Went for a Cigar City event on the eve of GABF. A dive bar with an interesting juke box and an eclectic mix of people. They had a bunch of cool beer on as well as some rare GABF-type beer. The line for a beer was often short, but the wait was long. The relaxing patio in the back was a nice place to hang out, and Biker Jim’s hot dogs was across the street. All in all, a nice place to go for an event or a couple pints.
Complete fucking dump, but definitely a fun place to get white boy wasted at. Cool shit always pops up on tap and they have a solid can selection. Usually live music and the service has always been good when I stop in. It gets really busy at night, so if that doesn’t bother you its a great place to get drunk and have fun.
Visited early April, 2014, during CBC week. Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri, Ska Brewing and Dogfishhead all there for some beers. Not taht small of a place, but got very crowded this evening, and also very hot. Had a few beers, didn’t eat. More space in the back, also a small place out front outside. Did eat at the Pizza place just next doors, also heard great things about the hot dog place across the street.
This is a scruffy little dive bar playing old school country on the jukebox, sports on the TV, graffiti and stickers all over everything, yet they have an excellent beer list. Their 14 taps rotate frequently and go beyond expectations. Rarities including the Rock Star flemish sour were available. They only carry cans and bombers for a short list beyond the drafts, and those are solid as well. The bartender was simply great. He was very friendly, talkative and knowledgeable. Cool place to get that classic dive bar atmosphere with a stellar beer selection.
Whole in the wall dive bar, but with good beer and good people. My kind of place, although I didn’t have time to hang around all day and drink. Also, they were setting up for an event so I suspect they would have kicked me out at some point anyway. They had a large collection of barrel aged Great Divide beers on the table off to the side of the bar. Looking at their facebook page it looks like they were setting up for a "rare beer" event featuring Avery and Great Divide. Maybe I should have come back later, hmm. Anyway, the service was nice and they had some good stuff on tap like some Crooked Stave, Avery, and also some Breckenridge. Now that I’ve hit all the major spots in downtown I’ll stop in again next time I’m in town. Just be warned that it is dive-y. It’s dark inside, the building looks run down, and there are a couple of seats outside but it looks equally dumpy out there.
Small long worn in place with some booth seating on the left side and a fairly long-ish bar and seating on the right. They have a solid tap selection as well as bottle/can selection. Really cool laid back place that is full on dive bar yet inviting and friendly. The staff is efficient. It was great seeing Andy again (who made the mellow mushroom in Tampa one of the better craft beer joints in town). Great guy who knows beer and the industry.