The original Father’s Office in Santa Monica has been around since the ’50s but, it wasn’t until Sang Yoon took over in 2000 that it became an L.A. craft-beer landmark. The gastropub not only offered Soon’s famous burger but was one of the first bars with a well-curated selection of craft beers, as the chef believed they complemented food better than wine.
The Drink to Drink: Whatever is on tap—it will always be good.
Know Before You Go: Noise levels are off the charts. Leave hopes for meaningful conversations at the door.