United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
BeerDrummer (10) , | March 21, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection. The staff knows beer... commence to beer snobbery when you go.
Huckleberry (2) | October 6, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great selection of microbrews. The Satanís Pony is always a solid choice. Canít really go wrong with any of the beers.
BeerandBlues2 (584) Hanover, Maryland | September 6, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place was rocking on a Friday night before a home game, though we managed two seats at the bar. The interior is nicely done and seems to be a renovated old building, retaining some of its old charm. The bar service was very good and efficient. There were 7 or so house beers on, and the 3 I had were solid. I ate no food, but intend to stop in again and will try out the menu.
brigg (11) Washington DC | April 28, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
If I had to choose a "bar" (more on that later) in town, this is the one I would go to. It can get really crowded sometimes, but it is a huge space with plenty of room to spread out as long as your not near the bar area. It has comfy chairs in one part, and intimate, high-backed booths that are good for talking with friends. Not sure how to rate the selection, since they just serve their own brews, but they are good. I only ate there once and didnít expect anything from their food, but it was actually really good, and Iíve been meaning to go back. I think of it as more of a "bar" than a "restaurant that serves beer" and in that case it has better food than any "bar" in town, but I suppose that is not a fair characterization. Prices are pretty reasonable, and they have a great happy hour. These are good, strong beers (for the most part), not some cheap house brew, and I think the prices are better than average in terms of the quality. Getting a beer at the bar annoys me at any place, but if youíre sitting somewhere, a server will walk by occasionally and you can order that way.
Drake (449) Free Union, Virginia | April 18, 2008| Updated September 18, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice atmosphere though it can get really crowded at times. It doesnít open until 4 or 5, which sucks when a bunch of us get off of work at 3:30 and want a pint or two. On site brews range from bland and boring to excellent. Iíve only had the tostada, but it was excellent. Sampler for $6. Parking gets crowded, but there is a pay lot directly across the street that is 50 cents an hour or free after 6PM.
tia (72) Sandston, Virginia | November 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in here for a last beer before heading back to Richmond yesterday. I remember liking the beer here more before we started exploring craft more.This place had the best ambiance of all the places we visited, nice and cozy and with a little character. The service was speedy and friendly and she seemed to know her stuff/love beer. Nice selection of their own brews. Good prices ($3.5 every day until 6:30pm) but I didnít like their brew quite as well as the other places we visited. Too full to sample the menu, but what we saw going to other tables at least looked good.
italianjohn (156) Penndel, Pennsylvania | May 5, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located near the downtown mall and just in front of train tracks .... parked in a pay lot across the street ..... nice ambiance old brick building with wooden ceilings ... old basement tavern feel ... bar filled with young working adults .... nice seating area and the food was good ..... brews were average not a bad place to stop in
mephisto (53) , Taiwan | July 3, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
a popular place in charlottesville that has special on tuesday night which makes it a very crowded place that day. it has a wide selection of its own beers and the food is typical bar food: salty and fatty but goes well with beer.
bigbobdog (4) | July 16, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
For the town it is in and location it is a great value. After one time easily a new favorite. A couple nice beers. THe food is also excellent from the appetizer the the flank steak dinner. The boot was huge i was able to enjoy sitting there with my food and drink.
Vir4030 (21) Chicago, Illinois | September 18, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great atmosphere. Service was friendly, yet slow. Understaffed, I think is the correct word. The beers are all original, but they could be higher quality. They served me a "cask porter" which the server did not know the name of. The food was delicious.
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