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The Blue Tusk

Not Rated.
The Blue TuskThe Blue Tusk

80 Ratings
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Taps: 66
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

165 Walton St
Syracuse, New York, 13202-1224
United States
phone: (315) 472-1934

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Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

Roguer, Jul 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of nyyfanatic213
5/5  rDev +16.6%

nyyfanatic213, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Kmichaud
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Kmichaud, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ClavisAurea
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Best beer bar in Syracuse hands down. outside seating is wonderful when the upstate NY weather is nice (see the picture). dozens of taps and bottles available for anyone's tastes. Last time I was there they had a limited edition collection of craft brewery's collaborations. I had an english bitter that was a damn fine example of the style. super refreshing.

ClavisAurea, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of K_Diggity
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

K_Diggity, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Mikus
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Mikus, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Eweimer1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Eweimer1, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Jaybirdbrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jaybirdbrew, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

irishpride, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of barbaraeliza
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

barbaraeliza, Jun 13, 2014
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The Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.