Tapwerks Ale House & Café
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here when we got into town early for a Thunder basketball game later that night, as it is just blocks away from the arena, and the consensus was that we were all glad we did.
This place was great. Very nice selection on tap, practically an entire wall with nothing but tap lines. A beautiful sight!
I had a local COOP Native Amber to start off, which paired really well with the appetizer chili cheese fries (highly recommended). I also had a Titan IPA, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and finished things off with another local brew, Marshall IPA.
Despite what some reviewers said, Every beer I ordered seemed very fresh, especially the Titan. And I went in there concerned the people complaining would have a point, but I found no evidence of it, only to the contrary.
The food is also really good, I had a burger and the appetizer I mentioned. Everyone I was with liked it. The server was very kind and a great waitress, she offered advice on beers if anyone asked, and helped with suggestions.
The atmosphere and decor is all pretty warm and inviting, the place looks worn in, and that's a good thing. very cool building for this establishment, and THE PLACE for good brew before or after an NBA game, or whatever else you might be downtown for.
They weren't too busy at 5 when we first arrived, but it quickly started to fill up. we were glad we got a table when we did and there was no wait.
I will definitely be stopping in here again any time i'm in the city.
03-27-2010 07:09:00 | More by wolfinthemirror
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was in OK City with my wife and kids, we stopped in for a late lunch. It's an old warehouse,high ceilings, roomy, lots of dark woods, British or Irish feel to it.
Then there's the wall of taps. I think they said well over 100. You have to see this if your in town. The only disapointment,(and it's not their fault)is that we have a lot of the same beers in Missouri.
My wife and I were impressed with the food, very tasty and interesting variety, they even had a weekday lunch special so it was even reasonable. The place was dead at 1:00 on a weekday, but was perfect since we had our 5 year old and teenager.
Service was good and a good recomendation on a local IPA they had on nitro tap. If I'm in town again I will be back.
11-02-2009 02:07:29 | More by MOShepp
4.47/5 rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Walking in, there's lots of wood and it has a great "pub" feel. Plush leather couches and overstuffed chairs in the front, nice long bar, and tables and booths throughout.
Very nice taplist. Good Belgians, nice imports, really good selection of micros from around the country. Way better than I was expecting to find in this neck of the woods and based on previous reviews. Bottle list isn't all that extensive but there's some of interesting stuff depending on your mood.
Service gets a big check plus. The first beer I ordered was a mid-west brewery that I'm familiar with but haven't had this one. The bartender told me he just tapped a new keg 15 minutes ago and I might want to have something else and let it settle for a bit cause he had to muscle it into the serving fridge. Honesty rules! Later when I asked him about the brewery, (yeah, I'm a dick I was testing him..) he knew his shit. Knew his Belgians too.
I ate elswhere before I came here so can't comment on the food.
Pints of micros are generally $5, Imports are a likttle higher but still reasonable.
Beer snobs headed for Oklahoma on business, do not despair. This is a very nice place!!!
05-06-2008 00:45:33 | More by czechsaaz
4.31/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Thanks to BeerAdvocate.com, I stopped in here when in Oklahoma City for work.
The TapWerks web site offered some information that I couldn't follow when I got there so I may not have seen all that this place has to offer.
For instance, the web site mentions upstairs as a lounge environment and downstairs as the dining room, I saw the long bar with all of the taps downstairs and didn't bother with upstairs. Nor did I see any traffic going upstairs.
Also, their website mentions 212 taps but the bar downstairs sports closer to 100.
But none of this took away from my enjoyment.
The atmosphere was alright with a higher than I would like it bar (as compared to the height of the bar stools) and the rather bland display of the taps on the wall. I'm sure it's difficult to display so many taps with standard restaurant equipment, but the lined up taps on copper is just a bit sterile to me.
The few beers I had were all good quality, nothing tasting old even though I was warned that one of them might have been around a while.
I happened to be their on a Monday night when Patrick, their beer buyer, bartends. Patrick was friendly and knowledgeable and caught on quick to the kind of beer I liked.
The selection on tap is probably the largest I've seen with lots of imports and domestic craft brews. I saw too many beers I've never had to think of anything they didn't have that I might want. I have favorites, but I'm a sucker for a new beer and that's what I always try to order when in a new place.
I have more business in OKC and I expect to be going back to TapWerks as long as I bring my GPS. I must have travelled on four interstates on my eight mile journey.
03-07-2008 16:10:22 | More by TeeCee
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Tapwerks is located in the Bricktown district in a great old brick building. The number of taps in this place is spectacular and I really like that they have so many Oklahoma selections with several great choices from Coop, Marshall, Redbud, etc. Waitresses are typically beer knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Place gets very busy on the weekends but I always enjoy the mix of people who frequent Tapwerks. Food is adequate bar faire. I seem to get up to OKC about every six months and a visit to Tapwerks is always a big highlight of the trip.
12-04-2011 03:02:55 | More by coldriver
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I was pleasantly shocked to find this place in the OKC, land of state regulated beer (I still don't get that, but whatev.) I love the building - it has a groovy industrial revolution vibe to it. There's nothing like it in So Cal.
I was not familiar with the local brews, so I tried a Coop Native Amber and a Great Divide Titan and I was pleased with both.
The fish and chips are decent for being so far from the ocean; the fish was not the best I've had, but it satisfied my needs. The fries, on the other hand, were outstanding.
I will definitely return if/when I am in the OKC again.
06-07-2010 00:34:19 | More by bwilborn63
4.29/5 rDev +9.2%
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
Tapwerks Ale House & Café in Oklahoma City, OK
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.