What I had: Petrus Aged Pale, Dieu du Ciel! & The Alchemist Moralité, and Thiriez & Jester King La Petite Princesse in bottle, Beau’s & Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale on tap, some white wines for the lady.
What I liked: Solid beer selection with a few rarities in bottles, owner was very hospitable to us, decent prices, proper glassware.
What I disliked: Too-cool-for-school crowd is not my scene, no food or table service from what I remember, limited seating, a dive bar for punk rockers and hipsters.
Would I go back? For the hard-to-find gems that they occasionally get (like the Stillwater Classique cans that just came in), yes.
Overall Rating: 62
Love this freaking place. Hard to find, it's kind of tucked back and out of the way in Kensington. Was turned onto this place from a travel writer friend of mine, and it just so happened I was staying in the hostel right around the corner. Awesome!
Katie the owner is very friendly and extremely passionate about what she does. She has a small place that fits about 30 people, but keeps a great craft selection. 8 to 10 taps that rotate, along with 50 or so bottles. She's got some really nice Canadian beers that I can't get in the states, so I ate that up.
It's a dimly lit, neighborhood bar. They don't take CC, it's cash only, but they do have an ATM. It's a great late night watering hole, with great personality and personalities hanging around. Worth a stop while visiting Kensington.