Stopped by during a busy Thursday night before New Yearís. This place was pretty happening and busy. Noisy inside, but plenty of patio seating and seemed like everyone could fit, but people were standing around all over. Long draft list including seasonal favorites, some Belgians, and some national breweries and many local Jacksonville and Florida breweries as well. They did not have any Engine 15 beers on, but still many solid selections. I would love to stop by next time I am in town and see their house beers.
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Easy to find in a strip mall. Big parking lot. There is an outdoor sidewalk patio, though seemed mostly just a place for smoking. Inside, the room is quite narrow, with a long bar down the right hand side with a bunch seating, and high tops along the left wall. Some seating around the front corner as well. A few bar games in back. Beer selection was strong, with 54 beers total, 20 of which were house beers, the remainder were really unique and harder to find national and import craft. Selection was clearly displayed on the draft board, which is powered by untappd - so should be able to find current selection in advance. Full pours, or a 4 beer you choose house beer flight. Available as growler to go for most house beers, 3 bombers and 3 different six packs available to go.I visited on trivia night, and it was loud, boisterous and fun.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Visited on 6/7/15
Ambiance: Nice looking place with a long bar that can hold 15-16 patrons plus tables along one wall and in another alcove, small patio out front and a game room in the back
Service: Decent, bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable
Selection: when I went, they had about 13-14 house beers and another 20+ guest taps. The house beers were a nice array of different styles but tier beers were medicore. The guest taps were decent and also a good array of the various styles.
Food: Decent enough, no complaints. Had the Bratwurst on UDBeerNuts recommendation, which was good
Value: Prices of beers were between the 6-7 dollar range per pint, which is about average for the area. Food prices were decent too.
Overall: A nice place to visit but their beers were really lacking, but they had solid enough guest taps to make the place worthy enough to go to
Visited for a late lunch and a beer while visiting the area. Overall a great brewpub with minimal frills, basic food menu with quality choices, and a great beer selection. You must order at the bar and the kitchen is limited, but Iím fine with that and enjoy the beer focused atmosphere. Good selection of their own beers (>10) and also over 20 other quality choices.
A great place overall and probably best in the area.
A large place in a strip mall, dated and a bit dingy. The back has old video games and skeet ball which is either lost of fun or distracting depending on your mood. Service was OK, although not really friendly or helpful Selection is tons of their beers and tons of guest taps as well. They serve samplers and theirs are well priced. Local brews are pretty bad, but the addition of tons of guests makes this place pretty good.
Warm, friendly, messy bar setting. 12 of their own brews on tap, as well as 30 or so other respected choices on tap. The bartender was patient and helpful, the Engine 15 beers were good to excellent, the food looked reasonable, the beer flights were $5 for four 4 oz. shots.My only complaint? Too dim to easily write down my notes. Fun place.
came here for a few brews and maybe dinner. located in a small strip mall on US-90 with ample parking. pretty moderate size bar, minimal seating otherwise. i agree with Dr. Owl.. it does have a weird aroma. had a bunch of stuff on tap. Iíd venture a guess and say 50% was their brews, other 50% was CCB, Ca brews, one tap from swamphead, and a few other misc beers. overall selection was decent. I only drank their beers and I thought they were more than passable. I had a brat for dinner and it was good. in terms of cost I had 4 beers and a brat and it was $17.50 before tip. May have been happy hour prices but I left feeling happy with change left in my pockelt
Yet another Jacksonville brewpub located in a strip mall. Some outdoor seating with ample indoor seating and a long bar, a few TVs. They have a very extensive tap list - probably 50+. And a bunch of their own beers as well. They had some interesting beers on - I tried the rye saison, cabernet-barrel aged golden ale, IPA, and brown ale - all were good, some excellent. The food was not great, mostly pub fare. I had a gyro that was light on the meat and the pita quality was poor. It was ok, but not a place Iíd get food from again. Overall, atmosphere was a bit odd, but the beer menu makes up for it - lots of choices and the house beer is good too. Iíd come back, but it wouldnít be first on my list.
This is a very beer-centric venue, with on-site brewing, educational brewing programs, and a craft beer clientele.
Very good tap selection with a broad range of on-site brews in additional to a fine selection of most American brews. During one vist, guest brews included Cigar City (2), Sprecher, Smuttynose, Six Point and Terrapin.
Very speedy service given the rather pressing demands from a multitude of customers. UPDATE: having revisited several times, this has proven to be a reliably satisfying beer destination, that sometimes suffers from slow service.