Arnie (17) Chicagoland, IL, Illinois | July 21, 2006
A fun place. Good atmosphere and welcming, set up inside what looks like a converted church. Service was fast and friendly, food was decent, and the beer was great. A place Iíd love to visit agian, and if in the Outer Banks, well worth the stop. Visited on a weekday afternoon, so it was pretty empty, but it looked like during the nght it packed up pretty quickly.
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | June 20, 2006| Updated July 17, 2006
Visited the second week of June during a weekday. Quite a pleasant surprise, and very much appreciated after a shockingly dissappointing show down at the Weeping Radish. Our server was extremely friendly and very nice -- something sorely lacking at the other establishment -- and with a far bigger, and much better, beer selection to boot. I also had the food, which was typical pub fare (I had a giagantic fish sandwich that was almost too much to eat, except it was so tasty I had no choice!) Beers are prolific and inexpensive. Well worth the stop, especially for six new beers.
Visited this brewery mid week in early June, in the early part of the afternoon. There was not a great deal going on and there were very few people, but they noted that they were setting up for a small art show upstairs and it looked like a good place to see some live music (balcony and all). Sadly they do not have a patio. We had already eaten so I canít vouch for the food. As for beer, I enjoyed (to one degree or another) every beer I tried here. Their selection was nice (good range of styles). I was not all that happy with the attitude of our bartender (seemed rather annoyed that we were asking for service) but she did provide the service and I did not go thirsty.
After not being to the OBX area in a few years I was curious to see if this place had improved....well it has BIG TIME. My wife and I stopped here for lunch on our way down to Buxton last week and were impressed with not only the beer but the food too. We tried everything they had on tap and all of it was very well done. Very nice selection ranging from a light beer that actually had taste to a FuggleFest IPA to a most delectable Barley Wine. Even had an interesting brew called Vikings Liking that was flavored with alder smoked malt and juniper berries....one of the most flavorful lighter beers I have EVER had. Our food was great too....I had a soft shelled crab sandwhich and my wife had a seared ahi tuna steak salad that was very nice. We both enjoyed the soup du jour a tomato, cucumber gazpacho. All in all this place has improved markedly over the past 5 years....I like it better than Weeping Radish, but then I am not the biggest lager fan. The only complaint I have is that they do not have any beers available on cask....:-(
This place looks like it was once a church. It was recommended by the couple who owend the B&B we stayed in. 7ish house brews on tap. Spent the weekend in the area, and the food here was as good as the other 2 places we went to, which is to say it was decent. The beer was actually very good. I will go back if Iím ever in the neighborhood.
Right on that the place is an anomoly in looks ... is it a barn, is it a cellar, is it a frat ... :-) The picture of it is cool though. Now granted Iíve only been once, but did not particularly enjoy my ahi nor the samples of my cohorts. I did though enjoy my sampling of their brews - agree that the hefe was interesting. Not much around locally other than bar / eateries so give it a try!
I havenít figured out if the rustic looking building was a lifeguard station or a church and thought rugs hanging from the ceiling, there must be some culture here. My wife differs but I wasnít too awed by any of the beers execpt I liked that stout made from mollasses and thought the banana-tasting hefe was unique. The food seemed to be the appeal. Unlike previous raters, I got really good service here. I went here one night and the waiter was really friendly and helpful. The bar staff were fast. The security IDed me for some odd reason and one of them outside the establishment was armed. They seem pretty heavy-handed but Iím no one to comment why. The Wailers are playing next week. Theyíve had other bands like River Trout. This is a place I would regularly go to just to hit a bar with live music.
A few days after I went there for lunch with my wife, friends and toddler and the staff were reallly gracious. I have to say that everything but the beer and security head is a draw for me.
Braudog (850) Yorktown, Virginia | July 3, 2005| Updated March 24, 2012
Revisited after many years away and upgraded my rating. This place is a pretty average brewpub, but pleasant enough, and conveniently located to the Wright Brothers Monument in Kitty Hawk. The food was good -- nothing to write home about, but fresh, hot and good, if a bit pricey. The selection of beer was decent, too. Of the two we tried, one was very good, one was slightly below average. Friendly (and pretty cute) bartender.
argo0 (259) Washington DC | June 25, 2005| Updated May 7, 2012
No outstanding beers, but all of them are decent. Good upscale pub grub, and itís a decent lunch stop. Dinner is a bit pricier, and IMO not worth it.
Our 4th summer visit to this brewpub, 2005: Almost all of their brews seemed to be new (and improved), except for the Kolsch. They used to have some good pizzaís, but looks like thatís off the menu. Chloe and I love the calamari there, good fresh fish. Service can be average to slow - especially if itís busy. Neat old building (an ocean rescue station, I believe)
Went there for lunch with my cousin. Sat at the bar and checked out the brew works in the back. Good food and a fair amount of beers to choose from. All were pretty tasty. Next time Iím down there Iíll have to go back and catch some of the live entertainment they usually get in.