United States > California > Monterey
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | August 8, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
SW corner of the huge hotel. Itís tucked back, almost like trying to find a cave entrance. The small sign nearby didnít help me much. Iím pretty sure the beer is brewed offsite; didnít ask though. The best bet near the bay. There are other spots up Alvarado. Worth the sampler.
t0rin0 (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 10, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Stopped in on my way back from SF Beer Week. This was a bit of a detour off of my 101 route but itís been years since Iíve been in Monterey. I had to ask directions from some random people to find the place as its hidden in the back of a shopping center.
The bar is very nicely done and clean. The bartender gave me 2 flights of 4 samples and since there were only 7 house beers he filled the last one with a rootbeer. I wasnít impressed with any of the beers but the Porter was the best. The guy pouring the beer was very nice, not overly knowledgeable about the beer but I get the feeling that that isnít really the point of this place. The others at the bar were drinking Bud Light and whiskey.
The crowd was a bit thin as it was a Thursday night but it seemed like more of a sports bar. I didnít eat but I did get out for less than $10 after tip for my 8 samples. Parking was also free at that time but I had to park in the structure, so be prepared to pay if you visit the place on a weekend.
Travlr (2123) Washington, Washington DC | December 2, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Average brewpub with average to mediocre beers. The brewer was on premises, and we asked to say hi. We there there for over 2 hours, with a group of 6, and he never showed his face. Oh well, his loss. Food was average pub fare.
joet (101) Santa Rosa, California | October 7, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Worth a stop. Itís pretty and the views are nice. Pleasant courtyard and outdoor dining. Beers are not bad though lacking in excitement.
HenrikK (17) , Denmark | April 6, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
With a mixed tourist and local crowd be sure to bring your own good company to this standard brewpub. They experiment with many different styles and some of them end up tasting really nice - but some donít.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | September 3, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Brewpub stuck away in the center of Monterey. Typical American pub. Decent homebrews, American food. Friendly service.
AgentSteve (83) SF Bay Area, California | March 9, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Nice server, ok beers, ordered the fish and chips which was WAY more chips than fish. Rib tips were like overcooked bones with cry thin layer of what was passable for meet. 40 Acre Pale was quite nice, IPA was not great. Pretty sweet and iced tea strong.
Crit (142) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
You can have any flavor of wheat beer you like, providing they have that flavor syrup.Bar was clean, service attentive, but beers were totally unremarkable.
Braudog (793) Phoenix, Arizona | June 18, 2005
30 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Went here in July 2002. Itís in the Doubletree Hotel in town. It was OK, but more of a hotel bar than anything.
thetmaxx (22) West Sacramento, California | April 30, 2011
26 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 5/20
First impressionsw were OK, looked fancy, but they didnít have their full seasonals on the menu, nor did they have a good taster deal. I got the mai bock which isnít on here and wasnít worth adding. The service was horrible! We waited to have our order taken, then forever to get the drinks even, and longer to get food, we were there for lunch and it was not crowded. The only thing that was fast was the check. Not to pleased with them during my visit to Monterey.
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