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in Aberdeen, Scotland
4.47/5 rDev +1.6% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Found this Belhaven pub in one of Aberdeen's many hidden alleyways - this one is off a Street adjacent to a church. It is a convivial pub, with a long bar on the right upon entry. There are several romos about, where locals can quaff a few of the many cask ales available. I thotroughly enjoyed a Sublime stout from Fyne's Ales in Argylle. Great place and a very enjoyable pub.
in Tacoma, Washington
2.86/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 2.86
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5
One of the newest (if not the newest) breweries in Tacoma. We went opening weekend to see what was happening. Absolutely beautiful building. Lots of wood on the interior. No expense was spared when it came to architecture.
Big tap list, which would be useful if they had enough clean glassware to actually pour a taster flight. Was not able to get a taster flight, so we did a few single tasters.
Service get's low marks, not because the bar keeper's attitude was poor, but there weren't enough employees to ensure enough clean glassware to give people taster flights.
Quality get's low marks because the 3 or 4 beers we tried were uninspired and boring--and served WAY too cold. Two stouts, one porter, and something else so unremarkable that I don't recall what it was. I'm hoping that these are growing pains that the beers are experiencing, but only time will tell.
If you're on BA, chances are you're a huge beer nerd. Based on the quality of the beer coming out of here as the day of this review, this place isn't worth a visit. It appears that all of the money went into concept and design, and the beer recipes fell to the wayside.
in San Diego, California
4.5/5 rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Del Cerro Liquor was located next to Windmill Farms. It served as a very nice bottle shop, bistro, and wine shop. The beers were in coolers. The selection was quite nice, there were your standard local and imported craft beers along with some more harder to find beers. I didn't get a chance for a prolonged visit, but next time I'd like to peruse their selection with a more careful eye. They seemed to also carry an extensive selection of wines.
Very nice bottle shop.
in San Diego, California
4/5 rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Windmill Farms was located in the La Mesa area of San Diego. It's an upscale grocery store like Bristol Farms. The beer selection was nice. They had beers both in coolers and outside. The selection was good. I saw your standard local and imported craft beers.
It's a nice place to pick up some beers and shop for groceries.
in Denver, Colorado
3.6/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25
V-Bottle Rocket is a small shop located in the now hip LoHi neighborhood just across I-25 from Coors Field. The store is located in the ground level of a new apartment building and the inside of the place has an appropriately hipster feel to it. My skinny jeans and irony would be at home here.
Q-Almost all of the beers were located in coolers, which is nice, since sunshine from the big front windows would probably cook the brews otherwise. As for the quality of the beers themselves...average at best. It seems as though Bottle Rocket is catering more to people who don't care about beer they drink, so while there was some craft in the coolers, it was from the big name brands it is was nothing special.
Ser-There were three guys working when I visited and all were friendly. They seemed more knowledgeable about the wine than the beer, but they did offer to help and when I said no, they backed off.
Sel-The place is small, just a few cooler doors, and as noted above, the selection is not very craft focused. I have seen similarly sized shops do a better job of fitting more beers into their space without overcrowding.
O-Bottle Rocket was a bit of a letdown for me. In a town with lots of great beer and lots of great bottle shops, including a few stores very close by, I don't think I'll be back here.
in Houston, Texas
4.38/5 rDev -5.6% | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75
Stopped in for a quick early dinner on a weekday shortly after opening, chatted with the bartender and was promptly seated outside. The tap selection was the best I've seen in Houston and it included multiple very nice cask offerings. The bottle list was really good, some really nice vintages and nice surprises all at fair prices. I enjoyed two Lone Pint IPAs, yellow Rose on cask DH with Mosiac and 667 IPA both at great temps ant very tasty! Myself and my 9 y/o I son split the burger and fries, my wife had the tacos all well priced and tasty. I hope to return
and enjoy a couple of vintage bottles.
in Webster, Texas
3.86/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Cool place tucked in a strip mall off of highway 3. It's a combo of bottle shop and taproom.
