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Belmont Brewing Company
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Beer Ratings: 117
Beer Avg: 3.47
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
25 39th Place
phone: (562) 433-3891
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Why, oh why did none of these places exist when I was sentenced, I mean, stationed down here?!? It would have made the USS Crommelin (almost) bearable.
Entering, the place ran west to east with the coastline off to the left. The m.d.s. was directly inside the door with the kitchen off to the right. An aquarium was along the passageway leading to the the restaurant area and the bar along the north wall. The bar was laminated blonde wood and the back bar consisted of the brewhouse and four (4) FVs. A set of steps, just before the bar area and off to the left, led past the grist room to the lavs. Past these stairs was a door leading to their outdoor patio area. The Men's room had a disturbing B&W photo of the Long Beach drunk tank as it existed on 26 December 1929, which was labeled "BBC Happy Hour". Oof. I have been in the tank before and there was nothing happy about it. In fact, it was brutal.
Beers: The standards included Marathon Light (4.5); Strawberry Blonde (4.5); Pale Ale (4.8); Top Sail (Amber) (5.5); Long Beach Crude (Stout) (6.2), plus Hefeweizen as the "Ale of the Month". I saw that they bottled most of their standards, but I had enough to lug around.
I cannot say that I was in love with this place, It had something that I could not put my finger on, but it was an unpleasant vibe. The music was loud and annoying and I found the beers to passable, but not fantastic.
Mom Test: Nah. She would prefer somewhere more subdued so that we would be able to talk.
08-20-2008 17:24:59 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Located at the end of the Belmont Pleasure Pier lies the BBC. An all-grain 7-barrel plant is quite literally right behind the bar, but produces a good solid range of beers that rarely venture out of the Brewery. An outside Patio area seats about 140 with stunning views down the Beach to the Queen Mary. Internal restaurant seats another 65, and a more traditional bar has about 20 stools. Beach front location means that walkers, cyclists and passers-by often stop in for refreshment. House Beers typically reinforced with a rotating guest beer or two. Happy Hour on Sunday afternoons. Excellent location, above average beers, but I do not like the Strawberry Beer - its just far too girlie !!!
08-17-2002 08:01:58 |
More by TheLongBeachBum
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I made a quick stop at BBC, and here's what I got:
PROS: Overlooks the water, solid house selection of beers (six varieties, including the infamous Long Beach Crude), solid selection of guest brews (Stone, Green Flash, and Franiskaner) good happy hour given at three potential timeslots, reasonable prices on pints. 20 ounce imperial pints are offered as well.
CONS: Interior reminiscent of a family restaurant from the early 90s. While the Long Beach Crude was nice, I was a little short poured on it. The brewing equipment behind the bar looks out of place given the decoration on the interior.
VERDICT: I'll admit I haven't tried the other beers, but the Long Beach Crude is reason enough to make a trip.
09-24-2010 23:08:42 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped by Belmont Brewing after seeing it for the past 4 years while courting my now wife. The inside is a bit run down and almost seems like a Denny's or something that happens to brew beer. The brewery equipment is behind the bar and I am not too sure it is the same stuff they use to make their beers. Quality was pretty good and the service was the same. The selection of beer is pretty decent but nothing stood out really. Prices for the beers were reasonable. I wouldn't really recommend this place unless you are a ticker like me and want to try all of their beers ($6 for a 6 beer sampler).
04-03-2012 02:25:49 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Belmont Brewing Co. seems more like a large modern restaurant first, the a brewpub second. On a Saturday evening, it was plenty crowded with a mixed bunch. We hustled to a corner booth. I was advised by a fellow local BA that that the Crude Stout is decent and the only beer worth getting. Well, let me tell ya, he was right! The Crude Stout was worthy of a pitcher.
Could you take your Mother here? Yes. It's a clean place that seems to do fine in the business department. My best advice is that it's not worth much of a drive but worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood.
09-27-2006 05:36:36 |
More by blitheringidiot
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I had stopped in the Belmont Brewing Co. once before while vacationing in CA with my wife. It had left a positive impression on me, so I returned again (this time for dinner) with the intent of writing this review.
