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Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 11:00 AM

Living in Santa Monica, we usually go to Wildflour when we want a fresh pie and a pitcher of beer in a pizzeria type environment.
I know there's better pizza in the area, but for me, taking it home and having bottled beer or even a pint when our kegerator is behaving isn't the same, and Wildflour's pizza is definitely enjoyable.

What pizza and beer places have you enjoyed in the L.A. or Westside area?

I'd like to venture beyond Wildflour but can't think of any other places that offer good pizza and draft beer.

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  1. MeAndroo RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 11:25 AM

    Though I wouldn't recommend it for watching a game or anything, Pitfire Pizza in downtown LA does me right. They've got Red Hook and a couple of other beers on tap, a few more bottled and some pretty darn good pizza.

    When I lived in La Mirada, we used to go to the Lamppost Pizza on La Mirada Blvd, but it's since changed hands and become some other pizza place. Haven't been there yet, but we used to hit Lamppost because we always had coupons.

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      sherpa50 RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 11:29 AM

      A Pitfire is opening soon (or may be open already) on Westwood Blvd. at La Grange (across from California Chicken Cafe). Good pasta, too.

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        kek is khmer RE: sherpa50 Jun 25, 2007 01:59 PM

        I was in that area on Saturday and didn't see a new pitfire. Then again I wasn't looking for it.

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        Diana RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 11:52 AM

        Red Ball in Canoga Park

        Not good food, but good beer at BJ's.

        Two Guys From Italy

        Pizza Port.

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          godvls RE: Diana Jun 25, 2007 11:58 AM

          How is the pizza at Red Ball? I drive by there all the time, but have never stopped in.

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            Diana RE: godvls Jun 25, 2007 12:07 PM

            pretty good.

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            MeAndroo RE: Diana Jun 25, 2007 12:48 PM

            I second good beer @ BJ's. I love Pirahnas or Jeremiahs with maybe a small personal pizza in lieu of a heavy dinner.

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              Diana RE: MeAndroo Jun 25, 2007 12:50 PM

              Yeah, the food isn't spectacular, but the beer almost makes it worth it.

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            Mobius8201 RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 12:01 PM

            There is an older place in Lakewood called Me-N-Ed's really good, not to filling crust. Best pizza is prob the pepperoni and jalapeno! Decent selection of Beers, they have Michelob Amber Bock on tap goes great with a lot of different pizzas!

            1. PaulF RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 01:01 PM

              It's funny ... or not so funny ... but we used to hit Shakey's for the beer and pitcher thing.

              Now, both the Shakey's on Santa Monica and the Shakey's on Washington are both closed down.

              Shakey's never had great pizza, but they did have draft beer.

              And -- oddly enough -- I could stomach their chicken and potatoes. Keg beer must make food taste better.

              A lot of the recs in this thread are not for places in Santa Monica or on the Westside.

              Earth, Wind and Flour might have draft beer, though I wouldn't recommend the food. IT's up on Wilshire.

              Man, you've asked a great question: Is there a good pizza joint with draft beer in the city of Santa Monica?

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                nrique RE: PaulF Jun 25, 2007 08:05 PM

                "Is there a good pizza joint with draft beer in the city of Santa Monica?"

                A better question is ARE there any good pizza and draft beer joints in LOS ANGELES? I would drive a good deal to get a good pie and pitcher. In the OLD days there was Straw Hat, Shakey's, Numero Uno and all sorts of Mom & Pop joints. What happened?

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: nrique Jun 25, 2007 08:49 PM

                  If you're willing to accept OC as part of Los Angeles, Pepperoni's is exactly what you're looking for. There are a few, I think -- ours is on State College and South in Anaheim.

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                pbswordgirl RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 02:26 PM

                Pitchers, Pizza and lots of other good food:
                Rocco's Italian Kitchen
                6335 Wilshire Blvd.
                Los Angeles, CA 90048

                Really nice people there, too...

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                  QualityMart RE: pbswordgirl Jun 25, 2007 08:26 PM

                  Second for Rocco's, a true old-fashioned Italian joint with excellent pizza.

                  If you want to emphasize the beer part more than the pizza part, also check out The 3rd Stop near Robertson & 3rd. A really great brewpub with tasty pizza's too. Some reviews:

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/306552
                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/81371

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                  Hungry Girl RE: Wolfgang Jun 25, 2007 08:17 PM

                  Dagwoods pizza in Venice and they have a SaMo location on Wilshire. The SaMo one has booths, TVs, wait staff - sort of east coast like if you know what they are like.

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                    Wolfgang RE: Hungry Girl Jun 26, 2007 09:51 AM

                    I drove by Dagwood's SM store last night and remembered that they have draft beer. I'll give them a shot. I've never thought much of their slices or atmosphere inside the SM location--kind of like a fast food restaurant with a few tvs--but it's close enough that i'll try the fresh pie and pitcher combo sometime.

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