Torontoblue wrote:Nothing has changed. No new places have opened nor have there been any closures.
Torontoblue wrote:I'm still not too sure what the draw of Beer Rev is. My friends rave about it, but it just comes across as a soulless room with beers that hang around too long, and given the tap quantity, the choice can be severely lacking. I've only been there maybe half a dozen times since it opened, and it just leaves me feeling empty.
Torontoblue wrote:I recommended it as it's one of the places 'to go' in Edmonton if you like beer. And we only have a small handful of 'beer bars'.
I happen to like beer, but don't like Beer Rev.
I can still offer recommendations even if the place doesn't appeal to me
rejtable wrote:Beer revolution vs Craft my 2 cents:
Atmosphere: both have their warts. Beer revolution was a bit more cozy, dimmer (my god the lights are bright at Craft!). Both lots of TVs and both reasonably busy on the early weeknights I was there. Draw.
Beer: I find this harder to judge as it would just depend on what BR has tapped that day. If I had to put a gun to my head and pick only one I'd go with Craft just because with so many taps, and a history of providing lots of really great (though not rare) beer, I can be pretty sure I'll find multiple pints to enjoy. BR with fewer taps could be hit or miss, I think. Craft.
Staff/information: clear winner here for Revolution. My lord the staff at Craft can be clueless. The barkeep at Revolution was a decent guy who knew his beer. Also, the beer boards they have are awesome, right down to how much is left. Craft's menus are horrible, badly updated so the clueless staff is left running back a mile to see what the "Sierra Nevada seasonal is right now". Beer Revolution.
So, again, I can see their pros and cons. Neither is a really great place to sit and enjoy a pint for me, beer could go either way, and my limited experience with the staff was better at Beer Revolution, but that was just one guy one night. I've been to Craft a bunch and in different cities, and it's always been the same.
I originally really disliked Underground, but after going back a lot more this time I really enjoyed it. Staff was awesome to me each time I was in, food was solid. Beer range and interest was not quite up with Craft, but probably better on average than what was at Beer Revolution.
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