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Yard House - The Linq

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.99/5  rDev -7% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This Yard House is similar to others I have been in. To me that means very good food and a large selection (dozens of taps, but I don't know the exact number) of mostly standard, widely distributed craft beers beers with a few interesting/unusual ones. This location is in a cool open-air shopping and entertainment district next to the Flamingo Casino, literally in the shadow of the "High Roller" ferris wheel.

The food did not dsiappoint. The service was competent but not great. As I have experience at other Yard House locations, several of the beers I and my friends ordered from the menu were not available and we had to find substitutes. The beers we tried were fresh and served appropriately. Prices were as you would expect for the Vegas Strip, but not unusually high. Considering the overall dearth of craft beer in Vegas, this is a welcome oasis of good beer right on the Strip.

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Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.68/5  rDev +7.3% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

I have visited Khoury's twice while in Vegas on business. It has a clean, modern feel with beer, wine, liquor and even a few craft beers on tap. The owner and other employees I've interacted with are all friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. They are eager to make recommendations and discuss options with you.

The craft beer section consists of a long set of coolers and a large shelf unit; while not immense, the selection is wide and extremely well "curated". They seem to concentrate on regional US beers but also have a good selection of Belgian brewers and a smattering of other nationalities. Traffic is high and the beers seem fresh and well-handled. Prices are fair. Vegas alcohol prices can be fairly high but this shop is no worse than others and better than most. I saw a few CA beers in here that were cheaper than in their home state.

You can enjoy a draught beer while you shop or sit at one of their tables and sip what you just bought. They also do special events with brewers and breweries, such as new release tappings and bottle releases. They even have collaborated with breweries to release special Khoury's anniversary beers.

This is a great beer shop that would be notable anywhere, but especially in Las Vegas, which is primarily a craft beer-challenged city.

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Ska Brewing Co.

in Durango, Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -1.8% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Ska falls into the category for me of breweries that are well worth a stop if you're in town, but not noteworthy enough to alone be a reason to travel to Durango. On the other hand, there are a lot of good reasons to visit Durango, from Mesa Verde to the mountains, so you'd enjoy your visit.

The bar/brewpub has a hefty selection of 20 taps, every one a Ska brew. These days, about a dozen are the conventional Ska lineup, and the rest come from their more adventurous Mod operation (gose, saison, sours, etc.). The quality ranges from good to pretty good. Modus Hoperandi and Modus Mandarina are standouts. There's food, pizzas and sandwiches, but I didn't try it. You can definitely eat there, but this is no gastropub. There are a couple of TVs, if you want to catch a game, but this is no sports bar. The vibe is Durango community, an active crowd, enjoying good beer.

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South Street Brewery

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +6.7% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Stopped by for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. A few people there and there was a warm wood fire going, with seating in front of the fireplace. The decor is on the modern industrial side, brick walls, exposed wood beams, and industrial lights. Works for the area and is fairly comfortable, though the seats by the windows are a little on the cold side.

12 taps available, cover a wide range. When I was there they had several IPAs, the flagship barrel aged Satans Pony, the seasonal Anastasia's chocolate, a wild ale, and several DIPAs. Can do a flight or half flight, flight was $12 and half flight was $6. The beers were generally solid, nothing outstanding but nothing terrible either. As a side note, they also have Shenandoah Joe coffee, so my wife who doesn't drink was quite thrilled with that.

Menu has been changed over since last year as they brought in a new chef, the menu has more of a modern feel to it. My wife and daughter had the mac and cheese. Adult mac and cheese has a variety of extra toppings that can be put on it and is quite tasty. I had the hangover burger which is also quite good. Prices were fairly reasonable for the area.

Server was attentive and friendly.

Overall it's a nice place to grab a meal, the quiet was nice to just hang out in and the food was good. The beer was solid enough to warrant coming back.

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The Wilky

in Brooklyn, New York

4.46/5  rDev -4.1% | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I was visiting my friend who lives in this newly-gentifried section of Brooklyn.

There is very little in terms of quality beer or bars around here so The Wilky is *it*, and was packed when we visited.

There is a friendly vibe here, not pretentious like other Brooklyn hipster bars can be. The spirits and cocktails list is strong, and so is the beer.

20-strong on tap, with lots of rare goodies from Grimm, Hill Farmstead, Other Half, Cascade and many more.

Fairly reasonable prices and a cool bartender. Looking forward to going back!

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Desperate Times Brewery

in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

V- an open atmosphere with lots of space. The bar was situated nicely at the front an had easy access. Bathrooms were clean and easily accessible.

Q- decent beer and decent food. i had the pork sandwich which was delicious.

S- kept up with us and was friendly. She could have known more about her beer but she did a great job overall

Se- only a few beers but they were tasty. Easy to read beer list with good descriptors.

F- good food i had the pork like i said it was goo ood. Would go back.

