Tucson >Gentle Ben's Brewing Co
I wish I would have read the reviews before I went!. Don't waste your time or your money in this place, You will be doing yourself a favor. The beer is about the worst I've ever had and the food is not much better.
Upchuck Yuk!. What positive can be said for this place and its beer? Upchuck Yuck! Quite possibly the worst place that claims to be a brewer of beers. Far from it, not worth it, DON"T GO THERE, you will end up regretting it. I did.
If its for the beer forget it.. Gentle Ben's re-opened at its new location some years ago and has never recovered. The beer is, as the previous reviewers state, below recommendation. Food and service depends on when you go, 11:15 AM in a nice sunny winter day outside on the patio? A pleasant experience. 1 hours later when you have to be seated in the foul smelling, awful looking interior and you are in for disappointment all around.
This Place Needs Work In the Worst Way!. I think this place is supposidly a college bar? A Micro- brewery? A Food Serving Establishment? None of which they do well. For a college Bar it is booring. For a Microbrewery, they should give it up because it is by far the worst microbrew beer in Arizona. I was told by one of their servers "the beer was fairly good three or four years ago, but the owner ran off the only good brewer the place ever had and the problem with the beer served today was Gentle Ben's has been through three brewers in less than a year due to the owner and that was why the beer was not so good" Well I say to them "OUIT BREWING UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT!" And finally the food could be much better. I don't thik I would return to this place and would not recommend it to anyone!
Not worth the visit. I've been traveling in Arizona the last two weeks making sure I visit all the Microbreweries in the state on my visit. I was not impressed with this place at all. The service was lousy, the atmosphere was certianly lacking and the place had a stinch that made me not want to be there long. My food was cold after a long wait for it to be delivered to my table. This was only highlighted by the beer I drank during my long wait, I feel bad to have to write it but, none of the beers I tried were very good when compared to most of the other brewery's I been to in Arizona. This place needs a new brewer in the worst way or just give it up and buy their beers from other Arizona Brewery's, they would be much better off.
Good munchies, great home-brewed beer and a DJ who spins on the weekends. What more could students want from life?.
Gentle Ben's started out as a tiny drinking spot, but as its popularity grew, a move to a larger building on the edge of campus was necessary. The two-story Ben's accommodates University of Arizona folks lunching from a full menu of tasty burgers and quesadillas at the first floor tables.
Nine of the brewery's original ales, stouts and porters (and a few seasonal brews) are made on location, ranging from airy to fruit-flavored. All are highly recommended. The same microbrews as well as Corona, Bud and Coors are also available upstairs on the inside-outside balcony.
While You're There
On Thursday and Friday nights live bands play everything from reggae to rock on the balcony. DJs from Cool Mix Productions act as pied pipers calling everyone from the Greek system on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
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