Little Apple Brewing Company
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Reviews by HardTarget:
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
Atmosphere: It's in a strip mall, but for that, it's a fairly nice place. There was a long wait for a table, so we decided to eat at the bar. I guess that was a bad call, smoke, a funky smell that kept wafting our way, and some regular that stood right behind/next to me with nasal drip/sniff. The whole place was heavy with smoke and packed, on a Monday night!
Quality: All of their beers are pretty good, but none blew me away. Solid craftsmanship, nothing wrong (ok, maybe a touch of DMS in the wheat ale) clean beers.
Service: We were well taken care of, prompt and correct service.
Food: Had the steak and black bean burrito, it was really good. My friends also enjoyed their food.
If you're in town, you're a BA, you're going to visit. If you're driving by, definitely worth a stop.
Suggestions for improvement? Vent all that smoke, deal with the funky smell at the bar.
03-15-2006 03:36:41 | More by HardTarget
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
LABCo is practically a Manhattan, KS landmark now. This is usually everyone's first dinner suggestion to out of town visitors, and rightfully so. I think the food is better quality than the beer, but that's alright because the food is pretty damn good.
The building is decorated in the very masculine , thick wood, old Western steak house feel. In the bar area, immediately to your right when you walk in, is a set of tables and a long bartop. Behind the bar are a bunch of old cans and a few empty bottles of craft beer that isn't available at the restaurant, and up on hooks are the ceramic LABCo mugs of the regular visitors. You can look through the glass there and see the fermenters in the small brewhouse next door.
The staff are usually very friendly, accommodating to large groups. I've been maybe 10 times, for both casual and professional meals, and I've never had poor service. Occasionally the kitchen gets backed up because it is a very busy restaurant. LABCo has branded itself on only using certified Angus beef, which some people believe carries a lot of value. Their steaks are very good but a tad pricey for an everyday meal. Their signature steak, the KC Strip, will run you about $40 dollars. Other meals like the burgers, steak salads, and fish & chips are all very good.
LABCo's year round beers are all slightly above average for a brewpub (if that makes sense). Their Black Angus stout is one of their better offerings because it's served on nitro, their Riley's Red is also not bad. I have always been disappointed, however, with some of their seasonal offerings. It's a gamble. Their Oktoberfest is sort of eggy, their Sod House porter was kinda dull, and their recent IPA was unbalanced.
Still, it's definitely a must visit Manhattan location, I suggest going on $2.50 pint Mondays.
03-23-2014 18:53:36 | More by layinbrix
Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan, KS
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.