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2012-09-19 03:30:25 AM
$4 pints are okay, not outstanding. Most pubs in my neck of the woods with decent ales on tap have happy hours with these prices.
 
2012-09-19 03:32:25 AM
Mormons! (To pick up the barrels, turn them over and watch contents go down the drain with nary a whimper.)
 
2012-09-19 03:35:38 AM
I can drink the hell out of beer
 
2012-09-19 03:40:06 AM
I stayed overnight once in Silver Spring. Be careful not to trip over the needles on the sidewalk.
 
2012-09-19 05:24:44 AM

Aussie_As: $4 pints are okay, not outstanding. Most pubs in my neck of the woods with decent ales on tap have happy hours with these prices.


$4 a pint is a sale? That adds up to $24 for a six pack. Even if it's just 12oz bottles, that adds up to $18. Awfully pricey stuff.
 
2012-09-19 06:03:53 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: $4 a pint is a sale?


DC area prices for a microbrew pint are usually $7-8
 
2012-09-19 06:07:54 AM

ko_kyi: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: $4 a pint is a sale?

DC area prices for a microbrew pint are usually $7-8


This. By NYC prices, that's damn near free.
 
2012-09-19 06:17:25 AM
QH is a great little place - nice selection of beer, very good burgers, and excellent... tater tots! Although the layout seems unlikely, it's also a great venue for some killer rock&roll on Fri/Sat nights. $4 is a very nice price for higher quality beers in the DC area.

By the way, if you've seen Bar Rescue, that excrebly bad Pirate Bar is right across the street. Been there, tried to give it a fair shot. It's as bad as the show portrayed it. You have been warned. Arrrr.
 
2012-09-19 07:57:30 AM
This place is literally 1 block from my apartment so I'm getting a kick etc.

I like good beer but I'm not very knowledgeable about such things. Anybody have any recommendations of what I should try when I go?
 
2012-09-19 08:27:32 AM
Lol, I need to stop by. I went to school K-12 with Gordon. We had our ten-year HS reunion at QH.
 
2012-09-19 08:34:48 AM
We're needed!
 
TO THE FARKMOBILE
 
2012-09-19 08:59:21 AM
"The Quarry House Tavern has more beer than it knows what to do with." 


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2012-09-19 09:04:04 AM

MysteryMachine: This place is literally 1 block from my apartment so I'm getting a kick etc.

I like good beer but I'm not very knowledgeable about such things. Anybody have any recommendations of what I should try when I go?


Sierra Nevada Torpedo is the only IPA I do not like.

Too hoppy.
 
2012-09-19 09:32:35 AM
I'm originally from an adjoining community so I'm getting a buzz out of these replies. Never heard of this place though. *checks address* oh no wonder. It's on Georgia Ave.
 
2012-09-19 09:42:24 AM
Would love to go, but that's a trip from where I am.

MysteryMachine: This place is literally 1 block from my apartment so I'm getting a kick etc.

I like good beer but I'm not very knowledgeable about such things. Anybody have any recommendations of what I should try when I go?


Just ask for a recommendation. A place that deals with a lot of craft beer is used with dealing with customers who don't know what the beers they have are like.
 
2012-09-19 09:46:49 AM

joshik72: QH is a great little place - nice selection of beer, very good burgers, and excellent... tater tots! Although the layout seems unlikely, it's also a great venue for some killer rock&roll on Fri/Sat nights. $4 is a very nice price for higher quality beers in the DC area.

By the way, if you've seen Bar Rescue, that excrebly bad Pirate Bar is right across the street. Been there, tried to give it a fair shot. It's as bad as the show portrayed it. You have been warned. Arrrr.


I'm kind of ashamed to admit how often I went to the Piratz Tavern when I lived in Silver Spring for a summer. I once saw a customer pay a 300 lb pirate wench/waitress $20 to take out her breast so he could fondle it in front of everyone.
 
2012-09-19 09:47:07 AM

joshik72: By the way, if you've seen Bar Rescue, that excrebly bad Pirate Bar is right across the street. Been there, tried to give it a fair shot. It's as bad as the show portrayed it. You have been warned. Arrrr.


Bar Rescue kinda screwed them (they are off the main lunch areas and they were redone as an "executive lunch spot", just like the half a dozen others a block away on the walking mall..) but they didn't learn anything from it. Went a month or less, then went back to the identical setup as before - same (overpriced, terrible) menu, same (overpriced, overpoured, terrible) drinks, etc...

I wanted to like it, I really did, but .. ugh.
 
2012-09-19 09:58:30 AM
Gentlemen, it is now time for us to bravely, if reluctantly, carry out our patriotic duty.

/uh huh huh huh, duty.
 
2012-09-19 09:59:03 AM
Used to take the kids on saturday to the Pirates Tavern, food was always terrible put the staff would go through the whole pirate history song and dance. Kids liked it. Not surprised it is gone though.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:01 AM

AncientLurker: Used to take the kids on saturday to the Pirates Tavern, food was always terrible put the staff would go through the whole pirate history song and dance. Kids liked it. Not surprised it is gone though.


