Has a classy feeling without being formal. They have a pretty large tap list and a very large bottle list, as well as a full lunch and full dinner menu, though food can be a bit pricey. The beer can sometimes be a bit expensive but they have a "blue ribbon" special each day, which means the beer in question is only three dollars ($3) all day long. The servers are always nice and cheerful and helpful; overall a pretty nice place to go and drink some less common beers.
Nice upscale feel to the place. Food is pretty good but greatly over priced considering the portion sizes. Beer availability is pretty good, mostly have an extensive bottled selection. Prices for their beers are decent and they have a daily "blue ribbon" selection which is on sale.
Overall nice place but not my go to for beer.
Stopped by on a nice quiet afternoon, maybe 20 people in the house .. . cruised the tap chalk board (chalkboard, love that feature for a tap wall) and found only one new brew and it was the one i hoped for, Pecker Wrecker (tasty!) .. . Very upscale feel to this place, not quite pretentious but hell, the food menu is very much so.. shared 2 different pies, not labeled as POT pies but pies, and frankly, they were terrible, the chicken tasted spoiled but the lamb was decent, but muddled.. I don’t see the magic of this place at all, just a yuppie bar to me, but if i am there again, i will definitely give it another go just in case,... so many beer guys love it so i do have respect for it.. just didn’t gel with me this time..
Dropped by late on a Friday night with some friends. I was debating what to wear but I ended up dressing trendy and I fit in perfectly. Very upscale bar/gastropub with a swanky atmosphere. Big wall of taps with several things on the list I had not seen before. I was greeted my Matt the beer guy upon entering, and our server knew his stuff. I ended up getting a flight of 5 that I had not had. I will be watching for some of their specialty events and returning soon.
bleeng (168) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | April 5, 2011
Had dinner here on St Patrick’s day 2011. Interesting vibe-seems like a hipster joint when you first walk in but looking around it’s just a wide range of beer and food geeks (like me). Unique, eclectic, food menu that will bring me back again. A bit pricey on the food side but it beats the standard pub grub you find at a lot of beer bars. Excellent selection of drafts-Texas, US and Belgian styles. Parking is a bit crowded and it seems to be a bit off the beaten track-the "proximity map" shown in the review page is incorrect.
Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Our party Was seated at the huge wooden table in the front where we could be as loud and as drunk as we wanted. Couple of good beer rarities coming up on the menu. The atomosphere is sort of dark restaurant vibe and the food is full of traditional British dishes that have been ramped up. Overall a good time however not that great on prices.
I visited on a recent business trip and was impressed with the overall experience. The place was busy and had a good atmosphere for a Tuesday evening. The main attraction is the 40 taps of beer which had a good range of US craft brews on like Stone and Avery, as well as some Belgium brews (a particular standout was St Bernadus Abt 12) and even Brewdog Hardcore IPA. The bottle list was pretty extensive, but I did not delve far into it. The music was also pretty decent (mostly rock) and the staff were friendly, if not a little over-attentive. A bit of a let-down was the food which looked great, but always contained a weird ingredient or two that didn’t quite work (e.g. a bucket load of cayenne pepper in a chocolate pudding...). Overall a great place to visit for atmosphere and the beer range.
This is really an upscale Flying Saucer & what’s wrong with that? I was slightly disappointed in the selection. Oh, it was good. Just as good as any of the FS locations. I was just hoping that I would be able to get some brews that I couldn’t find anywhere else in Texas. Alas, there was nothing there I couldn’t get at other good beer bars around the state. They do have a pretty good selection of booze too, if that’s your thing. The areas where it has it all over the other bars is really good food (mostly) & decor that’s almost too nice for a beer joint. I liked it. But I was hoping for more ...probably unrealistically so.