The 3rd Stop

Bar / Gastropub / Restaurant
The 3rd Stop Boasting over three dozen carefully selected craft beers and a menu anchored by Andalusian tapas, The 3rd Stop is a cozy gastropub/sports bar hybrid popular with denizens of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as a large... Los Angeles United States 34.073549 -118.380729
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Party Earth Review Boasting over three dozen carefully selected craft beers and a menu anchored by Andalusian tapas, The 3rd Stop is a cozy gastropub/sports bar hybrid popular with denizens of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M noon–midnight, Tu noon–1am, W–Sa noon–2am, Su noon–10pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The 3rd Stop Review

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Boasting over three dozen carefully selected craft beers and a menu anchored by Andalusian tapas, The 3rd Stop is a cozy gastropub/sports bar hybrid popular with denizens of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as a large...

Boasting over three dozen carefully selected craft beers and a menu anchored by Andalusian tapas, The 3rd Stop is a cozy gastropub/sports bar hybrid popular with denizens of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as a large contingent of friendly young professionals dropping by for after-work unwinding.

An awning-covered patio offers street-side dining and drinking, while the main dining room inside exudes a casual vibe where small groups and couples sink into teal leather banquettes beneath the wine racks lining the wall to chitchat, or grab a bite to eat at rustic wooden tables under an ornate iron chandelier.

Drinkers and sports fans, joined by the occasional scrub-wearing off-duty medical workers from the hospital across the street, tend to congregate around the bar where flat-screen TVs are always tuned to the latest big game, while patrons more interested in flirting can take their drinks to the tall tables by the patio windows, above which the sympathetic eyes of Beat writer William S. Burroughs loom, inexplicably, from a giant yellow portrait.

Completely laid back and low key, The 3rd Stop is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a pint at the end of a long work day and, as the bar’s motto says, to “stop thinking and start drinking.”

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Tip from Lucas:

Check out the specialty beer menu for the rarest and most expensive craft beers. The priciest on the list, and definitely worth the splurge of $23 for a 12-ounce, is BrewDog Paradox, an imperial stout that’s been aged seven months in a Speyside malt whiskey cask. Ask the bartender what that means.

  • Crowd

    Relaxed and approachable after-work professionals from area businesses, local residents, and staff from the hospital across the street, mostly late 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    iPod playlist features a mix of relatively low-key pop and rock tunes. Flat-screen TVs.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.

  • Prices

    Tapas $4–$12, pizza $11–$14, sandwiches $12–$14. Beer $5–$23, wine $6–$10/glass or $24–$46/bottle. Valet $6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: mostly jeans and collared shirts for guys, cute tops for girls.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night for Happy Hour or dinner. Fridays and Saturdays for a more boisterous crowd.

  • Close By

    Nonna’s Empanadas (8570 Third Street) is a great, inexpensive café just down the street.

