Place Reviews: Most Recent

Photo of Gary1
Shangy's

in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -40.5% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Big store. Lots of selection. Prices reasonable. BUT DO NOT BUY ANYTHING ON SALE. They are locally just as famous for selling outdated stanky beer as they are for their selection and low prices. They also hate when you try to return anything. Additionally the staff, while helpful, are not well versed in their products.

322 characters

Photo of joshuawilcox99
The Heidelberg

in Columbia, Missouri

5/5  rDev +30.5% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Ate there with my wife. She had a personal thin crust pizza. It was really good. I had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw on top and fries. It was amazeballs!!!! Lol. Emma was our waitress and the service was OUTSTANDING!!!! Great vibe, great food, great date night place.

282 characters

Photo of Gyranthir
Friar Tuck Beverage

in Peoria, Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Big selection, not a lot of rare stuff, no chicago breweries, the Bloomington Friar Tuck has way more selection and they get chicago breweries.

The staff at friar tuck peoria is hit or miss, most of them have awful attitude, and tend to be very short with anyone who has questions about special beers.

The beer shelves are always filled with holes, with boxes of beer just sitting on the floor half stocked.

410 characters

Photo of BillBabbitt
Tap & Screw Brewery

in Cincinnati, Ohio

3.15/5  rDev +0.3% | Avg: 3.14
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I love visiting new breweries and I hit about 40 each year. This was one of the most disappointing ones I have been to in a long time. There were only 2 people in the whole place, and the flight of beers I tried were all uninspiring. The ambience was more of an old bar than a new brewery.

289 characters

Photo of Redrover
Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap

in New Orleans, Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I was looking forward to trying this bar and it didn’t disappoint.

The main room has a large rectangular bar in the middle. It is surrounded by low top tables. They French doors open onto the street which is nice in temperate weather. There is a large dining room in back by the restrooms.

The beer selection is large and there was some rotators and seasonals which is always nice to see. Every beer I had was in good shape and lines seemed clean (always a concern of mine in this town). Prices were in-line for the quarter. Happy hour prices were nice.

My server was decent and friendly. She could recite the seasonal offerings and was quick with suggestions.

We only ate some appetizers but they were very good. The star for me was the pulled pork sliders. They were topped with bacon and slaw.

They have a ton of TVs so between this place and the Bayou Burger Bar, there are now two good places in the quarter to catch sports while having better beers and food.

991 characters

Photo of BillBabbitt
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company

in Springfield, Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

This is an unusually large and quality venue for a small city. The owners went big and went first class with their investment. A 100 year old coffin factory has been converted into a brewery and taproom that likely accomdates 300 beer lovers. Currently only 4 beers on tap after being opened only 3 weeks, all 8 taps will fill out with house beers in the coming weeks. Food trucks on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

414 characters

Photo of Redrover
Cochon

in New Orleans, Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev -1.9% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I have eaten at Cuchon a number of times now. During my most recent visit I got to sit in the new & expanded second dining room (which was sorely needed).

As you enter the hostess stand is to your left as is the short bar (I like to sit at the bar and this one could be larger). Lots of tables and booths in this room and the new two story dining room. This place is very popular with groups and I can see why.

The food is the star here. Great & inventive use of local ingredients. They build on the great foundation of NOLA cooking and the results for the most part range from good to fantastic. Try their take on gumbo, ribs, ham, superior char grilled oysters and other delights.

The beer selection is very good and the list seems well thought out. Nice mix of styles and breweries. They also have some great craft cocktails and a good wine list.

Except for the last visit, I have had superior service here. The last time our waitress was pretty disengaged and disappeared for long stretches. We needed, beer, wine & water refills and had to flag down another server twice. My score is still weighted towards the better service I have had here. If it was just based on the last visit it would be a 2.

Just a great option in a town filled with really good restaurants.

1,299 characters

Photo of JSBliler
Chubby Trout

in Elkhart, Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +8.4% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Chubby is a date night favorite for my wife and I as we are locals. If you are in the Elkhart, South Bend, Notre Dame area its worth a stop in.

As others have said the atmosphere can leave a bit to be desired, and the wait staff isn't always the most attentive, but the bar is good and the food, especially the sushi is great. Like has already been stated 20 taps, lots of great lakes variety with a few others mixed in for fun.

If you are looking for good food, good pour and fair value its worth a stop and a couple hours to sit back and enjoy sharing your evening with someone yo want to share an evening with, this is a good spot.

