Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Dublin, Ireland
4/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
My regular venue when in Dublin. The full range of Galway Bay beers on tap along with others rotating plus large bottle list and 2 beers on cask. Food is good and the staff have proven to be nice. Would recommend. The bus station, Connolly station and the luas are nearby. Makes it ideal for pre-drink for both the Aviva (via DART) and the 3Arena(via LUAS) (357 characters)
in Cork, Ireland
4.19/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This the best BBQ in Cork. 10 euro for 1 meat of your choice and 2 sides. Very tasty. It also has a nice selection of Irish craft on bottle and tap. Many of the choices IE rising sons and fran well are local Cork beers. There is a nice relaxed vibe and I find the staff pleasant. Its located a 5 minutes walk from the city centre. The bru hostel next door sometimes has an Irish beer on cask if thats your thing. (412 characters)
in Sunnyvale, California
4.3/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
On historic Murphy street in Sunnyvale, its one of many great places to eat or drink within short walking distance.
The inside is your typical Irish pub kind of decor. Its fairly lively and busy most of the time.
There are approximately 50 taps, and 40 of those are craft. It's pretty hard to go wrong with this place as there's a wide variety of great beers and bottles on tap. Server in tulips or snifters as appropriate. Side note: They also have a very nice whiskey selection if you enjoy that too.
Highly recommended, great place to get great beers. (559 characters)
in Oakland, California
1.31/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 1.31
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1
Horrific service. I can't even describe how horrible this place is. Got seated and had to wait over 20 minutes with no service. The beer list actually seemed pretty good, but you'd never know because the staff of over 30+ never bothered to even bring us a menu or ice water.
Avoid like the plague!!! (300 characters)
in Las Vegas, Nevada
4.24/5 rDev +6.8% | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I went looking for local beers and found a couple of really good Firestone walker treats. Beer manager Chria Brown is very helpful and guided me to several local beers I would not have picked up. Cheers to Chris. (212 characters)
in Berwyn, Illinois
4.81/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.65
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
Not your typical bar, this place is great. Awesome beer selection and outstanding smoked wing and rib tips. The entertainment in this place is pretty good as well so if you are looking for a good relaxing and enjoyable time this is the right place to be at in the Berwyn Illinois area.
I found this place about a year ago and i have not stopped going there ever since.
Really enjoy going to this place every week and releasing some of the entrees from work. I feel like a kid at a candy store with all the craft beer selection on Tap, Bottle and Can. =)
By the way try the smoked wings with your favorite beer. (615 characters)
in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
4.39/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.94
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
Had a great burger. Enjoyed the a couple pints of the Smoked Porter...excellent if you're adventurous. Bought a six packof their Vanilla Java Poster at Kroger....would highly recommend. Will try to find here in Phoenix! (219 characters)
in Fulton, Illinois
4.21/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
This place is very interesting. From outside I t looks like a service station or something with a garage open on both sides, but it's actually a drive-thru for the liquor store.
Inside everything is densely packed in but comfortable to navigate. The craft beer is towards the back, on an end cap and one aisle. There are all kinds of good beers, vintage Belgians, full lineup of Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Prairie, Struise, De Molen, Hanssens, Courage RIS, Juliet, Halia, and many other eclectic things. Not much in the cooler, but it's probably just what sells...30 packs of Busch Light, etc.
Brad the beer guy was there and he was super friendly and helpful. We chatted about beer and Fobab for a bit, which was great.
