In the door a quarter to 9 on a Thursday in late August 2017. For a place that lists it's closing at 9:30, I never would have guessed it from the crowd. Not packed, but definitely a good amount of people here. There's pseudo 11 beers on, but two are on there twice, with a golden ale and an IPA being available on cask as well. Quick friendly service and within about a minute and a half of asking for all of the beers they had, I had a double decker flight with 10 sample sized pours, that ran $15. Food here looked solid, but certainly pricey. Bar staff was great, at least the guy who served us. He was friendly and chatting with other patrons and smiling the whole time. Beers by themselves are likely not worth the trip, and with the food being on the high side, I don't know what reason most would have to come here, but yet...there's a ton of people here. So it works for someone. Not sure how often they do new beers, but if this was my local brewpub, I'd only be in whenever they had a new beer and wouldn't really find a reason other than that to be here, as pleasant a place as it is. Although, I have to admit, the two level flight thing is pretty sweet.
I figured this place would be in a strip mall or shopping center somewhere, but is kind of just by itself in a semi-business park sort of location. Walked inside and while it did have a nice open feel to it, I kind of got a vibe similar to that of a hotel lobby bar. There is at least some nice landscaping here and a fine enough back patio.
They had nearly a dozen house beers on tap. I opted for a flight. Most of the beers were not very good at all, though the porter and the "Belgian Triple IPA" were probably the two best. Service was fine.
A bunch of techbros in after work for some cocktails seemed to be the majority of the crowd, which is fine, I guess. Not really my scene so I finished up with my flight and headed out.
Visited twice in November 2015 - Maybe the best beer place in Sunnyvale... Crowded when I visited it. Good atmosphere but noisy. Beer selection is ok and food also. Service is nice and friendly. I recommend if you are on the city. Good place to enjoy an evening.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
Stopped in to meet someone for an in person trade. This happened to be right around the time of their 15th anniversary. We didn’t eat or even stay all that long. We just did a flight, hung out for a bit, traded bottles, and left. The service was slow but friendly. I guess it was obvious that a couple of guys in their mid twenties weren’t going to spend a ton of money. I ended up leaving cash on the table and walking out since it was obvious that we weren’t important enough to actually bring the check to. The beers were all middle of the road with a couple that were enjoyable. I haven’t stopped in again since that first time and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
It is a cool establishment with the normal kind of chain restaurant food. Somewhat expensive for the price. The beer isn’t worth mentioning. I tried the variety sampler and out of 15+ beers, the only good beer was a cask offer. Meh.