MOre a restaurant to me. 8 of their own beers on tap, tried 2 (driving) and they were OK. Not outstanding. Hard to get attentin of service and they don’t try anything extra with me being a foreigner. Good quality of food. Quite busy but then it was a Saturday evening.
Did I go into a different place than you did, JMerritt? Did this place just go WAYYY downhill? I wish I knew when the last rating was from. Anyway, in early July 2004 I visited this place and frankly it sucked. The most flavorless tuna sandwich (from a tuna steak, mind you, not chopped stuff) I’ve ever had, careless and annoyed service, and really so-so beer. I liked the look of the place, and the beer was not really bad, just a bunch of fairly by-the-numbers summer styles...but on the whole, this was a poor experience. Can’t see a reason to return.
I’ve been here quite a few times while living in the QC, and it’s a pretty good place; I’ll definitely be going back whenever I visit. The ambiance is okay, nothing special. It’s a small place that gets dim at night, but it’s best to sit outside on a cooler summer day - lots of fun. The service is hit or miss with the waiters and waitresses, but the bartenders are all pretty awesome. If you’re there around closing time and are talkative, they’re likely to hit you up with some free beers or at least free samples. The selection basically entails their beers, but they’re pretty nice - I especially like the Cherry and the Stout. The food here is pretty good. I’ve had some different dishes and they’ve all been fantastic. The value is good to average - some of the food can be a bit pricey, but the beers are average for the area. Overall, a grand little place just off the river with some good beers and great food!
Kind of a ghost town area right next to the might Mississip’. Ho hum building and the wait staff wasn’t terribly pleasant or unpleasant but kind of just there. No real knowledge of the beer. When I asked what the special beer was, she commented with "the special". Isn’t that special? It was the Downtown Brown, perhaps named after Tim Reid’s character in my favorite show of all time (Simon & Simon), but me thinks not. Anyway, the beer was forgettable at best but the fresh hand made pretzel was pretty good. IT was here I found out Michael Redd tore his ACL and MCL and will be lost for the season. As one of the 12 remaining Bucks fans, that kind of but a damper on the rest of my day trip to Moline and Davenport. Speaking of those towns, the roll up shop on Sunday – nothing was open around town. And yahoo’s map directions… forget it. Right on 12th, left on 2nd, right on 14th, left on 4th, etc. Zig-zaggin’ through da ’Port.
Went here to try a few and meet up with Duane. Small and busy. Right across the street from a casino. Clean appearance with reasonably priced sampler glasses. Staff was helpful, but not the most attentive. Good food.
Located in an old brick building in downtown Davenport near the Mississippi. They generally have 5-6 house beers on tap, but they don’t change them up very often and there isn’t a whole lot of experimentation with different styles going on. Iowa’s crappy beer law probably has something to do with that. If you go across the river the breweries are much more active. I have never eaten here. The beer is okay...some better than others. It’s not far off Interstate 74 and worth a visit if you’re going through town.