When researching the Los Angeles beer scene and looking for a good beer bar I kept running in to The Daily Pint. It’s only on biking distance from my house so I decided to stop by there a few days ago. The beer selection is really good. There is at least one cask ale on all the time. I had the fortune to sample Stone IPA with Amarillo hops and the Arrogant Bastard with Chinook hops. Both of them really good but lacking a little of the fruitiness that I associate with cask ale. The Daily Pint also have beers on tap that I would only dream about back east, even just on bottle. Deschutes Twilight Ale and Green Lake Amber, Firestone Walker Union Jack and Double Barrel Ale, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Stone 14th Anniversary, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout and one of my favorite beers, Young Double Chocolate Stout. The future looks promising. New Belgium Ranger, Russian River Golden Ale and
Firestone Walker Reserve Porter coming up on tap soon. The atmosphere of a place is important to me. The Daily Pint is a gaming place with pool tables and other games. I think that is usually doesn’t improve the atmosphere. But in this case it’s separated from the main bar and the good beer selection makes up for it. The interior is traditionally dark wood panel with a big bar. If it wasn’t for the beer this would have been a dive. It’ seems like they have a steady flow of regulates there that are interested in beer and like to talk beer. The bartender also talks beer and help the ignorant guests to something they enjoyed. They also have a great selection of single malt whiskey. The Daily Pint looks like it can be one of the places where I can go and enjoy a good beer.
Not far from The Daily Pint is Fathers Office. They are only 2.5 miles (4 km) apart but it could just as well be the same distance as between the earth and the sun. At least when it comes to their
atmosphere. While The Daily Pint is dark, rough and marked by years of beers serving Fathers Office is the place for the young and hip people in a carefully designed location with a carefully designed menu. Both of them have a great beer menu and I will for sure visit both of them. The downside with Fathers office is that it’s a very small place and it fill up quickly. It’s not a problem for me though. I like to start my beer drinking right after afternoon coffee. Actually, both of them have something on common with Charlie’s in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fathers Office a marginally bigger than Charlie’s and The Daily Pint’s interior reminds me about Charlie’s. Daily Pint would probably be as smokey as Charlie’s is if smoking at restaurants was allowed here in California. The beer menu at Fathers Office present some beers from local breweries. They have beers from Craftsman Brewing Company in Pasadena, The Bruery and Taps Fishouse and Brewery in Orange County. They also serve beers form Unibroue, Stone, North Coast (Old Rasputin on tap, that is a treat), and Deschutes Black Butte Porter and Inversion IPA.
Beer people always seem to find each other. When I was at Fathers Office I came to talk to a guy sitting beside me. We soon figured out that we shared the interest for beer. He was from Texas and on business in California and looking for beers in large bottle from local breweries to bring with him home to share with his friends. He was just like many of us beer enthusiasts. It doesn’t matter where we are at, we are always looking for some interesting and exiting new beers to share with like-minded.
Father’s Office was featured on After Hours with Daniel. Not much beer but interesting if you like food.