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Library Alehouse

9 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

Established in 1995.

Library Alehouse was opened as one of the first craft beer bars in the Los Angeles area, and continues to serve some of the best, most unique and rare beers from California, the US and beyond.

Library Alehouse offers brunch, lunch and dinner. A variety of salads and sandwiches are on offer, including the shaved ribeye sandwich and the alehouse burger featuring a beef patty on a brioche bun, smothered in arugula, onions, gorgonzola and garlic aioli. The roasted beets salad makes a pleasing accompaniment. Other popular dishes at the Library Alehouse include alehouse fish 'n chips, vegetable curry and grilled fish tacos.

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The Stacks

Served with a Complimentary Salad. French Fries +$1 / Curly Fries, Sweet Potato Fries & Onion Rings +$2. All served on brioche bun unless otherwise specified. Substitute Lindner 100% Grass-Fed Bison on any Beef Burger +$1; Burger Monday - all burger 3 bucks off

  • Alehouse Burger$15.95

    beef patty, melting onions, gorgonzola, arugula, garlic aioli

    • Bison Burger$16.95

      Lindner 100% grass-fed Bison, garlic aioli, arugula, pickled red onion, oven-dried tomato

      • All American Burger$15.95

        beef patty, lettuce, tomato, diced onion, pickle chips, cheddar, smoked 1000 island

        • Hell Burger$15.95

          beef patty, habanero aioli, pasilla, habanero, jalapeno, grapefruit, pepper jack

          • Veggie Burger$12.95

            house chickpea patty, avocado, cucumber, sprouts, aioli

            • Shaved Ribeye Sandwich$14.95

              shaved ribeye steak, grilled onions and bell peppers, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo on toasted ciabatta

              • Ahi Burger$16.95

                seared rare, spicy asian slaw, citrus ponzu, wasabi aioli

                • Cali Burger$13.95

                  turkey patty, gruyere, avocado, sprouts, Dijon

                  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$12.95

                    pesto, arugula, goat cheese, oven-dried tomato, sourdough

                    • Pulled Pork Sandwich$12.95

                      Alehouse barbecue sauce, fennel apple slaw, on a squaw bun

                      Light Reading

                      Add Chicken or Shrimp +$5 / Add Steak or Salmon +$8

                      • Main St. Salad$12.95

                        grilled seasonal veg, mixed greens, quinoa, avocado, cucumber, toasted pine nuts, feta, citrus, coriander dressing; Lose the Feta to Make it Vegan

                        • Steak Salad$14.95

                          roasted beets, mushrooms, asparagus, tomato, gorgonzola, baby greens, sherry mustard vinaigrette

                          • Arugula Salad$9.95

                            arugula, apple, dried cranberry, tomato, shallots, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, cranberry walnut vinaigrette

                            • Southwest Salad$12.95

                              romaine, spinach, black beans, brown rice, avocado, salsa fresca, corn, jack, cheddar, tortilla strips, cilantro vinaigrette

                              • Roasted Beets$12.95

                                arugula, apple, goat cheese, cranberry, walnut, ginger vinaigrette

                                Collected Works

                                • Rocky's Protein Plate

                                  choice of protein with brown rice, guacamole and salad

                                  • Chicken Breast or Two Turkey Patties$12.95
                                  • Flat Iron Steak$14.95
                                  • Skuna Bay Salmon$16.95
                                • Traditional Pasta Bolognese$14.95

                                  rigatoni, house meat sauce, mushrooms, basil, Parmesan

                                  • Beer-Brined Chicken$16.95

                                    Choose Fried or Roasted. Served with mash ans seasonal veg. Please allow 15-20 minutes

                                    • Vegan Enchiladas$13.95

                                      two corn tortillas filled with roasted corn, poblano, mushrooms, garlic and onions, topped with salsa verde, salsa roja and vegan avocado crema, served with brown rice and black beans

