Gentle Bens Brewing Company

Mayor: bytemesis (1) | Taps: 10+ | Bottles: 10+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
rmussman  (16) California | January 12, 2010
Their beers are nice, prices are a bit over the top as they aim for the frat and sorority parties where money doesnt matter as much. I think the beers are pretty well made with 6 or 7 options all the time. Service is decent if its not too busy.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (999) Sunnyvale, California | October 6, 2016
This was the site selected for the group dinner, so of course I went. The building is pretty cool, two floors including outdoor patios at the ground level and on the second floor. Sections were kind of sports bar themed, while others looked like a normal restaurant. Service was solid and food was quite good. Beers not so great, but not really bad or anything. They happily ran separate checks for all 30+ of us and did not seem to make any (many) mistakes. I am honestly not sure why this place gets such a bad rep here.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator  (113) Waco, Texas | May 3, 2013
The best thing this place has going for it is its location, it’s smack-dab in the middle of campus. Service is good, pleasant. Selection sucks, there’s like 6 of their beers on tap. Value is OK, $8.50ish for entrees and $3.50 pints. I’ll go back.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
radarsock  (109) Massachusetts | June 28, 2012| Updated December 25, 2012
From what I had, I enjoyed their oatmeal stout the best out of all of their beers I tried. Their year-rounders are delightful for the money paid. I can’t imagine anyone above the age of twelve actually missing the building -- it’s quite large and very distinct. The service was so-so, a brunette girl on food service forgot my drink three different times and I was a little more than annoyingly unimpressed with the entrees. The space is big enough, but there always seemed to be televisions playing the most obnoxious sporting events and the walls are alive with what I refer to as "clusterfuck art", which is basically finding anything you can on the street and nailing to the wall and hope someone appreciates it.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie  (774) Denver, Colorado | March 10, 2012
This is a no frills, typical brewpub located so near campus that it definitely has a frat-bar vibe looming in the air. I just had an IPA which was fair. There wasn’t anything standout to really bring me back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
fata2683  (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 17, 2011
serves all of the Barrio beers right on University so it’s good for people watching. Food is average pub grub, beers are decent.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah  (612) Utah | May 22, 2011
Located at the University, looks nice from the outside. Inside has plenty of seating for the restaurant. The bar area was fairly small, but did have outside seating. Most of the beer is the same as Barrio, so not worth a special stop. I didn’t try the food. The place was pretty empty for a Thursday afternoon (3pm).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | March 13, 2011
A neat looking place near campus. Had the large sampler with 11 of their tap beers, which was nice. Most of the brews were pretty pedestrian. The place wasn’t very busy in the middle of the afternoon, but that was nice. Enjoyed the patio area. Great service. Didn’t try the food. Probably a cool hang out in the evening.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
thedanimal  (10) Flagstaff, Arizona | October 17, 2010
I enjoyed a couple of Porters and had A great hamburger. The bartender was very friendly. I was there in the afternoon, but it looks like a great college hangout.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ragesaq  (10) Arizona | November 27, 2008
Beers are alright, but produced as to be mass appeal and not real ’craft’ beer. Food is decent, service is spotty. Not a bad place, but there are better places you can go for sure.

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