Beer Belly
Beer Belly

Beer Belly

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beerbellyla.com/
  • Phone: 2133872337x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wes Lieberher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Public Transit: Purple Line Western and Wilshire
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot parking next door at Saehan Bank. Optional courtesy valet or self-parking if space allows.
A word from Beer Belly
Beer Belly is a craft beer bar that serves beer-inspired comfort food along with a selection of local and fresh craft beer on-tap.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Beer Belly reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)hot spot (38)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (32)vibrant bar scene (31)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (21)great for lunch (19)special occasion (8)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (3)romantic (1)Show More
  • Loved the French fries in duck fat!
    foodiecc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went for an early dinner and enjoyed the Duck French Dip, and the Short Rib. Server was very accommodating when I asked for my meal without the bread since I am allergic. The sandwich came with a very yummy slightly spicy aioli and pickled onions which I enjoyed. Good beer selection that changes all the time. The French fries in duck fat where a little salty and sweet and had bits of crispy duck fat, strangely they tasted lighter than you might imagine! The tables are close together and it's a bit loud, fun but not a romantic type of place suitable for soft whispers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer Belly on a Thursday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a great dinner with out of town friends at Beer Belly on a Thursday night. I was concerned it would be too crowded without a reservation so I quickly made one on Open Table for about an hour after we were actually meeting our friends there (it's close enough for us to walk). There was a line but it was not too bad and they were able to seat us well before our reservation time. Our server was great and we tried many of the dishes. The kimchi meatloaf was great - as were the Duck Fries. Our waitress made suggestion for us to make sure we didn't miss the greatest hits like the grilled cheese with an egg on top. A really fun, satisfying night. The one thing I'd love to see them do is to fix up their patio a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun group dine. Shared great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a group of 8 going to Wiltern. First time for all of us at Beer Belly. Went for pre-concert dining. Easy to park next door. Really friendly service. Shared the grilled cheese, mac & cheese, buttermilk chicken (better than the curry chicken which was so so) among us. Everyone liked it. Just a really great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip place ...Bad service
    Indus1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were seated promptly with our reservations. The waitress got us our drinks and that was it...our food order never arrived. We sat next to a foodie and asked him what he ordered. After our foodie neighbor put in his order and we placed a similar order with our common waitress. He finished his meal and got the check. We never even got to see the site of our apps! We notified another server because our waitress was MIA. We saw people come and go...our order never appeared! We waited 45 mins for nothing. We were looking forward to trying their unique menu but was surely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • crafty food
    usccraft
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love this place! !! Been coming here since they opened. Awesome beer list and incredible food. Grilled cheese !! Make sure u get it with the egg on top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Tropsie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place was amazing from the time we entered to the time we left... Food was excellent ( death by duck)!! Omg you have to try this... The beer was great! Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer belly in my belly
    Anndrew626
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food and good beer. A bit noisy but that is to be expected from a gastropub. Other places to go if you want something quieter. Restaurant can be hard to spot while driving so drive slow. It's next to Iota bakery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were very excited to go experience the food and brews at this joint. First off, make a reservation well in advance or be prepared to wait. The place is small, but there is an outdoor patio area out front where you can have cocktails while you wait, if you can find a spot. The death by duck fries were nothing less than decadent! A must try if you go here, but plan to share, they're VERY rich. We had crawfish macaroni and the duck French dip. Both were pretty disappointing to say the least. Crawfish were in short numbers in the Mac, and hard to discern flavor-wise under the overwhelming seasoning of celery (or sage?). Duck in the French dip was way overdone and overall just kind of bland and boring. Deep-fried pop tarts = awesome!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative dining
    bhdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Intersting menu, duck fries are amazing, so were Brussels Sprouts. Servers should be able to answer questions about the very limited wine list. Great for asking the table next to you what they are having when you have order envy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Absolutely loved Beer Belly. It's a total local dive restaurant. The food is yummy, the service is prompt and everyone is friendly. It's perfect for a bite to eat on a budget and/or in a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Ambie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was excellent. I loved it. It was a nice touch to treat my hubby to a birthday dessert. Atmosphere was loudish at lunch time. The only reason we went for lunch and not dinner was because we had our two little ones. I woudl highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Socaldanrod
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I had the shirt ribs and the chicken strips and they both were really good. Oh yeah and the Duck Fries! The aioli dipping sauce's are are must. Ask to try all of them specially the curry aioli!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    GOODFOOD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The pork belly chips were good and the grilled cheez was good as well. The short ribs were a little disappointing but I may have been expecting too much, it was still pretty good. Will try this place out again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Expectations!
