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t0rin0 (1443) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 17, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited May 28, 2014.
Another Irish bar. These are all over the place on Amsterdam Ave. Seriously, I must have passed two dozen on my walk. This one was busy like the rest but they had a few good beer options. Of the two dozen taps they had a couple that I hadnít tried before. The new Troegs Scratch beer was bordering on bad. Thatís what I get for trying a new tick. There wasnít anywhere to sit so I got to work through my pint standing near the door. There was a birthday party going on so that was part of the reason for it being so busy. Canít say I was overly impressed with this place but it did seem like it could be a fun place to hang out for a while. Also, from the sounds of it they do occasionally get some fun stuff in.
jtclockwork (182) , New Jersey | December 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Decent bar on the upper west side. Craft selection is small, but a few gem locals. Sports bar atmosphere on football Sunday. A bit too loud for my tastes. There arenít a whole lot of good beer bars in this area, so Iíd only go here if this is the area you happen to be in.
jrgratz (11) New York | March 4, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Lived in UWS for 4 years.. my neighborhood spot.. great bartenders.. great beer.. nice prices and comps.. improved menu.. love this place.
podey (57) New York, New York | March 1, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Came here for some HF Everett. Place is darkly lit and the music is LOUD. Those are my only gripes. The service was terrific...they found out I trekked from midtown east just for the Hill Farmstead Evertett and were so happy to hear it they bought me a free beer (Alesmith Speedway Stout, no less!). They really went out of their way for me and I will go back when I am in the neighborhood or they have something rare and asty on tap. A good selection and I really enjoyed myself here.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | May 25, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A busy bar in an area filled with bars. The selection is decent, but not worth going out of your way for. Definitely a gem in a sea of twenty something dominated dive bars, though. I cask (Green Flash the night I was there), good service despite the fact that they were packed to capacity.
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | December 1, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Quickly became my #1 choice beer bar in the UWS during my first visit and many, frequent returns afterward while I was living in Midtown at the time (kinda had to do with one of my best friends living within a block of the area). With a decent selection of beers on tap and cask, youíll have no problem finding at least three highly rated beers on the menu. Food is typical bar food. Get there early, because it gets pretty crowded on the weekends. If youíre a girl, Iíve found that many guys will sacrifice their seat for you here. There should more of that going around... Return: Yes.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 24, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located among the college/frat boy swillholes on the Upper West Side is this pleasant, and lively, pub, where thirsty beer lovers can find a convenient pint of something frothy, a big, sloppy cheeseburger and efficient service.
A moderately size place with an average size bar, George Keeleyís makes for a fine evening, and if that evening is a Friday, the place will be packed, but well mannered and in to decent beer. No pretentions here. While I would not go out of my way to stop by - my travels to the city rarely get me to the UWS - it still is a fine place in a city filled with fine places - and a few crappy ones too, but weíre not about those.
Oh, here is what I had: Victory Donnybrook Stout, Arcadia Starboard Stout and an ESB on cask.
kiplog (15) Evanston, Illinois | January 29, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Friendly, small, with a solid but not overwhelming collection of taps - one or two interesting selections. The owner seems to constantly seek out hard to find kegs. Iíll call it the best UWS beer bar for that reason, just edging out Westside Brewing.
Stopped in on an early afternoon, so fairly empty with only a couple of regulars and a couple of tourists. Owner was at the bar so I got to talk beer while I tried a Fishermans off the beer engine, and a Jewbelation of the tap. 2 beers not for the uninitiated.
JoeMcPhee (510) Toronto, ON, Ontario | December 1, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Popped in here for an hour or so while walking on the UWS. Sort of a sports bar kind of vibe. About 20 or so taps and one cask. Specials are pretty solidly priced (4 bucks), but regular pints aren’t. The cask of IPA was in great shape when I was in. This place is a welcome addition to an area that doesn’t have a whole lot going on beer-wise.
JCastner (11) New York | July 8, 2008| Updated December 9, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Friendly staff, laid back atmosphere, and monthly local brew tastings make this pub the best choice on the UWS.
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