United States > New York > Ithaca
MaBeer1972 (85) Taunton, Massachusetts | September 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I was really looking forward to this place. Located in the basement of a funky old building, with brick walls, dark lighting - just what Ilike. They had 5 of their own beers on draft plus a slew of guest tap from all over. Got a flight of their 5 house brews. Nothing stood out, although I liked the Pirate Eye PA enough to get a full pint, and enjoyed it. The food was a bit pricy, but fresh and tasty. Got a good veggie burger with a side of mac and cheese. Dessert was excellent too. Waitress was very helpful and friendly. Worth checking out, but don’t expect too much.
Ron (51) Rochester, New York | February 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
We stopped there in late January with the Finger Lakes Beer Trail winter Passport. Late Friday night it was very crowded of course. Nice little under ground place. We felt very old in this college bar.
merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The place is in downstairs of an old building, which on a 90 degree day, was very welcoming because it was cooler. I came on a monday around 8pm and most of the tables were full as was the bar. They offered 4 different flights on menu, bandwagon flight, NY flight, american craft flight, and beginners flight (also craft). They carried 4 store made brews and 16 other taps (mostly NY beers). The bandwagon flight came with their Moving Day Blonde Ale, Strawberry Cream Ale, Pirate Eye PA, Raspberry Jalapeno Ale, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (they ran out of their 5th selectio due to american craft brew week). The beers were okay, not bad but nothing great and the food was decent. The only downfall is public street parking but all and all a good place to visit.
machfive55 (45) Columbia, Pennsylvania | October 28, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Cool little underground (literally) place. We did not eat here. They brew some interesting beers, with some odd flavors, the chocolate peanut butter was very good the other beers were not that great.
pinkie (10) New York | August 16, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I went here to pass a friday afternoon and have a couple of flights. I wasn’t disappointed. The place is located down a flight of stone steps in the cellar but it’s a tasteful bistro atmosphere. There are stone walls and white tablecloths, two rooms and a bar in each. The medal they won at the NYS TAP festival 2012 is on the wall. They have their own brewery flight and a flight that includes ithaca beer and southern tier, then they have one that includes great lakes and uinta. They have a bistro style menu that has good choices but I found that I went away without a burger and fries because it’s 1/2 pound of beef. What am I gonna do with a half pound of beef on some bread? Thy have cocktails, and plenty of booze including bourbon, vodka, gin, rum and port. Nice place, nice time and I even met some nice people while I was there. It is not too expensive but the service is a little slow.
tgncc (79) Bellmore, New York | August 23, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The restauarant is in a basement of a nice old building. Very attractive and well lit. The service is excellent, polite and attentive. The have great beers from local and international brewers on on tap, as well as their own brews. In fact, their own brews aren’t even really front and center in their beer selection. And in fact, I didn’t find their beers to be exceptional. However, the food was excellent. The prices were fairly reasonable as well. God overall.
DiarmaidBHK (732) Pennsylvania | July 25, 2011| Updated July 4, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Below ground Brewpub, gotta deduct a point from ambience for having to go down a flight of stairs, with a nice sort of artsy vibe which is to say it has the ubiquitious exposed stone and a clean color scheme with background music that was probably imported from Europe and many of the servers have tats and unshaved pits. I found the service efficient yet pleasant. I found the beer absolutely shocking. It’s some of the worst I’ve ever had at a Brewpub. The ubiquitous hamburger was tasty, nicely prepared taking advantage of local ingredients. (I’m pretty sure that’s bullshit but it sounds good.) in addition to 5 of their own on tap they have 15 taps of mostly craft. This is a nice place so if you come here, trust me when I say this, you’ll want to sample one of those.
randomjuice290 (3) Pennsylvania | February 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The beer brewed on site is terrific. It’s fresh and exciting, especially the raspberry jalapeno ale, first discovered during the 2010 Ithaca Brew Fest. Basically this place isn’t afraid to try anything new. With a lot of great craft beer bars nearby in downtown Ithaca, this place holds its own not only with it’s own beer but with a list of other craft beers as well. The food is a bit pricey but you’ll be getting their take on classic American comfort food. Don’t expect to be told what food to pair with what dish. They do update their menu every day, a major plus, however, the staff doesn’t seem to be incredibly willing or knowledgeable about the beer. I’d recommend this place for an already converted craft beer lover who loves to support small brewpubs and try something you can’t get anywhere else. Great little place.
alobar (59) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | July 24, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Basement location. Stone walls. Decent ambience. Food is outstanding and in fact the reason to visit here. Only had 5 of their beers on tap. Sampler was adequate. Chocolate cherry porter was served too cold and became an excellent beer when it warmed. Waitress was okay.
TaktikMTL (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | July 14, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Établissement visité le samedi 26 juin vers 22h. Ambiance: Petit resto épuré dans un sous-sol. Musique en sourdine. Mur de pierre avec photo. Service: Correct sans plus. Ne savait pas trop son menu de bière. Sélection: Lors de mon passage il y avait 5 bières maison et 30 micros invitées. (151e rating d’établissement)
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