What to Drink at Rambutan’s New Beer Bar

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We like beer with pretty much anything, but no question it’s a required match when we’re eating something Thai and spicy. Taking this concept further, Rambutan (inches beyond the reach of today’s Strip Search: Silver Lake feature) has opened a new beer bar called, well, Beer Bar! Only in L.A. we expect a Thai restaurant with some sort stuck-in-the-sticks-of-South-Dakota theme plus a menu of Southern food, and thus Beer Bar abides. What’s inside and what’s to drink?

The designers behind Bar Covell have added a Crown Bowler bowling machine, old-school beer signs, an upside down canoe, and antlers to the mix, while co-owner Katy Noochla-or is offering two pieces of her family-recipe fried-chicken along with okra and beans for nine bucks. Fortunately, the brew goes beyond Billy Beer for a huge selection of bottled offerings from California and beyond (Maudite and Allagash among the many), plus a scant four on tap, including Port Brewing’s double IPA, a 12% Belgian quad and, shudder, Budweiser. See Beer Bar’s full beer and wine selection below.

2835 W. Sunset Blvd. Silverlake
Open: Sunday through Friday, 5:00 P.M.-2:00 A.M.
Saturday: 5:30 P.M.-2:00 A.M.

2 Pieces of Fried Chicken (Choice of white meat or dark meat) with Fried Okra & Baked Beans - $9.00


Budweiser Lager St Louis, Mi 5% Pint $5

Napa Smith Imperial Porter Napa, Ca 8% Pint $7

Port Brewing Hop 15 Double IPA San Marcos, Ca 10% Tulip $9

Malheur 12 Quadruppel Belgium 12% Tulip $9



Bear Republic Racer 5 American IPA Healdsburgh, Ca 7% 12oz $5

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Rye PA Healdsburgh, Ca 8% 12oz $5

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Pale Ale Chico, Ca 5.6% 12oz $5

Anchor Steam California Common San Francisco, Ca 4.7% 12oz $5

Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout Anderson Valley, Ca 5.7% 12oz $5

Napa Smith Organic IPA Napa, Ca 7.1% 12oz $7

Napa Smith Lost Dog Red American Amber Napa, Ca 7.2% 12oz $7

Green Flash IPA American IPA Vista, Ca 7.3% 12oz $7

Stone Ruination Imperial IPA Escondito, Ca 7.7% 12oz $7

AleSmith Anvil Ale Extra Strong Bitter San Diego, Ca 5.5% 22oz $9

Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard American Strong Escondito, Ca 7.2% 12oz $9

North Coast La Merle Farmhouse Saison Fort Bragg, Ca 7.9% 12oz $9

Russian River Damnation Belgian Strong Pale Ale Santa Rosa, Ca 7.7% 12oz $9

North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout Fort Bragg, Ca 9% 12oz $7

Alpine Duet American IPA Alpine, Ca 6.75% 22oz $14

Alpint Nelson American Rye IPA Alpine, Ca 7.10% 22oz $14

Alesmith Speedway Stout Imperial Stout San Diego, Ca 12% 750ml $18


Alaskan Amber Altbier Alaska, USA 5.3% 12oz 5

Avery Joe’s Pilsner Pilsner Colorado, USA 4.7% 12oz $5

Avery White Rascal Witbier Colorado, USA 5.5% 12oz $5

Dale’s Pale Ale Pale Ale Colorado, USA 6.5% 12oz $5

Abita Amber Vienna Lager Louisiana, USA 4.5% 12oz $5

Flying Dog Pale Ale Pale Ale Maryland, USA 5% 12oz $5

Victory Prima Pils Pilsner Pennsylvania, USA 5.3% 12oz $5

Allagash White Witbier Maine, USA 5.2% 12oz $7

Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB American Brown Idaho, USA 6.0% 12oz $7

Shipyard Imperial Porter Baltic Porter Maine, USA 7.1% 12oz $7

The Great Divide Hades Belgian Strong Pale Ale Colorado, USA 7.8% 12oz $7

Unibroue Maudite Belgian Strong Dark Ale Canada 8% 12oz $9

Avery Barley Wine Barley Wine Colorado, USA 9.2% 12oz $9


Pilsner Urquel Pilsner Czech Republic 4.4% 12oz $5

Fuller’s ESB Extra Strong Bitter England 5.9% 12oz $5

Old Speckled Hen English Pale Ale England 5.2% 14.9oz $7

Blackthorn Cider Cider England 6% 11.2oz $7

Ineeka Green Tea Bier Spiced Bier Netherlands 5.5% 11.2oz $9

Meantime Coffee Porter English Porter England 6% 11.2oz $9

Mikeller Simcoe IPA American IPA Denmark 6.9% 11.2oz $9

Samichlaus Helles Lager Doppelbock Austria 14% 11.2oz $9


Hofbrau Lager Lager Germany 4.2% 11.2oz $5

Kostritzer Schwarzbier Schwarzbier Germany 4.8% 11.2oz $5

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse Dunkelweizen Germany 5.3% 11.2oz $5

Erdinger Hefeweizen Hefeweizen Germany 5.6% 11.2oz $5

Spaten Optimator Dopplebock Germany 7.2% 11.2oz $5

Reissdorf Kolsch Kolsch Germany 4.8% 500ml 9

Aecht Rauchbier Marzen Rauchbier Germany 5.4% 16.9oz $9


Atomium Grand Cru Belgian Strong Pale Ale Belgium 8% 11.2oz $7

Timmerman’s Framboise Fruit Lambic Belgium 4.5% 11.2oz $9

St. Bernandus Prior 8 Dubbel Belgium 8% 11.2oz $9

Tripel Karmaliet Tripel Belgium 8.4% 11.2oz $9

Chimay Blue Belgium Strong Belgium 9% 11.2oz $9


Kirin Ichiban Lager Japan 5% 12oz $5

Hitachino Red Rice Ale Belgian Strong Ale Japan 7% 12oz $9



Llama Malbec Argentina $8

Over the Edge Pinot Noir New Zealand $9

Las Mulas Cabernet Chile $7


Vina Falernia Sauvignon Blanc Chile $7

La Forge Chardonnay Languedoc France $7

Hofer Gruner Veltliner 2009 Austria $7


Monmousseau Crémant de Loire 100% Chenin Blanc $8

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What to Drink at Rambutan’s New Beer Bar