Commercial Taphouse & Grill
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
Used to live within walking distance, but moved and hadn't been back for a long time until last night. Went for a burger deal that was going on and had 2 cellar Aventinus and a local brown on tap. Great seasonal beer selection as usual; packed as usual, but got a table within 20 mins; spotty service, but doesn't matter...they are always short-staffed and the servers do the best they can.
Love the atmosphere...small, dark, sticky menus.
More of a local hangout, which is great.
Punk rock vibe...always great tunes playing from someone's ipod.
Superior location...within walking distance of oh so many bars.
06-28-2013 15:00:16 | More by tabascosigned
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
Went for drinks last week and loved it.
A neat bar with an outstanding selection for a reasonable price. The service leaves some to be desired (it almost seemed like the servers wanted to be elsewhere). The bartender was very knowledgeable and we had a great conversation about upcoming releases and his philosophy on what to put on tap.
I would highly recommend and I plan on going back.
05-26-2013 19:50:14 | More by CRV334
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
It doesn't have the selection of Capital Alehouse, nor the quirkiness of Mekong, but, as far as I'm concerned, this is the quintessential neighborhood beer pub. Yes it is small, but that lends an ambience that the bigger places can't match. The historic architectural details (original pressed-tin ceiling since before those came back in style, etc) coupled with the tacky string lights and Elvis kitsch, all located in the heart of one of Richmond's great neighborhoods, make this place a personal favorite. It isn't perfect, and I can't dispute comments about the size or the table service when things are busy, but what it lacks for in these areas it more than makes up for in bar service, vibe, and beer. In a sense, having a limited number of taps to work with is a blessing. For lack of a better phrase, the beer offerings are well-curated. I will concur with a previous review that Victory and Bells do seem to have a perennial presence among the draft offerings, but I've never found this to be a problem. And, for the money, they've got the best burgers in town.
If you're looking for a massive selection or amazing food, go somewhere else. But, if you are looking for a low-key, neighborhood beer pub experience, I think you'll be hard pressed to find a better spot south of Philadelphia.
08-10-2012 00:54:34 | More by Oakwoodhopdevil
Commercial Taphouse & Grill in Richmond, VA
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.