Place Reviews: Most Recent

Photo of fooferjw
Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

in Des Moines, Iowa

1.1/5  rDev -73.6% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 2

drov e 3 hours one way because advertised Sue on tap. was told they dont update online tap menu often. ordered bottle of hercules DIPA was 6 months old. tried to send it back server told me couldnt do that. asked speak with manger still no help.

245 characters

Photo of IPA_FLIGHT
Elevation 66 Brewing

in El Cerrito, California

2.58/5  rDev -34.8% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

It is so sad. A great little place near work to hang out and try some beers.
The problem is the beers here are just plain bad,
I went first to the IPA and it had no flavor and was just plain boring.
I switched to the pale ale and this is the first time I have ever done this, I sent it back.
It was undrinkable. Terible over sweet yuck...
I then tried the red ale which was just OK.
Too bad, I really wanted to like these guys.

427 characters

Photo of IPA_FLIGHT
Institution Ale Company

in Camarillo, California

4.58/5  rDev +12% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place got it right. Start small, produce a quality product and builld a stong local following.
These guys are ready to break out. Scheduled to move into a larger venue.
The beers are top notch across the board and they are great people with great fans.
Don't miss a trip to check them out!!

296 characters

Photo of WTUlozas
Two Rivers Brewing Company

in Easton, Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.4% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Gone in for lunch several times. It is quite and relaxed. Food is good. You can have a beer and lunch for around $20.00. The bartenders area always cordial and attentive. It is a good place to include on your tour of historical building while in Easton.

253 characters

Photo of TMcCallie
Lost Forty Brewery

in Little Rock, Arkansas

4.3/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Lost Forty is one of my favorite local brew pubs. I've been to a lot around the region, and LF feels like home every time I walk in the door. It's quaint with long farm house style tables. During busy times you may just sit down next to a stranger, and leave as new friends. The dining area offers a wide view window of the brew house and a look in to the daily operations. Food is locally sourced as much as possible. The beer is great. Large selection from American style ales, stouts, IPAs, and small batch brews. I have yet to be let down by a LF beer. Many beers are available for take home (even on Sunday's) in cans and growlers. Event nights regularly too. Check them out if you are in town. I don't think you will be let down.

735 characters

Photo of cherche
Beverages & more!

in Redwood City, California

2/5  rDev -40.8% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

probably the worst bevmo i have ever been to. weak selection - 99% of beers are on shelves rather than in a fridge. i have never seen a fresh beer on the shelves. some of the people that work there are nice but mostly pretty aloof.

233 characters

Photo of cherche
K & L Wine Merchants

in Redwood City, California

4.73/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

one of the best bottle shops i have been to. they send out emails 1-2 times per week with new arrivals and sales. tastings weekly (which are always a great deal). only knock is they only have individual bottles and while the quality is great the selection is not as big as some other bottle shops but i think this helps keep things fresh and helps cycle through more beers so maybe somewhat of a good thing.

410 characters

Photo of cherche
ISObeers

in San Jose, California

3.92/5  rDev -2% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

very solid spot. nice and clean. good tap list and good bottle selection. small ding for prices being slightly higher than other bay area beer bars. nice big outdoor area.

175 characters

Photo of cherche
Original Gravity Public House

in San Jose, California

4.68/5  rDev +9.6% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

awesome place. lots of space, nice and clean, few different areas to choose from (outdoor, back bar, front bar). great selection of beers on tap - good variety and quality. beers have always tasted fresh and crisp out of the tap so i assume they do a good job of cleaning the lines. food is solid but menu is limited (pretty much just a bunch of different sausages) so if you are picky you might want to grab food elsewhere :)

430 characters

Photo of cherche
Good Karma Artisan Ales and Cafe

in San Jose, California

2.7/5  rDev -35.4% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

this place has some great beers on tap but every time i have gotten beers there they taste stale - i am guessing they dont do a good job of cleaning their lines. i did have a sour there once that tasted great but i have probably have 5 or 6 pale ales, ipas, and dipas that were all terrible and all were beers i had prior or since and really enjoyed. a little hipsterish but not bad and has a small outdoor area that is decent.

428 characters

Photo of slander
Market Garden Brewery

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Post, well, you know where we started, let us not even pretend otherwise. It’s right around the corner from Fitzgeraldtown (won’t you take me to?), this one’s got 3 cops out front, wondering if they weren’t expecting me?

