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JoeMcPhee (513) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 14, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Stopped in here a few times while I was in town. Dark wood paneled room with lots of glass and shiny brass. I didnít eat while I was here but the beers were okay. Nothing really spectacular (although the Spring Bock was surprisingly tasty). Enjoyable though. A very surly bartender the first night... someone much friendlier the next day. OK.
bhensonb (505) Woodland, California | August 9, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
January 2006. The layout is awkward enough to be intriguing. I enjoyed both stouts, and now wish I had paid more attention to the other beers. Bar staff was willing to discuss the stouts.
BVery (496) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 26, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I seem to stop here everytime Iím in DC. Most recently on 8.1.07. Selection is somewhat small, but you can get various house brews on tap/cask. Decor is very classy, and the food is top-notch.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | March 19, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A grand old place with a 1930s look to it, art nouveau meets bierhaus, prohibition era music. For a chain, the beers are OK to solid. Menu is limited to steak which is the speciality...no complaints here, love the complimentary cornbread.
b727trijet (359) Isleworth, England | March 4, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
More the feel of an upmarket restaurant than a brewpub! The beers however were all full of flavour and of good quality. The food was a nice change from burgers and pizza.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | October 7, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I love the decoration of this place - a high vaulted room with a balcony and pillars supporting the room. Like a very classical restaurant with a modern decoration. The service was premium, not just in the bar, where I sat in the busiest lunch hour, but the manager of the place also spotted me taking notes and came over to talk (and even gave me my drinks for free), and later he sent the brewer over to me. Just a great experience. The steak I had was wonderful. They had 6 beers on tap when I was there ranging from boring (the light lager) to wonderful.
PorterPounder (323) Tallahassee, Florida | October 18, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited here in Oct í06 on a Tuesday night. Very crowded and hopping. Nice atmosphere - lots of dark wood and brass and two floors. Found room at the bar quickly though and the service was prompt - the pizza came in about three minutes! Had about seven or so on tap and I was impressed that they had a very detailed menu on the wall that listed the tapping date, ABV, Gravity etc. Beers were about average - but enough variety to keep you happy. Came for the Bourbon Stout - decent - but not overwhelming. Still a great place
ben4321 (308) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 10, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Iíd been meaning to stop in here for years, but if Iím in this part of town I usually wins up drinking at RFD (about a block and a half down the road). Finally met some people for dinner here last weekend. This place is alright. Itís a slightly more upscale version of Rock Bottom, with solid food, and decent beer. None of the beers were great or terrible to me (I think I had them all between 2.7-3.3). Choices were pretty weak on style diversity (specifically nothing hoppy). Decent brewpub. Nice food. Hey, itís a visitable place, but I wouldnít go out of my way to stop here.
JoeinDahlem (295) Berlin, Germany | June 13, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
My experiences here have varied from great to disappointing, and it usually hinges on the service. The beers are pretty good, and youíll find what you need to match with your meal. There are usually a couple of interesting seasonals, besides the popular bourbon stout. Iíve had a couple of awesome steaks here.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | December 6, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
If a steakhouse and a firemanís bar mated, the atmosphere here would be the result. Large open spaces (for the size of the place at least), dark burgundy and wood everywhere. The beers arenít amazing, and parking is hellish. Still probably a nice place to cozy up to the bar and watch a game. Service was laid back but attentive. 8 things listed as on tap, but only 6 of them were on. Still a sampler of six good sized pours only ran me $6.5 so itís hard to argue with that.
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