Taps: 15 / Bottles: 32
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.68/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
One of the most amazing craft beer bars I've been to. Great selection and always have something new to try! Cant wait to go back and buy from them again! The friendly staff sets a great environment, and they are as interested in the beauty of craft beer as you are! Awesome experience!!
01-29-2014 00:58:17 | More by JohnathanColeman
3.89/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch today on a recommendation, small but varied beer selection with a couple brews I'd had before but hadn't ever seen on draft. One of the better selections in the area. The food was amazing, the burger with pickled veg and Thai peanut sauce is to die for. The side was fried potato slices, with cheese and bacon and a homemade french onion dipping sauce. The bartender said they're aging some of their brews in house, which is a neat idea. We had a blast and I look forward to going back.
Neglected to mention, they have a bar side of the building and a higher-end dining side. We saw both menus.... and we ate on the bar side. The fine dining side is much pricier.
09-23-2013 01:53:03 | More by Mantooth
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
They have a good selection of draft beers and usually have a few rotating taps. Their best value is to get Lions Head or Yuengling on tap, as for those two a pint is half the price of anywhere else in Blacksburg. Their mixed drinks are pretty fairly priced. It's not a college bar like most of the places in town, it's known more as a "towny bar". It's a good place, the bartenders are very nice and helpful, some even give you samples of beers if you are having trouble deciding what to order. That being said I've been here with people ordering food and it took a very long time to get out to them in the bar area. They usually have a couple of local seasonal beers on tap. Their happy hour is decent too. Overall it's a good bar and if you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere than most of the bars around town then this is a good option. In the restaurant area they have the same beer selection, and a much different ambiance. The food is really good in the restaurant section.
12-31-2012 05:21:35 | More by dmk91
3.48/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
visited this place for lunch over the weekend while visiting vt. cool building, sort of classy barn aspect to it. separate bar section where all the drafts are kept. service was okay. the waiter tried to be a little fancier than necessary and it felt awkward at times. i also thought it took way too long for the drinks/food to get there considered how empty the restaurant was when we were there. draft selection was good, bottle selection was better. my only complaint is that they had more local selections on draft/in bottle. i thought the food was good, but some people at the table disagreed. overall for lunch it was a very good value. drafts and bottles were definitely not too expensive, however it might be considered expensive for the area. worth a visit!
02-15-2011 12:34:17 | More by Jimmys
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Atmosphere- This is a new restaurant in the same building as what used to be one of the oldest restaurants in town and they've renovated it very nicely to open it up from the smoky lodge feel that it had before. The restaurant has also been split into three parts; the wine bar, restaurant sitting area, and Frank's at 622 which is a more sports-bar type atmosphere with an awesome beer menu though I have never seen it very crowded.
Quality- The wine and beers are excellent, the food I would call just above average. The first time I went I ate at Frank's and had a cheese platter which was just okay, only one of the cheeses out of five or so would have said was really good. The second time I was there for wine and had a caprese salad which was good except that the mozzarella and tomato were over-smothered in balsamic so that's all I tasted (it was good balsamic, but not what I was after).
Service- The service was great, the servers are knowledgeable, friendly, and know to ask to split the check which is both common and appreciated in Blacksburg.
Selection- Excellent! They had beers from all over the country on tap and when at Frank's the bar was a bit slow so the bartender was very chatty with us and gave great suggestions let us taste the beers that seemed most intriguing. Bells for example is not a common beer in this area.
Food- (see quality)
Value- By Blacksburg standards this place is very expensive. It is definitely not trying to cater to the college crowd (or poor grad students who appreciate good wine and beer). This was more of a problem with the wine than the beer so I will not elaborate too much but the beer was also significantly higher than other places in town with good selections. Small portion sizes for food as well given the price. If I had not recently been to the D.C. area and seen how outrageously expensive things were up there I would have given this restaurant a worse value-rating. Again, for the area it is very pricey but this is after all a college town in rural Virginia.
Overall I will go back again but more likely for wine than beer. There are other places in town that have similarly good beer selections for less money even if not the exact same rare beers or the same varieties on tap.
01-14-2011 02:24:57 | More by gps2388
622 North in Blacksburg, VA
92 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.