Located across the street from a mall, Champs shares a parking lot with a Hampton Inn and a Cracker Barrel. As the name suggests, itís a sports bar theme with the ubiquitous flat screens. They had 35-40 on tap. Nothing too adventurous but some solid local and regional crag options. They also had some bombers and Belgians at bar prices. It wasnít anything particularly memorable but for Altoona itís probably 2nd only to Knickerbocker tavern.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Big fan of this place. Solid rotating tap list, reasonable pricing, growlers to go. Foot is rather good for whatís to be expected. Big, delicious sandwiches, great appetizers. This place is only surpassed by the Knick in selection, but the family friendly atmosphere and good food makes it a must stop in Altoona.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Basic sports bar kind of atmosphere. The staff were attentive but not exceptionally knowledgeable. Very nice tap selection and a good number of bottles. The food was much better than I expected and the prices and portions were quite reasonable. Probably the best beer destination in the Altoona area.