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rumproasts (130) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
only 10 beers are available. i tried almost all of them and found everything to be above average or better. the red trolley was exceptional.
food was also above average.
drpimento (146) La Crosse, Wisconsin | November 7, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I came here based upon last year when I was out here and had a really tasty bottle a their brew. And that it was just off the trolley route which for a lazy fuck like me adds a lot of charisma. They have a smallish patio in front which had an employee enjoying whilst he did some sort of arcane paperwork. Got a spot at the far end of the bar by the tap tower and immediiate service. Easy going bartenders and customers. Bartenders went from very accomodating to work a day. Thereís a view of the brewery behind the back bar and a wide range of beers to look at from my spot. Great garlicy aromas in the air. Just got a very polite sniff an sample of an obscure tequila plata from the gracious bartender. Nice large oak bar, overhead is old school commercial, good lighting, sports on TV, growlers to go. I think my score should be better. But there you go.
Terminus (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent place if your staying in downtown SD. Dont go out of your way for it, but if your in town for a conference or some other event, you may want to give it a shot. the beer is average to just above. Food is tasty and the service is very good. it didnt hurt that our watress was really cute and friendly and seemed to know quite a bit about the beer they had. Definate bonus!
gsmitty80 (190) Washington DC | June 22, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Buddy and I had a couple beers here and some good food. The service was very nice and attentive. Good experience.
ghawener (83) San Salvador, El Salvador | January 1, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Serve only 10 Karl Strauss beers and 1 (the Saison) was out... Food is OK.
hamilton23 (11) Alpine, California | October 17, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you like Karl Strauss Beer, this is the place to go, but be warned...they have no guest taps. So you have your choice of ten taps, all pouring various varieties of Karl Strauss.
They have a cask night each Thursday night. Some have been better than others.
The food is pretty good. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich. Their turkey burger is also pretty tasty.
Brewman63 (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for a few drinks after spending all day at the zoo. Service was great. Asked the bartender if they had any of their 20 yr aniversary ale on tap to sample. They didnít but he opened a bottle for us and everyone at the bar to try. Was good for a wine/grape-flavored brew. The Oktoberfest was very drinkable as is the Red Trolley Ale. Only had an appetizer (garlic fries, which were good) so I canít comment too much on the food. Definitely worth checking out.
daveshawley (3) Doylestown, Pennsylvania | September 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went here both nights that we were in downtown San Diego. The lure of Coronado wasnít strong enough to pull me away. The food is great, the service is amazing, and the beer is very good. The only things that I can ding this on are that it can be a little loud inside and the selection is limited to their brews - not a bad thing, but it is hard to justify a high "Selection" score. There is no mention of their "Belgian Trippel" here... a shame... this is an amazing brew. Not a typical trippel, but truly a wonder.
Pyobon (40) Sydney, Australia | March 21, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Brewpub and family restaurant. Serve their own beers including a couple which are very good (eg Tower 10). The food was good and the service friendly and helpful.
trampdaddy (43) California | March 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good place to stop for lunch or early dinner in downtown. Tower 10 IPA always a crowd pleaser! Friendly staff and cool atmossphere!
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