United States > California > Claremont
joeneugs (147) Livermore, California | April 27, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Well, my review of this place might be biased since the beers I got were literally only available for about an hour out of the whole year, but here goes anyway. The place was packed on a weekday night. I happened to show up right as they were tapping PtYÖ well, ok, I was staying at a hotel a few minutes away and saw it on Untappd. I got a sampler with PtY, PtE, Cuvee de Tomme and another awesome brew I canít remember at the moment. It was probably the most whale-like sampler Iíve ever had. It was $20, but worth it IMO. The service was nice despite being busy and the food looked good even though I didnít get anything to eat. The ambiance was ok.. kind of your usual upscale burger/gastropub joint in an upscale strip mall with lots of other stores and even another beer place if Iím not mistakenÖAll in all, I was happy with my experience here and give them points for serving PtY without a clusterf**k situation.
Travlr (1463) Washington, Washington DC | September 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Big place, large outdoor partially shaded deck, inside is a very looong bar and some tables. Parking is easier than at most of the rest of the area, on street and a garage nearby. Servers are quick, friendly, helpful. Selection is top notch, and of course the burgers were tasty and creative. Well worth a visit.
GT2 (576) San Diego County , California | July 28, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome place that I just discovered after 15+ visits to Claremont. A huge upgrade from The Back Abbey with better beer, better food, better prices, and better atmosphere. No reason to hit up Back Abbey anymore. Service was fantastic- they even have full menu/kitchen open until 1am. Vodka burger was insanely good, coleslaw excellent. The rest of the menu looked solid. Great value for the quality of food and beer. Sampler flights available. Had some odd local stuff including nearby Claremont Craft Ales, Cismontane, Brouwerij West. Great ambiance with patio, modern wood rafters, some old saloon type feel. Loved it.
ChinoSkillzian (32) The Hills, California | July 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Now that Eureka Burger has become a household name in the beer world (it seems) this place is pretty much constantly crowded. However, when one is able to get a seat at the bar it can be a very enjoyable experience. They usually have at least two very reliable IPAs on tap and once in a while a new tick or two from a local brewery. The food is good but the value isnít there.
t0rin0 (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 5, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting that I havent rated this place yet. Been here probably two dozen times now since they first opened. I dont want to badmouth the place but it started off so good and has slowly (but steadily) gone downhill since opening. I appreciate their desire to put on a bunch of local taps and get some more popular stuff (Pliny, Blind Pig, Ruination 10, Enjoy By, etc) but the selection has become stale and so has the beer. Mission Shipwrecked is a nice beer fresh but I swear that itís the same keg thatís been there since they opened.
Same goes for the food. The fig marmalade burger was one of my favorite burgers of all time but the last couple times I ordered it not only did it take an hour to get (the fries show up barely warm too), but its way over cooked. I always order medium rare knowing that it will show up medium well but this was very well done. One time we walked out before the food even showed up since weíd been there over an hour waiting (since ordering).
The bartenders are nice and if you are lucky enough to get a seat at the bar you can at least get some service but if youíre at a table, good luck.
Iíll continue to stop in and check out the tap list when Iím already in Claremont for something else like Heroes (this place has gotten way better over the past couple years), The Cheese Cave, Rhino Records, or even Back Abbey, but this wont be the sole reason for going to Claremont.
brokensail (811) Orange County, California | July 31, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Came here fairly frequently when I used to live just a handful of miles down the street. Food is pretty good, but a little bit on the pricey side for burgers and fries. Beer list is good for the area, lots of local breweries which is nice. Could use a little bit more rotation in the tap list, though.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | December 8, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by for dinner. They were running a Russian River "keep the glass night" which was cool. Big parking structure next to it. Somewhat dim at night. Good selection of local and non local taps. A pretty decent bourbon selection as well. Food looked a bit better than it tasted. Moderate pricing. Seemed worth while overall. Friendly service.
marshall1209 (1) , | November 16, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
What started as a challenge to try every burger on the menu has ended up being a weekly excursion to one of my favorite restaurants in Claremont. The burgers and beer are delectable, especially the Fig Marmalade with the Jamaican Red (I recommend adding Gruyere cheese).
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 9, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Slick modern place. The burger list looks good. I thought the beer list here was well-chosen. Theyíve got a good mix of widely-available breweries and local breweries Iíve never heard of. They also have a good mix of styles, running the range, with a few bottles to round it out. Overall a solid showing.
JoeTheYounger (49) Lake Arrowhead, California | April 11, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place finally opened after months of anticipation. Found a seat right at the bar. Service was phenomenal and beertenders were super cool and talkative. Great beer selection and the short rib quesadilla was awesome.
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