we decided on far bar, which is this charming, mostly outdoor narrow corridor with a beautiful string of lights hanging above.
they happened to have live music playing as well, so i'll most definitely be making a return trip.
they had a surprisingly eclectic set of taps - including japan's hitachino white and new belgium's tart lychee - and a decent selection of food. i settled upon two beers from utah's epic brewing company: their hopulent IPA (8.6%) on nitro, no less, and their smoked & oaked belgian (8.8%) - both of which hit the spot.
as an added bonus, laura dern and dermot mulroney were seated at the very table next to us, so it appeared that they were shooting an episode of HBO's "enlightened" nearby...
347 e. 1st st.
los angeles, CA 90012http://farbarla.com/