First the good. This bar has by far the best selection of beer on tap in Springfield, MO, having said that there are still a lot of great beers that cannot be gotten here. The food is average bar food with nothing too special and occasionally they we have a good local band playing although the high cover on those nights makes it a risk considering that many of the bands that play there are crap.
Now the bad. The service is poor at best and the crowd that typically hangs out here are the hipster college students/want-to-seem-academic types. they overpower what what has the potential to be the best bar in Springfield. They almost always have events going on in the evening and there is often a cover that is in my opinion too high for what is offered. I feel that the owner of this establishment has allowed one dynamic of patron to take over the bar and control how it is run. This to me, is sad.
I will still go to this bar only because it is the only place in Springfield that has such a wide selection of rotating beer on tap. my visits though have become few and far between.
Pretty good bar. Lots of taps that are constantly rotating. The staff isnít very informative but they are helpful. The only problem is, they book bad bands and charge $10 to get in at times. Total waste of money on those nights.
Great little place. Didnít know it existed until I found it on Ratebeer. Has a college bar type feel, but had a little bit of an older crowd tonight (Wed night). Pretty good little blues/rock bland playing. Food was pretty decent - had the fish & chips - huge piece of cod. Beer selection was very good, especially for Springfield - not sure the exact numbers but quite a few on tap plus just as many bottles.
bleeng (164) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | August 19, 2011
Decent beer bar in downtown Springfield.
Large open bar area with plenty of seating. Probably 50 or so taps with an emphasis on US regional beers. Service at the bar was good. Did not try the food. I would go back here if ever in Springfield again.
Went for dinner on a Saturday evening before the band started. The selection of beers was excellent. Lots of taps and bottles. Food was typical bar food, service was decent. Staff knew their beer and we enjoyed a few beers at happy hour prices.
Went here in the middle of the week. It was still pretty crowded though. Seemed to have a really good beer selection, with really fair prices on most taps. They were out of a couple of taps that were listed on their menu. Didnít try the food. Service was decent. I enjoyed it.
everyone loves the PA pub. Happy hour all day on sunday,Half price american taps and apps. Theyíve opened up the back room and itís a great place to hang out. Trivia on sunday evenings if youíre into thinking.
BenRod (5) Springfield, Missouri | August 16, 2007
This is one of my favorite places to drink in Springfield. They have an excellent selection of beer on tap and in bottles, and on weeknights and afternoons, the ambience is very nice for sampling all manner of beer. It gets busy on weekend nights, though, as the liv music usually brings in a generous crowd.
The best draft beer selection that Iíve seen in MO. StB Tripel was a highlight that I remember off hand. Lots of wannabe hippies. There was a good sized crowd, and a loud band. Great big booths the would easily hold 8 people. Right across the street from Hickocks and a short walk from Springfield Brewing.