Award: Best Football theme, (my ranking: #28)
Atmosphere: 1 – Not a lot changed from a year ago. Still very football themed and geared for a youthful crowd. And that formula should work for them. They also have a decent food menu that seemed typical of a beer-themed sports bar. I didn’t order any food, but I liked the option. As much as I try to keep my reviews positive, however, I have to say that blasting some god-awful aggressive music with “F— this and F—- that” was too much for me. Not that I’m a prude – I use that word myself – a lot. But it just didn’t fit the scene of trying to kick back and relax and enjoy a flight of craft beer. Pretty rough. And parking is a pain.
Beer: 2 – beer was decent. Nothing that blew me away, but nothing I really disliked either.
Service: 2 – Service is OK. I realize I’m not their target market. They didn’t leave me hanging, so that was good.
Would I go back? I’m not planning it. (But the way the Ale Trail creators operate… who knows what clever inducement they will come up with that has me venturing that way again…)