When the first thing that comes out of your mouth is “it’s like a tactile orgasm” – there are three things you simultaneously think:
1) I hope nobody heard that.
2) Yep, they did, those people right there are looking at you with a strange expression.
3) The food and drink better be just as good.
Luckily, City Tavern in Culver City pulls through. Just as you would hope from a place that is as hip as to have walls coated in blackboard paint, hand-made tables from old barn wood, gnarly-cool lights made from re-purposed metals, and coveted booth seating with “table taps,” City Tavern is the exact opposite of stuffy.
It is also the first state approved establishment to offer a computerized draft beer system at three booths where patrons can pour their own beer – three craft beers – at their table.
Why you know it: City Tavern is the little brother to “up the block” Rush Street.
Why you’ll love it: Table-taps for select booths. Quirky spins on classic food and drink – like seasonal beer popsicles nestled in pop rocks, and the chef’s understandable obsession with bacon. Beer is served in milk bottles during happy hour.
What you should eat: Poutine, Fried Grits, House Buttermilk Dressing, Fried Chicken Nuggets, Roasted Mahi, and Warm Peanut-Butter Brownie.
What you should drink: Any of the beers on tap via tasting flights. Definitely try the Cool Hand Luke and Grape Goose from the cocktail menu.
Made by locals, for locals, City Tavern is an excellent option to add to the tried-and-true options in Culver City. Plus-apparently, you can say anything here and still get served!
Type: Restaurant, Bar
Category: Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Company: Classy enough for a date, but laid-back enough for a casual evening out.
9379 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232
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