At first glance this place is very bougey. There is a coat check and a hostess at the entrance at the top of the stairs. Downstairs, underground, opens up quite a bit and youíll find two separate bars. The first one had some black velvet ropes blocking it off and I was informed that it was reserved for a private party. Make a 180 and go around the side of the stairs and youíll find another bar with 28 beers on tap. The leather bound book/menu on the bar has about 20 pages. Two pages of small food items, a 15 pages of wine, and a couple pages of beer. The food starts at $9 and after seeing some of the sliders served I accepted that I really didnít NEED to eat at that particular point in time. So upon second glance itís still pretty bougey. Free wifi is pretty awesome. The server was awesome. Very friendly and offered plenty of free tastes of anything I wanted to try. I saw some interesting beers like the Green Flash Symposium IPA, the Son of a Batch hickory gose, and the 25th anniversary JW Lees Harvest Ale (2011). I went with the JW Lees. Most beers were about $9 but some went as high as $16. During happy hour they are all $3 off which brings them back down to slightly more ďnormalĒ prices.
This place is a little too high class for me but I wouldnít hesitate to stop in again for a beer considering how good the tap list is.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Wow - a gorgeous space. Sort of a resto-lounge that specializes in wine but has a pretty killer tap list. Pricy but the rarity (at least to my mind) was worth it. Bartender was pretty knowledgeable about the beer. Itís frankly refreshing to see quality beer being pushed in a place that specializes in wine as well. Didnít eat - but quite enjoyed the few hours I spent here.