Rounded ‘L’ shaped wet laminate topped wood bar with a wood panel base & foot box; and seating for 2 dozen+ on hightop chairs. 2 towers of 12 with mad logo handles on the wraparound bar. Booze countered, shelved glassware over mirrored panels, and tap list pieces showing beer, style, & ABV.

14 taps (Retro Hippo, 10%, Barleywine; Prosperity Wheat, 6%, Hefeweizen; Progress, 5.5%, German Pils; Citramax, 6.7%, IPA; Midnight Vorlauf, 6.5%, Coffee Porter; Friar Power, 8.7%, Belgian Tripel; Chinook Strike, 5.5%, Pale Ale; Wallace Tavern, 8%, Scotch Ale; Illuminator, 8.5%, Dopplebock; Particle Accelerator, 9%, Imperial Rye Pale Ale; Boss, 5%, Amber Lager; #Kolsch, 5%; Viking, 5.5%, Pale Ale; St. Emeric’s Stout, 4.5%, nitro Dry Irish Stout), + 10 guest taps including Oskar Blues 10 Fidy & Great Divide Hercules, goods from Fatheads, Boulevard, Heavy Seas, Humboldt, & 4 String, and cider & ginger beer. Had the Progress (solid Pils), Citramax (nice IPA), and the Boss (tasty Amber, good balance, nice malt backbone).

Dark and kind of clubby, at this hour at least. Now, it’s politics and midnight Friday in Cleve-the-land. Large room to the rear curtained off just now and a snow covered pen. I think I may have solicited the best breakfast skinny from the cops, how soon is now? I really need a day of not starting somewhere else and seeing the scene.

1,595 characters

Photo of TheElectricOne
Other Half Brewing Co.

in Brooklyn, New York

4.5/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Been here a few times, all awesome. Sometimes the crowds are heavy, but I like that in the world of beer. Never been to one of the more chaotic can releases, but based on my experiences there, employees are super helpful, and the beer is obviously awesome.

256 characters

Photo of XpL0d3r
MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta

in Rochester, New York

4.11/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I used to frequent here when I attended college at RIT. I still go occasionally though it's been a few months since my last visit.

Draft beer selection is great! They offer around 100 on tap, and always have something different there as a special. Depending on when you go, the atmosphere can be bland, but on normal drinking nights and RIT hockey nights it can get pretty busy! Service is usually good, can be a wait if the bar is swamped busy.

They have darts, two pool tables, and a bunch of arcade style games like Big Buck Hunter and Golden Tee. Jukebox is one of those ones you can control from a phone, so you don't need to walk over to it.

I have experienced dirty tap lines there once. It's not the cleanest place (sticky floors occasionally), but certainly not dirty., but if you want a great selection of beers and a comfortable atmosphere with some pretty good food, I recommend it!

898 characters

Photo of XpL0d3r
Roc Brewing Company

in Rochester, New York

4.31/5  rDev +6.7% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I was here two weeks ago, it being my second time overall. A lot has changed since the last time I was there! (2 years ago or so)

I'm now a big fan of this place! When I went recently, it was packed, but not overly crowded... a great atmosphere overall! The bar area was standing room only, and within seconds of walking up to the bar we were greeted by staff. I had beer in my hand within two minutes of walking in. Ordered a flight, and grabbed one of the last remaining tables. One of the best parts - they have a large selection of board games! We played Cards Against Humanity there for over an hour while drinking our beers. Oh and they have shuffleboard too! Friendly staff, good selection of beers, and an awesome atmosphere. Overall, it was a great experience.

770 characters

Photo of XpL0d3r
AJ's Beer Warehouse

in Rochester, New York

4.67/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

THE place to go in Rochester if you want the best selection of beers. Staff has always been friendly. They occasionally have beer samplings which is always a plus. A large selection of beers on tap to fill your growler. You can get beers in singles, each individually marked. While the prices are average to slightly higher than average, the great selection they have is worth it.

Their stock seems to be increasing too, as one of their back rooms which previously held little content is now nearly full!

They also think smart. When KBS 2016 was released, they only allowed a certain portion of the bottles to be sold in the AM. This allowed people (like me) to come in after work and not be SOL!

I highly recommend AJ's. It's out of my way compared to other stores in the area, but the drive there is worth it every time.

