Visited last night, with party of four for dinner. Limited number of tables, but the space is comfortable and there was live music (Irish one night per week). There is an outdoor dining area. Food was nothing special in quality but modest priced.
16 varied draft offerings, and an 8 page bottle list covering a wide range of styles.
Visited on a quiet, rainy Monday night which totally suited my mood on the day. They had 20 on tap and a few hundred in the bottle and gave a discount for home consumption. (In fact I think the 20% off if you buy four bombers was a very good deal.) They had a solid selection of local offerings as well as things like Half Acre and Cascade Kriek that you don’t see everyday. I found the bartender quite cordial as well as very knowledgeable about beer. I’d love to have a place like this in my backyard.
While the selection is very good, it is overpriced. The service is not the greatest as it seems the "regulars" get all the attention. It’s almost as if it’s a private social club. Great beer, good food, prices high for the suburbs, and service is lacking!
jdb288 (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | May 12, 2013
Good draft selection (10 or so taps) and an extensive bottle list. Quite impressive actually.
Service and atmosphere is kind of lousy. I did not have kids with me, but they are definitely not kid friendly. Just a heads up.
Go for the bottle list...ignore the bad service.
It took me a long time to actually sit at this bar since it always looks so busy. The ambiance is very nice. It was a Tuesday afternoon so there was not a ton of people but the lights were dim but bright enough to see. There was a chill grateful dead convo going on by a group of guys. The service was really good. The bartender was really nice and even looked me up on rate beer to check out my ratings. Selection is pretty much tops for a bar. 350 bottles plus some really high end taps. I had the funky mussels and they were the best i’ve ever had. Big and flavorful. Prices were what you’d expect from a place like this but the value of enjoyment was very high.
Wow - a hidden gem in this area. Great tap selection and incredible bottle list available to go. Food is tasty. All is great but the prices are not cheap and they do not have a happy hour discount at any time.
Nice beer bar...no liquor. Dark and warm atmosphere...seemed quiet. Decent tap selection though I suspect it is at times great. Outsttanding bottle selection with very good pricing. Food is affordable and pretty darn good. I like this place! Wish it was closer. Service was friendly and fast.
I had driven two hours to get to this place and now I’m well aware that I’d gladly drive a bit further for this experience. On arrival I was greeted by Sara the bartender/front of the house specialist. She was warm, engaging, knowledgeable and hospitable. I was there for lunch on a Tuesday, so no crowds to speak of, just an easy going beer friendly few. I had the parsnip and hazelnut puree soup which was fantastic! Also had the radicchio salad that was just good. I selected a Port Brewing Mongo as my lunch companion and it was presented in a beautiful flared tulip. Huge bonus: you can carry out 99.9 percent of everything on the vast and comprehensive beer menu. The owner even came out to look for a couple beers that I did not see in the case. Great value here on the food and especially the beer. These people aren’t looking to become millionaires, just looking to spread the goodness around. Awesome place.