When you find something you like at a bar, you want to bring it home.
We're talking about beer, of course.
Time's come for a pilgrimageto Verdugo
, a very
Eastside bar for beer
connoisseurs—after an extended soft-opening, it's finally open six days a week beginning
An unlabeled spot on a dingy side street, the bar's dark but relatively classy interior works for large
groups in the main room's booths or on couches in the back, but those who came to talk beer should grab a
stool at the bar. The usual suspects are on tap, but the illuminated corner fridge labeled "To Go" has a
constantly rotating cornucopia of rare brews from across the globe that you can take home with you.
Options include SprecherDopple Bock
(just 1,500 bottles made), a Belgian quadruple like
, or Collaboration Not Litigation
, from two breweries who combined their
products rather than squabble over the name they shared. (Further evidence that beer brings people
In case you think it's only about beer here, try a tumbler of Colorado whiskey (each bottle's hand-written
label identifies the song playing during its distillation) or Viscaya rum (tastes like flan). And lest you
think it's all being taken too seriously, they've brought in some regulation beer-pong tables.
But you can leave those at the bar.
3408 N. Verdugo Rd
(between Ave 34 and 35 Glassell Park)
Los Angeles, CA 90065