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The Anchor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.01%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1109 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, Kansas, 67211-1604
United States
phone: (316) 260-8989

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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Stopped in here for a bite and a brew while in Wichita to go beer shopping.

What a way cool place! Atmosphere is great! People from many different walks of life sitting around together enjoying fine beer and food. Decent music playing in the background, loud enough to hear but not to drown out your conversation. (Today was a CCR album, which is good background music for me.)

Food is very good and definitely above par for a bar. I had an open-faced burger covered in a pile of french fries, topped with chili and queso and grilled jalapenos. Mmmm!!

The waitress was attentive and nice but could have used just a bit more product knowledge about the available beers.

Speaking of beer, they have about 150 different bottled beers and about 30 different beers on-tap. (This is my guestimate from looking, I didn't ask.) I have to say that it is quite a decent selection.

Overall this is a great little place which I will go back to when I'm in the area again, and if you happen to be passing through, I say that it's definitely worth checking out.

06-21-2008 06:13:34 | More by coldmeat23
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-22-2014 16:14:52 | More by Ashinpaugh
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codyhaskell

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2014 23:53:49 | More by codyhaskell
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-05-2014 22:38:35 | More by Hohnbaum
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-25-2014 06:09:22 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

This is my favorite pub in the Wichita area. While the layout seems odd, it works and adds to the atmosphere of a small pub. Service is good, but not great, mostly due to the layout, which is not friendly to the servers.
Draught selection is very good. No brews of their own, but there is usually one or two from local breweries. From roughly 40 taps, there is usually one or two that I haven't had. Sours, Belgians, porters, stouts, IPA, and more are on the tap list.

I ate there for the first time today. Had a burger with a chorizo/beef mix, which was good.

06-10-2014 03:23:49 | More by KansasBeerLover
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-06-2014 03:52:40 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-26-2013 03:15:06 | More by Hellpop65
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CSFerrier

Kansas

4.37/5  rDev +5.3%

The atmosphere of this place is like any small downtown hipsterish pub/coffeeshop. That's the feel. When you walk in, you instantly pick out those writing screenplays on their Macs. It's like that. Which is good, I think. It's has a very nice comfortable feel, very relaxed. You would expect them to have PBR only on tap, but as you walk past the glass to be seated you gander behind the bar to find several well picked taps, along with large fridges full of rare and fancy beer. It is unexpected, but welcoming.

The quality was excellent, nothing brought the place down. It's just a hipster pub, with excellent beer. You can tell by the details that someone has poured money into this place to get it where it is now.

Service was very good, nothing outstanding, which I generally never expect. We never longed for anything and weren't bothered by the waiter. We always had something to drink.

Selection is where this place really shines. They had triples, quads, seasonals, single casts, rare finds and top shelf selection. I had a Velvet Rooster, which is a nice triple, and the Serria Nevada 11.12.13 IPA right off the bat. I wasn't expecting beers like that. They had pages and pages of beer of all different types. An excellent selection!

I didn't get to have anything to eat unfortunately. However, it did look good.

The value really sells this place. You can get a triple for 3.5 here. Or you can pay 10 dollars a beer. It's all clearly labeled on the beer menu, which is very nice because it doesn't give us a surprise tab that beer drinkers can easily rack up.

A must stop for Old Town Wichita.

11-03-2013 16:21:20 | More by CSFerrier
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 14:53:56 | More by jaydoc
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The Anchor in Wichita, KS
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.