Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Independence, Ohio
5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is my go to place. Service is great, Larry is the absolute best. They have a great selection, awesome tastings and always getting new beers. absolutely love this place (173 characters)
in District of Columbia
4.79/5 rDev +7.9% | rAvg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4
As far as beer places go, this is going to be hard to beat. Man, the selection is spectacular. 45-50 beers on draft and about 300-400 bottle options, maybe more. If you can't find an outstanding beer in your style you are never going to. As far as beer bars go this is top of the class. Well done. (302 characters)
in District of Columbia
3.81/5 rDev -5.5% | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
As far as breweries go, this certainly wasn't the coolest but we got there right after open on a Sunday. Service was fine and the beer tasted super fresh. That's what I'm looking for when I hit a brewery. I'd go back for sure. (229 characters)
in District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev +12.1% | rAvg: 3.48
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
This place is nothing special, unless you're looking for great beer. Selection was great and the beers were clearly fresh and tasty. If you're looking for a solid selection of good beer this place has got it. (210 characters)
in London, United Kingdom (England)
3.88/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.88
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Great pub and brewery a short walk from the South Ealing tube station. I stopped here tired and hungry the day I arrived in London. The interior is well appointed with a separate restaurant style dining area in addition to the more traditional pub style and a beautiful beer garden. They have a number of their own beers on cask as well as some other local breweries. They also have a decent tap and bottle selection if that's what you're into. Most of the other patrons were ordering import lagers and it showed in the casks being a little sour, but still pretty serviceable and decently good. Food was good as well, especially for the price. Overall, I really liked this place and will likely be coming back next time I'm in London. (734 characters)
in London, United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
Visited this small pub 3 times while at the Royal Geographical Society for a week. Out of the way in some mews in South Kensington, this is a great place to grab a pint. They had 6 handpumps with London Pride, Doom Bar, and Timothy Taylor's Landlord as regulars with various pale ales and ipas on the others as time went on. The pints pulled here were among the best I had in London, always fresh and always properly poured. There were also some taps with the typical imports but they had some meantime beers on draught as well. The food is serviceable and not bad considering the location. (590 characters)
in Clermont, Florida
4.22/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Found this place while looking around the internet for beer stores in the Clermont area.
When I walked in I immediately received a friendly greeting from the person running the store and asked if I needed any assistance finding anything. The store had a lot in it, but it wasn't cluttered.
Located in a strip mall this store looks small from the outside, but once you get in it is jam packed with all varieties of liquor, wine and beer.
There wasn't a large selection of craft beer, but what was there had a decent price comparable with other places I visited. Plenty of local craft beers were available for purchase, too.
Will be back many more times in the future. (669 characters)
in Clermont, Florida
4.22/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
I've been to a few of the ABCFW&S stores and they are all very well kept and always have had a great experience.
This store will be my new local visit after just moving to Clermont a couple of weeks ago.
Upon walking in the store I was welcomed and asked if I need any help finding anything.
There was quite a large selection of beer on the shelves and in the glass door coolers, plus there was about 8 beers available for growler fills. The ability to select any of the beers off of the shelves and create a mix-a-six pack is also a great option! Of course with any store you have to look for dates on the bottles or cans. (626 characters)
in Rock Hill, New York
2.28/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.28
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 1.75
This place was great when it opened last summer. Best bottle collection in the area, best craft on tap, good food, knowledgeable servers. Just went back over the weekend and it was total garbage. Had to wait over 20 minutes before anyone even spoke to me - at a bar with only two other people. Had to get up and wait at the register to get any service. Then didn't get my beer until my food came out. The burger I ordered well was only seared on the outside and raw on the inside - inedible. Ordered a Dirty Bastard, got to the end of it to find some sort of leftover food in the bottom of the glass. Nothing to speak of in their bottle selection. Very disappointed. They lost me as a customer forever. (702 characters)
in Saco, Maine
4.82/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.79
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
The folks here are doing fantastic work. The service, selection and quality are really top notch. When you have a beer brewed with 25 lbs of bacon you'll certainly catch my attention. A definite return trip in the near future (225 characters)
in Somerville, Massachusetts
4.26/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
Visited some friends in Somerville and they suggested we go here for Saturday night dinner. The restaurant had a nice neighborhood feel to it thanks to its cozy atmosphere and setup. A rectangular bar area is to one's left when you enter and there are several rows of tables to one's right. Not too many people can fit in the place on a busy night I imagine, but we got our seats (table for 4) relatively quickly when we went to eat at around 5:15 PM.
