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in Houston, Texas
4.35/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Just on line a month or so, this place has tremendous potential. An excellent outdoor area and an equally good but smallish indoor area for when the weather doesn't cooperate. Friendly and attentive staff. No food yet but it's coming. I love the Heights! (254 characters)
in Victoria, British Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +22.3% | rAvg: 3.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Really impressed with this brewpub in downtown Victoria. The beer, service and food were all top notch. I had the dopplebock which just served to remind me how much I like this style of beer. I had the salmon for dinner which of course in a brewpub can be hit or miss, but it was excellent overall (297 characters)
in Royal Oak, Michigan
4.9/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Great place. Very knowledgable wait staff. Talked with Chelsea who has a wealth of beer knowledge! Good food. Wide range of beers that change regularly. I love visiting breweries but for a brew pub this is a very good one! (222 characters)
in Hartford, Connecticut
3.26/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.26
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75
More of a bar than a restaurant, this place gets super packed and loud fast. Younger crowd of club goer types. Beer is pretty middle of the road, nothing spectacular. Didn't have any food. Not really sure why this place is on here. (231 characters)
in Attleboro, Massachusetts
4.64/5 rDev +9.7% | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
This is the second Yankee Spirits I've been to and this experience was better than the last; not that the last one was bad! Huge selection of cold and shelf beers. Pretty much the same breweries as the last one, but different selections were available at this one. Tons of west coast stuff: Port, Lost Abbey, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Cascade. Good selection of Troegs and Weyerbacher as well. I must say, it took me forever to decide on what to get. I was there hoping to score some Night Shift Santilli but didn't see it with any of the 750s on the shelf. Upon inquiry to Ben, the beer mgr, I was told that he might have some in the back (apparently where they normally keep it). Got the last 4 pack. Overall, I felt I came away with a good haul. Great selection, great customer service. Two thumbs up! (812 characters)
in Newburgh, New York
3.76/5 rDev -10.3% | rAvg: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5
Located in an old industrial building, not far from the Hudson River, this is a fascinating place. Large, open, with picnic type seating and a beautiful curved bar at one end of the room, this is a unique feel. The beer selections were varied (two gose beers and both lagers and ales) and well crafted. There ar no servers, you order food at the bar, then bring it to one of several common tables. The food was simple, pub food, but good. Parking is on the street. Certainly woth a visit if you are in the area. (517 characters)
in Greensboro, North Carolina
3.64/5 rDev -1.1% | rAvg: 3.68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
In my opinion, this has the vibe of a typical Total Wine - especially if you visit during the week. Lots of employees around doing busy work but not that many folks actively shopping. It is a traditional big box wine/beer store.
This Total Wine has a pretty decent selection including doing growler fills but like the rest of the Total Wines I have visited you really need to check the dates on anything you are considering buying - I think part of the problem is the sheer volume of inventory that is stored on top of the shelves causes it to age before even making it to the shelves.
While there were a lot of employees engaged in activities like restocking, rearranging, etc. There did not seem to be a lot of them that were very knowledgeable about the craft brews - judging by the comments/questions amongst themselves while they were restocking.
Really good selection of seasonals and most things were available as singles. The prices are pretty good but you really have to check your dates - lots of stuff out of code and lots of stuff on the discount rack well beyond their dates. (1,091 characters)
in Bethel, Connecticut
4.05/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Took us awhile to drive up here, but I'd say it's worth it. There's no bar, it's just a restaurant, and a bit cramped, too. But it seems like mostly families so it's a good vibe. Attentive service (not like how it really is in Germany!). Selection is a lot of your standard German picks that you can get at a good package store. Radeberger for a pilsner, Paulaner, etc. Food is wonderful, though. Takes me back to when I was in Germany! Prost! (443 characters)
in Kingman, Arizona
4.03/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Great craft beer section that sits in the far corner of the store. With this place only being right up the street from my house i stop in often to see what new they may have. Good size walk in full of craft, you can even build your own 6er to take home. Ive found some Speedway stout here along with Mogli. They also have a nice growler fill station and run some great deals on there fills. (390 characters)
in Kingman, Arizona
4.73/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.43
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
#1 Craft beer store in Kingman, Az. If im on the hunt this is the first place ill look. Ive gotten a bottle of Pliny the Elder here along with other greats from Founder KBS, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, Ballast Point, Rouge, Deschutes and many many more. Amazing walk in cooler along with plenty on the shelves. And also a Growler Fill station to make it even better! If your ever in Kingman Az you have to check this place out. 500+ beers to choose from (455 characters)
in Brandon, Vermont
4.86/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.29
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
It is like you are at a backyard party of a friend you have not seen in a while. They make excellent pizza and sandwiches right on premises, many nice nooks and crannies to sit back, relax and enjoy some exceptional beverages! Very accommodating service!! (255 characters)
in Victoria, British Columbia
4.48/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
My wife and I walked in randomly during lunch time. Lots of beers on tap and this is a true Irish pub with the typical Irish music playing in the background. Our waitress was extremely friendly and and food was pretty good. I got a chance to try the Fat Tug IPA for the first time here. (286 characters)
in New York, New York
4.19/5 rDev -3.7% | rAvg: 4.35
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
I've been to Top Hops twice now, both times I was extremely impressed with their selection. A bar/bottle shop that has a very solid tap rotation, and you can drink any bottle from the fridges for a $2 on premise "corking" fee. The place also has a good vibe and crowd. Despite the staff being very friendly and helpful, the only flaw is that both times I visited, only two guys were working the bar/mini kitchen in which they serve small plates. It took a really long time to get my order in, and I was sitting at the bar. If they hired another guy to bar-tend during peak hours, it would help a lot. Aside from that, I love this place and will continue to go as often as I can. (678 characters)
in Grandy, North Carolina
4.75/5 rDev +33.8% | rAvg: 3.55
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Awesome real German beer in the Outer Banks, NC. The owner is Uli and he has been brewing for decades. Very nice selection whenever I go...their Christmas Doppelbock and Ruddy Radish red ale are standouts. Prosit! (216 characters)
in Masham North Yorkshire, United Kingdom (England)
5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.85
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Wonderful place in the Yorkshire dales. Comfortable and interesting building, nice gift shop (got a t shirt) and great beer. Try a pint of Riggwelter. It's my favorite. (172 characters)
in Dublin, Ireland
4.65/5 rDev +20.5% | rAvg: 3.86
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Very nice ambiance and great brew. Feels historic because it is...opened in the year 1198. Must experience when in Ireland. Sat inside at a table with a pint and wrote postcards to family and friends. (203 characters)
in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2.6/5 rDev -36.9% | rAvg: 4.12
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2
Visiting westbrook was in the short list of itinerary items on a recent trip to Charleston but it turned out to be a disappointment. Despite the website stating tours were available hourly we arrived at 4pm on a sloq thursday and we're told by the bartender he couldn't run a tour until help came in... 20 minutes later when help arrived we were told again we couldn't have a tour. While this was disappointing I understand that there's tips at the bar and no tips on tours.