A cool shop in an unlikely place... Next time I'll check out the Heirloom Cafe in Thomson down the road. (828 characters)
in Huntsville, Alabama
4.82/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
A great local brewery and tap room with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.The outdoor area has plenty of chairs, tables and shade trees. Just a wonderful place to sit on a summer afternoon and enjoy a good local beer. (218 characters)
in Columbia, South Carolina
4.25/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Ive been traveling to Columbia monthly for a few years now and have been hanging around the vista area due to convenience, variety and the amount of options in such a small area. I ventured out recently to check out Kraken. I really enjoyed the place and it has become my favorite place to grab dinner in Cola. They have a really modern an inventive menu with more than fair pricing. I want to say they have roughly 20 taps that are all well thought out and no BS BMC "craft" taking up space. They also have some killer specials. For instance, last time I was there they had $3 cans of Grapefruit Sculpin. I think these guys are fairly new which is why I just found out about them. Either way, I consider myself someone who appreciates good food and good beer and this has been the best place for a "kill two birds" in one stop joint I have found outside of Charleston in SC. Highly recommended. (905 characters)
in Monson, Massachusetts
4.5/5 rDev -3.8% | rAvg: 4.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Got there a half hour early but didn't realize that I was late. LOL Pretty cool little place tucked in the hills of southwestern MASS. Really impressed with the way the staff handled the onslaught of people. I was able to fill 2L growlers of Julius, Haze, Curiosity 20, and That's What She Said. Great vibe going on in the place. The girls and guys behind the bar filling growlers did an awesome job amidst the chaos. Great beer, great people, great place. Would definitely visit again if I'm lucky enough to be in the area. (532 characters)
in Providence, Rhode Island
4.03/5 rDev -10% | rAvg: 4.48
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Place looks like a typical college dive bar from the outside. Inside, pretty much the same, but I like it. Crowd was pretty much college students mixed with a few older gentleman as well as a few "in the band" type of guys. I was surprised by the techno music blaring over the house system. There were about 12 or so brews on tap. I had an Easy Jack and a Grunion from Ballast Point. A few local favorites as well. Had some really nice bottles in the cooler: 2013 Parabola, 2012 Sucaba plus a few sours that caught my eye as well. Service was pretty good. Didn't have to wait too much for a refill. I ordered a Reuben and it was really good, actually. They threw a twist on it with the chipotle 1000 island. Pretty cool little joint.. (742 characters)
in Waldorf, Maryland
4.5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Nick's is a great local place for craft beers. It has been expanding over the past few years. If you know of something you don't see, just ask. More than likely they will get it for you. And to make things better, Nicks has just opened the first growler filling service in Charles County. They are offering a great selection to start with - and if there is something you would like to recommend, just let them know. And for pairings, head on over to the meat counter and pick up something great to go with your beer. (522 characters)
in Bridgewaters Corners, Vermont
3.76/5 rDev -4.8% | rAvg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3
Went here with my wife after a bad trip riding up through Vermont (long story!). Was glad to finally stop at a place for drinks and food. The brewery space had quite a large dining area with outdoor seating and a bar area centrally located. The space had a cabin-like feel with its wood interior. Stairs lead up to the brewery itself which you can see the action happen. There did not seem to be structured tours, but you still get to peek into their operations.
The place was quite busy, which gave the dining area a festive and social atmosphere. Judging from the location of the brewery, the place probably gets a lot of tourists year-round and a lot of skiers during the skiing months. The wait staff was very friendly and relaxed, much like the atmosphere of the place.
Food menu was decent with general pub items. I had the steak and cheese sub and two beers from the tap. The beer was great, but my sandwich was ok. We ate inside, but near the windows where you can see a nice view of a river. Very idyllic view of Vermont nature from the brewery location.
With a good location and good interior atmosphere, this facility was a great place to visit, relax, and have some beer. (1,188 characters)
in Portland, Oregon
4.1/5 rDev +7.9% | rAvg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Great vibe ad unique crowd. Very diverse mix of people all there to enjoy some brews. I went about 4/5 in the afternoon. I ate the Cohiba. Excellent!! First time eating bacon ash. Bartender was attentive and ad some good conversation with a fellow bar mate. Great selection of beers. (289 characters)
in Brussels, Belgium
4.79/5 rDev +2.8% | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
The mecca for spontaneous fermentation and sours lives up to the hype. The tour was incredible and it was really interesting that they give you a 5 minute talk and then let you run around the bruery by yourself with a booklet for a self guided tour. You would never be allowed to do this in the US. Onsite sampling was great but the to go bottles were a little dissapointing. We got to try an 18 month lambic and it was really interesting to compare that to the geueze. They had a soft cheeze for sale that was aged in geueze and it was delicious, if it's available while your there you have to buy it. (602 characters)
in District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +7.4% | rAvg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
In DC, pre-SAVOR, and happy to be away from what work is. It looked sooooo close on the map, and if I can only remember the words to that alphabet song, I think I can probably navigate us from ‘H’ street to ‘T’ street (I know it goes ‘IJKLMNOP’ but I lose it from there). Parking sucked; now, had I driven and not Phil, sweet slander spots would have been competing for me, but alas, I am on vacation from driving, too…
Strip of stuff going on with a seating pen out front unoccupied in the June rain and it being not so warm anyway. In, past the tables, and up to the ‘L’ split bar between here and there; light wood topped with a drop off lip, vertical slat wood base, & foot box. Metal stool seating for 13 between the 2 sections. Barback is white subway tiling backing also split. An 8 tap tower with white knob handles and glassware countered on one side, and liquor & house growlers above boxed. Pics & drawings on the other side over shelved glassware below, and shirts, hat, & books above. Framed logo shirts in between. Tea candles lining the bar and drop cone lamps tracing above. Cheese case up front for the buying of some and a rack of barrels off the bar.