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Boomtown Brewery

in Los Angeles, California

3.82/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Boomtown Brewery is located near Little Tokyo, the LA River, Union Station, kind of the other side of 1st Street from the Arts District. It's in a warehouse type location. Once you step inside it was cool. I was informed the grand opening of the taproom is in couple weeks. For now, they had a large floor space with makeshift tables on barrels with sofas. There were games available with a football game projected on the wall. I also did see another area that seems to be in the works probably for the grand opening. It seemed like another large area, but with more traditional tables and chairs to consume and enjoy your beers.

They had about 10 beers on tap. I couldn't order a flight since they've been waiting for the grand opening to serve beers in glassware, so I ordered and got half servings for two beers in plastic cups - Pilsner and Belgian Dark Strong Ale. They were both pretty good.

The server was nice and provided some info for the place. This place has lots of potential. I will re-visit after the grand opening and check them out again. Another good option for beers, it seems like in Downtown LA.

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Plumsteadville Inn

in Pipersville, Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

restaurant and bar. there are multiple dining rooms that range in atmosphere, and there is a general bar and casual dining area. the beer list is about 3/4 craft beer in addition to the mass produced stuff. decent beers, but you won't find any limited release stuff. but some seasonal and year round local and national offerings. food ranges from "bar food" up to nicer diner entrees. service was good.

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Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

in Tucson, Arizona

4.66/5  rDev +26.6% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company is a great brewery from the beers to the decor to the staff. When we went in we were greeted and when the bartender was finished with her customer she came right over, answered any questions we had, and quickly poured our flights. The decor is rustic wood reminiscent of a cabin in the mountains and encourages a social atmosphere with its ample seating either at the bar or at the couple of long table seats as well as a few 2 and 4 top tables. The beer was outstanding. They had many unfiltered hoppy beers on tap that offered a beer drinking experience that I hadn't had since my trip to Vermont in the fall. They have growler fills and will offer at least one canned beer to go in 16 oz. 4 packs. If you are ever in our even remotely near Tuscon it is worth the trip.

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Random Row Brewing Co.

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +4.4% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Super setup, very modern look, somewhat industrial. BIG tasting room with many big screen tvs. Even has games for kids for those families who come. Cool location near UVA campus.

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Proper Brewing Co

in Salt Lake City, Utah

4.13/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

No idea this place even existed until today. But will be returning for another burger, delightful and unexpected selection of beer done so right, and a few rounds of Ski-Ball.

Most importantly, this place is open late and open on sundays, unlike many of its competitors.

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The Logon Cafe

in Beaumont, Texas

3.89/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Logon offers a few very overpriced bottles of craft, The vibe is great but I wish the food was more affordable/ they offered more vegan options. Honestly one of the only rad places available in Beaumont, actually very happy that they started charging cover for those under 21. Much Love Logon!

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Navigation Brewing Co.

in Lowell, Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Swung by here on 14JAN17 with Alewife for some post-lunch libations....

Easy to find the warehouse it was located in, but a bit hard to find the actual entrance, as signage was rather small. Finally came across it in a secluded, back corner of the large brick structure... Entered to find a cavernous, white-brick warehouse-type space. Just ahead-right was a small bar with their taps. Behind the bar was a large storage area with coolers, fridges and kegs. To the left were old, full-sized beer barrels serving as tables, with basic metal chairs around each. Also about were a juke box, a table hockey set-up, and other small table games. The palce really was cavernous, about 3-stories high; they could/should make use of that upper level open space for storage and expand for more tables below. They only had 3 biers on tap this visit - an APA, a Winterwarmer, and a Russian Imperial Stout. I had 2 of the latter while The Lady had a Winterwarmer and a RIS. Both biers were quite solid, the RIS having solid roasty action. The Warmer was also good, with a heavy lean towards orange peel. Service was A-1 all along... They don't have food, but many patrons were dining on stuff brought in from local vendors and food-trucks. Nav is also dog-friendly. Pretty cool place, overall, and I'd go back if visiting Lowell... Prosit!

3.76/5 rDev -4.20%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

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The Old Court

in Lowell, Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Swung by here yesterday (14JAN17) for lunch with Alewife....

Entering off Central St, through a small foyer and voila! A few regular tables on the left before a short partition, with some high tables further left. The bar runs long from front to back along the right side. Lots of dark wood, old pics of Irish notables, Irish street signs and what-not decorate the place. Bar had a couple of towers with 8 or so taps each. Mostly local craft stuff and a few macros and ciders, heavy on the APAs and IPAs.... Opted for a Guinness myself, with the Lady doing an Allagash White. Service was friendly and helpful throughout. Seemed to be gathering of regulars at the bar; a Cheers-like feel; plus some decent classic rock. Each downed a burger, which were both sizable and quite tasty. All-in-all, a pleasant visit! Prosit!!

3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

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Ale Mary's at The Bittenbender

in Scranton, Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My wife and I went there for the first time yesterday for a quick beer. We both remember the location as Whistles way back when. It is now rather different and seems rather large in comparison to what we remember. It was a snowy evening around 5:30 and an NFL playoff game was on so it's hard to judge the size of the crowd. The bar was fairly full but there were plenty of seats.

Our server was prompt and offered small tastes of what we were interested in to help us decide. The sample cups were small plastic cups ... think something you'd get your pills delivered to you if you were in the hospital ... but sufficient to gauge the taste.

