United States > Iowa > Iowa City
jcnielsen (143) Kansas City, Missouri | May 11, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
I definitely wouldnít come back to this place again. Every beer I had was horrible and the atmosphere wasnít that good.
MPalecek (22) Racine, Wisconsin | May 4, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
Was disappointed in this brewpub. Stout was unremarkable.
adnielsen (325) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
42 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
This place now serves beers from a Davenport brewery and without exception, they were all horrible. The atmosphere is like you walked into a neighborhood bar in Cleveland with a huge stench of burnt popcorn.
BrianHagmeier (13) Coralville, Iowa | April 1, 2010
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Iím rating this a couple years after the fact only because I realized I donít rate places often. The beer, the bar and the service here was quite memorable. The beer was reminiscent of my first year of home brewing, not bad but not refined, the conditions in the bar is what you would expect in a top ten collage party town and the bartender was very bothered by my need to spend money.
GJF (41) Mount Vernon, Iowa | August 12, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Certainly nicer now that thereís a smoking ban (used to get really thick in there). A fairly run down bar side and an overly spiffy restaurant side. I like the bar side ok. Pretty comfortable. Decent beers, but not much variety, and not especially great either. I think they need to clean the tap lines though.
3fourths (1122) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Visiting on a winter Wednesday night, the entire town was essentially dead, and this spot was fairly dead as well. In the front door of the restaurant and itís nearly 100% empty, and up to the bar at the back of the high-ceilinged, lodge-like main rom we walk only to find that itís closed, and the side bar next door is open. So down a couple of steps into this side bar (this being the actual public house), and weíre greeted by a thick fog of cigarette smoke and an ambient air temperature in the 80s. Sweating in our coats as we take a seat at the bar, a quick look at the beer menu shows the standard fare of pale ales, wheats, and lights accompanied by two stouts and a seasonal chestnut brown ale. A pint each of each stout, that had a bit of a sweet twang and no real depth, and weíre back out the door onto to greener pastures. The beer quality wasnít terrible, just boring and uninspired. The coffee stout was probably the least coffee Iíve had in a stout, and it didnít taste much different than their standard oatmeal stout. So, in short, beer quality was mediocre, the crowd was a bit honky-tonkish, and the smoke and heat made my visit quite uncomfortable.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | October 22, 2007| Updated January 21, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
I love the atmosphere here but it was much better as Fitzapatrickís. They brew about eight different styles none of which are overly impressive. They also have a few Belgian imports on hand. The beer is not pricey and they have a sampler. The service has never been very good but I usually go after an Iowa home football game and it is busy.
Boesky (42) Galesburg, Illinois | October 14, 2007| Updated January 21, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Brewpub at the location of the old Fitzgeraldís (Fitzpatrickís?). Had 5 or 6 handles of their offerings. The pale ale was decent, if unremarkable. The Oktoberfest was mediocre. Didnít try any of the remaining handles, but the styles offered were nothing too interesting. At the other end of the bar were 6 guest handles, all well selected. Unfortunately, the first three selections I requested (LaChouffe, St. Bernardus, and ?) were out. A disappointment. Didnít try the food, as we had heard good things about the Thai restaurant down the street and that was on the agenda. Unlike some of the previous ratings, I found the service to be courteous and efficient. Iíll check in again next time Iím in town.
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 1, 2007| Updated January 21, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Sunday for lunch. The place was dead, but thatís not unexpected on a Sunday at 11 AM when school is out. The place was a wide open place, and we sat in the back room. Our waitress was very good, although not the most beer knowledgeable person (she was pretty cute though). The beers were all pretty good. I even liked their Hefeweizen, which is rare. I enjoyed their rye the most. I had a chicken quesadilla, and it was very good. I was happy I chose that. All in all, a good stop. Would probably be an awesome place to hit after a Hawkeyes game.
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | July 22, 2007| Updated June 29, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Agreed. Good beer, but horrid service. Please be advised that one-half of the bar is smoke free and you DO NOT have to sit with smokers in order to enjoy a beer. It is not likely that the staff will share this information with you. UPDATE: Iím fairly certain that they donít brew their own beer here anymore.
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