United States > Missouri > Springfield
satan165 (101) River Grove, Illinois | May 5, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
had a gigantic portion of íbayou chickení and bartender was totally on point. value on food is insane, at least coming from a larger market where you cant get a sandwich for $8. using willis as the standard glass for all beers is a fun departure from variations of the shaker. schwarzbeer was spelled schwarTzbeer on the chalkboard which deducts a point but overall not a bad place and nice to see its obviously a popular place amongst the locals.
Tomfoolery (17) Sedalia, Missouri | March 19, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in here following a trip to Bass Pro one early Sat PM. Had the place to ourselves. Bartender waited hand and foot on us. Great service! Tried flight of beer samples--all above average. No losers in the bunch. Had pot pie which was also quite tasty. Big place with two floors. Definitely cool place; have been wanting to go back...
rakarlo (5) Nixa, | March 21, 2010| Updated April 1, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I meet a group of friends here occassionally whenever they tap a new brew - some of us are home brewers and all of us live within 20 miles of here. We are generally in agreement that the beer has regressed from good to average at best over the past few years. Why? Hereís my guess: Back in 2007, when downtown Springfield was trying to become a craft beer destination, there was a place called Hickokís located just a block east of SBC. Here you had a smaller, but more personal establishment with a 7 tap selection that catered more to the discriminating beer drinkers. Plus you had an IPA that was thought by many to be among the finest in the Midwest. Any edge SBC thought they had in beer brewing went out the window when their only competition suddenly closed their doors late in 2008. And letís face it, when business suddenly gets better overnight, thereís no longer much incentive to produce better beer. Itís a shame that SBC and Mueller, with all the money and backing behind them, only seems interested in producing average beers. Nowadays if you want to visit the competition, you have to drive 150 miles north to Flat Branch Pub & Brewing in Columbia, where youíll find 3 times the selection on tap and better beer on average. Or better yet, maybe the executives at Mueller should get in their limo and drive about 75 miles east on Hwy 60 to just outside Cabool and visit the Little Yeoman Brewery - if they can find it - here they can set at a picnic table just outside the humble brewery and drink a stout beer from a mason jar that rivals any stout.in the country. (now this is a lesson in real craft beer making - a beautifully humble establishment w/ great craft beer and a touch of personal service). Itís a darn shame when you think about it . . . almost sad enough for a regular to consider retiring his mug here.
hopscotch (203) Vero Beach , Florida | August 18, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The place had a nice atmosphere with plenty of televisions, clean restrooms and very attentive service. The place is very homey and their mug club seems cool. The beer was very good, not great... sometimes good is good enough. The Rye PA and Mudhouse Stout were highlights. I wish I had eaten so I could contribute something regarding the quality of the food. I will say that my wife ordered a salad of mixed greens and basically received iceberg lettuce and cucumbers. Based on an experience at another restaurant later in our visit to the Ozarks, this seems to be the norm for this region of Missouri. Regardless, Iíll stop by again if ever I am in the area.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | March 29, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I thought the line up of beer was decent. I thought it was cool to see so many fermenters sitting around, since they bottle. The food was above average with very large portions. The prices were surprisingly reasonable, one of the cheapest brewpubs I have ever visited. Overall, it is worth a visit if you are in the area.
Alerider (42) Indianapolis, Indiana | March 4, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A good place. Many locals think this is as good as it gets. Beer selection is OK but could be much better.
AmEricanbrew (78) Belcher, Louisiana | January 13, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
In a huge, two story building. The lower level is a family friendly restuarant and bar, upstairs is a tavern/sports bar with six or so pool tables and big screen tvís. Our waitress was very friendly and prompt, and had more than enough to say about all of the tap brews. Had a most tasty roast beef french dip and fries. Overall a nice place to visit.
abcfan (11) New Jersey | April 4, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Black and bleu cheeseburger was very tasty. Washed it down with a Dry Stout from the tap. Staff was very helpful when answering question about the 10th Anny Ale they are selling. Will be going back in a few days to pick up a bottle or two.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | March 22, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great place! Beers are very solid and the food was great! Parking seemed to suck and service was not great, but we were there right after lunch and sat at the bar...so I think the bartender was busy...if you are in town, head over there. They also sell bottles to go.
bleeng (133) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | January 29, 2008| Updated June 6, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice gentle brewpub in downtown Springfield. Great bar area-clean and bright. Not an overwhelming selection of beers. The usual light, brown, pale ale, etc. A nice dubbel bock on tap though. Pizza was very good. I bought some 750ís of their belgian oak aged beer-Iíll give that a taste later on. A nice little midwestern safe brewpub. One issue-the bartender did not know that the bottled beer was an ale-he said it was a combination of an ale and lager. Well, I guess thereís a reason heís a bartender.
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