Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 370
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
A - The atmosphere is pretty nice. I have been there once for dinner and twice for their Thursday night happy hour event. The downstairs has a neat decor - rather modern. The kid/adult toy and beer/wine store is an eccentric oddity. I've yet to purchase anything since it is a tad expensive and I have no use for odd toys. The beer selection is, while small, providing a lot of variety of good beer. Very expensive though.
Q - Great. Franklin's beers are rather good. The Anarchy Ale is a bit unpredictable (intentionally so) but aside from that, I have never had a beer there that I was dissapointed in.
Sv - Good. The bartenders and waitresses I have dealt with have been nothing but friendly and helpful.
Sl - I wish they had more dark beers on their menu. They always have a ton of IPAs that taste a little similia, but only one dark beer . . . if any.
F - Really good. The regular food is fantastic. The food during the Thursday night Happy Hour is too spicy. Not on account of it hurting, but it detracts from the quality of their beers. I understand why they do it - to make people drink more. Even that food (just two dollars cost) of ribs and nachos is really good though.
V - The happy hour is completely worth it. The regular prices are also good - about average for brewpub food.
12-10-2006 05:04:54 | More by mrasskicktastic
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25 | $$
I've been going to Franklin's when they were just a deli. The bar has a great view of the brewery (glass) - I've done some neat photography here. The beers on tap are all tier own (if you want other breweries, downstairs cooler has an Excellent collection of micros & wines). The beer styles change seasonally with a few staples that are year-round. Beers are good but sometimes the tap lines aren't the cleanest. I have a super sensitive nose & have worked in the industry, to be able to tell.)) Try the VanDam if it's offered. Stouts and Porters were always tasty, especially the Imperial Stouts.
Atmosphere in the bar is locals, college student w/their families, etc.
Bar area also has tables.
Art on the walls and sculptures are "meh" but it's a pseudo-college area.
Do not leave without visiting the toy store & pick up some gourmet food items. (Hot sauce, wine & a 6-Pk)!
01-13-2014 16:10:10 | More by shahn
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.