United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | February 22, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Small building, and fairly neatly organized with a couple levels of seating. Decor is haphazard and follows no themes at all. Fairly hopping mid-day on a Friday. The bartender was nice enough. Beers were dirt cheap, but sadly, pretty drab. Plenty of street parking and they may have a lot behind. I could see this place getting fairly raucous.
Dixonian (144) Plano, Texas | October 11, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
I wonder what this building originally was because you can tell itís old. The brewing system is right behind the bar which adds a cool touch. Small upstairs that looks over the entire place. They have 4 taps of house brews; on my visit the ESB and Plain X Stout were my favorites.,
Garbageman (19) Lexington, South Carolina | January 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
As one of Columbiaís original and still the best brewery, we love grabbing dinner here. The specials are always the best choice and the rotating brew great.
nuplastikk (41) Madison, Wisconsin | October 1, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
A few blocks from the capital building. Meter parking. Sort of interesting fod menu. We had the smoked duck soup and the Prosciutto on Ciabatto...each pretty nice but hardly foodie caliber. They only had three beers on tap, a Porter, Pale Ale, and Wheat. 3.75 a pint.
gvmdw7 (42) California | March 21, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beer rating website, so that was my primary focus with this rating. Unfortunately there are only 4 beers on tap, and the ESB was the best, but the beer left something to be deesired. That being said, the food was excellent. It had a great pub atmosphere, but I have a soft spot for exposed brick. If nothing else, the food is well worth the trip
craftycarl21 (71) Washington, Washington DC | April 30, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very cool place a block away from USC in Columbia. Great atmosphere with delicious food- had a really good salad. Beer is average to good, not a huge selection but still tasty stuff. Definitely worth checking out if youíre in town.
beernovice39 (248) Montana | April 27, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great hole in the wall feel here. 3 beers, wheat, esb and pale on always with a fourth rotating and one guest. Great service. Next time will try some of the food.
lambchop (6) South Carolina | April 1, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not too much of a selection but the ESB was rather spectacular. Good food amd kist a rather good place to hang out.;
Velkyal (74) Gordonsville, Virginia | January 6, 2011| Updated November 28, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is nice and the food very nice. The barman was excellent and the place felt like a proper pub instead of some poncey beer bar. Just my kind of place.
Re-visit: went on Saturday evening after Thanksgiving. Again very good beer, the ESB was excellent and the stout a solid offering. Service was prompt and friendly, an all round good time again!
devilsuit (4) South Carolina | October 20, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very friendly, neighborhood bar atmosphere. Beers are good, if not great & the ESB is a personal favorite. Kitchen gets many menu items locally, so food is fresh & tasty!
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