Our Mission goodmicrobrew is committed to serving the greatest selection of microbrew beers and the highest quality of food at the most reasonable prices. Consistency, service, quality of food and cleanliness are our most important values.
Owner Ron Martinez
Designer Karen Vidal
It was 2000 when current owner, Ron Martinez, made an unsolicited offer to purchase what was then the Crest Coffee Shop on Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake. A local neighborhood restaurant with the classic blue vinyl booths, Ron had a vision for what it meant to the community, and what it could become.
"At the time I couldn't get just regular beers -- there's a lot of politics and certain case minimums so a vendor said 'you should try these two micro brews,' and they didn't do too well but I loved the micro brew concept so I ordered two more and we were carrying the beers around in a plastic tray, then we were rolling 20-25 beers around in a cart, now we keep it to around 300 beers. We were the first in the industry east of La Brea to start introducing microbrews. "
In 2004, Ron bid farewell to Crest On Sunset and ushered in the Microbrew and Grill for good. good quickly established its niche along the Sunset Junction hipster row with its fun family and dog friendly patio, mix of casual classic food and endless selections of specialty beers to satisfy the not-so-average beer drinkers.
In 2010, Ron initiated a third remodel of the restaurant, hiring local designers Karen and Guy Vidal, and the remodel was completed in Fall, 2010. Of the remodel, Karen says "The loyal customers will still feel welcome. Ron wanted the transformation, but it's very understated with a beautiful pebble floor and only a hint of strong color down the hallway." The addition of wide screen televisions for viewing various sporting events, a bar, expanded dining area, and more draft beer stations were important additions to the space.
"good evolved this way which was good for the business. It wasn't a sudden change," said Ron of goodmicrobrew and grill having found itself at the pulse of hip Silver Lake's Sunset Junction district. "The neighborhood started to change in the same direction and this is the final act. It couldn't have been a better name."