United States > Michigan > Royal Oak
hubermi12 (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 21, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A great location in Royal Oak. The beers are pretty average but not bad. The food is also pretty good. The place was packed when I went so they must be doing well. Worth a visit if you are in the area but probably not a destination.
Sammy (574) Toronto, Ontario | December 2, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good spot in Northern suburbs. Nice bar. Good servers although their knowledge of beer is not a strong point. Decent beers, though only the IPA went done well with me.Other people are not there to socialize and meet people.
KPD (201) Michigan | July 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Came by on a Saturday night, really hot with air conditioning overwhelmed by mid summer heat. Tried 5 beers they were mediocre to ok, worth a stop if in the area. Ipa was an ok pale ale, northern light decent session beer in the heat.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | September 26, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a chain brewpub feel to it with seven beers on tap and one on cask. The beer was nothing to write home about but the service was okay, though she didnít know much about beer. I got a five sampler and the IPAs were the best of the bunch, though only ok. Bastoneís around the corner had a lot better beer.
mikehops (10) Illinois | May 22, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Over priced. Food was average. Beer was ok at best.
mikem409 (231) bloomfield, Michigan | January 7, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
decent beer sometime food is so so. nice beer garden in the summer time and close to royal oak action.
Dogbrick (787) Columbus, Ohio | January 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 08/2011): Royal Oak, one of several brewpubs in the city, is located in the heart of downtown on E 4th not too far off Main Street. Metered parking is available all around.
The interior has a cozy feel of wood, brick and maroon colors. The bar is along the right side and boasts a direct view to the tanks. Large historical pictures adorn the walls, and there is a beer garden out back.
Royal Oakís beer list consists of 5 brews, and are available in a sampler. On my visit the options were Northern Light, Summer Wit, Royal Pride IPA, Pappyís Porter and India Ink Black IPA. All of the beers are decent.
Service on a slow weekday early afternoon was good. The guy tending bar gave the impression that he has been there awhile and knew the beers and the history of the place.
I did not try any food on my visit.
Overall I favored the beers slightly more at Bastone but aside from that I would still recommend a stop here.
jrallen34 (450) Chicago, Illinois | December 22, 2011
32 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 6/20
this place is a skip even though its close ot Bastone... generic chain bar interior, generic cheap bar food and most of the beers are not good at all... donít bother
RudiNicole (77) Michigan | December 6, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice inside, good food, friendly bartender. Iím a girl, but I usually ask the bartender "Whatís your favorite?" before I make my beer decision, and here I got the standard "The IPA, but itís very bitter." Give me a break dude. It wasnít even that bitter. Sub-par beers in my opinion.
Johnsfolly (1) , | October 29, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
ESB was thin. Cram stout was good but not exceptional. All beers were served to cold. Nice crowd of people seem to frequent the place.
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