United States > South Carolina > Aiken
jcnielsen (269) Charlotte, North Carolina | March 18, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited multiple times during a recent business trip. Located in the historic downtown of Aiken, atmosphere has a nice small town atmosphere. They donít have taster flights, but they do have individual tasters for $1.50 each. However the small tasters are served in really stupid, tall, skinny mug type glasses that hold 2-3 oz. Around six beers on tap when I visited. Beers were alright for a smaller town brewpub, but not great. Of the two nights that I visited, one night they had an Irish night and were serving a buffet of Irish food. The food was decent, and the service was pretty good. The other night I sat at the bar, and had absolutely horrible service. It took 10 minutes to get served after I sat down, and it took 15 minutes after I handed the bartender my credit card, to close out my tab; and it was only a Tuesday night. All in all, a decent place for visiting if you are in the area, but probably not worth going out of your way to visit.
Drake (586) Free Union, Virginia | February 22, 2013
28 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Simply horrible. Located downtown, I found parking on a Friday afternoon to be no problem. Decent ambiance. Worn down, but nice enough. I did not try the food, and you couldnít pay me to after my experience. The beers ranged from average to poor, with some flaws in several of the beers. But customer service was the worst. The bartender was very rude, could not tell me how big the sampler glasses were, and botched up the order of the beers. I think I got them right, but if I got them wrong itís the bartenderís fault. $8 for a sampler of 8 beers. Itís a damn shame because I chose not to go to another brewery to stop here, since itís less likely Iíll get to Aiken than to the other town. That was a big mistake. I will not be back here.
hillbillyjones (1) Augusta, Georgia | September 21, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Burger and wings are average price. All other foods are way overpriced for the area. The wings and sauce were good, but they werenít breaded. I like breaded better. The burger was a frozen patty without any seasoning. Nice bun though. The beer is good, but my IPA tasted like a Pale Ale and my West Coast Pale Ale tasted like an IPA. Both were good, but having the styles wrong is lazy that seems to describe the place. More time could be taken to clean it. The wood floors are trashed, the bar smells like old beer. The brew equipment in the front window is fascinating and when it first opened, they gleamed. Now itís run down looking, no doubt thatís normal with years of use, but itís the very first thing thatís seen, so it should be a lot cleaner and kept up. As the years go by, itís turning into a dive bar. I live in North Augusta and itís the only brew pub in the area... but itís just not worth the time and gas to make the drive.
SabreSkull (7) North Augusta, South Carolina | February 22, 2012| Updated February 24, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much the only brew pub in the area. Limited menu, decent microbrews but nothing to scream about. Could be a great place if they had some competition to drive them there. Upstairs bar is cool and less crowded.
cheme24 (1) Aiken, South Carolina | August 10, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small brewpub in downtown Aiken, SC. Always have a variety of brews on tap and quality food at a fair price. My favorite order is the Powder House Porter and a "Big Tony".
beernovice39 (249) Montana | June 9, 2010| Updated January 31, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Downtown Aiken about 20 minutes from Augusta. Dine inside or out. Pub type food, wings/burgers po boys etc or salads. Seven beers on tap for this visit, will review later. Atmosphere nice and laid back, fantastic service and decent food and beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (9) Georgia | June 2, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ambiance, set in the quaint downtown of Aiken SC. Tried 6 beers--the Nut Brown Ale was Very good. Kitchen had closed, so I canít speak for the food. Service was very good. I would definitely go here again.
decaturstevo (156) decatur, Tennessee | February 28, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A must stop. Wide variety of beers to choose from all very good. Food was good. A little off the beaten path but a must stop if you are within 50 miles. Finding parking was a little difficult. There was a short wait but you can get a beer and go outside and wait on the side walk. Very friendly staff.
Beershine (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Surprising little gem. Comfortable, cozy and oozing locals charm. Way buzzier and livelier than I could ever have expected from such a sleepy town. Refreshing to see that the most hoppin bar in this equestrian community happens to brew their own. Nice, and food is home cookin too.
Oakes (744) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Pretty civilized. Good service, good beer, good food. Raucous bar filled with happy locals. I have to say, this was well worth the stop and Iím sure Iíll find my way back.
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