The Glendale Tap is a flat out great space for craft beer in Los Angeles, also quite dark inside so when I visited recently, I didn’t even try to take a photograph though I wanted to because the bar, it is leaning into its new existence as basically a bottle shoppe. And I mean bottles literally. They have a lot of glass inside.
The above photo from their Facebook page shows some of the large format bottles that they have. You could stock a beer cellar in one stop. For me, I was in the market for a special birthday beer. After five minutes of looking, I had three strong choices and after another five minutes (I was on the clock, I don’t stay inside anyplace for long) I had another couple added to the list, making my final choice harder.
They also have the hip IPAs of all sub-styles in a cooler, so your trend beer buddies will be happy too. I say venture over to San Fernando and get ready to find a special beer of your own.
It’s Friday, and you only have 3 days left of L.A. Beer Week.
Make the most of it, maybe in my hood of Glendale….
the Glendale Tap tonight as they BBQ and have a few beers on tap: “We’ll be in full Backyard Boogie mode w/ Bart’s BBQ smokin’ brisket, and Burnt Ends all-day. We’ll be pouring a ridiculous lineup of treats from the homies at Beachwood, Bottle Logic, Cellador, El Segundo, Highland Park Brewery, Homage, Moonraker, Pure Project, State and Unsung.”
tomorrow, Brewyard will mix art and beer: “The 2nd Annual Brewyard Art Festival is a craft brewery/beer themed art show with local artists, vendors, photographers, musicians, live painting, face painting, live auction, and more. The purpose of this event is to highlight local artists. Last year, we had over 400 attendees and this time around we’re doubling the outdoor space for artists. This year will be even bigger and better!”
and/or you could head to nearby Eagle Rock and Dope & Dank team up with the Craft Beer Cellar for “This is L.A.merica”
The Glendale Tap is not known for throwing events. They prefer more to turn up the music, have the pool tables ready and have plenty of beer on tap. This month they will split the difference and have a new keg of something sour tapped each day. From purveyors such as….
Allagash, Almanac, Ballast Point, The Bruery, Eagle Rock, Epic, Highland Park, Lost Abbey and Tahoe Mountain.
You will have to follow the social media to see which sour is pouring when. My choices are in italics.
Tomorrow for my column on FoodGPS, I talk about the newly opened Glendale Tap.
Here are some additional photos from my visit on opening night…….
The logo on a really huge size of beer chalice. (If only it were a real serving size)
The layout of the space.
Sadly, no Eastside on tap.
I get to write about beer that is actually located in the town that I live in! No offense to Golden Road which is literally across the street from Glendale or Eagle Rock which is right next door as well but they are both technically L.A.
This EaterLA article lays out what is happening but hopefully it will open soon and I can give a proper review.
UPDATE: They open on October 24th. Wednesday at 5pm.