United States > California > Berkeley
EdwinLitzau (7) , Netherlands | March 2, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place, great beers, great food, staff very friendly
joeneugs (147) Livermore, California | June 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been here a few times over the yearsÖ The building is very nice and spacious. They have a loft that they rent out for meetings and events (some of which Iíve attended). The quality of beers is what you would expect. Some pretty good, others just ok, none really all that great. Iíve never tried the food. The service was nice and attentive. I appreciate that. Overall, this is a step above one of those chain restaurant kind of experiences. I would have no problem going back if there wasnít so many other more interesting options in the area.
aleph (24) , | August 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Selection of Pyramid brews, a bar, a few screen for sports (always appreciated), and pretty good food. Happy hour discounts the prices significantly. Service was solid and (even) knowledgeable.
jookos (100) , Finland | August 22, 2012| Updated January 28, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is basically a large family sports-bar, with a brewery attached. The beer is pretty good, and they keep adding seasonals and new recipes quite often. The food is well made, tasty, and packed with fat, salt, cheese & other [unhealthy] things that go well with beer. The place is pretty spacious, with big windows towards the brewery (with all the tanks and tuns), and has a small boutique selling Pyramid- merch as well as six packs of beer. You can also get growlers (and even kegs) to go. Excellent place, used to be my regular stop after work on Friday evenings!
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | September 7, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here for a sampler on 8/8/10. Cool looking place with a sports bar kind of atmosphere and brewing equipment in the back. I didnít realize they brewed out of this location. Bartender was very good and with lots of beer knowledge and personality. Beers were pretty good, particular the lesser known offerings like Discord and Lip Stinger. Didnít try the food. Iíve always considered their beers very safe and, therefore, mediocre so I was glad I got to try some more daring offerings from them. Worth the stop.
robertjm (17) Albany, California | December 17, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised I havenít reviewed this as its the closest brewpub to my house. They spent a fair amount of money remodeling. Unfortunately, the thing they canít get rid of is that its a HUGE room with cavernous ceilings. As a result normal sounds are loud and when you get people in for a game it can get downright deafening. Service can very depending on the worker and how busy the shift is. Today, I sat there for what I would consider a longer than necessary amount of time before asked if I wanted a beer. They did upsell me to their Snow Cap sampler, which was smart. Selection? If it ainít Pyramid (with a couple MacTarnahan thrown in) then youíre not likely to get it here. Menu is widely varied. I had their crispy calamari strips. Breading was nicely crispy and the calamari was nicely cooked. Firm enough to be cooked, but pliable enough so it wasnít overcooked. Served with an aoli that was just spicy enough. Prices are a little high IMHO. Overall, if youíre looking for a place in the area thatís casual this would be a good choice.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | June 29, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been there once. Donít really like their beers. Cool place. Didnít eat. Scary neighborhood.
wavers1 (40) Notown, California | May 23, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
great industrial big brewery feel. lud and crowded, but lots of room and still feels warm. great location, nothing else quite like it around, decent parking, food is pretty good, better than average. the main highlight is they always have a few seasonals on tap that aren;t in stores, and sometimes even some true limited edition craft brews. if you are stuck in terrible traffic in the maze just get off at gilman and enjoy!
f351c4v (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | January 9, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Ran across this by accident on a business trip in December í08. Nice bar area, maybe 12-15 stools. The beer selection includes many Pyramid brews, and some MacTarnahans... stick with the Pyramid Snowcap and IPA. Mushroom pizza was a winner.
Aquilo (20) Berkeley, California | October 6, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent place, and I wish the Bay Area had more places like this. Iíve never been a big fan of their beer, though. And I havenít taken the tour. But back when I worked a couple blocks away, I would have a burger here once in a while. Not great, but pretty good.
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