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swoopjones (293) Buffalo, New York | October 12, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
great ambiance, huge old garage. beer sucks. food was OK. Average service. a lot of thought went into decor etc, why none into quality of the beer. IPA was undrinkable. pale was average. Cool place to see once
Maverick34 (44) New York | August 19, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Superb old industrial/breweriana style buildout. Basically the best thing about hte place. Beers are OK, a bit pricey, service could be much better. But the space is cool with antique equipment, signs from the Hellgate brewery, old crates etc.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | June 20, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Iíve only been here once, a couple months after they opened, with Max, Andy, Brian, Ashley, and I think a few others. The reason we havenít gone back yet? It was a bit dull, and then very unwelcoming. Nice enough space, beers were decent, and the food was ok. But... there just did not seem to be any really great reason to go here. Itís a wide open place (if Iím remembering correctly it used to be a big garage) with large bier hall style seating, monstrous tables, and high ceilings. As it was a Sunday and we got here at roughly noon, it seemed perfectly obvious that within a short amount of time that loud club music would start up drowning out any sort of reasonable conversation. Wait... no, thatís not obvious. Look, Iíd be fine with a big place like this turning into a club atmosphere late on a Friday or Saturday night, but on a Sunday, when anyone whoís out for beers in the early afternoon has probably only been up for three hours and just crammed their bellies with a big fat brunch, why on earth would you have your iPad dj spinning his medium sized beats in the back? Needless to say this was not conducive to us staying much longer. The beers were decent enough, generic sort of brewpub offerings (owned by the Heartland brewery folks, though it seems they try to hide that fact a bit, and brewed by the same people as well). The food was actually really good, fancied up grilled cheeses that did pair up nicely with the beers. If the crowd (bros, bro) and the scene changed a little bit this seems like it would be an awesome place to hang out (even with the not crazy good but serviceable beer), and I understand that with the location maybe that crowd is who they feel they need to attract in order to be open... but Iíd rather hop over to Hoboken and hit up Pilsner Haus.
puzzl (138) New York, New York | February 19, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Basically a front for Heartland. Same owner, same brewer, same mediocre beers. The location is nicer, until it fills up wannabe-fratboys (you know, the guys that didnít all the way but still kind of half act like it even though they know theyíre better than that) and the music starts thumping at freaking 3:30 on a Sunday. Wat? Iíll not be returning. Come here early (like, noon) if you want to tick in peace.
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