United States > Florida > Jacksonville
JCB (223) Durham, North Carolina | May 1, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Glad to spend a couple hours here on a recent biz trip. If I lived in Jacksonville, Iíd want to be here all the time. Nice neighborhood vibe, eclectic clientele, unpretentious surroundings, and an absolutely massive tap list. Waiter was super cool, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and Iím happy I just went with dudeís recommendations throughout. Didnít have any food besides some sweet potato fries, but my host assured me the menu was tip-top pub grub overall. Really impressed overall.
cratez (215) Toronto, Ontario | June 18, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
When I visited: Late March 2014.
What I had: Over the course of two visits Ė New Belgium Spring Blonde, Stone Enjoy By IPA - 04-20-14, Intuition Ale Works Jon Boat Kolsch, Freigeist & Jester King Sauer Power, and New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA on tap, Chicken Caesar Wrap with Fries, fish entree with salad, and several white wines for the Mrs.
What I liked: Fun and bustling atmosphere with a fairly diverse crowd, lots of space between tables, impressive tap list even during construction, our server was efficient, hilarious and made great drink recommendations, had an awesome chat with one of the locals at the bar, very reasonable prices.
What I disliked: Food left something to be desired but we had such a good time that we didnít really mind.
Would I go back? Definitely, and Iím sure this place will be even better once the renos are done.
Overall Rating: 84
kseecs16 (207) Naperville, Illinois | April 17, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool neighborhoody feeling place with an eclectic crowd. Its a sports bar, mixed with beer bar, with a side of bohemian charm. A little divey, in a good way. Service was prompt and friendly. Wide menu featuring some southernnfluences, seafood and pub grub. Also offered specials, everything at good prices. Great place to relax and enjoy some solid beers.
drowland (172) Valdosta, Georgia | April 1, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
If youíre in Jacksonville, this place is a must, and thatís that.
A quaint little place that is a bit hard to find, and itís nearby some sketchy areas, but itís worth it, and youíre completely safe. Inside and outside there are tables with plenty of seating, etc. Everyoneís main complaint is that the taps are in the way of ordering from the bar. Well, when you have 84 taps, itís hard to deal with, GET OVER IT. You do want the good beer, donít you? Itís a small place, give íem a break!
Our service was awesome. Both times I went, the owner (Steve) was around and hooked us up hardcore. He was amazing to us, and the waitresses and bartenders were fantastic as well.
The selection is one of the, if not the, best in Florida, so go there.
The food was really great. I only ate one of the times I was there, but the macaroni and cheese is awesome!
The value was pretty good. Average to slightly high food prices, and the beer prices are all average. Definitely not more expensive than other bars around Florida.
Overall, a place you must stop if in Jacksonville. Really a great place and if you let Steve know youíre coming (find him on BA), heíll really take care of you!
markwise (169) North of Tampa, Florida | January 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by on a Thursday for breakfast. Nothing like a great beer bar that serves breakfast. Walked into an almost empty house with taps all over the place. Common and not-so-common beers abounded. Had a Bellís Java Stout with my veggie egg wrap and some nice, crispy home fries. Service was spot-on and beer was first-rate. I donít know what itís like when itís crowded, but I would be there every day if I was a local.
Strebs (167) St. Louis, Missouri | November 3, 2013| Updated January 9, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very casual....good beer and food. The selection has been scaled back due to a renovation project that has taken over their storage space. Iím basing my review on a previous visit which revealed an extensive selection.
jsquire (161) St. Marys, Ohio | January 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place has a ton of beers, including some macros, some imports,and a ton of craft beers. Nice menu with great appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. We were there when it was crazy busy but the service was still fast enough. This is a hell of a beer bar.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | July 11, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place has well deserved praise. Huge tap list with lots of specials and one-off type beers. All up to date on the chalkboard. Huge bottle list arranged by style seemed like it was kept up to date as well. Food was interesting fare but we just snacked on a couple appetizers. Nice but small sidewalk patio and excellent table service for a bar like this.
TURDFERGUSON (153) Durham, North Carolina | March 4, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Busy, bumping gastropub with a shit ton of good to very good taps in downtown Jax. Visited as part of the RBWG Jax welcome dinner so may have gotten a little bit better than normal treatment. They also had tapped many special beers for our coming. Only had potato skins to eat which were solid but had heard some good things about othersí food. Small taster snifters available on just about everything which was killer for ticking. Would def return when back in town.
decaturstevo (132) decatur, Tennessee | February 28, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Favorite beer bar of all time for me. Huge selection of great beers. Very good food. All at a reasonable price. Staff was very understanding and patient. You gotta stop here if you are in the area. A canít miss.
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