United States > Virginia > Richmond
Travlr (1271) Washington, Washington DC | April 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was the only one in the place on a Saturday night (Easter weekend) at 7:30, which made me a bit nervous. But the place filled up within 10 minutes, and Both the locals and the staff made me feel right at home. Tap list is very solid, bottle list is amll but well chosen. Sean is everything you would ever want in a bartender - friednly, attentive, great suggestions, impressive beer and systems knowledge, an absolute pleasure. A must-stop on any beer tour of Richmond.
Drake (416) Free Union, Virginia | April 24, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Finally got to stop here. Small place, very small. Neighborhood bar feel. Located in an older building, so expect that kind of ambience. Apparently there is an upstairs but I didnít see it. I hear the food is cheap and good, but didnít partake. Service was awesome. The usual bartender is a really cool guy. Good tap and bottle list. Prices were reasonable. Parking could be tricky. Nice place overall.
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | November 16, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Super-relaxed, friendly ambiance. This is a well-worn pub that feelís like itís been around for ages. The staff and locals were all inviting, congenial. The selection will be a bit disappointing if youíre looking to drink local beer. The 12 or so taps are devoted to a geographically diverse set of options. My pint from 21st Amendment didnít taste super fresh, but it was acceptable. The foodís pretty mediocre, but cheap. Overall, a great local, but not beer geek heaven.
Butters (176) Richmond, Virginia | March 9, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
This place is NOT bad, it just wasnít for me. It was REALLY small and cramped. Our service was really slow. And the food wasnít anything to write home about. I think if I lived a few blocks away, I could make it my home base bar, but I definitely am not gonna go out of my way to visit again.
TheBeerGod (106) Newport News, Virginia | February 13, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Went here on 12-31-03. Celebrated the New Year here. Aubrey is correct, very small place. Has an upstairs but you want to be next to the bar, lest you wait "forever" for beer. I have not been hit with the "tainted line" syndrome, as Aubrey has, and I've been there several times within the last few years. They usually have some stuff on hand pump from Dominion along with Legend and others. They have a rotating stock of draft and bottles but almost alwys have the "hometown" brews. The few times I've had the food, it's been damn good, although it's been a awhile since I have had it. Worth the time to go here.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | November 15, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice small location near carytown. A small selection of tap and bottled beers, but are certainly decent. Itís location in the fan makes it easily accessible.
Aubrey (74) Bellingham, Washington | January 21, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small place. Get there early if you want a seat. Nice selection of beer ... and on most occasions the staff was friendly -- especially the owner, who's really cool. Sadly, I have had some beers that tasted like they passed through tainted lines. This was over a year ago though, so maybe they've "cleaned" up their act since then. Oh, and it can get really smoky in there, especially on weekend evenings. Occasionally they'll have some real winners on tap (i.e., Alpha King). Be sure to check out the pic of the owner sitting next to Michael Jackson on your way out.
tia (72) Sandston, Virginia | August 18, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Commercial Taphouse is a neighborhood place with its very own vibe which it sticks to. Canít remember ever having a service problem. Foodís always decent. Prices decent- especially for the larger size beer servings. I think I need to come here more often.
Foxbush (63) Richmond, Virginia | January 14, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This was a birthday selection with my daughter and son. The french fries are extra special. A wider slection of beers then normal. The bartender was discussing the selections with a patron at the bar. I want to go back and sit and try other ales and beers. I had the 2007 Bigfoot and Victory Headwaters. Highly recommended for slection in a small bar.
RABinVA (59) Fredericksburg, Virginia | June 13, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great little hole-in-the-wall style craft beer bar. They keep a rotating selection of draft and bottles including at least 1 cask at all times. Proper glassware, good food that compliments the beer, and a friendly environment go a long way to making this a great place to sit back and have some good beer with friends. No loud music and itís small enough that it doesnít get crowded to the point of not being able to hear yourself talk over everybody else. They also do live music which is a nice addition.
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