The Blue Tusk
Taps: 66 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.01/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Bar decor is fine, but there's a preppy, want-to-be upscale vibe to the place that is a bit off-putting. The occasional live band is nice, and the booths are excellently appointed. The bathroom is a near disaster area.
Beer quality is certainly exceptional. Most of the selections are American craft, but there are a number of excellent import taps, as well. The is guaranteed to be a beer here on tap that you like, and quite possibly something you cannot easily get elsewhere.
Service has been really hit or miss. Some of the bartenders have been friendly, while others have been detached. Bartenders always seem busy, even with a small crowd.
Selection follows quality: 69 taps. A very small handful are domestic AALs, but the vast, vast majority are craft from around the US and the world.
Food is really tasty, although they focus on deli-style food for the most part, so the selection is not huge.
Beer and food prices get a little pricey pretty quick, but there are reasonable choices available, as well.
07-20-2014 21:56:58 | More by Roguer
The Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY
94 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.