Little Apple Brewing Company
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ndolover:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
This place is very odd. As with most small town brewpubs, this place has a bit of everything.
It is located in a strip mall.
It has a hall dining area that reminds me of a VFW.
It has a very eclectic seasonal menu, that was pushed pretty hard by my server.
The wheat beers were very good and the head brewer seems to know what he is doing.
Oh, yeah...did I mention that it looks and feels like a kitchy cowboy steak place?
While the AC didn't seem to be working the day I was in, and the bartender was a bit overzealous, I would highly reccomend this place if you are in the "little apple." Lots of flavor in the beer, food, and folks!
06-10-2011 21:38:38 | More by ndolover
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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.