United States > North Carolina > Greensboro
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | June 23, 2007
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
I tried to go here and sample the beers last week. I noticed that they were pouring eleven different beers that they had made. Unfortunately, when I requested a place to sit that was smoke free, I was told that only people who were having dinner were allowed to sit in the no-smoking section. If I wanted to taste the beer, I would have to sit with smokers at the bar areas. Now because this is the State of North Carolina and the home of RJ Reynolds, it is very likely that such an exclusionary practice toward non-smokers is indeed legal. If so, it should not be. I left without trying the beer and you should not walk into this place if you are concerned about environmental tobacco smoke and its proven relationship to lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If I lived in G’boro, I would research whether it is legal for them to force non-smokers to inhale a deadly chemical. I suspect that someone could initiate a successful lawsuit against this establishment.
detroiter (10) Euphoria, Minnesota | March 25, 2007| Updated January 13, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome high ceilings and fans, hardwood floors, and a sunny patio. I opted to sit at the bar, because if you are going to evaluate a brewpub - the bar is the place to be. I sat at the end of a small bar, at the brewing equipment end. The door to the patio was left wide open with the sun shining in, it was almost like being outside. I was delighted to find a dozen tap handles and a smiling bartendress. Service was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I had an early dinner (delicious crab cakes, fries, and slaw) and enjoyed it. I complimented the assistant brewer on the beer, and he thanked me, and then took me downstairs on a mini tour. How cool is that?
Perhaps needless to say, I drank a few beers - all of which were fantastic. I started with the Red Nose (the irony of a Minnesotan sitting in sunny warm North Carolina drinking a winter warmer was too much to pass up). I enjoyed it very much and took mental notes for a review. But then I tried the Black Powder Imperial Stout. It pushed the mental notes of Red Nose out of my head, out the door, and down the street. I reviewed Black Powder - what a great beer. I then tried and enjoyed (but didn’t review) the Cannonball Double IPA. If I had more than just a single afternoon to spend in Greensboro, I would spend every spare moment drinking Natty Greene’s beer menu up one side and down the other. Then I’d do it again.
DrBayern (39) Morehead City, North Carolina | February 17, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Had dinner here with a friend and my daughter who is in college in Burl;ington, about 20 miles away. We ate in the ground floor restaurant, the bar is upstairs. Good selection of Natty Greene’s brews with about 6 year rounds and the same number of seasonals. I had a Double IPA wqith dinner which was quite good. Service was efficient and friendly. The food was pretty good for pub type fare. I had a steak which was very good, and coame with a huge scoop of escelelnt potato salad and broccoli. The others enjoyed their meals, and we had no complaints. Prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in Greensboro or the Traid area.
NachlamSie (588) Denver, Colorado | February 1, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the best brewpubs in NC that I’ve ever visited. The place is spacious and wasn’t too crowded, though it was a Sunday night. The beer I had was quite good and they had a good variety of styles available. We did not plan on eating on our visit, but we ended up getting some spinach artichoke dip which was delicious. After looking at the menu for a while, we couldn’t help but order some food to go. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious. The potato salad is awesome and chicken/garlic aioli was mouthwatering. The prices are very reasonable. I’m definitely making a stop here anytime I’m in the remote area. Oh yeah, they do have the X-celerator or whatever that hand dryer is called in the restroom. Those are intense.
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | October 1, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I liked this place, probably because of the service I got in this big, roomy brewpub. The others gave an okay physical description, but they didn ’t mention the cute waiting staff (the female part of it). The good looking mixologist even gave me some free-be black & tan concoctions to try, the best being a chocolatey brown ale with an IIPA. The neatest thing was the hand dryer in the restroom. The force was so great that, if pointed upward, a skydiving team could use the john as a wind tunnel for formation practice. Either most of the beers were pretty decent, or the waiting staff made them easier to swallow. I’d stop back.
Magjayran (22) Durham, North Carolina | October 1, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
They have a decent selection of house brewed beers on tap. The service was absolutely horrible. I won’t get into specifics but let’s just say that one of the bartenders was quite the asshole. I plan on visiting the next time I’m in Greensboro and if I have a better experience I will re-rate. As it stands right now it looks like the bartenders might be costing them some business.
Veeve (22) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | August 13, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
They would not put on the X-games on a late saturday afternoon when the only other thing on was soccer. which hey is fine but they had like 4 or 5 tvs on their upper level bar and eating area. They said that the X-Games weren’t sports and they only played sports. hello? X-Games comes from "eXtreme sports" and interestingly enough I saw the Xgames played at about half a dozen other bars that same week. If that weren’t bad enough they had no seasonals on tap. at a brewpub. in the summertime. and they didn’t have a sampler menu deal. did I mention they were supposed to be a brewpub? its a nice spot in Greensboro and there is plenty of room and good sandwiches but I was disappointed overall by the whole package.
BuckNaked (28) Tempe, Arizona | March 25, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice brewpub in downtown Greensboro, located in a beautiful historic building, well lit, simple but nice interior. The pub upstairs is a nice place to drink during the day with light streaming in through the windows. Very friendly and social barstaff when I was there. Nine beers on tap, with a nice range of styles including a farmhouse ale and barleywine. Food was excellent and the menu interesting. This place is a gem in the rough and a must stop if you’re in the area.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 6, 2005| Updated June 28, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Cool place in downtown Greesboro. They did a nice job of renovating this old building. Pretty big place with 2 floors. They tend to have around 10-12 taps, 6-7 of which are house brews. Most of their beers are pretty decent. The seasonal offerings tend to be the best.
TheBeerOrg (34) Louisville, Kentucky | June 10, 2005| Updated June 12, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Well designed brewpub, there is adequete seating and an upstairs and downstairs bar. Wednesday night was slow with the majority of the customers eating outside. On Saturday night, the place was nearly full, and we sat upstairs with the foosball and jukebox. The brewery equipment is visible at the end of the building, and there is a large patio facing the rail road track.. The two beers I wanted to try most were both out when we arrived (seasonal/stout) on Wednesday. The seasonal was available on Saturday and was delicious. Overall, my friend and I managed to try five total brews (Amber, Pale Ale, Nut Brown, Golden, Seasonal). They sell pints for $3 and domestic bottles for $3, so the choice was easy for us! They do have several (5 - 7) macro taps ranging from Red Oak to Hoegaarden. We did not order any food so I cannot comment on that, although the menu was impressive and made me want to return. Tthis is a good brewpub and I will return when in Greensboro again.
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