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38 Degrees Ale House & Grill
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
100 W Main St
phone: (626) 282-2038
(Place added by: charlzm on 08-08-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I remember when this place was the horrible CA Brewing Co. it looks a whole lot nicer inside with the tanks missing and getting rid of the outdoor patio.
Went in with a friend my daughter and a friend of mine with his kids. Was surprised that they had a children's menu and even brought some little puzzle game for the kids to keep entertained. That was a big plus.
Selection was great. I was alittle bummed that they didn't have the Sculpin from Ballast Point that I really wanted to try, but they had some great choices. Ended up choosing the Mongo DIPA from Port, and a small taster of a Dupont Brew. They had 2 flights which were both Belgium themed. Bottle list was also very well rounded.
Food was pretty good. Definately thought my sliders were a little over cooked but I don't really like anything well-done. Definately a place I will have to check out again when I have some more free time.
01-21-2010 01:11:36 |
More by snpub540
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
visted this place during Barrel Aged week and the selection did not disappoint. They had some great beers on tap like Older Viscosity, Chocolate oak aged yeti, Ad Lib, and BB black marlin just to name a few.
When I first walked in the place was alive. I sat in the bar area and it was pretty crowded obviously everyone there trying the different version of BA treats.
The waitress in the bar was very helpful and always around when you need a refill or a bite to eat or just to chit chat for a bit. Then we moved from the bar area to the dining area when we meet a few more friends and the waiter was very attentitive and in good spirits.
This place has a great beer selection. Lots of treats on tap and if you feel like over paying they have a great bottle list. If they have something you have been looking for and never found then maybe you could justify the huge price hike on bottles.
Overall I cant wait to go back to this place and try some more goodies and maybe this time grab a bite to eat
06-30-2011 02:43:52 |
More by DarthKostrizer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited on 2009/07/01.
Waited a long time to dust off my notes and review the place; not sure why.
I visited on Wednesday, July 1st for lunch with a friend. We each got a taster with a very solid selection of craft beers and some food.
A meaty six piece mini drumstick appetizer plate started things off. The crispy chicken was cooked in what I take to be a honey chipotle sauce. Good stuff.
I had the turkey burger which was an interesting mix of the meat (cooked accurately per my request), roasted peppers, cheddar cheese and artisan bread. The whole thing pops due to the addition of some sort of aoli-like spicy spread.
I also had shoestring garlic fries which were very salty but still quite tasty.
My friend had a Cobb salad which he declared to be "better than average".
The server was attentive and friendly but knew little about beer. He did try to get the info I requested about the beers I was having, however.
This was only their third day being open for lunch and so was not crowded.
This is essentially the same space as the late (but not lamented) California Brewing Company, thought they have upscaled the decor and enclosed the outdoor patio. Sound system was a little loud and there were lots of flatscreens to ignore.
A worthy addition to the greater LA beer scene, though not essential enough to merit a trip very far out of your way.
Beers I had and reviewed: Green Flash West Coast I.P.A., Anchor Old Foghorn, Siamese Twin, Stone Smoked Porter.
12-05-2009 01:37:11 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Great location for a craft beer bar, right on the corner of Main & 1st (1 block from Garfield) so it's pretty prominent. There are some what high end restaurants and clubs in the area too, so it's a bit of an upscale business area.
I like the brick of the building, the high ceilings, and art work. Didn't try the food, so when and if I go back, I'll have to try that.
Alhambra is not really that close to me, so not sure when I'll get another chance to check this place out again. However, while I was impressed with their selection, (at the time was able to get a Barrel Aged Coton on draft) it was $15 though. Granted, a bottle to the RS is $30, and doesn't get sold outside the Bruery, so the fact they even had a keg was a pretty big deal, but still, a high price per 8-10 oz.
However, me and my group were a bit shocked and displeased with one aspect of our visit. We were a party of 8 people, so they seated us at a table. The place was pretty empty at the time though, so they could have sat us anywhere, but when the check came, they had added 18% gratuity on our check, (becasue we were 8 people) even though we didn’t order ANY food, just ONE beer per person (and the bill was $100, so the beers are not the cheapest, though again, the selection was pretty killer) Just seemed a pretty crumby policy to all of us. Next time, I'll just sit at the bar. I am by no means cheap either, and I would have tipped well anyway, as I worked as a Lead Server in a restaurant for over 5 years while in college, so I know what it is to turn tables, but that is not something we would ever do when I was a server if 8 people ordered just drinks, in the bar.
Anyhow, glad this place has good profile though, every town needs a exclusive craft beer bar.
05-11-2011 17:51:56 |
More by Retsinis
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
alright so i went and i was not disappointed. this place used to be some weak lil brewery that i can not recall its name though i visited going on 5 years ago. well they have gussied it up and let me be the first to say its worth a stop! i was expecting to waltz in and out but then i found myself sitting at the bar ordering small 4 oz tasters @ 2-3 $'s( boo to people who serve beer and don't offer pay for small tasters or half pints) i drink the same volume and pay more do the math small beer drinkers are the $$makers! the bar tender was nice to look at but she lacked the inner geek i find drawn to drink more of. she was super nice and i hope she perfects her yummy sounding bloody mary's! then clay introduced himself as the beer buyer host etc. we shook hands to confirm our respective BA status and i was won over by his genuiness. i saw some older viscosity and some sours in the fridge and promised to return hungary and with friends. i believe i had hop jack, some pizza port, a dogfish and siamese dubble. lets get out to support this thing and keep an eye on clay as he rotates in some geekier beers for his fellow BA's.
08-14-2009 22:20:38 |
More by seldomsthirsty
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