Interior is open and welcoming, not sterile, with plenty of tables and booths to accommodate many sizes of parties. Beer selection is what you expect from a Taco Mac: awesome, and emphasizing craft brews. I visited just to help Big Frog get a good start, and so far it was worth the drive. Service is efficient and alert, and food is good. If you live in Chat Town, this is a must; if you’re visiting, drop in if you have the chance.
A nice bar with a comfortable dining area well away from the television screens. They had 20+ beers on tap when we visited with Matt (Shag) on our roundabout route to the Ratebeer Winter Gathering in Asheville. Many of the beers were local and the food was quite good - they serve Mexican type dishes, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and Buffalo wings. Apparently the name "Taco Mac" has an interesting story - when the first of the chain was being set up there was only enough money to either renovate the kitchen or change the sign already on the front of the premises but not both so they refurbished the kitchen and kept the sign and the name stuck.
(Visited 4 February 2014).
Stopped in with a buddy while in town for business. Located in nice downtown area. Kink of a weird front room with long bar. Lots of additional seating in back and what appears to be a patio area. Majority of taps at far end of bar. Mostly regional selection which was good for me, but probably doesn’t do a whole lot for the locals.
Average sports bar vibe with a decent selection and Buffalo fare - wings, beef on weck, etc. A lot of taps, but nothing out of the ordinary. Prices are average, maybe even a bit on the high side for the area.
The vibe is typical sports bar. Younger crowd with nothing interesting to say. Wait staff not great. They didn’t cover the taps they were out of. They had a waitress behind the bar who knew nothing about beer. For out if state IDs they have to have the manager look at your ID, when the waitress feels like enforcing the policy. The beer was all sold out of the same basic pint glass style that they kept in the fridge. The beer selection was pretty good, though it would have been nice if more than 4-5 local beers out of the 60 they have on tap.
Typical sports bar feel. You walk in and go "i’ve been in this bar at least 100 times even though I’ve never been here before. They have over 60 taps and over 100 bottles but it’s not very carefully chosen. They have very few local or regional beers focusing more on national craft and bmc drainpour. The waitress behind the bar knew next to nothing about the beer and kept hovering over me asking me if I wanted another beer when I still had a 1/3 of a glass left. She was very rude to my sister insisting that a manager inspect her drivers license because she was from out-of-state although they didn’t do the same thing to the next two guys who sat at the bar. They serve everything in refrigerated pint glasses which just kills something like a hefeweizen. And the worst part was the prices were outrageous. Most of their pints were $5-$6.50 for some pretty pedestrian beers. $6.50 for Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is just robbery. The only saving grace is that their Buffalo wings are really solid. As a beer destination it’’s a complete loss.
This bar, by far, has the most various beer selection in town that I have yet to find. Almost over 50 beer on tap! Most of which are beers from around the country. I have tried many a beer I couldn’t find anywhere else. Their price is what you would expect from a downtown bar so make sure you pick a beer you know you can’t find anywhere else. Other wise their food and atmosphere is what you would expect from a bar restaurant. For sure the place you want to go to try something new!
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
Stopped in for a pint of Prima Pils, huge bottle list, big draft selection. Didn’t eat, but wings are not my thing. Bartenders were very helpful.