Taps: 19 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by ommegangpbr:
3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
It's a branch of a mini-chain that exists in NYC that has branched out to the prodigious drinking town of Hoboken.
I went there when it was still a "soft" opening, so not quite all the bottled beers were up and running and their computer systems weren't smoothly going.
19 taps of pretty common stuff- Bud/Miller/Coors, Sam Adams Lager and seasonal, Blue Point toasted lager, Sierra Nevada pale ale; nothing exotic.
The bottle list is pretty good. Blue Point Old Howling Bastard, a couple Maredsous offerings, Ommegang's line-up, some Brooklyn brews including Local One and Two, Duvel....
The place is still new so on weekend eves there's a line waiting to get in. The space is nice, if a bit too sports bar for my taste.
The bartenders and waitresses were all really nice, even if all of them didn't know very much about beer right off the bat. I look forward to going again.
11-30-2010 06:55:31 | More by ommegangpbr
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited this place in the later afternoon/early evening but I live right near here and have no desire to ever visit this place on a weekend night.
The beer has a typical feel with a lot of wood and a lot of sport memorabilia - they call themselves a beer bar but I really think of the place as more of a sports bar.
The bartenders were friendly enough but did not seem to have any real knowledge of beer (I was offered a refill of Guinness for my Smithwicks and they offered a guy beside me that enjoys nutty ales a Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout).
Beers were well poured in proper glassware and seemed fresh.
As far as selection goes, the taps are not really anything special with mostly representation from the same things you see on tap most places. On the other hand, the bottle list is fairly impressive but you need to know what you are looking for as the menu was alphabetical and without descriptions (not categorized by style or country).
Food was available but I did not have any - what I saw looked pretty decent for pub fare.
The deals at happy hour are really good.
07-06-2012 13:08:36 | More by dbrauneis
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This really is a sports bar. Tap selection is pretty much the major breweries (Bud, Bud Light, Miller, etc) for a bar that is branding itself as a beer bar. However, the bottle selection is actually really good. But you'll have to know your way around craft brews. The staff is generally clueless about beer (again they say they're a beer bar) and the menu is in alphabetical order. Burgers are quite good here too. And it's a pretty good spot to watch a game. Service is often disinterested and unattentive - conjugating near their waitress station rather than serving customers. But overall, not a bad spot to watch a game and grab a burger.
08-24-2011 22:14:39 | More by Iluvcraftbeer
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is a sports bar more than a beer bar, though it probably boasts the best bottle selection in Hoboken now that Mile Square is closed (RIP), though on balance the goal seems to be quantity over quality in the selected bottles available. The taps were pretty dull for a place that bills itself as a beer bar. This size of the crowd fluctuates, but the place is always mobbed during football games. The service can be disinterested at times, and the food a bit pricey.
Overall, it's a pretty vanilla place. Not great, not bad.
01-23-2011 01:50:43 | More by bk3nj
Village Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.