Uno Chicago Bar & Grill
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
The Uno location in Hamilton, NJ is something of an unexpected gem. It's a chain restaurant, sure, but they have really made the commitment to good craft beer.
The atmosphere is pretty much what you expect for a chain restaurant. Sports memorabilia of the local teams and other typical chain decor, with the added bonus of a good amount of craft brewery signage and other paraphernalia.
The quality of the beer served is very good. I've never gotten a pour of anything that I've thought to be "off."
Service varies. For the most part, the bartenders know what they're doing. Sometimes, beer will be served in cold or frozen glasses, which is disappointing. If you're in the dining room instead of the bar, the beer knowledge of the waitstaff is hit or miss.
Selection. This is what makes the place worth visiting. 18-20 craft beer taps at any time. Frequent brewery "tap takeovers" and special keg tappings. They participate in Philly Beer Week. The day to day tap list has a good amount of range and diversity. Right now, for example, there are offerings from Abita, Breckenridge, DFH, Founders, Great Divide, Kane, Ommegang, River Horse, Sam Adams, Sly Fox, Southern Tier, Stone, Terrapin, and Weyerbacher on tap. They get casks in from time to time, and have a Randall that gets put to use, as well.
The food is chain restaurant American staples. I happen to like Uno's food a bit more than other similar chains, so it works for me.
There is a happy hour 4-7 and 10-close Sunday-Friday. A bunch of drafts drop to $4 and appetizers are half off.
All in all, it's a good place to grab a good beer. It won't blow your mind, but it might surprise you a little bit.
04-29-2014 15:40:45 | More by RutgersBeerGuy
3.51/5 rDev -15.6%
This Uno goes out of their way to get some good beers in. They have about 18-20 craft beers on tap every day. They rotate their list pretty frequently too. You can see about 14 or so of the beers that are "up next" too. You will mostly find domestic micro/craft brews and they offer a sampler of any 4 (5 oz pours) for about $8.50. Stone, Goose Island, Epic, Kane, Founders etc etc to name a few. They do a good job at keeping local breweries on too. Maybe once a month they have tap takeover that consumes about half of their draft list. They also hold beer dinners and fill growlers. It's a chain "pizza" place but this location cares about their beer. I didn't give it very high marks in comparison to other beer places, but for a local spot that you wouldn't expect to have good beer, they do a fine job.
02-13-2014 21:33:40 | More by BeerForMuscle
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
A local craft beer gem hidden inside a "chain" pizza restaurant. New GM and his predecessor built up this UNO franchise into a beer-lovers mecca for the Mercer County suburban area.
Conveniently located off 295 exit 65, in the same parking lot as AMC theatres, this spot does not scream high quality beer bar. Clientele includes everyone from beer snobs to families grabbing a pizza on their way to a movie (heavily discounted AMC tickets are available with any money spent at UNOs). Food is above average, and in general, much healthier than the Chilis/Applebees/Fridays menus (save for the heart-stopping deep dish pies).
Bar area is fairly large square room with tables along the outside and bar stools on 3 sides of the bar. Can definitely get crowded after work and on football weekends, but a good sports-watching place as well with at least 8-10 screens around the room.
Beer selection is the highlight here....20+ taps most with rotating craft brews. Dogfish Head, Ommegang, Southern Tier, Allegash, Victory, and Flying Dog are among those commonly represented. A great part is that they also include their "On-deck" draft list to the side of the current taps, so you know to come back soon if a favorite is coming up.
Tons of Tap-Takeovers, Beer Dinners, and beer-centric events...growler fillings, flight samplers, and reasonable prices. I'm lucky to live so close, but its worth a trip from nearly anywhere in Central NJ or Bucks County.
08-23-2013 15:45:21 | More by KBrady
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
Easy to find right off I-295 Sloan Ave exit and in the parking lot with the movie theatre. Once inside, you can head to the bar area or take a seat in the dining area. I opted for the bar, and it was very crowded compared to the dining area. The square bar area feels a bit cramped as it can seat about 20 and there are tables immediately off the bar too. There are three very large TVs in the center of the bar. Several tap handles also decorate the walls on shelves. A cask beer also sits on the bar.
The beer list was quite good for the immediate area. There were about 14 craft beers available on draft roegs Perpetual IPA, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Elysian Bete Blanche, Sly Fox Weisse, Old Rasputin, Weyerbacker Big Erin, and a few others I didn't take note of. There was also the obligatory Miller Lite, Bud Lite, and Stella and a few other macros to bring the tap total to around 22.
Service was a bit slow but it was very crowded. No chance to discuss beers with the bartenders. Prices seemed to be reasonable for the area. I have eaten in Uno's before, and I personally don't really like the food here so I didn't eat.
This place a nice variety of beers, and I will keep it on the radar when driving in the area.
07-11-2012 00:53:43 | More by Gavage
Uno Chicago Bar & Grill in Hamilton, NJ
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.