United States > California > Hayward
oRos (13) sacramento, California | November 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went to barrel aged festival. food wasnt bad they were bbqing tri tip for sandwhiches. There was about 12 taps of good beers, a few russian rivers. Theres usally live music in the evenings .
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been here 4 or 5 times, always during either the DIPA festival (February/SF Beer Week) or the barrel festival (November), so I really cant comment on what a normal business day is like here.
The festivals keep going up in price but at least now you get 12 tickets and the pours are usually pretty generous. The tri tip sandwiches that my brother and I bought were definitely not worth $8 a piece. Mine was decent but his had half the amount of meat and he got all the center meat that was really rare, with none of the rubbed/bbq sauce’d outside.
Always some good beers on tap (both the festival lineups as well as the regular taps). Cant complain there. Not sure if they have bottles or not, I’ve never looked. Located a block from Buffalo Bills which is a nice stop for food in the middle of a festival. Oh and they have live music which is a plus.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | August 2, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool little place in downtown Hayward. Not the most extensive tap list, but always some good stuff on. Usually a pretty laid back atmosphere when I’ve been, when there isn’t a festival going on, that is. Cash only is kind of a bummer.
joeneugs (122) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I only really come here for the festivals which are awesome. I’m not too pleased with the price hikes though. $40 for the barrel aged fest this year is getting a little steep. The people are cool and friendly and the location is nice in a good part of Hayward with lots of restaurants nearby and walking distance from BART. The bar itself is a bit divey. They have a rather small tap list, but I’ve heard the bottle list is good.
BMan1113VR (351) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by for lunch. Parking lot across the street. Roughly 12 taps going, half of which seemed to be left overs from the IPA fest 2 months ago (faded). A few interesting thins like a Speakeasy BA Porter. Waitress was nice. They have a sandwich counter, but I wouldn’t bother with it. Atmosphere was music venue centric. I am sure this is a great place to visit for their epic festivals, but as a day to day visit, it is a little underwhelming. Cash only, but they do have an ATM.
bernatbeer (76) barcelona, Spain | August 22, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Estuve durante el doble ipa festival beer week sf.El bar en si es pequeño con una variedad acceptable,si estas en el festival todo cambia....
la calle se llena de gente,música y mucha iipa!!!
jlulensk (16) san jose, California | July 9, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Top notch beer fests, and always a good selection on tap.
marcus (159) Sacramento, California | November 15, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a small local beer bar that attracts both regulars and beer destination seekers. There is a nice selection of west coast micros and imports (mostly Belgian). There is a decent menu of bar food. But the real attraction is the annual calendar of beer festivals including such categories as "Double IPA" and "Barrel aged, " for which the adjacent street is closed to accommodate the large crowds attracted to these events. The staff is friendly and beer-knowledgeable.
mrhoppy (220) Santa Clara, California | July 3, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Classic joint you can call home. Plus they put on world class fests. Visit here out of respect for the emphasis they put on great beer. One of those places you walk into and discover you have found a beer paradise. This place is one of the go to places on the west coast.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | June 24, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I could see this getting boring if the taps aren’t rotating fast enough. But it manages a great old-time feel and the patio is beautiful. Menu is simple but seems honest and well-done: certainly made by hand which takes long when one staffer has a party of five. Good offering of NorCal beers.
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