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t0rin0 (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 4, 2014| Updated July 15, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited June 2, 2014.
Second to last stop of the night on a long tour of the area around Washington Square. Didnít realize that this is where the famous Blue Note jazz club is located. Kind of neat, which also describes the layout of this bar. When you enter you can either go up some stairs to one area (didnít explore this area at all) or down the stairs (Into The Pit!). There isnít really a ground floor. Theyíve got a good number of taps and some decent bottles. This is definitely a bit more quantity over quality oriented but that doesnít mean you canít find some good stuff. During my visit I saw what I assume are staples like Dogfish Head, Goose Island, Stone, Lagunitas, Greenpoint, Hoegaarden, and one of the omnipresent cider brands. The bottles included common but good Belgians like Chimay and Delirium as well as some other stuff like Brooklyn and Sixpoint. Over all the place is a popular bar with a large beer selection. Not much else to say about it. Could be a fun place to hang out with friends after work but this was late on a Monday night so things werenít quite as exciting. Prices were high but not ridiculous and service was adequate.
Theydon_Bois (620) The íSham, England | February 3, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Been here just the once in March í11 on a pub crawl having come from Blind Tiger then the Half Pint which is a stones throw away.
We went upstairs and were the only people there (3/4pm on a midweek day).
Atmosphere flat - so defaults to 3 and service was good as we had our own personal bar tender!
Selection was decent enough - no rareties but solid.
Not a destination venue but works well enough on a crawl.
bmerz (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great central place to bring a bunch of friends, craft beer lovers or not. Itís pretty much a normal upscale post college bar. Itís big. The prices are reasonable for the area. The selection is basic but broad and with some really good stuff.
mansquito (75) Nueva York, New York | October 10, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Rotating taps are here, but all the beers are pretty run of the mill. The bottle list has some other, weirder stuff, but really not that much of it. There are no descriptions on most of the beer. Happy hour only applies to the most generic offerings on the menu (except for Bronx Pale Ale I suppose). The atmosphere is nice and the staff were pleasant. The prices were not terrible either, especially for the area. Middle of the road.
Meilby (57) Kristiansand, Norway | July 11, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large open place on 2 floors. Cozy bar downstairs with a good beer selection. 20 rotating taps and friendly service.
BiddleBrau (77) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | March 7, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Former home to a cooperage so itís got an industrial type feel. 2 floors - upper floor was a bit louder, downstairs smaller and a bit more casual. Open and roomy. Draft list is pretty decent bottle list pretty extensive. Menu wasnít extensive but the food was pretty good for more than basic eats. I expect this place could get very loud very fast but could be really comfy on a quiet day.
JoeMcPhee (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 16, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large place with two separate areas. A very large upstairs bar area and a cozier sort of event space downstairs. Well-chosen beer list, both tap and bottle. Friendly service. When I was in I found a sweet, sweet deal of a bottle of GI Sofie for 8 bucks. It was chill enough when I was in although I suspect it will be home to scenesters once it gets going. A good beer selection, but not really the kind of place I like to hang out in.
altonbrownd (213) Brussels, Belgium | December 17, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
New bar by the owner of The Half Pint and Stout. 20 regular taps and 20 rotating. Nice bottle selection including Peche Mortel, Goose Island Bourbon County. Place was very, very loud and has live DJís. Food apparently quite good. Sure it will be popular among the NYC crowd. Staff semi-knowledgeable about their wares.
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