United States > California > Mountain View
bytemesis (294) Sunnyvale, California | April 22, 2012
28 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Sledutah (243) Utah | June 23, 2011
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
mrhoppy (220) Santa Clara, California | July 4, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent food and beer. No extreme beers though.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | June 9, 2010
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
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.
Crit (135) Surrey, British Columbia | March 30, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Reasonable selection of beers, decent, but nothing special. Service was good, but things were slow. Food was good but limited.
Dixonian (129) Plano, Texas | May 7, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
strongpieman (111) Mount Airy, Maryland | August 1, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Taverner (83) San Ramon, California | January 15, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | October 24, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
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.
CampesinoTino (71) Seattle, Washington | July 11, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad place for a burger and a pint if you happen to visit downtown Mountain View. The Elk Burger was quite good along with the Cajun chips. As for the beer, I found the Alpine Gold to be the best of the brews I sampled. It was refreshing with a nice honey crispness to it. All of the beers on tap when I visited were in the 4-5% ABV range so donít go expecting strong or hoppy beers. Their specialty seems to be the light and low ABV stuff.
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