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Beer Belly
Beer Belly

Beer Belly Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BeerBellyLA.com
  • Phone: (213) 387-2337
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

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


    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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGastro Pub
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place to go before hitting a concert at The Wiltern! Awesome place!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was nice and greasy. If you're not on a diet then this is heaven. Finished off with a jar of crispy pickles. It was a hot day so a cold beer would have been great, however the beers were disappointingly room temperature."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "So glad we made a reservation as it was very busy for a Thursday night. Got right in! Communal type dining which was fun! Service was speedy, friendly, professional, and helpful. Food choices were unique and cooked well. Couldn't have been better! Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food is fabulous as is their selection of craft beers. Reservations are highly recommended as the place is small. If you are in the neighborhood, do not miss the chance to check this place out. The mac & cheese stack is crazy good. and the "Death by Duck" is one of their specialties."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was the best comfort food I have had in a long time. Tried the grilled cheese, fried chicken, pork belly chips and death by duck fries. The best grilled cheese I have ever had! Love the aoli that goes with the chicken! Even though the food was fried it was not overly greasy."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Went to beerbelly before the Jennifer nettles concert made reservations ahead of time got there and had a table waiting. We ordered ribeye and frys,shortribs,chicken wings,grilled cheese sandwich and fried chicken. .All tasted wonderfully good. But what I remember as being the most tasty was the garlic fries"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Didn't know this was on DDD but went because we wanted to eat somewhere close the the Wiltern. OMG. the food was unbelievable! the owner was sweet and the service was great. totally chatted with the couple at the next table and discussed how great everything was. would go again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was nice to make reservations on their website. I had to change reservation because of delay at rv dealer. Difficult to see from street. No free parking at bank next door. Valet parking $2. I had seen the place on Diners Drive in and Dives and I wanted to try the Death by Duck. The fries are fried in duck fat. They are served in small bucket with paper wrap. A scattering of duck cracklings and shredded duck on top. Unbelievably delicious. We ordered a second. My husband had the duck french dip. Although tasty very skimpy with duck. Bun could have been warmed up. Not a good value for the money. Lots of craft beers. Young hip crowd. Noise level was high. Forget street parking. Two outdoor patios."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Truly outstanding food. Do not miss "Death by duck" fries. Great beer selection. Friendly, attentive service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I don't know even where to start with how much we enjoyed our night here! First off, we were delayed about 15 minutes in stand still traffic but the hostess still had our table held for us and sat us immediately. Our waitress was sweet as pie and a complete doll! She gave a wonderful recommendation to the only non-beer drinker in our group who was thrilled with her selection. We ordered the bacon fries, death by duck fries, brussel sprouts, chicken fingers, and the grilled cheese, was not disappointed by any of it! Definitely a must see if in LA!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was a last minute birthday celebration. My hubby really wanted to go so after making our reservations we, along with our three year old made it. The food was amazing but the service was spectacular!! Our server really helped us feel comfortable and brought an extra chair with padding to lay the little guy down. We will return very soon!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I saw this place on a food tv show and it was better than I had expected. The food was really good and the service was outstanding. The beers we had were some of the best I've had. The place is a must when visiting LA."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great beer, the food was good & at a reasonable price. Unfortunately the service was very slow was always waiting even though it was not crowded..."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "improve the food. The food need to be more, include more tables so people don't have to wait ahour to be seated."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Ice cream, whipped cream and strawberry puree were the highlight of the meal. The steak was dry, duck livers a spongey dry and pork belly chips were like tough wood chips. The raspberry ketchup was pretty awesome though the rest of the condiments included either did not mesh well with its pairing or tasted plain bad, I'm looking at you horseradish butter. Ambiance wise, it was too loud to hold a conversation with the person across from me with the tables packed closely and everyone against the wall literally sitting next to each other, had misfortune of sitting next to a guy making his dining partner uncomfortable bragging about his many sexual exploits while elbowing me when making grand gestures. Would try new items if I stop by again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great choices of beer, pub style gourmet food, and decent atmosphere. Would definitely come back. Our server was awesome and pretty much the whole staff was attentive too. Favorite items were the grilled cheese maple syrup and bacon and the death by duck fries."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I'm working in West LA and my hubby (works in East. LA) and we decide to have a date night. I couldn't decide on a restaurant when this gastro pub hits my radar. I didn't find this place on Open Table, but through an internet search. The menu intrigued me a bit. The "Death by Duck" fries...seriously, be careful not to swallow your fingers! The deep fried duck liver. Wow! The dipping sauces for both were outstanding. My hubby ordered chicken wings and their "jar of homemade pickles"...very yummy. The pickles were addicting. We shared the roasted duck French dip with duck au jus and it was delicious and well flavored! I had an ale...laced with coffee flavor! I had to have 2 of those. They were super busy, but the waitress was attentive!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great place to go with a group of friends to indulge. Bikini blonde brew was amazing. Reserve your table online for quick seating."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Valet is only $2 and super convenient. Everyone was super nice and helpful. Food was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "One of the best places I've been to yet to eat in LA!! I had the best grilled cheese of my life! Also the duck fat fries and pork belly chips were delicious!! Last but def NOT least. The deep fried Twinkie was amazing!