The Blue Tusk | Syracuse, New York
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The Blue Tusk
Exceptional based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


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


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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
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38 reviews for The Blue Tusk
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  63%
 Selection  81%
 Food  72%
 Value  62%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  83%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy  (553) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
I only saw about 2 dozen of the reported 70, but Venom and others insist they are there. There are many more beers listed, but not all were available. Mostly local but a few guest taps for popular stuff, like ARogant B. Very full for a Monday, but loud music and people were shouting above it which made it on highly obnoxious side for any bar I have been to in 30 odd years. Fresh and well-served out of tap although did not see custom glassware.
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!

74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17  (300) Woodland, California | May 28, 2004
This is the quintessential beer bar. I have not been to a ton of tap houses, but this one is remarkable. There are at least 70 taps with lots of weird stuff that you canít even buy in bottleshops. If anyone has ever been to the Pizza Plants in Buffalo, you can multiply their selection by about 5. Prices are decent as well. My only complaint is that the one bartender I had seemed like quite an asshole.
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
jabramo  (2) | April 22, 2004
The Tusk can really be hit or miss, however in general, itís a nice place to go for a nice selection of some some very high quality beers. It tends to get too crowded, and could afford to expand just a little. But in general, a nice place to have good beer with friends.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa  (12) Verona, New York | April 1, 2004
Great place to sit, talk, drink, eat and rate beers with friends. I haven't yet exhausted their tap selections. A must stop for me when my adult sons are in town
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2004
Awesome, quality tap list, from barley wines to pale ales. Prices are reasonable, atmosphere relax and friendly, you just wish you had more time to get through those taps. Little tip: go do your shopping at Party Source beforehand and then come for your tasting. A lot of the beers on tap here are available in bottles at the Party Source, so shopping prior to coming will make your choice of tap much easier with a few bottles of this tap and that tap in your trunk!
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu  (205) Victoria, British Columbia | January 28, 2004
Like a kid in a candyshop. Surrounded by taps - what more could you want? The night spot for a RBer travelling through Syracuse. Fresh draught and a selection within each style make for a tremendous horizontal tasting. The Porter and IPA tastings were my favourites - love that new addition of Southern Tier IPA!

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