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Village Draft House

Not Rated.
Village Draft HouseVillage Draft House
BA SCORE
88
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

428 Daniels Street
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605
United States
phone: (919) 833-1373

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Solid atmosphere. A little old fashioned, but nice.

Q - Overall, pretty decent quality.

S - Pretty good service. The waitress was able to get a little bit of Creme Brulee out of the tap even though they were sold out. She knew I was dying to try it, so she got two sample glasses full of it and brought them out. Otherwise, it took a little while for her to come back around.

Se - Awesome selection. Plenty of beers to choose from.

F - Food is great for a bar. Not much of a selection though.

V - Reasonable prices.

RWLawman, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of BeerNoobNC
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%

The food here is pretty good, especially compared to what a typical bar would offer. However, in terms of beer, this place is disappointing. They offer a "99 Tap Challenge" in which they challenge customers to find a place with more taps than them, but they often are out of the taps they promise to have. The last time I went, I ended up settling for my third choice, something I had already had several times, when I was hoping to try something new. I didn't even try to order a second beer for this reason. If you want a good place to go for food that offers a decent selection of beer, I recommend coming at a time that is not normal meal hours (to beat the crowd). If you expect a good beer selection, you will be disappointed though.

BeerNoobNC, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%

My friends and I go here often on Wednesday nights for pint night when most of their drafts are around $3.50. The atmosphere is light but noisy, and it gets pretty busy during meal times and into the evening. The bar area is rather large with booth, table, and bar seating. The dining room is in a separate room. The tap list is extensive. They have a very good selection of craft beer and local offerings though about 20% of their taps are taken up by Macrobreweries and ciders. The last time I was in I had a Skull Coast Maelstrom IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Founders Dirty Bastard, and a Fuller's ESB. The food is also pretty good. They have a decent selection of pub grub and decent meal selections. My wife and I often get the deep fried artichokes with homemade aioli, and I'll usually get a burger and fries while she likes the shrimp quesadillas. My wife and I and our friends often have a great time here.

There are only three drawbacks. First, with such a large draft list I'm not sure how often the lines are cleaned. Second, the draft list is hardly ever up to date so seasonals and new offerings on draft have to be sought out. I've sometimes had to go to my third or fourth choice on the menu before I found a beer that was actually available. Finally, when the bar area gets busy, you may find yourself waiting a little longer for service.

Overall, a great place with good beer, good food, and at a good price.

tdm168, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of jsprain1
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

A- The atmosphere is really nothing special. There isn't anything that is particularly inviting about the place, but I suppose the decor and such is nice enough.
Q- Beer came full and cold. Food was warm. All in all a quality experience consumer-wise.
Ser- Service is generally slow but friendly and helpful.
Sel- Plenty of taps and I must give extra credit for the number of local/North Carolina beers they have on tap.
F- Food was tasty enough, though nothing memorable necessarily.
All in all a decent place to get a beer and have a bite to eat.

jsprain1, May 27, 2011
Photo of terrorzord
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%

If your wife drags you to this shopping boutique purgatory (Cameron Village), this is your salvation. Otherwise, you would do better somewhere else. They boast many taps, nothing exceptional. Price is right, atmosphere sucks.

I was a bit hopeful when I'd heard of the sheer number of taps, and there are certainly plenty of beers to suit your tastes. Nothing to honk your horn about though. Wouldn't bank on freshness either.

The main drawback was definitely the location/atmosphere. If you ask me, that is almost as important as the beer.

terrorzord, Feb 10, 2011
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Village Draft House in Raleigh, NC
88 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.