Big'z Bar And Grill
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Taps: 16 / Bottles: 22
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I went to check this place out basically at the corner of Douglas and Sylvania in west Toledo while they were running a pretty sweet deal: buy any drink for $1.99 and get a free lunch. No kidding. Well, before you walk in let it be said that you knew beforehand: THIS IS A SPORTS BAR. If you have any question about that beforehand, that's gone when you step in the door. Huge posters related in some fashion to sports hang all over the walls: old S.I. covers, athletes, etc. There are TVs everywhere: a row of 6 or so at the bar, a big screen on every wall, and collections of TVs hanging over and between tables, in groups of 5 or so. Fortunately, it's not loud; the volume is off during the day and I assume whatever is the big game locally would be shown with the volume raised for the rowdy evening crowd. This is the kind of place I might not like as much at night. I'd rather be away from large crowds and away from irritatingly raucous people generally. If you want a rowdy place to grab a beer and watch the game, though, this is your place. The atmosphere is good. It's huge inside, with plenty of space and a huge variety of booths and open tables, not to mention the bar. Seating is plentiful and comfortable. It's also clean. This includes the bathrooms, which is often overlooked. I wasn't sure what to expect of the beer selection. I wasn't blown away, but I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, most of the craft brews offered were actually macro attempts at craft (see my review for Winter's Bourbon Cask ale, an A-B offering), but there's the ever-reliable backup in the form of Sam Adams, both Boston Lager and seasonal, and at least some of the aforementioned macro craft attempts were decent ones: blue moon, shock top, etc. Of course there was some Leinie's, but there was also an offering or two from Flying Dog. Service was friendly and thorough, and we were checked on fairly often. The food was also surprisingly good: burgers cooked the way we asked, obviously of good quality, and some nicely done thin crust pizza. All in all, this is definitely a place I could hang out at on a fairly regular basis, though I imagine I'd be more likely to make an afternoon of it.
12-29-2009 04:09:04 | More by Brenden
Big'z Bar And Grill in Toledo, OH
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