400 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles CA 90012
Parking: $6.50 Private Lot
Daily, 3-7pm/10pm-close, $2.50 WBR House Beer, $3.50 Bottled Beer, $4-6 Draft Beer, select appetizers $1-$4.95
On one particularly awful evening of LA-traffic, a co-worker suggested that we camp out at Weiland’s Brewery until the streets cleared. Lucky for all, we arrived during happy hour.
Weiland’s Brewery is a neighborhood spot, where the staff definitely trusts in their patrons. While we ate, we saw one man counted cash from the register drawer, while sitting in a booth. It wasn’t even a corner booth! Thinking of using this info to rob the place? Forget it! This is a popular spot for law enforcement and court officials due to the jail and courthouse in the neighborhood.
On our visit, it appeared that the locals hung out in the front bar to watch the latest Dodgers game. In the restaurant section, there were plenty of suits enjoying a bite & a drink before conquering the 110 freeway. In the mix of everything was our group, starving straight from a production scout. During happy hour, there are 12 appetizers, priced between $1-$4.95. We ordered up the Sam Adams onion rings, fresh cut garlic fries, & crispy calamari. The fresh cut garlic fries was our favorite, but definitely not something to order if in an intimate setting (if you catch our drift!).
At Weiland’s Brewery, happy hour drink prices only apply to beers. Since this is a brewery and all, we can’t be too mad, but still there is a full bar so why not cater to other cocktails drinkers? I went for the $9 glass of cabernet. During most happy hours, we’re excited to tell about our drinks and the crowds. We love food, but it’s usually an after thought to our booze munchies.
We’d go to Weiland’s Brewery if in need for a bite to eat, but not necessarily if in need of a drink.
Rating: 3 Martinis