Another bar to the rear; this one long & straight seating 18. A pair of 8 tap towers on the barback counter with glassware below a wall of paned windows looking in on the brewhouse. And a few taps on the bar, too.
Funny wallpaper front, painted slate blue areas, big brick, & growler lined right proper windows to both sides of the entrance logo’d large. Concrete floors, dark painted ceilings up front & raised to the rear with spinnys, ducts, & track spots. Okay, so there’s this sprawling mural of Washington DC under attack by animals. Some of them seem to be fighting other animals (while destroying the city). The flame throwing squirrel is kind of cute (sure, until the long acornless winter when the hunter becomes the hunted). Goddamn, that mural haunts my dreams. There are also some cool pieces by MALO (the front corner brick wall mural and the large painting to the rear), and even an original Picasso in the bathroom.
2 dozen mix & match tables up front around and off entry, and off the bar to the rear, 4 old gating pieces with slight bar counters serving as dividers from the 2 & 4 seat table seating and bar counter spurs on the flip side.
7 house standard beers on tap (Bringing in the Sheaves, hoppy farmhouse ale, 4.5%, Centennial, Amarillo, & Nelson, then dry hopped the same, wheaty, total Win; The Lubitsch Touch, pale smoked beer, 4.7%, so very lightly phenol but still quite nice; Whispering Pines, a tree beer, 4.5%, citrus, piney, dry hopped with Chinook & Nelson; Range Life, hop focused wheat beer, 5.7%, juicy, citrus, dank, Mosaic & Comet hopped; No Depression, country Alt, 5.5%, now do I not drink the alt, right? Bready, malty, with good toasty notes, nice German brown; Haxan, robust porter, 5.5%, has some ‘holy shit!’ to it, dark chocolate, oats, licorice, apparently named for a silent era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft, huh; Lookaftering, biere de garde, 7.1%, spicy Belgiany, boozy in a good way), + a few Savor week offerings, hooray (Diamonds, Fur Coats, Champagne, aromatic Berliner weisse, 3.6%, all Meyer’s lime & Nelson, fuck!; Plissken, farmhouse pale ale, 4.6%, collab with Schlafy, should have guessed that by its name, Galaxy & Lublin hopped, light, easy drinking; Le Flaneur, Vin de Cereale aged in Oloroso sherry cask, 10%, plums, port, tobacco, funk).
Returned on Saturday for lunch and found 2 more SAVOR additions (a 3 months aged Biere de Mars, 5.4%, a bretty beast, wheat, oats, Galaxy hopped; Kick. Kick. Snare, a dry hopped Berliner weisse, 3.1%, a lot more subtle than the other one, Citra & Comet). Bringing in the Sheaves, Range Life, Haxan, & Kick. Kick. Snare were the best of ‘em but seriously, nothing sucked.
A few guest beers (Oxbow Grizaca & Potter’s Farmhouse Dry Cidah), and draft wines, plus 15 bottles & cans, including (lovely) Orval for $10, and goods from Epic, DogFishHead, Mother Earth, Atlas, Brewer’s Art, DC Brau, Schlafly, Evolution, and 3 ciders.
Food, dude. We split a dozen sticky Thai wings. I ate most of them while he had at a crazy vanilla bean sundae. The wings were solid; roasted peanuts and scallions (king of all onions). Some building heat, I hardly cried at all. Saturday’s lunch saw a cup of spicy beef chili sans the sour cream (I heart you scallions). Good rib sticking stuff.
