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Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Union Square location: Nice woody interior with plenty of space. I went there in the afternoon and it had a nice familial feel. What weíre in for is the beers though and I must admit that the stout is the only reason to go there, but itís so well positioned and easy to get to, that only time contraints could justify not trying their stout once if youíre in the city.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 10, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited two of these on my most recent trip into the city, the Empire State and the South St. Seaport... this rating is for the former because the latter was pretty crappy. I like any place that has five seasonals going at any one time, and this place did. Some were good and some were average, but you could always count on something decent. Food was solid, friendly service. Not cheap, but youíre drinking in mid-town, so what do you expect. It was pretty quiet when we were there, especially considering it was a Friday. Check it out if youíre in town... itís worth it.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | July 5, 2007
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Two years ago I visited this venue. I remember it was awkward getting in the door, awkward getting seated. I donít remember the particular beers I hope I enjoyed. The food was ok, at least I donít recall it being otherwise. The point being that really good places like Maggies up on 45th or so I can definitely recall with some detail. So I must consider this location average.
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 13, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Visited the Empire State Building site it was pleasant but nothing great. Went downstairs which seems to be aimed more at the drinking fraternity than food seekers, the beer was fine, atmosphere ok though I felt it was dominated by far too many tvís playing endless sport. Also seemed very expensive.
Ibrew2or3 (300) Tempe, Arizona | July 27, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited the one near Radio City. Nice interior with lots of wood and nick nacks hanging about. Real friendly staff. My one visit I had an excellent meal. Very good for a place like this. The beer was pretty good too. I consumed the Barelywine and IPA. No complaints. If Iím in the area again I wonít hesitate to stop in.
notalush (279) Denver, Colorado | August 20, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Yet another NYC beer place Iíve been to a million times and not rated - this is probably my favorite Heartland location - itís roomy inside, and quite laid back compared to some of the other locations - itís location in Union Square is a plus, as the other locations are in mostly touristy parts of town - the food and beer is the same as the other locations, obviously (ie. overpriced and mostly lackluster) - if you must go to Heartland, then come here, but trust me, no one must go to heartland.
PorterPounder (244) Tallahassee, Florida | November 28, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited the Times Square location. Had at least 10 on tap - all above average - loved the Farmer Johnís Oatmeal Stout. Nice cozy setting, looks like a library inside an old mansion. Servers were chatty and quick. Did not try the food - only stopped by for night caps. Will seek on ant retrub visit to NYC
KnutAlbert (240) Oslo, Norway | October 8, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I was at the Empire State Building pub, crowded, but in mid afternoon I got a seat at the bar. Speedy and friendly service, while the beers are rather run of the mill. The sampler tray is nicely priced.
Sure, there are better pubs, but itís worth a visit. With their locations, itís not a detour from where a tourist is going anyway...
Combine this with the Ginger Man a few blocks away.
swoopjones (230) Buffalo, New York | February 28, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in for lunch. Food was pretty good. Beer ok. One hell of a location though
caesar (224) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | May 27, 2010
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Nice square in NYC. Waiters and waitresses fighting to get our order. Very pumped pacey. Moderate brewpub.
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