20+? Taps focused on Texas locals with various pour sizes available. The bottle and can selection is decent with lots of Texas breweries represented all priced for individual sale and available for onsite consumption. No food but you can order food from lots of local places.
The staff have always been really friendly and helpful, I really appreciate them giving myself and my family a sincere warm welcome to the neighborhood. Great place to sit and enjoy a beer and pie from Dans Pizza!
in Great Falls, Virginia
4.3/5 rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The Old Brogue is one of the best neighborhood bars around. If you're in the mood for hearty pub food, they offer some excellent choices including a delicious Guinness Beef pie. And they have a lovely selection of traditional pub beers to accompany your meal - Guinness, Harp, and Old Speckled Hen. They also offer a rotating selection of craft beers chosen by someone with excellent taste. On recent visits I've enjoyed Mad Elf, Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo, and Boulevard Collaboration Number 6. The chef obviously enjoys challenges, making the daily specials worthy of consideration. How many pubs offer Seared Tuna or Beef Wellington and do both so well? Other reviewers have mentioned the excellent service which is both friendly and efficient. During the Fall and Winter Celtic concerts, they manage ninja-like service while never distracting from the music. The bar can get crowded but somehow the bartender notices when drinks run dry and refills them with deadly efficiency. I still can't get over how he remembers our drink preferences between visits which can sometimes be several months. As one would expect, the Brogue attracts a loyal and interesting crowd. We've struck up fascinating conversations while sitting at the bar waiting for a concert.
in Reykjavik, Iceland
4.43/5 rDev -5.1% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
The Mikkeller & Friends bar is upstairs at this address. The lower level is a gourmet pizza place and cocktail bar. Wall paintings and decorations are eclectic. We ate downstairs so that is what the food rating is based on.
The place is fairly small - there is a tiny bar with a couple stools but then another room with tables. They have 20 taps of beer from Mikkeller and other Scandinavian breweries like To Ol. Decent variation of types of beer.
Beers are available typically in small or larger glasses. As with other bars in Reykjavik, beers are VERY expensive. Small glasses of 20cl higher ABV beers ran from 1200 to 1800 ISK. (about $12 to $18 USD).
in Reykjavik, Iceland
3.74/5 rDev +1.6% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
visited late night for a couple drinks. The bar has been decorated with items related to the Big Lebowski movie, but yet the atmosphere was otherwise "very un-Dude" in that it was a trendy vibe, and the DJ was playing mostly 80's rap songs.
The drink menu has a huge list of White Russian variants (as expected), but does have some good Icelandic beers by the bottle. The draft beer is adjunct lager.
in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
3.73/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
There is now a place for beer sales and an eatery inside the ShopRite location in Brookhaven. While relatively new to PA and there is now a bottle shop where there is beer and food avilable for either eat in or take out. However both must be purchased at a different register than where you'd buy your groceries.
I estimate in the neighborhood of 200-400 different flavorful beers on offer, as well as a wide range of AALs. There are also a few imports and a large range of Ciders, etc. You can buy 6 and 12 packs. The ShopRite eatery also has a singles cold case so you can build a mixed. But I though the selection relatively limited as there seem to be more ciders and AALs than craft beers. All the beers are in cold case and there is some are both local, regional and national brands to choose from.
On both of my visits I've found the staff be friendly and helpful. As is the case with food store eateries in PA, don't be surprised if you are carded. Also you are restricted by state law to a limit of 192oz, (e.g., two six packs and a four pack).
