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Bastone

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BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
28 Beers
196 Ratings
Place Score: 87
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

419 S Main St
Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067
United States
phone: (248) 544-6250

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

There is a city operated parking lot behind the building aboiut 1/2 block away and street parking is also available
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Reviews by beerguru15:
Photo of beerguru15
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Was passing through on my way home from Detroit and decided to make a stop at Bastone to check out the place, as there beer is quite wonderful.

Bastone had a nice atmosphere to it, in which it would be a great place to stop in for lunch or dinner, or just sit at the bar and have a round with a few friends. The place seemed a little more upscale but a wide arrange of people were present.

The quality of the beers were excellent as they were the previous few times that I tried their beers at beer tasting festivals. I ended up having the sampler which had the following beers:

American Blonde, Pilsner, Wit, Dubbel, Triple, Dunkel,Brown ale

All, except the Dunkel, were excellent and represented their styles well. The Dunkel had a off taste to it but may have just been at the end of the barrel or an off day or something. Highly recommend this beer.

The service on the other hand was a different story. The bartender started out well by presenting the different styles of the beer, but after the initial approach he seemed to disappear. The bartender that was there with him, also at times disappeared and left the bar unattended for periods of times. I'm not sure if he left or? but we never saw him again, and the other bartender only acknowledged us once, in which we were pretty much at the end of our order. We sat there another 20 min waiting for her to come back over to deliver the bill, in which she handed it to us and practically wasn't interested in helping us. I'm sure it may have been a off day but we weren't pleased.

Ended up not trying the food being we already had lunch for the day. Quite a few people were eating though and there was a nice selection of food available.

Overall not a bad place and was enjoyable, for the most part. The next time we return I hope to try some of the food out and look forward to what additional styles will be available. Bastone is pretty easy to get to and is right on Main st.

More User Reviews:
Photo of aboyd87
2.23/5  rDev -42.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1 | food: 4.5

Beers littered with off flavors. I am perplexed as to how they have won so many awards.

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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

great food, poor beer and beer selection

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was stop #2 of a pub crawl for our group of 4 this day. We has just finished lunch at another brewery so we just wanted to try the beers as the primary part of our experience here. It was just after lunchtime and the brewery was nearly empty. Consequently we sat at the bar and had good service and got to talk with the bartender.

The brewery is a cut above most brewpubs as far as the ambiance goes, and the layout is more like an upscale restaurant and bar in the decor. The beers are all Belgian-inspired so I was a little apprehensive because this 'style' is usually not a favorite. We ordered a flight of 7 beer samplers, and all were very tasty. I may be changing my opinion about whether Belgian-inspired beers are to my liking. Our group (and I) liked every one of them, and we decided that they deserve a grading of a B across the board.

I forgot to look at the food menu but I notice that it is on the brewery's website. It looks very extensive, and I'd love to come back here someday for a meal. I highly recommend this brewery for a visit.

Photo of Kerrie
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been to this place twice; once inside, and once in the outdoor seating area.

The indoor atmosphere quite nice: clean, somewhat dark and barlike, and huge. It is a bit noisy, however, but nothing excessive. The outdoor seating allows you to people watch on Main Street, but it's a bit cramped and the tables are tiny. Also, if you're looking specifically to sit outdoors, prepare to wait a bit, as seating is limited. I'd actually recommend sitting indoors if you're having food simply due to space limitations.

The quality is top-notch. The food and beer are excellent and look excellent too.

The service is good; it was quite busy when we went both times and the servers were quick and attentive.

The selection is huge when it comes to food. Lots of fatty Belgian cuisine, but sooo good. It took me a long time to decide what I wanted since the menu was so large and had a lot of attractive options. I've only had burgers so far but they were fantastic.

The beer selection is quite wide, too. They offer flights of 6, 7 or 8, so I got the flight of eight, which was all their general beer plus their two seasonals. I liked all but one.

While a bit pricy, I'd say the value is worth it overall. Had my boyfriend and I gotten pints rather than the biggest flight each, our bill would have been much cheaper. I'd say the food prices are about average for dinner in Royal Oak.

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Bastone in Royal Oak, MI
87 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.