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Copper Top Tavern

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6 Ratings
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 40
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

905 N Main Street
North Syracuse, New York, 13212
United States
phone: (315) 458-2035

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Place added by: chriskozma on 12-04-2008

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by spinrsx:
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3.55/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Had dinner here the other day based on reviews I had read on this site. They have about 25 different beers on tap but about half of them are macros or basic craft like sam adams. The real value in this place is the size of the portions of food. I don't think I've ever been to a place that gives you meals this large. The guy beside me had ordered a sheppard's pie and I swear it was family size. He couldn't even fit his leftovers in the take home container. Anyways, back to the beer... they did have a few decent crafts on tap and some seasonals from Brooklyn and Southern Tier. If you're looking for craft beer selection I would go to Blue Tusk or J Ryans or even Dinosaur BBQ.. but if you are really hungry hit this place up.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev n/a

Food rarely changes and is so-so except for the wood fired pizzas. The beer selection is wonderful. Plenty of bottles and dozens of taps from across the globe.

Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I went with the suggestion of two reviewers on a recent business trip to Syracuse and wanted to try someplace different aside from the three popular places on BA. The down side is I usually stay close to downtown Syracuse when I'm in town and this is 13 miles north, not far at all to drive, but if I'm going to have a few beers, I'd rather stay mlore proximal to my hotel.

The previous reviews hit it dead on. When I pulled into the parking lot at 6:45 PM, the parking lot was packed, that's a good sign. The interior looks like a very classy and upscale English style pub with beautiful decor, gorgeous stone accents, stained glass, and the top of the bar is copper...very cool. TV's lined the interior portion of the bar area, the bartenders were very friendly, attentive, and really appeared to enjoy what they're doing.

The beer selections was solid, with the typical macros and decent craft beers, although the crafts weren't setting the world on fire, so to speak. The more memorable tap selections were: Franziskaner, Great Lakes Commodore Perry, Kona Longboard Lager, Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Circus Boy, Middle Ages Swallow Wit, Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Southern Tier IPA, Southern Tier Hop Sun, Stone Arrogant Bastard, and Custom Brew Crafters Seasonal. Overall, 31 taps and no bottles (that I know of). Gathering from the previous reviews, the food is the reason for coming here and most likely you'll find a decent craft brew to go with your meal...bang on description.

The menu can be viewed online at www.coppertoptavern.com. Overall, it's more family and food oriented than beer focused, but like I said, the selections, though not setting the beer geek world on fire, offers some good selections to go with great food. I'd stop here again next time in town because the food was so good, worth checking out, BA business travelers. If you're looking for big beers, stouts, porters, big ales, imperial styles, harder to find beers...forget it, don't waste your time. If you're looking for a really good meal, definitely worth the stop. Not bashing other establishments, but I much prefer the atmosphere of the Copper Top compared to a more popular place like the Blue Tusk because it's a totally different crowd, people are professional and laid back at the CT as opposed to a snobby bunch of hipsters at the Tusk. Also, The CT has a nice sized parking lot as opposed to battling for an onstreet parking spot or settling for a parking garage.

Photo of crud99
4.75/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I went to the CopperTop in Fairmont/Camillus area and it was awesome. They have about 30 taps (which is more than Clarks) and a big beer menu of bottled beers(about 50). They had about 6 seasonal beers on tap displayed on the 'Seasonal Chalkboard)(Dofish Pumpkin),etc.
Some other drafts(Arrogant Bastard,Troegs Pale Ale,Harpoon,Saranac,Middle Ages,Sam Adams, Franzishcaner Hefevisen,etc.)
They seemed to have more beers on draft, that I haven't tried, than at Clarks/Blue Tusk. Coppertop had 3 different Dogfish Head beers on Tap and Clarks would always just have the IPA. I always like to try something new everytime I go out and Clarks/Tusk always seemed to have 98% of things I've already tried. Probably been to those places too much.

Like the other reviewer said, the food is absolutely amazing. The bar is really cool to sit at. It's all copper topped, and nice woodwork with TVs on the inside so you can watch games. There are also some stained glass windows. They much have spent a fortune rennovating this place.

Photo of chriskozma
4.13/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

The CopperTop is a great little restaurant/bar in the Cicero/North Syracuse area. I would say the food is the best part about this place as it is probably my favorite place to eat. The fact that they have some good micros puts this place over the top. Most of their high end stuff is in bottles, though. Smuttynose Robust Porter, Dogfish Indian Brown, and Old Chub are some beers you can expect here. The taps are mostly middle of the road imports (Stella, Spaten), but they do have micros (Southern Tier IPA, Harpoon IPA.) I recommend this for any BA who is going out to eat. They can get a good beer and the food is excellent. They have something for everybody and the entrees range from about $7 to $15 so you can get a few beers and not break the bank.

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Copper Top Tavern in North Syracuse, NY
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