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Laurel Tavern

Bar, Gastropub, and Burger Joint$$$$
Studio City, Studio City
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  • Miki R.
    "Pork belly skewers: yes! Steak fries cooked in pork fat: yes!"(7 Tips)
    Britt K.
    "Pork belly skewers & chorizo sliders #nom"(5 Tips)
    Jim H.
    "Have a Hollywood Blonde beer and the Chorizo Fondue!"(4 Tips)
    Amy L.
    "Grilled Cheese & Honesty Ale, must haves!"(2 Tips)
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  • Jon M.
    Jon MenagerAugust 16, 2015
    Absolutely loved the vibes! They have a good amount of seating and serve you table side but you order food at the bar. Awesome rotating craft beer selection & yummy cocktails. Try the Allagash White.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 17, 2016
    The pork belly skewers and chorizo sliders are the way to go here. I love the fatty parts of pork belly and the pork belly here delivers on that.
  • Mezcal El Silencio .
    Mezcal El Silencio 🐇September 9, 2014
    Cocktails with Mezcal Cocktail: "El Diablo" #MezcalElSilencio | fresh lime juice 🍋| pomegranate | ginger syrup | simple syrup | soda water great Brussels Sprouts and fries!! Mezcal El Silencio 🐇
  • tory M.
    tory MellJuly 6, 2015
    If you like a dreamy waitstaff and delicious food while getting shit faced on a bevy of bozzies then this is the place for you!!!! Always packed. Always good!
  • Manny T.
    Manny TorresFebruary 11, 2013
    Great trendy bar. Great brew selection. I would end up here if a out of town friend is in the area but tend to avoid it cause it gets super packed.
  • Sheryl L.
    Sheryl LinnAugust 20, 2013
    Can't say enough about this place. Grilled Artichokes, Burgers, Fires, Club Sandwich all really good. Friendly service, great atmosphere, love it!
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 17, 2014
    Quality of food has gone down a bit but service still awesome. They need to put the chorizo fondue back on the menu!!
  • Laurel M.
    Laurel MintzMay 23, 2014
    People watching is the best on a Friday...and ask for extra sauce on the crispy chicken sandwich...you will thank me.
  • Miguel V.
    Miguel VignesDecember 20, 2011
    Great place to eat! Burgers are the best ! Great selection of brews and good merlot !!! People are great! Very fun place!!!
  • Connie C.
    Tried the bistro burger and Parmesan garlic fries--fell in love. That herb cheese on the burger tho.
  • Mrs. B.
    Mrs. BJune 9, 2014
    Beet and buratta salad, French dip, crispy chicken sandwich, and the BBQ burger are my favorites.
  • Chef Christopher S.
    I like the simple fact the kitchen is ran by Vets And the whole team has love for their craft!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 10, 2015
    Surprisingly crowded on a weekday. Order the grilled artichoke and fries with your beer- you'll regret nothing.
  • Kimberly G.
    Kimberly GlasgowMay 9, 2014
    Roast artichoke will not disappoint , and 3 cheese flatbread packs a yummy bacon punch. :-)
  • Ms E.
    Ms EmApril 5, 2010
    This place made me crave microbrews. It's a "Father's Office" -esque gastropub with gourmet burgers, beers, and a full bar too. Casual cool place to be in the valley. Read more
  • Nick D.
    Nick DyerDecember 29, 2014
    Bacon blue cheese burger was off the chain. The green apples made it perfection.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KucajAugust 12, 2016
    I had the chopped steak it would have been really good had it not come out cold like my daughter's wings
  • Travis H.
    Travis HooperJuly 21, 2012
    Parking is a Bitch if after 5p.. Go early, get a seat and space our pay for ballet. They will type at TJ's next door
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HudsonMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try Craftsman's new Honesty Ale! Hint of bitter cherry. So delicious! And you can never go wrong with the pork belly skewers. Just chek my yelp review.
  • Sheryk G.
    Sheryk GriffinJune 16, 2015
    Great place to sit around in drink during the day and watch the view on the street
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoOctober 15, 2016
    Try the Skrimshaw it is out of this world. 🌍 🍻
  • Gail
    GailJanuary 8, 2012
    The white ale is really tasty. Good spot. Nice atmosphere. Great fries. Cute bartenders.
