United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
gsmitty80 (185) Washington DC | July 11, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went here when it first opened back in 2007ish. Building is beautiful and the food was good but at the time they had very few beers. Will have to re-rate and keeping this as a placeholder to remind me.
robgibbens (16) Gaithersburg, Maryland | June 9, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
I really wanted to love this place because the rest of Erie is having a hard time. This looked to me to be a jewel in the rough. And I am originially from Erie. I was in town for a reunion and stopped by two nights.
The place is in the old Union Station and looks awesome inside. Itís quite a piece of local history and I dig that. The beers were also quite good. I was not expecting that. And they offer up a bunch of other PA beers.
I only had an appetizer but it was great. The only drawback both nights was the service. The place was pretty dead both nights (Friday and Saturday) so there is no reason for my party to wait for almost 10 minutes to get someone to help us. Eventually the bartender had to take our order while the waitress did whatever. I was hoping it was a fluke, but two nights in a row? Killer for me.
Foxbush (70) Richmond, Virginia | May 15, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great place. The station was an excellent venue for a brewpub. Our waitress knew her beers and gave me a tour of the beer garden which will ope later in May. The food was excellent. I had mussels and an excellent chicken sandwich. We were able to speak to the brewmaster. Another brewery in town uses their equipment over the weekend. My disappointment was they were out of the three beers I wanted to taste.
jessilea (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | March 18, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Ambiance should really get a 5 because its a very uniquely beautiful building, but if you sit in the main dining room the noise level can be a little unpleasant. I really suggest the bar dining area. The food is excellent, but iíve never been overly impressed with their menu, just not enough to choose from. The selection of craft brews is nice and area specific so itís a great place if you want to try a lot of Pennsylvania and tri-state area brews. Their own beers are ok, with an occasional really good beer, but also an occasional really poor beer. Still, thereís something very special about this place that makes me come back regularly, and enjoy my visit every time.
bira (1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 9, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The place is located in old train station and the ambiance is great. There are good selection of local microbreweries and also for those who prefer wine, they have a local wines produced in Erie, Wine Country.
Their own beers are nice, too. We tried Hopness Monster IPA. Itís not high volume in alcohol (5.9%) as usual in other IPAs but itís drinking is smooth and still hoppy.
Food and service is also nice. Especially their fries are exceptional. Soups and burgers should be considered, too.
I definitely, recommend the place.
beergodd1 (11) Conneaut, Ohio | March 27, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I have only been there 2 times...both "Special Eventís" I had great timeís there, but disappointing too.
The Home Brew there was average to below average, the Rye PA was really good, but the other 8 beers I tried were all....ehhh. A couple beers at an international beer fest I went too, I didnít want to finish, and left them at the bar. the food was ok the beer was ok. Atmosphere blew me away and will give it another try.
I donít like giving below average scores on any place I visit, so I will be back with an update...hopefully soon. Cheers
arpagamos (4) Ault, Colorado | August 30, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 7/20
This place is a cool brew pub to go to for the atmosphere. The old train station is cool. They also have a beautiful upstairs patio complete with corn hole and live music. The staff was incredibly friendly to me as we talked about beer late into the night. They have a small selection of some fantastic bottled beer. This place got a low rating from me cause the house brews are terrible. Easily the worst brewery I have ever been to. The beery wheat is the only one worth trying. I did ended the night here drinking Southern tier, Church brew works, and Weyenbacherís high end stuff so I canít complain.
6ROW (41) corpus christi, Texas | June 18, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
very seedy part of town. good service , good selection of beer. great old building !!!!!
auerbrau (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | December 22, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting place. When you first walk in you are immediately entranced by the old train station architecture, but then you find a brewpub awkwardly situated within. Two different dining rooms, a neat train arrival board of beers, two different bars, bathrooms off in some far corner. Two entrances, too many televisions. Food was okay. Staff was not particularly enjoyable. Beers were uncomfortable. An interesting stop in Erie, but nothing world-class.
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