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Reviews by ffejherb:
3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
Visited on 11/23/07. This was our second stop on our Carson St. jaunt.
Pretty narrow main area with nice, long bar with about 18 or so barstools. The narrow walkway extended to the back of the tavern. The place was dimly lit with wood and brick decor along with hardwood floors and dark green walls. Some decorative tin ceiling tiles and fans added to the ambiance. Throw in some TVs, video games, a digital jukebox, pool table and some tables in back, and you get a pretty good picture of this place. They also have an ATM on site.
Service was prompt and friendly. We didn't order any food, but our beer orders were taken before we even sat down and they were promptly served to us.
The selection was pretty damn impressive. All in all, they had about 54 taps with tons of interesting offerings including Rogue, Lagunitas, Troegs, Magic Hat, Legacy, DFH, some west coast stuff, Belgians, imports and more. All of their selections were clearly written on a chalkboard above the bar with the ABV% and state/country of origin. Bottle selection was huge and easy to view, with approximately 200 different beers including 12oz., bombers, bottled conditioned selections and more.
Overall, this is a great beer bar with a fantastic selection. Though smoking is permitted, it was smokey at all. The music was at a good volume and it was only moderately crowded for a Friday night. One complaint, though, is that both beers I got weren't quite as fresh and I was hoping. Perhaps both taps were a little out of date. On a side note, there was a guy with tourettes and no teeth sitting next to us, which made for an interesting hour or so. But I'd stop back solely based on their selection.
11-28-2007 23:50:00 | More by ffejherb
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