The wait staff was quite nice and attentive even though the restaurant was getting busier and busier. We decided to get two appetizers: the buffalo Brussels sprouts and the grilled corn. The corn was great and the sprouts were a fantastic surprise. For my meal, I had the Cuban Reuben sandwich, which was out of this world good. Very meaty and rich with great portions. Beer selection at the restaurant seemed decent. The menu seemed gear toward mixed drinks and cocktails which my friends recommended. In looking at the drink menu, the restaurant had a few good bottle and draught choices. I chose to drink the Pretty Things Jack D'Or and then a Narragansett.
Overall, I had a great time with friends at this place and, if I was a local, i would go to the Highland Kitchen regularly. (1,240 characters)
in Rogers, Arkansas
4/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.27
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Great, friendly group of guys. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Not a great selection of beer in stock for carryout, but it was mid-summer and all the good stuff was being barrel aged. Love their beers. (204 characters)
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
4.49/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.75
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
Victor's recently came under new ownership, and it sounds like it's making quite the difference (based on previous reviews). The new owners are long-time homebrewers and (more so) winemakers and have worked hard to expand the selection of ingredients, and have replaced the out-of-date backstock with fresh ingredients, regularly rotated out. They're now offering homebrewing and winemaking classes, and are always keen to answer questions and "talk shop" with fellow beer geeks.
I'd agree with a previous review that the grain selection from the bulk bins can seem small, esp. compared to the bulk selection offered by the other LHBS in town. However, Jens usually makes sure that lesser-used specialty grains are stocked in 1-3 lb, sealed portions, and is always keen to open a bag to sell off smaller portions, if need be.
I've only had one issue with quality at Victor's, and that was back when the new owners first took over and (I think) they were trying to figure out the business. (I ended up buying hops that were past their freshness date, and it def. made a difference in my beer.) But that's not happened since then.
One more big advantage of Victor's is that they're always game to offer stuff that other NM shops don't carry: whole leaf Neomexicanus hops and a Neomexicanus start (!) are two of the hard-to-find things that they've sold in the past year.
For those looking for a cozy LHBS experience, I'd highly recommend Victor's. (1,451 characters)
in Fort Myers, Florida
4.23/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Really enjoyed the set up of this place. Like most of the area breweries, Old Soul is located in a remote industrial park. Not necessarily close to anything else. But inside, this place has some real life. A few high top communal tables are scattered around plus a small couch area in the corner. The bar is pretty large and could hold up to a sizable crowd. Looks like they have the ability to host live music but there was none while I visited. The beer was good enough. Nothing special, though I did enjoy the gose the most. But in the craft-barren area that is Fort Myers Florida, this brewery is a pleasant surprise and a definite must-see if you are in the area. (668 characters)
in Turlock, California
4.13/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.71
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
A lot of fun to go to on a Saturday night when live music is playing. Much more laid back when visiting other times. The food is way over the top for what you pay for. HUGE burgers and burritos for a great price and a great selection of beers. The only down side is the drink service heads downhill when the crowds get large, the servers get overwelmed and service falls through the cracks. That being said, the overall experience is enjoyable and the food is excellent and the taps are fresh. If traveling on highway 99 and looking for a great burger and a cold beer, stop in Turlock and give them a try. (605 characters)
in Lake Delton, Wisconsin
4.03/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Stopped in here over the weekend, it's a newer store and everything is still bright and shiny. Very brightly lit with shiny floors and freshly dusted shelves. There's plenty of room to move around. Most of the beer was in coolers along the back wall, with a few endcaps facing the coolers.
Selection was good, full lines from Alesmith, Bells, Three Floyds, Founders, Central Waters, Tyranena, New Glarus, and a few Toppling Goliath bombers but sadly no PseudoSue. A handful of quality imports but mainly a US craft focused selection.
Service was limited to the counter, the clerk said hello and was pleasant.
