This place has some great decor and I love the setup with the bar upstairs and a brewpub feel downstairs. It can be a great place to hang out and there are often bands playing upstairs for a reasonable cover.
The beer is good although their limited and seasonal beers are all I usually drink as none of there regulars are anything special in my opinion. Their selection of other craft beer is very limited.
The food is good but a little overpriced.
This place will also close early if their arenít enough patrons and I find that very annoying. Several times I have been in the mood to go there only to find that they closed and I have heard last call at 8:30 on a Thursday night.
All in all not a bad place and Iíll continue to support a good local company.
They make excellent beer and the food is slightly above average. Their pizza is probably the best thing on the menu and itís amazing! They donít have 8 taps, so Iím not sure why it says they do. Itís more like 6. They have 3 year-rounds and 3 rotating taps which are always the way to go.
Pretty good midwest brewpub. The atmosphere is pretty typical of your standard brewpub. Food is also pretty standard brewpub food, good but nothing out of ordinary. The beers are average to above average. Worth checking out if youíre in Springfield.
Located in downtown Springfield. It is quite large, taking up two floors. There is a lot of chrome and glass but it is not a sterile environment. In the back is the brewing operation, spotless to say the least. The place has a nice character, especially with all of the mugs over the main bar. There were a number of locals which seem to be part of the local mug club. Service was very good and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers they serve. They serve about 5-6 year round beers and a couple of seasonal or special brews. The menu has a good selection of pub grub or meals and there are usually daily specials to choose from. Well worth checking out if you are ever in the area.
Fine place. Sampled several beers here and ate some spectacular multi-colored nachos during my visit with some friends. Some fine blues/jazz music played as well - not too loud, though sometimes the crowd was. Overall, though, very nice ambience, good service, decent beer selection, amazing nachos, and reasonable price. Would go again.
A pretty good brewpub in Springfield, MO. It is a pretty large space with an especially large square bar. Predominantly filled with local patrons (aka mug club members). There is a decent-sized tap list that featured a few interesting styles (ASA and sour ale, I believe). I got the stout, which was very tasty and had lots of coffee notes, and the IPA which was good as well. Just got the soup to eat, but it was tasty. Overall, a good place to stop although I think Motherís Brewing Co. is more fitting for the true beer geeks.
Stopped in for dinner, had a decent crowd. Our meals were very good. We tried the sampler so we could taste all six taps. Very good selection, and our waiter was very knowledegable. The bartenderís choice, a seasonal Red IPA was the best of the bunch. Would definitely visit again.
had a gigantic portion of íbayou chickení and bartender was totally on point. value on food is insane, at least coming from a larger market where you cant get a sandwich for $8. using willis as the standard glass for all beers is a fun departure from variations of the shaker. schwarzbeer was spelled schwarTzbeer on the chalkboard which deducts a point but overall not a bad place and nice to see its obviously a popular place amongst the locals.
Stopped in here following a trip to Bass Pro one early Sat PM. Had the place to ourselves. Bartender waited hand and foot on us. Great service! Tried flight of beer samples--all above average. No losers in the bunch. Had pot pie which was also quite tasty. Big place with two floors. Definitely cool place; have been wanting to go back...
rakarlo (5) Nixa, | March 21, 2010| Updated April 1, 2010
I meet a group of friends here occassionally whenever they tap a new brew - some of us are home brewers and all of us live within 20 miles of here. We are generally in agreement that the beer has regressed from good to average at best over the past few years. Why? Hereís my guess: Back in 2007, when downtown Springfield was trying to become a craft beer destination, there was a place called Hickokís located just a block east of SBC. Here you had a smaller, but more personal establishment with a 7 tap selection that catered more to the discriminating beer drinkers. Plus you had an IPA that was thought by many to be among the finest in the Midwest. Any edge SBC thought they had in beer brewing went out the window when their only competition suddenly closed their doors late in 2008. And letís face it, when business suddenly gets better overnight, thereís no longer much incentive to produce better beer. Itís a shame that SBC and Mueller, with all the money and backing behind them, only seems interested in producing average beers. Nowadays if you want to visit the competition, you have to drive 150 miles north to Flat Branch Pub & Brewing in Columbia, where youíll find 3 times the selection on tap and better beer on average. Or better yet, maybe the executives at Mueller should get in their limo and drive about 75 miles east on Hwy 60 to just outside Cabool and visit the Little Yeoman Brewery - if they can find it - here they can set at a picnic table just outside the humble brewery and drink a stout beer from a mason jar that rivals any stout.in the country. (now this is a lesson in real craft beer making - a beautifully humble establishment w/ great craft beer and a touch of personal service). Itís a darn shame when you think about it . . . almost sad enough for a regular to consider retiring his mug here.