Charcoal BBQ

3.8
11 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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For hearty and comforting fare in a welcoming and old-fashioned pub setting, visit Charcoal BBQ Bourbon & Beers in Los Angeles, California. Guests at Charcoal BBQ Bourbon & Beers enjoy several of the menu�s more unique flavors that often include egg burgers, bacon candy, beef brisket, mac and cheese, baked Brussels sprouts and BBQ ribs.

Try one of the handmade drinks at Charcoal BBQ Bourbon & Beers. The full bar introduces a wall full of bourbon and whiskey options imported from all around the world. Local craft and draft beers are available by the glass or bottle to be enjoyed during a lingering meal.

Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
Thursday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 300-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jeremy Zimmerman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Evans St.
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Parking details
Parking lot in rear
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Entertainment
Great Blues, Blue Grass, Country Inspired music playing throughout the restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Contact us today at 323-964-9494 and we can accommodate all party requests!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.0
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3.4
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4.0
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Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and sides were great. Nice cocktails. Lovely space. Parking in the area is tricky but I would whole-heartedly recommend this restaurant. Mmmm... cornbread! (They don't bring honey or butter with it but you should ask for it). Popular with families in the early dinner hours so come after 7p to avoid little kids...

n
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall experience was good. Food was awesome but service was pretty slow. They only had one person on and her section was huge. There wasn't a busser or a bartender to help her out either. I'd go again but sit at the bar or take-out. Corn bread was excellent.

D
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authenic BBQ brisket is tender and oh so flavorful, smokey, with the proper bark burnt ends - killer!
The cole slaw a foodie delight and a refreshing surprise kinda Thai spices and delicious and must!

g
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had an early dinner there last Saturday night. Overall, a very positive experience. First off, everyone who we interacted with was fantastic. Lovely people who were great at their jobs. The food was very good but not perfect. Definitely would go back and try more things so I don't want to make it sound like it was bad when it wasn't at all.

Loved the fried okra and I thought my brisket was good but my friend found it a little dry...as he did his ribs. Maybe that's just him. I also ordered the brussel sprouts and they did disappoint a little bit. They didn't have much flavor. Usually they're cooked with bacon or apple cider vinegar or a balsamic something...and these lacked that. So, I think they need to be punched up a bit.

Those are all minor things. The atmosphere is fun and our cocktails and beers (for those who like a good selection) were all good.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Okay, so your restaurant is relatively new. Stop using this as your excuse for poor service. We hope you survive the fickleness of LA foodies because the BBQ is amazing. However until you fix the quality of service guests won't be coming back.

RD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We showed up at a good time, the place was almost empty. Our server was nice and attentive, but I had hoped that the pulled pork burgers would've been more flavorful. I'd gone without BBQ (red meat, really) for the better part of a month so I was excited to flood the drought. The food wasn't bad, I was just hoping to be blown away.

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner we had at Charcoal on a Saturday night - but the service left a lot to be desired. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservations, so I wasn't surprised when they asked us to wait at the bar - and waited a little more than 30 minutes to be seated.

She ordered chicken, I ordered brisket and we shared fries and beans. The chicken came out first - and it tasted amazing. We finished it before the brisket came... which was ~10 minutes after the chicken, it wasn't as good as the chicken, but it was good.
The beans came maybe 5 mins after the chicken, and the fries showed up 10 minutes after that.

During the disjointed meal, we watched the each member of the wait staff (including the bartender) walk into the kitchen and stay there for several minutes .

Maybe we will try it again in a few months, then again... maybe not.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

the yelp reviews mentioned something about the service and food-- I disagree with those reviewers. The service was great.. The bartender should be called a mixologist... As she muddled ingredients for special cocktails. The interiors are perfect. ... The brisket? Blew me away. That's my favorite right now! I think the staff will work out the kinks with some of the side dishes eventually--- it's not that they were bad! It's that the brisket, chicken and ribs were so incredible that the sides need to up their game to stand amoungst the Kings! It feels like you are at someone's home here... More than a boo-gee restaurant in LA. I prefer this, especially when eating bbq. You're at someone's home, who really knows how to cook, entertain guests, and has amazing taste in interior design. Bon appetit.

PE
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will have to bring the kids here. Plenty more things to try on the menu. The open faced pulled pork with fried egg on top was amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is just two weeks old, but they've got a good formula with amazing meats in hearty portions. Can't have enough good BBQ.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

After a slight mess up with the reservation, we were seated. The food was great, the service, was as great.