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The Library Alehouse

Gastropub and Bar$$$$
Ocean Park, Santa Monica
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  • Manda C.
    "I adore this place - great burgers, beer selection and vibe."(15 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    "The ahi burger is delish with a beer or two or three"(5 Tips)
    Nina
    "i recommend the grass fed bison burger and sit on the back patio"(4 Tips)
    Will C.
    "The 'Hell Burger' will melt your mammary glands, for men only."(3 Tips)
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  • Chris P.
    Chris PoeAugust 19
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer and lots of it. The burger is solid, too.
  • Kevin H.
    What even is this place?
  • Rayshawn W.
    I've never had a curry dish without meat until my visit here. The combo of veggies and green apples are awesome. I highly recommend this curry.
  • Rayshawn W.
    The beer braised mussels is a win for $7 during happy hour.
  • David H.
    Great local craft beer list. Nice, chill atmosphere.
  • Ashley
    AshleyMarch 9
    Don't order the buffalo wings - they came out cold!
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoFebruary 19
    There's a patio out back if the bar area is too packed. Get the frickles and the hell burger, and pick a beer from the chalkboard.
  • Jon F.
    Jon FerraraNovember 10, 2015
    Great beer, food and atmosphere.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydAugust 7, 2015
    Hello ales.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaughanJuly 31, 2015
    Great spot with a huge selection of beers on tap. I really enjoyed their southwest salad.
  • Nathan
    NathanJuly 31, 2015
    Awesome craft beer choices. The real steal is during happy hour 3-6pm M-F. $3 off drafts and great deals on appetizers.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingJuly 28, 2015
    My favorite post-beach place to grab some craft beer and a bite before heading home.
  • Declan D.
    Declan DurcanJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beers, food, and service is all good!
  • John C.
    John CassilloJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Nancy H.
    Nancy HannellJuly 8, 2015
    Asparagus frites are amazing and only $3.50 at happy hour
  • Patrik S.
    Patrik SvenssonJuly 6, 2015
    Bad service from staff with little or no knowledge in beer. Great food and beer saved the night!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKeeverJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection. Some nice tap takeovers... If you like IPAs you'll love this place
  • Rowan W.
    Rowan WernhamMay 23, 2015
    The ahi tuna burger is pretty damn tasty.
  • 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!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Mehan J.
    Mehan JayasuriyaMarch 26, 2015
    Well-curated selection of California craft beers, nice ambience, friendly servers, pretty quiet in the main room most nights.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.March 14, 2015
    Amazing tap list. Ask for chips & salsa (should be on the house)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DavisDecember 13, 2014
    Phenomenal draft beer selection
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKeeverDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good selection of craft beers. Small and quaint.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsNovember 14, 2014
    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.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurrayOctober 28, 2014
    Back patio is great seating area in the fall. Good selection of top notch salads and burgers.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WOctober 23, 2014
    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.
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 19, 2014
    Great atmosphere and solid menu. Try one of their craft beers
  • Gordon B.
    Gordon BowmanOctober 2, 2014
    Great beer list
  • Pelly
    PellySeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brussels sprouts are really really good.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarSeptember 15, 2014
    Awesome craft beer selection and friendly service make this place a weekend afternoon winner.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SkayaSeptember 8, 2014
    Fried pickles (frickles) are delicious and surprisingly not what we expected - bite sized and just spicy enough.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzSeptember 5, 2014
    Very cool and small place. The burgers are surprisingly amazing. So good I don't remember what I had to drink.
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BarroAugust 13, 2014
    Great fish tacos and consistently good salads. Good happy hour and wines by the glass.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WilliamsJuly 23, 2014
    I will always be fond of the library because I got to try Pliny the Younger.
  • Gman
    GmanJuly 21, 2014
    Waiters were a bit grumpy but good place. Arugula salad & cider!
  • Mona D.
    Mona DApril 5, 2014
    It starts and stops with the beer brined fried chicken. That's all u need to know.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BootsMarch 25, 2014
    Cute patio in the back for dining.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PenhallMarch 25, 2014
    The frickles (fried pickles), and oxtail poutine are just incredible. Pairs well with their great wine selection.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TDecember 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    My Yelp review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/library-alehouse-santa-monica#hrid:1Ugvj8s5Ez-T7czHp4lhEw/src:self
  • Paul C.
    Paul CooperNovember 3, 2013
    Try the Long Strange Trapel - Brewed in Kansas 9.2%. Very nice!!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 21, 2013
    The comforting Craftsman style décor and secluded back patio helped to turn Library Alehouse into a destination.
  • Ronny
    RonnyOctober 20, 2013
    Good beer & free chips/salsa. Will come back for food!
  • Jo L.
    Jo LamSeptember 25, 2013
    Amazing cute gastro pub with great food! Make sure to sit in the patio in the back
  • Manda C.
    Manda CurrellAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 17, 2013
    Amazing little bar right near pier! Tons of beers on taps, plus an outdoor patio in the back!
  • Angel R.
    Angel RomeroJuly 19, 2013
    Order the fish tacos
  • Pasi T.
    Pasi TurunenJuly 16, 2013
    Burger Mondays, get 3 bucks off!
  • Lori P.
    Lori PolkowskiJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    $5 burger Mondays!! Love love the ahi burger. And of course love the beer selection!
  • Marcia H.
    Marcia HerreraMay 29, 2013
    Love this place!!!
  • Celery J.
    Celery JonesMay 11, 2013
    The bison burger is insaaane!
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