Blue Cat Brew Pub
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 96
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 6 / Bottles: 38
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scoobybrew:
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
My wife and I stopped in here on our way back from a recent trip to Michigan. It was lunchtime on a Monday and we were one of the first few in the brewpub. We had a short, pleasant conversation with the brewer who was reading the paper at the bar. A man who I later learned was the owner, sat down at the bar and chatted a bit with the brewer also. The place had somewhat of a trendy atmosphere, but not overly so. The crowd at the time seemed to be local business professionals stopping in for lunch. However, it was comfortable and somewhat laid back.
There were three standard beers on tap, one of which was an Olde Ale style, which surprised me as being a standard (being a somewhat 'esoteric' style. There were two seasonal ales and a stout, judging by the ABV, a dry stout.
We only ordered a few appetizers for a light lunch, but the food was decent.
The service was prompt and attentive, but not annoying.
We will return in the future, but I cannot say exactly when. While the beer was good and food was decent, the variety wasn't as good as one of the other local brewpubs, which we have visited previously. However, overall, I recommend stopping at least once if you live somewhat locally and give the place a try.
08-14-2006 23:12:37 | More by scoobybrew
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
On a Monday evening it was pretty dead. Just a few other patrons when my group arrived. Blue Cat does try and incorporate some local diversity and artwork into the space. The merchandise looks cheap though. The waitress was efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly and probably the best part of the experience. The food menu and beer choices have enough variety to interest just about everyone. But the quality of each was a let down. The kalamari that looked like and tasted like mozzella sticks, and the BBQ ribs that had no flavor besides the sauce, to a pork chop with an apricot sauce that did not really work, to beers that were not up to the quality of other breweries in the area, it was all a disappointment. To me it tasted like the Old Ale used a Belgian yeast and the hops did not really burst through in the pale ales. Prices were good. I think it is time to refreshen the beers and menu.
04-27-2014 21:24:57 | More by morimech
3.33/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
Pretty good little spot. Very friendly and inclusive staff. I had a few different variety here but since I was there back in March 2013 only one seems to stand out now Befuddled Brewers Abbey something. I loved it wish I had taken notes so I could give everyone more information. I will update this if I get back to Rock Island.
07-13-2013 18:32:26 | More by BirdmanJohn
Blue Cat Brew Pub in Rock Island, IL
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.