theisti (880) Kansas | January 27, 2014| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited after dinner on a Wednesday evening. Bright modern coffee shop feel, area is nominally split between a walk up coffee bar, and a more traditional bar where the beer taps are at. 15 well chosen drafts, I visited at the tail end of Florida beer week, so great selection of local beers. The food on offer was panini sandwiches, salads, soup and bar bites. Good crowd, friendly guy working hard behind the bar. Certainly my kind of place.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Tucked away in chilled-out Delray Beach, this is an atmospheric bomb on the inside and plays hideous music, but with some tables and chairs outside it can become part of a very pleasant afternooneven more so if you get some soul food from down the street first, Iím sure. Mostly a coffee shop with a tiny little bar area to the side. Some of the baristas in here are holier-than-thou and clueless in the beer department, but the main beer guy/bartender knows his stuff and is more than happy to put a smile on a beer loverís face. Hopefully he will be there when you are. Good bottle selection, decent prices. Delray itself is nice, Iím looking forward to going back.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 12, 2008
Kind of a like dislike thing here. Some really nice beers turn up at this place, but it does not exactly have that beer drinking vibe. Owner knows beer. Worth popping into, no question, we have found killer stuff here.
A coffee shop that boasts 16 very interesting tap brews and a huge bottle list with many great beers. The bright neon lighting is a tad offputting but when you see the muffins behind the counter you remember youíre not in an actual bar... Atmosphere is a tad sterile because of that, but when youíre there with friends and beer lovers, as was I, this is quickly forgotten. A great little place for its selection and very friendly service. Iíll be back, especially since they seem to keep their website menu up-to-date.
Great bottle selection and a nice draft selection. The panini sandwiches are nice. The atmosphere is basic, but homey. Outdoor seating. Parking in the rear. Plenty of wines, espresso drinks and coffee. Great service. One flat screen television behind the bar. With all the taps and bottles, thereís no reason why a person would walk in here and not find a beer they absolutely love.
This rating is in relative terms to the scene in South Florida. Chung and his staff do the best with what we get down here. In fact, sometimes if the distributor only has one keg of a special release, Chung gets it. The food is basic but very tasty. The staff is attentive and friendly. It has limited seating, but thatís sparks a very interactive atmosphere on tasting nights. As a matter of fact, the only draw back is the 20 mile drive back home.
Nice coffe bar with some outstanding beers, we managed to score a Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus, and they also had a keg of Abbeye de Saint Bon Chien, so we were happy chappies! Reminded me of some of the places in Europe. Didnít eat, and didnít stay inside too long as Iím not a lover of Karaoke, lol. Beautiful in December though sitting outside, I would recommend this coffee shop/bar to anyone.
Nice selection of beers, bottles and tap. Nice surroundings and a good crowd, but I was there during Karaoke night...geez what a disaster of noise and racket. Made it hard to enjoy and concentrate on stuff Iíve never had before. Iíll be back to try it again.