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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (1084) Sunnyvale, California | July 18, 2017| Updated July 23, 2017
Um. Ok. So I walked in on Tuesday night. Note that it shares an address with an upscale Italian restaurant, but it is marked and on the corner more or less. Steps down to the entrance. I walked in at perhaps 7PM and the place was EMPTY. Literally me and the bartender. Standard bar decor. Clean but unexceptional. One bartender, who passed me a tap list. About 5 of the 20 were bar staples (Think PBR and Bud). The rest were at least interesting, if not crazy, craft beers. Bartender was quite talkative - he says this is a college bar, does most of its business on weekend nights, and the big seller is Budweiser and cheap vodka. The craft taps are more of a novelty, perhaps in line with the owners interest, but that is not where/how they make their money. Really clever name actually for a college bar.

My Jacks Abby lager was clean, fresh and poured correctly. Certainly not a bad place, but comparing this with the best that Burlington as to offer seems a bit crazy. I enjoyed my’ conversation with the barkeep, but i don’t think I will ever return. I was there perhaps 30 minutes and nobody else walked in during that time. Kinda creepy, actually.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier  (419) Vermont | April 6, 2017
Yeah, I really need to say something about this spectacular beer bar. Service is spectacular and the place is always clean. They have roughly mostly rotating 20 taps with fabulous beers. These guys don’t joke around when it comes to what they keep on tap here. With Focal and Heady in cans here, figured I better say something since no one seems to know about this little "gem" of Burlington. I don’t always give a 5 for ambiance but when it’s due, it’s due. And no, I don’t work for them. Looking forward to seeing more people check this place out.

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