Hey, it’s Dogfish Sam, what up? Yep, in for SAVOR, how was last night? Cool, what’d you bring? Wait, you bretted the D’etra? Also ran into Peter Bouckaert and got to talk Rodenbach & New Belgium, so that was kind of totally cool. Service was on, Seantender dealt us well. Beerwise, this place is the jam. I realized that they did a smoked beer, an Alt, a Baltic porter, and a biere de garde, and I got all Heavyweight heavy (sigh). Food was quite good, too. This is my new DC haunt. (4,990 characters)
in Denver, Colorado
4.01/5 rDev -4.1% | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25
Love going to the tap room, and you can never beat whatever seasonal Yeti they have on tap. Their selection has gotten better over the years too. The bar is a little small and cramped, and is only standing room, and the adjecent room is also too small, but other than that, it is always a fun place and a cool place to visit. The food trucks in front are usually mediocre, but I don't care a whole lot about food when I visit breweries anyway. (443 characters)
in Hanford, California
3.15/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.3
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Selection is very good for the valley...Unfortunately the prices are VERY high. It isn't uncommon to see prices 20-40% higher here. Additionally, although the owner claims to take pride in his craft beer business, he has no problem leaving very old bottles on his shelves. I've seen year old bottles here........of IPA. (319 characters)
in Williamsburg, Virginia
3.2/5 rDev -21.6% | rAvg: 4.08
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25
Same selection as when I went half a year ago. I like to try new beers and walked out without a purchase. Nice atmosphere, hopefully not the same awful owner as their bottle shop. (181 characters)
in Shelburne, Vermont
4.43/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.43
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Superb little brewery near the Shelburne Museum, There is a sleek little taproom that offers about one or two current brews. Of course, one can get growlers and swag to go. No food, but there is a pizzeria next door - actually they share the same building. In any case, the parking lot is always full. Check it out when you are in the Burlington area. (351 characters)
in Toronto, Ontario
4.25/5 rDev -2.1% | rAvg: 4.34
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Plopped amidst the Financial District and serving as a beacon for the suit and cellphone crowd, Beer Bistro is a sleek and upscale venue; there is a large, high-ceilinged dining room decorated with beer paraphernalia and a rather small bar near the entrance. Of course, they offer a patio for outdoor quaffing. The selection was impressive (30 drafts)/60 bottles) and offered a good choice of local crafts, such as Nickelbrook and Publican House. They also threw in a few Europeans for fun. The server was being trained during my visit, so I'll go easy. (She was very efficient despite being a tyro.) The food was great - I enjoyed a Reuben sandwich - but served without sides. Huh?
One thing that endeared me: above the urinals vintage beer TV commercials play as you're doing your business. Remember George? he doesn't drink beer. He drinks Piels. (This was not on tap, though) (882 characters)
in Williamsburg, Virginia
3.49/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.05
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
LITERALLY the worst beer buying experience of my life. Had a very large order and inquired if they offer a volume discount as they did previously, the nice staff said the owner is on his way and wait. After waiting 25 minutes at least for the owner, he decided he will give a zero discount, literally nothing. Not only is this my first experience buying such a volume with no discount, he had the nerve to make me wait, not even apologize, and didn't even make eye contact. They lost a customer over this. If you want up the board prices come here, very disappointed. (569 characters)
in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
4.04/5 rDev -3.1% | rAvg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Vibe is pretty standard for a brew pub, lots of cool DFH swag on the walls, wait staff is friendly, bartenders seemed pretty knowledgeable. Beer is pretty standard for DFH, most of the beers are year around offering, but they did have a few beers that aren't widely available/draft only. Food was good, ordered a pizza, was a little small, but well made. Prices on beer are great, would like to revisit during the fall or winter when there are less people. (459 characters)
in Swedesboro, New Jersey
4.9/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.95
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Electronic beer menu on Wall made it easy to see what was on tap currently and coming soon. It showed brewery, style and ABV. I counted 18 taps with about 12 craft beers and 6 mass produced types. Great neighborhood bar/eatery. It's my new place to grab a cold one or 2 and watch a game on TV.
I enjoyed a few Sam Adams Summer wheats today and I'm looking forward for them to crack open the Unibroue Le Terrible which I was told will be tapped when they have a spot open. (471 characters)