United States > Arizona > Mesa
t0rin0 (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | May 26, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited March 13, 2015.
This street is a busy street that has a light rail in the middle. At the time they were doing a bunch of road work so I’d imagine that parking is a pain at certain times of the day. I got lucky and found a spot right out front. The best way to describe this place is an after work kind of bar. Lots of suits, most people in groups that new each other. Of course this was in fact, after work, so that’s no surprise, but the place is pretty open and well lit so it’s not a dive bar or even a college bar. I found one seat all the way at the end of the counter and it took a good ten minutes to get a drink but the lady was friendly and patient. The beer list is on the all at the end of the bar, right above where I was sitting, so I had to stand back a few feet and figure out what I wanted.
They have a fair amount of house beers and they’ll do flights but she wasn’t too keen on trying a bunch of tasters. Basically if you want to try them all you’ll be ordering several flights. They had several IPAs, some fruited beers, some run of the mill styles (amber, brown, etc), and some German styles. On the surface it looks good. While the beers aren’t bad they’re kind of sweet and boring. I only tried half a dozen but I don’t think that I would have stayed for more even if I had the time. It’s the closest brewery to where I was staying so it was a natural choice but yeah, not overly impressed with the beers.
beerbaaron (148) Arizona | March 7, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice to see so many beers available in a variety of styles. Beers were alright, not bad but not great. We sat in the sunny patio out front(awesome), where apparently smoking is allowed(not awesome). Did not eat, but there was a small menu of food that appeared to be good quality. Beers are $1-2 too expensive, especially considering they aren’t exactly terrific. They are the only show in town however, and just about the only reason to go to ’downtown’ Mesa.
bigbeersrule (34) | March 29, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, they do have a large selection of their own beers which is unfortunate as they all sucked. I have had better bad homebrew. Atmosphere is casual but really no reason to ever go there until they get a new brewer.
Schlenkerla (389) , Austria | December 28, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
We visited this brewpub on 28.12.2013. The pub does not have character, no style, a wooden long bar, some tables, brown painted walls and some arbitrary pictures. They have 14 beers on tap, which are brewed on site, behind the bar. We sampled 5 of them (3 IPA’s, 1 dark weissbier and 1 porter). The beers were just ok. Overall not a must visit when you are in Phoenix.
DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 15, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located on the main drag in downtown Mesa, it’s a nicely appointed taproom full of locally produced art on the wall. They 9-10 of their own on tap and they ranged from dull to good. The service was friendly and outgoing but there wasn’t much particularly memorable about the visit.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | April 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice downtown Mesa location with outside sort of patio seating. I love the bar layout as it is central and dominates the space with a long gentle sweeping arc from one end to the other. The help is friendly and knowledgeable and saw me taking notes and asked if I would like some water to help clean my palate. They have 12 taps where, at least at this visit, only 4 of those 12 are the core brews and the rest are seasonals, specials, one-offs, etc. How cool is that! I look forward to dropping by here every once in a while.
daknole (434) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
New brewery to Mesa. Very relaxed atmosphere. The owner and brewer will come out and shoot the shit with you. The brewer is from Bavaria and he really nails some of the German styles incredibly well. They could use a dark board or two and lose one unprofessional guy who works behind the counter but lacks any sense of tact. But stop in and hope that Scot or one of the other NICE employees helps you. I will be back. Try the Dunkle!
JPDurden24 (168) Chandler, Arizona | October 19, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool and quiet taproom. Nice people, good beer, and a fun time. Laid back atmosphere is awesome.
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