Of course its not just the pub its the whole complex--distillery, golf course, fine dining, 4 other pubs. The brewpub here could be most any other McMenamins, nicer older building than some of the mall based ones. Consistency. Burger and fries always good. Beer-wise I refer to them as Mc Minimumís, doing just enough to distinguish one beer from the other. Service is steady, but seldom exceptional.
What a place. Itís huge. A hotel, a golf course, a winery, a glass blowing shop, a spa, a distillery and brewery. And a bunch of bars and restaurants. The food is good and mostly simple. Loads of beer on tap. Quite a variety too for a McMenamins. Solid beers. The grounds are very beautiful and well kept. Cool art in the hotel. But most of all I love the outdoor spaces and small little bars you can drink in. Tiny little hovels with a few taps and your own private bar. Very few things are underrated these days with the internet and social media.But McMenamins is and a few of their locations are just so cool they are hard to believe. Itís not gonna be a crazy beer place, but it is cool and has good beer.
Went to the Pub Course. Four beer taps with their own brews: Terminator, Hammerhead, Ruby and Pirate Latitude. McMenamins always has interesting and unique atmosphere. Had the Terminator and Hammerhead; my brother had the Latitude, which he enjoyed. Always worth visiting any of their establishments.
Unlike the last review, McMenamins Edgefield is my personal favorite McMenamins. My understanding of Edgefield is that itís an old juvenile jail that was closed down and converted into a McMenamins location. The old housing unit is now a hotel (with shared bathrooms) and there are multiple other buildings, trails and gardens to explore while drinking your choice beverage.
Their selection of beer is nothing to brag about, but it is unique and very well brewed.
The one drawback is during the summer / spring months, it can get very busy with concerts (at itís amphitheater) and weddings.
I highly recommend making a trip to McMenamins Edgefield.
This is the worst of the McMenamins. The workers in the Power Station seem stoned. I have been there several times. The first was a first date with my future wife. At the fancy White Rabbit restaurant, they brought my wifeís meal and I waited another 45 minutes for mine. Went to a movie once where I had to go out THREE times to check on my order. It never came, and they lost all record of my transaction. I gave them my receipt and demanded a refund. On one Saturday, my group was told five times that it would be 20 minutes for a table. The last time we asked, they said they could seat us but the kitchen was backed up an hour. On my last visit, I stood in line in the pool hall for 20 minutes before leaving. There had been two concerts and three weddings and for some reason there was only ONE bartender, who was totally stressed out and couldnít spare even two minutes to pour my friend and I a pint. There is simply no incentive to provide good service as all the servers pool tips. I will NEVER NEVER NEVER return to Edgefield again as long as I live. YOU CANíT EAT OR DRINK AMBIANCE!
Overall, sort of a corporate environment and service feel throughout. Beer was run of the mill and food was basic pub fare, nothing spectacular. Okay place if you want that sort of thing. Wait is usually long with service being ok.
If youíve ever been to a McMenaminís establishment, you know what youíre going to get with the beers, though Iíll admit Iíve had a lifelong appreciation of Terminator Stout, which was one of my first beers. The service here is excellent, and there is the absolute glory of the pitch and putt course on the property. Even in the hail and rain, this is a ton of fun. Also gotta love the two booze shacks on the course. Great place to visit.