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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 156
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
319 W State St
phone: (630) 262-3877
(Place added by: thewimperoo on 12-11-2009)
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| Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
It's a dimly lit bar with a log cabin feel. The servers were very nice and friendly. There is a lot of awesome APAs/IPAs to choose from, and a few other gems, but the selection as far as other styles were slightly limited. My only complaint was that I was served a hoppy beer that I was told was fresh, and it was kind of old. It wasn't very old, so it really wasn't a big deal. Some of the beers were pricy, and others weren't. It is a very good place that I will be going back to.
10-26-2013 20:06:49 |
More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited the Geneva Ale House, a new craft beer bar in Downtown Geneva, on 12/11. It opened on 12/9 and is located under the marquee sign on Rt.38.
Atmosphere: Cozy place with a few tv's, quiet music. It's easy to hang out here and have a conversation.
Quality: Beers were all fresh and properly handled. All beer was served in proper glassware.
Service: You can tell that this place has only been open for a couple of days. Knowledge of products, both food and beer, was a bit sketchy. I'm sure as the staff becomes more familiar with the menu this will improve. Don't go in expecting a ton of knowledge on beer from the wait staff at this point.
Selection: 12 beers on tap, all craft. I don't think that there is anything else in Geneva that can say that. There is a good variety of beer styles. 65 bottles in the fridge of all varieties. Hopefully the business will be good enough to keep the turnover high enough.
Food: Mostly what you would expect: burgers, sandwiches, salads and a few other entrees. Homemade chips, fries or sweet potato fries accompany most meals. Food was good.
Value: Most beers on tap were $5 for a pint. Some of the Belgian selections were $6-$7. Bottles were in the $3-$6 range for 12 oz. Food entrees ranged from $8-$15.
Overall it's great to have a place where you know there is going to be a solid selection of craft beer. The business on Friday night was brisk with a lot of people that used to be regulars when the location was Citizen Kane. As they work out the kinks I can only hope that the selection improves and this becomes a real beer destination spot in the western burbs. I expect after they get some more experience under their belt my score for this place will increase as it has a lot of potential.
12-12-2009 16:56:04 |
More by thewimperoo
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Love the beers they get there. Food is good but not great. Kind of feels like you are in a funeral home. But I do enjoy the ale house for sure. They usually have 3 floyds on draft as well as other great beers. I really like Brian the owner. I have only talked to him twice but seems very friendly. There is a lot of beers here and I really appreciate that. I am sick of the same old thing all of the time. There is a couple workers that I really like but a few of the girls get a little b#$%^tchy at times. Like i said I really like this place and plan on going more often as I have been there maybe ten times now.
09-05-2012 19:26:42 |
More by bears256
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Solid tap list, if a bit pricey for what you get. None of the servers, for the most part, have any idea what is going on in relation to beer... be it glassware, how to pour, what to recommend, etc. Food is decent, typical gastropub food, nothing outstanding. Never really have to wait for a table, which is nice. Great place to stop in for a beer or two while on your way to somewhere else.
07-05-2013 06:48:06 |
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