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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
+1 818-753-2337
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner there last night and had a great dining experience. Our server Sierra went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great time. My fish and chips were pretty good and since were the pretzels. The beer options were limited that night but what we had was pretty good.

Thank Steve R
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there at the afternoon, the service was really good, went there because we went to Universal Studios and we wanted to eat something else that it wasn't a hamburger. The place is nice, I tried a panini and loved it! I'll be back if I go again to Universal Studios, give yourself a break from the crowds and... More 

Thank Zarithza G
Madison, Wisconsin
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234 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rainy day, so we couldn't eat outdoors overlooking City Walk. Inside, the place was kind of dirty and noisy. My dinner was just OK but my wife really enjoyed hers. If we returned to the Hilton, I'd take my car somewhere other than City Walk for dinner.

Thank lfabian47
Wollongong, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here when on a solo trip to LA, mainly attracted by the range of beers on offer. Service was good, the food was very tasty, and the waitress brought a couple of small tasting glasses of some of the beers on offer which wa anice touch. The outside area overlooks the street which allows for some people watching,... More 

Thank Adele S
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant while walking through Citywalk and what a gem of a find it was. We dined on a Sunday night and it was quite busy for indoor seating so we elected to sit outside with the outdoor heaters which worked out just fine. Our server was super friendly and made a great effort to have a... More 

Thank sharka_boy
Seaside Heights, New Jersey, United States
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here after a long day at Universal Studios. We were greeted promptly and given a good run down of the available beers and food specials. We chose to do beer flights and we're given good advice on what we might like to try with our choices. I had the boneless buffalo chicken wings and the beer belly pork... More 

Thank BezAdams
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The food is good, but the portions are smaller compared to the amount of money you spend. The biggest complaint was the wait to get a seat and the wait to order food. The wait is too long. Makes you want to leave and head down to Bubba Gumps.

Thank rccampbelljr
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Such a great happy hour! The food is very yummy! The chicken sandwich is great as is the fish and chips! Stephen Carrier and Daniel are great!!

Thank aholderbein
Malmo, Sweden
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

The Karl Strauss Brewing Company makes truly great independent handcrafted beers. My personal favorite (so far) is their Red Trolley Ale, which is available on tap here. The place, situated in the middle of the Universal Studios City Walk, has a great atmosphere and super friendly staff. We did not try the food, but it looked just as nice as... More 

Thank Thunderberg
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My husband is a big fan of their beer, so we made a point to try the food. We started off with some appetizers. A must try are the Duck fat pretzel bites and Chile lime sweet potato fries. Tasty! In fact everything we had was really good. Definitely a place to go.

Thank 634wendya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-753-2337
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?