AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
502F (47) Time Out, Washington DC | February 12, 2010
This is a dingy dive bar for Kenyon College students (which I am) and some Gambier/Mt. Vernon locals. There are 6 taps, but only one or two are reserved for "craft" beers, which are mostly Sam Adams or other nearly-macro beers. Their bottle selection offers more of a craft ratio, but "dead guy" is probably their most exotic option, which should sum up for you guys how the selection goes. The atmosphere is shit. A dingy bar with bad lighting and no lights. Rednecks and drunken college students. Though I am part of the later, I have an excuse, Iím a college student; thus, I wouldnít suggest any of you respectable adults visit this place. Go to the Village in a mere 100 yards away or the Kenyon Inn a mere 200 yards away. The value is nothing to bat an eyelash at either... except with the pitchers or macros. Food is alright for bar food, but its all overpriced IMO. I like diver bars, but I would never go to this one if I didn;t go to Kenyon.
AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Gambierís pizza place, once again under new management. The food seems to have taken a step up from the last go-round. Thatís not saying much, but they get credit for trying new things on the menu. The beer selection is definitely back, with a good selection on tap and the cooler well-stocked with micros like it was a few years ago. Still feel like drinking in your friendís dadís basement, though.