Historic, majestic brown and restaurant for the working class. The tap list could need some work and the bottle list is all over the place. AleSmith old numbskull bourbon barrel on sale for the same price as a cheap wine, and 3 fontein armand series four times as expensive as Cafe sara. Worth a visit.
Restaurant that is also a place to go and have an expensive bottle of AleSmith or something from smaller Norwegian microbreweries. Rather steep prices, but the place where you could take your in-laws for dinner and actually have an extensive selection of craft beers also.
The room itself is wonderful.
went there for a party with about 20 friends. had a main course and was hoping to sample a few of they extensive beer list. Unfortunately the service was so slow that i managed to get one beer in 2 hours. lots of waiting... tried to order at the bar, but i had to order from the waitress that couldnt remember anything.
On a Friday night by 430 the place was fully reserved so the only option was to stand at the bar. It’s a beautiful space, 30 foot ceiling, tall bar, lots of bottles on display that don’t match the beer book. About 8 taps, some Norwegian and Danish and Italian. A lot of options to drink.
Neat place if a little stuffy...like a giant banquet hall or something; I’m more of a spacious-but-cozy kinda guy, this was like walking into an auditorium...tons of tables but all (!!!) were reserved, so we made do at the bar. Friendly, generous bartenders and an interesting bottle list made it a worthwhile stop...they were even going to open an old bottle of something for us (free), but we persuaded them that it would be wasted on us since all three of us hate oxidized/old beers. Only about 8 or so taps. Not a must-visit but good.