Ambiance: In a strip mall, so from the outside it looks like a frackin’ Ruby Tuesday. Inside, decor is awesome, with lots of dark wood, brass, and sweet-ass wallpaper. Service: Pretty darn good. Server noticed me taking notes about the beers and directed me to their beer club. When I signed up for that, Victoria herself came out and chatted me and the wife up; she’s a super nice gal and clearly loves her job. Selection: 24 rotating taps (including Rodenbach Grand Cru and Weihenstephaner Vitus), which include some harder to find items, plus a massive but well-organized bottle list. Top notch. Food: HOLY CRAP BALLS this place has good food. Started with the poutine (duck fat fries, gruyere cheese, duck confit, brown gravy), and my wife almost lost a hand coming between my fork and this platter of heaven on earth. Steak with some BAD-ASS bacon/cheddar/chipotle grits that will punch you in the mouth with awesomeness. Value: You pay for quality, my friends. Everything is slightly upscale, although the beers are relatively reasonable (and offer 12 or 20 oz pours, as well as flights). Appetizer + 2 entrees + dessert + 5 beers + beer club membership = about $160. Overall: Awesome. If you are in Columbia and miss out on this place, you should hate yourself just a little. It’s right down the street from Perfect Pour, for crying out loud. Make an afternoon of it!
Brunch on a Sunday with family. Nice above average restaurant/bar appearance, inside the place is much larger than it seems. Large bar area and large dining area. Extensive menu of ~24 draft beers and hundreds of bottles. Food ranges from bar fare to foodie bait. Prices were above average, service was very friendly. Overall a great brunch spot for a good craft brew and some huevos rancheros. Between this place and Friscos Taphouse I’d totally be set if I could afford to live in Columbia.
Definitely a must do when in area. Nicholas, the bartender was very helpful with not only their beer genres, but also surrounding area establishments with good craft beer offerings. Really good porters on tap!
This place is awesome! Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Not your typical beer bar. This is more of an upscale restaurant that focuses on quality food as much as they do quality beer. The owner, Victoria, is a young woman whom I’ve seen interacting with the customers, including me, on numerous occasions. Service is good, but not all of the servers have an adequate base of knowledge to match their beer selection. Overall, I’ve made this my new destination for an all around enjoyable meal with my family.
erinty1030 (1) Baltimore, Maryland | January 21, 2008| Updated January 25, 2008
drafts rotate. On right now- Southern tier choklate, lagunitas imperial red, adventinus, bitburger, kostritzer, old chub, dfh, la chouffe, had corsendonk christmas. and others... Soon will get Harvistons bitter, old engine oil, de glazen torren, adventinus icebock.
A must stop while in the Columbia area. The owners have introduced themselves on a few occasions and they are very helpful and accomodating. The beer selections are great and the food is top flight yto. Add a great atmosphere and you have a winning combination.
Really nice place. Nice bar and resturant area. The outside seating is nice as well. Great selection of beers. Some nice rare beers available. The food really steals the show here. Lots of great choices and all excellent. The food is a cut above most brew pubs. The wait staff is always friendly, competent, and knowledgelable. It’s a little pricy but you are getting your moneys worth. A definate must go.