The beer menu had 20 beers on draft and 70+ beers in the bottle. We both had beers that were new to us and, if we would have stayed for another, there were a few bottle choices that seemed interesting. Since we hit a lot of places and try a lot of different beers, the selection was just OK by our standards but we'd need another visit to form a better opinion.

We did not have anything to eat so no comment about the food but their menu looks interesting from what I saw on their website before we went. It would have been nice to see a beer menu on their website (at least the drafts).

We would both go back for another visit. This place is worth stopping into so you can form your own opinion.

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Riverfront Taproom

in Shelbyville, Indiana

3.96/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Excellent new place in Shelby County! Good service, and friendly, if slightly slow. I had the bruchutto and it was quite good. Many beers to try, with three from on site and several from their sister brewery 450, and several guest taps. Wide open seating plan that I don't care for, but others may due to the television locations.

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Ballantine

in Willoughby, Ohio

4.76/5  rDev +9.2% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Place has a great tap list with a pretty heavy focus on IPAS, but still very nice. Place is fairly large with a huge bar with tables off against the walls and a separate sushi bar off to the side when you walk in to the left. Service was prompt and good, beer was fresh and good. They had Columbus Brewing Bodhi on tap how great is that. Decided to try a sushi roll had the spicey shrimp roll and it was very good. Would love to go back and have more sushi. Clean bathrooms as well.

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The Wild Goose

in Willoughby, Ohio

3.58/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Place was recommended because they tour they get some great stuff on tap and the pizza was highlying recommended. First off the tap selection was ok, nothing crazy. Service was pretty bad, but they were buried at 4 p.m. in the afternoon and there were only 2 girls working. Once more staff came in it smoothed out. The pizza was good but not earth shattering. Had the Wild goose balls pizza the sauce was a touch too sweet and the oregano all over the pizza was unnecessary. Place to go for drinks is Ballantine across the street.

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Fork & Ale

in Douglassville, Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

there is a bar right inside that seats about 10 people, then a large table and a drink rail for others waiting for a table or just getting drinks. the dining area is small - maybe only about 10 tables? we had to wait 40 minutes for a table for 4 on a Saturday night. the tap list is all high quality beers, a lot of limited stuff. they have a cooler of bottles as well. the food was quite good - I had hanger steak and frites that were tasty and cooked well. service could be better. the bar waitress was nice and pleasant, but our dining waitress was curt and off-putting. It also took quite long for a our food to come ( about 30 min?) considering how few tables were dining, and most already had their food.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.

in Amherst, Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -4% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a Saturday afternoon after xc skiing at the Iola Winter Sports Club. The drive from Iola to Amherst was absolutely beautiful with all the recent snow fall. Nice crowd when we arrived around 1:30 with only a few bar stools open. Atmosphere is nice - nothing more / nothing less. Our server was extremely nice and poured my wife a couple of n/c small samples. Tap list had a ton of beers available - both year round and specialty. I started with a HHG which is my favorite year round offering. Finished with a 12 oz pour of BBBW - I am going to be buying multiple 4-packs of this year's release as this was fantastic. My wife had two glasses of BBS which tasted odd to me - soy and root beer flavors really stood out. Overall this is a great stop if you're in central WI.

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Willoughby Brewing

in Willoughby, Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.1% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Huge place with a separate bar area and anot enclosed almost outside bar area. Then it has a restaurant side. Beers are good for the most part, but very over carbonated. Food was good had the smokehouse sampler the pork belly and the ribs were very good the turkey was the loser of the group. I was sitting in the bar area and the place had a garbage smell to it that was off putting. Overall nice place with pretty good beers but nothing astonishing.

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Bierpaleis

in Brugge, Belgium

4.83/5  rDev +25.5% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Much larger than it appears on outside. Largest range/variety of beer paraphernalia in all of Bruges. Go here to find unique items. Beer selection is more than adequate. Found Westmalle Extra here at reasonable price. Nice small bar and seating area outback with a couple beers on tap that vary/rotate. Friendly owners, friendly staff. Very close to De Halve Maan brewery

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Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet

in Rio Grande, New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This store, conveniently located in a strip mall on Route 47, features a very good selection of craft beer, including lots of South Jersey and Penna. crafts. It has the best selection of Cape May Brewing offerings around (the brewery is nearby). It's large but well-lighted and the staff is helpful. It's probably the best place to purchase beer in the area.

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Village Bottle Shop And Tasting Room

in Honolulu, Hawaii

5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited here while vacationing in Honolulu. Solid tap selection. Very solid bottle selection. Friendly staff. Great place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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Water Grill

in Los Angeles, California

3.51/5  rDev -9.1% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Water Grill is a high-end seafood restaurant next to the Biltmore Hotel. The food is wonderful. I remember my boss brought me here on my first day of work as a welcome lunch from the firm.

They do have some craft beers, but they are your standard beers you find everywhere. If you love seafood, this is a fantastic choice. If you're looking for a good craft beer destination, this is not it. My reviews are scaled for their beer, not their food. The food again is first rate. I enjoyed my food every time I visited this restaurant.

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