Sixth Street Grill
Taps: 17 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.31/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25 | $$
This place has been here for a fairly long time now, and if memory serves, was at one time one of the better destinations in town for craft beer. It's not exactly awful now, but places like Bier Stein and 16 tons have long since surpassed 6 St. Grill in terms of their beer selection.
As one walks in from the back parking lot (plenty of parking on a Sunday afternoon), you notice a sizeable bar area with flat screen TV's, sports paraphenelia (lot's of Duck stuff, of course), some beer signs, etc, on the walls. The bar itself is to the left as you walk in, and looked to seat around 20 patrons. There's also a number of tables and chairs in the bar area, and then there's a seperate dining room area to the left (straight back behind the bar), where those who want to enjoy a meal without TV's blaring can eat in (relative) peace. The atmosphere and vibe are informal, as you would expect, and 6th St. seemed like a comfortable place to hang out with a beer and catch some sports on the tube.
As for the beer selection, they had some 17 beers on tap, but that included 3 handles for macro swill, stella, and blue moon. So the selection here is not exactly the greatest, though it did include things like Boneyard RPM (but then every place in town, including wine bars and pizza joints, have the RPM here in Eugene) and the apocalypse IPA. So the selection here is certainly tolerable, if not exactly memorable.
Service was OK. The bartender was friendly and relatively quick, although not exactly a fountain of information either. Food was likewise decent. I went with a bowl of the beer cheese soup, which turned out to be a modest size bowl of fairly tasty soup (it reminded me very much of the campbells version I've heated up at home), with a couple of slices of buttered toastettes.
Prices were OK I thought. My pint of RPM was $4.25, and I think my bowl of soup was in the $5 or $6 range. The latter price struck me as a bit high for what I got, but not overly so.
Shrug. If I lived back in Morgantown I'd probably stop by here all the time, but I live in Eugene now, and this place really doesn't stick out. In many ways it reminded me of the Good Times cafe just down the street, excepted Good Times has more tap handles, better food (not a lot better, but better) and cheaper prices. Really can't see any reason or need to come back here.
07-08-2013 15:09:36 | More by John_M
3.5/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I had a chance to stop by during my most recent visit to Eugne. I always stay at the Hilton and this place is almost right across the street.
It is divided into a dining and bar area. The dining room uses Lots of gray, black and cranberry in the color scheme. There are dark gray tile floors and some faux wood beams running along the wall. For some reason, it reminds me of a 1980s Duran Duran album cover (you know what I mean).
They have soft jazz playing in the background (sade anyone?).
The bar has a different look entirely. There are large tinted windows overlooking 6th, very tall ceilings and lots of sports stuff. The bar seats about 20 and there are plenty of tables to share. There are some video games and TVs to distract you.
I recommend you sit at the bar.
Beers are 3.95 per pint for micros. Their beer list is divided by type. On draft they have 2 US macros plus Stella, Bass, Guinness, Widmer Hefe, Deschutes Pale and SN. In addition, they have 2 IPAs (Terminal Gravity and Ninkasi) 3 ambers (Mac and Jacks, Fat Tire and Widmer drop top) one brown (Cascade Lakes), 2 porters (Happy Valley Vanilla and Black Butte Porter) 2 seasonals (Ninkasi Radiant and Cascade Summer blonde). They offer 12 bottles with the only interesting one being Kona Longboard. I thought the tap list was pretty well laid out and had a more than a few good choices.
Service was prompt and friendly.
The food menu is pretty large and you should be able to find something you like. I can recommend the beer cheese soup. I liked that you could actually taste the beer!
09-28-2009 17:53:00 | More by Redrover
2.9/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$
Not sure why this place is featured in BA. It's not a "beer" oriented bar. It does, however have some great food specials. Most noteably, the tuesday night "Burger and Brew." This was one of my favorite places while I was at the UofO because of Tuesday night. You get a burger, with anything you want on it, fries and a PINT of micro brew for $5. It might be more like $6 now, but jesus that's still a deal.
Other than the large bar and copious Plazma screen TVs, there isn't really a reason to hang out here either. It's a good place for a drink around downtown Eugene, but not really a beer place. If you're looking for a brewery downtown, head to Steelhead on 5th and High. Then head to High St. down the street between 12th and 13th. Much better beer selection from on-stie breweries.
06-09-2007 22:38:43 | More by Cascadia
3.7/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
Great place for a after work drink! The crowd is very mixed and dependant upon time of year. While schools in there are plenty of UofO students in there but theres also plenty of older couples to working profesionals. The beer selection is about standard for the type of place. On tuesdays they have six dollar burger and beer. Great price and great burger! Get there early so you can get a seat and not wait around all night! Price is right atmosphere is good and the service is good. Everyone is really nice. Ive always had a good experience.
09-12-2006 05:24:58 | More by HochFliegen
Sixth Street Grill in Eugene, OR
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.