The food counter looks to offer some interesting selections and the seating is in a nice open space that doesn’t feel a bit crowded. While this not a place to find a wide variety of new beers to try, it is a good place to pick up some beer for the fridge. However, as with any grocery store eatery I've found in PA, be sure to check dates as these places are not 100% careful at checking the beer on their shelves.
in Gainesville, Florida
4.93/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.96
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Amazing atmosphere, you forget you are in what is basically a strip mall. Barkeep appears to be the owner, he is extremely friendly. The fireplace (albeit electric) is welcoming and the whole place has a German feel. You may not find "the game" on a big screen TV, but you will likely find good conversation over a pint and perhaps one of their many board games. Selection is only faulted because I'd love for them to have more than four of their own beers. However, their guest beers included a few noteworthy draughts that almost stole me away from trying all four of theirs (which were all Belgian or French styles during my visit if that's your thing).
I'd recommend Blackadder in a heartbeat. It fits nicely in my rotation between Swamp Head and First Magnitude, and offers a different atmosphere than the others.
in Seminole, Florida
4.39/5 rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Very small brewery with a crap ton of different beers available on tap. Very local group of people. The bartender was nice, knowledgeable and even tried to upsell.
in Dublin, Ohio
4.83/5 rDev +9.8% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Great place to grab some beers and watch sports. Clean friendly vibe with excellent service. They have around 100 beers on tap! Large bar with plenty of seating and a patio. The wife and I both got burgers which were very good. Definatly will continue to go back, great addition to Dublin.
in Morro Bay, California
4.45/5 rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
I went here for lunch on a quick turnaround trip. The bartender was very sweet and helpful, and despite a large group coming in with only her serving kept her cool and got it done! Had the Belle Rouge which was an outstanding blended sour, with pretty good shrimp tacos. Looks like they have live bands which would be fun, and you couldn't ask for a better location being waterfront. Cheers!
in Minneapolis, Minnesota
4.03/5 rDev -4.5% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
A long narrow bar with a coffee shop and full restaurant. When you walk in bar is to you right with booth and tables left and center kitchen is in the rear. They have around 30 taps that i counted, with some very nice offerings , they have outdoor seating in the summer it is in the shade between the buildings, also have a garage door that opens. Food is very good and service is also good selection of taps is very good. Food & Beverage is however on the pricey side , other than that if you like nice taps and great food in a laid back setting you will like this place .
in Fort Pierce, Florida
4.13/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Small place out by the Atlantic, across the causeway from "downtown" Fort Pierce...about 12 quality/drinkable/craft taps and a few t tap wasters....I recall options from sailfish, islamarada, Sierra Nevada, ballast point, blue point, new Belgium and some others...wings, wraps, burgers, friendly guy behind the stick....comfortable and very casual place for a few quality brews and a bite to eatc
in Winooski, Vermont
4.93/5 rDev +8.4% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Really small place on a corner. Cozy, but can probably get pretty cramped in the evening.
The taplist was, once again in Vermont, nuts. Not a huge amount of beers on tap, but just quaity all the way through. A couple of Hill Farmsteads and a nice varied list.
Now, the main reason I loved this place was, besides the beer, the service. Paul the bartender was awesome, really welcoming and friendly. We exchanged beer tips for our respective places. All round, just a great guy. I would be back just to talk to him. Talked to a couple of other guys, one of whom also worked there sometimes. Just great, genuine guys.
The food was also very good, had the quesedillas, that were just the right amount of spice and cheese.
This place was amazing, I was sorry I had to leave, but I WILL be back.
in Winooski, Vermont
4.65/5 rDev +8.6% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Went here for lunch after loading up at Beverage Warehouse.
The place is really beautiful, right on the Winooski River. Huge windows, so you can see the river from almost everywhere.
The beer selction isn't massive, but varied, with many locals. When I was here, thay had some Four Quarters and Frost, along with quality Europeans like Rodenbach.
Service was perfect, from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. Perfect attention, and just super friendly.
The food was also amazing. Great clam chowder to start, and the burger was easily one of the three best I've had, and I'm a burger guy. The bun was superb, and I was told they make it in house, every day. That sort of detail just really flies well with me.
