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by screw2000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Doug Ford
Replies: 57
Views: 25121

Re: Doug Ford

Apparently Barley Days is going to try.

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by screw2000
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: New Donnelly pub coming - Commerce Court
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall

So this opened today. Passed by after work. Nice open space, high ceilings, three discrete bars. Upstairs is a bit more cozy, pool table and carpet. Didn't check to see what the downstairs space looks like. In line with the rest of the Western Invasion -- friendly, polished service. Kudos for puttin...
by screw2000
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: New Donnelly pub coming - Commerce Court
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

New Donnelly pub coming - Commerce Court

Saw the construction hoarding in the PATH with their 'step into a proper pub' slogan today.

In the former Far Niente / Four / Soul of the Vine space.
by screw2000
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Pint Public House
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

The Pint Public House

It's taken over the old Planet Hollywood / Baton Rouge space next to the 'Dome. Chain of sports bars from out west. Probably not high on the list for most BT folks, but a few data points about their draught list: - Of the 40 taps: 18 craft, 6 captive, 16 macro. - Notably, they craft taps aren't all ...
by screw2000
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Goose Island Brewhouse - Opening July 17
Replies: 19
Views: 8094

Re: Goose Island Brewhouse - Opening July 17

Swung by last night. A few thoughts: - Place was quite busy when I showed up around 7:00 (mostly the post-Jays game rush). - Service was solid and managed to keep up with the crowd. - They had run out of the Four Star, the cask bitter and the Marzen (the Marzen came back later in the evening). - Tri...
by screw2000
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: King Taps - First Canadian Place
Replies: 28
Views: 11893

Re: King Taps - First Canadian Place

So I've visited twice now. A few random thoughts: 1. Two distinct crowds: the expected Financial District after-work crowd during the week (peak obnoxion and long lines on Thursday), and a decidedly younger crowd on Saturdays. 2. Tap list is solid. Will be interesting if they can maintain a good rot...
by screw2000
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: King Taps - First Canadian Place
Replies: 28
Views: 11893

Re: King Taps - First Canadian Place

Must be close to opening -- they were doing staff interviews today when I walked by. From what I could see through the windows: - 1st floor / streetside -- looks like they combined a few smaller spaces together (used to be a newsstand and the UPS Store there) - 2nd floor -- seems more open than the ...
by screw2000
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Goose Island Brewhouse - Opening July 17
Replies: 19
Views: 8094

Re: Goose Island Brewhouse - Opening July 17

So walked down the Esplanade last night: - fencing in front of the space still has Bier Markt logos everywhere -- something like 'under renos -- reopening Spring 2017' - no Goose Island signage anywhere - the space at the corner of Esplanade & Church (was this the old Fionn MacCool's?) is full o...
by screw2000
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Birreria Volo
Replies: 44
Views: 13887

Re: Birreria Volo

Open tonight.

Food is Italian bar snacks -- quite tasty!

Rough tap breakdown right now: 3 "regular", 4 ciders, 1 Cantillon lambic, 5 Oxbow, the rest (13) are Ontario and Quebec (about half are saisons).
by screw2000
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Portland & Seattle
Replies: 51
Views: 16009

Re: Portland & Seattle

Some notes on places I hit on a recent Portland trip: Old Town Pizza & Brewing (226 NW Davis) 6-8 of their own beers on tap. Cool old building with an upstairs loft space. Pizzas were outstanding. Bailey's Taproom (213 SW Broadway) Awesome selection of 25 taps. Some great bottles too. The tap li...
by screw2000
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Austin, TX
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

Re: Austin, TX

Some notes on downtown Austin beer bars from places I hit on a recent trip: Handlebar (121 E 5th St) 18 taps, as well as a decent bottle selection (mostly tallboys and bombers). Cool vibe: a lively dive bar downstairs, rooftop deck upstairs. Waller Creek Pub House (603 Sabine St) East of the 6th Str...
by screw2000
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Brewery Acquisitions
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Brewery Acquisitions

Funnily enough I was just reading this while out in Portland this week: http://www.westword.com/restaurants/ab-inbevs-craft-brewery-team-fighting-back-against-charges-they-sold-out-8233345 I guess the question is: do you think that these acquired breweries are being 'weaponized' by AB et al? IMO mos...
by screw2000
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Belsize Public House
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

The Belsize Public House

On Mt Pleasant (where The Longest Yard used to be). Opened last week. Dropped in on my way home from work and was surprised at the tap selection (below). Nice addition to the area -- other than the Granite and the Wallace, this part of town has been a little thin. --- Boshkung North Country GLB Pomp...
by screw2000
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 41
Views: 17572

Re: Las Vegas

Few more quick notes from a recent trip: 1. Beerhaus -- in the new Park development by the T-Mobile Arena. Solid selection of ~20 taps and ~30 bottles. Good representation of local craft as well. Prices were in line with other places on the Strip. Didn't try the food -- it's order at the counter. As...
by screw2000
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 41
Views: 17572

A few more places

A few more places from recent visits to LV: 1. Aces & Ales has a second location in the northwest. It's really far (like, $50 cab ride far) but arguably worth a trip if you have a DD. 50 craft taps, lots of variety, and about 200+ bottles including some rarities. Oh, and it's open 24 hours a day...

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