The Library Alehouse

Gastropub · Ocean Park
2911 Main St (btw Kinney St. & Ashland Ave.), Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

29 carefully selected craft beers on tap and tasty cuisine. One block from the ocean with patio dining.


Based on 328 votes

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    Manda C.
    "I adore this place - great burgers, beer selection and vibe."(14 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    "The ahi burger is delish with a beer or two or three"(5 Tips)
    "i recommend the grass fed bison burger and sit on the back patio"(4 Tips)
    Mehan J.
    "Well-curated selection of California craft beers"(8 Tips)
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  • beer
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  • outdoor seating
  • french fries
  • happy hour
  • himmler
  • wine
  • great value
  • casual
  • sticky toffee pudding
  • cute
  • salads
  • vegetarian food
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
  • gluten-free food
  • sandwiches
  • cider drinks
  • Jon F.

    Great beer, food and atmosphere.

    Jon Ferrara · 2 weeks ago
  • Dylan B.

    Hello ales.

    Dylan Boyd · August 7
  • Greg M.

    Great spot with a huge selection of beers on tap. I really enjoyed their southwest salad.

    Greg Maughan · July 31
  • Nathan

    Awesome craft beer choices. The real steal is during happy hour 3-6pm M-F. $3 off drafts and great deals on appetizers.

    Nathan · July 31
  • Sam W.

    My favorite post-beach place to grab some craft beer and a bite before heading home.

    Sam Wing · July 28
  • Declan D.

    Beers, food, and service is all good!

    Declan Durcan · July 13
  • John C.

    My favorite bar in LA. Friendly bartenders, great beer and food; plus they have Russian River brews a bunch. A must-watch in Santa Monica.

    John Cassillo · July 11
  • Nancy H.

    Asparagus frites are amazing and only $3.50 at happy hour

    Nancy Hannell · July 8
  • Patrik S.

    Bad service from staff with little or no knowledge in beer. Great food and beer saved the night!

    Patrik Svensson · July 6
  • Tom M.

    Great beer selection. Some nice tap takeovers... If you like IPAs you'll love this place

    Tom McKeever · June 16
  • Rowan W.

    The ahi tuna burger is pretty damn tasty.

    Rowan Wernham · May 23
  • Anastasia G.

    Sit out on the outdoor patio. We had asparagus frites with spicy aioli, a juicy medium rare burger with an egg on top, & Tempranillo...Yum! P.S. - Everything coming out of the kitchen looked great!

  • Mehan J.

    Well-curated selection of California craft beers, nice ambience, friendly servers, pretty quiet in the main room most nights.

    Mehan Jayasuriya · March 26
  • Jenny L.

    Amazing tap list. Ask for chips & salsa (should be on the house)

    Jenny L. · March 14
  • Jason D.

    Phenomenal draft beer selection

    Jason Davis · December 13, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Good selection of craft beers. Small and quaint.

    Tom McKeever · December 4, 2014
  • Adrian P.

    Grab a seat at the patio out the back, order some wings and brussels sprouts and order one of their many beers on tap. Glad to have found this great little spot on Main Street.

    Adrian Phillips · November 14, 2014
  • Dennis M.

    Back patio is great seating area in the fall. Good selection of top notch salads and burgers.

    Dennis Murray · October 28, 2014
  • Ryan W.

    One of the only places in SM that occasionally has Pliney the Elder on tap. Worth a visit for that alone. Food is surprisingly good for a bar.

    Ryan W · October 23, 2014
  • Robert Crawford R.

    Great atmosphere and solid menu. Try one of their craft beers

    Robert Crawford REALTOR · October 19, 2014
  • Gordon B.

    Great beer list

    Gordon Bowman · October 2, 2014
  • Pelly

    Brussels sprouts are really really good.

    Pelly · September 25, 2014
  • Ranu R.

    Awesome craft beer selection and friendly service make this place a weekend afternoon winner.

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · September 15, 2014
  • Anna S.

    Fried pickles (frickles) are delicious and surprisingly not what we expected - bite sized and just spicy enough.

    Anna Skaya · September 8, 2014
  • Stephen K.

    Very cool and small place. The burgers are surprisingly amazing. So good I don't remember what I had to drink.

    Stephen Koontz · September 5, 2014
  • Valerie B.

    Great fish tacos and consistently good salads. Good happy hour and wines by the glass.

    Valerie Barro · August 13, 2014
  • Mark W.

    I will always be fond of the library because I got to try Pliny the Younger.

    Mark Williams · July 23, 2014
  • Gman

    Waiters were a bit grumpy but good place. Arugula salad & cider!

    Gman · July 21, 2014
  • Mona D.

    It starts and stops with the beer brined fried chicken. That's all u need to know.

    Mona D · April 5, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    Cute patio in the back for dining.

    Lauren Boots · March 25, 2014
  • Mike P.

    The frickles (fried pickles), and oxtail poutine are just incredible. Pairs well with their great wine selection.

    Mike Penhall · March 25, 2014
  • Christopher T.

    My Yelp review:

    Christopher T · December 17, 2013
  • Paul C.

    Try the Long Strange Trapel - Brewed in Kansas 9.2%. Very nice!!

    Paul Cooper · November 3, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    The comforting Craftsman style décor and secluded back patio helped to turn Library Alehouse into a destination.

    Los Angeles · October 21, 2013
  • Ronny

    Good beer & free chips/salsa. Will come back for food!

    Ronny · October 20, 2013
  • Jo L.

    Amazing cute gastro pub with great food! Make sure to sit in the patio in the back

    Jo Lam · September 25, 2013
  • Manda C.

    I adore this place - great burgers, beer selection and vibe. The veggie burger is tasty..the patty itself is pretty bland, but the dressings, avocado and bread make up for it

    Manda Currell · August 21, 2013
  • Untappd

    Amazing little bar right near pier! Tons of beers on taps, plus an outdoor patio in the back!

    Untappd · August 17, 2013
  • Angel R.

    Order the fish tacos

    Angel Romero · July 19, 2013
  • Pasi T.

    Burger Mondays, get 3 bucks off!

    Pasi Turunen · July 16, 2013
  • Lori P.

    $5 burger Mondays!! Love love the ahi burger. And of course love the beer selection!

    Lori Polkowski · July 1, 2013
  • Marcia H.

    Love this place!!!

    Marcia Herrera · May 29, 2013
  • Celery J.

    The bison burger is insaaane!

    Celery Jones · May 11, 2013
  • Rachel K.

    Ever changing beer list and menu with labeled vegetarian options. Be still my heart.

    Rachel K · May 5, 2013
  • BANCO H.

    Great selection of craft beers. Drink well and get a free glass if the time is right.

    BANCO HOLLANDER · April 18, 2013
  • Lars S.

    Best beer selection on Main St.

    Lars Schmidt · April 11, 2013
  • Jacqueline L.

    Happy hour: Mon-Fri 3-6. $3 off wine & select draughts; appetizer specials. Sat-Sun 3-6, entrée specials only.

    Jacqueline L. · February 2, 2013
  • andy m.

    Good food, better beer, hard to grab a spot if you're just coming for a drink.

    andy mcsherry · February 2, 2013
  • Allison B.

    Excellent rootbeer!

    Allison B. · November 10, 2012
  • Jacqueline L.

    Weekday happy hour now starts at 3PM

    Jacqueline L. · October 25, 2012

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