Overall, I loved Waterworks one of the best meals of the trip, great service and great locale.
in Burlington, Vermont
4.38/5 rDev +9.8% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
This is the kind of place I envy so much about America. Just basically a pizza joint/bar with a selection of beers that just boggles my tiny Swedsh mind. I mean, drinking Focal Banger from a can while listenig to local musicians on Oen Mic night. And then having another Focal. And another. Damn.
This is as much a bar as a pizza place, so the place got loud and crowded, but still with a very friendly and including vibe.
The taplist wasn't huge, but a couple of Hill Farmstead were on there, along with a lot of other local brews. Oh, and Heady and Focal. Don't forget those.
Service was good, quick and friendly. Only has a little bit of pizza, but it was really good.
I liked this place a lot. Good pizza, great beer, and a lot of great people.
in Burlington, Vermont
4.48/5 rDev +1.1% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
The Farmhouse was one of the main reasons for me going to Burlington, and rightly so.
Busy place, even pretty early on a Wednesday night. Nice mix of longer tables and small, two-person deals.
The taplist was, as expected, crazy. A bunch of Hill Farmstead, which I believe they always have, and a good mix of styles and places. I was very happy to see two Frost beers, Junior and Lush, up there, so I had them both.
Service was quick and friendly, despite the amount of people dining. The food was also terrific, had the burger, and the beef was incredible You can tell it's local.
It's obvious why this place is rated so highly, not only mong beer people. If I lived in Burlington, I would be here all the time!
in Boston, Massachusetts
4.7/5 rDev +15.5% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
This is in a bit of an odd location, way off the "tourist" beaten track.
Nice place, kinda dark and cozy, very quiet on an early Tuesday night.
Very good taplist, had Trillbomb! on tap, which was awesome. One of the first things the waitress told me was that they were about to tap a keg of Lawson's Super Session. Well, don't mind if I do. I have seen complaints about the pricing, but I have to be honest and say that I didn't look, which might have been a good thing. The taplist was very varied, with loads of interesting stuff.
Food was very good, had a steak that was cooked just right, with a very nice potatoe gratin. They went a bit overboard with the salad, as it was a ridiculous amount of it. It was good though.
Service was excellent, I was helped by a waitress with a pierced nose who was originally from Texas. I didn't catch her name, but she was very chatty and helpful.
I enjoyed dinner here, and will be back nest time I hit Boston.
in Boston, Massachusetts
4.94/5 rDev +1.6% | Avg: 4.86
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Came here right before Trillium, which is close by. A little hard to find the entramce, as it's inside the building, and not towards the street.
This is not a huge shop, but the selection was tremendous. Beer from pretty much everywhere, and plenty that turned my head, like Foley's Pieces of Eight.
Service was perfect, I spoke to both a younger dude, and a an older one, who I think is the owner. They were happy to chat at recommend stuff, both from their store, and other places to visit. Came here twice, and the service was a big reason why.
Great store, this. If I lived in Boston, they would make me very poor indeed. I didn't make a tasting, but love that they have those.
in Boston, Massachusetts
4.45/5 rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Came here for lunch after going to Trillium around the corner. As usual, I was there way too early, but this place got off to a great start by letting me in early, instead of letting me stand in the rain.
The vibe was nice, long bar, with loads of tables of different sizes.
The beer list was really excellent, they had a couple of beers from Lawson's on tap, which is the big reason I chose to go here. Very good selction, no matter which style you like, they will have something for you.
Service was really good, just the right amount of help, and what seemed like a genuine interest in the customer.
The food was very good, I had the Cubano, and it was really good. Good fries too.
I liked City Tap a lot. No matter what you like, this place will work for you, both when it comes to beer and food.
in Vancouver, British Columbia
4.28/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Opened late October 2016. On Venables right by La Casa Gelato. I tasted four different beers and loved three of them (the other wasn't bad, but not quite what I wanted it to be). Small menu of Italian snacks and flatbread sandwiches called piadina - I had the one with fior di latte, arugula and sliced cherry tomatoes, and my buddy had the one with prosciutto. Tasty. Very much looking forward to going back.