The Blue Tusk | Syracuse, New York
RateBeer
Places > United States > New York > Syracuse

The Blue Tusk
Good based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

165 Walton Street
Syracuse, New York United States 13202 [ print map ]
315 472 1934

bluetusk.com | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 2am; Kitchen 11am-11pm


Mayor: AirForceHops (1) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 10


The Blue Tusk

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here



Beer Available At The Blue Tusk (arranged by most recent)
Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, Allagash Bourbon Black 98, Southern Tier Live 96, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99, Jackís Abby Kiwi Rising 99, New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPA 99, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96, Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale 88
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags



38 reviews for The Blue Tusk
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  63%
 Selection  81%
 Food  72%
 Value  62%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  83%
90+
80
70
60
50-
Rating Distribution


92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DAwoodennickel  (2) hillsborough, North Carolina | June 11, 2010
I used to frequent this place daily when I lived in the ícuse. If I miss anyplace on this planet it is the tusk. Great beer selection with a ton of rarities and the people working and sipping make it a visit in itself. canít wait to go back soon.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
jessilea  (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2011
I loved the ambiance of this place, very comfortable, really nice beer selection, and very good food.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jb  (73) Rochester, New York | August 29, 2014
Great beer selection. Knowledgable bartender. Bartender warns you when a beer will be pricy. Still there were some deals. Lots of beer snob decor.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (132) Ontario | April 16, 2012
Got nothing to complain about this place. Great tap list, welcoming atmosphere, maybe a bit young, but not bad. Great location. Prices seemed decent. Good spot.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Photog  (26) Camillus, New York | November 14, 2010
This place has the greatest selection that Iíve found in syracuse. Itís a charming place but can get a bit crowded depending on the day. This is probably my favorite bar in the Armory Square area if you want to drink something unique.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | May 29, 2010
Many taps with many hard to find regional as well as international beers. A truly impressive selection. A world class beer bar. Very nice, classy wooden bar. Very knowledgeable and friendly servers. Did not try the food, but it did not look that impressive. In combo with dinosaur bbq, syracuse becomes a beer destination! Prices are reasonable and the more expensive draft beers are offered as 5oz glasses as well for about half the pint price. fyi -- visited here in the early afternoon, so I had no problems with noise or crowds.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102  (11) Boise, Idaho | July 5, 2005| Updated July 11, 2005
Best Pub in the íCuse; itís in the heart of the "action" in downtown, and the food is very good. Bar tenders are knowledgeable or sexy, but not typically both. Nice lineup of taps and a must see if youíre in the area.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 22, 2004| Updated January 1, 2006
Dec 2004: At first I wasnít terribly impressed...the tap list doesnít have a lot of rarities or surprises, focusing fairly heavily on NY state stuff...and the ambiance seems sort of mall-ish to me. BUT the Middle Ages and Southern Tier stuff makes it worth a stop alone, the pints are very generous and cheap, and there are some nice private booths to the right of the bar. Definitely worth a stop.

Dec 2005: two more stops this year included the fine Middle Ages X, another Dragonslayer just as majestic as last yearsí, and a 9-year-old glass of Rogue Kriek! Plus a terrific prosciutto/parmesan sandwich and crab chowder...this place rocks!

82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
dmradus  (13) Ithaca, New York | July 19, 2007
Biggest beer selection in Syracuse - very popular place any night of the week. Very large non-rotating tap list as well as a constantly changing guest tap selection. Lots of Rogue, Middle Ages, Southern Tier, Brooklyn Brewery, and Saranac, usually something from Avery, a couple of Belgians, plus more. Pretty loud place with a nice outdoor area; age ranges from college-aged to middle-aged. Lots of staff on hand but you do need to get them to notice you at the bar. Beers are quite expensive, especially those with higher abvís, as expected. Unearthly is $10/pint, for instance, but you can always order a 12oz glass for half the price. Great place, good food as well.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | July 25, 2007
I was pretty impressed by the amount of taps. I took a look around before heading to the bar for my first pint. Nice alcoves to have a quiet drink, fun atmosphere, good crowd covering all age groups. The large Beer label laminated signs hung above the windows were a nice touch, and the patio section looked inviting as well. No service at the tables, but it didnít take long to get noticed at the bar. Fairly long list of regular taps, the new arrivals were up on a chalkboard, but the best way to find out what was on is to walk around the bar and check out the taps. The bartender did give a few suggestions and didnít hesitate to hand out samples. They covered a wide variety of styles, plenty of selection to satisfy everyone. I started out with the Brooklyn abbey single and it was pretty good. They had two hand pumps from Middle Ages, the Wailing Wench on cask was fantastic. Pints were a dollar off during happy hour, and ranged from 4 bucks for my cask ale all the way to 8 or 9 dollars for the Brother Thelonius, we went for a half-pint on that one. Iíve seen cheaper, but Iíve seen worse. Not a stale pint in the bunch. We had a terrific time there, definitely a must visit.

<< first< prev1-10next >last >>
What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In



Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

WiFi
Children
Patio
Proper Glassware
Seasonals
Real Ales
Singles
Growlers
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50