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Tied House Cafe & Brewery - Mountain View
Above Average based on 18 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

954 Villa St
Mountain View, California United States 94041 [ print map ]
650 965 2739


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Tied House Cafe & Brewery - Mountain View

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18 reviews for Tied House Cafe & Brewery - Mountain View
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  67%
 Selection  47%
 Food  66%
 Value  60%
 Overall  54%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | September 28, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Tied House is located in Mountain View on Villa near Franklin. Street parking is available in the surrounding blocks.

The building is white stucco with lots of windows and trees on either side. The inside opens to a large brewpub with tables past the entrance and on the right, and a long bar on the left. Wooden tables, and high ceilings with exposed HVAC and hanging cut growler lights. Mug club mugs are hung behind the bar, and there is a small case with to-go bottles and merch. There is a patio as well.

Tied House has 14 house brews on tap both under their label and Hermitage. The selection encompasses mostly year-round offerings but there are a few seasonals and one-offs as well. On my visit these included a Maibock, Ale of the IMP, Single Hop Mosaic, Black Oops and Ale of the 2 Tun. The beers were average at best on the whole, with a couple being decent.

Service at the bar was alright during a weekday lunch. The bartender mentioned being hung over and didnít display a whole lot of knowledge about the beers. Still he was friendly enough.

Food at Tied House is pretty standard in terms of the menu. My sandwich was decent but nothing really memorable.

Overall this place was a bit of a letdown. There are better spots not too far of a drive from here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
bytemesis  (585) Sunnyvale, California | April 22, 2012
This place is on my "never again" list for several reasons. First, the pretentiousness. This used to be a standard after-work happy hour spot, but we got tired of being treated like second class citizens because we were there to drink, not eat. Next, the beer. I cannot think of a more mediocre brewery in existence than Tied House. I have never tasted a beer of theirs that would rank above "so-so" in my book. Give it a pass unless you like mediocre beer served with a ítude.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah  (478) Utah | June 23, 2011
Big warehouse with a long bar facing the tanks and plenty of seating. Old wooden tables, chairs and benches. They also have a patio. Service was slow and English is not required to be a waiter! I only had 1 of their beers, the oatmeal stout (decent). I asked if they had any IPA and he brought me a guest beer that I already had and didnÔŅĹt care for, but it was better on tap. When I asked what the seasonal beer was, I was told it was the guest IPA. I left quickly after that. The food was good (steak). Very noisy building. WonÔŅĹt be returning.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | July 4, 2009
Decent food and beer. No extreme beers though.
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | June 9, 2010
Huge restaurant with a school cafeteria feel to it. Cold with basic and bland decor. The beer is honestly just not good at all. It surprised me that a brewpub can stay in business this long making such poor product. half the beers in my flight had unacceptable levels of diacetyl, and all were under-attenuated and unbalanced. Combine this with an ambiance that is not at all comfortable, and I canít see bothering to come again, though itís not far from where I live.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | May 7, 2012
I think every beer I had was from Hermitage and not Tied House but I enjoyed them. The ribs were pretty good and my bartender was very friendly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Crit  (142) Surrey, British Columbia | March 30, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
Reasonable selection of beers, decent, but nothing special. Service was good, but things were slow. Food was good but limited.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman  (137) Mount Airy, Maryland | August 1, 2012
Restaurant brewery on commercial strip. Beer was decent, nice selectio, food. Meets avg chain expectation, service fair. Might return given choices in area to sample more beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
nickd717  (84) San Francisco, California | October 24, 2009
Been here quite a few times, just once since I discovered good beer though. This is a nice place, large and spacious, right next to the happening (for Mountain View that is) Castro St. area. Lots of seating and a solid crowd, and the fermenters are on display for all to see. Food is pretty good and reasonably priced. As for the beer, well, Iíd give it a solid "meh." They occasionally come out with something pretty good, and they occasionally come out with something pretty bad. Otherwise, they serve the typical uninspired range of beers. Amber ale, pale ale, IPA, hefeweizen, porter, stout, one or two lagers. Havenít really seen anything out of the ordinary come from this place. Have had one of their bottled beers, the Menage a Singe, and it was not good. Anyway though, itís a place to get freshly brewed beers, and itís got good service and a nice atmosphere. Not a bad place to satisfy the masses and to grab a burger and a couple beers, but youíre not going to find the next Westy 12 or Black Tuesday here, thatís for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Taverner  (83) San Ramon, California | January 15, 2008
Food is great, brews, not so much so. Great for dining if you want a decent beer, but not spectacular. Their food, however, is pretty good, even by Mountain View standards.

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