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Aug 31, 2009 10:33 PM

craft beer in the valley?

i'm a SF transplant and a current westside craft beer devotee and have been to virtually all of the spots in my neck of the woods in search of my favorite barleywine or double IPA. however, i visited studio city's laurel tavern recently and was pleasantly surprised that this kind of place existed in the valley. i know, i've spent too much time west of the 405, my apologies, haha.

my question is: are there other similar, undiscovered places in the valley that i haven't been to that people could suggest? many thanks...

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      1. re: burntwater

        Boneyard has a good but very small selection on tap due to his space limitations. His bottle selection is perhaps the best in S. California though. Food while good can be expensive as in $18 - $22 burgers. $56 Tomahawk Steak (small) etc.
        Couldn't get 'Link to a place' to work but here is the link:

        1. re: sel

          Boneyard Bistro is certainly not for the frugal.

          The markup on his bottles may turn some off who are use to buying at retail.

          it is what it is, craft beer in the valley.

          1. re: burntwater

            Agree as his bottled beer prices are retail X2 but Aaron has 50% off all beer on Monday as well as Fried Chicken. My favorite nite at the Boneyard!

      2. When I read your topic only Laurel Tavern came to mind but you already got that. I have had good food there and while they have some good beer I think their focus is too narrow. They serve ONLY California brews and yet don't get some of the best from our state like Russian River Brewing Company's offerings. And there are zillions of other great craft brews from other states and then the Belgian offerings!

        Laurel Tavern
        11938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604