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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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Food was Outstanding! The Service was Great and my Friend Loved the Beer!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The death by duck fries and the duck french dip are to die for!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "If you love Beer and Wine with a guilty pleasure of food to follow then this is the place for you"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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)!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Best wings i have ever had. 29 33 36 39 42 45 48 51"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "nice place to hang out have a few beers and chat, tho the music is bit loud, not a huge problem"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food and was outstanding and the service was just as great!! Walking distance from the Wiltern which makes for a great place for dinner & drinks before or after a show! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great! Don't miss Death by Duck. Perfectly cooked fresh ingredients, friendly space and a food loving crowd. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was visiting from Chicago and sought this place out after seeing their food and taplist. Was not disappointed. The beers were awesome and the food was outstanding. Ryan was a great server also. Those deep fried Oreos are to die for. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We drove from San Jose to LA for an event last weekend, and this was our first (and much anticipated) chance to eat at Beer Belly. We are thinking it would be worth the 10 hour drive just to go back to Beer Belly again. Everything we had was excellent, and the staff was friendly and attentive. The brussel sprouts were the best we have ever had, hands down. Can't say enough about the duck fat fries either. Go there."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My only fault is their draft beer list is ALL IPA. Seriously, this isn't Portland. Some warm weather brews would be nice. Aside from that, the food is great, though on the mild side, the waitstaff knows how to both serve and leave you alone, and you can carry a conversation in a vibrant bar scene. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Saw this on DDD and had to give it a try. It's a perfect comfort food gone upscale hit. Great beer selection as well. Glad I made a res for 3:30 Saturday afternoon. The place was hopping. Great service as well. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Overall, had a good experience. When we went, the oven was down, which was unfortunate, but we were able to satisfy our appetites with fried, greasy deliciousness. Death By Duck fries were solid, as was the Duck French Dip. Had set extremely high expectations for Beer Belly, and unfortunately, they were not totally met. Very good experience here, but was not totally blown away, and the reputation of this place probably has had an impact on the somewhat inflated prices. Again, not blown away, but certainly would return."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Death by duck fries are a must get and the grilled cheese sandwich is ridicules. The grilled cheese sandwich is unique with 4 cheese, great bacon and maple syrup but the twist is some of the cheese is on the outside."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "OMG their food was AMAZING. Their oven was having issues so we couldn't order the Grilled Cheese, Macaroni, or Short Rib meal ---- this eliminated about HALF of the best things on the menu so I was kind of disappointed. The rest of the food was pretty good. The wings were your standard wings but the dip really made them amazing. The duck french dip was surprisingly delicious!! And the deep fried oreos, I could eat 20 of those they were so good! My only complaint was the oven because it made their menu significantly smaller, but if it had been working I would say Beer Belly is legit!! I'll have to go back and try the short rib. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014