United States > Iowa > North Liberty
DiarmaidBHK (752) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in a residential neighborhood across the street from something called the JA and Tap. The place was packed on a Saturday night but there are some grass lots next to the parking lot for extra parking. Theres lots of dark wood on the inside which adds an intimacy to the place which is somewhat undercut by the sheer volume this place can produce. The tap list was solid but leaned towards west coast craft. The bartenders were busy but they all pitched in to help me. The fries were nothing to write home about but the cheeseburger was fantastic. Like other places in Iowa the beer is a touch expensive, of course they have better stuff than I ever expected, but the food was very reasonably priced. All in all itís another really good place in what Is clearly an underrated state for craft beer.
RobertDale (241) Lansing, Kansas | June 1, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by for lunch. Service was friendly and up on the beer selection. Nice selection of draft beers. They had a tap menu and a bottle menu. Bottles available for carry-out. Bottle menu was very impressive. Food was very good and prices seemed reasonable. Well worth the few miles north of Iowa City.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 21, 2010| Updated March 4, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been many times. The beer selection has always been decent, but markedly improved with the abolition of Iowaís ridiculous former beer law. Nice line up of American micros and Europeans. Bellís, Peace Tree, Millstream, Mikkeller, Goose Island. The service is good, as is the food. They have the best outdoor patio in the area and it is far enough away from campus that the crowd tends to be more mature.
heemer77 (215) Urbandale, Iowa | November 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here recently and I was very impressed. The line up was fairly small but all quality. Various Bellís, Toppling Goliath and specialty New Belgium brews graced the taps. The bartender was knowledgeable and even let me sample a couple beers. Solid overall line up and a fun place to visit. Great place for a stop to get some great beer. I will definitely return.
1FastSTi (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | April 3, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Food was really good. The slaw was a red cabbage slaw, not the more likely mayo based. The tap list was phenomenal. I had a glass of St. Bernardus Abt 12 for $6. The were serving half-pints of Bells Hop Slam too. Those who say the beer selection is safe are stupid. Their tap selection is quite good and cheap to boot. Thereís something here to be had by everyone. And, apparently they have a 2 for 1 happy hour? Iíll definitely be back.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 27, 2012| Updated May 25, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great food and a good selection of beer for the area. Only 12 taps with high bottle prices would be the main drawback. This place is always packed no matter what night of the week and it is very loud with televisions on the bar side and loud talking on both sides of the restaurant. That said, the food is wonderful and the wait staff is generally knowledgeable and friendly although the manager and owner seem to know less about beer than the staff. The bottle selection is very good and what is on tap is a good selection of what is available in Iowa. If you are in the area and want some great food and good this is a good place to stop.
DietPepsican (56) @ $13.99, Iowa | July 10, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place. Big outdoor patio with tons in the summer. Quite a few draft lines but not too many to become annoying. They seem to have a pretty deep cellar with random things being pulled at given times. Probably one of the best beer bars in Iowa. Service is passable but no different than any place around the area. Food is decent, exactly what youíd expect from a beer bar. This place does get quite packed and quite loud any given day of the week, and as far as I know they donít take reservations. Parking can be a bit difficult at times as well.
ekoerper (39) Iowa | January 5, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great place for food and beer. Best to call ahead and get your name on the waiting list; thereís usually a good crowd. Beer selection is about as good as it gets in Iowa. Lots of rotating tap selections, from Beligan brews to American craft, and usually served in appropriate glassware. Anyone claiming the beer selection is lacking should consider this: Redís held a beer dinner where they had ALL of the Mikkeller single-hop varietals on TAP. I believe they were the first, and perhaps one of the only, places in the country to do so. Food is always great, service is prompt and friendly.
Rando7 (21) Iowa | November 27, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place with kind of an eclectic decor. 18 beers on tap with no BMC in sight. Wide selection of bottles. Menu mainly sandwiches, burgers and flatbreads. Got a draft St Bernardus Abt served in a St Bernardus glass! Pretty impressive. Prices reasonable. Iíll be back.
MarcatGSB (17) Eagle Harbor, Michigan | February 3, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I would have to agree with the last post, I feel like the bottle beer selection is great, and the tap even better. The happy hour is fun, as you can get two Bells Two Heartedís for 5 bucks. Great deal. Good rotating beers, including Jolly Pumpkin. Yes, Jolly Pumpkin.
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