tekhna (2) California | January 17, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Alright guys, this is a newish place right on the corner of 106 and Amsterdam, if you couldnít guess from the name. It used to be a super-seedy bar that you just didnít want to go into, but itís since transformed itself into the only respectable place uptown to get a decent beer. I went last night with a good friend of mine, and I had a Southern Tier Choklat and a ST Gemini, while she had a Duvel and a Rogue Dead Guy. So decent selection of beers. Not as outstanding as say Gingerman, but a hell of a lot closer to Columbia which is a big point in its favor.
The music was way too loud, and the service was adequate, but I was so excited to get to pretty good beers this far uptown that it didnít matter. Reasonable prices too-6 bucks a glass for all four beers we had. Itís a dollar less than the standard price at Blind Tiger, so I guess given the location it could be cheaper.
Point is they had some nice, very above average beers in a location that is totally devoid of decent bars. Iíll be coming back often.