Taps: 30 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 78 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by glid02:
4.2/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here after having dinner at Toronado.
Atmosphere is very nice. A surly looking bouncer checked my ID at the door however while stepping outside for a cigarette it turned out he was a lot less surly than he looked. The inside is dimly lit but the selection behind the bar is really all that needs a lot of light. The ceiling above the bar on the left side is covered with hundreds of tap handles. On the right side of the place there are a few tables and a shuffleboard table.
Quality is par for the course - proper temperature, head, and glassware.
Service is good. I never had to wait terribly long to order a drink and it also never took terribly long to get it to me. A friend and I also spoke to one of the bartenders on his way off his shift and he knew his beer.
Selection is very good. I remember there being a few standards along with a few beers that were a bit more on the rare side. All told I'd say it was somewhere between 18-24 taps.
Value is good, about average for what I saw during my stay.
Overall this was one of the more interesting places I visited while in SD and I'm sorry to say I didn't get to see it when less people were present. Be careful if you venture over here on a weekend night and don't like crowds, but if that's not a problem be sure to stop in.
06-28-2010 19:57:07 | More by glid02
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