Thistle Hill Tavern

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 16
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
TheMagiKarp  (3) Nicosia, Cyprus | January 21, 2012
I had a good feeling about this place the minute I found out its proprietor is Fat Mike (of NOFX fame). Itís an average sized corner pub so arrive early if you have a party of 4-6 because it can fill up fast. The decor is simple and cozy, with a small bar at the far end and a few tables taking up the remaining space. Thereís a small selection of commercial and craft brews, including local selections from Brooklyn and Sixpoint breweries. I came here shortly after the xmas holidays so Brooklyn Winter Ale was available on tap. The Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA is pretty good, though not as hoppy and bitter as I had hoped. Their bottled beer selection is fairly diverse and includes craft lagers and ales, as well as imports such as Lindemans Framboise Lambic and Duvel. I havenít tried any of the house cocktails, but the mixologist/bar manager is apparently excellent and, judging by the menu, quite inventive. Iíd certainly like to try one of his concoctions next time. The main reason I came to Thistle Hill, was the food. Iíd heard good things about both the infamous Fat Mike Burger (a.k.a. the Burger) and the vegan burger. After sampling both, I can definitely recommend them.

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