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Beer Available At Amsterdam Ale House (arranged by most recent)
t0rin0 (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 17, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited May 28, 2014.
This was another quick stop on the pub crawl. The place was surprisingly busy for late on a Wednesday night. It was very dark inside and there isnít much room to walk around the tables. Not sure Iíd want to eat dinner at one of the tables near the bar. Looking at the menu I liked the idea they were going for but I think they could do better in choosing the drafts. I canít tell if this is a new concept or if itís been around forever but Iím noticing as more bars carry more beers theyíre starting to figure out that they SHOULD have some kind of base lineup as well as some rotating taps. The left side of the menu showed the Standard Drafts which were mostly junk like Newcastle, Guinness, Stella, and Yuengling but there were some decent ones in there like Weihenstephaner hefe and Chimay White. The rotating taps werenít a whole lot more creative (21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat, Blue Point Summer Ale, Bronx Pale Ale) but I did see the Ovila Saison with oranges and Victory Dirtwolf. The winner was Smuttynose Bouncy House which wasnít very good unfortunately. Prices were high at $7 per pint. Didnít look at the food.
UncleMcHoppy (8) Old Tappan, New Jersey | July 4, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer selection, including one cask ale. Quite good food. Abysmal service kind of spoiled things for me.
eisnoton (23) Athens, Greece | September 13, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good selection for a neighborhood bar.
Slipstream (101) | August 2, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
I wonder if this place is kin to any of the other "ale houses" that have popped up in NYC in the last couple of years. This seems overall like a neighborhood bar (a few years back it was called J.G. Melonís) in a prime location that stocks some good microbrews. They have around 24 taps, with half reserved for rotating micros, most from NY State, e.g. Ommegang & Blue Point. I didnít try the food, so I canít comment on that. It is a bit dim, but pleasant on the eyes. You can watch a game, although it is not a sports bar. The place seemed pretty lively on a Friday night in July. I would come back here - it is good that there is a bar like this right in the middle of the Upper West Side.
potbeerjob (21) Denver, Colorado | June 18, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place with good service and alright tap selection. A lot of there brews are typical but they offer some intriguing beers, mostly from the new york area. Food is alright. Bottles are way overpriced but thats ny for ya.
kopher (11) New York | June 17, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good place, with good outside seating, especially for NY. Decent selection, taps that change all the time, and sometimes have great stuff that is hard to find (e.g., Iíve never before seen Cigar City in NY).
Service is slow, and of course itís a bit expensive, but the foodís decent as well, and overall itís a good hang-out-and-drink-some-beers spot.
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