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emeinz (47) Minnesota | July 13, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer selection. Friendly staff. Love their nachos. Often have live music. Love their beer and beast specialties. They frequently have beer events that are fun to go to. Have had several cask beers there. Staff is very knowledgeable about the products both food and beverage.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | March 25, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place. Stamped tin ceiling. Friendly, knowledgable, helpful staff. Wood bar, terrazo floor, 24 taps with one root beer. Lots of Belgians, micros, and regional beers. Food and brewerian art. Spiral ceiling ductwork. No matched glassware. Has a full service bar with whiskey, wine, licquer, other liquors. Nice windows, a little stage with occassional live music.Located on the corner near another good beer bar, the Nomad
jake65 (113) Boise, Idaho | March 15, 2010| Updated December 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Solid lineup of 28 taps with no macros... Lots of premium taps with a couple super-premium. Server allowed for a sample or two before choosing the right pour. Proper glassware and appropriate serving size. Sandwich was great, fries were amazing. If I lived in the area, this would be a constant lunchtime spot.
BDR (61) Roseville, Minnesota | December 2, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
A decent, if mostly static tap selection and some good bar food. The bar staff has always been very professional and friendly. The products are very expensive. I heard they may have stopped asking cover for bands, but Iíve had very bad experiences with being harassed for a cover charge to listen to whatever band happened to be playing that night.
BVery (471) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 30, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent place - on Cedar Ave on the West Bank of the U of M. 28 taps / 43 bottles when we were there, and not diluted with crap beer. Wait staff was friendly, and allowed us to try samples. Didnít try the food, but I will next time back.
Syd (26) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 1, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in this afternoon at 1:00 PM, and sat at the bar. Staff quite friendly and were willing to let me sample a few things in order to help me decide on a pint. The selection was real good, tap and bottle, but I focus on tap when Iím out. The food I ordered was great - Cheese Fries with jalapenos. The place is smaller then I imagined it to be. I actually like it well enough. I will be back to eat an actual meal.
gutzon (4) Minnesota | March 5, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of local taps, great service. Caught the Eel River release in Feb. and have been back a few times since then. Well worth the trek from Town Hall, at least for the variety.
kmweaver (116) Petaluma, California | September 21, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Cafe / beer bar between Town Hall and Blue Nile (walkable distance from the former). Lots of local beers on tap: 3 Surly, Flat Earth, Summit, etc. Seemingly more of a cafe than anything, but there are probably upwards of twenty taps and plenty of local and Belgian bottles available. They seem to have seasonals available longer than other places, if only because theyíre a coffee shop and small music venue doubling as a beer bar. Probably got the last pour of the Surly Hell anywhere nearby, which was a nice surprise.
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | May 6, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I came here after the relocation to the West Bank. Fairly close to Town Hall on Cedar. Visited for the grand opening and 2006 Surly Darkness release. Luckily we arrived early, but still, at the time of entrance it was standing room only. Service overall was decent given the chaotic environment. One of the waitresses in particular was excellent in providing us with Darkness samples for a couple of friends who hadnít arrived yet. A cafe environment where the tap/bottle selection was good. Would like to revisit when itís not so busy.
sthlm (137) Minnesota | March 29, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Another good bar near the U of M West Bank. The í06 Darkness release probably could have been handled a little better, but they got things done. The staff seemed friendly after things started to calm down. Pretty good selection of both taps and bottles. I did not have any food but from what I saw it looked pretty good. Iíll have to go again some time when there is not a special release so that I can better judge the place.
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