Mostly The Monster stops at Stout to watch some NCAA March Madness and have a beer.
But there is the little issue of food. And it is happy hour (not for this guy, his team is losing).
So an Island hopper chicken burger with smoked mozz, artichoke spread, arugula, roasted tomato and seasoned fries with chipotle ketchup make the grade.
It’s a bar first (beer and wine), a hang second, a restaurant last. But that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good. Because it is pretty decent if you’re looking to grub out.
And grub out you will with the menu of burgers (beef, chicken, veggie), fries, rings and desserts. Given it’s open til 4 am what a perfect post club nosh. And the selection of beers on tap and in the bottle will keep you boozy and happy.
And at 50% off at happy hour the food comes out to about $8. Given the Hollywood location is almost completely open to the street you can catch your game and not feel like a complete shut-in. And if you find street parking all the better cause valet will run you $8.
The only misstep on this order is the chipotle ketchup which doesn’t win over The Monster.
Now if only the game turns around.
Why go? Your team is better.
Monster rating: 3/5 Monsters
1544 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028