tomciccateri (115) Albuquerque, New Mexico | December 11, 2012| Updated January 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Open in far north city strip mall since around Halloween 2012. 12-place light wood bar with corrugated metal side and pipe foot rail. Large square table at left end of bar. adjacent seating space includes four 2-tops and nine 4-tops of black lacquered square tables. Sponged pattern maroon concrete floor. Light green walls with black & white prints of nature photos. 10" ceiling over bar and 20" over seating area. Two silent TVs showing boring basketball. Blackboard beer menu with neon beer names and their ABV.
Small window into the Stainlessteel brew-house. Mellow rock & Roll music (no DJs or commercials). Free WiFi.
$7 for seven 4-ounce samples in a flight. $4 pints. No Happy Hour but two membership programs with discounts for some purchases. $25 or $65 annually.
Attentive and friendly staff. No mass transit nearby, so likely following from the neighborhood and growlers to go. All seven beers were clean and offered a nice range from light Pilsner to Stout. Light food presently: mixed nuts, chicken salad, soup of the say, hummus, vegetarian flat bread, pretzels and Grinders (seemed like (panini) of caprese, chicken salad, pastrami, turkey, or pretzel brat. $5-$9.
Seems to have the potential of a nice neighborhood pub and great beers to go.