The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown

Beer Garden / Rooftop Bar
The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown The Biergarten at The Standard in Downtown LA is a festive German beer garden with lots of beer & sausage. Get up to this Los Angeles rooftop with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.05041935588 -118.25632158
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The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown - Beer Garden | Rooftop Bar in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Perched on the east corner of the ultra-mod Standard Hotel’s rooftop is a surreal German wonderland called The Biergarten, where a kitschy ticket booth marks the entrance and $8 buys an oversized paper ticket... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

  • Address:

    The Standard Hotel
    550 South Flower Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  • Metro:

    Purple, Red Lines: 7th Street/Metro Center

  • Phone:

    213-892-8080

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  • Hours:

    Daily noon–1:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown Review

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The Biergarten at The Standard in Downtown LA is a festive German beer garden with lots of beer & sausage. Get up to this Los Angeles rooftop with Party Earth.

Perched on the east corner of the ultra-mod Standard Hotel’s rooftop is a surreal German wonderland called The Biergarten, where a kitschy ticket booth marks the entrance and $8 buys an oversized paper ticket – the only currency accepted in this adult carnival.

Beer-hungry bros, flannel-clad hipsters, and fashionistas who got lost on their way to the nearby Rooftop Bar can all be found here, their feet crunching along Astroturf as they grab a spot at one of the dozens of open tables set beneath large square umbrellas.

A sign above the sunshine-yellow bar touts three beers on tap, which – judging by the bleary-eyed birthday revelers struggling to lift their latest half-liter steins – seem to satisfy most guests.

True to the venue’s theme, the staff is clad in modern versions of classic German attire, with the faux Deutsch damen in T-shirts screen-printed to look like lederhosen.

Mammoth pretzels and beer in hand, jocks lay claim to the foosball table, while mustachioed hipsters lead their ladies to the projection screen at the rooftop’s edge to watch the nightly muted movies over plates of sausage.

No matter the time of day, the garden is abuzz with businessmen talking about finance and foosball, artsy-types lamenting the presence of the businessmen, and stone-faced pouters ignoring the advances of young men in soccer jerseys.

Although the theme may be German, The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown is a veritable United Nations of boozehounds.

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Tip from Emma:

If you’re not into secondhand smoke, keep in mind that smoking is allowed at this open-aired venue.

  • Crowd

    An eclectic mix of German expats, hip Downtown foodies looking for a new place to blog about, college kids whooping it up, business types, starlets hoping to get noticed, trendy overflow from the nearby Rooftop Bar, Standard Hotel guests, and foreign tourists, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin a diverse mix of music ranging from 1950s blues to current hits from around 5pm daily. Free foosball table.

    Muted cult classic films projected on the neighboring building. Breathtaking view of Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    German cuisine sold by the ticket, including sausages, traditional salads, big pretzels, and strudel.

  • Prices

    $8/ticket. Each ticket valid for one of the following: one beer, one glass of wine, one pretzel, one serving of strudel, one salad, or two sausages. Valet $20, $15 for hotel guests, and $33 overnight.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dressy to hip casual: black leather pants, hoodies, business suits, sparkly tops, quirky jumpsuits, sexy skirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any sunny afternoon to enjoy a little Germany in Los Angeles, or Friday and Saturday nights to join hordes of partiers celebrating the weekend.

  • Close By

    Library Bar (630 West Sixth Street Suite 116-A) provides a laid-back, intimate, and upscale setting to enjoy some killer cocktails – the perfect early spot to wait for friends and curl up on a couch to read a book from the bar’s very own library.

The Biergarten at The Standard Downtown User Reviews

Average rating:
Bier!
Kyle L. Apr 25, 2013
I have never been to Germany or an Octoberfest but as soon as I stepped foot into the Beirgarten my German roots immediately came out. From the authentic steins, German foliage and trademark benches to the delicious free smells of wursts and pretzels to the beautiful trendy looking crowds that arrive, this place is heaven. When entering the Biergarten you are greeted by a nicely German dressed ticket booth attendant who sells you tickets based on your food and beverage desire. For $8 you can get a roughly 22oz stein of German heaven (light or dark depending on your preference) or brawts and pretzels if your in the mood to munch. Everything in LA is pricey $$, but the Biergarten definitely gives you your moneys worth with this deal. I feel like every time I am in LA, I am scavenging throughout the city to get myself a Corona and lime for under $10. Well maybe sipping on a cold one with your crew isn't enough? Well the Biergarten offers their guests access to two ping pong tables to screw around on. Me and my buddy messed around on one the tables and had a blast for about an hour. The ball kept rolling all over the bar area and managed to not disrupt anyone's time or business operation....THANK GOD! The whole atmosphere and experience is amazing! It is a great place to start off your evening with your crew before hitting the velvet ropes down in the meatpacking district later that night. GREAT FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, STAFF and of course BEER! You'll definitely thank me for making your day, year and possibly life by stepping foot into this memorable establishment!
A Taste of Germany in DTLA
Lisa W. Jan 25, 2013
At first glance the beer garden appears a little like Disneyland...you must first purchase tickets before entering to pay for your beer or brats. It's much quieter than the bar scene on the rooftop next door. The employees are dressed up in "traditional" costumes that add to the ambiance. There are several beers on tap and the bartenders are happy to give you a sample before making your selection. Right next to the bar is a griller that makes you a fresh, hot bratwurst! Overall, a chill scene and nice place to meet friends after work and relax!
Fun German Bar
Kirsten H. Dec 2, 2012
Although it's not as lively as the original Biergarten in New York, the Downtown Los Angeles location is a fun place to go with a group of friends. I recommend the Biergarten on a hot summer day because it is outdoors, or head over at night before walking to the Standard Rooftop Bar next door. Great beers on tap, as well as traditional German sausages and pretzels. In order to get food and drinks, you have to purchase tickets from a vendor at the front. It doesn't get too crowded either. I definitely recommend this bar to anyone in the area.
Love this place
Ana S. Nov 30, 2012
I have already raved about the Standard hotel and rooftop bar itself, but this is an added extra bonus. You can enjoy the biergarten day or night and there are a ton of good beers on tap offered if you are a beer connoisseur such as myself. Definitely a good place to take a date and it is more relaxed than a nightclub or crowded bar. If you want to go out but don't want to be too crowded or overwhelmed, definitely choose this spot to be able to sit back, relax, have a beer and check out the 360 views of downtown Los Angeles and stare at the stars.
Bring Your Guy
Sarah P. Nov 29, 2012
The Biergarten is very fun and chill, its beer after all!! The only thing is it gets a little bit expensive because the food isn't that big. You buy tickets first and use that at the different stations. The beers on tap are yummy, definitely lighter ones available for girls like me or some darker flavorful German beers. Definitely worth checking out!
Super fun, way more chill than the other side of the rooftop
Maggie T. Sep 16, 2012
This German biergarten is so fun! See Megan at the bar, she is so cool! They serve shots of Jager in addition to three beers on tap. The hef is the best, but the dark beer is good too - suprisingly light. The girls up there are cute. Be sure to tip the girl in the box when you buy tickets... they all share tips! Fun time overall. The view isn't as great from this side of the rooftop, but they make up with it in personality. Check out the pictures in the box when you buy tickets... Also, they have the best pretzels around!
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