JCB (294) Durham, North Carolina | October 18, 2017
Happy that my hotel was a quick walk to this place. Enjoyed spending a couple hours here. Unassuming, almost dive-bar feel in a sense. Really warm and welcoming vibe though. Terrific service, generous with advice and samples. And of course, a rockin' beer selection. Great intro to the Omaha scene for me.
There's not a ton of parking in this neighborhood but we got there just after opening and was able to parking in the small lot in the back, I feel like we didn't get the full expression of this place since only the crescent moon section was open during our visit. The crescent moon portion has kind of a dive bar vibe and it's not particularly large. Still they have a ton of taps, a lot of them local, and they serve in 4 ounce pours so you can try a bunch of things out.
Fun spot. Flights available. Decent selection of locals. Not really a beer crowd today. Dive bar feel.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | May 16, 2015| Updated July 24, 2015
This place covers three great brewing traditions with one bar dedicated to Belgian beers, another basement area that simulates a German gasthaus, and the main bar area for American craft beers. Both the German and Belgian bars had the proper glassware. I was
particularly blown away by the friendliness
of the patrons and the bartenders, which was even better than the usual Midwestern standards. The beer selection was as good as is possible, and the food
was cheap, but disappointing. Highly
recommended for the beer and
UPDATE The beer selection was very middling this last two times I visited...very disappointed. This place is not living up to it’s hype.
À ma visite, seule la section Américaine était ouverte donc j’ai dû mal à me faire une opinion. De ce que j’ai vu c’était principalement des produits locaux et quelques cartes cachées mais rien qui justifie un détour absolue. J’y allais principalement pour le Huber Haus, je vous souhaite une meilleure chance.
This place is part 1 of a 3-tiered bar. Never seen anything quite like this. Very cool. Lots of great taps. Limited and somewhat rare finds here. I can see why this place made draft magazines top 100 beer bars in america. Cheap and delicious food too.
This is the famous Crescent Moon Ale House in downtown Omaha, which is a very cool idea: 3 different beer bars adjoined to one another, each with its own theme, not coincidentally representing the 3 premier beer countries in the world: USA, Belgium and Germany. Crescent Moon has a very good selection of draft beers including several rotators so there is guaranteed to be something you want here. The Belgian (Max and Joe’s) and German (Huber Haus) sections are quite a bit smaller and are primarily geared towards the imported drafts available in each. The food is typical brewpub fare and is decent, but nothing too special and a tad overpriced. Still, if you’re in Omaha I would strongly recommend it for the Crescent Moon section alone. As a bonus, Beertopia is immediately next door. Check it out.