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The Commons Ale House, Santa Monica

3.1
#8 of 9 in Nightlife in Santa Monica
Nightlife · Bar / Club
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Good beer, good homemade snacks. Free popcorn.

Snack menu:

Free popcorn!

$5 Chips and Dip - Our wonderful onion dip with ruffled kettle chips

$5 Chips and Salsa

$7 Pub Cheese Basket - Our secret recipe, served with sliced apples, rye pretzels and crackers
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
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3.5
TripAdvisor
  • This place has a nice vibe with talkative staff with unique personalities. I was impressed with the style and decorations but it was pretty pricey at $18 for two jam jars of Milk Stout. 
    This place has a nice vibe with talkative staff with unique personalities. I was impressed with the style and decorations but it was pretty pricey at $18 for two jam jars of Milk Stout.  more »
  • Great atmosphere with well thought out decor. Can't comment on music as American Football was on. Mild burn to the wallet with the beer though, $7 for the pint I had. 
    Great atmosphere with well thought out decor. Can't comment on music as American Football was on. Mild burn to the wallet with the beer though, $7 for the pint I had.  more »
Google
  • Commons is great casual few drinks and the table games are my favorite thing about the place. However, watch out for the staff. By mistake, I left my card behind the bar overnight and they helped themselves to a 25% tip! I'm all for tipping but it is an OPTIONAL extra and should be the customer's choice, never the barman's!
  • It's a crap hole! Rude as can be. Beer was okay. Servic bad. You go to a brewery &/or tap house & you expect this laid back chill atmosphere & share your passion for beer. The server had no care whatsoever to explain anything. I asked for a very small sample & he told me the only way to try it was to buy a full beer of it. Worst experience at a brewery/ ale house ever!

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