United States > Florida > Jacksonville
drowland (197) Georgia | September 30, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Wow, this place sucks.
I went after midnight on a Saturday night, so maybe that was part of the issue. Decently lit place, packed with frat boys and gross, skuzzy people. The place houses pool tables, ping pong tables, and some sort of weird life-sized battleship. Itís definitely not what youíre expecting out of what claims to be a great beer bar with 85 taps. The music was so loud I couldnít hear myself think, let alone talk to my wife.
Our bartender was prompt enough and able to tell us what was on tap and little bits about the beer. In fact, he was perfectly nice and fine, which was a change from the rest of the disaster this place was.
85 taps, but many are taken up by macros. They focus on Florida and local beers, but there is definitely nothing special on tap. An out of stater could get a ton of ticks, though.
One of the weirdest parts is that they donít have a liquor license, so they sell all of these weird cocktails made with "wine based" liquor... we were able to score $2 jello shots... okay...
The beers were average priced.
Overall - I will not be back to this place unless there is something on tap there that I canít get at other bars.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | June 18, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
When I visited: Late March 2014.
What I had: Southern Tier Porter and Victory DirtWolf Double IPA on tap, a couple of white wines for the lady.
What I liked: Spacious and inviting bar, college party vibe, gargantuan draught list, fast and engaging service, fair prices, a dive bar with class.
What I disliked: My porter tasted a bit dull; not sure whether that was due to an old keg or something else.
Would I go back? Probably, though Iíd be sure to ask for a sample before ordering a full pint of anything.
Overall Rating: 76
kchampagne (17) Jacksonville, Florida | June 11, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fun "dive" bar in the Kings Street district. Theyíve recently got a a bunch of great beers on tap. They do host a lot of local beers, but they feature some hard to find stuff from all over. It seems as though the distributor stopped sending beer to Kickbacks and began bringing it to Dahliaís. Thereís a huge selection of beer on tap and when I went there, there were only two macros on tap out of 85, so Iíd say thatís a good ratio, sorry DRowland, you know youíre my buddy. This is the best beer bar on the street by far.
regnide (3) , | January 21, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | July 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dahliaís is a dive bar with a crazy amount of taps. The draft list is a real mix bag of stuff, some awesome and limited and many others macros and all too common! Definitely worth visiting if youíre not from the neck of the woods as there was plenty that I hadnít had. They also offered up an unusual bottle/can menu.... Even managed to score a Colt 45 high gravity for $2 or something! Barman was friendly, but not knowledgeable. Decent place to stop past, tick a few beers and play some pool I guess.
GT2 (629) San Diego County , California | March 1, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A dive bar with nearly 100 taps, quantity over quality. Ambiance is pool bar, darts, casual, unassuming. Some interesting finds on tap though with Green Room, Cigar City, Swamp Head, and Iím sure Bold City and Intuition. Overall less impressive thank Kickbacks across the street plus this place does not serve food and the ambiance is not as good. Bright, industrial lighting was a little bizarre for a dive bar. Prices are low and the bartender was kind, though no beer expert. Didnít seem like you could get taster size pours so get ready to get a bunch of random drafts and share them around I guess. One thing to note is that there isnít so much overlap on the taplist here with Kickbackís, so it is definitely worth a peek in after a Kickbacks night to see what is up and maybe play some pool. Fun place overall.
jbruner (125) Athens, Georgia | February 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very dive bar for the amount of taps, but it has its charms. Pool tables, a ping pong table, dart boards, and a fun game of "Beer-tleship". Service was friendly but not the most knowledge, I wanted Hopslam and he recommended the Pensacola Bay Lilí Napoleon. The real star here is the shear amount of taps this place has, which I have also heard means they donít clean them very often, but I guess thatís to be expected with the esthetic of the bar. Kickbackís is up the street and itís a lot better for beer lovers.
azorie (29) Florida | February 10, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Been twice, early on they opened early but the place is quite frankly a sad dump. Cheaply done. at least the bathroom was clean. but there is just 1! its a single bar that happens to try to take advantage of the craft beer fad. Its sad I liked it when it opened early. They had some nice owners that own around bar, but they seem to lack passion for the beer. Its just a quick buck to many here in town sadly.
Service is ok but you have to go to bar, so you hope so. Prices are tad high imho. Sadly half pours and all that crap.
After 2nd visit we never go back unless it changes. its too bad they COULD have beat out KB, its NOT that hard to do.
jsquire (173) St. Marys, Ohio | January 6, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place had lots of taps and the ubiquitous games that all the bars seem to have in Jax. Ping pong, foosball and giant drinking battleship games were there and Connect Four seemed to be a hit. Young crowd. They had plenty of craft beer, Florida micros and imports on the tap list. Fun place if you can put up with the 20-somethings.
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