United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
SoylentBlack (22) Albuquerque, New Mexico | October 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best brews in town (but not bad, theyíre totally drinkable) but who cares because they have the best fried chicken Iíve ever tasted.
DiarmaidBHK (716) Pennsylvania | September 20, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
Man was this place a disappointment! Forget about the confused decor which has been described as both diner-like and like a tacky wine bar. (Ironically theyíre both right. ) Forget about the friendly but overbearing service. Forget about the ridiculously expensive taster prices. ($10 for 4 5 ounce samples is the definition of greed especially considering its double the price of what La Cumbre charges. ) In the end the beers the thing and the beer here was a big miss. It ranged from Eh! To Meh! With the chocolate porter being the biggest miss. Didnít eat any of the food because frankly I couldnít wait to leave.
Terminus (312) Las Cruces, New Mexico | May 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly suprised by this place. The service was fantastic-everybody was friendly and the bartender/brewer hooked me up with a couple free samples. Also, the food was decent pubgrub. On warmer days, i would be cool to be outside on the patio. Overall, i would say that even though this is a decent place, I would go to The "fab 4" first before this (La Cumbre, Marble, Chama river and IL Vicinio).
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | December 16, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The local RB crew said the fried chicken is awesome here, and they were not lyin. Possibly the best brewpub food Iíve tried. The beers were OK. Staff were great, and generous with thr samples. Good place to start brewery hopping, the chicken made for a perfect base.
miketd (124) Cleveland, Ohio | May 14, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a diner inside, and actually they serve some good food you might find in one. Good service and the beers were decent. Can be tough to get in and out of due to the traffic on Pan American road.
Beershine (696) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 16, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A surprisingly friendly neighborhood cafe in a warehouse zone. I liked this place--it had a warm and friendly feel. Beers are middling but the soul food/New Mexican fusion menu is a nice touch (tho we had eaten and not hungry enough to snack) and reflects the ownerís unique character. Eats are cheap too, and there is a large patio.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
The atmosphere for me seemed just a bit too trendy with some pop jazz in the background and a bar area more reminiscent of a tacky wine bar than a brewpub. Iím sure the newness didnít help, but just my impressions in any case, they probably wonít dissuade you from trying it out. Beer line up was solid for a brewpub, a wide range of offerings if nothing too adventuresome. Outside of the IPA, however, I was fairly underwhelmed, particularly for Albuquerque/NM, which just reinforced my thoughts that this was an establishment trying to capitalize on the craft beer boom rather than one opening its doors for the sake of the beer itself. The huge positive, however, was the plate of pulled pork sliders. Way beyond said dish at your average brewpub (or tacky wine bar), delicately sauced and seasoned, and more pounded than pulled, with vegetables and the like. Iím probably exaggerating the atmospheric concerns a bit, but the beer didnít do enough to completely sway them.
LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a new brewpub in Albuquerque and it has the look of a new place. There is a fair amount of outdoor patio seating with a small indoor pub. With the new furniture and decorations it comes across as sort of a bar-cafe - small tables, paintings on the wall, music. The beer menu is rather large with a wide variety of offerings including some not often seen (ie cream ale, scottish ale, etc). The beers themselves were hit or miss - the IPA and stout were good, the cream ale and ESB were not. So there is some inconsistency. The food menu is fairly short and mostly includes appetizers/pub food (mostly New Mexican style). We split the pulled pork sliders, which were great. Overall I enjoyed this place and really the only negative is that I did not like all the beers. But I would certainly come back as they do have a number of styles and the food is tasty and cheap.
tomciccateri (126) Albuquerque, New Mexico | July 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Industrial park location adjacent to Interstate access road. North-facing patio with view of Sandia Crest and overhead fans. Partially shaded. Inside, 10 place tan tiled bar with 12-tap chrome tower. Yellow and beige walls, plenty of windows and good lighting. Purple ducting and ceiling, grey concrete floor. Half-dozen tall tables and equal number of 4-top short tables. View into 7-bbl copper-clad Pub brewhouse. Three silent flat-screen TV in corners showing sports, beer art on walls. Mellow CD (pop) tunes w/o DJs.Handicapped accessible.
No happy hour. Three (3) beer limit. Mug Club at $28 initially and $35 later buys 20oz for a $4 pint. Designated guest brew at $2.50 / pint. House beers $5 20oz, $4 16oz, $3 10oz. Tasters available.
8 house brews on draught as of 4th of July.
Friendly and responsive staff. Eight beer sampler showed top quality and no flaws across numerous styles. Menu of Mexican dishes with chiles looked appealing, with dishes under $10. Place is off to a great start.
BDR (61) Roseville, Minnesota | June 28, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Only open 8 weeks when I went by. The beer was spectacular. The food was good, "New Mexican Soul" food as they called it, better than average for pub food - not a burger in sight!! The beer was all spectacular. They were out of the IPA and the ESB and Stout werenít ready yet, but the other beers were very well done session ales - perfect for the blazing heat the day I visited.
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