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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Bar, Eatery ]
9 W. Beverly St.
phone: (540) 885-9988
(Place added by: guidotorpedog on 11-08-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $
Baja now has 12 taps and 20+ bombers/750's. The taps typically rotate weekly, but the styles represented tend to stay the same; a stout, an IPA, a cider, a lager/pils, belgian, imperial something, etc. 2-3 taps are campers to satisfy regulars with less adventurous tastes. Since its really the only place of its type within 30 miles and its been open for almost 15 years, Baja tends to get love from distributors. DFH 120, Sexual Chocolate, Hopslam, and the like are annual visitors to the taps, as well as limited releases from regional breweries like Blue Mountain and Devils Backbone. Bottles can be hit or miss, but are always a good cross section of styles and regions. Staunton is nice place to get away for a weekend, and Baja is a good place to have a decent beer. There are two "storefronts" to the same restaurant, a non-smoking family restaurant on Beverly Street, and a smoking section bar on Augusta Street.
08-12-2012 16:23:14 |
More by TheRealRedbeard
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been coming to the Bean for going on six years now. The place is kind of an oasis for good beef in the Shenandoah Valley. Baja is located in historic downtown Staunton and offers four rotating taps of craft beer. The Baja Bean also offers a couple of good bottles and about a half dozen quality craft bombers. The food is an added plus, a Mexi-Cali style. The bar is a bit smokey late night but otherwise serves as a good atmosphere of low key folks. The staff is generally knowledgable and there are a couple of very knowledgable beer nerds amongst them. Overall a great place to go in general and the only place to go in Staunton for good beer.
05-09-2009 12:43:38 |
More by ArrogantDeadGuy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
There are a few Baja Bean Co.'s in VA, the one I frequent is in downtown Staunton VA. I happen to work 3 blocks up from Baja and I eat there about once a week and sometimes slide in there on the weekend for a beer.
They always have about 4 craft beers on tap, not a huge selection but decent enough to satisfy. The people there know their beer and always have a good selection eventhough somewhat small. They are continually rotationing the beer, about twice a month there will be an all new selection.
In addition to the great beers on tap you will find just about any beer you could want in bottles. BitBurger, New Castle, Guinness, Bass and a bunch of various other beers to satisfy just about anyone.
The prices are good, especially for the great draft beers. They have happy hours and pitchers of draft that will save you money.
The food is mexican cuisine. It is really great food. Most everything is made there fresh from the hot sauces to the chips and tortillas. Basically everything that can be made right there in the kitchen is.
It is certainly my favorite place to eat/drink in Staunton.
02-23-2006 16:02:13 |
More by tattooedtolley
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Staunton, VA in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley has much to offer; beautiful scenery (particularly in the fall), lovely Bed and Breakfasts, and some pretty good restaurants. But, if you want to find a place with some good craft beers, you are pretty much out of luck. Edelweiss German Restaurant (reviewed elsewhere on this site) has an excellent selection of (obviously) German beers. However, if you want any sort of American craft beer, Baja Bean Co. is the only game in town.
In the beer hell that is Staunton, VA, Baja Bean Co., or "The Bean" as it is referred to by regulars/locals, is an oasis in the desert. The selection is basiacally this: they have four rotating taps, plus a few permanents (Guiness, Bass Ale, etc...). It is impossible to predict what they may have from week to week, however, they always have something good and often something exceptional.
To name a few I have had there:
Victory Hop Devil
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion
Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Smuttynose Robust Porter
Abito Turbo Dog
Victory Storm King
Bear Republic Racer 5
Anyway, like I said: a limited selection, but usually a pretty decent one (especially for Staunton).
By the way, for what it is worth: the food is very good, service is excellent, and the prices are great.
11-09-2005 04:33:03 |
More by guidotorpedog
Baja Bean Co. in Staunton, VA
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