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in West Lebanon, New Hampshire
3.94/5 rDev 0% | Score: 3.94
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
The newest Salt Hill Pub location. They have 4 or 5 at this point.
This is in the location of what used to be the Seven Barrels Brewpub in West Lebanon, NH.
They cleaned the inside up a bit, open, large bar.
Decent selection of craft brews. Mainly local to New England options. Irish pub, so has Guinness and Smithwicks.
Food is typical pub fair with a bit of an irish twist. Service is attentive. Food is fine, burgers are pretty good.
in Budapest, Hungary
4.22/5 rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
I was able to stop by here a couple of times while visiting Budapest.
It is located in a redeveloped older building. They added a cool glass atrium to connect two older brick buildings.
They have a ton of outdoor space and are located right on the Danube. We chose to drink outside because the weather and the views were great.
You go into order as they didn’t offer table service when I was there. As you enter you will see a smallish bar with all the taps and the beer list. Service was friendly and was glad to talk “beer” in English.
They had a nice mix of styles and breweries. I remember really liking a Rye IPA and an unfiltered lager.
We spent a lot of time drinking in the various ruin bars in Budapest. Those were great and you could always get a few craft options in them. However, this place had by far the largest craft selection of any bar went into during our visit to this great city (cities).
in Bronxville, New York
4.41/5 rDev -7.2% | Score: 4.75
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75
Super beer boutique kinda place...directly across the street from the Bronxville Metro North train station...small beer for a sample or two and then a pint or two....expect to find the good stuff, like Interboro, Equilibrium, Hill Farmstead, Saurez, Grimm, Finback etc on tap (growler fills and other pours on the pricey side...but you get what you pay for) Dont pass on the options available in the refrigeration units LOADED with cans and bottles of more of the same...very worthy spot to find all the upper shelf good stuff that you want...they do have a few bar snack kinda food options...but they did not look overly impressive.....friendly and helpful guy behind the counter is always a positive...
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/5 rDev -9.9% | Score: 4.44
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
Went here for the first time on a visit to Philly. They did have a fantastic selection of things I have never been able to have on tap before - specifically Russian River sours. It really was a treat. I wanted to try a couple other things (Fou Foune) but at $60 for the bottle had to pass. Selection is great, but there are certainly some high prices on the menu. Worthy of a treat or celebration but I couldn't justify it this go.
It's a nice, old school dive bar vibe. It is definitely cramped and there is very limited space if you are only drinking. I understand that tables are reserved for people eating, at the same time if you're spending enough and there are open tables without people waiting that should be an option.
Service was efficient and not unfriendly. We didn't eat so can't comment on food. I would definitely go here again though. The location is very convenient and within walking distance of quite a lot.
in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
4/5 rDev -5% | Score: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Popped in after going to the Ferm and Cafe and it was a cool little spot. Lots of great merch, some a little out there (carnivorous plants was a new one for me). It's nice to be able to grab fresh cans of staples like Hop/Saison Hands and they had a good selection of bottles. Lots of great art prints, posters, shirts... really a very nice gift shop. Friendly enough and if you were looking for gifts, trade extras or whatever, it's worth a stop.
in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
3.86/5 rDev -14.8% | Score: 4.53
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Went here after a very disappointing visit to the Ferm. This was better - low key vibe though my wife didn't appreciate the metal playlist I thought it was pretty cool.
I got to try a couple more IPAs, but was sad to see Double Extra Vanilla shake had kicked - if it wasn't on the board I'd never have known I missed it.
The service at the bar was friendly and efficient enough. The IPAs I had were both quite good, but I don't think it was worth the cost of the Uber rides from downtown. If I had a rental on my next visit or they had something I was dying to try I could see going back. Otherwise it's fine to be checked off the list but nothing to write home about.
in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
3.28/5 rDev -24.9% | Score: 4.37
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3
I went here for the first time and was pretty disappointed. I was hoping to get a couple IPAs since they're my favorite thing they do and a lot of the saisons etc. I could grab in bottles. They only had Alien Church, another was on the menu but had kicked and they said they wouldn't be replacing it.
We had heard great things about the food, and it was better than typical bar food or having to deal with a food truck. That said, it was not very good - the nachos were chips with queso. Tacos were fine I guess.
They had a lot of beers on tap, but the variety was lacking. Not a single dark beer, no stout, porter, bock. The pils my wife opted for was fine but not something worth seeking out.
Service was also disappointing. Incredibly slow, not overly busy either. Seeing this, I ordered my second beer while only 1/2 way through my first. 10-15 minutes later I asked the server and there was an "oh, yeah, that beer kicked response. I can take it off your bill." The bill came and the beer I didn't get was still on there, eventually removed, but still.
