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Beer Available At SideDoor (arranged by most recent)
darthBeer (4) Nashville, Tennessee | October 26, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
In the style of an English tavern with a wide variety of seating options, although usually busy enough that you wonít get your pick. Nicely varied, constantly rotating beer selection, combining fun west coast craft brews with European imports. About a dozen taps, more in bottle. The whole experience is generally somewhat expensive, but the beer itself is pretty reasonable. The food here is excellent, and in my mind, the real draw to this bar. In the dozen or so times Iíve gone here, Iíve never had food I didnít like. Donít miss the cheese and charcuterie plates. Also a well stocked bar and cellar for those poor souls who donít drink beer.
Blake (11) Orange, California | April 15, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited the SideDoor last night for the first time and was blown away. Their selection of tap beers is awesome - Allagash Curieux, Green Flash Le Freak, etc. and while their bottle selection is pretty modest, they have a wide range of available bottles from different styles and they are priced quite attractively. The pints are $7 and the bottles range from $9 - $19. Based on the previous review from February, it looks like they change their taps frequently and always have good stuff on tap.
As for the food, it was very good. Much better than the other gastropub near my home, Haven. And on about the same level as the Crow Bar down the street. We started with the avocado mash (aka guacamole) and blue cheese chips (very good hot, but get cold quick). We then all shared main courses with the prime rib sandwich, roast beef sliders, fish & chips, and chicken pot pie. All very good. We also shared the prime rib chili cheese fries. All items are served hot (they come out as they are done - so donít expect to all be served at the same time). And the prices are very reasonable from $6-$13 per item.
Very impressed and just wish it were much closer to my home.
JohnC (163) Mission Viejo, California | February 11, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed going to the SideDoor for their first Cap party. Itís part of the 5 Crowns restaurant on PCH & Poppy thatís been there since the 60ís.
The tap selection was great:
Bruery Berliner Weiss, Melange No. Sechs
Shipyard XXX IPA
Alesmith Nautical Brown
Old Speckled Hen
Lost Abbey Lost & Found
Ballast Point Calico Amber
The food & service was great.
Iíll be back.
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