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in Stockholm, Sweden
3.9/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.2
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
A small bar attached to the "Burgers, Barrels, and Beer" restaurant, which offers some alternatives to the beers served at its counterpart, though I'm pretty sure you can order from both lists at both places. So I guess both places are really just two halves of a whole, and I'm going to combine my rating, since BB&B isn't a place on BA.
So the bar in the Tritonia section is, again, is very small, seating maybe 5 people. There are a couple tables. The main seating area is in the BBB section, with a larger outdoor area. The whole place has a classic pub feel, with a welcoming atmosphere. Bartenders were knowledgeable, but the waiting staff left a bit to be desired as far as service went. Beer selection was decent, with a leaning toward local stuff on tap and in bottles/cans, and some simple US and other offerings. Nothing out of this world, but still a good rotating list. As implied by the name, food was mainly burgers, supposedly the "best in Stockholm." I mean the burgers I had were good, and I didn't have any at other places to compare. Not the best I've had (hey, this isn't American BBQ), but still yummy with good options. Prices were expectedly a little high, but not too bad, and not quite tourist-trappy. Definitely a cool place and worth checking out.
in San Diego, California
4.54/5 rDev +3.9% | Score: 4.37
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
It had been 13 years since I had been home to Poway, which borders the San Diego city of Rancho Bernardo (RB). This is where I grew up and lived into my early 20s before packing my bags and moving out of state. Little did I know that RB would a nice, little secret upon my return to San Diego.
I boarded a plane out of San Francisco on a Friday, destined for San Diego with the likes of Modern Times, Mike Hess and AleSmith on my mind. However, a few hours before leaving work, a co-worker dropped the name, "Abnormal Beer Company." Now, San Diego is a big city and chances were I would not be close to check out their hazy IPA, Turbidity, which he raved about to no end. To my surprise, when he said, "Abnormal is in Rancho Bernardo" my mouth hit the the floor. A brewing IN Rancho Bernardo?
After a quick stop at Modern Times, followed by an expensive Uber ride, I arrived at Abnormal, not really sure what to expect. I had looked at their offerings and reviews on BA, knowing I wanted to try Turbidity and grab some 4-packs to go. However, I was taken back by two aspects of their establishment. First, it's small. VERY small. The bar and few tables were all occupied, as the brewpub is situated next to The Cork and Craft restaurant.
I found the last spot at the bar, which was actually being reserved, but the guy was friendly enough to let me hang out until the rest of his party arrived. We tossed back a few beer stories and I asked for recommendations. First up, I started with Turbidity, their West Coast, hazy NE style IPA. My co-worker had not let me down, this was a damn amazing beer. I ordered some garlic noodles that arrived promptly and quickly consumed them. They were incredible too! Then again, maybe I was just hungry as this was my fourth beer and I still had not had anything to eat to this point.
As I was consuming the noodles, I asked for their American IPA, Boss Pour. Another outstanding coming in at 7% IPA. I knew if I went for a third pour, it would be my undoing, as I was waiting for my wife to arrive from Long Beach. The brewpub has great ambience, as the bar faces the brewing vats with an electronic board that displays all the beers on tap. It's great knowing when I go home, I have a close and excellent brewpub in Abnormal available, so I don't need to even go out of town.
If you happen to find your in RB, I highly recommend you stop by Abnormal, it's a right off the I-15 freeway, on Rancho Bernardo Road. Some excellent beer, now to call my parents to have them ship some back up north. Cheers!
in Huntington, New York
4.43/5 rDev -1.3% | Score: 4.49
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Sixteen beers on tap and approximately sixty in bottles and cans. Excellent selection of breweries and variety of styles. Throw in a few ciders as well. Excellent service, friendly and pretty well versed in beer. Food is good to very good. The bar/restaurant gets very crowded, get here early if you can. I wish this place was walking distance from my house but sadly it is not.
in Huntington, New York
3.68/5 rDev -4.2% | Score: 3.84
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25
They advertise craft beer but really not so much. Pretty standard selection on their approximately twenty taps. Nothing eye popping that says I have to try. They have about a dozen beers available in cans and bottles and it is a completely unimpressive selection. The place gets extremely crowded and the bartenders must read lips as I do not understand how they could possibly hear anyone.
