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merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I came here while working in the area for the week. I had previously visited the BrickHouse about three years prior.
A: Typical warm brewpub setting with a long wrap around bar and seperate dining area. The place was filled with college types ordering cheap bottled beer, not too many craft beer drinkers to be seen.
Q: The beers were better than drinking macro bottles beer and slightly above average for the styles that I had this evening, which were IPA, Pale Ale, Rauchbier, and Nitro Stout.
S: The place was crowded so I gave them some slack but when I was told by the bartender, Ill be right back...then 10 minutes later, I still couldnt get acknowledged, thats bad.
S: They had a nice wide variety of different styles on tap which appeared to range from 11 different beers, plus two guest taps.
F: Food was decent...I ordered the Bourbon Chicken which came with two sides. One of the sides I ordered was wrong and they gave away my food to someone else so I had to wait longer.
V: Pints were in the 6-7 range and the food was higher than I normally see in the area, but they compensated with two free pints for screwing up my order, especially after they gave my order away to someone else.
Overall, I wouldnt drive out of my way to go here but if you are close by, then it may be worth a stop. Unfortunately, this section of Long Island seems to be far and few between or good craft bars or brewpubs.
t0rin0 (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited May 2012.
So it actually is a brick house. This is run by a husband and wife, both of which have the really heavy New York accent. She is a very friendly server and will chat up all the patrons and the husband seems to be the brewer. They spent most of their time talking to a drunk regular that was talking about the horrors heíd seen in Vietnam. He was very agitated but he looked like he was straight out of the 70ís so I had to be careful not to enrage him when I took his picture. The beers arenít that good unfortunately but the place is nice otherwise. They have a decent sized dining room, a small bar, some decorations, and itís kind of dark (so if youíre a bar fly in there at noon you donít need to feel as much shame). They had 7 or 8 house beers on which was nice. Also, nice is the fact that itís across the street from a cool BBQ place and a place not here called The Tap House. Of course the proximity to the beach is nice too.
theisti (514) Leawood, Kansas | May 1, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited after dinner on a Thursday. A Rangers game 7 playoff game was on, so the crowd was mostly focused on that. I liked the layout of the bar quite a bit, big rectangular bar with seating on all sides. There is also a dining room in back, though the place seemed more designed for the bar crowd. They had 8 or so of their own beers on, as well as 2 guests. Service was prompt, and the Beowulf IPA I had was fresh. I also ordered the Cajun pizza that was cooked nicely, though lacked a bit of the spice I was looking for. Overall, great place to hang out. Bobbique is also across the street, which I heard good things about.
basspro76 (16) New York | June 21, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Brick lined interior with a few tables and a u shaped bar. Layout isnít to well thought out, stage is in an awkward place right by the door and the wide u shaped bar is a waste of space. Beers are of decent quality. Nothing to spectauclar, but far beyond the usual macro brewed crap at LI bars. Food is average at best.
BrooHa (6) New York | January 13, 2010| Updated January 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Join the mug club. 22oz mug at $3.25 canít be beat. Plus, a meal and a beer on your birthday? CíMON! A great local watering hole. Anne Maire is super attentive and James is The Man. Interesting local brews though they donít knock my socks off. Kitty is my favorite- a well hopped brew. But nothing spectaular has come down the pipe in a long while. "Loose Morals" IIPA is due around Valentineís Day and prmises to be good. Still... a great palce to pound back decent micros. Pre-8pm, itís a nice, quiet, neighborhood bar. Afterwards and on the weekends, it can get a bit... raucous. Plan accordingly. Currently on tap: Street Light, Red Lite, Hop Kitty, Nitro Boom Stout, Pumpkin Spice, Brick Wheat, (Keeganís) Motherís Milk, (Bluepoint) Blueberry and (Bluepoint) Toasted Lager. The menu has been upscaled so go for some great grub!
beerbill (103) Laurel, New York | January 3, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Itís about time I finally got around to reviewing this place. I probably get in here about 4 or 5 times a year. The space is open with lots of exposed brick with the requisite big screen TVís. Service is usually very good and friendly. The food is better than average and is the usual pub fare with a few more choices. They almost always have the same four beers on tap, plus one or two seasonals, but they canít always be relied upon. They usually have a couple of beers on draught from Blue Point and there are always bottles from Keegans. The beers themselves are pretty average with nothing outstanding. Overall, a nice place to stop in for a meal and a beer if youíre in the area, but really not worth going out of the way for.
Chapel (40) Levittown, New York | July 31, 2007| Updated October 26, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great place if you like Long Island music, however, the music might be a bit loud if you just want to sit and enjoy a beer. There is now music every day. The service was pretty good. I almost never had to wait for the bartender to come to me even though he was the only one on in a crowded area. The beer selection includes their own creations (which are all pretty decent) and a few from Blue Point and Keegan; limited but high quality. The prices, however, cannot be beat: $3 pints.
JAF737300 (45) Chicago, Illinois | June 10, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A great place for a good brew, excellent food, and a friendly staff. The food was reasonable and creative. The beers were plenty and they had some fun guest brews, and the people were super friendly....what more could you ask for!
notalush (329) Denver, Colorado | April 28, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
So I finally decided to come back to this place after a bad experience many years ago - I must say this place has become an excellent brewpub - itís got a nice, cozy, town pub feel on the inside - the ultra-friendly staff just makes the place even more comfortable (our bartender was all smiles, and made a point of memorizing our names, even though she had no idea whether or not weíd ever come back - but, oh yes, we will) - the beer selection leans toward session ales, all of which I had were solid, but they also had a strong belgian ale on that was pretty good - the lunch menu is a tad more diverse than the dinner menu, especially if youíre a vegetarian, so Iíd recommend this place for lunch and a few pints of session beer - overall a great, homey place, that seems to attract lots of return customers.
beastiefan2k (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | June 25, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Well, my rating of this place is going to be a bit skewed. Went their last night with my gf and JoeMcPhee. We sit down, I order my drink - the Hurricane Kitty IPA and the guy next me says "good choice." Long story short I was sitting next to one of the owners and his wife. Also, the parents of Tom Keegan of Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY. Had a great time with them, saw the hops garden (a beer garden surrounded with hops which are harvested once a year and used in an IPA batch). Had 6 beers on tap (2 Blue Point) and one Keegan Ale in bottle. Blue Point brewes all their beer in the brewpub. The place itself is great, lots of exposed brick. A cover band came, and I love live music. I am not saying everyone will have as good a time las me and the beer is not worldly but definitlely a stop for any real beer hunter. The IPA is terrific and whenever they get their DIPA that should be tried.
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