After exploring the fantastic art museum we took an expensive cab ride back to Old San Juan for a late lunch on a rainy afternoon. Biggest complaint was the service was absolutely abysmal, and I admit it probably tainted my experience. After waiting over 20 minutes in an almost emplty room (when we came in there was one table waiting on a check and 3 at the bar, the waitress finally deigned herself to take our drink order. Food was ok, but over-priced. The shrimp sandwich on pretzel bread was very skimpy (mostly bread with 4 tiny shrimp) although it tasted nice. The German styles and the stout were worth drinking. I give them props for being one of the few places south of Miami to not put it in a f-ing frozen pint glass.
Looks like I’m another one of those tourists who doesn’t do a whole lot of beer hunting outside of this place.
It was good. It was big, smelled a little funky (wouldn’t have had the appetite, but we were jus there for beer).
Stopped in here while spending a couple nights in Old San Juan. Visited at lunchtime, restaurant and bar were not crowded at all. Sat at the bar, my wife had a very good salad with grilled chicken and house dressing made with one of the on-site brewed craft brews. We tried a six selection flight, then enjoyed a couple pints of our favorites.....Coqui Lager and Old Harbor Taina
Beer selection was good, but not extensive. Prices were reasonable for being in a tourist local. Bar waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Overall enjoyable, with some unique craft brews.
rcasta (13) , El Salvador | January 12, 2010| Updated January 16, 2010
El unico brewhouse de pr. Estilo ingles, cervezas interesantes. Importante conocer si gustan de birria. No ir fin de semana en temporada de cruceros.
Tengo que agregar - el viejo san juan no sirve para birrias. hay pocos lugares. recomiendo buscar mini marts en condado, porque tienen seleccion interesante y nadie realmente lo sabe.
Went out to Puerto Rico for my honeymoon, and hit this place up, really looking forward to seeing this place, seeing that Puerto Rico is pretty much all Medalla Light. This place is in prime location in old san juan. A nice, clean, fancy looking joint, that looks a bit too fancy to be a brew pub. The food menu was fancy and pricey, with Kobe burgers with a $21.95 price tag. Lobsters and filet mignon on the menu, a bit too much for me. But still sat down and had a handfull of appatizers, that were very good. Now to the beers: they had five beer one rotating called Taina, this time it was a wheat doppelbock. The other 4 are a light pilsner, APA, Stout and a helles. I had the sample flight first then ordered a Taina and a Kofresi. Service was good. Ambience was good too, lots of people due to the cruise ship docking near there. While walking out I asked how much a growler was and was told 19.95 for the growler itself and 9.95 for it to be filled, kinda pricy, I passed on it. Overall: seeing that Puerto Rico has zero microbrews I would say it is a must if you are out there, the place is clean, nice, and the selection is what it is.
Beerwise, the only issue I can think of is that they could have more beer styles than they do now. The ones they have are excelent, a German Helles, a Pilsner, an American Pale Ale and a stout; and a seasonal that changes about monthly. The double bock they did as a seasonal several months ago is still talked about.
Ambiance wise, they are top notch. Elegant bar and dining areas, visible kitchen areas and friendly wait staff.
Food wise, the prices are a bit pricey, but the quality is excelent. Definetly worth the visit.
On a recent visit, Head Brewer, Wolfgang Lindell, was at the bar and is very approachable for questions and comments.
I was pleased with finding a brew pub in the island. They definetely offer a better variety of beer than the usual coors light, bud, medalla and heineken that you can find all over the plac. The beers were decent but not distinctive. Their seasonal was the better of all. The manager was gracious enough to give me a tour of their operation where I got to see their open fermentation tanks. Their waiters knew their beers selection but not much about them. I did not sample the food but what I saw looked very pricey and well presented. This is a definitely stop for me on my trips to Puerto Rico. However, it is usually a stop on my way to Carli Cafe.
Friendly and accomdating. We were shown a spot at the bar by smiling hostess and bartender. Good beers and an electical connection for my laptop. Food prices do seem a little steep and this is confirmed by my Puerto Rican amiga Yoly. Very clean. Good location.