in Huntington, New York
4.5/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Just a great store. Twenty beers on tap available in 10 oz, 32 oz and 64 oz pours with an excellent selection and variety. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Before making any recommendations they actually asked me multiple questions about what I liked and did not like. Excellent selection of cans and bottles some of which I have never seen on Long Island. As with any store you need to watch dates.
in Jacksonville, Florida
4.68/5 rDev +11.4% | Score: 4.2
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Whoa! What a surprise this was! Was riding down Main Street and remembered that a beer spot called Shanty Town was in the area. Turns out that place is a shit hole so I left and stopped by this joint. Such an upgrade. Clean cool space with a killer high quality beer selection. Some local guest taps too. The Kristalweizen is stellar. And when a place makes great light beers you know they’re talented. Good music, bohemian design inside, awesome back patio/beer garden. This is a must-visit!
in Alpine, Wyoming
4.3/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.65
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The beer is insanely fresh and off the charts. Typical industrial craft brewery set up. Didnt eat but offer food certain hours. Pinnic tables and free peanuts... I'M IN!! To go beer that is fresh. Worth a stop if your near Jackson Wyoming.
in Albany, New York
1/5 rDev -74.7% | Score: 3.95
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1
Staff are consistently inhospitable and rude. Food is heavy and unappetizing. Although I love craft beer, I can’t find a single one on the menu I enjoy.
I’ve tried to like this place, gone back several times since they have opened, but my most recent experience solidified my opinion. Whether just for drinks, lunch, or dinner with friends, I have had many unenjoyable experiences here.
Do yourself a favor and go to any one of the other local breweries or restaurants. There are many amazing options to choose from on the same block/street, where you’ll find better food and drink, and the staff at those other businesses will act as if they want you to be there.
in Bellingham, Washington
4.15/5 rDev 0% | Score: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Visited during it's first real weekend open after hearing about it locally. The location is a bit odd in that it is in the middle of a residential area which leads to some parking issues as there is very little on the premises. Enough about that though, the brewery is right next to the Beer Hall/Garden. Both are unassuming on the outside but inside is nice and bright and lively. Outside seating is plentiful with and without shade and lights. Servers were very attentive and polite. Not too many in house beers yet but had a couple on along with several guest taps. Full bar with spirits as well. Food was pretty darn good, had the burger with fries and pretzel bites that were both very good. Going to check it out again next time I'm in town to see how they are when in a groove.
in Somerset Island, Bermuda
3.7/5 rDev -1.9% | Score: 3.77
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Located in the Dockyard where the cruise ships dock in an old stone building that looks like it was once part of the fort. Several cavernous rooms one with the bar one with gaming tables a small patio inside as well as a larger patio outside. They had 6 of their beers on tap the 5 regulars and a seasonal which was a cider as well as bottled beer and fruity mixed drinks in all kinds of obscene sizes and take home glass ware gimmicks. Definitely geared towards selling to the tourist here,and it gets quite festive when two cruise ships are docked. The house beers ranged from ok to pretty good with the porter and amber being the stand outs for me. The food was tasty English pub grub, I had a meat pie that was tasty. Service was attentive when we were dining but the night we sat at a table in the bar area not so much. Its expensive like everywhere else on the island. No air conditioning was difficult while drinking beer on an obscenely humid upper 80 degree day. I'd go back if I ever ended up in Bermuda again unless another beer-centric place were to open up.