When we looked at the bottle list I was excited to see that their one notable beer, mexican cake, was on the bottle list but the catch is bottles can't be taken home. Additionaly, they were asking $150 for a barrel aged bottle of Mexican cake. I'm not sure what variants cost but I've never paid anywhere near that for vanilla dark lord at DLD day, which is a superior beer.
All this to say, the brewery is riding a little high in the success of one beer and is getting a little high and mighty. I'd pass on the visit to this place and to be frank, I'd pass on their beers too; the goes is ok but nowhere near the dips Coast brewing down the road is producing.
I'd recommend stopping by Coast or making an extra trip to Charleston beer exchange. (1,231 characters)
in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
4.68/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Went here for some beers and a bite to eat. The service was amazing, the food was outstanding and the beer selection was great! My buddy who doesn't know what kind of beers he really likes let the bartender pick all 5 beers and he loved them all. Me I knew what beers I wanted but asked for some food selections, the server said we are working on something new, its lobster and shrimp mac and cheese deep fried in a crab cake form. I asked if he could do it as an app and it came out perfect, wish I had a photo. Everyone else at the table ended up ordering that too because it was so good. Great staff and can't wait to come back! (637 characters)
in Ellsworth, Maine
3.96/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
V: Clean, new, modern store.
Q: They're not just going for what's popular/high mark-up selections.
S: Staff was friendly.
S: Pretty good for an off-the-beaten path location. (176 characters)
in Coshocton, Ohio
3.9/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
This is the best restaurant and place for a good beer in town. Largest selection for sure. Usually 3 or 4 taps downstairs in the "Locke" which is a really cool atmosphere, and a couple upstairs (ground level) in the main part. I would guess they have at least a couple dozen bottles and cans to pick from now. I would list some, but I helped the owner pick some out - so rest assured. They also fill sell and fill growlers. Make sure to order some onion straws. The burgers are pretty good if not overcooked, and if you like salads, they are good. The wedge is my favorite. (573 characters)
in Coshocton, Ohio
3.58/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.58
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
This place would come in 3rd out of the 3 best (only) places to get some carry out craft beers in town. They are currently the state liqour store location, and have one aisle in the middle of the sore that has some decent beer. Often very dated due to the nature of the clientele, but you can always find some Great Lakes. They usually have some Bell's, Thirsty Dog, Sierra Nevada, Samuel Smith's to name a few. If you need some bourbon or a good Reuben you are in luck. (470 characters)
in Athens, Georgia
3.7/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.12
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Very bland place overall, not terrible selection but the only thing I couldn't get in South Carolina was Creature Comforts, which unfortunately I just came from their brewery so I ended up leaving empty handed from this brewery. In one lap around the store not a single employee asked me if I needed anything. Probably a good store if you know exactly what you're looking for, but I was not impressed. (403 characters)
in Hamden, Connecticut
3.59/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.46
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4
V: Standard, larger package store.
Q: They carry some products that other stores do not.
S: Meh, some employees are friendly but others are blunt.
S: Not a bad choice here. (175 characters)
in Norfolk, Virginia
3.89/5 rDev -16.5% | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
I usually go once or twice a year. Went last nite, and the summer beer rotation, while unique, was lacking in breadth. Only one stout on tap. What about the porters, Malia?
I thought I was going to score some major points with my buddies, as I happened to kick a pilsner keg with my first pint. We were all less than enthused with the draft board, so we were asking what they were going to put in rotation next. We were told that they were waiting for Malia to text them the selection. So we had a couple of beers, and after 2 hours, they still hadn't put up a new keg. We would have been willing to vote on it (exlcuding the sours, which they were saving for the 43 hour event coming up).
Overall, still the best beer bar in Tidewater. And if you ask, you can a little sample in a shot glass before you plunk down $10-15 on a pour - a plus. (851 characters)
in Portland, Maine
3.91/5 rDev -7.1% | rAvg: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75
V: Cool spot; dark and dim. Horseshoe-esque bar.
Q: Excellent beers on tap. Lengthy food options.
S: Not so great.
S: Can't beat their bear (haha) and food selection.
F: Standard. (183 characters)