So here is the scoop. They have one of the finest tap selections in Michigan. And guess what? They have no idea they have to clean the lines. When Bell’s Hopslam tasted like dirty vomit, you know you’ve got problems. Even my mother an amateur knows that the bottled equivalent of anything here is better. A new place, the Cricket Club has better selection - and clean taps. Yuck - I hate it when they ruin awesome beers . . .
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you are in Battle Creek, this is the go-to place for craft beer. It is closer to the highway, away from downtown and looks like an ordinary bar/restaurant. Inside however, are regular people relaxing with lots of good beer, served at a decent temperature, fresh, with the right amount of carbonation. The bartendress was very helpful, and decent free samples(did she charge me the Michigan 25 cent minimum, likely). A number of Founders available ere, including a one-year aged Founders Scotch. Great root beer on tap for the designated driver. Noted for the food.