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What You'll Get
Today’s Groupon invites you to brew with a view at one of Los Angeles’s premier eateries. With a patio overlooking the downtown skyline, the Bonaventure Brewing Co. is the city’s true-blue brewery. Get $35 worth of food and guzzle for $15, and sit outdoors on the patio and drink any of the award-winning ales from head brewer David Blackwell. Astound friends and family with your taste in sophisticated dining and your personal fancy for fine libations.
Located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, the brewery’s patio is open during the warmer months of the year and offers diners an incredible scenic view while perusing the lunch, dinner, and drinks menus. The brewery cooks up traditional American grub with a touch of international inspiration, offering lunch and dinner crowds a hot french dip sandwich (with a side of horseradish and au jus, $11.95), a blackened ahi tuna sandwich (seared rare with red onions, $12.95), and the famous BBC meatloaf (with a mushroom gravy and garlic mashed potatoes, $15.95). With a kitchen open until midnight, there’s little reason not to watch the skyline alight with light across the entire night.
Fulfill the promise of a great meal with a hearty pint of BBC ale, be it the sung-about Bonaventure pale ale, blonde ale, or strawberry-blonde ale. For the indecisive ale-enthusiasts and the quint-curious members of your party, the taster set gives you the chance to sample five local fares in 5-ounce glasses for $6.50.
Celebrate your next dental cleaning with this independently owned brewery—it'll make you feel like you own a piece of downtown LA as you feast like royalty drinking artisan-crafted brews from jewel-encrusted flagons. One Groupon can be used for every four people at a table. Valet parking costs $7 for the first four hours.
Note: This Groupon is not valid during happy hour.
- The staff was fun, energetic and incredibly charismatic. The down to earth, yet professional atmosphere was refreshing and enjoyable. I have made the BBC my weekly hot spot! – PebblesChucklene, Citysearch
- Fabulous beer, nice and attentive staff, gets crowed [sic] on Fridays, no better place downtown to get a burger (and they are available until 1 a.m.), and they have a great patio for outdoor dining… – tmelson, Citysearch
- The location was excellent for a nice sit-down lunch inside or outside, which had great view of downtown. The menu was filled with a wide array of cuisine, all of which sounded very appetizing. I had the ahi tuna tartar appetizer as well as the New York Steak; both were delicious. The staff was just great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. – JoshS6093, Zagat
- The service was excellent, and their menu had a huge variety of items to choose from. The beers that they brew were the favorite of the night. The ambiance was relaxed and the view from the breezeway was awesome. – CinydyC3781, Zagat
Haunted Hotels and How to Cope
The Bonaventure Brewing Co. is located in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, which, unlike most hotels, is not haunted. Hotels, along with insane asylums and elementary schools, are the most commonly haunted buildings for two reasons: first, because the land is inexpensive, hotels tend to be built atop sacred burial grounds; second, ghosts prefer to stay in places with beds.
If you find yourself in a haunted hotel room, there are steps you can take to befriend the ghosts. This is most easily done by making some popcorn and watching the film Ghost because ghosts love to complain about the film’s inaccurate, love-filled portrayal of the afterlife. Ghosts can also be turned away by discussions of politics, which they find déclassé.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 1 Groupon per 4 person party. Tax and gratuity not included. 18% gratuity will be charged. Not valid during happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bonaventure Brewing Co.
On the roof of Bonaventure Brewing Co. sits a verdant, manicured square of lawn and a little copse of trees. Carved into that is the circle of a heated outdoor patio that expands into panoramic views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline. Perched atop the fourth floor pool deck, the patio shares the restaurant's 9,000 total square feet with a wood-paneled dining room and an in-house brewery. Here, head brewer David Blackwell creates a trio of award winning beers: pale ale, strawberry blonde, and the Marathon.
Blackwell's ales and a handful of guest beers complement the kitchen's approach to pub food, which ranges from classic bar bites to more upscale, steakhouse-style entrees. The traditional end of the spectrum includes calamari tempura-battered in the brewery's blonde ale, as well as Angus burgers coated in blackened spices and topped with bleu cheese and chipotle aioli. The brewery end features dishes such as macadamia-crusted Mahi-Mahi and bacon-wrapped filet mignon.