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Duck French dip is perfect, catfish perfect! Make sure to order a lot of beer and try new things."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I saw this place featured on Diners Drive ins & Dives & they were right. This place was awesome. I've never had duck I. Such interesting ways. The food was awesome & the beer list is great. I definitely recommend this to anyone who appreciates great food."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Very Loud, very casual, very friendly, oriented toward groupings. Great beer!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I've been here twice already and thus far everything I've had to eat and drink here has been amazing. I love their food and I love the different craft beers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The great modern hole in the wall. Located at the back of a parking lot, it is easy to drive by the driveway. We got there at opening, when wait staff and kitchens are usually in slow mode; not this place. The wait staff are very friendly and efficient. Our group shared dishes this worked out well. The duck fat fries were as good as I have had. Next time we will get the duck fat fries with confit The fried chicken strips were also good and the duck livers were better. Best was the deep fried pop tart! Outstanding craft brews on tap."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Absolutely loved everything about Beer Belly, we will make an effort to stop by whenever we visit LA!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Took some friends here for their first time and I got the chance to try dishes I hadn't yet sampled. My friends enjoyed it, the food was great, and our server was just as good."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Food was different and good, I wish be meals came out together. Hanger steak was tender and good but the meat and fries were barely warm. Excellent deep fried Oreo's!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was just OK. Both Duck Fat & Grease Cooked Fries were soaked with grease. I ate there, don't intend to go back! For Question #2, please add "none of the above"."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was visiting L.A. and my friend recommended we go to Beer Belly based on some online recommendations. It is more bar-like than restaurant-like, and it is VERY loud. The door kept opening and the smell of cigarettes coming from the outside smokers kept taking over the restaurant. That aside, the food was good and our server was very nice and helpful. The short ribs were very good, and the I liked the homemade pickles too. My friend loved the duck fat fries but I don't really like that flavor. For dessert, we got the fried oatmeal cream pie and fried poptart. The poptart was amazing. Overall I think this is good to check out once, but I probably wouldn't go back. I'm not a drinker, so this may have been more appealing to me if I was."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Sweet little place tucked in the back of a parking lot in Korea town. The service was amazing - we were offered small tastes of the draft craft and thoroughly enjoyed the food which paired well with the beer. Short ribs, sublime broccolo rabe and fries cooked in duck fat. We'll be back. The Open table rezzy meant we our table was waiting for us at a very busy time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Im not big on trying out different foods but the food here was great!! They have all crafted beers here, our server was nice and let us sample them before we placed our order.. Their root beer was AMAZING!! I'd definitely recommend this place.."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Heard about this place on Diners, Dive-in, Dives. Unbelievable food and service. The waitress explained the food and made recommendations, so easy going, friendly and knowledgable. There were 5 of us and ordered many items, but you must try the grilled cheese with egg sandwich…oh forget it try everything. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "After seeing this restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, we decided to incorporate a visit during our trip to LA. We were there in the evening, and although our server was very friendly, they were out of practically everything which basically set the tone for our evening. Given they were out of so much, the beer flights weren't even available. The food they did have was underwhelming. The duck fries weren't very flavourful, neither was the mac and cheese. The bacon fries were quite good though and the deep fried oreos were certainly a fun treat. Since signature items weren't available on a saturday night and we had come from another country, it was certainly disappointing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Alison's salad was microscopic, my steak and fries were cold, it was 6.30pm and they had already run out of half of the beer list. We could do nothing as we were on a deadline, with tickets to a show at the Wiltern and so did not have the luxury of time to complain. I'll happily meet for beers here again but won't expect much"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I've been here twice and both times the food was outstanding. The duck fat fries are the whole reason my partner and I come here. Delightfully crunchy and flavorful. We're still working our way through the menu but the fries are a must have. I marked "Quiet" as the noise level because we sat outside on the patio. Scenic, it's not because you're pretty much just looking at the parking lot, but when you're dining on some of the most incredible food in LA, who cares. Inside it's very noisy with great music and wild bar atmosphere. This is not a bad thing, and if you're looking for a social hot spot, it's perfect. But even the most avid bar goers need to chill a little sometimes, so the patio is a nice change. Go here, you'll love it."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Found this place on a beer newspaper and decided to try it. Great choice! Food was delicious especially the duck fries, service was great and the beer selection was just right. Can't wait to come back. Oh yea deep fried Twinkie is a must."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I am a major food and the bar is enthusiast. Well traveled, exposed to a lot of flavors, yada yada yada. Now you know where I am coming from. Best fries ever - Death by Duck. I spend a lot of time in france so fries cooked in duck fat are no new thing for me. The combination of fries, duck fat, duck confit, crackling, and raspberry mustard......SImply brilliant. I ordered multiple things on the menu and there are no wrong answers. Beer menu is excellent but not quite on par with the food (but that is a very high bar). I am going back with a pocket full of cash and ordering everything on the menu. Hail Beer Belly!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I came here after seeing it on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. The food itself was pretty good - a little greasy but that's to be expected when everything is fried. The duck fat fries were delicious. The deep fried desserts were a let down. But the beer selection was out of this work."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Food was greasy and horrible. McDonald's breakfast sandwich is better. Triple D got it so wrong!!!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014