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Ever been duped by a so called "beer bar"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. drocpsu

    drocpsu Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    Nice! I grew up 20 minutes north in Queensbury. I've got to check this place out next time I'm back out there visiting my family.
  2. drocpsu

    drocpsu Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    That's not necessarily true. I live in New Hampshire and we have some great beer bar options here.
  3. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Dec 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    True. I guess it's 'cause I live in this giant pocket of republican douchiness out in South East Mass. Western Mass is great, and as you get further north towards NH, VT, and ME you get some cool places as well. Enjoy what you have!!
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Ok update time.

    Went into this place for lunch today. They were running a $3 beer of the month special on a local beer I haven't tried yet (and wasn't written on the board) so I went for it.

    I should have expected it, but I was actually surprised, it's frozen mug time....beer was super cold as well.


    Overall the place has tremendous potential if it had the right owner/management. They have a niche (skee ball for free during lunch, and tournaments at night) and the food, while overpriced ($10-$12 for a sandwich?) was decent. The beer selection...well the original post covered that.

    It took us an hour to eat here, they only had one cook and one bartender that had to help the cook because he was swamped so overall the experience wasn't great, but it certainly wasn't the worst place I've ever been. If they had better beer I could see myself going back.
  5. tripeldubya

    tripeldubya Jan 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Station Taproom, Downingtown
  6. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Ahh OK. Considering it's 10 minutes from my house I guess I should have recognized that....
  7. EDAPOE51

    EDAPOE51 Mar 13, 2010 Indiana

    There is a place in Muncie called the Heorot that is awesome. If I remember correctly thy have 60 tap lines and 200+ bottle types. I went there in my younger days, when I had no idea about craft beer and didnt drink.
  8. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Sad, when they start offering up blends...
  9. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    be that guy and go for the pinot ;)
  10. beernut

    beernut Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Duped no, hornswoggled...yes.
    at least they have 999,983 bottles of beer.
  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Just an update on this.....I went by and the place was boarded up. Made me kind of sad. I now feel bad I didn't say something. Place had potential, but now I am back to having no chance of a true craft beer bar in my city.
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  12. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Oct 13, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    In Brazil, there are some bars which include the name choperia, which translates to drafthouse. When I think of a drafthouse, I'm thinking at least 20 taps. Unfortunately, choperia just means that they only have Brahma and Brahma Escuro on-tap, two mass produced beer which are available at many places.
  13. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Mar 29, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    He drives 3,000 miles per hour, so yes.
  14. teraflx

    teraflx Feb 4, 2013 Arizona

    Sounds like all the places on my side of Phoenix ( Peoria to be exact), AZ. Very limited choices, they may have 20+ beers and if I am lucky 1 may be a decent beer. The east side of Phoenix ( Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa) has a much better selection.
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Well I'll be damned.....the place actually had a fire destroy it....here I thought they had just closed up shop.

  16. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    YOU KILLED IT!! ;)
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  17. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

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  18. dougfur

    dougfur Jan 24, 2011 New York

    Can't remember where it was, but once I was at a restaurant that advertised like, 25 beers on tap, or something like that. I asked for the list and the waitress rattled off, "Bud, Bud light, Miller, Miller lite, Coors, Coors light, Busch, Busch light..........on and on until it peaked with Molson Canadian.
    The list at the beginning of this thread would certainly be better than average here in the Adirondacks.
  19. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Yeah that was a decent blaze too, the call came out right as my shift was ending. I never went there due to it's proximity to the Eagle's Nest which is not a place I'd ever like to be caught in outside of work situations.
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