United States > California > Mountain View
scooterling (10) S. San Francisco, California | May 13, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I finally learned what makes their Amber Light so frigginí good. Itís the ultimate session beer at 3.5%. Tied House finaly put up a chalkboard to showcase their beers. This wasnít the case in the past. I used to go there and drink Amber Lights and get a buzz but never drunk and now I know, they make the BEST Session Beer on the Peninsula. For the uneducated, a Session Beer is generally a beer with less than 4% alcohol that you can literally drink all day, or a session, maintaining a minor buzz but without getting drunk, or messed up. TIED HOUSE IS THE ONLY BREWERY IN THE BAY AREA WHO BREWS A SESSION BEER AND THEN DOES $6 GROWLER REFILLS. Before I get flamed, I know 21st Amendment and Steelhead (they are a chain you know) who does this. LONG LIVE TIED HOUSE. As long as I live in SF, I will still make the trip down to Mountain View for my 1/2 order of nachos (no chicken, thanks) growler refill and 2 or 3 tall amber lights. Thank you Tied House.
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.
badhack (28) San Francisco, California | March 14, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Love the look, especially the outdoor area. I found service to be less than good. Like their beers the food is good but not spectacular. But itís still good.
Rocketman2013 (19) Texas | August 3, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place has a cozy outdoor seating area. Table service was efficient. Good selection of self-brewed beers. The fish tacos on the seasonal menu were excellent. The sampler provides above average 6 ounce pours.
strongpieman (113) 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.
mrhoppy (226) 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.
nickd717 (81) 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.
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 (132) 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.
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