25 June 2014. its a big company kind of brewpub. lots of money invested in the facility and beer may be part of the equation. bar area has tbs for sports. small outside patio. lots of restaurant seating. food is good, service is good, beer is okay.
Large, spacious interior. Looks like a chain type of place. Set in stone boring styles with elaborate labels reminds me of the "microbreweries" of old before they became a big deal. Large menu with pizza, jambalaya, mac n cheese, thai salad. A bit hodpodge of everything under the sun, a pet peeve of mine. Service was good. Sampler flight available of their beers. They were pretty much perfectly average with some disappointments. Nothing so bad. Prices high: cost about $25 per person. Very high prices given the food quality and beer quality. You pay a premium to be here because it is across from the Honda Center.
Visited for lunch and had the sampler tray. One beer full of butterscotch, one with some, the rest was fine. Had a nice salad to go with it, and got friendly service from a waitress that wasn’t hanging around the table all the time asking if we were fine. I like that. She was there when needed, not else. Quite cheap as well. The place is a bit uncharming, looks like a huge chain restaurant like anywhere else, but in general I had a good time. Parking in the back.
Visited in 2009 to tick their beers and again in 2010 to try the Roggenbier. Both times I stopped in were during the day.
The place is pretty and clean. Really nice counter tops, and tables. Parking is a bitch. There are all of about 3 parking spots out front and everyone else gets to park in the dirt parking lot out back.
Servers are sparse and they dont know much about the beer, which isn’t all that bad so long as the info is on the menu. But even when the servers do talk they dont say much, just "what can I get you?" and "that’ll be $6."
Haven’t tried the food yet, maybe some day I will. I’m imagine that this place fills up on game days as it’s across from the Pond and down the street from the Angel’s stadium.
The restaurant itself is quite nice. They have good food and a full bar. Their beers, for the most part, are not good. A good location just across the street from The Pond. Service isn’t bad, prices are a bit on the high side.
Went on a Monday night (~6pm) only a few tables occupied in the restaurant and only 1 guy at the bar with a glass of wine in front of him. That should have been a big sign to turn around and leave. I ordered a sampler of what they had on tap. The bartender leaves it in front of me and leaves without a word and disappeared. Pretty easy to figure them out without a problem. The last beer on the menu is called "Roggenbier". The bartender finally comes back and I ask him about it, asking if it was a Black IPA. He say’s ’no’ it is a brown ale but tells me they are out of that beer, the new beer is named Black IPA. Two managers were BS’ing near me the whole time I was there and neither said anything about what was going on even though they could hear our conversation and my disbelief about the whole experience. The place was dark and dreary. I bet at one time it was a nice place. I liked the bar in the middle of restaurant and the glass windows showing the kitchen.
We came around 9 PM and were afraid that the place was closed, since the teinted window hid the inside lighting. But fortunately it was open, even though the place was practically empty on a Sunday night. Anyways we were served the six housebrew they had on tap - really fancied the IPA. The place is modernly brewpub decorated with lots of stone, wood, and metal. Huge bar area.