    akiaki
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have to admit, I didn't know about Beer Belly until I saw it on DDD. But boy am I glad I was paying attention to the TV! This place is an institution. We ordered about 10 things including Death by Duck, Curried Chicken, Pork Belly Chips, Duck French Dip, Deep Fried Twinkies and Oreos...phew!! The attention to each plate that Chef Wes takes is incredible as the food was spot on. I cannot say enough good things about Beer Belly- you have to experience it for yourself. GO TODAY!! Oh, and make sure you make a reservation as seating is limited...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best hidden gem.
    mperryLA
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I discovered Beer Belly at Coachella 2014, and we had to go to the restaurant to try more of their food. Turns out, it is not only as delicious as we remembered, but the servers are THE nicest and coolest people ever! The entire experience is fantastic, and the food is just ridiculously good. We've had the buttermilk fried chicken, curry fried chicken, garlic and mozzarella mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwich, and they have all been stellar. The best part, though? Dessert. Deep fried Oreos, deep fried oatmeal cream pie, and deep fried poptarts: all incredible. GO HERE. You will not be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good variety of beer
    luckymama
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my first time at Beer Belly. My son goes there a lot, and it appears to be very popular with the young adults. We enjoyed our beer, appetizers and dinner - everything was fabulous! The fig salad was scrumptious. Death by Duck was heaven. Pork belly was done nice and crisp, and the accompanying sauce went well with it. We ordered the duck french dip, grilled cheese with egg, and curry fried chicken - we tried each other's food, and greed that everything was wonderful. We enjoyed trying all the unusual (to us) and decadent foods, and it was fun choosing from the playful names of the beers on draft. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a 21st birthday
    PRJMGR
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My family and I were out celebrating my daughters 21 at birthday. As such I thought it was a perfect spot that was hip for her and served good quality food in a relaxing atmosphere. She ordered one of the sweeter bottled beers (Zombie) and was pleasantly surprised. Our staff was very accommodating and helpful. I enjoyed the tapas like atmosphere where we were able to sample all entrees. I had the pork belly, death by duck, surf and turf and mac daddy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Rib Puff Pastry was excellent
    HnLAVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The short rib was really great, I thought the duck fat fries were ok, no different than other fries, maybe more greasy in a bad way. The crawfish mac and cheese was also really good. One of the cheesiest ever. Great selection of beers. The two I had on tap, IPA's could have been colder. The waiter was very nice, attentive and she gave great advice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I crave this place!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was my second time here. After the first, I had recommended it to everyone, including two chefs that are very well known at high end venues. The grilled cheese and fried chicken are simply the best ever. I will give my arteries a few weeks off, then be back! Solid and unique beer selections round out the experience. Service was great. Took a work group of 6 and our server (Dana) could not have been better with suggestions and a great table side manner. A must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring a whelchair
    ChefChutney
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is the main draw. It is scrumptiously rich and decadent. Bring a wheelchair or stretcher, as you won't be walking out on your own. The grilled cheese trumps the mac n cheese and the devils stick are barely so-so. The chicken wings are moist and well done, the crab cake dip interesting and the duck fat fries are divine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went here based on a tv show I saw that raved about the duck here. Tried most of what was on the menu and literally all of our food was meh at best."Death by Duck" fries were not as advertised due to them being out of part of it and they did not mention it at all. When we asked about it our waitress was surprised we cared and didn't just dig in. $9 fries missing the portion that sets them apart? And I noticed? 3/10. Normal fries with "duck" on them (their duck tastes like turkey due to duck sourcing IMO)Duck french dip also was bland, chewy and overall pretty bad, coming from someone who LOVES duck. 3/10 again. Would not recommend this place lest for the beer choices. Otherwise go in with low expectations and you may have a better time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Deep fried oreos...
    coffeefoodwine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I'll be back for the deep fried oreos alone! Saw the spot on Diners/Drive/Ins/Dives and had to go. I had the duck french dip which was excellent but next time I'll be trying the catfish. The deep fried oreos alone will bring me back though. And the great beer selection. The only issue was the service. The girl was great but forgot that we ordered an appetizer. I asked her as food started coming and she said yep, it's on its way but the food comes out as soon as it is ready. Finally, we all had our meals and still no appetizer. She came back up and apologized saying she'd thought she'd entered it but turns out she hadn't so it would be out shortly. Finally came, it was good, but at that point she should've just asked if we still wanted it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StacieP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beer Belly was fun and different. Fantastic grilled cheese and top notch service. We had a big party, who ordered a wide variety of dishes. Everything was great! Will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer Belly from Food Network
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Food was Outstanding! The Service was Great and my Friend Loved the Beer!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, beer is...
