Definitely a locals hang-out, which means even on a weeknight UJís may be crowded. Beer selection is impressive, local, regional and national microís, plus English, German and even French beer on draft. Bottle line-up was diverse as well. Beer prices were a little high but affordable. Bar service was above average and the bar itself was clean and well staffed. There is an outdoor deck, plenty of English football scarves hanging behind the bar (Iím guessing you can watch soccer there), booths, and tables inside. Two warnings, the bar is cash only, and some of the locals came off to me as knuckleheads. Damn surburbanite hipster-doofuses wonít keep me out of there though!
Donít let the local bar feel fool you - a good selection of taps and bottles hide here. Bottles are available for take out, but are slightly pricey. RR, Port Brewing, Sly Fox and many others to choose from. Service was pretty good; did not try the food. Other than that, brickpitís rating has it all covered.
Fairly small, long & rectangular. Long bar left wall. 5-6 booths along the right wall. Round tables in the middle of the room. Back wall theres a dartboard, golf game, juke, & ATM. Theres also a passage leading back to the bathroom, and to an outside deck. The bar can get very crowded after work and some evenings. As of May 2007, it can also get very smokey. (Thereís talk of passing a non-smoking law by end of summer.) Football on the telly during World Cup.
Above average. Around 20ish taps. There are some "standards" (Guinness, Yuengling Lager, Miller Lite, Boddingtons, New Castle, Hacker-Pschorr), but many taps rotate frequently with different microbeers or imports. They also have a very good bottle selection. They usually have 50-60 different bottles in the fridge.
The main con about the beer is price. Most micro\imports are around 5.00-->6.00 a pint. I know of some other places within a 10 mile radius where you can get some of the same beers for about a buck less. They also donít have any happy hour specials most days, which is disappointing.
A few things are pretty good (wings, fish n chips, turkey\beef burgers), but most food is average at best.
OK\Good. They have at least one bartender (co-owner Andy) who is very knowledgable about beer. Most of the bartenders are friendly and on top of things.