Located on the main drag in Visalia, this establishment houses a brewery and a restaurant with good food. There is a nice bar fronting 8 taps of mostly excellent brewery offerings. There are a dozen bar stools and 8 booths downstairs, and some more tables upstairs. There are 2 flat screen TVs at the bar and a local band on most nights (no cover). The brewing equipment can be seen from the bar. The barkeeps are very friendly and helpful and there is a wide range of good chow on the menu.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
t0rin0 (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 30, 2013
I stopped in to visit the gem of Visialia late one night. This was my second visit to the great city of Visalia and that was probably two times more than necessary. The down town area isnít too bad but yeah, I have no interest in returning. Lots of people out and about on a Friday night so parking wasnít exactly easy but itís not too bad either. The clientele were fun to talk to (I happened to be sitting next to a couple that goes to the church down the street from my place (we live 250 miles away). They happened to be beer nerds and got a couple of other people at the bar into the conversation about various breweries. So at least the atmosphere was nice, even if the beers were not. I feel bad for the employees here. They have to get complaints regularly about the quality of the beer. Ugh.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Parking can be a bit tough here on a weekend, but there is a large structure behind the brewpub. Sort of cramped downstairs bar and seating area with more room upstairs. Service at the bar was sufficient: not terribly friendly, but reasonably fast. The beers are pretty bad for the most part. Their sodas are good, though.