in Garden City, New York
4.35/5 rDev +8.7% | Score: 4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This is a great place for Belgian beer and Belgian fare, particularly the mussel pots... I came here for a pot of mussels and a Belgian beer and I was delighted... Main room had some sort of party going on, so we were seated in a fairly unimpressive side table near the bar, which was initially a little off-putting, but the staff was pleasant and the food and beer are terrific. If you dig Belgian beer and seafood, you've gotta hit this joint up if you're in the area. A little pricey, sure, but Garden City is a very expensive area, so it's par for the course. Incredible menu had lunch, brunch, and dinner offerings, mostly seafood, particularly shellfish, and with lots of raw bar items... Great Belgian beer menu, including a tripel brewed for them by Van Steenberge and a pilsener brewed for them by Brooklyn Beer, in addition to dozens of classic dubbels, tripels, blondes, and pales - Duvel, Piraat, Tripel Karmeliet, etc - check out their website and their beer menu for the full listing - hell, check out all their menus - great stuff across the boards (for Belgian beer and seafood fans in particular)... Totally recommended, even though our "vibe" was subdued due to the birthday party that occupied the main room and a limited our choice of seats...
in Skagway, Alaska
3.75/5 rDev 0% | Score: 3.75
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Only place in town to get bottles and cans to take back wherever you're from. From the likes of Ninkasi, Midnight Sun, Kassik's, Big Sky, Elysian, Central City and Alaskan Brewing, it's not a bad option while you're in town. You won't find anything by the two brewers in town there, ya gotta go to Gold Rush and Skagway breweries to get those beers. But anyways, not a bad store with decent service.
in Boulder, Colorado
4.05/5 rDev +2.8% | Score: 3.94
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
I had the chance to visit FATE the night before our flight back home from our family vacation in Southern Utah taking in the mighty five. The place is in a building with other small businesses and upon entering you knew you were in a more upscale brewery/eatery. There was a large central bar with restaurant booths and tables with outdoor patio seating available. The quality of the beer was ok....the food was better. The service was kind and attentive. They had over 10 beers of their own to choose from plus some guest taps. The food was pretty good.....I had some pork belly noodle dish.
in Grand Junction, Colorado
4.14/5 rDev +28.2% | Score: 3.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I had the chance to visit Rockslide during our return to Denver from a family vacation in Southern Utah taking in the Mighty Five. The place is on the corner of Main Street and there was a lot happening in the streets when we visited. Inside it was a typical brewery restaurant layout. The quality of the food and beer was good. The service was kind and attentive. They had 10 beers of there own to choose from and not much else. The food menu had a variety to select from. My wife and I shared the nachos and I thought they were pretty good.
in Grand Junction, Colorado
4.03/5 rDev +4.9% | Score: 3.84
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
Was able to visit Kannah whilst returning to Denver from our Family vacation in Southern Utah taking in the Mighty Five. The place seemed reminiscent of an old Pizza Hut. There was a small bar along one side and several restaurant booth and table seating. Was not much else going on. The quality of the beer decent and food was terrific. The service was kind and attentive. There were at least 12 home beers available plus others. The food was really good....wife and I split a gluten free Thai Pie.....that was amazing.
in New York, New York
4.58/5 rDev +3.9% | Score: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
A pub and a bottle shop. Small and packed on a Friday night, the bartenders both pour beers and ring up to go sales with good cheer. Over twenty handles and a huge selection of craft beer from across the country and internationally. Good selection of Belgian lambics. Can get half price half pours. Would like to go back and spend an afternoon there.
in Ossining, New York
3.89/5 rDev 0% | Score: 3.87
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Shiny new brewery oddly located across the street from the police station. Spacious open barroom seats about 25, with a half dozen tables. Seven of their own beers on tap, with some guest taps; nice selection. The one I had was solid. Friendly service. (Cool space-age faucet/ hand dryer in bathroom looked like something from star wars.)
in New York, New York
4.33/5 rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.35
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Busy crowded bar with good tunes. Twenty plus taps, many local or New York breweries. Despite the the crowd, service was very good and the bartender knowledgeable. Did not have any food. Would definitely return.
in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
4.76/5 rDev +1.7% | Score: 4.68
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
What an awesome store. So many good beers to choose from. Lots of hard to find beers. They seem to get beers before a lot of other stores. Everyone that works there is so knowledgeable about beer. They even have some taps so you can try what they have.
in Wildwood, New Jersey
4.25/5 rDev -0.7% | Score: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Worth the wait. This place was tentatively supposed to open last summer. Great addition to the Wildwoods - excellent centralized location, if a little traffic-ridden. Though it's a relatively close drive away from Cape May Brewing and a few other newer breweries in the area, the thing that'll draw to this place is the terrific food and outdoor area with regular live music, not to mention it's about a three-block walk to the boardwalk/beach. It's nice too that there are a few other bars and restaurants within walking distance if one wants to hop around.
