AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 5/20
jackl (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 11, 2014
Visited late on a Friday night and found the place heaving. The space is functional, decorated with a modern industrial flair thatís pretty commonplace these days. The beer selection was pretty sedate. It was small and featured breweries that I spied at other bars in town. Frankly, I wouldnít have added this place if it wasnít already in the database. I ordered an ESB from a local brewery and it was a total diacetyl bomb. I ended up not mentioning to the staff because it was so busy and Iím pretty sure they wouldíve had no clue of what I was talking about. The service was memorable for how awkward it made me feel. My bartender was absolutely shit faced. She had no control over the volume of her voice, forgot my order WHILE SHE WAS POURING MY BEER, and dropped a bunch of glasses due to her loss of motor skills. It was pretty embarrassing to watch her work, and I ended up feeling pretty angry that the other staff members were happy to let her continue facing customers despite her conduct. Iím all for letting staff drink in moderation on the job, but she was way over the line. Overall, I hated this place. Itís of no interest to visiting ratebeerians, so steer clear.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I had missed this on the way down, so I needed to hit it up on the way back up to chicago. I had spied the Duck Quesadilla from their menu online and promptly ordered it. The quesadilla was exactly what I needed. The duck was delicious and pretty filling.
The beer list was small, but concentrated on southern brews. They had a few macro beers, but also had some nice featured bottles from around the country as well.
The service was very nice and easy to get a hold of. I really enjoyed it here and really dug the vibe. It was a sunday night, so there werenít that many people as expected, but very laid back.
This will be a priority stop for me the next time Iím in memphis