Small pub in a shopping center with a decent amount of taps and a lot of liquor. A small menu of soups, salads and sandwiches at average prices. A few TVs with the volume muted. Decent place for a brewski.
presario (150) Stampede City, Alberta | November 10, 2014| Updated November 11, 2014
Food menu looked very good but I was not eating, just stopped in for two pints. Happy Hour $4 Texas pints. Dark pub that could be anywhere. Lots of knowledgeable staff and plenty of taps.
Looked like a a double sized version of the old monk inside. Decent music, but the noise level on a Sunday night on the patio that is also a wind tunnel was intense. The food menu looked great, but the two things we had were just ok. Selection is well thought out, but you will not find any whales. My girlfriend loves this place, but I could do without. Service was awful.
I guess they do trivia on certain week nights, which was just starting as I walked in. I enjoy trivia but I’m not all that great at it. Also, it was a two hour commitment that I wasn’t prepared to make. And if you’re at trivia night and you’re not playing trivia you won’t be able to enjoy yourself with the MC making jokes, playing 30 seconds of a song at a time, and reading questions/answers. I guess you could have fun if you’re the type that thinks they are hyper intelligent because they’re on their smart phone all day looking up answers on Google, since there’s no rule that you can’t be a dbag know-it-all (so long as you aren’t yelling out answers) if you aren’t actually playing. All that said the food and beer were pretty good. The beer list wasn’t all that impressive, mostly Texan beers, but there was enough interesting stuff that everyone can find something good. We tried two different cups of chili, a bit of chili ticking if you will. One had ghost peppers in it and the other had a different combinations of peppers. I’m not a big fan of ghost peppers to be honest but sometimes someone will roast them just right and they’re not bad. The non ghost chili chili was definitely better. Service was friendly, prices were high, the usual for an upscale beer place.
This is my favorite place to stop for a beer and grab a really good tasting meal. Me and my girlfriend will stop in after work sometimes and every time has been great. I know both the bartenders there and they greet me like a friend and always keep me up to date with the new rare rotations and the like. Picked up a couple Avery Rumpkins while they had them there. Would recommend this to any beer geek as they always have something tasty on tap, and the food is award winning. Can’t go wrong for a good night out. Only con here is that it is a relatively small venue and can get quite crowded during certain weeknights. Go on a Monday or Tuesday for a slower night. Highly recommended!
Great, always-changing selection of beers - including some of the hard-to-find Belgies. They always have special events and tasting... most recently Dogfish Head 120 Minute. The staff is great... the food is fantastic... my go-to beer place. Check ’em out!
Great English-pub style feel with dark heavy woods, a custom-built bar that’s really neat, and no smoking to be found which is great.
Service is almost always top notch, no complaints. The staff also tried to be educated on beer which is the important part.
Selection tends to be near the upper echelon in Dallas area, and Brian (the owner) always tries to have stuff that most other places don’t.
Food is hit or miss. Sometimes fantastic, and sometimes during a couple of beer dinners I’ve had, we have had lackluster results given the price point. Their every day food tends to be better and I’d rate that "very good".
Value for the money is great except for their beer dinners, which as previously mentioned are a bit high. They tax the entire dinner, which when including alcohol shouldn’t be the case.
One of my favorite spots in all of DFW, but obviously not without its flaws as well. Minor complaints in general though.
Nice little place located on Preston Road near the intersection with State Highway 121. Features a very nice tap selection and occasionally has hard-to-find, rare beers on tap. Also has tap nights where you keep the brewery’s glass. Food is above average for bar food and the menu is fairly extensive. Prices are about the same as other beer-centric bars. Definitely one of the better beer bars in the Metroplex and the best in Plano.