crowderm (16) Columbus, Ohio | February 25, 2013| Updated June 1, 2013
The number of taps has been steadily multiplying at this place, and the food has been getting better as well. While it used to be a place that I went for the cheapest possible drinks, I would say that it has graduated to being legit beer bar. The happy hour isn’t as good as it once was, but is still a great deal. The food is solid, but I probably wouldn’t seek this place out for dinner. Stick to the aptly named "beer snacks," which are greasy, cheap and delicious. Not necessarily a "first choice" bar, but a very good second tier establishment.
Used to go here more when my brother lived in the area but I really like it. Kinda a college dive bar atmosphere. Lots of good rotating taps with seasonls and the occasional special keg. Good food and good service. Might be my favorite Blue Plate resturant.
Local St. Paul place. The food is okay but the beer selection is pretty good. They decorate the walls with old tap heads. The service has always been pretty good. Good place to stop in for a beer or two if you are near by but not necessarily a "must see" place.
We were greeted by a guy that was coming out of the door and spit on the floor. I kind of ignored it (having played baseball for 8 years) but started laughing when the people around reacted. Seriously, who spits in the middle of the floor inside a bar? Luckily the floor was covered with plastic since they were doing some construction work.
We got a table near the entrance and ordered a flight and a pint. Some of the new (to me) beers were ones from less popular breweries but they were things that I cant find in California so I decided to give them a try.
Didn’t eat. Service was fairly prompt despite it being pretty busy. Would probably stop in again if in the area.
Stopped in to meet up with an old friend while visiting another. A large bar with kind of a college bar feel to it. Service was good but nothing special. The selection was nice, especially as they had a good number of local taps. Tried a few apps and they were solid while not great. Not a bad place.
This is a very solid place for beer. Food is o.k. (I’ve only ever had appetizers, though.) The happy hour prices make this quite good, and I’m always able to find a) good beers, and b) local beers. The interior is a classic midwestern boozer, with a large study body clientele, but they’re usually Macalester or St. Thomas students, so they’re harmless. Don’t go out of your way to get to this bar, but it’s a good place to go if you’re staying in the area.
Had a nice large selection of beers for reasonable prices. Had a quick stay because we were there for Schadenfreude which ran out before we got there. But I would definitely head back again to grab a couple beers.