38 Degrees Ale House and Grill
38 Degrees Ale House and Grill

38 Degrees Ale House and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.38degreesalhambra.com/
  • Phone: 6262822038
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: James Boyle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call ahead to speak with any manager to design the perfect off site catering menu and package for your group, party or gathering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a large parking lot directly behind 38 Degrees building south of Main St. between 1st St. and 2nd St. as well as a 4 floor garage lot directly across 1st St. All parking in those lots are free.
A word from 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill
Besides pouring amazing craft brews from our 38 rotating taps, 38 Degrees has been creating and serving an eclectic selection of New American cuisine since June 2009. Please visit us in Alhambra on the corner of 1st & Main to experience the fun, easy going ambiance thousands of guests have raved about. Visit any reputable review site online and see! 38 Degrees was named as one of the top 100 Beer restaurants in the world in 2012 by RateBeer.com. We are great at accommodating large parties and/or entertaining a couple for a romantic night on the town. With our seasonal menu changes and daily tap changes of world class craft beer , we are sure to find the perfect dish and beverage for all of you. Cheers and look forward to taking care of you soon.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
38 Degrees Ale House and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • great service, great food
    aikidude
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Waiter was excellent, turkey burger tastey. Had reservations, was seated immediately. Beer, Pasadena craftsman IPA, perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/beer but the service...
    Val562
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were seated on a section that wasn't so busy. By the time we got our beers we were the only ones sitting in that section. Which wasn't a problem for us but felt like our waiter was rushing us to leave. The waiter even turned off our tv while the all other TVs in the restaurant were still on. We spent over 100$ at the restaurant and I expected better service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's all about the beer
    jpb1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Hubby, who loves beer, couldn't get over the beer menu. The food was tasty, albeit a bit ambitious. Had the pig and fig burger which was delish, but difficult to eat. Fries well cooked but over salty. Friends loved the chopped salad, though drenched in dressing and a huge portion. Duck 'burger' also overwhelming in size but very tasty. Terrific service though the salad came out last(?). Very helpful with food allergy needs. Bread pudding was good, not the greatness expected from the previous reviewers. Fair presentation. Fun atmosphere and we could have a conversation over dinner in the dining room (doubtful in the bar). Free parking in the city lot nearby was a plus. All in all a definite return is in our future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for groups!
    Saffi2050VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    And individuals. A great location for us. Bringing a large group in the future & they seem very accommodating. Food was good, service as well! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weekday lunch
    Kraziram
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A group of us came in to have lunch and watch the USA soccer game. I made a reservation the day before and the hostess was very nice and helpful. We were able to add extra chairs to our table and the service and food were good. Free parking in the back was nice. Beer list was a little lacking on the light beer/pilsner side but plenty of hoppy and heavy choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We happened to eat here during their 5th Anniversary celebration. The World Cup was on every television and some horrible bass type music was trying to play above that - the noise of the "music" was enough to drive me away. While I don't mind an energetic vibe, the booming bass with no real music was annoying. Aside from the noise level, the service was poor at best. I don't know if they weren't staffed appropriately, but to enjoy burgers and two beers we were there over two hours and part of that time was waiting for the third beer that was ordered by someone at our table that was apparently never ordered. Not sure I would have any reason to go back. There are lots of great craft beer bars that have better service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 29 reviews are from the 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill reviews archive.
  • considered good for Alhambra
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The beer and happy hour food is this place's most distinct feature. Service is ok, similar to a Yard House.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great to see a genuine bar with great food in what is mostly an all asian neighborhood. Better to come here than drive up to Pasadena or the sketchy areas of L.A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Funone
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was surprise by this place didn't really know where I was going just found it on line the food is great I enjoy beer and there beer selection top class
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was better than fantastic. The Duck & Waffles were unbelievably great & cooked to perfection. The Jamablaya also was spicy and rice cooked well. If you like craft beers then you will have so many to choose from you will be in heaven. The only down side was hte noise level. Music blasting throughout the restaurant caused the natural level of speaking to go up to the loudest. If you don't need to have a very intense conversation and are not sensitive to noise, then don't miss this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud, too garlicky
    NGPjulex
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Too loud to talk without shouting. French fries drenched in garlic spray not the frites you can expect in a Steak Frites plate. Other dishes we had heavy on the garlic too. No subtlety there. Great to watch sports and drink beer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food and all kinds of beer
    thepapes
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I ate the green bean fries, ceasar salad, turkey burger, and the fish and chips and carrot cake in one sittinig. CUZ IMA PIG! anyways... the best fish n chips ive ever had hands down. had a couple swell beers
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIrst timers
    food4drea
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I loved my chicken sandwich, onion rings and Heff! My husband on the other hand hated his burger and drink! It is a bit overpriced. We paid about $50 for 2 burgers, 2 beers and onion rings. The service was horrible. He ignored us 3 times! We were trying to order an appetizer and by the time he took the order our meal came 5 minutes later.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is in a good
    pearl
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The restaurant is in a good location with ample parking in the pack. The service was wonderful and the service matched it. Fish tacos were great (a bit spicy, but tasty) and they have an ample beer menu). We were there for an early dinner on a Saturday night and it was starting to get really busy as we left. We'll definitely return again and again; looks like a good place for large group gathering too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bday celebration
    Rosieher81
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I chose this place because of their extensive beer selection and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of their food. Staff was helpful, attentive, accommodating and friendly. Our server Mark was amazing and played a huge role in our experience there. We would definitely recommend this place and have intentions returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot!
    breathtakingVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good food and spirits!! Our server Fernando was awesome. We will be back again! We want to try their burgers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just good bar food
    Anonymous
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent menu, and everything we ordered was executed beautifully. Amazing beer list, and the service was top notch. What a great surprise!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beverages
    BDavis
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The food and service has always been good at 38° - have never had a bad meal there. But the real drawing card is the eclectic beer and ale offerings. Great selection that is constantly updated. Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner, but certainly one for a great enjoyable dinner. This is a place we always come back to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Kugeldog
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    First timer I've been there. Food was very creative, interesting ingredients. My group of 6 loved our meal. I had great chicken with mac & cheese. Butternut squash soup was very good, not fabulous (better at Smoke House in Burbank). Caeser salad was a bit too heavy on anchovies for my taste. Friend said short ribs were very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    JoycevVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    38 Degrees is our neighborhood spot for the best beers on tap and great burgers. Flight Night is always a great time to visit as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sports bar
    garu
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Went for burgers and to catch football. Served both purposes well
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Claudia
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    The service was great, as soon as I walked in, my party seemed to be a priority even though the restaurant was pretty busy due to the Dodgers Playoff game. Happy hour prices and appetizers were awesome and the Fish Tacos were amazing! I will be back for the beer and tacos alone. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at 38 Degrees.......
    Barbuddy
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We came in as a couple.....the host and server were great...they served us and gave us conversation. This location is I believe the nicest looking type of sports bar in Alhambra. I had the Jambulaya and Macaroni with BBQ Pork. We had a great view of the big screen TV's and watched football. Great crowd, mostly 20's to 40's crowd....very casual, shorts, jerseys, etc. Drinks menu is waaay to big and to much to look at....menu is good and decribed in detail in what they offer...I asked the server how this place is on a Friday and Saturday night...she told me that they are packed all the time....Im going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go back if it's on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I would go back if it's on my way; beer is on the pricey side, but is quite good, as is the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Pub
    JoycevVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great spot to grab a burger and a beer. Lots of fantastic craft beers! Clay keeps the beer taps interesting and delicious. As for my favorite burger, it's the Menage 'O Pork Burger w/ ground pork & chorizo patty, bacon marmalade, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, & watercress w/ sweet potato fries w/ garlic aioli! Happy Hour tacos are really good too. Keep an eye out for Flight Night, it's always a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers
    Stefferpmo
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    The Muchuco burger i think thats what its callled was AWESOME :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 38 Degrees - Great Lunch
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Salads were all outstanding. Service was very good despite being busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with nearly grown kids
    Notmarion
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Not too pricey...we had an early lunch and were almost alone in there, which made it possible to hold a conversation. I suspect it gets loud at normal dining times. The food was ok...nothing to write home about, nothing to object to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bday Dinner
    ChrisG
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Went here Saturday 8/24 to take my gf for a belated bday dinner I owed her..even though we do normally sushi or something for her, I opted for your place out of randomness considering Ive always wanted to go here for a long time and never could make the time. But after our dinner, I can certainly say I will be coming back more often than I should, and of course on my end is for the beers and your selections. The food was excellent and my gf couldnt and hasnt stopped talking about her Chicken Chipotle salad she had. The ambience was great, the service was really on par and I wanted to stay longer but when youre making up for a bday its not about me its about her! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Had a great time eating an early dinner with the hubby and the most memorable are the green bean fries....definitely going back for those. Everything we had was awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Than Just a Bar . . .
    Wickedwitch2
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I first tried 38 Degrees shortly after it opened. The previous owners had a good selection of beers, but the food was terrible. What a pleasant surprise to find an extensive, innovative and impressive menu at 38 Degrees. This visit was like always: no problems, always good food and service. The only downside for me is the noise level. I have a hearing loss and wear hearing aids, but still I have difficulty hearing those around me when the restaurant is crowded. BUT, that doesn't stop me from going there. Some favorites: several of the salads; the pulled beef sandwich; the incredible sweet potato fries (!); anything B-B-Q; and the salmon. So glad it's in Alhambra and close to home. Everyone in my party (four of us) was pleased this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and awesome beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Food was amazing. Lamb burger is a must. Huge beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with a twist!
    CrewVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Such a vibrant place, cool wait-staff, great food. Notable beer list, it is an alehouse after all, with beer flights to try and helpful staff to find just the right beer for you. Had the short rib with truffled risotto, very tasty and tender! My daughter loves the Argentine style Philly steak sandwich with chimichuri, very unusual and delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time to this "new"
    PSmithVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    My first time to this "new" establishment in Alhambra. Great beer selections! And large portions, a very tasty Cobb Salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, we booked this expecting
    CrewVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Wow, we booked this expecting a burger & beer joint, but it was so much more! You need a while to peruse the beer list, and our server was helpful in making recommendations. The food was unexpectedly delicious and unique. Mac 'n cheese with pulled short rib meat.....braised pesto barley with yummy grilled veggies, a burger with cambozola cheese and a fried egg....all different and delicious! You could make a meal of the appetizers alone, and the short rib tacos were a fantastic start to our dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.