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The Library Alehouse

2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5315
310-314-4855
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Ranked #48 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My friend took me to this restaurant on the last night of my trip to L.A. As a book lover, the name had me sold, and it didn't take much to convince me to stay. Great selection of beers and nice wines available. The food was mouth watering from the first to last bite, and we even ordered dessert (not... More 

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Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Really enjoyed this venue, was recommended by one of the shops across the road as having an interesting selection of craft beer, they were spot on the money. It is a popular venue and gets busy early in the evening, there is an area at the back so don't be put off if the front is heaving. The burger was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I pulled in late on Saturday night and there were no spaces left, however, I squeezed myself to the bar and ordered a burger. It was just as I expected and wanted - big and juicy. The fries that it came with were freshly fried with skins on, but a little too soggy for my liking. Nice selection of beers... More 

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Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Excellent! All round very good. Looking for somewhere to eat whilst in Santa Monica on business. After walking the stretch, was suggested this place by a parking lot attendant. Seated quickly, served quickly, great food, good service, reasonable prices. Great little kooky place. Strongly recommend!

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent selection of beers. There is a nice, though cramped beer garden in the back. The dining room tends to be loud. The service was fair enough. It's a good pub menu, the sandwiches are hearty and delicious. The burger is great, good fries. It's a good place for lunch or a casual dinner with friends or family.

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was an excellent experience. I went there with my family on advice of Lonely Planet -which is generally very good at suggesting great places. The restaurant exceeded my expectations!! The portions of food were massive and really nice. The beers were unbelievable. We tried a double pale ale and a special ale with an unusual rum and cherry taste.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Friendly place. Good serve, a huge variety of beer to taste. Officiants are gourmans in beer. Athmosfere for relax and talk.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When tour biggest issue is you don't know which beer to try because they have too much good choices, you know you are in a good place. The food was good too. I had a burger, and others had salad and steak. Everyone loved their meal.

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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had the Cali (turkey) burger, to which I added the bacon marmalade. Yum!! Someone else at our table had the steak salad, which also looked delicious. The choice of beer was plentiful, everyone was happy with their order. The service was quick. The patio was a great spot to eat. The only negative point I could add would be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been here about 100 times, living in the area you tend to seek out reliable favorites. Although, unassuming from the front, simple clean wood and a tight, but friendly bar. The best reason for coming is the relaxing patio at night! An oasis in the concrete jungle, away from the singles trying to... "you know what" at the... More 

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Additional Information about The Library Alehouse

Address: 2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5315
Phone Number: 310-314-4855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Gastropub

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