Spacious joint with a large main room and long bar downstairs. To the back and upstairs is another smaller bar, nestled into the corner. I sat there; bar seats about 8-10 people, but there are several plush couches and chairs in this upstairs area which, along with the dimmer lighting, give it a more intimate, lounge/club feel. A third bar is found outside, to the right of the building, where the bands play. Ample space in each bar area for groups visiting.
The beer is all fairly solid and runs along a typical brew pub theme of IPAs and ales. To echo the sentiment of an earlier review, it surely will be interesting to see how and to where the brewing develops as they have a fairly sizable brewhouse that also looks small enough that they can knock out some experimental brews as they're establishing their core offerings. If they can keep even half the volume of summertime customers during the off-season, they can still run through a lot of beer.
The food was pretty killer. I had a salad called the Isle of Man that was loaded with so much bbq meat that it took 10 min to find the lettuce leaves. Proportions be flipped. Very tasty, had leftovers. My brother had a 'BBQ Yard' platter with quarter serving of pulled pork and all the fixins and he had more than enough. All in all, a stacked menu that from what I've been hearing is the main draw to the place so far. Looking forward to going back soon for more.
Our bartender was personable and enthusiastic we quickly struck up a conversation that lasted well over an hour. He was knowledgeable about the beers and the food, which is always a plus. The other staff we encountered were all helpful. The place seems to have a buzz about it with it being new and busy. Hopefully that vibe continues into the fall/winter.
Visiting during the day, the place was crowded downstairs, but the upstairs attendance was a bit sparse. I can imagine this place getting swamped during the evening as the beaches empty. So one may want to decide ahead of time what kind of crowd they're willing bear. At any rate, this is a must-go when in town.
in Corolla, North Carolina
3.34/5 rDev +5% | Score: 3.18
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25
Grocery store with lots of macros and a small selection of local offerings.
Service is great...it's Harris Teeter.
Prices are fair and you can get cash back from apps like Ibotta.
If you are looking for a 12 pack of Corona, this is your place.
in Ann Arbor, Michigan
3.96/5 rDev -8.3% | Score: 4.32
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Nice central location in Ann Arbor, the entire Hopcat service standard, but the local breweries are a constraint on the quality of what can be found to drink.
in Chicago, Illinois
3.94/5 rDev -4.8% | Score: 4.14
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Location near Spiteful, easy parking late Saturday night. In brewing, they have gained and not lost a step in brewing. huge place. solid hoppy beers mostly and some other styles. Absolutely a must stop. Would like more beer to go (and in singles).
in Chicago, Illinois
4.01/5 rDev -5.9% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
A good selection of their beers, which I think are underated. A barleywine and a hot pepper stout to go, yes! Close to Half Acre. Friendly vibe and service.
in Dripping Springs, Texas
4.3/5 rDev +6.7% | Score: 4.03
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
This is a beautiful location for a brewing company. Located just outside of Austin in hill country next to an old house, the brewery itself is in a large barn-like structure with ample indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor is very clean with a modern-industrial vibe, air conditioned with restrooms and fifteen beers on tap. Outside there are large, wooden picnic tables on the patio lined with bar height counters with bar stools along the rail that looks out on an oak tree orchard filled with more wooden picnic tables and cornhole boards. There's also a children's play pin area situated next to a cajun food truck and a snow cone stand. We ordered a BBQ chicken sandwich from the food truck. It was quite tasty, definitely above average food quality, if a bit expensive for portion size.
We stopped here on our way back to Austin from Pedernales Falls State Park. It was very hot, which made this place all the more inviting. There is clear signage on the road directing you to the brewery as well as a very large, dirt parking area out front. Overall, this is a beautiful location that seems built to handle a large amount of folks at peak hours, although it wasn't very crowded when we were there. Definitely family and pet friendly and their beer is of good quality. I would stop by again if I happen to find myself in the area.