United States > Missouri > Springfield
jackl (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 2, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
The brewpubís pretty handsome on the outside. Itís located in a beautifully refurbished brick building from the early 20th century. Inside, things are a bit more mundane and sterile, set out like a Rock Bottom or Capital Ale House. The large floor planís set up with restaurant service in mind. I sat at the bar and tucked into the house beers. 6 of their own beers were on tap. No guests. SBCís beers were pretty boring, but without any particular faults. They basically make craft with training wheels, not that thereís anything wrong with that. The edgiest thing they had was a seasonal session IPA, and it turned out to be maybe the worst thing they had available. Bottles of their BA stout were for sale too, but at the high price point of $19, I wasnít willing to take a punt on it.
ads135 (163) Lawrence, Kansas | June 6, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty nice brewpub that would be better if they produced better beers. Good ambiance, though, and I had a great chat with one of their bartenders. A fun place to grab a drink.
scottshotts (1) , | January 13, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (57) Arkansas | October 6, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beer was so so. Totally lacking in ambiance. Looked like a place that just wants to pack people in. Servers didnít know beer at all. Food was pretty good, though. Worth a stop.
rosenbergh (446) Tampere, Finland | September 10, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Rather big brewpub in the Springfield downtown. Easy to find. 6 brews on taps. 5 regulars and 1 seasonal. Nothing out of the ordinary but nothingís wrong either.
Burleson64 (4) Missouri | October 3, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place has some great decor and I love the setup with the bar upstairs and a brewpub feel downstairs. It can be a great place to hang out and there are often bands playing upstairs for a reasonable cover.
The beer is good although their limited and seasonal beers are all I usually drink as none of there regulars are anything special in my opinion. Their selection of other craft beer is very limited.
The food is good but a little overpriced.
This place will also close early if their arenít enough patrons and I find that very annoying. Several times I have been in the mood to go there only to find that they closed and I have heard last call at 8:30 on a Thursday night.
All in all not a bad place and Iíll continue to support a good local company.
lunchtime (11) Springfield, Missouri | September 20, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
They make excellent beer and the food is slightly above average. Their pizza is probably the best thing on the menu and itís amazing! They donít have 8 taps, so Iím not sure why it says they do. Itís more like 6. They have 3 year-rounds and 3 rotating taps which are always the way to go.
jcnielsen (230) Charlotte, North Carolina | July 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good midwest brewpub. The atmosphere is pretty typical of your standard brewpub. Food is also pretty standard brewpub food, good but nothing out of ordinary. The beers are average to above average. Worth checking out if youíre in Springfield.
Bif (81) St. Louis, Missouri | May 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Located in downtown Springfield. It is quite large, taking up two floors. There is a lot of chrome and glass but it is not a sterile environment. In the back is the brewing operation, spotless to say the least. The place has a nice character, especially with all of the mugs over the main bar. There were a number of locals which seem to be part of the local mug club. Service was very good and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers they serve. They serve about 5-6 year round beers and a couple of seasonal or special brews. The menu has a good selection of pub grub or meals and there are usually daily specials to choose from. Well worth checking out if you are ever in the area.
kdm1984 (5) Missouri | April 21, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fine place. Sampled several beers here and ate some spectacular multi-colored nachos during my visit with some friends. Some fine blues/jazz music played as well - not too loud, though sometimes the crowd was. Overall, though, very nice ambience, good service, decent beer selection, amazing nachos, and reasonable price. Would go again.
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