The Two Seven Public House
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 10
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by woemad:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Brought to Spokanites by the same folks that have brought them The Elk, and who've brought northern Idahoans The Moon Time and The Porch, The Two Seven (named after it's address - 2727 Mount Vernon, where that street intersects 27th Avenue) opened on April Fool's Day and is located in a somewhat hidden-away space on the northwestern corner of the Lincoln Heights shopping center. If you are coming from 29th (the main east-west route on the South Hill), take a left (going north) at Mt. Vernon where the US Bank is located. Two Seven will be at the intersection with 27th Ave on the right.
There's an outdoor patio that's rather popular in good weather, located to the right of the entrance. As you enter, the bar is to the left in a kind of alcove-like area, where there are booths as well as bar and table seating. Two TVs are mounted at oppoisite ends of the bar, and are usually tuned to Soccer matches, though the bartenders will turn it to another game if you ask, as I've done when the Pistons or the Mariners (god help me) have been on. Throughout the remainder of the place there's table seating. Personally, I find it a little too cramped with tables. Journeying from the bar to the restroom involves lots of shucking and jiving amongst seated South Hill Yuppie diners, and it's only a matter of time before someone overly imbibed lands in one of their laps. Decor is mostly wood, with the same style of photographs of traditional looking pubs on the walls that mark the owners' other establishments. The crowd seem slanted towards Yuppie types, which is stereotypical on the Sough Hill.
Unlike it's three sister pubs, there's yet to be a cask engine installed, but I've been told it's part of the plan. I have heard that the bottom line hasn't been as exciting as was expected, so that may be a reason for the delay. There's 16 taps - the same number of taps as The Elk -, with similar choices. No Domestic macros on tap, with one tap for cider and another for Newcastle. The rest are mostly NW micros - beers from Pyramid, Maritime Pacific, Georgetown, Hale's, Northern Lights are regular offerings - plus at least one or more Sierra Nevada tap can be expected to be found (currently it's their regular IPA, though Torpedo was available recently). More mundane choices are available in bottles, plus there's a selection of Scotch whiskeys and a few other hard A choices.
Service has always been outstanding. One of the bartenders ofen encountered me when employed at The Elk, and knows I'm a friend of one of the servers, so the occaisional beer disapears from my tab from time to time, and that's always appreciated!
While it's hard to fault a place that has a tap list that is almost totally regional micros, I think they could be a little more daring in their choices. But that's a minor quibble, as there's always something that I will want to drink on hand. What I don't like is the price creep that is happening with their beers. Initially, only the imports and special beers, such as impy stouts and double IPAs were $5 per pint, with the rest of the beers at $4.25. Now the "special" beer list is half the taps, and some of them really aren't that special. Oh, well. Price creep is everywhere, and seemingly on everything.
Food is tasty, slightly upscale pub grub. The chain's staples like the gumbo and the roasted corn pasta (Yuppie Gold, as one employee calls it, due to it's popularity) are present, plus some new items, like a tasty Italian meatloaf sandwich.
Handily located for me near where I rent movies, I stop in here about twice a month. If I lived on the South Hill, as opposed to being perched near it's foot, this would probably be my local, especially since that would probably mean I'd be making more money than I do currently!
07-03-2008 20:06:20 | More by woemad
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3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I did a brief Friday afternoon pub crawl of Spokane's South Hill, and stopped at The Two Seven Public House.
Atmosphere was quiet and peaceful on Friday afternoon. The interior is reminiscent of the Elk. The bar has a copper bar top, and there is seating for about a dozen.
Quality is OK. Like the Elk it is mostly regional micros.
Service was good, but the place not busy at all.
Selection is good. 16 handles and a cask selection. There is also wine and a full bar.
Food: N/A Did not try, but the menu looks like The Elk. I have never been too crazy about the food in these places.
Value is reasonable. $4.25 for some selections and $5 for other "premium" brews. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the "premuim" designation. When I was there Red Hook IPA was on that list, and it is hardly special at all. I usually do my drinking off the regular list.
The Two Seven is worth a stop if you are in the neighborhood.
08-16-2008 17:17:03 | More by RJLarse
The Two Seven Public House in Spokane, WA
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