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hotstuff (39) Indiana | September 10, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Long overdue rating. Visited this establishment in April, 2010 during the week in the early afternoon. It is rather dark and rustic looking. Tables and booths and bar seating. The beers were hit and miss. I did not partake in ordering any food. Service at the bar was hit and miss. I have my doubts that this place will be in business for very long as that for some reason is the impression it left on me upon departing this establishment.
inkubus27 (16) highland, Indiana | February 21, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve stopped by twice since itís been open, and both times have been really good experiences. All the beers iíve tried have been really good, especially for being such a young brewery. Food improved a lot the second time i stopped in.
cexshun (5) Portage, Indiana | November 5, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
OK ambiance. Kind of stuck at a crossroads between family join, brew pub and sports bar. The music is hit or miss. One Friday, they had a pair of acoustic guitars that were great. The next Friday was some Borat looking guy playing the super sounds of 70s and doing so poorly. We actually left that night because the music ruined the whole atmosphere. The service is OK. First waitress I had was great. She clocked out and the replacement was horrid. My beer was empty for 10 full minutes before she even looked my way. The next time I took my wife, it took forever to get our food. Waiter said the kitchen was backed up with tickets, but the place was less then half full. Beer selection is average. 2 or 3 house beers on tap, and a few guest beers. From a brew pub, Iíd expect 10+ craft beers. The food is excellent. While itís nothing high end, their classic bar food is exceptional. The Reuben was amazing and the nacho chips were made in house. Beer prices were ok. Growlers were super expensive, 50% higher then Three Floyds. Food prices were on par with any family dining establishment. This place has a lot of potential. If theyíd pick a personality and commit to it, they could do well. The staff is knowledgeable, but very hit or miss. This place is close, and I was wishing for a homerun. Hopefully theyíll get it together.
BBB63 (135) La Porte , Indiana | October 11, 2009| Updated March 28, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Revisit review, Mar 2010, score 60
The place was much more packed this time around, they had some charity function going on which seemed to overwhelm the staff for awhile. Again, they served my first beer is a chilled glass, and far too cold in general. ARGGH! I had to ask for a menu twice but on the good side, the pub burger was excellent and the service did get better once more help arrived. The best news is that the beer selection had improve in quantity as well as quality, 4 of the 5 beers I had were good to excellent. Talked to the brewer and confirmed that they needed to do a lot of tweaking to the beer making processes and it showed, Now if they can just tweak the service.
Original review, Oct 2009, score 48
Soft opening, still work on the building in progress: Located in the heart of downtown Hobart in an old Furniture building. The space is pretty wide open with both table and booth seating and of course a large bar area with two TVís. The place is pretty dark inside honestly and a bit rustic. It is too quite and needs either the TVís turned up or some background music. I guess there is a live band on Thursday which could help. They still have a limited beer selection at this point but also have a fair amount of guest taps including New Holland and Sun King. Growler prices are okay. Now the biggest issue I had is that the beer is served far too cold and will be served in frosted pint glasses unless you ask in advance to get a room temp glass. IMO, the jury is out if this place will succeed. Got a lot of work in the brewery and will the beers to make it somewhere I will want to visit in Lake County.(I did not have the food but it looked good and I will try if i go back).
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