Pyramid Alehouse - Berkeley (OUT OF BUSINESS)

Mayor: bhensonb (6) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 7
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb  (555) Woodland, California | June 7, 2015
Modern industrial building - interior is spacious. Granite bar. Lots of other seating. Service at the bar was excellent - although there was a bit of consumer presence. Keg questions, other questions. Flights are available, and 6 oz samples are also available. Soup of the day was excellent. Seems a good place to eat. Or to acquire some ticks off and on.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (709) Sunnyvale, California | April 4, 2015
Stopped in mainly because it was two blocks from Fieldwork and we had 45 minutes to kill. Large place with a standard chain pub vibe. Service was pretty solid, and they had a lot of their own beers on tap (way more than 7). Beers are what you expect, but you could do a lot worse in the area. Pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon. Showing the Aís, which made my friend happy.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77  (368) Reno, Nevada | October 25, 2014
Cool looking place. Corporate feel. Good food and service. Mediocre beer at best.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Passewaaij  (7) , Netherlands | March 2, 2014
Nice place, great beers, great food, staff very friendly
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
joeneugs  (222) Livermore, California | June 7, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
aleph  (24) , | August 23, 2012
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jookos  (126) , Finland | August 22, 2012| Updated January 28, 2013
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!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | September 7, 2010
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
robertjm  (18) Albany, California | December 17, 2009
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | June 29, 2009
Been there once. Donít really like their beers. Cool place. Didnít eat. Scary neighborhood.

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