Nice to have a brewery in the Outerbanks. Smallish selection of beer and a good selection of food. Some beers are of interest in particular the lemongrass wheat. Only annoying part is the amount of events with cover charges. Otherwise decent hangout with some decent beers.
Be aware this is tourist trap. Nice large church like boulding. We waited to be served 45 minutes as they were that busy. Staff seemed bit lost with this volume. We waited long time to be served. Go there when is less busy.
Originally reviewed: 9/14/09. Stopped here for dinner with the wife the other night. This is a really unique cool-looking building. The interior is pretty cool, though it resembles a barn. Thereís a nice stage for concerts and whatnot. The lighting is on the dark side, but I liked it. Thereís a nice long bar to the right of the entrance that was packed when we arrived.
They had 6 of their beers available that night. I got a sampler of 4 of them (5 oz pours) for only $6. Not too bad. I tried their Kolsch, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and their Chocolate Stout. All of them were above average, but I especially enjoyed the Kolsch and the Stout. Very nice brews.
The food was stellar! My wife got the crab bisque and a salad. I got the "Yardbird" chicken sandwich with a salad. The bisque was creamy and smooth with plenty of chunky crab in it. Very good. The salads were good as well as we both really enjoyed their house dressing. My chicken sandwich was good, but nothing special, though they say thatís what people go there for. Meh, it was ok.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this place and will definitely make this a regular stop when I get back to this area. Recommend.
There in the off season in October. Arrived early for dinner, the dining room was mostly empty (but the bar was nicely full) and enjoyed a good meal, quick and friendly service. Had a few beers with a nice relaxing dinner. Nice place and a great time of year to visit.
Cool wind powered brewery with high ceilings and a friendly staff ... the cuban sandwich I got was huge and tasty and the hushpuppies were excellent ... the beer was all summer on tap (they were out of their strong ale sadly) so I had a brown ale, kolsch, blonde ale and wit to choose from ... There were four of us and the bill was around 100 bucks so it wasnít too bad 5 bucks a pint and they had a bottle of lemongrass saison to go for 5.99 ... iíd definitely check this place out if your in the area
doboy (24) Morehead City, North Carolina | October 8, 2010
Nice place to visit and eat dinner. It was a good experience. Good wait staff, though overworked that night. Tough to get really good attention. Food pretty good! Enjoyed the beer.
Stopped in here the other night for a few ticks and a few games of cornhole during my recent trip to OBX (Iíve gone to OBX at least once every year for my entire life, even since Iíve been marooned out west).
A great ambiance at this place. Both times Iíve been here, theyíve had a live band playing. This time it was a pretty good reggae band from the reggae hotbed of Washington, DC. Nice large indoor area and a huge outdoor area where you can play cornhole and play on some weird playground thing, if youíre drunk enough to do so. Unfortunately you sometimes have to PAY for this ambiance - there was a $5 cover charge last time I went.
Now you know Iím always the guy you can count on to give you the scoop on the cougar scene, even now that Iím engaged. OBX is not exactly a young area, and there are plenty of 40-something cougs on the prowl. If youíre not a complete tool, expect to get hit on, especially if youíre a champion beer ticker like myself, since women canít resist the allure of a guy like that. I had a rabid pack of cougs approach me (well, they probably werenít any older than me, but still). A couple of them were rather large specimens, so I had to be very tactful in my backing away. I had beers to tick and cornhole to play.
Anyway, I digress. The beers here are hit-or-miss. Some are very mediocre, whereas others, like the Stormy Roses Stout, are excellent. Beers can be served in samplers of about 4oz per beer, which is ideal for ticking.
The place is a little understaffed and pretty busy on summer nights, so my advice is to order several beers at once when you can get a bartenderís attention.
Food is pretty good. Nothingís going to blow you away, but itís above average for such an establishment.
Prices are about what youíd expect. Not particularly high or low.
Finally, one good convenience of this place is that there are often several cabs waiting outside from about midnight to 2am to take your plastered ass home.
Nice place, especially for OBX. Iíll be back next time.
Nice restaurant with home brews. Service was good, but a little slow due to not enough staff / lots of big tables. Food was good, but donít order the burgers. Apparently NC requires burgers to be medium well... skip this and youíll do fine.