Went in this evening around 5:30pm, place was pretty dead - and with a place this large, you notice the absence of people…
Bar staff hovered, clearly a little too interested and not enough business to keep them busy (had three different bartenders, in the course of 5 minutes wander by and comment how good my wings smelled, what flavour I had ordered, great choice…) Hovered over my food, hovered over my drinks (and were far from knowledgeable about the beers…),
Food menu was pretty uninspired, standard pub fare, though it tasted fine enough. Not bad, just nothing too adventurous or inspiring. Beer list was a little uninspired as well, especially considering their core lineup is not that hot yet. Many of the more inspired options bobsy mentioned were not to be seen (Camerons, gosebuster, etc), so Red Racer Pale & a Nicklebrook Wet Hop were the best options at the moment (and what I ended up having).
The vibe, particularly as people trickled in, was not my thing at all - between the heavy-handed branding, the sports bar crowd double fisting caesars with pints of lager, the uninspired food & beer menu, the cavernous space… I can't imagine I'll be in any rush to get back. I certainly wish it the best of luck with that space, hope it does well in attracting the average drinker to the craft side of things, but it was not my kind of place.