More like a restaurant with a brewhouse behind the bar. Two levels of restaurant tables with a woody and rusty decor. Food was very tasty. Beers were just OK, all five on offer were available in a single flight, which was nice, but included the draft and the cask version of the barleywine as separate beers, so a total of six samples. Worth stopping in for a meal.
Small building, and fairly neatly organized with a couple levels of seating. Decor is haphazard and follows no themes at all. Fairly hopping mid-day on a Friday. The bartender was nice enough. Beers were dirt cheap, but sadly, pretty drab. Plenty of street parking and they may have a lot behind. I could see this place getting fairly raucous.
I wonder what this building originally was because you can tell it’s old. The brewing system is right behind the bar which adds a cool touch. Small upstairs that looks over the entire place. They have 4 taps of house brews; on my visit the ESB and Plain X Stout were my favorites.,
A few blocks from the capital building. Meter parking. Sort of interesting fod menu. We had the smoked duck soup and the Prosciutto on Ciabatto...each pretty nice but hardly foodie caliber. They only had three beers on tap, a Porter, Pale Ale, and Wheat. 3.75 a pint.
This is a beer rating website, so that was my primary focus with this rating. Unfortunately there are only 4 beers on tap, and the ESB was the best, but the beer left something to be deesired. That being said, the food was excellent. It had a great pub atmosphere, but I have a soft spot for exposed brick. If nothing else, the food is well worth the trip
Very cool place a block away from USC in Columbia. Great atmosphere with delicious food- had a really good salad. Beer is average to good, not a huge selection but still tasty stuff. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in town.
Not too much of a selection but the ESB was rather spectacular. Good food amd kist a rather good place to hang out.;
Velkyal (78) Gordonsville, Virginia | January 6, 2011| Updated November 28, 2011
The beer is nice and the food very nice. The barman was excellent and the place felt like a proper pub instead of some poncey beer bar. Just my kind of place.
Re-visit: went on Saturday evening after Thanksgiving. Again very good beer, the ESB was excellent and the stout a solid offering. Service was prompt and friendly, an all round good time again!