joeneugs (161) Livermore, California | May 17, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
New place in Livermore just steps away from Tap 25 and the Livermore Saloon. They opened up for business, so this place is a work in progress but has real potential. They serve food…mostly salads, pizzas, and grilled cheeses. I got a pizza and thought it was pretty good. No complaints. The tap list was pretty impressive for a new place. I spotted Serpents Stout along with some other nice craft choices. All 13 taps are true craft beers and rotate frequently. They have bottles for sale, but they’re all kept on a shelf near the front window. Not ideal, but they’re there…. The selection was pretty decent, but like the draft selection, nothing too rare or exciting. They also have some local Livermore wines, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars for sale. The service was very friendly, but a bit amateurish. The bartender tried to school me on the history of IPA’s and how they were brewed so that he beers could survive the long trip to India, blah, blah, blah… you get the point. Hopefully, they’ll tighten things up in the coming weeks. The owner told me they have a staff member dedicated to the beer selection only, so thats a good thing. Overall, I’m glad this place is here now and will be monitoring their development in the coming months. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here, but if you’re going to Tap 25 or the Saloon, it’s worth a stop.