825 characters

Photo of Trails-Inn-Tap-Haus
Trails Inn Tap Haus

in Miles City, Montana

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Trails Inn Tap Haus is located in historic downtown Miles City, Montana. With 33 carefully selected draught beers on tap, a great liquor selection, a clean and spacious atmosphere, and the best pizza in town, you're sure to have a great time.

247 characters

Photo of emerge077
Binny's Beverage Depot

in Oak Brook, Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -4.1% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Former Container Store location as others have mentioned, the facade doesn't really match the look of their other megastores. Inside it's more familiar, beer is located toward the back half of the store, to the right. They had a dedicated shelf to glassware, and had more interspersed on the shelves with their respective bottles. Marz, Half Acre, Rev, Chouffe, Duvel, Hacker Pschorr Mini-krugs.

Staff was friendly, a couple people said hello and one was asking people if they needed help.

Selection was deep, noticed occasional dust so check dates as always.
Not a lot of traditional lambic, Lindemans and Oud Beersel, St. Louis Fond Tradition.
Heavy selection of regional micros, full lines from Pipeworks, Half Acre, Hailstorm, Marz, Off Color, Rev, etc. Noticed a few oddball brewers from Nebraska and Canada that I hadn't seen before.

Checkout was easy, they ID everyone it seems. Overall a good experience here.

Binnys review #29

940 characters

Photo of SCproUA
De Bierkoning

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.51/5  rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Store after visiting in the state of light relaxation, but I will try to evaluate it objectively:
1) Location is just excellent, very easy to find;
2) The appearance of the store - nothing special;
3) The beer choice is very large, I think everyone can yourself to find something interesting;
4) Service bad, the seller was standing behind the counter and did not pay any attention. It is possible to be a closer. I advise you to drive bearded !!!

447 characters

Photo of Tonkotsuramen
Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

in Mona Vale, Australia

4.7/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great informal garage style brewery. Sonic Prayer IPA is finally a west coast style ipa that tastes fresh and great! Paddle boards are good too. Some beers a bit similar but gems among!

185 characters

Photo of MizzouBrew
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Grove Brewery & Bierhall

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.29/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Much larger than I anticipated - a true bierhall, I suppose. Very nice thick wooden benches and tables. The food was delicious and the beer selection was outstanding - something for everyone, you could say. Will definitely go back again.

240 characters

Photo of Beginner2
Howells & Hood

in Chicago, Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +11.5% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

An interesting bar. Even has some heady quotations from famous people on the walls.
Great outdoor urban drinking garden in the summer.
With over 100 taps, the beer has lots of quality, but the food is, well, bar food.

217 characters

Photo of illpass78
Novare Res Bier Café

in Portland, Maine

5/5  rDev +12.1% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What is there to say about about this place? It's the best. Amazing selection of foreign and Maine beers. Menu is just what it should be - mix of great cheese pairings and cut-above pub food. Justifiably beloved.

212 characters

Photo of The_Atom
The Half Barrel

in Knoxville, Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +7.4% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Being so close to a college is a blessing and a curse. Easy to get numbers, but it can take away from the overall experience. I started going while in college there and fell in love with the place. The bartenders were nice, the beer selection (and liquor) is easily the most of anywhere near campus, and the food is delicious. One of my biggest complaints is having so many TVs going and also allowing smoking, but that's just my personal opinion. Not bad at all, but could be better. If you're in the area, I definitely recommend grabbing a burger or some wings, kick back for a while, and enjoy what they have to offer.

627 characters

Photo of Franziskaner
Red Dog Wine & Spirits

in Franklin, Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev -19.5% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

I've been to a few places in the Franklin/Cool Spring area to buy beer over the last year or two. This was a nice choice. It's unassumingly in a strip mall and the lighting was very dim. I scored a DFH 120 minute (limit 1) and a Crooked Stave Silly Cybies, though I paid through the nose for it. The vibe was very laid back here. Nobody approached me to ask questions or offer help.

387 characters

Photo of AuntBea
New Holland Brewing Company

in Holland, Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I liked the feel of this place. My daughter and I went for a late night dinner. Not too crowded, so we got seated right away. Nice size menu with a variety of items. The only bad part of our experience was our waitress. She was very slow to bring us our drinks. The place wasn't that crowded. I had asked for a second beer when I was halfway thru my dinner. She came back when we were both finished and ask if she could get us anything else. I asked for my other beer. She had completely forgotten about it. My husband came here on another night and thinks he had the same waitress because he had the same issue with his waitress. I would go back.

660 characters