Bistro | Hayward, California
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Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Bar

1001 B St
Hayward, California United States 94541 [ print map ]
510 886 8525 | facebook | twitter

Mayor: joeneugs (1) | Taps: many | Bottles: many


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25 reviews for Bistro
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  83%
 Selection  79%
 Food  57%
 Value  77%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | October 25, 2014
I have only been here during an event (IIPA fest) but they handled it very very well. the inside is smallish and the selection not huge, but they had some superior quality type stuff on and there is an event. friendly, knowledgeable staff.
gyllenbock  (208) Stockholm, Sweden | February 28, 2014
Visited during DIPA-Festival in February 2014. (the DIPA-Festival was brilliant) The place itself was rather small but with a friendly service and with some interesting beers. Located not far from the BART Station. I would not mind to visit this place again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
oRos  (14) sacramento, California | November 12, 2012
Went to barrel aged festival. food wasnt bad they were bbqing tri tip for sandwhiches. There was about 12 taps of good beers, a few russian rivers. Theres usally live music in the evenings .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
I’ve been here 4 or 5 times, always during either the DIPA festival (February/SF Beer Week) or the barrel festival (November), so I really cant comment on what a normal business day is like here.

The festivals keep going up in price but at least now you get 12 tickets and the pours are usually pretty generous. The tri tip sandwiches that my brother and I bought were definitely not worth $8 a piece. Mine was decent but his had half the amount of meat and he got all the center meat that was really rare, with none of the rubbed/bbq sauce’d outside.

Always some good beers on tap (both the festival lineups as well as the regular taps). Cant complain there. Not sure if they have bottles or not, I’ve never looked. Located a block from Buffalo Bills which is a nice stop for food in the middle of a festival. Oh and they have live music which is a plus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 2, 2012
Cool little place in downtown Hayward. Not the most extensive tap list, but always some good stuff on. Usually a pretty laid back atmosphere when I’ve been, when there isn’t a festival going on, that is. Cash only is kind of a bummer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs  (189) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
I only really come here for the festivals which are awesome. I’m not too pleased with the price hikes though. $40 for the barrel aged fest this year is getting a little steep. The people are cool and friendly and the location is nice in a good part of Hayward with lots of restaurants nearby and walking distance from BART. The bar itself is a bit divey. They have a rather small tap list, but I’ve heard the bottle list is good.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
Stopped by for lunch. Parking lot across the street. Roughly 12 taps going, half of which seemed to be left overs from the IPA fest 2 months ago (faded). A few interesting thins like a Speakeasy BA Porter. Waitress was nice. They have a sandwich counter, but I wouldn’t bother with it. Atmosphere was music venue centric. I am sure this is a great place to visit for their epic festivals, but as a day to day visit, it is a little underwhelming. Cash only, but they do have an ATM.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer  (76) barcelona, Spain | August 22, 2011
Estuve durante el doble ipa festival beer week sf.El bar en si es pequeño con una variedad acceptable,si estas en el festival todo cambia.... la calle se llena de gente,música y mucha iipa!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jlulensk  (33) san jose, California | July 9, 2011
Top notch beer fests, and always a good selection on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
marcus  (188) Sacramento, California | November 15, 2009
This is a small local beer bar that attracts both regulars and beer destination seekers. There is a nice selection of west coast micros and imports (mostly Belgian). There is a decent menu of bar food. But the real attraction is the annual calendar of beer festivals including such categories as "Double IPA" and "Barrel aged, " for which the adjacent street is closed to accommodate the large crowds attracted to these events. The staff is friendly and beer-knowledgeable.

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