Good selection of British beers. Nice patio and some good events (e.g. comedy night). Hasn’t changed in many years and is probably the best place to drink some real beers in downtown PA.
k6rfm (10) Palo Alto, California | December 26, 2014| Updated December 21, 2015
Best place for a beer lover in Palo Alto. Can get crowded in the evenings; I always go at lunch or just after. Always something interesting on the taps. Dark pseudo-Brit pub inside, picnic tables outside.
No one has reviewed the Rose and Crown for over two years, so I had to speak up. I’ve had many great beers here. I had my first sour (RR Supplication) during a 2010 SF Beek Week event. I had Lost Abbey Angel’s Share for the first time. On my last visit (last weekend) I had Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. and Sierra Nevada Estate Harvest Ale, passing up the Highwater No Boundary IPA since I had already had it. The food is so-so, and the service is variable, but I’m not aware of other places in the area with such a good (and changing) selection of interesting beers.