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
8636 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
M noon–midnight, Tu noon–1am, W–Sa noon–2am, Su noon–10pm
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
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.”
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.
Relaxed and approachable after-work professionals from area businesses, local residents, and staff from the hospital across the street, mostly late 20s and 30s.
iPod playlist features a mix of relatively low-key pop and rock tunes. Flat-screen TVs.
Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.
Tapas $4–$12, pizza $11–$14, sandwiches $12–$14. Beer $5–$23, wine $6–$10/glass or $24–$46/bottle. Valet $6.
Casual: mostly jeans and collared shirts for guys, cute tops for girls.
Any night for Happy Hour or dinner. Fridays and Saturdays for a more boisterous crowd.
Nonna’s Empanadas (8570 Third Street) is a great, inexpensive café just down the street.