Lyndale Tap House

On a recommendation we decided to give the Lyndale Tap a try. Mighty close to uptown but the menu looked great and the beer list included a couple we had not yet seen.

SOME COMMENTS ON THE PLACE

Not very unique given the location. Low tables, high tables, and a bar.  trev noted that for a place that specializes in PIT specialties the PIT was nowhere to be seen. The crowd was mostly 20 something and well trimmed but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.  We arrived for the happy hour which had truly outstanding prices. This may be the best kept secret just off Lake Street.  Taps were half price (typically ran $5-6 before discount) and the appetizer specials were wonderful. We ate many and recommend the fries especially. Cheese is layered throughout instead of just on the top. Very nice,

SOME COMMENTS ON THE HELP

‘Twas a friendly staff but mostly business-like. Got to be hard to find as the end of the happy hour approached. Not the lively help we are used to in our normal haunts, but they did their jobs.

THE FOOD, THE FOOD

Other than the beer, the food was the strength of the place. The pit food was great and the helpings were appropriate. For easily under ten dollars you can eat a fine cuban sandwich or a pulled pork wonderland. As we said earlier, the appetizers were also great and the beer selection was better than many, although what seemed to be a deep selection turned out a little thin as they were out of two of the beers.

OTHER THINGS WE THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW

The bathroom is downstairs (sounds like one of our places) but it is wood inlaid and across the hall from a Pilates joint. The floor seemed to be solid and the place was clean enough that we could have brought any leftovers (there were none) and eaten off the sink.

Parking may be challenging but we all found spots somewhere without a fee.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.