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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.09%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

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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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Kansas

4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | $$

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 +11.1%

10-12-2013 14:53:56 | More by jaydoc
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MooSully

Kansas

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

Probably the best beer place in town. Has a great tap selection and is getting better at having tap takeovers and brewery events.
The food is pretty good, which is always a plus, although the rotating chefs seems to get old.
Service can be hit and miss. Somedays great others not so much.
Their hours is about my biggest complaint, as they say open til 1-2 but somedays they'll close at 11 without any prior notice.

05-20-2013 06:25:12 | More by MooSully
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

Visited on a Thursday night, relatively early, for about 2 hours.

The best place I have found in Wichita, so far. If you want to talk beer this seems to be the placed to go.

A - Open, but not too open. Bright, but not too bright. My visit coincided with a Buffalo Sweat firken from Tallgrass along with some reps present. Everyone at the bar knew their beer. And Hillary behind the bar - go by and find out for yourself.

Q - No complaints. Seems to be a constant rotation on the kegs. All bottles kept in coolers. Generally served beers in proper glasses.

S - Generally good attention. Food came quickly. But difficulty in cashing out.

S - Draft list (20 or so) was wide and somewhat deep. Nothing too rare, but that in itself is rare. Probably the best place in Wichita.

F - I had a decent blue cheese and bacon burger. Burger good be bigger. Fries were average. Menu is the typical bar/pub food.

V - Definitely a value, but everything seems to be cheaper in Wichita compared to home.

05-17-2013 04:03:56 | More by Sludgeman
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Located downtown next to the Old Town area. Its close proximity to River City brewing make it an easy stop for the beer traveller. Long & narrow old building with high ceilings and low lighting gives this place a cozy yet stylish feel.
They had a good amount of local taps and quite a few offerings from Boulevard (semi-local) and Odell. Probably the coolest part is they have a nice selection of bottled beer that includes some vintage. Ask for a menu.
They did have a kitchen here, but we didn't try the food.
Very decent beer selection, cool atmosphere and food option make this place a winner for sure.

10-07-2011 03:24:09 | More by BeerZack
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

I do not go out to bars much at all anymore, but when I do, The Anchor is the ONLY bar I will choose. Why? The beer selection is absolutely unbelievable. When I get there, I immediately ask the bartender for a beer list, and he/she will print me one that has the entire list of beers on tap or not, with the price. Let me assure you, the list is long. They have beer on tap that I never get to try anywhere, and it's always a delight to enjoy that aspect. I'll be honest and say that I've never eaten there, their reputation for good food is special. They are always, always crowded at lunch time for a reason! The atmosphere is cozy with what I'd call low ambient lighting that goes well with the brick walls. This is everything I expect from a bar ... casual atmosphere, amazing beer selection, and an adequate, friendly staff. It's the only bar I will go to in this town.

08-07-2011 16:56:44 | More by JuicesFlowing
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TreeTopFlyer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Just arrived in Wichita for a couple nights and decided to check out The Anchor for dinner on a Monday night. They had a fantastic draught list and very good menu. I had the Green Chili and a spinach salad with grilled chicken. The food was delicious. The beers on draught included Boulevard Batch #7 and a New Belgium/Allagash collaboration sour. Both were tasty (even served in shaker pints.) The two Belgian beers I had may have been slightly under-carbonated, but otherwise delicious. The service was prompt and non-imposing.

Overall I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a cool, casual place to have a good beer in Wichita.

03-15-2011 02:13:06 | More by TreeTopFlyer
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The Anchor in Wichita, KS
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.