Handles Gastropub | Pleasanton, California
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Handles Gastropub
Exceptional based on 2 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

855 Main St
Pleasanton, California United States 94566 [ print map ]
925 399 6690

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Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Mayor: t0rin0 (2) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 20

Handles Gastropub

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Beer Available At Handles Gastropub (arranged by most recent)
Handles Alisal Pale Ale , Handles Schwitterham Hef , Handles Boquet Blonde , Handles Lost Tunnel Brown , St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Drakes Denogginizer 99, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA 83, Heretic Evil Twin 97, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94
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2 reviews for Handles Gastropub
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  65%
 Selection  83%
 Food  70%
 Value  55%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  74%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (863) Orange County, California | December 27, 2013
Downtown spot which is conveniently across the street from Main St. Brewing. This place has a decent list of beers including four of their own. I opted for a flight of those and skipped the others. The house beers were not very good, but their hefeweizen was at least decent. Guest taps offered nothing too noteworthy, but all solid offerings. The service was quick even though the place was crowded. There is a small dining room which is adjacent to the bar area, but they have some other dining rooms/areas, too and a pretty substantial location. Prices were fair on the beer, didnít look at the food menu.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1360) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 13, 2013
Visited November 9, 2013.

When I heard there was a new brewery in Pleasanton (Iron Oak) and that I can try their beers here I was sold, since said brewery doesnít have a tasting room. After inspecting the menu I see that they have some house beers, which surprised me since I had never heard of this place previously. Then the server tells me that they are made exclusively for them by Firestone... but they are the same four that a ton of other bars claim as house beers as well. Iím skeptical. Anyway, I scrolled past those beers and went for an Anchor OSA.

This is right downtown and literally across the street from the Main Street Brewery. Both places have live music and both seemed to favor classic rock but this side of the street was a little quieter. We could eat our food while the band did their thing. The food wasnít bad. I had a chicken sandwich that was enjoyable. The server was friendly but she was busy and didnít have much time for us. Oh well, we got everything we needed.

The tap list is pretty good. I want to say they had about 30 taps. Four were house beers, then there were two Iron Oak beers, a couple of Drakes taps, a couple of Heretic taps, and some other California taps like Anchor, 21A, and Black Diamond. Then thereís the St Bernardus 12, which is probably the best beer available but thatís a hard one to compete with. This is a cool place and Iíll be back at some point in the future. Prices were a bit high.

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