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The Commons Ale House

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open today: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Good vibe and drinks but at a price.

This place has a nice vibe with talkative staff with unique personalities. I was impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Gary M
Great but ouch

Great atmosphere with well thought out decor. Can't comment on music as American Football was on... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Tony K
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8 Feb 2016
“Good vibe and drinks but at a price.”
24 Jan 2016
“Great but ouch ”
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129 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
Santa Monica
+1 310-451-6700
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

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.

2  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This place is tiny and can get loud quick, but the selection of beers was interesting. The prices are pretty high, but overall it was a good experience.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We stopped in here to get away from the heat and it was great. Just a 'pub' with no frills, just how we like it and the locals and bar-maid were very friendly. She let my hustband try the beer before buying and was very...More

Thank Pauline L
Reviewed 5 May 2015

$18 for two halves of beer was way too expensive. Prices only given after we ordered. The drinks weren't even very nice although recommended to us. Nice decor but empty ( I assume due to high prices) try the much cheaper and nicer Craftsman next...More

Thank bettyblue79
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

It really takes a lot to make me write a bad review for a place, especially being in this line of work. That being said, avoid this place, the staff are complete and utter jerks, poor selection of beer, and the prices are hilariously expensive....More

2  Thank Whit B
Reviewed 5 March 2015

My husband enjoyed a number of craft beers while I shopped across the street. He said they were all delicious. I did have 2 mimosas, as they do not have liquors, but only beer and wine. The mimosas were $3/each and very good. There is...More

Thank YogaTravel
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Tired from our Hop on/Hop off adventure, my husband & I were ready for a brew and this place did not disappoint. Great selection of microbrews & national options. I've not owned, but have visited many ale houses throughout the world & sometimes, fresh brewed...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Having owned a bar for thirty years and hoping i have a wide knowledge of beers i was very disappointed with this place. Bartender in deep water and the two beers i ordered on the beer menu were both unavailable. Would not recommend and at...More

Thank ChelseaMartin
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Craft beer and 2 dollar jello shots! You can play connect four with your pals or jenga. Literally, what more could you want!

Thank Vanessa M
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