Aromas Cigar Bar / Beer House
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.15/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Me and a few other friends headed in early Saturday to check this place out since we recently moved near by. Pretty empty at the time, so we were able to sit at the bar. Bartender was cute, attentive, and appeared knowledgable, which was surprising for a place like this.
Beer selection was good and had a good mixture of local, mainstream, and craft. Between us we had a pint of DFH 90min, Hoptical Illusion, Intuition I-10 IPA (local), Bold City Mad Manatee IPA (local), and a few others.
Also had a 'mug club' that you could join and after 50 different beers you get a nice mug with your name on it.
Then we got the bill. Wow. A pint of 90min for $10.50? A pint of LOCAL Bold City for $8.75? Just because it is craft doesn't mean you can charge double! Those mugs better be made of gold with my name encrusted in diamonds!
Needless to say, the pricing kills the entire place for me. No way I can justify spending that type of money on a few beers when we have so many options in Jax. Hopefully people will not support it and they will have to lower their prices.
01-09-2012 18:41:15 | More by bryanole27
3.15/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
This place is a cigar bar that has been slowly growing their craft beer selection for the last few years. They recently seem to have sectioned the beer bar section off from the cigar lounge so as to make it a little easier to actually smell your beer.
The place is a bit small, but on the night we were there is was neither empty nor overly crowded. It was a pretty average cigar bar crowd and things seemed like they were only going to get more so as the night went on since the DJ was getting ready to begin his set by the time we left.
The service was fine. I didn't ask any questions and don't expect that I would have gotten a particularly informed answer if I had, but they poured the beer just fine and that's all I really need from a bartender in a place like this.
The selection is pretty decent. They had about a dozen taps and it was all good beer; stuff like DFH 60, Southern Tier 2xIPA, and even a tap with Southern Tier Choklat. The downside is the pricing. This is clearly one of those places where they have decided to get into craft because they think they can charge exorbitant prices for the beer. We are talking like twice what you would expect to pay anywhere else in town. A decent enough place to have a beer and the selection is surprisingly good, but the atmosphere isn't for me and the prices mean that I will not ever be going back.
11-20-2011 07:42:50 | More by nickfl
Aromas Cigar Bar / Beer House in Jacksonville, FL
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.