the flight was you could select any of their beers without anything additional for bigger beers. I went with FW Parabola, Allagash Curieux, SN Ovila Saison and d'Achouffe La Chouffe. Can't remember many of the other choices, but they did have Sculpin.
Most individual pours were $6-8.
Service was quick and friendly, maybe because we were nearly the only people there, but no reason to deduct any points.
I'm rarely in Hollywood, but would make Boho a stop whenever I am.
07-18-2011 05:59:29 |
More by willbolk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Going to make it quick. Had a great post-movie meal at Boho. Girlfriend and I both really enjoyed the food, which was a huge plus to the great beer menu. I paid $32 for a bottle of Cantillon Gueuze, about double what it is in stores, but for me it was worth it. Not remembering many beers on the menu, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA was only IPA I remember, but Ten Fidy is on it which makes me happy :)
Recommend the French Onion Soup.
Definitely recommend eating and drinking here. Parking is easy too bc of the huge garage it shares with theater.
04-29-2009 23:34:38 |
More by mconstan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I had heard about this establishment opening, thanks in part to the BA Forums. This place held a gathering a week before, but it officially opened yesterday at 5pm...I walked in at 5:13pm and was acknowledged as the first official customer. Reader beware: there was no sign or block number in front of the place. It sits next to a sushi restaurant on the southeast corner of Sunset Blvd and Ivar Ave.
First off, what a cool and unique interior! Is this an art gallery, the secret garden, or an attic full of collectable pottery, books, toys, and stuffed animals your grandmother kept? A "U" shaped bar sits in back, where a cluster of two dozen taps can be found. With the help of Ryan from Verdugo Bar, the tap selection is very good. Let's see what I can remember...Speedway Stout, Celebrator, Prima Pils, Moylan's Harvest IPA, Hop 15, Avant Garde, Belhaven Stout, Foret, Wexford, Old Guardian, Aventinus. Drafts run from $6-8. On the menu, there's even a short list of beers "on deck". A handfull of bottled beers exist, mostly consisting of Belgians. Several types of glassware are used to serve the beer, and this being rather new, it doesn't surprise me the beer is in excellent shape. Not being served too cold helps matters too.
Be there from 5-7pm, when they have a killer happy hour. 50% off pizzas and draft beer during that time...score! After pints of Prima and Celebrator, plus a tasty thin crust pizza, I rapped it up. That would have cost me almost $30 any other time, but the happy hour made it around $14 plus tip.
The place was well-staffed during my visit. Very friendly, courteous, and easy to talk to. They were asking for opinions and first impressions from customers. There were a few of us at the bar, so I wasn't the only one there. Well, I came for the beer. But I also dig the decor and the pizza. And I certainly dig the happy hour. It's a long drive from my house, but those times I'm around here, I'll certainly drop in now and again. With Blue Palms, Verdugo, Wurstkuche, and now BoHo opening in LA over the last year, the city now has several good/very good places to find artisan beer.
03-20-2009 17:11:20 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
First time coming to Boho not without some trouble. Like a fool I wandered around the Arclight plaza without realizing the restaurant was on the corner! Oh well, still made happy hour!
Very nice wooden, American contemporary decor complete with comfortable couches, wooden tables, brick, and a few large flat screen television. Floors were very clean and the ceilings were very high.
The tap-list was not very extensive, but it represented a large variety of styles, supplemented by a larger bottle list. While the prices were good for happy hour discount ($5), they were on the pricey side normally.
Food was definitely a plus with some high quality gastropub fare, and the waitstaff was very responsive and friendly, even if the bartender didn't don a smile at all times.
Boho is certainly worthy of a stop for a nice dinner complemented by a nice brew. As far as people are concerned, it was pretty dead early Cinco de Mayo evening so I can not comment on that aspect of the atmosphere. I would, and probably will, come back for a meal sometime soon.
05-10-2010 01:30:31 |
More by TheJollyHop
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by here with a CA BA after a few beers at Blue Palms.
Atmosphere is phenomenal - I don't remember all the specifics but I remember thinking I was at an arboretum with couches and lots of glass. The bar is fairly large with rich furnishings. The path to the bathroom goes behind the bar and rare bottled beers are visible behind a glass partition.
Quality is good. All beer was served at the proper temperature with good amounts of head.
Service was good. We arrived just as they were about to close and the bartender was a bit surly but still managed to be friendly enough. We didn't ask any beer-related questions so I can't give any information on that front.
Selection was very good. 12-15 beers were on-tap, about 8 of which were fairly rare. This is just a notch behind Blue Palms in my opinion.
Value was good. Slightly pricey but nothing too bad.
Overall this was a very interesting place that I would have enjoyed visiting even without the good beer. Worth a stop.
09-04-2009 02:56:46 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in while in LA on business based on the BA listing.
Boho is a little more upscale than my usual haunts but it's LA and they have good beer so it worked. The front area is well lit and has a variety soft lounge chairs and tables. The back area is darker with the bar and has much more of a pub feel. The décor is varied but it fits together well. They also have a small seating area out front.
I actually started to get used to the posh setting and focused on the beer list. They had 30 or so on tap with lots of CA beers and some from the rest of the US and Europe. Then they had about 13 in the bottle. The list isn't outstanding but it's solid. I went with a Stone XIII Anniversary and a Craftsman Poppyfields. Both were fresh and tasty. They had a half price happy hour going so we paid $13 for four beers!
Boho is definitely a good beer bar and an especially good stop if you can hit happy hour.
07-22-2009 13:57:02 |
More by GJ40
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