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Sherlock's Baker Street Public House & Grill
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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
254 Lincoln Square Center
phone: (817) 266-2300
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Baker Street Pub, eh? The olde-tymey English pub theme holds for one of the three sizable seating areas; the rest is just a regular American bar. There's a stage that features live music most nights and a bar in the front area, and game room with pool, darts, air hockey and foosball in the back. The cozy pub with its smaller bar is tucked off to one side. The crowd is mostly office drones in their 20s and 30s, although a few older regulars do hang around in the back. Not really a serious beer-appreciating crowd.
They have about two dozen beers on tap, plus about four dozen more in bottles, although they aren't always stocked up on everything on the menu. There are a few bright spots on the list (Chimay, Sam Smith's, some good American microbrews) but too many of them are redundant macro lagers. Also, I'd like a few more local beers. They have Shiner Bock and a couple of offerings from St. Arnold's, but no Rahr? Support local breweries, people. Oh, and they also have a small selection of wines, if you're into drinking wine at a bar.
The service is friendly, if a little slow. Don't expect your waitress to know anything about the beers on the menu.
The food is decent, but don't expect to find a lot of British cuisine. There is something called a "Scotch Egg," which I haven't worked up the courage to try, but generally the fare is American grill/tex-mex. As bar food goes, it isn't too shabby. The appetizers are tasty, at least.
The best thing about Sherlock's is the happy hour: it runs until 9, with $6 pitchers and reasonable prices on well drinks.
This place is no substitute for the old Arlington Flying Saucer, but for an after work watering hole, or place to meet before a Rangers game (free shuttle in the parking to and from all home games), it does all right.
Update: I had to downgrade my score on the selection due to some recent changes to the menu. I didn't get a chance to see just how much it had been cut back, but the import and micro offerings definitely seem to be thinner.
06-18-2007 16:50:31 |
More by halfwaytoheaven
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1
Forget the "public house" moniker, this is a chain restaurant and bar in the spirit of Fox & Hound or TGIFriday's with an "English" theme. A suburban yuppie delight for those too timid to step into someplace unfamiliar.
The place seems to be divided into four or five areas, one with a live band and bar, one more like a traditional pub area and bar, pool tables and game rooms with plenty of televisions. The crowd is young, attractive, professional and uninteresting and the noise level is often way too loud.
Their saving grace, though, is the beer selection: 24 taps with all the standards from BudMillerCoors and Shiner to Bass and Newcastle, plus 50 more in bottles in addition to liquor. Probably a good compromise place if you're with non-beer folks.
The food (at least when I ate) is positively awful. Pack a lunch.
09-27-2003 16:11:36 |
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Sherlock's Baker Street Public House & Grill in Arlington, TX