fbennett (23) Portland, Oregon | May 3, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I was out in Ontario, CA for business and a couple nights ago I went to the BJís in West Covina so I had high expectations for this location. As I walked in this place was packed it was about 6pm and the place was jumping. I took a seat at the bar and got settled in for a few beers and food before I went home. The bar set up is completely different than the West Covina BJís it has a much smaller bar area and the seating is somewhat limited. As I sat at the bar the server asked my name and gave me his and was great.
The offering at this BJís does not include a cask but the "regulars" were all on tap with a few seasonals that differed from the West Covina which is great so you can try out a few of there seasonals with out repeating. This BJís had an Oatmeal Stout, Maibock, and an IPA. I order the Maibock which was fantastic, along with the oatmeal stout, and finished with the IPA.
The food again was great, I actually got some free pizza while I waited due to a mistake in the order so that was a plus ;-) again this just solidifies my love for this franchise and one day I hope to get a few great Brewpubs closer to my area (John Harvards, Rock Bottom, Iím talking to you) or maybe even BJís could make its way to the east coast!