brokensail (1171) San Leandro, California | April 11, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I’d heard about this place from a few friends and was in the area with the girlfriend and a couple other people. We popped in here because they know I like beer and to most non-beer people, this is an amazing beer bar.
I was figuring it would be pretty much just like Yard House, or something along those lines, but the decor was much more interesting, and there seemed to be just a more laid back atmosphere in general.
The bar area downstairs is fairly long and narrow, and there is more of a "lounge" area upstairs with pool tables and a second small bar that serves mostly BMC and cocktails.
The bar downstairs features a few good offerings, but nothing special. I stuck with Stone IPA as I didn’t notice anything that really caught my eye.
The service was good as far as the bar goes. We didn’t order any food as we had eaten before stopping in, but I was told the food is pretty good.
Overall, it was an interesting spot, but certainly nothing amazing or worth writing home about.