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LoveMarch 4, 2015
    Everything. They have a great selection of food and specialty drinks.
  • Ginger Z.
    Ginger ZumaetaOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the entire here. Ask Eric to make you a sidecar.
  • Baum
    BaumJuly 27, 2011
    Remember-- order at the bar. Which I have to admit is quite the pleasure as they have very attractive bar staff. Another Sapphire martini please...
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LauzonJanuary 8, 2014
    Amazing pretzel!!! Really good!!!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KushnirJune 11, 2015
    I just wrote myself a note to remind myself to come back to the Laurel Tavern, It is a really fun laid-back bar
  • Devyn D.
    Devyn DeLoeraJanuary 28, 2015
    Love the atmosphere. Delicious cocktails. Yummy food. 👌
  • Paul M.
    Paul MeyersFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The grilled ham and gruyere is a grease bomb. Order something else.
  • Herbrockone
    HerbrockoneMarch 24, 2014
    The chorizo sliders (longoniza) are bomb here
  • Lara
    LaraAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork belly skewers + awesome beer selection + chill crowd
  • Ginger Z.
    Ginger ZumaetaJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The new chicken sandwich is crazy good. New favorite.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin ManwarrenAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of these days I'll get something besides the chorizo sliders. Today is not that day.
  • Dania E.
    Dania EcheverriMarch 30, 2011
    the grilled artichoke is amazing and so is the Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer!
  • kari h.
    kari hornfeldtOctober 28, 2010
    the bouncer mike is the hottest, funniest guy in la... scratch that... the planet. he rocks! (and so does all the food and beer).
  • Hogan S.
    Hogan ShrumApril 6, 2010
    Go to Laurel Tavern. Get the Bacon Bleu Burger and Steak Fries, or the Watermelon Salad in season! AWESOME! Read more
  • Sasha
    SashaJune 4, 2010
    Must order the chorizo fondu at Laurel Tavern! Goes great with a side of Ron Zacapa Rum...yummmm Read more
  • Jason C.
    Jason CookOctober 27, 2014
    There aren't many bars where you can find a cold pint of Old Rasputin. This is one of them.
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerMay 30, 2015
    Good patty melt, friendly door staff
  • Nicole
    NicoleApril 17, 2012
    Burrata plate and the chorizo fondue never disappoint.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SanchezAugust 21, 2013
    Bring a small pillow...the chairs here srsly hurt your ass after a while.
  • Rob O.
    Rob O'SullivanApril 20, 2011
    Bacon Bleu Cheese Burger and a Racer 5...you can't go wrong.
  • Britt K.
    Britt KirkAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork belly skewers & chorizo sliders #nom
  • Lizett R.
    Lizett RamirezJanuary 3, 2015
    Good drinks and company.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HolmesJuly 10, 2012
    The prosciutto with burrata: don't stop, get it get it.
  • Debra T.
    Debra TrevinoMay 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    been having so much fun here lately! amazing fun crowd, great beer on tap including a blueberry beer!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MollicaJanuary 12, 2013
    I don't understand the hype. Had the Laurel burger, it had 2 bites of hard meat; which was gross. The fries were bland and could have used salt or some sort of flavor. Overhyped.
  • Raechel T.
    Raechel TAugust 17, 2011
    Beer Kingdom. Get the Apricot Beer. You'll thank me!
  • Miki R.
    Miki ReynoldsFebruary 21, 2011
    Pork belly skewers: yes! Steak fries cooked in pork fat: yes!
  • Tanya D.
    Tanya DavisOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chorizo sliders are delish!
  • Natalie
    NatalieJuly 21, 2010
    If Shy is tending bar ask for her mojito replacement creation...its wonderful
  • Efrosini-Maria F.
    Efrosini-Maria FergadisNovember 24, 2015
    Great place and amazing drinks!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MMay 12, 2010
    The bone marrow is tasty, like beefy flavored gelatin you can spread of toast and top with gremolata. Careful with the bones though, they're HOT!
  • Brent S.
