I used to frequent this place daily when I lived in the ’cuse. If I miss anyplace on this planet it is the tusk. Great beer selection with a ton of rarities and the people working and sipping make it a visit in itself. can’t wait to go back soon.
Didn’t try the food so can’t comment, but the menu was descent and others in our party really liked it. Beer selection is great and the atmosphere was nice. Sat in an enclosed booth that felt like a church confessional. Odd but cool. Really worth the stop. Heard it can be a super busy bar late, but wasn’t when we were there and was awesome.
This place has the greatest selection that I’ve found in syracuse. It’s a charming place but can get a bit crowded depending on the day. This is probably my favorite bar in the Armory Square area if you want to drink something unique.
Many taps with many hard to find regional as well as international beers. A truly impressive selection. A world class beer bar. Very nice, classy wooden bar. Very knowledgeable and friendly servers. Did not try the food, but it did not look that impressive. In combo with dinosaur bbq, syracuse becomes a beer destination! Prices are reasonable and the more expensive draft beers are offered as 5oz glasses as well for about half the pint price. fyi -- visited here in the early afternoon, so I had no problems with noise or crowds.
Best Pub in the ’Cuse; it’s in the heart of the "action" in downtown, and the food is very good. Bar tenders are knowledgeable or sexy, but not typically both. Nice lineup of taps and a must see if you’re in the area.
Dec 2004: At first I wasn’t terribly impressed...the tap list doesn’t have a lot of rarities or surprises, focusing fairly heavily on NY state stuff...and the ambiance seems sort of mall-ish to me. BUT the Middle Ages and Southern Tier stuff makes it worth a stop alone, the pints are very generous and cheap, and there are some nice private booths to the right of the bar. Definitely worth a stop.
Dec 2005: two more stops this year included the fine Middle Ages X, another Dragonslayer just as majestic as last years’, and a 9-year-old glass of Rogue Kriek! Plus a terrific prosciutto/parmesan sandwich and crab chowder...this place rocks!
Biggest beer selection in Syracuse - very popular place any night of the week. Very large non-rotating tap list as well as a constantly changing guest tap selection. Lots of Rogue, Middle Ages, Southern Tier, Brooklyn Brewery, and Saranac, usually something from Avery, a couple of Belgians, plus more. Pretty loud place with a nice outdoor area; age ranges from college-aged to middle-aged. Lots of staff on hand but you do need to get them to notice you at the bar. Beers are quite expensive, especially those with higher abv’s, as expected. Unearthly is $10/pint, for instance, but you can always order a 12oz glass for half the price. Great place, good food as well.