Amsterdam Brewpub - almost a year later, any thoughts?

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Russell v R
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Re: Amsterdam BrewHouse

Postby Russell v R » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:34 am

seangm wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote: At the end of the day it's better than a bulk of the generic crappy chain restaurants that dominate the core and touristy areas, but not somewhere I'm eager to return.

The brewpub and barrelhouse are both outsourced by Amsterdam and operated by Urban Dining Group Inc whose portfolio includes Gabby's and Hey Lucy. So yeah, generic crappy chain restaurants is their MO
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Re: Amsterdam BrewHouse

Postby seangm » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:41 am

Russell v R wrote:
seangm wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote: At the end of the day it's better than a bulk of the generic crappy chain restaurants that dominate the core and touristy areas, but not somewhere I'm eager to return.

The brewpub and barrelhouse are both outsourced by Amsterdam and operated by Urban Dining Group Inc whose portfolio includes Gabby's and Hey Lucy. So yeah, generic crappy chain restaurants is their MO


Ah, well that explains a lot then. I was quite surprised by how little the servers seemed to know about the beer, now it makes a bit more sense. It's too bad since it seems to undermine the experience, but I guess they'll continue to do well just based on location alone.
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Re: Amsterdam Brewpub - almost a year later, any thoughts?

Postby Tapsucker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 pm

It still amazes/disappoints me that Amsterdam would contract a business best known for freezer to fryer 'food' and existing mostly as the cheapest place in the 'hood to drink and eat junk while staring at garage sale memorabilia. The real estate Amsterdam has invested in alone should be worth a better follow up, not to mention the brand damage this shoddy tie up could entail. Even I, a pretty loyal customer of their beers, find myself thinking what the hell has happened to their self esteem every time I reach for or order one of their beers.

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