Can I just refer you to illinismitty’s review? He basically nails it. The design of the interior and the food menu tells you what they’re tyring to do... trying to seem a level above the Chili’s and other chain places in the area... but they did have 10 taps, with about half of those seasonals, such as a Spring Bock (maibock) and a Franklin Fest (vienna). Not a terrible place to stop while driving through, but the bar area at the end of the building isn’t exactly a drinking place - I feel like someone will yell at me if I spill beer on their perfectly polished counter. Still, not a bad spot.
I stopped in early on a Saturday evening. I have not been to the original location in years. This is much different than the one I visited in Lancaster as far as ambiance goes. The inside is basically semi-upscale contemporary, but somewhat sterile.The bar area (far removed from the dining area) has 5 LCD TVs and adequate seating at the bar itself. There were 10 beers on tap when I visited. Beers range from OK to decent. I did not get dinner, but I did order the wings. The wings are a must try, because they are smoked- thus the flavor is in the meat and does not rely on a drenching of Buffalo Sauce. For a brewpub, the menu gets close to being pricey. Pizzas are around $12, Burgers are $9, and other entrees are in the $17-25 range. However, I think they are trying to avoid the stereotypical perception of a brewpub, thus putting more emphasis on better food and ambiance.That comes with a price tag. I see nothing wrong with that.
very nice place, and in a nice location, very roomy, good atmosphere. Menu is a bit expensive, but the food is good. Same beers as the original in lancaster, but i heard rumors they want to put in a system so they can brew their own there. Very nice staff.