November 2011. Always crowded from open to close, making me less likely to get in there. Tons of taps, but they are spread all over the bar, and their tap list doesnít match what is truly available. Prices were decent, and I can see why people would love it for their selection, but it felt to me like they were trying to do "too much", and suffered from it. They were out of the first 3 beers I tried to order- and I had chosen them from the menus they were handing out! One fun note- they do have a less expensive "mystery tap", so at the end of the day, one can just roll the dice on that one!
Was there the evening after a Syracuse basketball game that afternoon so this may be a bi off, but wow...crowded. Extremely loud, drunk college kids being, well, drunk college kids, no place to sit, and barely able to hear the person next to you. With that out of the way, the beer selection was quite nice. Had some of the local stuff on tap, some classic craft beer standbys, and a rarity here and there. Prices may have been a little high but I didnít notice it too much. Had it not been so loud and crowded I would have wanted to stay longer but only had one. I would love to visit on a less crowded day to really get a handle on what it can be like.
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.
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.
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.
This used to be THE premier beer bar in Syracuse, but now it is too loud, too expensive and just not what it used to be ... sigh. Still, it does have a lot going for it. A massive amount of taps from all over the nation, and in all different styles. The prices have gone way up, but if you look hard enough you can usually find a good bargain. The laminated beer list, however, is often out of date. The food is very good (my fave is the Chicken Tusk) and there is a lot of room to sit, especially during lunch time. It used to have a low-key hippie vibe, but in the last few years it has attracted more hipsters, with louder music, which makes it harder to hear your mates. Itís a must-visit if you come to Syracuse, just not quite what I wish it was anymore.