Buffalo Wild Wings

Bar, Eatery

1700 Delta Waters Rd
Medford, Oregon, 97504
United States

(541) 973-2189 | map

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by eakor123:
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1.99/5  rDev -43.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.25 | food: 1

They're food is poor quality, the restaurant is dirty, the food is served in too small of portions for the price, and their beer selection what I expect from a low quality chain restaurant. (Overpriced/over rated brands that I can buy at a gas station). This is a typical millennial sports bar, not a classy scene. The staff are nice enough but I don't want to be called bro all the time from their wiaters. This Location is am exception to the Corporation, other locations are normally much nicer.

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More User Reviews:
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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

The BWW I reviewed in 7/14 no longer exists. So the review is here solely for historical purposes. See my edit for a review of the current version.

After a less than stellar experience at K. Pizza and 4 daughters, I thought I'd stop by here to see if the problem with the tap selection in town was a distributor related problem, or just a problem with whoever does the ordering at the local pub. The BWW in Eugene gets a pretty wide selection of beers and is well supplied with local and regional options, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to give this place a try. Very glad I did...

I'll start right off the bat by stating that I'm really not a big fan of BWW, and so I came here with low expectations. This place has the typical BWW layout; there is a large, expansive dining area up front and to the left as you come in, with a good size bar area beyond that in the back. The place is fairly dark inside, and of course they have TV sets crammed in everywhere you can imagine (which I like - all the TV sets). I always find the accoustics in BWW to be terrible, and this one was no exception. The place wasn't very crowded when I dropped in (around 6:00), but there was still a lot of background noise and it was hard to hear at the bar (where I perched). A cursory glance of the tap list brought an initial scowl to my face (bud lite, miller lite, coors lite, stella and the beer preferred by the most interesting man on the planet), but then I took a closer look... slowly a big, big smile came over my face as I saw Stone Imperial Stout, La Folie, Lips of Faith Gratzer, Delirium Tremens, Mirror Mirror, Citrus Mistress, Hop in the Dark, Wooky Jack and even the hefe from Gilgamesh. Much to my shock, there were even a couple DFH tap lines down at the end, and my jaw just about hit the bar when the bartender told me they had 90 minute and Palo Santo Marron (I kid you not!). In all, they had 35 different beers on tap, with more than enough options to keep any craft beer enthusiast happy. The extremely knowledgeable and helpful (again, this is not a misprint) bartender noted that the owner was really in to good beer, and had made a special effort to procure bottles of RR consecration. I had no idea you could even get RR stuff in Medford, and so once again, I was very impressed. Even the bottle selection was pretty impressive (I noticed a couple of bottles of limited release Gilgamesh stuff, among other things).

Prices were OK for what I got. My glass of DT and Palo Santo Marron (served in proper tulip glassware even!) came to $17.50. The bartender told me that bottles of Consecration are $15, which I thought was cheap for a beer bar.

I would come back here in a heartbeat. This place is highly recommended, especially for the area (where it's now clear, good beer does not exactly abound).

Edit from 4/15/15. Am down in Medford for a work related trip, and given my previous experience in 7/14, I couldn't wait to stop by again. Sigh... what a disappointment.

The day I went, there were some 33 beers on tap, with a slew of macro crap in bottle as well. The tap list is now dominated by InBev-Ab (Redhook, Widmer, 10 Barrel, stella, and bud products), with roughly a third of the menu taken up with AB products. The tap and bottles list are now a large sea of mediocrity, with nary a Belgian beer (couple of blue moon variants though), barrel sour (or any type of sour) or DIPA in sight. A tip off that things had generally gone to shit beer-wise, was BWW's beer of the month for April (anyone in the mood for a glass of bud?). Given the disparity between the current selection and what I saw in July, I asked the bartender what in the world happened. She indicated that "corporate" found out about the beer manager's efforts to compile an outstanding tap and bottle list, and they put the kybosh on it (wasn't clear if he was fired or what). She indicated that even efforts to put on something as tame as the local Caldera amber were rejected by the corporate manager; they have fat tire instead I was told.

The final insult was delivered when I received my bill, and found that my (not very fresh) pint of Union Jack had cost me $6. (prices are not listed on the drink menu, so I was "surprised"). The bartender last night was still very pleasant and accommodating, even though I did need to ask for napkins and water to go with my wings (wings here are OK/pretty good, but then again, they're wings).

Obviously, last night will be my last visit to BWW, and I've adjusted my previous score accordingly (to reflect the current mundane selection). What a shame.

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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