jrenihan wrote:The tap list is very good (you have to watch for the "seasonal" or "rotating" menu, which is large and features some very good things)
I did not see any such menu. Just noticed that at least 10 of the taps I was looking for weren't on the beer menu that was given to me by the bartender. If there were interesting rotators on, and I missed them because I was looking at the "wrong" / regular menu, then I guess that is my bad (?). But the tap list I saw was very pedestrian. [/quote]
The way they do things is sort of silly and it is easy to miss the second beer menu. The first time I went in I didn't see it (and it was not handed to me), and I had a similar view as you regarding the list (although, for the vicinity, it is still good). But the rotating list is long and gets legitimately good stuff. Last time I was in, there were 2 or 3 dry-hopped sours, a Brett IPA from Dunham and generally a good assortment of beers from a variety of local craft breweries. It's not Bar Hop, but it is hard to complain about the lineup - once you find the full list!
cratez wrote: It could be that the atmosphere is entirely different on a Tuesday at 5pm, and maybe more in my wheelhouse at that time. But the vibe at 9ish on a Saturday reminded me of the piss-up bars/clubs I went to when I was 20, where people would drink 10 beers before arriving. Not my scene nowadays.
I hear you on that. The vibe is better than that during the week, but still not good or what you or I are (or probably anybody on this website) are looking for. But I don't view King Taps as a destination that I would actively choose to make a trip to go to. Rather, it's a "what's a close spot to grab a quick beer" place. And it works really well in that regard.