The London Underground

no score

Awaiting More Ratings

Type: Bar

212 Main St
Ames, Iowa, 50010-6238
United States

(515) 233-8500 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by Erdinger2003 on 01-02-2008

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by cradke:
Photo of cradke
3.53/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This place is pretty good. The atmosphere is the best part and has a nice British feel. The booths are nice and the english phone booth makes a nice touch but I wish there was more "English/London" feel to it.

The bartenders are solid and know a decent amount about beers which is nice. I wish they had more beers on tap but their bottle selection (especially nitros) is pretty good.

Downsides: I wish they had some food, at least some munchies. It would have been great to have some decent English food.

Overall, a solid english style pub.

 546 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of mgaddy
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is awesome. The atmosphere is like a british pub, or atleast what you would expect they'd be like... Dimly lit, lots of hardwood. Sweet hardwood booths that look awesome.

The beer selection was good. They had a wide variety of brews on tap and bottled. We had a couple nitro-cans of murphy's stout, and boddingtons pub ale. We also had some stuff on tap that was exceptional quality.

The service was fine. The bartender was kinda hippie like, didn't really fit the atmosphere, but that's forgivable.

I didn't have food there, and i have no idea if they even serve it.

If you're in the area, check it out.

 622 characters

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place has got about 25 differenct bottles of craft/import and 4 or 5 taps of the same with only one tap devoted to something else, Miller Lite. The place has 3 or 4 tall booths and a few tables when you first go in and then in the back there are some 2 or 3 regular size booths and a 2 or 3 tables even further back then that with two electronic dart games. These guys are a London themed bar and if you get there on a great night you can hear music from the UK. I gave some music from the Dubliners to one bartender and they usually don't have bad music for the most part. They have Franziskaner on tap along with Franziskaner glassware. They also had Fullers London Porter on tap last time I was there. Service isn't bad for college kids, they might even know a thing or two about beer. My local bar, I think it's a great place to hang out and have a beer.

 863 characters

The London Underground in Ames, IA
4.01 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.