Zinkes may be a smaller store, but they seem to carry more seasonals and interesting obscurities from time to time. Oddly they bagged my beer here in a Zinkes grocery bag, wonder if the stores are related in any way... (832 characters)
in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
3.64/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.58
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25
Pretty much a tasting room. Stopped in for a visit to pick up a growler of Fudge du Loc and have a look around while in the Soo on a visit. No food is served on premises, but you can bring food in from one of the many places to eat on the main strip (try the Palace across the street for decent Mexican). Folks there were having a good time, the staff and customers were chatting it up and no one seemed like they wanted to be anywhere else. The atmosphere was such that next time I'm in the Soo, I'm grabbing lunch and bringing it there so I can spend an hour or so sipping on brews and enjoying the company. (609 characters)
in Dewey Beach, Delaware
4.2/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Stopped in while on vacation in coastal Delaware on 7/24/2015. The location is real convenient, right off Route 1. Open air feel with a combination of table and bar style seating. Had the chicken sandwich and mashed potatoes paired with the Batch-3 IPA. Sandwich was amazing with a crispy breaded filet combined with lettuce and tomato and some type of sauce on a toasted brioush bun. Mashed potatoes were the real deal with a hint of garlic and had the skins mixed in. The Batch-3 IPA was a little disappointing. Lacked the hop punch that one would expect in a flagship IPA. For the second round I tried the Saison. This brew was spot on with the style and proved Dewey Beer to be a very capable brewery for being a startup. The service was phenomenal and the server seemed to respect thier beer offerings. She even asked for my feedback on the two that I had. Very impressive and will definitely be stopping back. (916 characters)
in Cheboygan, Michigan
3.66/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.39
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Quiet and neat little building on the main drag in Cheboygan along the riverfront. If you sit on the rooftop deck you can watch the ships go in and out. Inside was a small counter, a few taps, a few tables, some merch, some memorabilia, and a popcorn maker. Behind the counter is a window to look into the brewing floor, otherwise you can check out some of the photos of the original brewery. Popcorn is free, otherwise they allow you to bring in food from outside. Three brews were on tap when we visited: Cerveza, Blood Orange Honey, and Lighthouse Amber. There may have been a fourth that was erased from the small chalkboard on the counter; it looks like they're set up for a maximum of four taps. There's a small cooler with four packs of cans for sale; only Lighthouse Amber and Blood Orange were available.
We didn't bother with the Lighthouse, it's seemingly available on tap at just about every bar in the area. Really, the only reason to visit the brewery is to try the seasonals that aren't canned, otherwise you can find them at a couple shops around the area. (1,074 characters)
in Watervliet, Michigan
3.7/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4
The owners were drinking behind the bar and not helping anyone. I sat there waiting to pay my bill while the sat there. I waited for 12 min just to pay and I was the only one trying to pay. The place was slammed and the only help I saw them give was to help themselves to pour another beer for themselves. The bar tenders were trying there best and the beer was good but that rubbed me the wrong way. (400 characters)
in Biddeford, Maine
4.53/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.53
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Cool brewery with plenty of games to play (board games, cornhole, ping pong). Plenty of beers to chose from. Staff is very attentive and efficient. Will definitely visit again (175 characters)
in Hector, New York
2.87/5 rDev -20.5% | rAvg: 3.61
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4
No offering of flights, crowded and loud. Overall the actual facility is adorable with a incredible view & scenic deck, but seemed more like a local dive bar than an actual brewery/brew-pub. My husband and I each had 1 pint and got the heck out of there (253 characters)
in Fairfield, New Jersey
4.5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Went to this place because I tried the Vine Shine IPA at a local bar and loved it. The place is in a weird spot but really cool inside. I tried the Pale Ale and the IPA and both were fantastic. I'll be going back. (213 characters)
in Portland, Maine
4.54/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Really fun brewery. Plenty of places to stand indoors and a bunch of umbrella'd picnic tables outside. 7 beers on tap when we went. Growlers, flights and 10 ounce tasters available for a very reasonable price. Would definitely visit again (238 characters)
in Tampa, Florida
4.79/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Great friendly place to spend a late Saturday afternoon with my dog. He loved the biscuits; I loved the large selection of beers. Six Ten Porter is a winner. Friendly place. (173 characters)