Hideout Brewing Company
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 207
Beer Avg: 3.56
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by GRPunk:
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The atmosphere wasn't flashy, but it worked. There's a nice bar area on the main floor, seating upstairs and an outdoor area that overlooks something of an overgrown pool. It sounds funny, but somehow they pull it off (there used to be a hot-tub place next door). I'd call it cozy. Somehow the way it's off the beaten path makes for a better atmosphere in this instance.
The beer was quite good. I had an ESB that was spot on and a very drinkable IPA that was served on a Nitro tap.
Service was great. The bartender really knew her beers, gave honest opinions, and was around for refills as often as possible. It started to get busy by the time we left, so she wasn't around as often as I may have liked, but it looked as if she was the only one working and she did a fine job.
Selection was quite good for a brewpub. There was a wide range of styles including seasonal selections.
Food wasn't really available on site. I more than appreciated the free popcorn and you're allowed to bring in outside food or order delivery from other restaurants. That's a pretty nice policy in my book.
Value was good. Full pints were under $4.00 during happy hour. I was able to enjoy a few while still coming out under 10 bucks for the evening.
07-09-2008 00:31:53 | More by GRPunk
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