Been going here for year. Great fall-back when visiting town. Very good food. Service over-all real good with an occasional hiccup. Sometimes a guest tap, but mostly 10 or so of their own brews, which have some variance in how much they please me.
A good spot to try the Elysian beers - I was there on a midweek lunchtime so it was pretty quiet but looked spacious and comfortable. Decent enough service, food was ok, beer selection nice and wide. So err...pretty good!
JCB (284) Durham, North Carolina | September 12, 2016
Nice place to visit when in the neighborhood, but certainly has the feel of having lost some of its luster in recent years. Definitely old school feel, faded wood and breweriana. Twin-level, abundant seating, and comfortable. Service was inconsistent, but the offerings were good and overall an enjoyable visit.
It’s cool to me that all of the Elysian locations are different in their own way. I always enjoy my visit to this one. Great selection of beers. They have a full bar if spirits are your thing. Great food. Good location, walk-able to other places. Cool place to stop when in the area for sure.
Visited on a Wednesday evening in November 2015. Sat in the lower section of the venue and it’s a nice place. Plenty of space and pretty comfortable which surprised me as thought it’d be packed. Service was good and very quick. Beer range was excellent. A tasting tray is on offer with 5 set samplers which is OK but it would be better to be able to pick and choose. Plenty of different styles. Food was excellent. Prices were also good. Recommended.
A short walk from another neighborhood brewpub which is really cool. You can walk just a few blocks and hit some beer and good restaurants. Rather large space but the bar is pretty tiny. Didn’t get any of the food but a quick look at the menu showed some promising items. Another large and varied selection of beer they make onsite. In one corner you can get a glimpse of the brewing room. Very tall ceilings with more exposed dark wood. It has a 50’s style vide to it, really nice. Service was good for a Saturday afternoon. With as large as the place it, there was still plenty of room for others to sit and enjoy some good brews. Only had enough time for one beer but when I saw they had a cherry wheat, I was sold. The rest of the beer menu looked great and worth trying. I fear with them recently being bought by Budweiser (AB InBev) and then merging with SABMiller, things won’t stay the same for long. Definitely worth going back but I don’t know for how much longer.
Visited afternoon on Thursday June 25, 2015. Very close to Bluebird, and less hot too. Didn’t have any wifi for me though. Had a few samples, also had mates with me that I could sample from as well, so got a couple of ratings in here. Friendly place, well worth visiting.