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George And Dragon

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2 Ratings
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 1.15%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4240 N Central Ave
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-1812
United States
phone: (602) 241-0018

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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$

This was my first time to experience this pub. Nestled in a sort of upper downtown, the establishment has a nice-sized parking lot and-agreeing with the previous reviewer-a quite unassuming exterior. The inside is what you would expect for a "English Pub" in America, although I believe the owner may in fact be British. There are lots of seating options: a smoking area on the deck outside; booths, tables and the bar inside. There are two or three dartboards and two pool tables inside as well.

The place has several interesting weekly events like pub quizes (the real kind where everyone who wants to play gets a sheet and pen and the owner calls out the questions), poker tournaments, etc.

The beer selection (both tap and bottle) was pretty decent. Lots of of your typical beers, but also some that were a little less common that helped to boost the quality of the selection. Just be aware that the Welsh beer that they have on their online menu is no longer available there. I only had fries, but they were decent.

Prices are a little high. I only had to pay for one pint of Tetley's and it was $5.

04-23-2011 21:57:50 | More by Nerudamann
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $

The G&D's downtown location is housed in an unassuming building about half a block from the light rail stop. Convenience factor is good there. Far from the seediest place in town, if you don't venture to this part of PHX often, it is a little surprising how dark, empty, and foreboding the parking lot and street is at night. Convenience of mugging is not too good there.

All the same, the bar is fairly cozy, with the pleasantly warn-down atmosphere I like in British-replica pubs. Virtually nothing is new here, and while some may object to the level of cleanliness, I have no problem with it. It's a pub for crissake.

The beer is slightly above average in terms of quality and selection - pretty average for quality really, but there is enough of the slightly above average beer to sort of qualify for a bump in quality, which I've generously given. All of which is to say that in and of themselves, the beers on the list at G&D are nothing special, but the fact that 30 or so are on tap is pretty good. Lots of English/Irish places like to throw up 5 beers and call that square, which I call bullshit on. At least give me a choice between Murphy's and Guinness...

Service is spotty, really demands on your wait staff. I've had attentive service at busy times, and really subpar, dissinterested service when we were practically the only people getting table service. So it just depends. But it could be stepped up, for sure. The food is greasy, and somewhere between authentic and bad. That is to say, English food isn't particularly flavorful to begin with, so when you mix it with American amounts of grease, lack of know-how, and disinterest, it adds up to nothing special. If you like English pub food, it shouldn't bother you a bit.

My recommendation is that if you are in the downtown area longer than two or three days and you're seeking out places to go, the G&D should at least be on your list, after Papago, 4 Peaks, Main Ingredient, and Roosevelt.

12-02-2010 04:31:36 | More by BretSikkink
George And Dragon in Phoenix, AZ
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