                                      • Skuna Salmon$22.95

                                        pan seared, white wine sauce, seasonal veg

                                        • Grilled Fish Tacos$14.95

                                          whitefish, cabbage, chipotle crema, salsa verde, rice, beans

                                          • Alehouse Fish and Chips$13.95

                                            cod, beer battered and deep fried, straight fries

                                            • Taco Plate$11.95

                                              Choose Carne Asada, Chicken or Carnitas. Two tacos with salsa verde, onions, cilantro and queso fresco served with rice, beans, sour cream and salsa fresca on the side

                                              Short Stories

                                              • Ahi Tartare$14.95

                                                oven-dried tomatoes, shallots, chives, parsley, fennel emulsion

                                                • Carne Asada Fries$12.95

                                                  straight fries, carne asada, jack, cheddar, queso fresco, sour cream, salsa fresca, guacamole, jalapeno

                                                  • Beer Braised Mussels$11.95

                                                    one half pound, witbier, fennel, garlic, herb butter, toast

                                                    • Calamari$9.95

                                                      sweet chili sauce, citrus aioli, cucumber coriander salad

                                                      • Roasted Cauliflower$7.95

                                                        almonds, garlic, dried cranberry, white balsamic

                                                        • Sweet and Spicy Wings$11.95

                                                          house sauce, ranch, blue cheese, celery, carrots; or Make it Vegetarian with Cauliflower

                                                          • Frickles$8.95

                                                            breaded deep fried pickle chips, with ranch and habanero aioli

                                                            • Beer-Battered Onion Rings$7.95

                                                              made in house, served with ranch and BBQ sauce

                                                              • Fried Brussels Sprouts$8.95

                                                                parmesan, balsamic glaze

                                                                • Soup Du Jour

                                                                  it's the soup of the day

                                                                  • Cup$3.75
                                                                  • Bowl$5.25

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                                                                What 9 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                                • 4.0Value


                                                                93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                1. H


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  1 review


                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 25, 2017


                                                                  Library Alehouse has a great selection of beers - which was my main motivation to come here (was highly recommended by a friend). Come to find out the food is also very good! I would recommend coming to Library Alehouse.

                                                                2. SJ


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  4 reviews


                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2017


                                                                  The back patio is the only way to go. At first when we arrived, we entered the crowded bar and was a bit worried by the crowd. We had a reservation for the back patio, which was quaint, comfortable and covered. We were there on a colder night, so the heaters were on. Service was prompt, burgers, salads and fish was good. Great for friends or casual night out.

                                                                3. B


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  35 reviews


                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2017


                                                                  Birthday dinner ( a few days later) great casua ambiance

                                                                4. m


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  9 reviews


                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2017


                                                                  We sat outside in the back. We had a really nice, calm evening where I was able to talk and catch up with my boyfriend over good beer. Food was good too!

                                                                5. L



                                                                  10 reviews


                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 11, 2017


                                                                  Greasy food with a mediocre beer selection. Had this place been classified as a regular pub instead of gastropub, I might have given it a slightly higher rating. As a gastropub, the food options are limited - primarily burgers, enchiladas, dips- and the few interesting options (like roasted cauliflower) , lacked finesse, using way too much vinegar. Unpalatable! This food was also one of the worst I've had in the (Venice/ Santa Monica/ Marina Del Rey) area, which has a vatiety of gastronomically rich options. So I've also considered the quality of other local haunts when rating this one.

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review


                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 6, 2017


                                                                  Great little place. Unexpected back patio room.

                                                                7. FE


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  7 reviews


                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 3, 2017


                                                                  The don't have the oxtail Poutine any more, which is a shame. Replaced it with chili fries which pretty good as well. Good service. Good bar food. Good beer.

                                                                8. E


                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  49 reviews


                                                                  49 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 29, 2017


                                                                  Pretty neat place. OUTSTANDING service!

                                                                9. NL


                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  21 reviews


                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 24, 2017


                                                                  Met an old friend and spent several hours catching up. Service was fantastic, steak salad was excellent, veggie burger was praised by companion. Great election of beers with knowledgeable staff.


                                                                Library Alehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 9 OpenTable diners

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