United States > Arizona > Tucson
mrmartin (43) New York, New York | January 19, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Friendly staff and clientele. Huge space with loads of space inside and out.
They have the full range of Barrio/Gentle Benís beers which are mostly decent.
They have a nice shuffleboard table and a handful of unobtrusive TVís with sports. It seems like a comfortable locals place and a mellow spot for an afternoon or early evening.
Discounts when the trains pass and super cheap happy hour specials.
Food is standard pub fare.
The NCAAle is by far the best, but they are trying new things all the time.
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | April 8, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cool location, out of the way, but pretty busy. Seemed rather hip & trendy. Thereís an interesting story here - they are owned by and brew the beer for "Gentle Benís" a much older Tucson brewery. The service was fine, but a little slow. The selection was pretty good, most of the Gentle Benís lineup was present and accounted for. I usually hate breweries that charge $8 for a 10oz draft of potent beers, but Iíll make an exception in this case. The food I had was good.
BeerIconoclast (10) Arizona | March 12, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve always met cool people here. The beers are rather lackluster and "true to style" in the worst sense of the term. Nothing here will offend (except the occasional "coffee porter" that tastes of Folgerís cans), nor will it delight. Still, the Porter is usually drinkable and the staff are usually lovely girls, so one has to be a jerk to dismiss the place, and I donít.
DukeBrewDevil (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | December 7, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place defines what I picture when I think about a brewpub. Itís a pretty big facility nestled by the railroad tracks. Thereís a large bar in the middle, pool tables and other game tables off to the side. The menu is basically standard brewpub offerings with a Southwest slant...it is Tucson after all. The housemade beers were generally solid, though not great. Lots of "regulars" hanging out at the bar. Not overly unique, just a cool local brewery.
t0rin0 (1471) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited 3/3/2011 during RBWG.
The place is a large building with tin siding next to a set of train tracks. Very open on the inside with lots of tables and places to sit.
Service was alright. We had one server for 15 or so of us. The place only had enough sample glasses for 3 full sampler sets.
They had 12 taps going. Most werenít noteworthy and a couple were enjoyable.
I didnt eat anything as I was already full from the giant burger that I had at Nimbus. Prices were reasonable.
dchmela (104) Orlando, Florida | January 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
In a warehouse on a side street. Stopped in to pick up a growler and a pint. Decent stuff on tap, tried the barrel aged scotch ale, which was decent. Had a Sonoran Dog that was decadent. Service was prompt and polite. Would definitely go back.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A chill brewpub near UofA. They are located right near a railroad (which apparently is involved with beer pricing - you get a discount if you order beer when the train is going by. The locals and bartenders, of course, know this and time their ordering appropriately). There are a large number of taps, with a couple less-typical styles (ie coffee porter, scotch ale). All of the beers I tried were pretty good. I got a salad as well, which was tasty. It was not too crowded when I was there (Monday afternoon) but it is a smallish place, so I imagine it can fill quickly. There is a long shuffleboard table, but you have to pay to play. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Barrio. The beer is good and itís probably the best of the Tuscon brewpubs. Worth a stop.
GlenVargas (14) Missouri | January 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I last visited Barrio on a Tuesday night, and the place still got decent business. Fortunately, Barrio has enough space (with a big wrap-around bar) that the crowd isnít really a problem. It can get a bit noisy, but the quality of the food and service can compensate for that. Barrioís beers arenít terribly expensive, but be ready to drop $20-25 if you want to get a bite and a slight buzz.
musinj6 (35) St. Louis, Missouri | December 11, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large, open restraunt/bar with a bit of a little bit of a sportsbar feel too it. Staff are friendly and good variety of beer selection. Sandwiches are good.
Terminus (334) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 22, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
in terms of brewpubs, this place is not your typical kind of atmosphere. however, with that said, the beer here is not too good. very hard to find as well-i even got lost when convoying with a group of people! crazy! i
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