Tapwerks Ale House & Café
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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by czechsaaz:
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Walking in, there's lots of wood and it has a great "pub" feel. Plush leather couches and overstuffed chairs in the front, nice long bar, and tables and booths throughout.
Very nice taplist. Good Belgians, nice imports, really good selection of micros from around the country. Way better than I was expecting to find in this neck of the woods and based on previous reviews. Bottle list isn't all that extensive but there's some of interesting stuff depending on your mood.
Service gets a big check plus. The first beer I ordered was a mid-west brewery that I'm familiar with but haven't had this one. The bartender told me he just tapped a new keg 15 minutes ago and I might want to have something else and let it settle for a bit cause he had to muscle it into the serving fridge. Honesty rules! Later when I asked him about the brewery, (yeah, I'm a dick I was testing him..) he knew his shit. Knew his Belgians too.
I ate elswhere before I came here so can't comment on the food.
Pints of micros are generally $5, Imports are a likttle higher but still reasonable.
Beer snobs headed for Oklahoma on business, do not despair. This is a very nice place!!!
05-06-2008 00:45:33 | More by czechsaaz
More User Reviews:
4.17/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This bar is in a great location downtown, a short walk from the arena and in the heart of Bricktown.
The atmosphere is decent but not endearing at all. Very much a pub feel. Upstairs has a smoking area (haven't seen one of those in years) and overall the place is huge.
Tap selection was fantastic and the bottle list was decent too (relative to what is available in OKC). Didn't eat here, but the menu wasn't all that interesting so we went elsewhere for food.
11-29-2013 02:06:28 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Checked this place out on back to back nights while on a business trip to OKC. After taking the recommendations from others I felt like this was the best place to find some beers that I don't typically get in NY. The bar has a good atmosphere and of course college football was on because it was kick off weekend. The bartenders were pretty knowledgeable and were able to point me in the right direction for local choices. They had new beers from Boulevard, COOP, Choc and Roughtail (newer brewery in OK). Overall I was very pleased with the beer selection. The food was good, nothing over the top but good enough for me. I would definitely recommend checking this place out when in the area.
09-05-2013 15:35:17 | More by BeerTwigs
4.29/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I like this place. they have a very good selection of beers for Oklahoma. The bar staff is knowledgable and the food is pretty damn good. They keep sports on the multiple screens and will even change the stations to accomodate the patrons. Sometimes the music is a bit much, but other than that, it's a good place to chill.
06-21-2013 01:31:36 | More by sipdemsuds
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$$
Stopped in Labor Day weekend on a Saturday 2pm-ish..
Some nod to beer, but more of just a really loud (even at 2 PM)place with tons of big screens. I like a a place where I can talk over a pint,, this aint the place. Had my kids with me when more than one profanity laced/racist rap rap/hip-hop song blares over the audio system. The waitress stated it was Pandora or some such music service, so they couldn't control the content. At that point I mentioned they could control the volume..
Waitress was attentive & somewhat smart on beer
Beers were alright, nothing wowed me. Selection was pretty good, but plenty of of wasted taps. I thought more OKlahoma & Regional beers should on offer based on what I know we get here
Food was alright, didn't enjoy my crab cakes (crappy) & or my pannini (meh), but my kids & wife liked their's
Pricey for what you get, not sure why Bricktown really rates these prices (rent???)
Would visit again without my kids, when looking for a not quiet pint (never got a full pint o for 3) , but would not seek out
09-14-2012 03:00:33 | More by russpowell
3.2/5 rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
I stay in bricktown frequently for business and tap werks is my go to place for beer, food is not why you come here although republic and mcnellies in okc both prove you can have good beer with good food.
The service is good, the bar tenders are hit or miss with beer knowledge, sometimes 106 taps are too much for one person to handle.
There are always beers on tap that I can't find at home that are must tries which keeps me coming back. I almost always find someone at the bar to chat with the customer base is very friendly.
The odd thing about the taps is that those in the center are colder than those on the ends. Maybe it's due to the length of the lines, I'm told the cooler is on the second floor.
My real gripe is in glass ware, I've had Weiss served in a pint glass, pint glasses are not 16oz ever and pours are always short with way too much head, I've also been served "pints" in 12 oz Sam Adams glasses, worst of all is I've had "12 oz" beers served in 25 cl glasses, which is about 8.5 ounces.
Maybe it's me but if you charge for 16 oz or 12 oz you should serve that amount.
My quandary is that it has the best beer within walking distance to my hotel especially with OK's nutty 3.2 rules.
07-11-2012 14:48:51 | More by shemberger
1.4/5 rDev -63.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$
First off let me start by saying this used to be one of my favorite bars in Oklahoma City. It has a great location in Bricktown that was a perfect stop before Thunder games. That was until my opinion drastically changed over the last several months. On one occasions I ordered a beer that is listed on the menu as on tap, only to be brought a bottle of the beer. When I asked if I was mistaken about what the menu had said the waitress told me that they were out of it on tap and there was no difference between tap and bottle anyway! On another occasion I ordered a St. Bernardus abt. 12 and was served it in a plastic cup! Yeah $7.50 for a plastic cup. The bartenders are the worst part. They know absolutely nothing about beer nor do they care to know anything about it either. The food is ok at best and they charge to get to get in the door after 7 on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are looking for a good place that you can actually get good beer from someone who actually cares about beer in OKC check out mcnellies or republic and skip all the rude people at Tapwerks.
04-10-2012 00:31:22 | More by Amp
Tapwerks Ale House & Café in Oklahoma City, OK
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