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in Burlington, Vermont
4.43/5 rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
A great little spot just off the Burlington waterfront; a bustling inside as well as a small patio. Live music when I was there, very busy & yet servers were keeping up nicely. A ton of selection on tap & some very tasty food options as well. Hope to get there again some day!
in Saint-Gilles, Belgium
3.72/5 rDev -13.3% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Visited this shop during a recent trip to Brussels. It was a good walk from the hotel, but it definitely had a nice selection. Not much in the way of glassware, but a good sample of local and US beer. They didn't have any 3F or Cantillon, but I wasn't really looking for those anyway. Most of the obvious bottles that you would expect from Belgium. Only a single De Struisse beer, which was a bit surprising.
in Scottsdale, Arizona
4.4/5 rDev +3% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
McFate has a good selection of different kinds of beers! Food menu is normal brewery, burger, pizza, salads, apps, etc. Best place for beer with spice in the Phoenix area I have found. My issue is it is in Scottsdale so you have to be prepared for that type of crowd. The staff is super friendly and the location has a very chill modern atomsphere with seating inside and outside, but can get very loud depending on how many people are there. If you have a hard time choosing beer, can always choose off their beer wall based off the adorable designed boards they have.
in Boston, Massachusetts
3.46/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25
This is not the place you go to drink memorable beer. But it may well be the place you go to have a memorable life experience...
More than a decade ago, while living in Boston, I had a few PBRs here whilst in the company of friends and then, emboldened by this liquid courage, uttered the worst pick-up line in human history to a girl waiting in line for the bathroom. It was the first time I'd ever approached a strange woman in this manner, and, to this point, it also remains the last.
I didn't go home with the girl or her number, but at least I have this memory...
Go here, if you're in the same stage of your life, and make one of your own...
in Hood River, Oregon
2.09/5 rDev -51.1% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5
I can't decide if this place is a restaurant inside of a brewery, or a brewery inside of a restaurant. It is warm and damp and smells like a brewery. The bright tanks are clearly visible. But the seating and service is restaurant-like. We arrived at 3 in the afternoon to taste, and theoretically buy beer. But we were greeted with a 'Please Wait to be Seated' sign. When we said we were there for beer (we had lunch earlier), we were told to order at the bar and we could drink the beer outside. Hmmm. Not sure how that works in the winter months. I filled out a little card indicating what I wanted in a flight, and waited 5 minutes for it to be pushed over the bar. As for the beer, they bill themselves as a Belgian style brewery, but they seem to be all over the map. West coast pale ale and IPA were OK. They had a Mexican lager, and the Saison and Farmhouse ales seemed to be tricked up with things like mango and kumquat. It doesn't seem like they know what they are or what they want to be. The place is located in an area near the river that seems to be in a state of vitalization. New construction, trendy establishments, a riverfront park, wind surfing and kite sports. But it is also located adjacent to a waste water treatment facility. So while you are outside tasting their beers you might get a whiff of something else. From the beer reviews it appears they bottle a lot of beer and ship it away, Portland, Seattle etc. rendering the brewery/restaurant and sewage treatment plant irrelevant. My advice when in Hood River would be head up the hill, away from the river, and enjoy one of the other breweries in town.
in Charleston, South Carolina
4.3/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Visited in early August 2017. The bar is located at the top of one of the tallest buildings in Charleston with huge windows and great views. The staff said they had been open about 3 weeks.
The concept is very cool. They have 70 taps with 50+ devoted to well-curated craft beers, the others for wine, cider and a few pre-mixed cocktails. The idea is that a customer drops a credit card and is given a wristband with a barcode that they swipe before pouring themselves a desired amount from any tap. The idea is to have as muchor as little as you want. At the end of the visit, the wristband is used to compute how much each person has drunk. Unfortunately, the wristbands were not yet operational when I visited, so, while you could wander the wall-mounted taps and choose what you wanted, you had to ask a staff member to pour you a full serving each time. They hope to be fully up and running soon.
The selections of beers were an impressive and eclectic mix of mostly regional offerings, grouped by type (e.g. "IPA" and "Belgian & Sour"). They also had a variety of glassware available for you to choose from. The food menu was small but original and tasty. Finally, the service was top-notch. Although the expreience was little pricey, being able to choose your own amount of each beverage should allow you to tailor the cost more than I could during my visit.
Overall, this was a great place to visit in Charleston. I hope to go back, and will try to visit their locations in other cities when I can.
in Asheville, North Carolina
4.78/5 rDev +21.9% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Didn't have any food here. Loved the atmosphere, the decor, the fantastic logo. But the shining stars were the beers of course! I rarely give a brewery all-around good reviews for every beer I try in a flight but Bhramari really outdid themselves! Out of the 5 beers I tried, the lowest rating I gave was an 8/10 with every other beer getting at least a 9/10. I'm not sure I've ever given such high all-around ratings before!
in Torrance, California
4.88/5 rDev +10.7% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Just pulled into town from a long cross country trip from the East Coast where I've become accustomed to truly world class NE style IPAs from the likes of Tree House and Trillium. I ordered "It's Hazy, not Lazy", which was described as a NE style IPA brewed with Citra and Austalian Galaxy hops. Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how something from a local brew pub measured up to some of the best IPAs in the US. Boy was a I surprised. The juicy aroma of the beer hit me even before the waitress set it on the table. While I wouldn't say it was as refined as the offerings from Tree House or Trillium, it certainly made an east coast guy visiting the west coast very happy! It was a damned fined effort from a local brew pub that also serves up some very good food to boot, serving up sandwiches and flatbreads cooked in in a wood fired oven. We were extremely lucky to stumble upon this place.
in Everett, Massachusetts
4.07/5 rDev -7.7% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
V: Dark, cool decor. Was pretty busy but everybody was having a blast. Layout is huge too which was welcome. Outdoor area as well with a foodtruck (was doing top notch Jamaican that day)
Q: It's Nightshift. They make quality beers for sure.
Ser: Good, friendly people, not waiting tables or anything but can't complain by any means
Sel: Tons of their beer on tap, really can't go wrong.
in Chattanooga, Tennessee
3.23/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Stopped in here briefly while passing through the area one night. The selection was a bit minimal I think they might of had like 6 beers on that were average at best. The vibe was fine, small taproom but there seemed to be a larger dining area upstairs and outside. The service was good, very knowledgeable of what she was serving.
in Lakeside, Montana
4.36/5 rDev +1.9% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Stop as we go around Flathead lake
Facility is nice and clean
Selection is not a lot
Food is usual beer fare but serving size is big and presentation is very good
Value overall is good
Overall: very good experience