I love Korean food, and I love beer, and the two did not meet in the past. We often need to head out to Father's Office or Wurstkuche to have something decent to drink after a great meal at K-town. But my dream is answered: Biergarten.
Foodwise, Korean-fusion but in a good way. We tried
- Korean Taco. We were very skeptical by anyone trying to channel Kogi. However Beirgarten's version is actually good ad much close what we imagined a Korean taco to be: greatly seasoned beef, with just the right amount of spiciness & garnishing.
- Beer Chicken. Well, it actually doesn't tasted like beer, but skin was crispy and even the breast meat was flavorful. They use fresh, never frozen chicken.
The highlight is the beer selection: 20 beers on tap, more in bottles, and much much more than your standard OB and LIte. Besides usual suspect such as Racer 5 IPA, Tripel Karmeliet, they also have 3-4 beers on constant rotation, like seasonal offering from Gouden Carolus.
Owner Neil is super friendly, and constantly checking in with us on food and beer. The place has been opened for a month, and he also mentioned the chef was from the defunct Zip on Wilshire/Western.
Overall, the food is good - not earth shattering good, but if you are looking for a place with good food and beer - or just a great beer - this is the place for you.
Note: If sports is not your kind of tea, don't try to go there when there's a Laker's game night. It maybe distracting from the eating/drinking experience..
206 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(Cross Street: Beverley)
3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA
206 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004