This place is set in a beautiful part of the city, why don’t they have a porch or at least windows where you can see outside?! I really don’t understand. The inside is nice but nothing special. Service was very slow and our server didn’t smile once and seemed to be in a bad mood. Selection is OK with 5 beers and one rotating seasonal. The beer was average. Food was pretty good but definitely overpriced. Overall I am glad that I went here as I always enjoy going to new places but it really isn’t good. If I lived in San Juan I probably wouldn’t go here very often.
Place #100. I guess you’ve gotta stop in here for your PR tick if you’re in Old San Juan and near the harbor. But ultimately the beer isn’t good, the service was nonexistent, and the ambiance was lame. Didn’t have any food. Maybe that’s good.
Honestly, I didn’t really care for this place all that much. Seemed a little overpriced, but I guess that you are paying for location. Seemed a bit claustrophobic as the windows didn’t let in very much light. The beers weren’t horrible, but certainly far from great. I wouldn’t have wanted any more than what was in my flight. Staff was nice, but not particularly knowledgeable.
Brewpub in Old San Juan with five taps, one of them rotating. Best beer by far is the Cofresi, the others are just ok. Didn’t have the food but the place attracts the usual cruise ship crowd of Old San Juan. You can get a sample taster here for $10.
Stopped in here to duck out of the rain. although food looked decent there is far too much better things to eat in Old Town. Ambiance is a cool looking brewery nothing super special but they were playing horrific 80’s love ballads which made me sad. selection not super impressive but a welcome relief to the 2 million Medalla Lights I drank this past week.
SHIG (309) Bury St Edmunds, England | March 29, 2012
In old San Juan, short walk from the cruise docks. Stopped here for a break between castles. The beers were actually better than I expected and their stout was by far the best. The have sampler platters which make it easy to try the beers on tap. The food was on the pricey side, but no worse than any other resort town I have been in. Staff was very eager to assist and provide information. A nice experience overall.
Not much on ambiance, unless I missed something there is no patio (shame in such a lovely old town setting) and it’s really dark inside. But it’s really great to have a brewpub to visit in San Juan, what a lovely little old town. Beers not bad, found that both the Hellas and the pale ale were really good and not kit beer thank god.
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.