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Taps: 50 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by martinhunter:
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a relatively new establishment on the main street of North Tonawanda.
Great place to have a few beers before a concert at the Gateway Harbour.
There is a large patio, overlooking a courtyard, as well as a number of flat screen TVs above the bar.
The bar is made from the floor of a bowling alley and the floor is from a roller rink.
There were about 50 beers on tap, with less than 10 of those being macros.
Great selection from across the country, with the emphasis being on NY State beers
( Southern Tier, Ellicotville, Flying Bison, Ithaca, Saranac)
There was even one from Kona ( Hawaii )
I really enjoyed Southern Tier IPA on tap here.
They also had Victory Hop Devil, another personal favourite.
There were the usual set of imports, too.
I didn't try the food, but there were a lot of seafood dishes, along with the usual pub grub.
07-14-2009 22:50:49 | More by martinhunter
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2.68/5 rDev -32.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My friend picked this place for a birthday gathering. I wasn't expecting anything special, but was initially impressed by the length of their draft menu, but the selections themselves leave something to be desired. They have a variety of decent-quality beers, but not much that is unique. As far as sheer number of taps, they're doing well, but as far as the quality of the selections offered, you can do better locally.
Also, I don't know the logic behind it, but I ordered four beers over the course of the night, two of them were served in disposable plastic cups, two of them were served in glasses. I resent having to drink from a plastic cup when I'm sitting on a patio, I particularly detest it when I'm forced to drink out of a plastic cup indoors. It doesn't make sense.
The atmosphere: loud. The interior of the bar had music blasting (need to shout over the sound system). Outdoors they have a patio that is enclosed and plenty warm enough in the winter which had a band playing, as well as a nice outdoor patio with a fire pit for smokers to warm themselves by. I liked the outdoor fire area as a cool place to enjoy a drink outdoors mid-December, but I don't much care for the blaring music inside. This is sort of a push.
All of my beers were $5, which isn't outrageous, but the beers I got would generally be cheaper at other bars in the area.
12-14-2009 20:04:07 | More by JAramini
Crazy Jake's in North Tonawanda, NY
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