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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
506 N 120th St
phone: (402) 964-9074
Per Omaha City Ordinance, as of October 1st 2006, this establishment is non-smoking throughout.
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Having not visited this place for the whole year i lived near it, i have gone quite frequently, now that i prepare to move, both times just for drinks and hors devourers.
They have a lot of crap on tap, but a few good beers also. Basic imports: Bass, Harp, Guinness and a few German beers, but also have some Midwestern micros and even sierra Nevada, which is what i usually get when visiting.
There bottled beer list is more impressive, but i haven't hit it too much, since it seems pricey and i crave tap beer.
They have a few Belgians available, but who knows how long they have been there.
The atmosphere is pretty clean and corporate, kind of like the clientèle. Too many TV's. They do have pool and ping-pong, which is cool, because i love ping-pong. Shuffle board in the other room.
The bathroom has fancy mouthwash dispensers, but i wouldn't trust it because it is left easily opened for foreign substances to be inserted into it.
overall, decent in a pinch, but not much personality in the building or the clientèle. Also, service sucks and servers don't know much beer.
09-28-2005 18:22:20 |
More by elmocoso
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
Visited during a recent business trip to Omaha with a work colleague. After a day long meeting and on the way back to the Hotel, we decided to stop by here for a quick dust buster beer.
Close to the 680 Freeway, exit Dodge and the Fox and Hound is on the corner with 120th Street. A large single storey brick building, it could easily be mistaken for one of the many chains of eateries. It shares a parking lot with a large Garden Center so locating the Car between the white lines is relatively easy.
We visited on a Friday afternoon, so it was busy, but what struck me was that the interior of this location was very similar to that of the one in Kansas City. As you enter, the Bar is right in front of you, an airy entrance way bedecked with a myriad of TVs and large screens playing a whole host of Sporting Events and Music Videos. To the left and right tables, booths and several Pool Tables complete the very Un-English décor.
The main bar had about 40+ taps selling around 30 or so different beers. Nothing outstanding but a decent range of ales including the usual 3 macros and their Lite variants, some other macros including the World Select, with the more run of the mill beers making up the bulk of the Taps, including Bass, Harp, Newcastle, Guinness, Moosehead, Killians, Amstel, Heineken, etc. etc. The occasional local beer such as Fat Tire and Boulevard Wheat and the odd-ball offering like the Bear handled Woodchuck Cider. The bottled range is a little more adventurous, and includes some Italian beers including the La Rossa as well a limited number of Samuel Smiths beers and even Theakstons Old Peculier plus a range of Samuel Adams seasonal. A decent range, which has to be recognized as above average, but nevertheless, it is nothing earth shattering in selection.
The food is very Pub Chain and Pub Grub, and not really that great to be honest, the appetizers we had here were a little cold and hurried it seemed.
There are two pastimes here drinking and playing Pool, or drinking and chatting with the opposite sex. Thats about it. If youre bored with both of those activities you can always induce a lobotomy by watching the many screens.
Service varies, from bad to average, we sat at the Bar and managed to get served in reasonable time, but sometimes it took while for the beer to arrive after asking for it.
OK, heres what confuses me. It doesnt look like an English Pub, the beer range is far from English, the pub grub is definitely NOT English, so why the name Fox and Hound and the English pictures? Although, it suffers from a clear lack of cohesive identity and any real atmosphere to talk of, it is still a fun place to hang out with friends for a few beers from an above average selection.
Different, but its nothing special.
Last Visit: 26th March 2004
03-28-2004 04:47:43 |
More by TheLongBeachBum
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
English Pub my ass. The atmosphere is clean and sterile it looks like any chain restaurant (Applebees, Chilis) but with better beer. Yeah, macros dominate but they do offer a few goodies on-tap... nothing overly outstanding but good enough, a decent selection of bottles too. They have a sign proclaiming over 100 brews we counted in the menu, 68 were listed. They have coolers behind the bar; Id look in there for exactly what they have. During my visit I got Sam Adams O-fest in a 23-ounce glass, $5.00 served very cold.
The menu is limited and NOT, in any way, English. I tired the Newcastle Beer Cheese Soup, decent. The chick strip basket was good. Decent cheeseburgers. Okay prices. I would not come here just to eat.
The service was fine, a touch slow typical for a chain restaurant.
They had tons of TVs, a few pool tables and ping-pong tables too. Plenty of seating. Plenty of parking too.
Id try it again.
09-21-2003 18:15:05 |
More by bditty187
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