What You'll Get
Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy at 8 oz. Burger Bar on Melrose Avenue. For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of beefy burgers, drinks, sides, and more at this meat-centric hot spot.
Each of 8 oz. Burger Bar's signature patties is sculpted from a combination of humanely raised, hormone-free Black Angus sirloin, short rib, and chuck aged in a Himalayan salt-tiled meat locker. Go the traditional route with grass-fed Estancia beef ($9), or mix up the core of a layered masterpiece with free-range turkey or homemade veggie burgers ($8 each). All creations can be customized with freebies such as ketchup and onion, or garnished with extras like cheese, avocado, a fried egg, and more ($1–$2 extra). 8 oz. also offers a variety of sandwiches such as the short-rib grilled cheese with onion marmalade ($8), or opt for a butter lettuce and endive salad featuring walnut-bread croutons and vinaigrette (also humanely raised, $9). Accessorize your meal with sides ($4) such as fried pickles, brussel sprouts, bacon, sweet-potato chips, or truffled potato skins. View the menus here.
Supplement choices with beverage selections ranging from a creamy milk shake to cool draft beer. Try an A&W root beer float ($4), draft beer ($6), or frothy strawberry milkshake or malt ($4). 8 oz.'s cool, butcher-shop-meets-brasserie feel gives the space an edgy, laid-back feel. Late hours (until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, kitchen serves until midnight) cater to late-night cravings and reverse dates that start with an awkward goodbye and end with dinner at 11:30 p.m.
8 oz. Burger Bar was listed in Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants, featured in Daily Candy, and received a glowing recommendation from the Los Angeles Times. More than 400 Yelpers give it 3.5 stars.
- The burgers are of the drippy, bloody school, especially the burger made with roasted mushrooms and grass-fed beef — if you concentrate, you can taste every blade. – Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly
- Armstrong has gotten in some chef-ly flourishes, true, but he's also delivering solid food made with local produce and hormone-free meats at a tab far lower than the obligatory burgers on the menu at pricier restaurants. Add in the beer and cocktail program, and this place has become much more than a neighborhood hang: For the young and hungry, it's a destination. – S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
- I love trying a new drink every time I come in. The lavender mojito is awesome. I have yet to try a burger I didn't like here. The Melrose is my favorite. – Erin H., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 13, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.