Very much a feel of "too cool for school" here. I could see coming back if they had something I was dying to try on tap or cans I wanted. For a low key Sunday evening visit, it was not worth the cost of the Uber rides from the city.
in Paris, France
4.55/5 rDev +5.1% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
Great place for craft beer, 24 taps (Prairie, Cascade, To Ol, etc.) with some rare stuff. The food was great with homemade french fries and beer cooked pork burger. The service was great.
It's in a nice and buzy location in Paris. The best beer place I visited so far in Paris
in Franklin, Tennessee
2.88/5 rDev -25.6% | Score: 3.87
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
Mainly a wine and spirits warehouse. The beers are in a dusty, warehouse-shelved back room with the cigar counter, and the growler station is in an adjacent hallway. They could showcase the beer so much better and cater to a whole new customer base. Decent selection. Saw some pretty stale stuff, date-wise.
in Norfolk, Virginia
4.08/5 rDev +3.6% | Score: 3.94
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Rip Rap is a rather small operation with a homestyle feel. When you walk in you are greeted by paintings on the wall of a map of the Hampton Roads area. On the left side of the taste room, facing towards the inside of the establishment, there are various flags of the uniformed services hanging. Both of these things delighted me, as it gave me the local feel I wanted while including support for our service members. As you walk in a friendly staff greets you a offering fantastic beer selection that has a style for everyone. My favorites are then Scrimshaw, the Heart’s Content, and the Marlin Spike. As you sit down, upbeat music and a lively atmosphere allows you to enjoy your beer while socializing. Note: if they do open the garage door during colder weather, it will get chilly! Overall, I love Rip Rap Brewing Company!
in Madison, Wisconsin
3.68/5 rDev -13.6% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
Long bar in a semi hipster warehouse place with large artwork on the walls. Beer was decent, but staff had to ask each other about the stats on the beers when I asked. Parking can be tough. Vibe lively.
in Puyallup, Washington
3.08/5 rDev -6.4% | Score: 3.29
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5
I’d never in a million years consider this place, and the other Ram Restauarants as a brewery, brewpub, etc. Sure, they have their house beers and others, but this place is a restaurant first (and a chain restaurant at that) and only seems to have beer to cash in on the craft craze.
in York, Pennsylvania
4.48/5 rDev +14% | Score: 3.93
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
Was in York overnight and we got a coupon from the hotel so we gave it a try. Glad we did! This is a family friendly place with a great draft selection. The bottle shop was ok, lots of local selections. Quite a selection on the menu. The food was great. Service is second to none.
in Springfield, Missouri
5/5 rDev +14.2% | Score: 4.38
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Pairs great with a cigar Chocolate Carmel espresso notes really awesome stout first time trying this and just wow if you love a good stout with your cigars this is the one
in Santa Rosa, California
4.2/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.2
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
This new place so far seems to be quite good, although as of our last visit at the end of November 2017 they still are not brewing any beer, the brewery part still being set up. This review is therefore for the place as a pub rather than brewery.
The place itself is overall pretty nice with a nice central bar in the middle inside and some nice modern-pub details. The inside is, though, somewhat drab and part has a bit of a cavernous feel to it. The best part is the large garage-door type windows opening onto a large patio-dining area in front. In warm weather, this is very nice and adds a comfortable, pleasant outdoor-indoor feel. In cold or rainy weather, the indoor area is more limited and not as nice.
Beer is a good range of craft beers both local and from far away, plus macros, plus good imports, including fairly uncommon ones. Styles run the gamut of just about everything. The quality overall is very good with some really nice craft and import beers.
Food which we've had so far is very good - not outstanding, but certainly good enough to want everything we've had again.
Service which we have had is outstanding - friendly and efficient, very accommodating and attentive without being bothersome.
in Oakland, California
4.4/5 rDev +11.4% | Score: 3.95
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
This is a great neighborhood pub on Piedmont Ave in Oakland. They have 15 rotating taps of good craft, always with a cheaper one (Racer 5 for $5 I think most of the times). The servers are friendly and take their time with you, answer questions and will give you samples to try before you buy. You go to a window to order food which I think makes sense here, you don't have wait staff running around trying to figure out who is there to eat and who is there to drink. It works for me.
There are usually a number of IPAs on the menu, many from local California breweries, but I usually find something else, like a saison, a barrel aged something or other, or sour. Very good selection. I am lucky to live close by.