637 characters

Photo of flagmantho
Heathen Brewing Feral Public House

in Vancouver, Washington

4.03/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Heathen's Vancouver taproom is a new, kind of flashy place, and was pretty packed when I visited on a Saturday night. They have 12 Heathen taps, plus 11 guests when I was there. I actually like the atmosphere, there were plenty of friendly people around, and the service was decent enough. I had a very interesting beer there, a mojito sour, with which I was quite pleasantly surprised. Took a bit of a risk ordering it, but I was rewarded with my adventurism.

464 characters

Photo of flagmantho
Old Ivy Brewery and Taproom

in Vancouver, Washington

3.81/5  rDev +2.1% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Old Ivy is a very pubby type of place with a big curving bar and a vaguely basement-like atmosphere. When I was there they had 12 of their beers on tap plus 9 guest taps, representing a very wide range of styles. They also offer 12oz pours, something I appreciate when trying a lot of different beers. The beers themselves were mostly decent, but nothing I had was without flaws. Service was typical for a pub; no complaints there.

435 characters

Photo of flagmantho
Trusty Brewing Co.

in Vancouver, Washington

4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A nice new facility right in the middle of the downtown brewery district, Trusty is a good little place. They have 8 taps, and the beers I had ranged from decent to quite good. I sat at the bar and so I have no complaints with the service. They also have a small kitchen there with sandwiches and stuff; I had the pulled pork which was quite tasty indeed. A good stop if you're hitting downtown Vancouver.

409 characters

Photo of flagmantho
Ben's Bottle Shop

in Vancouver, Washington

4.32/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Ben's is one of the new breed of bottle shops that is a combo beer store and taproom. It's quite big inside, with about a dozen refrigerated cases of singles and 24 or so taps. I didn't stay to have a pint, but service was friendly and proactive and the beers were organized well and all refrigerated. Selection is quite good, with a number of Portland-area breweries represented that don't get much distribution up Seattle way. A good place.

446 characters

Photo of flagmantho
Barrel Mountain Brewing

in Battle Ground, Washington

4.2/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Barrel Mountain is an awesome little brewery. On the inside, everything looks like a hand-hewn wooden cabin, with a nice welcoming bar. The service is outstanding; staff greeted me as I walked in the door and the bartender introduced himself straight away. They had 9 beers on tap plus some guest cider/root beer offerings, and I was quite happy with the ones that I tried. I was particularly pleased with the stout, which is a nice, dry, roasty version of the style.

Battle Ground is a bit out of the way, but I highly recommend visiting this brewery if you are in the area.

580 characters

Photo of Slatetank
Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery & Restaurant

in South Lake Tahoe, California

3.82/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I stopped in to check out the pub on a Sunday evening. There was no one inside but the beergarden was open. The place is spacious and well lit with a decent amount of beer as far a selection with standard American and a sour wheat with pale, IPA, and a saison included. The bartender was friendly and did not rush me out right when the closed at 9pm. I think the beer quality is pretty good for the most part and would recommend giving the place a try -I did not have food so I can not comment on that.

502 characters

Photo of Redrover
The Courtyard Brewery

in New Orleans, Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.4% | Avg: 4.59
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was able to stop by Courtyard during my latest visit to New Orleans. I walked over from the CBD and enjoyed the hike (except for the heat and humidity : ) ) .

As you approach you will see their front outdoor area. It was a little hot, so we decided to sit inside for the first few beers. Inside the public space consists of a small bar, a few seating areas and two bathrooms.

If I recall correctly, they have 24 beers on tap. They are mix of their own beers and well-chosen guest taps.
I enjoyed a couple of their wheat beers and a cloudy house made IPA.

Service was friendly and obviously knew the beers.

They had a decent sized crowd enjoying the beers, atmosphere and each other. It is dog friendly and I also saw a pet pig!

They had a good food truck while we were there. I can’t recall the name, but they had awesome crawfish poor boys and garlic fries.

I really enjoyed my stop here!

914 characters

Photo of JuicesFlowing
River City Brewing Co.

in Wichita, Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The menu is varied enough for the whole family (kids menu, many styles of food, etc.) as well as a varied beer list. The atmosphere is what you'd expect in Old Town Wichita -- brick walls, old wood floors, while still having typical modern amenities. Beers are all around $4 for 16 oz pours. The second you walk inside you can smell wet malt and barley.

