Savages Ale House
Taps: 31 / Bottles: 64
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by neckbracesub:
3.36/5 rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $
Another bar/eatery in Muncie that suffers overall from its lack of focus on quality customer service. Like The Heorot, Savages Ale House is insanely up and down when it comes to receiving good service, and they seem to favor certain customers over others.
Also like The Heorot, I have given Savages many different chances before coming to the conclusion that their service is mediocre at best. Again, it all really depends on luck, because there are a couple of different bartenders/servers who are genuinely helpful and nice each and every time, but there are others who bog it all down a bit.
The atmosphere is very trendy and understandably one of the go-to places for Muncie hipsters who are in a contest for the most tats on one individual body. Still, the place is usually quite clean and whatever is on the overhead music playlist is almost always quality (I've heard Kurt Vile several times over the last few months). The quality of the food can vary depending on what you're ordering. Their Patty Melt is outstanding and still the best thing I've had, and I've tried quite a bit to this point. Almost all of the appetizer items seem frozen and nuked and then straight to your table.
The beer selection is quite decent and steadily rotates, and they even have the occasional high ABV rare offering.
I've always wanted to not only like this place, but love it...yet I can't, because the service tends to be a let down.
08-12-2013 14:42:50 | More by neckbracesub
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
Alright! IF you love to Drink craft beer and eat some amazing cheap beer food this is the place to go!
I hope this place stays in buisness and i think it will. A few other pubs were in this building before but didnt last.
I never thought id love beer paired with Buscuits and gravy but DANG its soo good.They have over 30 different items to satisfy your hunger or sober you up alittle bit.
Only have about 5 or 6 taps but have around 100 bottles. And they always have PBR on tap for 1$ ...haha
This is the place to go to get your grub on.. Stop in here before you head home from a night of drinking. You wont be disappointed!
New Review 1-25-14
THEY NEED TO EXPAND.
This place has really taken off. The food is so cheap but so excellent. A lot of great things on the menu and they have food specials EVERYDAY
The beer is great. They have about 40 bottles of beer all the time and always have 3 or 3 FFF taps all the time as well as PBR(for macro drinkers) and 4-6 other Indiana breweries on tap.
As well as they feature 1-3 Special beers on tap each week. Ranging from Special FFF one offs to season favorites like Hopslam.
This is a MUST visit for anyone coming to muncie! Joel savage the owner is also a great guy to chat with and a very knowledgeable beer geek!
01-25-2014 16:14:58 | More by zrab11
4.41/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Decent beer selection, very good quality food, and most affordable beer in town.
I believe the number of taps is 16 or higher. I rarely am at a loss for choosing a high quality draft beer. The bottle selection is good as well. Yes, you won't find the most but it's decent with high quality.
The food is excellent. A good sized menu of typical bar food with some variances. Bar food sounds negative but it isn't meant to be. Nothing exotic here but good overall and varied selection to interest most people. The quality of the food is excellent.
Drafts are the most affordable in town. Generally a $1 cheaper than any other place in town.
It can get crowded and on occasion service can suffer. I think it has improved over the last 6 months. There is some excellent and friendly service to be had. Everyone is pretty knowledgeable about beers so if you have a question ask away.
01-21-2014 03:39:42 | More by mpcrump
4.63/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $
This is the best place in Muncie to get a cheap meal with great beer. I have tried several different items on the menu and none of them have disappointed! As far as beer is concerned the selection is fair, but not mind blowing. They do throw in a few rare(ish) bottles out for purchase and every so often they a something special on tap (Zombie Dust, Hop Slam, etc.). If you are in the area going to school, a local, or just passing through it's definitely worth a stop!
05-16-2013 03:14:39 | More by Mcvs1507
4.55/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $
my favourite place to go, along with the heorot in muncie. the bartenders are always really friendly, its always well maintained in terms of cleanliness. There selection is great and has something for all beer lovers, as well as a good wine selection. they have a sturdy stock of IPA's and the food is fantastic.
01-22-2013 21:49:12 | More by ChuckFreeze
4.45/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Savages Ale House is a gem located in Muncie that draws crowds from all over. This is a beer and wine ale house only. Their revolving door of new craft beer on tap is always a treat and the 1 dollar Pabst Blue Ribbon pints are the staple of the establishment as well as their solid "Irish Fires" consisting of melted cheese, sour cream, chives and bacon.
Monday's there is 50 cent PBR drafts and half off cheese burgers.
A - Small but it is the right size for the unique crowd and the in house artwork is very impressive.
Q - An always changing selection of unique bottles and draft brews. Fantastic bar food.
V - Always kind speedy service and they serve you your food as well.
L - There is a vast variety of beer. Usually 6-8 solid draft and around 125-175 different types of bottled brews.
F - Best bar food I have ever had, wide variety for carnivores and vegetarians.
V - PBR drafts for a buck, and everything else is around three dollars give or take.
06-07-2011 02:42:51 | More by ChrisMason
4.43/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Savages is probably my favorite bar to go to in downtown Muncie. Although they do not have much on tap they have a bunch of bottles along with some 22 oz bombers as well. The food is one of the main reasons that I LOVE going to Savages. Beer battered chicken cordon blue is absolutely awesome and the sides to go with your meal are great you can get a pretzel with cheese, homemade hummus that is excellent, and my wife is crazy about their beer battered jalapeno slices. The price is what also makes this place great most sandwiches are around 5-6 bucks homemade biscuits and gravy any time in the night for 2 bucks and the beer itself is really cheap all around a excellent place.
05-13-2011 19:18:03 | More by jsgreen16
4.18/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
In a sentence, this is a great beer bar with excellent food!
I believe they have 8 taps here, most of which are quality. They always have PBR on tap for $1. They also usually have Woodchuck and Lindeman's Framboise on tap. And they usually have FFF Alpha King and Gumballhead on tap as well. That leaves a few to rotate, which have included Fat Tire, Bigfoot, Brooklyn Black Chocolate, Dreadnaught, and Midas Touch in recent months.
The bottle selection is a solid representation of Indiana distribution. Several selections from Bells, Founders, FFF, Great Divide, Stone, DFH, Abita, and Sierra Nevada.
The space itself is fairly small, but very cozy. That means its fairly crowded often. Frequently there is only 1 waiter/waitress , which is why I only gave it a 3.5 for service. You see people from all different crowds in here which gives the place a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
They have a great selection of food, all reasonably priced. Everything Ive had has been very tasty.
Living in Muncie, we have 3 excellent beer bars. Savages ranks third in beer selection, but overall ranks right along with the Heorot(hot, cramped) and the Fickle Peach(no food to speak of)due to the food and atmosphere.
11-28-2010 01:46:12 | More by Skye1024
4.7/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
This was my bar of choice while living in Muncie. The staff is knowledgeable about the beers, and service is good. The selection of beers ranges from good budget choices to premium bombers. There are ten taps, several of which rotate, and the bottle list changes frequently. While the menu is limited, everything I've had has been very good. Also, this is the least smoky beer bar in Muncie, which is a plus to non-smokers. Overall, this is one of the best places to hang out with friends in Muncie.
08-08-2010 00:27:37 | More by punkideas
Savages Ale House in Muncie, IN
95 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.