It isn't gone, but it will be soon. They spent the money from the one-off crowds (closing, rescued, reopened) and expanded, but it is just as empty as it always was. Nice place to get a (moderately expensive) good bottled beer on the patio in the summer, but that is about it..
 
2012-09-19 10:26:48 AM
Fun fact: during snow(pocalypse/mageddon), QHT was the only place in town that was open. Wife and I trudged four blocks uphill in the snow from then-our apartment and had a fantastic time.

Showed up once after a concert in a tuxedo and nobody batted an eye.

See you 20910 farkers there at half-price burger night Mondays. 1/3-pound burger, tater tots, and a draft beer for ten bucks including tip? Hells to the yes. They even have a few decent ciders to keep the wife happy.

/the less said about piratz the better
 
2012-09-19 11:43:57 AM

Aussie_As: $4 pints are okay, not outstanding. Most pubs in my neck of the woods with decent ales on tap have happy hours with these prices.


These pints go for $7-$9 in suburban DC, so $4 is a nice sale price. My thing is I can never drink anything "Imperial" unless I'm a copilot. Seriously, it's like 2.5 beers in one.
 
2012-09-19 11:44:10 AM
I am sure I can help out....
 
2012-09-19 12:01:53 PM
I'm getting a kick out of these replies because this evening after running club, I'm going to the Lafayette Brewing Company where it's Pint Night and Imperial Pints of their brew will cost $2.50. Tomorrow is Brew Crew day and pints are $2.25 for Brew Crew members.
 
2012-09-19 03:05:01 PM
Thats right near where I used to live may have to go for a visit this weekend. hmmmmmmm
 
2012-09-19 04:25:25 PM
Hmm, Silver Springs isn't too far away. Might be time to go exploring with the Mrs.
 
2012-09-19 05:38:07 PM
The beer prices in DC are pathetic. You can find some that are reasonable prices, but it's not easy. If the beer is really good and they know it's good, yeah $6-8 a pint.

Went out to Oregon and felt like I was swimming in great beer at $2-3 a pint.
 
2012-09-19 11:14:06 PM
For good local beer, try to find yourself near a Duclaw. The food ranges from 'meh' down to 'wtf??' but the beer is really good. And IIRC its down around the $4-$6 range.
 
2012-09-21 01:02:33 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Aussie_As: $4 pints are okay, not outstanding. Most pubs in my neck of the woods with decent ales on tap have happy hours with these prices.

$4 a pint is a sale? That adds up to $24 for a six pack. Even if it's just 12oz bottles, that adds up to $18. Awfully pricey stuff.


Our tax on alcohol means beer in Oz is about $15 per sixer, or $40 for a 'slab' (that's four six-packs) at most outlets. Beer in pubs is usually more expensive. It occurred to me after i'd posted that the hoppy beers in the article are probably more expensive though. Most Australian beer is relatively lightly hopped with 'Pride of Ringwood' hops, which are bitter but not flavoursome. Nicely hopped beer is a very new thing in Australia, literally was impossible to find before about 2001, when a change to the tax laws allowed brewers to use more expensive ingredients without having to pay a shiatload of extra tax. Before that, tax was charged on the wholesale price of beer, meaning the cheaper the ingredients, the more profit for the brewery. This explains Fosters.

/when I'm low on funds, I home-brew really nice hoppy beers for about $12 per slab. I could do it cheaper but flavour hops are such wonderful things.
 
2012-09-21 01:05:54 AM

Broktun: MysteryMachine: This place is literally 1 block from my apartment so I'm getting a kick etc.

I like good beer but I'm not very knowledgeable about such things. Anybody have any recommendations of what I should try when I go?

Sierra Nevada Torpedo is the only IPA I do not like.

Too hoppy.


I've never met 'too hoppy'. You'd hate Punk IPA from Scotland. It's more bitter than grapefruit. Delicious.
 
2012-09-21 06:15:42 AM

Aussie_As: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Aussie_As: $4 pints are okay, not outstanding. Most pubs in my neck of the woods with decent ales on tap have happy hours with these prices.

$4 a pint is a sale? That adds up to $24 for a six pack. Even if it's just 12oz bottles, that adds up to $18. Awfully pricey stuff.

Our tax on alcohol means beer in Oz is about $15 per sixer, or $40 for a 'slab' (that's four six-packs) at most outlets. Beer in pubs is usually more expensive. It occurred to me after i'd posted that the hoppy beers in the article are probably more expensive though. Most Australian beer is relatively lightly hopped with 'Pride of Ringwood' hops, which are bitter but not flavoursome. Nicely hopped beer is a very new thing in Australia, literally was impossible to find before about 2001, when a change to the tax laws allowed brewers to use more expensive ingredients without having to pay a shiatload of extra tax. Before that, tax was charged on the wholesale price of beer, meaning the cheaper the ingredients, the more profit for the brewery. This explains Fosters.

/when I'm low on funds, I home-brew really nice hoppy beers for about $12 per slab. I could do it cheaper but flavour hops are such wonderful things.


If that's the tax on beer, I'm afraid to as how high other taxes are in your country.
 
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