AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 29, 2013
Visited September 26, 2013.
I walked here last time I was in Campbell while checking out Sonoma Chicken Coop but they were closed at the time. This is basically a deli that serves beer. They have a small but well thought out tap list (I went with a Lagunitas Little Something Wild) and a ton of beer in the fridges. I saw some good stuff in there but I also saw a can of PBR displayed prominently. Since all the beer is stored cold you can have it opened right away if you want. The prices were pretty high though, so beware. Same goes with the food. I wanted a small meal since I was going to be eating dinner with the family in a couple hours. While the sandwiches were pretty small they stared around $8 in price. No thanks. Instead I ordered a cup of mac and cheese which had some bread crumbs on it and was a little burnt on top. It was very good but it was also $5. I didnít know how to tip and I guess I should have given them more but 1) I hate having to tip for service before I get that service and 2) itís confusing as to how the place even works. You have to go to the counter to order any food or beer, you have pay up front, they give you paper napkins and plastic silverware, and you have to get your own bottles from the fridge. On the other hand they do bring you the food and beer and they are very friendly and I did stay a while and watch a bit of the game. The food and beer are good enough to make me want to come back if in the area but I wonít go out of my way to spend $12 on a cup of mac and cheese and a single beer.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place opened up in the same location as the short lived Byr of Belgium. We just stopped in for a quick look. They have "upscale" sandwiches, about six taps and a fairly impressive beer cooler. Prices were really high, but they did have a 40% discount for off-sale, which brings them still high, but not insane. Example - Older Viscosity for $34.75. Will try to stop back in and give it a more extensive walk through.