Taps: 20 / Bottles: 85
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 115 | Show All Ratings:
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4.74/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
O'Briens. What an unusual place. It's located in a strip mall, next to some hippy shop, looks like a German deli with its guts ripped out, and is completely no frills. But holy shit is this a must stop! It's gets really comfortable as soon as the sun goes down, the lights are dimmed, and your being a lazy ass in those awesome, comfy, office chairs.
Plenty of amazing craft beers on-tap. Lots of locals, which was exciting for me, guest brews and lingering offerings from previous in-house fests. At least 20 on-tap and a fairly extensive bottle list. Every beer I had was in pristine shape.
Didn't really have any food, but all I can say is: GARLIC FRIES! Get them. I munched on an order, and paid the price for days after.
Word of warning: if Tom Nickel breaks out the infamous Chimay chalice ... run! Damn you Tom Nickel! Damn you!
04-03-2005 12:59:52 | More by Todd
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