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Reviews by LittleDon:
4.28/5 rDev -6.8%
Pros: Well though out selection large enough to please most. Inviting atmosphere
Cons: Small. You have to be in Findlay to go there.
What is this place doing in Findlay, OH? If I close my eyes, I could imagine I'm in a gastropub in San Diego or Denver. Brick, brass, and wood interior with a small-medium bar tucked in the corner. Couches and stuffed chairs on the perimeter of the rectangular room with big garage doors separating you from downtown Findlay. The place isn't big, fifty people would make it crowded. Bowling alleys upstairs.
The selection isn't large (about 35 taps) but it's well though out. The chalkboard organizes your choices into about six or eight categories (Sours & Lambics, Stouts & Porters, IPAs, etc.) Good selection of local, regional, and national brews. I was able to have something from Great Lakes (Rye of the Tiger?), Jolly Pumpkin (Madrugada Obscura), Bell's (Expedition Stout), and Heavy Seas (Siren Noire). The services was good. The bartender was covering the entire area and made time to discuss beer choices despite being a bit busy. Food was slightly better than average pub food. Split fried pickled green beans with a colleague (well prepared, good flavor without tons of breading) and had a PBLT (pork belly, lettuce and tomato) for an entree (meh, light on the PB and a bit dry).
Found out from one of the staff that this is a new incarnation of this place. I was told by the manager of the hotel I was staying at that Alexandria's was an upscale Mexican place with great beer. Hopefully, the atmosphere and beer won't change anytime soon, I think they have that right. Would I go back? In Findlay you'll have few choices. If this place was in Cincinnati, Columbus, or Cleveland, I'd still go out of may way to make it back.
04-06-2013 21:10:24 | More by LittleDon
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +6.5%
Thanks to BA, I had the good luck to have discovered Alexandria's while in Findlay on biz. As my ratings indicate, I was very pleased with my experience, which exceeded expectation on all fronts. This is the kind of place that I'd frequent regularly if I lived in the area and it offers the elements of the best establishments found in bigger cities. Findlay is fortunate to have such a quality offering of such excellent food and drink in its midst.
The beer list is both deep and thoughtfully structured with regional beers and some of the recognizable brands [Dogfish, Sierra,Stone,etc.] I opted for Great Lakes' 'Rye of the Tiger' IPA and Thirsty Dog's 'Citra IPA' which were both superb. I also tried Alexandria's own 'Red Ale' that was a very robust and malty brew with just the right hop finish.
The food is both adventurous and varied; I had the 'Cuban' sandwich which was a very pleasant concoction of tastes that provided the ideal accompaniment to the beer. The service was very cordial and pleasant; Chelsey was at the bar and is very knowledgeable about what she serves and is the master of the "good pour." The building housing Alexandria's has been carefully restored - I don't know what it was before - but provides a pleasing setting to enjoy the offerings therein.
I'll be returning to Alexandria's before I leave Findlay and on future visits.
06-11-2013 08:56:01 | More by SudsTerkel
Alexandria's in Findlay, OH
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.