The Blue Tusk

Mayor: Lubiere (1) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
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 doesn’t 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (215) 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Capa  (370) Kitsap, Washington | January 25, 2011
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 didn’t 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.
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  • 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 I’ve found in syracuse. It’s 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.
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  • 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 ’cuse. 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. can’t wait to go back soon.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
busster88  (9) Syracuse, New York | May 17, 2010
Great selection, decent food, way high prices! Still a place to go for hard to find tap beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
pubguy  (3) | February 13, 2010
too load but still good place
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert  (61) Syracuse, New York | July 27, 2009
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. It’s a must-visit if you come to Syracuse, just not quite what I wish it was anymore.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL  (263) Montréal, Quebec | October 27, 2008
Établissement visité le mardi 14 octobre vers 13h30. Ambiance: Boiserie, brique et marbre. Présence de cubicule intime pour petit groupe. Musique du monde et jazz. Service: On commande à un comptoir pour la nourriture. On paie et on attend que notre buzzer sonne et on va chercher notre repas. On doit se rendre au bar pour nos consommations. Sélection: Environ 100 fûts et 10 bouteilles comme choix. Nourriture: Nous avons pris: Quesidillas au poulet et fromage et un roulé au poulet et tomates séchées. Le tout était correct. (112e rating d’établissement)

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