Cocktails at the Tar Pit

Posted in Sustenance, Vices on October 11th, 2010 by adallal

Tar Pit Bar and Restaurant La Brea

Simply put, I would have rated the Tar Pit an em-phatic 5 stars had the food been better.

The cocktails/ambience are amazing.  The Warsaw Mule and Dark n’ Stormy leverage their tasty   home-made ginger beer and go down a little too easily.

As for the food, they offer some eclectic options (steak diane, wild boar meatballs) that are a bit uncharacteristic for local bars/restaurants here in LA and did not satisfy my basic expectations.  To be clear, I went to the Tar Pit as a result of hearing about their Mule and was not expecting much out of the food, but I couldn’t wrap my head around the options they provided.

Overall, I highly recommend the place for cocktails – I get the feeling that they will sort out their food menu and, when they do, it’ll be a great place to grab a bite and some drinks after work.

609 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-1300