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Bars that serve Chimay Gold

SauceSupreme May 17, 2007 12:27 AM

I see Red and Blue label Chimay at a lot of bars these days. Who's got the Grande Reserve chilled and waiting for me? Hollywood-area or Westwood-area would be a huge plus. I know 3rd Stop carries Chimay White (Cinq Cent) but I'm looking for the Gold label stuff.

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    Burger Boy May 17, 2007 07:35 AM

    What is that? Tequilla, Wine???

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      bubbles4me May 17, 2007 07:42 AM

      Belgian beer.

    2. Local May 17, 2007 07:54 AM

      The Old Town Pub (Pasadena) and Lucky Baldwins as local beer/ale palaces came to mind; Crown City Brewery only shows red label... true, not the westside, but here's more... maybe the The Bowery?

      http://blogging.la/archives/2006/05/y...
      scroll down to the comments/responses to his main post for a number of possibilities

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        will47 May 17, 2007 03:17 PM

        The gold is only bottled, right? Have you checked out The Daily Pint? Great bar, I think they only have one type of Chimay on tap (white, IIRC), but I am told they have a massive selection of bottled beer. Even if they don't have Chimay gold, it's worth a trip anyway.

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          PaulF May 17, 2007 03:27 PM

          I was gonna suggest The Pint. Not sure if they have it, but they are a place that should and would.

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            mollyomormon May 17, 2007 03:32 PM

            The Pint is my favorite dive-y bar in LA. Great selection of beers.

        2. hrhboo May 17, 2007 03:19 PM

          The Other Room in Venice usually has it.

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            PaulF May 17, 2007 03:27 PM

            I second this rec.

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              smssms May 17, 2007 04:59 PM

              third. dog friendly, too.

              no food, but abbot's pizza isn't too far..

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                hrhboo May 17, 2007 06:26 PM

                You can have food delivered from anywhere on Abbot Kinney. The Other Room even employs a "runner" of sorts, who will pick you up a couple of slices of pizza from Abbot's, a sandwich from Stroh's or a few tacos/nachos/quesadillas from Tortilla Grill. I never use the service since I usually go there after I've eaten but it's extremely handy.

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                  bpepaj May 17, 2007 06:29 PM

                  The Other Room on Abbot Kinney - they even serve it in a cool glass with the name on it. WORD OF CAUTION: THE BAR IS SUPER LOUD. After you have a glass, head west down two blocks to Lilly's (I think that's the name) for a nice mellow restaurant. Or do in reverse. :)

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                    hrhboo May 17, 2007 06:40 PM

                    At the back end of the bar is an elevated lounge, much much quieter than the bar area. Weekends are super busy and it takes forever to get a drink at the bar, at least the lounge area has table service.

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                    a_and_w May 18, 2007 11:21 AM

                    Get OUT! That is a really, really smart policy...

              2. brattenheimer May 17, 2007 05:04 PM

                Maybe Father's Office?

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                  holy chow May 18, 2007 08:58 AM

                  Hollingshead.

                  In Orange.

                  Tell Kenny "Hi"!

                  Once you are done with your Gold you can try another of the fifty or so Belgians he has around there.

                  www.hollingshead4beer.com

                  Salute!

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                    Kevin B May 18, 2007 09:17 AM

                    The Blue label is the Grand Reserve. Chimay White (the original bottled version of Cinq Cent) has a slightly off-white label. Is this what you're referring to? Lucky Baldwin's will have it. The Beer hotel (Four Points Sheraton LAX) probably has it.

                    I'm not aware of any beer that is commonly known as Chimay Gold. Just Blue, rouge and witte. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/215

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                      will47 May 18, 2007 10:44 AM

                      I've never had it, but when I was looking it up before:

                      http://www.faqs.org/faqs/beer-faq/par...

                      Chimay Gold, Grande Reserve - This is a vintage bottling of Chimay Blue in a 75cl bottle

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                        Kevin B May 18, 2007 12:34 PM

                        I've had millenium vintage magnums of Grand Reserve and once in a bar in Belgium the vintage that was the 200th celebration of the founding of the abbey but these were one offs.

                        Maybe try beer trading or beg Sam @ Stuffed Sandwich that you're worthy. I can't think of anywhere els that might have either of those.

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                      mojoeater May 18, 2007 12:36 PM

                      Check out Good Microbrew in Silverlake @ Sunset and Lucille. They have over 200 beers and I'm pretty sure I saw all three Chimay there.

                      1. lotta_cox May 18, 2007 03:19 PM

                        try blair's and cafe stella, both in silverlake.

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