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Handles Gastropub

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Type: Bar, Eatery

855 Main St.
Pleasanton, California, 94566
United States

(925) 399-6690 | map

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Added by calebrichter on 12-06-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by Brewcycler:
Photo of Brewcycler
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Glad I found this place. Downtown Pleasanton has a real beer-lover's spot now!

Nice clean place, lots of high chairs/bar tables, new bar, big TVs for sports.

Not a huge joint but we're here for the beer list and it was good. They put some work into their artistic chalkboard a well!

I am partial but if I can find Double Jack on tap, I AM THERE.

Tasters were generous (free) and sample sets (of 3 each) are a good deal. I don't remember the entire list of stuff we tried but it was all pretty good. LOTS of IPA/DIPAs!

Service was pretty good and I liked the food too.

I found this place when the Hopyard decided to reserve their entire place for a party during what was the most important Sunday night football game of the year for the locals. I wont forgive them for a while, but obviously I'll be back there eventually. :)

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Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of RTEdmunds
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

I was incredibly stoked when I heard they were opening up a pub with 30+ beers on tap in downtown Pleasanton.

Good location and vibe. I like the wood furnishing. Feels modern and clean, but not overly.

The service is hit or miss. I have never ordered food, but some of the bartenders don't pay as much attention to their customers as they should. A few seem to be pretty knowledgeable about the brews, but didn't have answers to some more detailed questions. I shouldn't be too harsh though since they're still new and getting settled in.

EXCELLENT selection. Easily the best selection on tap for the tri valley area, and they rotate out their beers pretty frequently. Tried a sour ale for the first time here. Brews are all listed on a chalkboard by category so you don't have to try to guess from the name. They are pretty generous with the samples too.

Like I said, haven't had any food. I heard it's okay. Pints are typically around 5 dollars, which is fairly standard for the area. Unfortunately no special deals that I'm aware of.

I've discovered a lot of new beers here, and definitely recommend it.

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Handles Gastropub in Pleasanton, CA
4.29 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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