840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tom Bergin's Tavern
Tom Bergin's Restaurant
Tom Bergin's Old Horseshoe Tavern
Parking: Street, Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Brew Pubs
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
03/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
As a 55 year old, I had made it through life without once complaining to a manager about poor service or food, until my fifth visit to Tom Bergin's.
My wife, daughter and I were seated in a booth with service settings for two. When the appetizer was served I went to the service area to get a knife and fork. After the appetizer was finished the waitress finally provided a setting. My daughter placed her glass on the edge of the table twice for more water. Both times after waiting 5 minutes I got up and filled it myself. My wife's coffee was never refilled. When my wife's meal was served the mashed potatoes were cold. I finally complained to the manager, who had warm mashed potatoes sent out.
As I was leaving I ran into the manager outisde the front door. Instead of apologizing, he stated that I had anger management issues . Obviously we will never visit this place again. Open since 1936, but with current management unlikely to stay open long.
03/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I live within walking distance of Bergins and unfortunately I will NEVER go in this pub again. The bartender who I believe was named Jeffery was incredibly rude. I was with 2 out of town guest (male and female) and when my male guest asked for the drink that he had ordered approx. 10 minutes prior the bartender became irate. He began yelling and told my guest that he didnt order a drink. It got to the point where the other bartender had to restrain the irate bartender. I was shocked and extremely disappointed because prior to this incident I was telling my guest that it was a good pub. I would not recommend this pub and they lost my business forever.
07/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I really like this place. For years, I have wanted to go here (because it looks so interesting from the outside) and I wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was fun and casual, full of people from all age groups. It had a community aura about it. The food was good. I would have liked it if they had had a couple more beers on tap but they had the important ones (Smithwick's and Guinness).
05/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I love Tom Bergin's. Tasty food served up quickly in a dark, yet cozy, pub atmosphere. Cardboard, hand painted shamrocks of loyal customers have been stapled into the walls and ceilings for years. Valet parking available, but worth a loop around the neighborhood for a free spot. Gotta try the Irish coffee, and unlike so many stupid, could-care-less bartenders in Los Angeles, the folks at Bergin's pour their Guinness properly.
04/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Tom Bergin's is a great place to hang out, with it's unique atmosphere and tasty food. Despite it's long-lasting reputation, the service leaves something to be desired, whether the place is empty or full. It's too bad, it really puts a damper on what could potentially be a great restaurant.
10/26/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My favorite bar in LA. Great crowd. Great drinks. Great food. It can get crowded and crazy, or it can be quiet and mellow. I like both here. Never tried being here on St. Patty's day, but if I did tred out into the public on that day, this would be the place. I think they should serve Carlsberg, and I would declare it my home.
05/20/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I go on a fairly regular basis and I've never had a problem with any of the staff -- Bartenders or Wait -- even when the place is packed. Unpretentious crowd, good drinks and tasty food. Finding a seat may be difficult sometimes when it's super-crowded but it's rarely an issue, especially for those who like to work the room.