Being located in a cool looking old building is the only thing this place has going for it. The beer outright sucks, and the food isn’t much better. The ’award winning’ Fish ’n Chips must have gotten the bronze in a contest versus Mrs. Paul and the Gorton’s fisherman! Service was decent, and the prices were fair........but considering the quality, I still felt took for a ride. Would. Never. Go. Back. Ever.
When I’m out with friends drinking beer, I’m always in a good mood. Two things that will remove my good spirits are bad service and bad beer. This placed failed on all levels.
We stopped in on 19 July after the Empire Brew Fest let out. We sat at the bar and immediately smelled a foul stench that we could place our fingers on. My buddy and I each ordered a sample flights. We were told only one of us could because they ran out of sample glasses. Out of glassware?? Ok. So we decided to split the sample flight, which turned out in our favor because the beer was terrible. Good thing they didn’t have enough clean glasses. After sampling the Pale ale and Weizen I got to the Irish Red. After telling the bartender that something was wrong with the beer, she poured me another sample (from a pint glass) and it was not unclean glass or unclean tap line. The beer was infected. I told her so. She stated she would tell her manager but looked completely like she didn’t give a damn. However, she did apologize for the ungodly foul order from behind the bar that was Blue Cheese salad dressing that somebody could not clean up properly after dropping on the floor.
It’s not often I walk away from a place without finishing the beer in front of me. But what brewpub servers their customer’s infected beer? I would avoid this place unless new management is hired and a new brew master replaces whoever the hell is brewing now.
Oh, and if you don’t want the house beer you can order a Bud light or Miller High Life so that’s a huge plus!! HA HA HA
Went here for a few rounds of drinks after eating at Empire Brewing Company. The SSF is located in what seems to be the main bar/resurant are of Sryacuse. The place is large and open. Many seats and a long bar. I did not have high expectations due to reading revoews on here before hand. It Looked like about 8 to 10 of their brewed beers on tap. It was tough to see what the where pouring due to the small labels on their taps. They also had Sam Summer, Miller Lite, and Shock Top. The atmosphere was average. They had a cover band playing which was not overly good, and it was tough to hold a conversation. I did not try thier beer or food.
Beers seemed to be priced around $5 give or take a $1. I did have two beers, and both of them seemed to have an off flavor. I don;t think they clean their lines.
I’ve been here a couple time. Their food is decent but nothing amazing. Their selection was not bad considering they had a couple of their own beers. The beer was decent however didn’t leave a last impression. The best part about this place is definitely the value. Their home pints were really cheap.
Visited Oct. 23 2009, although I visited this place a few times before. Classy location in an old turn of the century buidling, high ceilings, very old fashioned, good food in general (ruben sandwich is deli !). Sad thing, 50% of patrons drinking Bud Light or other macro shite. Friday night was 2.50$ for a pint. Beer is hohum, although last time, the Pale Ale was quite decent.
I don’t go here often because their house beers are quite subpar (one of the few bars where I actually left a beer unfinished). They do have a decent selection of bottles though. (I usually go with Victory Storm King.) It is kind of like a big warehouse with a lot of cavernous space and TVs. The service is usually pretty good, except one time I went and the server was a real asshole to someone who had basically begged me to go there. The food is actually not bad at all, and their burgers are pretty decent. It’s a one-stop place, not the place you want to stay all night.
Came with a large group so we got great service, considering one waitress. Got pitchers of the Honey ale, which i was liked well enough. My Fish ’n chips were decent.
I wasn’t paying for food/drink, so it was a great value to me.