brokensail (1265) San Leandro, California | January 27, 2014
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 15/20
Walked up the street from Heroes to check this place out. Lots of taps, including a lot of local Riverside county breweries like Wicks and Packinghouse. There were lots of Firestone, Sam Adams, Stone, and Sierra Nevada handles as well. Prices on the beer were decent and as t0rin0 mentioned, you can choose a different pour size on most things. Service was good and friendly, but the place was kind of empty. Mostly a burgers and fries type place where you can have a pretty decent beer. Nothing to really write home about here, but at least theyíve got some respectable choices. Would be a fine place to hang out and grab something to eat.
t0rin0 (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 16, 2013
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 13/15
- FOOD 8/10
- VALUE 5/10
- OVERALL 17/20
Visited December 13, 2013.
Donít know if this place is new but I just recently heard about it (thanks to joetheyounger) a week ago. Itís about 1 block from the new Heroes brewery (the old Big Cheese location) and next door to another place that I need to check out that is probably place tick worthy called Pixels. In December the downtown area is crazy. Donít try to park here or even drive through the area.
Inside there is a bar in the center of the room with tables all around the room. The tap set up is pretty neat. Theyíve used kegs (or built something to look like kegs) and attached are the taps. The lineup is decent to good; about as good as youíre going to find in Riverside. They have some big name stuff (good stuff) as well as a couple of locals from Hangar 24, Packing House, and Wicks. They serve beer in a ridiculous amount of sizes. 10oz, 16oz, 20oz, and two different beer towers with the bigger one being 1.5 gallons.
The food is either hot dogs or hamburgers. You can build your own or choose one of the pre-made ones. I went with the Mac Dog which is a hot dog with some chunks of deep fried mac and cheese on top along with some chipotle sauce. Itís actually really good, despite the visual of having mac and cheese on top of a hot dog. They give you a wax pen and a laminated menu so you can write (order) just about any combination of items you want from the menu. The prices are high, maybe not ridiculous, but high. They have this thing on the table where you flip the one page over to show a red sign that indicates that you need service. Itís similar to the green/red thing at the Brazillian BBQ places.
Iíll definitely be stopping back in.