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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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0.5 miles from Aquarium of the Pacific
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

We came in for a night stop over and found this place. Beers are amazing. Beer list is even better. Much like everyone else says the food is only ok but if you want good bbq, go to Texas. Special shout out to Morgan (even...though he’s a Kings fan) for putting up with us for the eve. CheersMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Good choice for local brews and food for all carnivores or veggies Location easy to get to and 3 hrs validated parking. Patio is on pedestrian friendly street so no cars Worth the drive down from Santa Monica

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

I am astounded at the positive reviews for this place. Just ate here tonight with a group of colleagues and while the beer menu is good, the food was absolutely unacceptable. We had a group of 8 people and after a long day at a...convention, everybody wanted to unwind and grab some drinks. The beer menu here is fantastic and the prices on drinks are good, with beers served in the appropriate glasses and adequately chilled. The atmosphere is okay too, especially if you opt for al fresco dining instead of indoors. We were seated at a large table on the outdoor patio, which was great for watching the bustling activity nearby. There are two fire pits and then tons of overhead space heaters that were actually too warm, even on a chilly evening. Our waiter was good enough, but far from great. He acted super annoyed to be serving a large group, and he was visibly irritated most of the night. He missed several basic things that even a mediocre server shouldn't, like neglecting to bring us silverware and forgetting to refill our water glasses. The reason for my one star rating, and trust me when I say this place deserves it, is the food. The menu was appealing, but everything on the table (except for the evening special: cajun tater tots) was a colossal disappointment. We ordered all sorts of menu items, from the macaroni and cheese (bland, with mushy noodles and loaded with too many breadcrumbs), deviled eggs (underseasoned), fried pickles (extremely greasy), blue cheese grits (weird consistency and a nasty "skin" on top), a burger (stale bun), chicken wings (more bone than meat), burnt end stew (nasty as all get-out), and nachos (both bbq chicken and brisket). The only saving grace, besides the cajun tots, were the collard greens and summer hash (a tasty mix of corn, peppers, onions, green beans and baby squash). I ordered the nachos ($9.95) as my entree, and I had to pay an upcharge to add brisket. I should've sent them back. The brisket was inedible, and I do not say that lightly. That isn't an exaggeration -- it was inedible. I kept taking a bite and then spitting it back out (see photos). It was extremely fatty but also very hard, and the chunks had very little meat. I couldn't eat it. The nachos were described as having "Tillamook cheddar cheese" but mine were only covered in a nasty plastic fake cheese sauce. You're better off not ordering food here at all, but for god's sake, don't order the brisket nachos. Two people at our table asked if they could get burnt ends as a brisket plate and were told no. What kind of bbq place won't serve you burnt ends? I asked about the Nashville Hot Chicken to see if the chicken was a thigh or a breast, and the guy said it depends on what the kitchen puts on the plate because they don't "call out" white or dark meat (whatever that means). I asked if I could specify a breast. Again, he said no. The kitchen and servers are EXTREMELY unaccommodating, which isn't customer-friendly. I really hate when a restaurant is like that. There are too many options in the revitalized downtown Long Beach area to waste your time and money here. Go somewhere with better food, or at least to a restaurant where you'll be appreciated.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Our very last meal in Long Beach. We started to go to an Italian place, but we walked past it and ended up in this great spot. Crafted beers on tap. Popcorn to snack on, seasoned with lime salt & ?? Our server was very...helpful and picked out 4 beers for my husband to try, of the 4 my hubby liked the top foam best. (He doesn't care for stout or amber beers). Overall we had a great experience, patio dining got chilly into the evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Decent BBQ for the Left Coast, I guess. I may be a little spoiled coming from the south. Beers are slightly above average. Kit and Canoodle is a very good imperial strawberry chocolate stout.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Servers at the counter were very friendly and informative. Allowed free samples of various products before commiting to something that you are not sure of. ALSO, tap beers are available for purchase and are put into 40oz cans FRESH. #Awesome

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my BBQ platter and craft beer selection from their impressive chalkboard list. Sauces and service are great as well. It’s not a big place but conveniently located in Seal Beach.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

They have a great lunch menu and you will never be disappointed with any of their beers. There’s plenty a room to come as family and just enjoy time together.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

This brewery/restaurant has been on our list to try for a while now, but we never found the time to head over. But, we were in town for our anniversary and wanted to try something new (and something not affiliated with the Queen Mary, frankly)....It was a bit later in the evening when we arrived, and they didn't have anybody at the hostess stand, so we approached the bar to review the tap list. We placed our orders (a flight for me, a pint for him), opened a tab, and then made ourselves comfortable at a high-top table on the outdoor patio. My flight consisted of the Foam Top (lighter in color, but with a nice nutty flavor); Control Malt Delete, on nitro (had an interesting and unexpected smoky flavor that added a nice layer to the flavor); Bulldog, also on nitro (almost bland after the Control Malt Delete, but it did have a good roasted flavor); and the Pablo, once again on nitro (liked the roasted coffee notes). While we were sipping, we placed our dinner orders. I went with the Brisket Burnt Ends Stew, and my husband ordered the Lamb & Beef Kofta Burger (served with fries). It was a cool and windy night, but we were at the table closest to the roaring fire pit. There were two other parties on the patio when we arrived - one larger, one other couple - but it seemed like the waiter was most concerned with the larger party. We were fine most of the night but did have to flag him down every time we wanted a refill of water or beer. Dinner was tasty and filling (and warm, which was pretty important by then). While I did enjoy my stew, I was underwhelmed by the lack of burnt ends. I mean, when you call it "Burnt Ends Stew", you make people believe you're getting burnt ends in their stew. The meat was tender and tasty, but they definitely weren't the ends I'd been promised. It was served with a biscuit and butter, which paired nicely with the meaty heartiness of the stew. My husband enjoyed his burger, which came with a tzatziki sauce, feta, arugula, and pomegranate seeds. He did say the pomegranate seeds gave the sandwich an "interesting" flavor, but he wasn't sure if that was a good or bad thing. Once we finished our meals, we did end up moving to the seats next to the fire pit for warmth, as the wind had kicked up by then. It was cozy and comfortable-ish (with the wind whipping everything about, I was half-afraid my shoes would catch fire...) We'll come back the next time we're in Long Beach, for sure. My husband really enjoyed the different brews he sampled and liked the food, to boot.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

If you are a fan of west coast IPAs like I am, this is a superb place to stop. Service was reasonable, food was fantastic (I had the lamb burger) and flights of excellent beer is delicious! Huge selection of brews of all types. Outdoor...seating and on a nice promenade.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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