    FoodieG
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food is amazing! I would go there everyday if I lived nearby. Why I said the beer is ok, is due to the temperature. On three occasions now, the draft beer hasn't been as cold as it was originally. I've been given different reasons why that is, but bottom line is that beer that's not as cold as it should be, diminishes in taste and overall quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Pubs1
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The death by duck fries and the duck french dip are to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything's tasty
    iLikeEverything
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've now been there for four different occasions: my birthday celebration, two casual dinners with friends, and a first date. During each experience, I found the service to be great. On my last visit, we didn't eat, only ordered drinks. We sat on the back patio. I should mention though, that when I passed through the restaurant to use the bathroom, it became tempting to order food because of how amazing other customers' meals smelled. Had it not been a first date, I probably would have suggested that we order food. My friends and I felt compelled to order beer, apps, and dessert when we visited beer belly for a casual dinner, considering everything's very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck!!!
    BeerAndFood
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Death by duck is amazing!!! Went with a group of 5 and we ordered a bunch of things for the table. All were delicious! Grilled cheese, wings, Mac & cheese. Our waitress was super nice, great service and Beer!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Kinda Disappointing
    Zilchie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Was excited to try the french dip duck sandwich after it featured on DDD, but the sandwich was lacklustre - the few slices of duck inside were good, but the dip, the bread & the small amount of aioli in the sandwich were disappointing. We also ordered the duck fat fries with bits of duck meat & crackling - fries were great (crisp, tasty & good-salty) but there was so little duck & crackling that I don't know why they even bothered. Brussel sprouts were a little overcooked, & the pancetta fat needed more rendering. Braised short rib on cheese puff pastry was ok, & the beers were the best thing. Mebbe we caught them on a bad day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Savop
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you love Beer and Wine with a guilty pleasure of food to follow then this is the place for you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    awesomesauce
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I want to thank all the staff for the great service, food and time we had celebrating Father's Day. We will be back soon!! LONG LIVE THE DUCK!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMY!!!!!
    KokoPop
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    By far the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever eaten and the mac 'n' cheese mos def with make you wanna slap your momma. My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning to unleash our inner fat kids again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    JaneSmith
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My date and I tried the following: - Pork Belly Chips (so yummy) - Death by Duck (duck confit on fries? You can't go wrong) - Brussels (I'm jealous I can't make these at home) - Buttermilk Fried Chicken (delish serving of tender meat) - Jidori Hot Wings (Buffalo Blue - spicy and Honey Dijon & Cilantro - not spicy) - Drinks 2 Hefeweizens, a cider, and ginger beer (mmmmmm ginger beer) Each dish was thoughtfully created. The accompanied sauces balanced the sweet, spice, kick, etc. perfectly. Their aiolis are LIFE! I could eat them on everything in my near future & be a happy girl. Ambiance was hip & casual. Def looking forward to making another reservation soon (after several weeks of working out the calories consumed during this meal)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Stephanie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great beer list and delicious menu items all at really decent prices. They have a great happy hour too. Staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Hip without the hipster vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neat spot
    adasawVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Small inside space with some outdoor seating. Set back from the road so can be a little tough to spot. We walked so not sure about how easy parking might be. Really nice, reasonable draft list which is focused entirely on California microbreweries. Was able to try a few beers that I can't get in AZ. Food was outstanding. Definitely will go back if in the neighborhood again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gastropub
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Beer Belly is good for a stop prior to a show at The Wiltern. It is busy and noisy, and the tables are very close together. The few menu standouts, like fried chicken, catfish, and grilled cheese are good. Most other items are fair to good. The beer selection is very good, the servers are friendly, but busy, and they've always seated us promptly with our OpenTable reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XhotwingsX
    Twatterrorizor
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Best wings i have ever had. 29 33 36 39 42 45 48 51
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for group hangout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    nice place to hang out have a few beers and chat, tho the music is bit loud, not a huge problem
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 147 reviews are from the Beer Belly reviews archive.
  • Great beer selection, creative food
    JDinAZ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    While visiting LA we came across the name of this restaurant first and had to check it out. The beer selection is very good and the food was outstanding. The only thing diners should aware of is the food comes out as soon as it is finished in the kitchen. The chef does not time the dishes to come out together if your dining with a group. So you not be able to actually eat your meal together. A little strange, but the food is worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer, food, and fun!
    TJFlyBoyVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We saw Beer Belly on a popular food show and we're not disappointed when we tried it for ourselves. We made reservations for dinner before a show at the nearby Wilteen Theater. Reservations are a must! Most people were waiting over 90 minutes for tables in this tiny space. However, there is a lively bar scene inside and out to pass the time, and the beer list (draft or bottle) is great. The menu is small, but packed with unique tastes. We went all duck on this visit, but we'll be back to tackle the bacon dishes next time. Our server was friendly and fun. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.