353 characters

Photo of Jaszucs
Deviate Brewing

in Indianapolis, Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -7.8% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Great beer. They had about 8 beers on tap but they were all IPA's or stouts - which I loved but some of the folks with me were looking forward to trying some other styles.

171 characters

Photo of lordofthewiens
Anthony's Food Shop

in York, Maine

3.66/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 3.5
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This place has become an institution in York.
Pretty decent beer selection, pretty good food.
You can even gas up your car while you're waiting for your order.

159 characters

Photo of captaincoffee
The Bohemia / London Brewing Co.

in London, United Kingdom (England)

4.18/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Large, wide-open setup with lots of sofas for comfy lounging. It is an interesting mix of industrial and coffee house. Quite liked it. They allowed me to eat/drink at a couple sofas with both my daughter and large lab. Very homey, yet still a brewpub vibe. Gave us a dog treat and water bowl as well. Quite a good selection of beer, both keg and cask, both brewed here and guest, and some ciders at well. Overall, a really great place. My only complaint is the food is a bit pricey for what you get. Otherwise, I'd have my family here all the time for lunch on a weekend.

580 characters

Photo of ryanswartz47
Norm's Market

in Lake Stevens, Washington

4.48/5  rDev +12.6% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

What I love about Norm's is that it has always been a gas station/convenience store, yet grew into much more over the years as the owner's love for craft beer grew. To this day, you would never know what waited on the inside by just driving by. They have somewhere close to 1000 bottle selections, and over 50 beers on tap rotating regularly. They even fill kegs. The staff is usually pretty knowledgeable; they've been able to answer most questions I've come up with. They even take requests for ordering beers they don't have. I'm not completely sure how that works, because I've never done it, but I like that it's an option. Also, the fact that it's a gas station means you can fill up your tank and grab some snacks while you're there. Overall, it's a great shop, and I definitely recommend checking it out.

812 characters

Photo of nquigley16
Porto

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great fine dining restaurant in Boston with an actually good beer selection. The menu is split between "classic" and "modern" beer and has an awesome mix of awesome old school beers, and modern esoteric stuff. Two beers from Birrificio la Baladin, Nora on draft and Super Floreale in bottle. Also expect a rotating Nightshift draft line, Lost Nation gose, Singlecut 18-watt, and more. The patio bar is the perfect place to enjoy a beer with some amazing Mediterranean seafood.

476 characters

Photo of zeff80
Firehouse Brewing Co.

in Rapid City, South Dakota

3.39/5  rDev -8.9% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Love the building, but it was all down hill from there. I ordered the sampler of the 5 year-round beers. The first to are average examples of boring styles (Bell Tower and Blue Eyed Girl). The others were okay. The food ranged from fine to not good. Chips and salsa were a small pile of chips on a plate and not homemade salsa. Pasta was okay. The chicken in it was better. Service was helpful but obnoxious. I think of server just got off the set of a high school production of "Our Town".

490 characters

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
Pennsport Beer Boutique

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.25
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

This place is slightly above terrible. I get the vibe that the owners don't really care for good beer- they just jumped on the craft-beer wagon like everyone else. Bottle shops are popular in Philadelphia, so why not open one in Pennsport, where there is none? There we go. Who cares about quality. Or selection.

Just offer the same beers from the biggest names in American craft brewing every other bottle shop in Philly is selling, and then charge two or three times more than everyone else. Also, set up tastings of bad beers like Blue Moon and Leinenkugel... and generally have no clue of what's going on in your shop.

The bar here has six uneventful taps (which you can follow on PhillyTapFinder) and the only two good things about Pennsport Beer Boutique are the patio and the fact that they have no room for tip on their receipts. Score.

848 characters

Photo of AndyCarter
Bricktown Brewery

in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2.48/5  rDev -28.3% | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

Brewpub near our hotel, seemed like a busy place. Did a full taster flight of their house beers. Sub-standard overall. While a few were drinkable (stout, red rye), most had a lingering acidity or strong diacetyl. Service was as good as expected for a busy pub. Got chips and guac; bottom of guac container filled with lettuce, I guess to provide less guac? Will not return.

373 characters

Photo of kwakwhore
One World Brewing

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +18.1% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Funky vibe, underneath Farm Burger in Asheville. Eight different taps. Sampled the El Dorado IPA and had a glass of Citra Bomb DIPA which was excellent. Plenty of other things on tap that looked intriguing, and service was excellent. Will definitely be back before I leave town.

278 characters

  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe