Sticks & Stones
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Excellent place for brews and killer pizzas. Great, knowledgeable, friendly bar staff. Be sure to tell them that you want a room temperature pint glass or you may end up with a very frosty one.
The 3rd time was the charm for me. Once I understood how things work it was a picture perfect experience. It didn't hurt any that my 3rd trip there was a bottle share with a newer group known as the NC Triad Beer Meetups. One hell of a great time and everyone that works there was very friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable. Did I mention that they make Killer Pizzas? They have about a dozen taps that are constantly rotating with an excellent selection Abd that have numerous bottles as well. I'll be back time and time again. Cheers from RedNeckBeerz
09-03-2013 13:56:26 | More by RedneckBeerz
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
This is where I have a Foothills Jade every PM. I love this place and the people even more. This neighborhood is very special and the beautiful urban in-fill business locale is a throwback to an earlier time. Greensboro is fortunate to have this thriving remnant of another time be so modern and cool. Sticks and Stones is a neighborhood restaurant that also is a first class neighborhood bar. The pizza is creative and excellent, with fresh local ingredients. Sandwiches are varied and very good. Mostly quiet, unassuming, and real. What more do you want? Completely family friendly and welcoming, Sticks and Stones is a credit to a staff that puts out a great product and backs it up with personality.
08-30-2013 00:57:20 | More by rgordon
4.09/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
The place has a real laid back vibe and is a little "crunchy" - combination of hippie/granola and hipster (I liked the crowd). They were awesome in allowing a bunch of us Triad BAs to most a bottle share here on a day they were not too busy so that definitely scores them a few extra points - they want to be a part of the local beer scene and make efforts to encourage that crowd. The location is great as they are practically across the street from Bestway.
The beers that I ordered on my visits were served in a variety of glassware though not always the glassware I would have chosen for the style (there were shaker pints, snifters, and something that resembled a mason/moonshine jar - none were labeled from any breweries that I saw). The beers were served at a good temperature, with a proper head, and tasted fresh (so either they were recently tapped kegs and/or the lines are cleaned frequently).
The waitstaff and bartenders were both friendly and attentive - they were quick to make sure that we had anything we needed (including tasting glasses and water since we were conducting a bottle share on my second visit to this place). I did not have any questions for the staff on the beers because I was familiar with the options available on tap and in bottles/cans.
The selection of beers was not enormous though they seemed to have a better number of options available in cans/bottles in the two cooler cases than the number of taps. The taps were good and featured a fair amount of local NC options.
From a food perspective, the pizzas are upscale/gourmet creations that use a lot of different local NC ingredients and are really quite delicious. I enjoyed mine as did everyone else at the table that I spoke with (and this was a fairly large group). Two folks at the table did have complaints when they ordered the rosemary garlic fries that they were so salty they were inedible but the waitress quickly took them back and brought out new ones that were not so salty.
I thought the prices for both the food and the beers were quite reasonable.
08-28-2013 12:14:37 | More by dbrauneis
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Sticks and Stones is one of those laid-back gnarly little spots you hope to find on any trip out of town. And how lucky we are in Greensboro to have such a place tucked away right here. One where you can relax, enjoy interesting, out of the ordinary food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, with the added bonus of some excellent craft beer selections. The atmosphere is great and fits the concept quite well. I have been here frequently with never a bad experience. BTW, menu items, besides being organic and locally sourced, are ALL named after songs by Ryan Adams, a North Carolina native Grammy nominee. Wonder if he's ever stopped by...?
02-14-2013 01:45:53 | More by outunderthestars
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We were in the mood for some pizza, so this was the place to hit in the area. It is located on an intersection that has three restaurants on each corner, but the whole area is really residential. Smallish parking lot, but the strange thing was the old bicycles that were used for the railing between the parking and outside eating areas. Inside there is a nice fish tank when you walk in, and to the left you see numerous tables for dining. The bar is smallish, as only about 8-10 people can sit there. The large glass windows in the front provides loads of natural light. There is a glass refridgerator with bottles along the one wall.
There were 15 beers on tap here which all were local beers which was nice. Several beers from Foothills, Highland, and Natty Green's, with some single beers from Lonerider, Green Man, and Mother Earth. The few pints I had were fresh and of a good quality.
The pizzas we had were all very good. They all had unique strange names, but the ingredients were of good quality. Service was solid and friendly.
Overall a very enjoyable experience and we left satisfied. We will be back next time we are in town.
09-27-2012 17:33:37 | More by Gavage
3.8/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I really enjoyed Sticks and bones. It is set in an older residential area and it appeared to have a lot of locals in even though it was a Monday night. This is not a fancy place but it does make you feel comfortable. They had a very good selection of NC beers on draft. I wound having a Green Man ESB. One word of caution if you like craft, my fist ESB was delivered in an ice-cold glass. I requested and received a room temperature glass for my second. We ordered one of there pizzas and it really was tasty. The food menu is pizza, sandwiches and pasta but everything looked good. We will be going back.
04-24-2012 18:06:14 | More by JimKal
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Really great place...cozy, comfy, all-inclusive, casual but hip, hip but not stuffy...a place anyone would feel comfortable visiting. A variety of seating options, including a patio outside which gets packed in nicer weather.
A fair handful of local NC brews, which apparently rotate fairly often. And then some out-of-state stuff too. I enjoyed a Foothills Hoppyum on tap (which is so much better than the bottled counterpart) and then a can of Ten Fidy, yum yum. Pizza was fantastic, very much your traditional brick-oven Italian style, but of course with a local and fresh G'boro/NC twist. Even had that bubbled-up crust thing. The stuff is made with obviously quality ingredients, and with authentic stone ovens doing the biznazz (hence the name), well, you can't miss.
Only gripe: they attempted to serve our Ten Fidys in frosted glasses. Seriously? But they were quick and kind enough when we requested room-temp glasses. All was well. A place I'll most definitely go back to...and it's right next to Bestway, the greatest beer store in Greensboro. It's like a micro-capsule of Portland in one G'boro city block.
10-21-2011 02:35:30 | More by Metalmonk
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have always loved the setup in here. It really has a look all its own. The fence is made of old 10-speed bikes?!?
ALL NC Taps. Some standard cans. Tap list had 2 Mother Earths, 2 Foothills, 4 Nattys, and the much loved Skull Coast Dead Mans Porter.
Got the fries to start off with, fair size, good seasoning. Then split a small pizza with a very odd name, something about kissing later? Anyway, very good but get a large if you have 2 or more people or the 2 of you are pretty hungry.
A great stop for the beer, then head over to Bestway to get something to bring home!!
05-15-2011 03:43:02 | More by kflack
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The taps here are all dedicated to North Carolina breweries, and there are usually a range of styles from Foothills, Mother Earth, Highland and others. Additional selections are available in bottles and cans. This family friendly restaurant focuses on local organic ingredients and everything is fresh. Appetizers and salads are very good, but the pizzas are the mainstay here. Pizzas are cooked in the wood fueled clay oven, and there are many options for unusual toppings. Sticks & Stones is located across from Bestway, Greensboro's best bottle shop.
11-21-2010 16:22:59 | More by EasyReader
5/5 rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is a great place. I actually found this place by mistake 3 years back and I have been a regular since. I love the concept that everything is local to North Carolina. The ingredients are all local and always fresh. I always have the $5.95 lunch special which gets you 2 slices with one topping and drink. I always upgrade my drink to one of the many NC brews on tap. You can get anything from the local Natty's staples to as far as Duck Rabbit seasonal brews. This is just a hidden gem that is also wife and girlfriend friendly.
09-30-2010 00:41:42 | More by AAis4quiters
Sticks & Stones in Greensboro, NC
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