A short walk from Champion, I stopped here based purely on ratings. This is certainly an interesting space, with an old fashioned bar, a basement, a stage/concert area and multiple semi-enclosed dining rooms. Quite busy on a Thursday evening, but there were spaces at the bar. Bar food menu and a pretty extensive tap list. No half pours or flights served, which is a bummer. Tap list had a good local focus but was otherwise uninspiring overall. I was charged a different price for my beer than the printed list and nobody seemed to care about it. That was somewhat annoying. I like the space, but I honestly expected more based on reviews. I guess the fact that all of them are at least two years old should have been a top off.
Located in the busy city distric of Richmond, the venue is a nice refuge from the noise of the downtown. Spacious but cozy, the bar offers an impressive selection of beers on tap, a number of them quite decent and from Virginia. Very tasty food - I had a Down South burger and it tasted great. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, too. Average prices. Will gladly come back one day, just hoping that I will not have to listen to German folk songs ;-)
These places tend to be really massive although under stocked with bathrooms. They have a ton of taps with a lot f regional stuff available. They typically serve their whole menu until late which is awesome. I was fortunate to find street parking but theres also a parking garage nearby. The only thing that ruined night a bit were the loud assholes at the bar bragging about what giant douches the are., but surely they’ve gone by now.
This is where my craft beer experience really kicked off rating is actually for 2009. I drank coors light or miller light before I had weihenstephaner hefeweiss on draft. I have been here many times, probably well over a dozen. Service was good every time except once when they were busy in the basement bar area. Great decor, parking is likely to be a challenge. Great selection of beer especially draft. The lamb burger is awesome, but be sure you bring an appetite.