United States > California > Claremont
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | October 31, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure why this is a ratebeer place, only about 12 taps. Only three were local micros. Guinness, Newcastle, angry orchard cider, la chouffe, Duvel, Sierra Nevada. Server didnít know the rotating taps. No direction upon entering as to where to sit, seat yourself or whatever. No hostess. One server for 45 people. Decor of a deli and grandma gift store. Food was decent, not impressive. Burger was ordered Medium rare and came out well done. Not sure why they decided to build a clone of Eureka burger literally connected to Eureka burger. I donít see this place staying in business sadly.
t0rin0 (1139) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 26, 2013| Updated February 27, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited July 25, 2013.
This place is hidden in the back of the Packing House building. I saw the sandwich board on the sidewalk pointing the way but I ended up walking all the way through the building before realizing that this place is hidden in the farthest darkest corner. They really need a bigger sign, or at least get themselves on the building map.
Inside is very reminiscent of the old T Phillips with the high ceilings, the dark wood furniture, and the nice stone bar. Actually, come to think of it, the nice stone counter top disappeared when T Phillips became Lordsburg Tap House, which is about the same time that another appeared at Tonyís new place (Beer Belly Deli), hmm... Anyway, the place is a deli primarily but has a lot of beer as well. Not sure if either aspect of the business would survive without the other.
I had a Sculpin on tap but could have just as easily gone for Ruination, Chouffe, or Orval (scrolled past the $9 bottle price). Service was good. The prices were a bit high. My club sandwich was alright but the dill Havarti they promised was really only a small cube on top of the sandwich and not in the sandwich at all. Next time Iíll try the BBQ pork sandwich.
JoeTheYounger (45) Claremont, California | July 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool new spot right behind Eureka Burger Claremont. I got a Reuben sandwich on Rye with some chipotle mustard served with a side of sweet potato tater tots. 12 beers on tap and approximately 50 different bottles. Service was good, everyone was friendly. It is on the pricey side for a sandwich though. They are working out some opening kinks still and said the beer selection should get better.
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