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69 Taps Pub & Eatery

Not Rated.
69 Taps Pub & Eatery69 Taps Pub & Eatery
BA SCORE
83
good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 21.53%
Taps: 69
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

370 Orleans Ave
Akron, Ohio, 44311-1024
United States
phone: (330) 253-4554

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2.6/5  rDev -26.3%

Talisy, Friday at 02:52 AM
Photo of SteveStoutDrinker
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

Great Beer, Good Patio, Chill Place to Hang.....but dont expect good service or food. Usually there are hot girls but they are pretty stupid about the type of beers they are selling....I would rather have that then the grumpy dorm mom they have that thinks she knows everything. All in all I would go again and again....best place for beer just need better staff.

SteveStoutDrinker, Sep 09, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

goods003, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Ohiovania, May 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

bcgeiman, Feb 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

alBeerEinstein, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of SudsTerkel
2.86/5  rDev -19%

A grungy college bar that happens to have a very deep and strong tap list. The best of Ohio's micros can be found here: GLBC, Fatheads, Columbus, etc as well as Dogfish, Sierra, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Stone, etc. You should only go for the beer; the menu is limited and the food is absolutely awful. The service was friendly and efficient but knowledge of what was served was in the customer's court, not the server's. There's better choices to be had in Akron and I will make them upon my return.

SudsTerkel, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of thegodfather1076
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

I am an Akron native and have visited 69 Taps many times over the years and have always had positive experiences. The crowd is hit or miss as are most bars in Akron.

As you walk through the door and descend the steps you arrive in a cozy little setting with a nice amount of TVs and a jukebox. The room to the left has another small bar, pool tables, darts, and restrooms. There is a very nice patio that can be enjoyed in the warmer months. Lots of tables and booths make for a comfy setting for groups. This is a pretty clean bar if you arrive before 1030 when the college crowd tends to roll in.

The servers are mostly college girls and are very easy on the eyes. This is great but most of them are lacking on the beer knowledge. The will provide you with a beer menu and allow samples of anything you want to try.

Tap selection is great with a very nice selection of beers that change from time to time. They also have the normal college crap beers. Liquor selection is adequate. Bottle selection is limited. I have a 95% success rate at taps but there have been a few times where the beer has seemed a bit flat.

Not a food bar!! I have ate here one time and the food was very mediocre.

While not perfect Taps is a very cozy bar with plenty of eye-candy and the best tap selection you are going to find in downtown Akron. I will continue to stop into Taps and I love the Friday eve "Super Happy Hour" from 4-9!!!

thegodfather1076, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Johnnybrew1
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%

OK - so after reading the reviews, and since we were driving through Akron, we decided to throw caution into the wind and give this place a try. We were gravely disappointed and in retrospect, wished we targeted a different destination.

The bartender, a very attractive young woman, was absolutely clueless and couldn't tell you if a beer was a stout even if it had "stout" written on the tap handle.

When we asked for a beer menu we were handed a 5x10 piece of paper and told that it was out of date. Nice. The paper only listed the name of the beer and the brewery. True aficionados want to see stuff like OG, FG, IBU, ABV, SRM, hops used, grains used, description... etc. None of that to be found in a 50 mile radius.

The place was dead. It was us and two other parties on a Saturday night at 7:30PM. Not a big deal for our experience, but an indicator nonetheless.

We ordered food since we were on the road and hadn't had dinner. Honestly... no joke... a Big Mac would have been more pleasing to the eye and palate.

So, back to the beer. The selection was wide, but again, it was hard to make a selection without a proper menu. We tried to read the taps, but that was difficult given our distance from them and the lighting in the bar. One good thing was that she allowed us to sample about three brews in little cups before making a selection and pulling a pint. That was a plus. BUT, when she did pour the pint, her pour produced zero head. I wasn't watching, but saw the result after she handed the pint to us. I guess the cause could also be the keg/tap system/CO2 setting. Hard to tell after the fact.

The prices were also one of the positive points. One pint was $4. The horrible food - two sandwiches - cost $5 total.

Given that they offer such a wide selection, they aren't completely lost. But, I would not go out of my way to darken their bar again. I guess I would go back if I lived in Akron, but only because of the selection and price.

Johnnybrew1, Jun 07, 2011
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69 Taps Pub & Eatery in Akron, OH
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.