I started with a sampler which included six 3 oz pours for $5. This included:
Marathon described as a wonderful light ale that I thought was awful,
Top Sail - a very nice amber ale that I chose for my next pint,
Pale Ale good,
Seasonal (ESB) solid,
Strawberry Blond - not a style I cared for so I abandoned this one at the bar, and the
Long Beach Crude - an interesting stout that I initially thought was a smoked porter.
The Happy Hour prices were very reasonable with HH Pints - $3, Pitchers - $8 (4:30-6:30). I also liked that they had a late night HH from 8:30-10:30, every weekday night. Otherwise the pints and pitchers were $4 & $12 respectively.
Guest beers included: N. Coast's Pranqster, Scrimshaw Pilsner, Avery's White Rascal, Green Flash's West Coast IPA, Spaten Munich and Franziskaner Weisse.
For dinner I started with the Hawaiian Poke ($8.95) - Spicy seasoned raw tuna served on a bed of lettuce with crispy Wonton noodles, which I thoroughly enjoyed. For an entrée, I ordered the Artichoke Ravioli, one of two vegetarian dishes, for $14.95.
I sat inside, at the moderately large bar, and watched the LA Kings getting destroyed by Chicago on one of three large flat screens surrounding the bar. On my previous visit I was seated on the patio out back, which is a nice option for lunch when the weather is warmer. A third option is to sit in the restaurant section which is skillfully sectioned off from the more raucous bar area and appeared to offer a more intimate setting for dinner and drinks. Inside, at the bar, the music was mostly classic 70's rock (Clapton, Dead, Dillon) and the volume seemed to be just loud enough to be heard over the chatter of the early evening crowd.
Overall, the food was pretty good, the beers were mostly decent, the service was friendly and the atmosphere was relaxing. Id go back again, but not based solely on the beer.
12-15-2007 04:55:41 |
More by 86sportster883
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Nice location betweeen Belmont Shores and Long Beach. Patio overlooks the pier and the beach, with views of the Queen Mary. Huge patio area, with plenty of heaters that are greatly appreciated this time of year. Had a desert which was quite tasty, and a beer sampler. The service was very good, with a helpful and friendly bartender as well as waitstaff. The beers were all decent, with the Top Sail and the Crude standing out from the crowd. They had four regulars, a Hef, and a seasonal (Belgian Blonde). All in all a great place to have a drink and a bite while enjoying a great view.
01-28-2005 07:07:37 |
More by rowew
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in on Saturday 5/29/2010, during the Lakers play off game. Cool atmosphere if you want to party and watch the game but if you want to get a seat and eat or drink, big mistake.
This place is right on the water. Real nice area but no where to park. Lots of windows and some nice outside seating on the patio. There are TV's positioned around the bar and plenty of small tables.
Didnt eat the food but the beer selection wasn't real impressive. There were a couple good guest tapes but the 5 house beers ranged from what ever to garbage. $1/sample isnt too bad though.
Not interested in going back to Long Beach just for this place.
06-04-2010 06:34:34 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited at lunchtime on Monday, 11/12/07. Nice, classier-than-expected place tucked away down the coast from Long Beach. During warm weather, the patio is the place to sit. I have been three or four times over the last several years, and the staff is always attentive and polite. The food is two cuts above the average brewpub fare: this place is more of a restuarant with beer than a brewpub. They have their standard year round brews plus a seasonal/rotating tap. If I lived a little closer and their beers were a little better, I'd be a regular.
03-11-2008 00:03:35 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
I visited this brewery while attending a conference in Long Beach (it's a ways south of the convention center and a little tough to find, but well worth the drive). Between the Rock Bottom and this place, this was the best choice while in Long Beach. Anyway, I tried both the "Top Sail" pale ale and the "Crude" porter. They were both good (nothing spectacular). But after a long day at a conference, even a Coors Light would taste good (just kidding). My ribeye dinner was very good. Quite a large crowd. Nice place to visit if you happen to be in Long Beach.
04-07-2004 07:01:29 |
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