t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 30, 2013| Updated January 14, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited December 29, 2013.
Wow, talk about a diamond in the rough. It looks like a dive bar from the outside, and while it basically is a dive bar they have a lot of good taps. Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine, Temptation, Drakes Denogginizer. Union Jack, Lagunitas IPA, etc. Good stuff on tap for sure. It distracted a bit from dozens of Steelers fans and their damn Terrible Towels. But hey, if you’re into dark bars, pool tables, and drunk football fans you’d probably like it here. I was a little irritated by the price tag on the Bourbon County Barleywine, which was $12 for a 10oz glass or $6 for a 5oz glass. I went with the 5oz glass, and it was really good. The bartender told me that he had two more kegs of it in the back too, so I’ll likely stop back in next month when I’m in town again.
bytemesis (313) Sunnyvale, California | September 11, 2012| Updated September 12, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a dive. I remember going there years ago when they had three taps and shared the space with a BBQ joint. Now they are trying to upscale the beer selection, which is pretty good but dominated with west coast micros. Still populated mainly by the old regulars, who can’t imagine why anybody would pay 7$ for a pint of beer when PBR is on tap.