Easy Street Cafe
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Reviews by buschbeer:
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in this weekend before a Michigan vs. BG hockey game. This is a place I went to a lot in college. This was my first visit back in three years. The place hasn't changed much physically. Downstairs is a restaurant area with a raised bar area to the left that seats 8-10 people. The restaurant is small to medium in size. Everything is wood in there, tables, chairs, booths, bar, etc.
Now the reason I went a lot in college was because of the Hall of Foam. It is a beer club. You get a pocket card with a list of all their beers, and upon completion, you get a tee shirt, a liter mug, and your name engraved on the Hall of Foam plaque upstairs. I used to be impressed by the selection of beers. Now, not so much. The list consists of every macro domestic and import you can think of. However, they do carry Great Lakes and Brooklyn.
I went in about three o'clock in the afternoon knowing it wouldn't be busy because that's how I roll. The bartenders were both super friendly, and the service was great. I had sauteed chicken livers with onion and peppers over rice. It was delicious. My date had the fish and chips special. She liked the cole slaw the best. Not a ringing endorsement. I had a couple Sam Smith selections and an Edmund Fitzgerald served from the bottle or in a chilled mug or pint glass.
I also went to the upstairs bar to show my date my name on the Hall of Foam plaque, which of course sealed the deal. The upstairs is more of a straight up bar atmosphere. They have comedians and bands up there on certain nights. There is also a pool table, golden tee, darts.
It was fun reminiscing about the college days 15 years ago, but as far as beer goes not really for the geek. I will probably go back to eat again. Two things I liked about the menu is that they had bison steak, and you could substitute elk or bison for a traditional beef burger.
02-26-2012 16:09:19 | More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
3.23/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3
This place is a tease. They claim to carry a ton of beers, but the reality is that they carry a ton of cheap beers and forgettable imports. No Great Lakes, no Bell's, heck, I don't recall any micros at all here (and I'm just talking about the bottled selection). The tap selection is nothing to get excited about, either; Sam Adams, and a host of macro crap.Overall, the food is average, the service is decent, and the atmosphere is nice (there is a non-smoking bar/restaurant downstairs and a smoking bar upstairs). Still, it's a relative disappointment.
06-17-2004 01:02:01 | More by olacub
3.59/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
I really liked the feel of this place. The heavy wood and leaded glass creates a great appearance and the elevated bar area is unique. The tap selection is small, but the bottled selection is in a glass front cooler and easily visible. Some very nice selections in there fro Samuel Smith and other great names. Not big numbers, but good quality.
10-01-2003 02:08:58 | More by AtLagerHeads
3.26/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
I am an old BGSU grad and this, like other ones in the area, has changed hands/names so often it's rediculous. The best was probably when a friend was running years(and I mean years)ago. The atmosphere is nice and it has always been a nice spot for that and the service was good, but the beer selection while not bad, isn't great either. I am still waiting for my old alum town to get as good as fellow MAC Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. Oh well, we can always hope.
06-18-2003 17:03:54 | More by Wildman
Easy Street Cafe in Bowling Green, OH
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.