classic bar for older guys who like jazz and tradition. Decent but not on the edge beer. Top professional staff, who are friendly at a buisness not passion point. Basement and bathrooms are a 5 minute or so special elevator ride down. Good sized bar, a decent number of tourists at the tables. No patio available. No guest taps, just about 7 of their own, and outside of the bourbon aged which is overated, nothing to define the edge as its conservative DC. Good as a stopover waiting for the worst traffic on the continent to clear.
Stopped in here a few times while I was in town. Dark wood paneled room with lots of glass and shiny brass. I didn’t eat while I was here but the beers were okay. Nothing really spectacular (although the Spring Bock was surprisingly tasty). Enjoyable though. A very surly bartender the first night... someone much friendlier the next day. OK.
Visited July 06 during the RBSG: A high end steak place meets with a brewery. I walked in, and walked straight upstairs, past all of the clothed tables. Upstairs there’s a low key pool bar with nice comfortable seating. A nice selection of their beers, minus a few of the higher rated offerings. The staff was helpful in getting me tastes of everything. Higher priced, but decent.
My experiences here have varied from great to disappointing, and it usually hinges on the service. The beers are pretty good, and you’ll find what you need to match with your meal. There are usually a couple of interesting seasonals, besides the popular bourbon stout. I’ve had a couple of awesome steaks here.
Went here back in July of 2006 at the RBSG. Pretty nice ambiance, but I felt a little out of place in shorts and a t-shirt. Selection was ok as were the beers. Nothing that stands out, but a few decent examples.
had lunch here today with the fam. the service was a bit slow but the waiter was cute so i let it slide. the food was good. i had the beer sampler. most of the beers were good and i liked the fact that it had a board that the beers came on so i could tell what i was drinking. it was awesome.
Visited here in Oct ’06 on a Tuesday night. Very crowded and hopping. Nice atmosphere - lots of dark wood and brass and two floors. Found room at the bar quickly though and the service was prompt - the pizza came in about three minutes! Had about seven or so on tap and I was impressed that they had a very detailed menu on the wall that listed the tapping date, ABV, Gravity etc. Beers were about average - but enough variety to keep you happy. Came for the Bourbon Stout - decent - but not overwhelming. Still a great place
I love the decoration of this place - a high vaulted room with a balcony and pillars supporting the room. Like a very classical restaurant with a modern decoration. The service was premium, not just in the bar, where I sat in the busiest lunch hour, but the manager of the place also spotted me taking notes and came over to talk (and even gave me my drinks for free), and later he sent the brewer over to me. Just a great experience. The steak I had was wonderful. They had 6 beers on tap when I was there ranging from boring (the light lager) to wonderful.