hophead637 (10) Lenox, Massachusetts | January 26, 2009
40 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 9/20
I have to agree with hophead75-I just wasnít overly impressed. There are much better places within a couple of miles where you get good food, great beer, a wide selection to choose from etc... Almost like a hotel bar.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | August 13, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
When I stopped in just to check it out before going to the local brewpub, it seemed impressive enough:
The atmosphere seemed nice- small cozy bar, clean and well organized. I
saw a bunch of trappist beers in the cooler as well as Allagash White, Ayinger Celebrator, etc. When I actually came back later that night to have a beer, the story had changed quite a bit. I ordered a Berkshire Steel Rail and the bartender served it to me in a plastic cup. When I had asked if there was a beer menu available listing the prices of the beers in the cooler, I was told there was not and I would have to ask the bartender before I ordered the beer. This was frustrating, especially considering they had Karaoke going on and the music was pretty loud, making any conversation difficult. The scene: Alot of drunken frat/sorority girl types, perhaps that is not indicative of the usual crowd as there was a wedding going on at the time.
As far as Belgians/Micros go, I think this is the best place to go in Pittsfield as long as you are willing to deal with the negatives. Between the plastic cups, lack of a beer menu, loud music, dance floor, karaoke, this supposed beer bar has not committed itself to one true identity- rather itís trying to be a beer bar, night club, and martini bar at the same time...I have yet to see a place pull that off.