The big copper bar is awesome! The bar staff is friendly although not supremely knowledgeable, the menu is small with high prices but quality food is there including Kobe meatloaf. 10 taps of all house beer, 6 regular 4 seasonals an option for a 10 ounce pour is rather nice. Cool place in a hot town
Visited while in a town that there really isn’t much out to visit. Great atmosphere. Upscale resteraunt and bar. Food is unique and very good. Nice selection of beers. Cigar bar with leather chairs, fireplace and tvs. I’ll definitely be back when in town.
This place was great. I never did get to try the food, but what a nice place. Toured the back and joined in a mini tasting with erway, Ted, Stan and others. Pretty fun day. Really cool place with some great beers.
As others have said, somewhat upscale for a brewpub, but still unpretentious. Though right near a freeway, a very comfortable, relaxing place. There were TV’s in viewable locations, but well blended into the decor so as not to be distracting if you don’t wish to watch (though I was there two days ago, I actually forgot there were TV’s until reading the other reviews). Bar service can actually be too attentive for my liking, routinely asking if you’re ready for another beer when you have 4 oz. left of the beer in front of you. I’d like to take my time, relax! Still though, better than ignoring you.
Beer prices are ever so slightly above average ($4.25/pint), though they do offer $2.50 pints from 4-9 on Wednesdays only. Food prices are higher, but the one time I ate I had one of the best sandwiches of my life, so I’m inclined to think they’re worth it. Also regularly offer 5-course, $45 beer dinners with some very intriguing sounding dishes...
Though there is a very holistic focus on beer, food, as well as other top shelf alcoholic offerings, the focus is indeed holistic in that the beer does not suffer and instead is typically quite good. From my experience they seem to have their brewing schedule down to a science, always having their ten taps filled with six standard offerings and four seasonals on tap. The seasonals are also typically highly varied and bound to contain some unique selections. I’m a fan, even if my rating seems low compared to the average...
Originally went here a number of years back when erway was there. We had the full selection of beers, additional beer from the back and food. Everything was very good.
Second time the ambiance and overall enjoyment suffered because the personal touches were not there.
erway (41) Albuquerque, New Mexico | November 14, 2005| Updated September 16, 2007
I work here now, so I don’t want my rating to affect anything. Hope to see you stop by sometime. Come in to the brewery and say hi.
Ambiance - nice, but nothing extraordinary. It was a nice restaurant.
Service - Excellent. Actually had a young waitress who could discuss beer.
Selection - 9 microbrews on tap, nothing beyond their own.
Food - What we had was good,
Value - Not overly priced but not a bargain by any means. Worth the price, though.
whaleman (25) North Wales, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2006| Updated June 20, 2008
Serious beer lovers should go during the day if you can. I’ve spent abundant enjoyable hours here. Food is very good, but somewhat pricey. The beer ranges from good to excellent. They always have 6 quality standards plus 3 or 4 specialty beers that are often very interesting. Talk to Ted or Jeff if you get a chance.
I like this place a lot. First, it’s beautiful: the copper bar is my favorite part. The outdoor fire place is also nice.
It’s in the parking lot of a movie theatre....so a drink before or after (or both) is always an option.
Big fan of the green chile fondue.