[Visited the new location last month - with Phil now gone for so long, this place blows - typical Southampton vibe, with a handful of beers on tap, all made off-site - crap food that is too expensive - loaded with d-bag "summer townies" - Jesus Christ, this is depressing as fuck] Although it is in such an out of the way place, this is my all-time favorite brewery/restaurant - in my opinion, they are making some of the best beers in the country, if not the world, and a trip there is well worth it just for that. They always have at least 8 of their brews on tap, and their cellar is usually stocked with at least four more bottled versions of their rarer offerings (but don’t think you’re getting out with any, the waiter/waitress makes sure to open the bottle for you). The atmosphere is very laid back and casual, and the prices (considering the area) are pretty average. The menu isn’t all that diverse, but the food is solid. I would recommend most of their seafood dishes, and their seared tuna appetizers are very good. Reservations may be advisable on the weekends, but usually aren’t needed, and the dress is very casual. The wait staff isn’t all that &quo;beer savy,&quo; but it doesn’t much matter. Most of the regulars seem to stick with the Secret Ale or the Montauk Light (which some often put ice cubes in, by god), and you will get stares if you order a growler to go (which you more than likely will, if not more than one), but these minor things are more than made up for by what I am sure will be one of the best beer experiences of your life.
Ambiance: Bar area is okay, nothing special, nice wooden floors, tables spread about, bar holds about a dozen patrons
Service: Decent and Friendly
Selection: Pedestrian, they had 11 beers on tap, various styles across the board but nothing special that jumps out at you
Food: Decent pub fare if you don’t want a pricey dinner
Value: Spent 37 bucks for a burger, potato soup and three beers.
Overall: A nice place to visit but wouldn’t want to live there. Was disappointed with the beers as I thought they were boring, not worth going out of your way for
Neat little neighborhood bar that just happens to serve their own beer. Everything they serve is either the usual styles or something pretty unique but in extremely limited quantities. This can make the place somewhat hit or miss. That said, the food is good and even their run of the mill stuff is above average. You aren’t likely to be in the area, but if you are vacationing in the Hamptons this makes a good stop.
Visited for dinner on a Thursday. The restaurant part of the place was closed for a charity auction, though the bar was open for bar food. The auction folks spilled over into the bar, which added nicely to the ambiance of the place. Everybody was happy and having a good time. The crowd at the bar seemed to be regulars, and were very friendly. I had the Keller Pils, which was nice, and the Crab Cakes which were tasty, though expensive for what they were. I liked the vibe of this place, had a nice Country Inn feel to it.
Jow (335) Winter Garden, Florida | August 18, 2011
Went here for lunch yesterday. Nice looking brewpub fits well with the Hampton vibe. However, lost an ambiance point for playing easy listening, Backstreet boys didn’t pair well with beer. Got the sampler of some decent brew although selection for sale wasn’t as robust as would have liked.
Service was great, but there wasn’t a big crowd on a weekday afternoon. The beer was good as always, I wish I had time to try some of their vintage stuff. The food was disappointing though. The crab cakes suck, the Buffalo chicken wrap was way over cooked and chewy, the Cuban sandwich was missing a pickle, the only really good thing was the sweet potato fries. I like to go back when they do one of the releases.