6.4
Setting - 5 | Selection - 8 | Service - 6 | Food - 6 | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

The place is the actual brewery with the restaurant inside looked more like a German food hall. You sit next to the fermenters. One of the two locations in the city - other one is just the restaurant, and a good 20min taxi ride from the center. Location on a big expressway that looked more like a bar stop you'd see in the US. Nothing else around beside old crumbling buildings and a gas station.

Despite all the bravado on the website, the place was rather disappointing.
First the service was very spotty, took a good 20min to get the beer flight with all beers mixed up (the place was near empty) - second food order clearly shows a wide variety of kinkhali all priced per piece - and out of all the choices, only one was available, the guy told me I had to take 5 pieces min. Main dish, I went for wild trout with pomegranate sauce - which had zero of it on it - this is a classical Georgian fruit available even on the street. Rest of the food menu sports the classical US themed food with a few Georgia options.

Not much atmosphere, no music, and despite the warming sun outside they kept all shades down which added to the cold inside (yes, many place sin Georgia feel cold, maybe poor insulation).

Nine beers total - all quite basic and unmemorable beside, maybe their Taj-Mahal IPA and Honey Ale. Not badly executed but truly uninspired with some showing some flaws. Really did not help that the waiter mixed most of them, luckily I was able to spot the style.

Overall, ok to visit once - total for all that around 10€, half for the beers. At that point, not worth riding all the way across the other side of North Tbilisi to visit the second location.

gave a cheers!

7.6
Setting - 8 | Selection - 6 | Service - 8 | Food - 7 | Value - 9 | Overall - 7

Tried this spot after wanting to go to their BBQ location which was closed during winter time.

Modern interior akin to a sports bar - a board with the beer names and some of the brewing process - 9 in total but during my visit they only had 2 on draft - bartender explained that the brewery was working on new equipment and was not brewing until ready.

Foodwise, again a menu very centered on US/UK type of grubs - however, I managed to snag the Georgian smoked cheese sticks, a very good alternative to the usual Mozzarella sticks.

They also have a bigger fridge with a nice Georgian craft beer selection (roughly 20 sorts) - and oddly enough none of their beers in bottle.

After a few craft beer sports in the capital - I more and more convinced that SMA bar is the place to go for craft beers and a god rotation.


7.6
Setting - 8 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - 7 | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Nice modern bar, two open kitchens plus a small upstairs room dedicated to the wine - actual taproom for Lost Ridge Brewery so all the beers available will be from that brewery.
3 beers on draft (wit, Belgian pale and a blonde) and they also had what seemed a new Saison with acacia flowers only available in 75cl bottle. No flight but possible to get a sample.

Food menu was a special thai wknd so I did not get to try the regular menu - the curry panang I had was good and nicely spicy. They also have a good variety of wines with platters to go along.

Beerwise, the choice of the brewery really is around Belgian styles - what I tried was decent while not groundbreaking. Friendly service in English - bit taken aback when the guy wanted to help me pick the beer by doing a comparison with Leffe.
Fair prices, the 33cl draft was 7 lari whereas a bottle was 8.


7.6
Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 8 | Food - 7 | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

A huge taproom next to the brewery in a large industrial unit. There is seating for 100+ people and they keep the place warm on even the coldest nights. There are 8 cask and 11 taps of mainly Green Duck beers, plus a huge selection of spirits. The place is tastefully decorated. It’s just 10 minutes walk from Stourbridge Junction station. Friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Basic food is available. The entrance to this place is on Rufford Road. Do NOT go into the Gainsborough industrial estate as Google tells you to. If you walk into the industrial estate and the gate closes behind you, then you are trapped and can’t get out. Don’t be like me!! I got trapped in the industrial estate so you don’t have to :-)


8.4
Setting - 8 | Selection - 10 | Service - 7 | Food - 7 | Value - 9 | Overall - 8

Nice little bar which actually is the taproom for Megobrebi - a trend in Georgia where a lot of breweries have a bar serving as an official taproom albeit with a different name. The bar is fully owned by the brewery same thing for Svia Craft and other brewery that also have restaurants.

9 beers on draft and one seltzer as well as around 8 other cans to drink on the spot or to take away, food menu with some variety - some Georgian snacks, but the rest of the food remains focused on US burgers. I just ate the Georgian black garlic bread with garlic sauce which I have also seen in Russian snacks.
Possibility to have a sampler tray with 5 of their beers - friendly service in English.

Enjoyed the setting, a bit underground with a bar theme in line with the beer labels that mix Georgian culture with a modern twist. Value always a plus

Place is in the old town and very close to a bunch of other craft beer bars of the capital.