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.
Nice place. Had about 7-8 of their own beers on tap, plus one or two guest taps. Faultline beer has been above average, based on the 2 times I have been there. Did not get any food tonight, but have in the past, and it has been pretty decent. Good place if you are in Sunnyvale area, and don’t want to go far.