United States > North Carolina > Winston-Salem
adavis234 (11) Columbia, South Carolina | January 22, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This restaurant/bar has the largest selection of beers on tap in the city. This variety makes Mellow Mushroom an extremely good place to start the night with a few pitchers and some delicious food. Plenty of seating and good service make this a good, if somewhat forgettable place.
Butters (184) Richmond, Virginia | August 7, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very cool place with a good selection of drafts. I was very surprised to find such a selection of good beers, both regional and national, in such a hip little restaurant. I really loved their pricing structure: $3.50 a pint, for beers under 7% abv. $5 per pint for beers over 7%. Very attractive prices. The pizza was different than what Iím use to, but completely enjoyable as well. The decor was nice and the service was pleasant. I certainly recommend hitting this place up before making your way down the street to Foothills.
Veeve (22) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | December 18, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
so Iíve been frequenting mellow mushroom for some time now. its a good place to go after work during the summer and its a good place to start your evening on a weekend. its not the liveliest place in the world nor is it my scene but its definetely a place to get a good beer on tap. of the 30+ beers there is a favorite brewer or style for everybody to enjoy. though at first they werenít circulating new beers in often enough or at all really, now it seems every couple of weeks a few beers have gone and you are still wanting more of them b/c they were sooo good and a few new beers have popped up to try. right now they have unibroue maudite on tap. Iím newly obsessed with the unibroue brewers after meeting them at a NYC festival. they also have brooklyn monster ale which is awesome. along with flying dog, magic hat, chimel, old dominion, avery, foothills, natty greenís and many other good brewers. it does have a hippie feel - the decor includes psychodelic mushrooms painted on the walls above bar and the bathrooms which are splash painted. the outdoor sidewalk seating is great for dining on a beautiful night. the service is SO SLOW. I canít stress that enough. so come knowing you are going to relax and have incredible pizza and good beers and itíll be worth the wait. you may be tempted by a calzone, but trust genny - just pizza and beer will do the trick.
NachlamSie (632) Denver, Colorado | September 16, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Well, itís got the typical Mellow Mushroom feel. This location, like most in downtown areas, can get very, very crowded and loud. The beer selection is thorough and the hustling waitress in the bar area took good care of us, the business considered. I finally at a Shroom again here, dining on a very tasty and reasonably priced toasted BLT club. This is a definite stop on a downtown trip to W-S.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | June 28, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Chain pizza joint in downtown Winston-Salem. Draught beer selection is pretty good, but several of them are from Foothills Brewing, which is just down the street. There are several other North Carolina micros and some others that are worth noting, like Old Dominion New River Pale Ale. Pizza and sandwiches are decent.
Zeswaft (113) Charleston, South Carolina | May 19, 2006| Updated October 6, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I went in there twice without ever ordering anything because there were outrageous waits. One time the half filled restaurant had over an hour wait for food. third time back we got food and it was quite good. strange atmosphere but i like it. Hippy fucks working there had a huge attitude problem. food was excellent. Tap selection hands down the best in W-S. The likes of Great Divide Old Yeti, dfh aprihop and 90 minute, lots of victory, just excellent beers i canít find on tap even in chicago. I got the foothills seeing double ipa and it was almost flat. the bartender offered to get me a 90 minute but i wanted something i hadnít had before. it was still pretty good. another new fun place in the shit-hole of W-S. A most stop. about 1/3 mile from city beverage.
grat (6) ST. Louis, Missouri | April 3, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Being a Mellow Mushroom the decor is awful. Broken bits of hot neon colored pottery cover the walls. Obviously not known for their decor. Food is excellent best pizza in town in my book. Beer selection is really good for Winston-Salem...I mean excellent. Victory golden Monkey, hop devil, v lager Fullers london porter, Flying Dog Gonzo on tap, brooklyn black chocolate, And Brookklyn lager, local favís like Foothills seeing double IPA (in a pint glass unlike foothills itselff serves in a little pilzen glass) HOWEVER - BE WARNED. They do an AWFUL job of upkeep with their beers. Frequently spoiled (Spoiled hop devil wasnít all that bad actually) or flat they do a terrible job of rotating kegs...some of this I know is because we are in BMC wasteland out here and buying an expensive keg of beer and no one drinking it because theyíd rather drink BudLight is...understandable, so it isnít all their fault (unless youíre a republican pragmatist) But they try somewhat. Service is usually slow. Food ROX and when the beer is good this is the best beer and pizza place within a hundred miles.
stockholm (1) Winston Salem, North Carolina | January 27, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Best pizza and beer selection in town.
Great decor- check out the mural by local artist Millicent Greason of Urbanartware!
Awesome sound system when cranked up..
Could not disagree more with Scubatrip; the whole restaurant can turn into a bar, as it does later in the evening.
Nothing but a house party!`
Scubatrip (36) Annandale, Virginia | January 21, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Itís a branch of the national chain. I was excited that it was coming to town, but after going there, Iím less enthusiastic. Yes, they have over 30 beers on tap, but I canít say it lived up to its hype. The atmosphere is very hippie-ish, which would be expected from the chain. The bar area is rather small, which will undoubtedly detract from its appeal to the bar-crowds in Winston-Salem. Thereís really no place to congregate in the bar area, which means Iíll most likely frequent this establishment on weekdays when itís not too crowded. The only reason this Mellow Mushroom got a 13 overall from me is because it has the largest on-tap selection in the city. The food is great, but Iíd call this place more of a restaurant with good beers than a good bar with good food.
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