United States > Missouri > Columbia
gregwilsonstl (15) St. Louis, Missouri | January 19, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I tend to get the pretzels. Beer always seems to be solid. Not great, not bad. Average prices. 10 or so beers on tap. No complaints.
bookman10 (31) Osseo, Minnesota | December 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent food. Very busy, with extended wait. Server was very nice and efficient. The beer was rather unremarkable.
csaso (167) Missouri | June 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very cute place just off the main drag of downtown Columbia. About 12 of their own taps. First one I'm having is the Katy Trail Pale Ale which is pretty solid. Food menu looks good - sandwiches, burgers, pizza and entrees. Just ordered the ribs. Service has been good so far, and prices seem reasonable. Definitely recommend!
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 22, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This was my favorite stop in Columbia during my last beer tour there. Pretty solid beers along with good service and decent food. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in Columbia.
EtTuCthulhu (11) Columbia, Missouri | June 7, 2013| Updated July 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Flat Branch is a Columbian institution for a reason. If you arrive there and donít have to wait, you immediately get ushered into the building, which is very spacious with high ceilings. Also, the way the space is organized is very nice, but the lighting can get awkward. If you go there once it has gotten dark, there are tables that are in the shadow and some tables that are in the spotlight and directly underneath low-hanging lights; however, you can sit outside in a very pleasant vine-fenced patio if it is nice enough to do so. Iíve never had a bad service experience here, but the business does lend itself to some issues with speed but not quality (on any given Friday or Saturday night, you will have people willing to wait an upwards of an hour just to be seated). There is a great variety of food that even the pickiest of eaters can find and enjoy something on the menu; Iíve had the pulled pork, the fish and chips, the pizza, the burgers, and others and have not once been unsatisfied with what I received despite not being blown completely away. Furthermore, the beer they have generally covers a great spread of styles on their 12 taps, but their beer tends to be on the malty side of the spectrum.
RobertDale (241) Lansing, Kansas | March 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by for dinner on a Thursday evening. Very crowded, 20 minute wait. Service was good, server knew her beers. 12 beers Flat Branch on tap. 6 year round, and 6 rotating. Beers were average and above. Worth a visit. Nice college town pub.
jcnielsen (267) Charlotte, North Carolina | January 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve visited Flat Branch a number of times over the past 2 years. They are almost always packed, with a waiting list, if you come around dinner. Usually they have around 12 beers on tap, with sample trays available. Most beers are average to above average. I would say that I like Flat Branch beers a little better than Broadway Brewery, but they are pretty close. Flat Branch also has pretty good food, and is a great place to take anyone visiting for the weekend.
Huhzubendah (34) Washington DC | September 3, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Met up with an old friend over the weekend for dinner and brews at Flat Branch. A big place, large enough to accommodate the local college crowd. Sports playing on a few TVs in the bar area. Ten different beers on draft, spanning a wide variety of styles. The food was pretty tasty. I ordered pasta with sausage and thought it was delicious. Service was very friendly and prompt. Most of the beers were below average quality with a few that were slightly above average. Definitely a "go to" establishment if youíre in the area.
JoeinDahlem (305) Berlin, Germany | August 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Re-rating after a few revisits. The place still has fine atmosphere, decent grub, and a nice large patio. But the beers have gone downhill in my view, which is a shame. Or maybe they were also sweet and under-attenuated, but these days I have a clearer idea of what I like. Meanwhile there seems to be little imagination or new ideas going into the lineup. They are coasting, and maybe they have been for a while, getting a free pass because it survived long enough to become a local institution. Or, maybe I will find better beers and new life next time around. I hope so.
phaleslu (465) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 6, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here for lunch on our way back to STL from KC. Located in downtown Columbia, near the Mizzou campus. Itís a great old building with an arched wood ceiling, like an old garage. Really nice, shaded, ivy-and tree canopied patio. The inside is big and they fill the place. The bar is strangely wide and impersonal, a sort of island in the back of the place. We just ordered a beer and lunch; the food was good and the beer is fine, typical brewpub stuff. 12 taps, though, which is cool. The Oil Change and Chili seem to be on all the time but the others rotate. The bartender was super friendly. Nice brewpub, definitely worth visiting while at Mizzou.
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