one of my favorite places...great beer, fantastic food, good service, nice atmosphere...
lampeno420 (11) Zeeland, Michigan | January 8, 2008| Updated January 27, 2009
Has sort of a college bar vibe, since its across the street from one. My selection was pretty good, most mainstays, a couple specialty and high gravs with a hand pump Mad Hatter. Pretty large selection of souvenirs and i love the shelves with all the glasses for the regulars. Good food both times ive been in there, just a little pricey. And this last time we saw a guy come in just for his takeout order of food and a six of Hatter, which you can find anywhere in town.
The brew pub has a nice small town feel. It is located near a college university. The place has live music with a really great bar crowd for people of all ages. The place is very clean with two levels. I think this was a non smoking place. Raspberry Cider, Dragons Milk and Mad Hatter I recommend.
Visited on a Friday night. A very big and nice looking place. There was a couple of bar areas, an outside place for people, a lounging area with couches, a game room, and what appeared to be a loft. This appeared to be a trendy place to go to. The service for me just consisted of me heading up to the bartender, but they were prompt and polite. Their regular beers were good, but their high gravity beers were really, really amazing. I was impressed. The bar crowd seemed fun, and out group had a good time. I hope to head back there soon.
The atmosphere was very comfortable. The place has high, tin ceilings and was nicely decorated. I felt like I was walking into someplace familar.
The quality of the beers was very good. Sadly, thinking I wasn’t going to make it there, I had already eaten and I didn’t get to try their food (which I had heard was outstanding).
The service was outstanding. Each and every bartender who served me was very attentive and took time to chat.
The selection of their beers was very nice with all of the bottled varieties represented as well as a couple of brewery-only offerings.
This is a place I would love to return to and hope I am in the area again so I can give it another try.
I very much enjoyed this experience.
This is my all time favorite bar. I love there beer, I have not had a beer yet that I did not like. Ok, the ambiance is really nice, it can get a little noisy on the weekends, but I usually end up going on off hours. The service is good service wise, but beer wise they are not very good, I havent had one yet that knew the beer really well. The selection is good too, the selection of food is awsome, I get there at least once a month, sometimes more, and have yet to order the same thing off the menu, and everything I had was awsome. But, there beer selection is lacking at times, it used to be they had a very good lineup of beers only available at the pub, but in the past 6 months that selection has been lacking. Now only have 1 maybe 2 brews that can only be found only on tap.
Nice clean bar with decent food. I stopped by here once on my way to Traverse City. I was pretty impressed and would compare it to a small Goose Island. I like how all the locals can join a club and have their personal glassware behind the bar for them. Worth a visit.
redlem (77) Ohio | March 24, 2007| Updated June 10, 2007
Visited on a weekend, years ago. Had to pay an entrance fee due to a band playing that night. All beer served in some Mason jar glassware. College feel to place which is odd since I dont know of any college around Holland, could be wrong about that.
Located in a picturesque small town on the main drag. They had 12-13 of their own beers on tap and offered a sampler. 6 packs were available for take out. Food and service were both good. I visited on a weekday around 11:30 AM. Pretty good size lunch crowd. The brew pub itself is very clean and well appointed with a long bar and big windows that look out on the street. Very classy place that someone has invested a lot of money in.
I’ve been in a few times, however, I’ve never been impressed with the service. The bartenders and servers don’t really seem to notice that they are at work and have a job to do. The beer is good and there are offerings that are hard/impossible to find elsewhere. The food is alright, nothing impressive.