The Blue Tusk | Syracuse, New York
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The Blue Tusk
Good based on 39 ratings
Type: Bar

165 Walton Street
Syracuse, New York United States 13202 [ print map ]
315 472 1934 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

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

The Blue Tusk

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Beer Available At The Blue Tusk (arranged by most recent)
TrŲegs Perpetual IPA 98, Ommegang Nirvana IPA 93
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39 reviews for The Blue Tusk
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  64%
 Selection  81%
 Food  72%
 Value  63%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jb  (112) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222  (51) East Greenbush, New York | December 21, 2014
Didnít try the food so canít comment, but the menu was descent and others in our party really liked it. Beer selection is great and the atmosphere was nice. Sat in an enclosed booth that felt like a church confessional. Odd but cool. Really worth the stop. Heard it can be a super busy bar late, but wasnít when we were there and was awesome.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (203) 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.
  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.
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.
  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.
  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!

  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.

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