it’s a great place, so regulars bring friends there on weekend nights and it gets pretty packed; on regular weeknights or their $3 pint Mondays, it gets a nice crowd but not too noisy----nice warm darkish vibe and music is not too loud. . . oh yeah, the beers are more reliably fresh than most pubs you’ll ever hit (the upside of not having 100 taps); Dogfish 60 Minute IPA has been on tap for years and it moves fast so it’s always fresh; there are about 8-10 normal taps (Dogfish, Founders IPA, Peticolas Velvet Hammer, Guiness, etc.) and always 3 or 4 others that are rotators
Medium sized Pub/Restaurant in downtown Plano, stumbling distance from the DART station. I’d imagine street parking might be a bit hard to get on a weekend night. For some reason this place reminds me a bit of the Old Monk in food, atmosphere and beer selection. Basic year round selection of beers (with a few Texas, a few Belgian options, and typical national brand craft offerings) with a selection of a handful of rotating option (albeit only 2 when I visited). Food was a bit expensive for what it was, but was decent quality. Crowded atmosphere. Not a bad stop, but not a place to seek out either.
One of two pubs in Downtown Plano that I frequent. The Fillmore has the better food, but Vickery Park has better beer. While there is a good selection of bottled beer at the Fillmore, the tap list numbers about 12 beers but they are fairly boring. The majority of them are always on and the rotating taps are not very exciting and the bar typically doesn’t have a good selection of Texas beers, unlike Vickery Park. Still, the food and atmosphere are very nice and I do like the place.
I have gone a couple of times know and enjoyed myself. Great looking place. The beer selection isn’t the biggest, but a good variety, including some local. The food was adequate for the price, and was pretty standard fare for a pub. Fried veggie plate didn’t taste homemade, but was okay, and was a lot of food. The chicken wrap was very tasty. Service at the table was nice, the bartendar was a little stand-offish, maybe more of a beer snob. All-in-all, it is out of our way, but we will go back.
Taking into consideration the dismal scene for those seeking excellent beer on tap in the Dallas area (outside of Ginger Man & Flying Saucer, it’s grim), this place was a breath of fresh air. Decent tap selection, including a rotating tap and a nice bottle selection as well. We have been several times & the food is consistently well prepared, the menu full of standard pub fare. A great place to go if you’re part of the thirty-to-forty-something crowd that prefers darker, quieter more traditional pubs. We’ll keep going back, hoping they stick around. Great location in downtown Plano, within walking distance of other respectable watering holes, so it makes for a nice mini-pub-crawl.