Think the beers might not be nearly as good as I appear to be giving them credit, but the folks were very nice and had an attitude of one to please. So go, talk to them, see if perhaps theyíre tweaking things as they said they would and perhaps youíll be as pleased as I was.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 23, 2004
Standard brewpub experience, with the bonus of a great location. Range of beers was acceptable, and I probably thought a little higher of them than most people. Of course, I skipped the low-end stuff for once in my life. No complaints about the service, though they opened at noon, not 11am when I first went by. Not a first-day stop, but if youíre in town for a while, Iíd say itís plenty worthy.
Liked the atmosphere here quite a bit. You see the broken down pier pilings and the Hudson River, but an odd view of the golfing range next door (no sighting of wannabes, much less celebrity gym stars). Didnít have the food, but the place felt pricey. But at $8. for a 6 beer sampler in NYC, thereís little to complain about there.
A highly average brewery that brews for NYCís Chumleyís, Typhoon Brewing and Greenwich Brewing, as well as its own bar. The beers are really unremarkable, but the space is pleasant and when warm, the waterfront views are pretty. The attached gym, Chelsea Piers, is home to Cyndi Lauper, so keep your eyes peeled for a washed-up star or two.
I liked this place for three main reasons: the meal I had (pasta with a bolognese sauce), the view of the Hudson River, and the fact it was in NYC, other than that it was almost average, I had a great time in this brewpub and that's why it got the high ratings it did