Culver City's best gastropub

People tend to take great pride in doing things themselves, unless, of course, those things only come over for an hour and have an annoying rule against kissing on the mouth. Giving you DIY pride without eventually ruining your career in politics, City Tavern

Opening today, CT's a new gastropub from the dudes behind Rush Street, decked out with a monstrous front patio outfitted with rustic wood furniture, and an interior featuring exposed brick walls, Edison-esque old-school light fixtures, a cafeteria-style common table, plus a unique bit of awesome at three booths in the back: DIY beer taps that keep track of the amount you've consumed on tableside computers, but not table-sized computers, because these aren't Commodore's super portable models from 1972. Those taps'll be craft brews on seasonal rotation, w/ the trio of current options being Telegraph White Ale, Stone IPA, and Downtown Brown; if you actually want someone to do the work for you, they've also got 22 taps behind the bar doling out selections from smallish-time brewers like Bear Republic, Craftsman, and Iron Fist, which pretty much rules. Stepped-up bar bites are created by a former Tracht's woman, who's creations include crisp pork belly w/ potato cake and cider applesauce; an olive-oil-and-stout-poached NY strip steak; and Manchego and parsley-accented cheesy puffs that're especially magic when you're, um, draggin'.

They've also got a specialty cocktail menu w/ deliciousness like the rye/ OJ/ lime/ basil "Garden Pig" and the "Queens Park Swizzle", made up of rum, bitters, lime, soda, and mint, also what it'll cost you to continue doing things that refuse to tell you their real names yourself.