The newest in LA's beer bar brood, Tripel, opened recently in Playa Del Rey. I was excited to try it because a) it is close, b) owners are Beechwood co-founders and c) the menu is farmer's market fresh with an impressive beer list. I joined my friend, Damion, to test it out on Monday night. Small but lively, the restaurant consists of a single bar and a few communal tables.
I had the lamb burger (amazing), Damion and I shared the sweet potato tater tots (yum) and I started with beer from their something-for-everyone list (Victory Golden Monkey tripel). Per the bartender, Ryan's suggestion, I swapped beer for his choice of red wine (an Austrian blend) with the lamb burger.
For those who are not beer drinkers, there is a decent wine list and a selection of inventive beer cocktails.
Tripel - 333 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey