A large restaurant/brewpub with a large patio on the water, a large open dining area and a decent size bar area with a number or TVs. Service was solid if not particularly beer oriented. 8 beers on tap for my visit with samplers available. Food was good but not great and everything is well priced. A decent brewpub.
Right on the Fox River. Outside patio area always busy in the summer with boats docking all the time. Often 10 employees sitting around talking when you want a beer. Inside dining area very nice looking out over the river. Food is good, although beer has been less than stellar lately. A couple of brews you can always count as well as some seasonals made now and then. Inside service usually pretty good.
If I lived within 30 minutes of this place, I would be here all the time in the summer. Plenty of outdoor seating and live entertainment on the Saturday afternoon I was there. Also a large outdoor bar. There are a dozen or so boat slips out front, catering to all the water life on Lake Winnebago. The beers were generally above aerage, and the food was pretty good. I’ve heard the desserts are great. Inside has a ski lodge feel with another large bar area and big windows to look out on the river. Friendly service and overall a great place.
This is real stuffy for a brewpub. It’s more of a place to stop for a business meal or out on the boat. The beers for the most part are ok, and on occation I will find one that truly floors me and so I go back. If the word budget is in your vocabulary this is not the place for you.
nice place but a bit too stiff for a brewpub. big resturant vibe. beer is average at best but food is above average. i stopped here only because i knew id be passing through and id come in again but only under similar circumstances.
I visited the location in Appleton connected to the mall. The service was great, very quick and friendly. However it didn’t really matter a whole lot compared to the beer, which was a huge dissapointment. Not impressed at all with the quality. The only beer that I somewhat liked was the blueberry ale because they put blueberries in the glass. Other then that, the majority of the brew was watered down and weak.
Been there done that type of restaurant with a small bar and plenty of places to eat both inside and on the river. Chose to sit at the bar and order a sampler. 6.50 for six beers, six ounces a piece. Bartender let me choose the six, which was nice. He seemed friendly and answered all of my questions. The beer is okay, a few rate above the rest. The food wasn’t very good. My cheeseburger tasted like lighter fluid and it’s probably the worst brewpub food I’ve had yet… The had a build your own sixer of their brands available and I was able to find five additional beers in the cooler to take home.
This place is interesting because although there’s a malt silo out front and a big window showing all the brew kettles inside, it’s decidedly un-beer-y. As I walk in, there’s a bar to my right, the brewing area to my left and right in front of me is a giant, all-glass wine cellar. Once I get to the table I immediately pick up the 4 page book in front of me which contains an extensive wine list... But unfortunately, no information about their beer (not even a list of what they have). I incorrectly guess that beer information will be available in the regular food menu. In fact, the only list of beers I can find is on chalkboards at the bar (which the wine cellar completely blocks from my view). I have nothing against wine, but when a brewpub focuses so heavily on wine, it makes me suspicious of their brewing abilities. My first sip of IPA confirms my suspicions... very little to be excited about. The Porter I have next is better, but still not outstanding. On another note, my food isn’t great either... At least not worth the 19 bucks I paid. I figured that given the popularity (another Fratello’s in Appleton and a brewpub at the mall) that this place would be excellent. Unfortunately I was disappointed. It gets points for having above-average pub food and passable brews, but it’s not a place I’d rush back. I’d rather hit up Stone Cellar in Appleton.
Pleasant, airy establishment on the river. Spacious bar. Not quaint by any stretch. Nice selection of their own brews to draw from. Wouldn’t rave about the brews that I tried, but I would probably stop here again if in the area.