The 3rd Stop User Reviews

Average rating:
Great Beer Selection and Food
Jimmy D. Mar 27, 2013
I recently met up with friends at the 3rd stop and was very impressed with the quality of the food and the Beer selection. The burger is terrific and fresh. Probably one of the best I have had in a bar. The beer selection on tap is broad. My favorite was the Stiegl which is a grapefruit beer. Sounds questionable but it is fantastic! They have 3 tv's int he bar area which creates a nice sports viewing area. But it certainly is not a sports bar which is nice that you get the best of both worlds.
good group spot
Brittney B. Dec 3, 2012
Such a cute place to come with family and friends. Their beer is good - and the staff is well opinionated with their preferences. Food is totally decent and very share-able (especially the pizza). All in all, this is a great group spot - there are booths towards the back perfect for a handful of people, and the prices are super reasonable. The only hassle factor here is the parking - street parking is extremely limited, and I think the nearby valet lot costs a couple more $ than it should.
Super Fun Place
caroline h. Nov 30, 2012
This bar is a great place to hang out with friends and dance the night away. I have been here several times and everytime I go, the bouncers and the waiters are always so kind and willing to help you out at all costs. The waiter are especially nice because they want you to truly enjoy your meal and dance to the music. They can even have fun with you and dance too. I love the bartender too, she knew the perfect drink for me to have a good time! I greatly recommend this bar because you will have such a good time and the music is so much fun to dance to!
Third Stop Tapas Bar
Georgina S. Nov 28, 2012
I love the Third Stop. I've been here many times with my family and with friends. It's open super late, so it's perfect if you're hungry after bar hopping or something. The plates are small and meant to be shared...but don't be fooled, you'll end up ordering everything just to get a taste of the eclectic menu. Pizzas are always a good option, and pretty darn delicious. It's a perfect date night spot: it's dark, trendy, and if you sit on the patio, it can be quite intimate as you people watch. Dress trendy when you're here, bring a date, order a cocktail, and share some good food. Guaranteed good time
underrated patio and great pizza
Brent L. Oct 5, 2012
This is a great spot in a central part of town. It is important to note though, that parking is a huge hassle. The food is pretty decent – I think I generally get flatbread pizza when I go, or some other sort of shareable plate. The beer selection is pretty good too – and the staff are fairly knowledgeable in helping you try new beers. I’m not positive but I think this place may be beer and wine only. If it is, that would make sense because it’s always fairly low key here – even when it’s crowded. In the summer if you can, grab a table on their sidewalk patio outside. The booths are better for groups, but the patios are much more intimate. Unfortunately there isn’t too much foot traffic in this area of the city, or else people watching would be better. Either way, hit up the Third Stop and you won’t be disappointed.
My Neighborhood Bar
Danny M. Aug 27, 2012
The 3rd Stop is my local neighborhood bar. It's never the most exciting place but it's always there when I need it a good, chill spot. their beer selection is very solid and if you saddle up and sit at the bar they will put out some pringles for free as a nice snack for you. The menu is pretty varied as well - burgers, pizzas, tapas, and entrees. The food can be up and down but there is one item that you must try - the Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza - an awesome dessert pizza. Overall this place is just chill...come to watch a game, chill with a friend at the bar or on the patio out front, or enjoy a quiet date night.
Solid neighborhood bar
Sam A. Aug 10, 2012
The 3rd Stop is a nice neighborhood bar. It's certainly nothing special but generally just solid. The food is usually pretty good (though I did have a bad experience with a turkey burger one time) and the beer options are reasonably extensive. Keep in mind that they don't serve hard liquor if you're looking to get a bit more aggressive. The bar gets pretty crowded after work so that's a good time to go if you're looking to meet people. The patio out front is very relaxing. Keep in mind that parking is tough. Very limited street parking but they do have valet.
After Work Go To Spot
Paul F. Aug 6, 2012
Situated directly across from Cedar's Sinai Hospital, The 3rd Stop is a great little gastropub for after work drinks with friends or the 'very' beginning of a date. Keep in mind there's only beer and wine here - but they usually have good Belgian brews on tap. For food, try their pizzas or their turkey burger. 3rd Stop is also a decent spot to catch a local game - Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, etc. It's not a sports bar but they always have sports on their few TVs. One of the nicest parts of The 3rd Stop is their street facing patio. They have heat lamps too in case it gets cold. But it's rare for bars in LA to have that much room in the front of the place. A chill vibe and a chill crowd almost any day of the week.
Super Chill or Super Crowded, but Always Fun
Sara G. Aug 3, 2012
Of all the times I've been to The 3rd Stop, it's always been super crowded or very low key - I have yet to find that in-between noise level with them. It's geographically central - and super close to San Vicente, which makes it a very easy go-to with friends coming from all over LA. Their beer is interesting - and the staff is well opinionated with their preferences. Food is totally decent and very share-able (especially the pizza). All in all, this is a great group spot - there are booths towards the back perfect for a handful of people, and the prices are super reasonable. The only hassle factor here is the parking - street parking is extremely limited, and I think the nearby valet lot costs a couple more $ than it should. This is a particularly good spot to pre-game before walking over to St. Nick's for some craziness.
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