    Brent SchwebelDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Artichoke rocks! You can't go wrong with it!
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 10, 2013
    Gastropub with great hamburgers and fries.
  • Aubrey M.
    Aubrey MarieJanuary 4, 2013
    The hot pretzel is really a bun. Bummer
  • Jason C.
    Jason CJuly 12, 2014
    Its alright. My patty melt was good. Beer list is weak.
  • Gary G.
    Gary GrayApril 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, about four of them (per person), make for a pleasant afternoon.
  • Hanh
    HanhNovember 21, 2009
    Ask to taste the beers on tap first before committing and then order the pork belly skewers.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoAugust 24, 2015
    This place gets packed on Fridays.
  • Charley M.
    Charley McLeanMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a cocktail menu. Do not ignore it.
  • Stuart L.
    Stuart LeitnerFebruary 19, 2015
    Old Rasputin and a French dip......good music too
  • Eric B.
    Eric BNovember 12, 2009
    get yourself a Greenflash IPA and an order of the mussels...you can thank me later.
  • Charles M.
    Charles McKinniesOctober 23, 2010
    Try their salmon plate its off the chain!
  • Ginger Z.
    Ginger ZumaetaDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    New crispy chicken sandwich is awesome
  • James D.
    James DavisNovember 8, 2014
    Everything
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StephensJuly 12, 2010
    Shy is the best bartender. Makes a killer St. Germain.
  • Katie G.
    Katie GarstinSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Must- Grassfed burger!
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 19, 2012
    Artichoke is excellent.
  • Carlton M.
    Carlton MossNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of brews!
  • Victoria
    VictoriaJanuary 31, 2016
    Food and beer 👍🏼👍🏼
  • Kristi N.
    Kristi NewportMay 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Laurel Burger is fantastic...get the fries too. Read more
  • Stuart L.
    Stuart LeitnerFebruary 7, 2015
    Pork belly skewers
  • Michael V.
    Michael VillarMay 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Gary C is a false mayor. He claims to be here yet never is. Ask the bartenders.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJune 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartender here is fantastic.
  • Christina A.
    Christina AnwarSeptember 25, 2014
    Drinks and apps
  • Hannah Kathryn D.
    Hannah Kathryn DeYoungDecember 26, 2012
    BEST grilled cheese!!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CanningOctober 2, 2011
    Burgers are excellent
  • Irina V.
    Food is great
  • Chris U.
    Chris UllrichMay 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Be sure to try the Arrogant Bastard Ale. It's great.
  • Matt A.
    Matt A.November 28, 2009
    remember your jacket if you sit near the door. don't make the same mistake as me.
  • Todd Z.
    Todd ZJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order at the bar. Read more
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamMarch 3, 2015
    Decent beer selection
  • Elayne L.
    Elayne LDecember 4, 2009
    I don't eat red meat anymore but the burger here is something to write Foursquare about. I highly recommend it!
  • Amy L.
    Amy L.March 24, 2010
    Grilled Cheese & Honesty Ale, must haves! Read more
  • Adam G.
    Adam GiagniNovember 5, 2010
    Beware they use really lame glasses for the beer.
  • Joey S.
    Joey SingerSeptember 26, 2010
    All about the steamed artichoke.
  • james h.
    james haffnerSeptember 20, 2010
    Coney island lager best beer on tap.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew ArnoldNovember 10, 2010
    Nut brown ale 5 stars
  • Chris U.
    Chris UllrichNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Arrogant Bastard is no more, sadly. Try the 1903 instead.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartekSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Blueberry Ale is bangin'!
  • Carlton M.
    Carlton MossDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrogant Bastard on t a p
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LuckenbillSeptember 11, 2010
    Fries in pork fat makes me wanna puke
  • Chris U.
    Chris UllrichJune 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Arrogant Bastard is Back!
  • Jim H.
    Jim HuppenthalMarch 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a Hollywood Blonde beer and the Chorizo Fondue!
  • Jen O.
    Jen OliverOctober 5
    This place smells awful and they are rude towards women, and they are also racist.... beware!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SakimotoFebruary 9, 2014
    Worst. Service. Ever.
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