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BeerCommonSewr (9) North Carolina | October 1, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very impressive beer selection. Food is OK but not half bad. Somewhat overpriced but not entirely unreasonable. Flights for sampling, different beers on special regularly rotated, newly arrived brews posted, glass night on Wednesdays (very cool), and a 200 beer club where you can get your name put on a plate on the wall. All fun stuff if you are into beer. I would have liked to see yards available but given the usual crowded college atmosphere this is probably prohibitive. There are a decent number of TVs on the walls to watch a game on. There is even a little sofa lounge area near the front of the building to hang out and relax. Pool and darts are in the back as well. I recommend checking it out. Cool place.
OldGrowth (172) the Containment Area, North Carolina | June 3, 2006| Updated August 10, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited 5/31/06. Wife and I had dinner here. Great beer selection, though weird way they break down the beers, they use the Standard Reference Method (Pale, amber, dark) to classify beers and have a unique pricing chart on the menu. Using symbols to represent prices, prices from 3.00 to 26.00, Good mix of local, national, international beers here. Canít imagine not finding something you like here. Kind of kitchie, lots of stuff on walls, hanging from ceiling, dark and smokey inside, they do have a patio area to sit outside. Big bar area 25 - 30 chairs and tables too. It is loud when full. Itís a sit yourself policy for finding tables. Waitress was good and prompt. Knew one of the beers was out as soon as I asked for it. Food was Ok, very limited menu. Apps and a couple sandwiches mainly. We had some buffalo chicken and a couple of the pizza slices. The pizza slices are about 1/4 of a decent size pizza and were Ok. I had the Edenton big boss ipa, Cotton wood endo ipa and the Duck-Rabbit milk stout. If you want the biggest beer selection in Raleigh this is it. Some street parking is available and ther are a couple pay lots right next door. Near the Clarion hotel in the downtown area. Worth a visit if in Raleigh. 06/03/08 Just to add on some comments now that Iíve gone here several times. Line cleaning seems to be an issue, Iíve had several beers that taste like someone just plugged in a new keg. This Saucer has a very small kitchen and it shows, food is fairly lame.brought down foods score and overall score to reflect my opinion. I keep trying, but I just donít like this place,
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 15, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I have been to this place 3 times now, and it is great if youíre up for trying new beers on tap (or in bottle). The other night they had 81 draught selections. In addition, you can create your own flights. The food is typical pub fare. Staff are very helpful, but it is very busy in there, especially Thur through Sat night, so they do their best to move quickly.
FistFullOfCats (8) Raleigh, North Carolina | October 25, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
The great beer selection is the only great thing about this place. Choose your own íflightsí are a great way to try a bunch of beers for cheap. Service is slow as hell and stuffed into stupid school girl uniforms, making me embarrassed to be seen there. Noisy inside, but if the weather is nice the patio is great. Very frat-tastic. Why do they go to a place with a bunch of great beers on tap if they are just going to order Mudweiser? Go during NC State school breaks only. And bring the waitresses some pants.
bmanning (8) Holly Springs, North Carolina | October 19, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Most people go to this place for their HUGE selection of draft beers. The food is below average bar food however. And the service is very slow.
DocLock (145) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | September 30, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Sat at a picnic table outside, with a shitty view. The crowd was college kids and some older apparent beer geeks. Great draft and bottle beer selection. The food was mediocre, and the service was rather slow. Very crowded. Worth a trip to see their bee menu.
donrajin (47) Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina | August 20, 2005
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
They had a pretty good list of beers to choose from, but I had to send 3 back because they had the old taste. The selection may become better, because they just passed a higher beer law for the state. The service might be better, but our waitress only wanted to keep flirting with her boyfriend at the bar. The food was pretty much grill style and not anything great to choose from.
BlueDevil0206 (10) Durham, North Carolina | June 12, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Parking is hard, usually I have to park on Hillsborough. Atmosphere is lousy, mostly college students drinking Miller Lite out of bottles on Mondays (when they can get a pint for less). The pizza is decent but everything else is overpriced and mediocre. Now to the beer....the selection is great for the 6% law but sometimes some beers taste old and oxidized or just not fresh. Also, one waitress gave me a hard time because I called her out on getting me the wrong beer but she didnít believe me so I had to raise hell to the manager who end up giving me the pint she gave me plus the pint I wanted, as should have been done to begin with. Overall, good place if you are close (best on Monday for $2.50 pints).
ancherrera (3) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 29, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Staff is pleasant, selection is great, parking is awful.
Monday $2 pipnts for ANYTHING on tap except belgians....
UNCCTF (11) Charlotte, North Carolina | November 27, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited 11/04. Pretty big place - lots of open spaces inside and out. Tons of beer to choose from, and good pizza (something that Charlotte doesnít have). I also liked the TVís behind the bar to watch ballgames on. Great joint - the only downside is that itís hard to find parking in downtown Raleigh.
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