You can bring your kids, at least during the day, and they have high chairs, big booths, smaller tables and a stand up bar. I always feel comfortable hanging out there with friends, with the kiddo, or by myself. There are TVs which I mostly find annoying, usually playing sports but sometimes I do want to watch a game so I cannot really complain about that.
The food is good. I usually get the chicken pot pie or the sandwich special, but I come for the great beer selection, casual and nice staff, and it's in the business district that I can walk to. There is also a bike corral right outside.
in Lexington, South Carolina
4.54/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.62
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3
100 beers on-tap, and the menu is laid out in a way that is very descriptive and helpful. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful, as well. Beers are available in full 12-oz pours, half pours, and flights. Food was just 'meh', but I'm ok with that.
in Lexington, South Carolina
4.36/5 rDev -5.4% | Score: 4.61
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Kinda pricey, but cozy and intimate (I've never been when there was music). I also like how they're constantly hosting/sponsoring events across the street at the amphitheater.
in Cream Ridge, New Jersey
4.86/5 rDev +12.5% | Score: 4.32
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Extremely impressed with the 6 beers I tried. Their hops, grain, adjuncts and other ingredients come right from the farm next door. Staff was very knowledgable and answered all my questions professionally. Must visit any time of the year. I went to the christmas tree farm next door and thought i'd give the beers a try. Will be going back for sure.
in Madison, Wisconsin
3.71/5 rDev -10% | Score: 4.12
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Large new place, plenty of parking, very long wrap around bar, lots of side rooms. Irish modern flavor, decent selection, did not have time to eat here.
in Charlottesville, Virginia
4.43/5 rDev +10.8% | Score: 4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Stopped in to check out the new location. It has a modern yet relaxed feel. A couple of tvs on the wall and lots of spaces to relax be it tables or couches. An overall sense to hang out.
Service was excellent with the barkeeps letting you try anything on tap before purchase.
Taps rotate with a couple of HW's Mainstays but also the special releases appear and their pilots brews. Not too many to go bottles unfortunately - probably just due to the satellite location.
No food except the random pretzel which is good but I need like 4 of them if I am going to keep slugging BB GBS.
in Charlottesville, Virginia
4.28/5 rDev -5.3% | Score: 4.52
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
50+ taps iirc and pay by the ounce. The place is pretty basic, concrete floors, high tops, tvs and clean at that.
The concept is pretty cool and allows you to try as many beers as you want. Selection is above average but nothing to get too excited about. I would equate it to buying a mixed 6 pack from Total Wine.
Service was pretty top notch though and the burger I ordered was pretty tasty.
in Zürich, Switzerland
4.37/5 rDev -5.2% | Score: 4.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
I am reviewing the sister establishment THE ALEHOUSE with is at 23 University Strasse .
This recent bar with the bottle shop close by must have the largest selection of beers on tap in Zurich. Its is also a restaurant and popular with local students. Beer is not served until midday, but you can get coffee etc before then. They usually have at least 20 beers on tap, ranging from Germany, USA, Switzerland...an ever changing range at typical Zurich prices, dependent on alcohol strength. Staff very knowledgeable about the beers, speak English, and a good food menu too. Basic interior, larger tables for groups and an outside seating area at the back in fine weather. Definitely worth a visit when in Zurich. To get there, walk across the road bridge from the Station to Limmenquay - and look for the STUDENT BAHN funicular - catch that, from there continue walking up the hill past tram stops, then turn LEFT and walk up towards the University, and its about 100 yards from there. Otherwise a Tram from outside the Main Station. You can walk it, but a steep climb. Note the STUDENT BAHN funicular does not usually run after 7pm, but its an easy walk back down to the riverside. Visited in June 2017
in Zürich, Switzerland
2.93/5 rDev 0% | Score: 3.17
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5
This lively bar close to Main Station across the river has outside seating looking over the river and into the old town. Inside seating is live music (and sometimes a cover charge) and similar to a small beer hall with long tables and benches. The beer on tap is Hurlimann lager, which is a reasonable beer and popular in this part of Switzerland, they also have Schneider Weiss on tap, and a small selection of bottled beers from regional breweries. Service is mixed, the beer a little cheaper than bars in centre of Zurich, but pleasant outside sitting - a bit quieter than inside- but if you want live music and lively atmosphere you have to choice to sit inside. Decent value food served here too, and often popular with locals.
in College Station, Texas
4.03/5 rDev -2.2% | Score: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
The downtown Bryan location is harder to find than the College Station location, but it has a good atmosphere. They were offering their core, December seasonal, and two taproom only seasonal variant. Friendly service with industrial decoration and large group picnic tables.