Hello Beerchachos and Beerchachas.
This weekend we had our second official Local Joints review. This is just the second of a series of installments. We are going to visit random places and tell you, the Beersboro crowd, what we think of each place. We will review a place in 4 categories:
The beer Selection, Service, Scene and drink Specials
This week’s Joint is Piedmont Ale House in Burlington NC. A locally owned bar that has been opened since 2007. We know Beersboro should be about Greensboro and surrounding areas , but we just ran into this place and decided to do a review on it. We will try our best to keep it closer to home next time, we promise :)
So let’s get started!
This place has a great beer selection. Their Draft options are really good. I asked one of the bartenders if they had a beer list, she said no and the reason being is that they update their draft selection pretty often. So it was refreshing to know that they carry new beers and switch it up once in a while to keep us in our toes.
So when it comes to beer, we give Piedmont Ale House 5 out of 5 Jimmy Carters
You still don’t know why we use Jimmy carters?
They do have some pretty decent beer specials. The only bad thing is that they don’t have them posted anywhere. Their site seems to be broken and their FB has not been updated in over a week. So we are giving the Piedmont Ale house the benefit of the doubt since they did have decent beer specials the day we were there.
So even though they do have specials, we give are giving them 3 out of 5 Jimmy Carters
You need to have that posted somewhere online you guys :)
It has that traditional pub feel. Kind of dark inside but that is how we like it. It is nice and cozy and it definitely has that family operated feel. Plus they have a nice little patio. The only negative is the room in the back. No windows and its almost like you are closed out from the rest of the bar.
On Scene we are giving them 4 out of 5 Jimmy Carters
Note: These guys have NFL Sunday ticket, so this should be a great spot to go watch your favorite football team.
Ok so this the only issue with this bar. They have bar tables around the area but you don’t have servers. The bartenders themselves are the ones that go out to the floor and ask if you would like something to drink. We sat at the bar and we were still struggling to get service. And that place was not packed that night.
There are a couple of bartenders that were really good. This really nice guy wearing a hat was very attentive but he was in the patio are most of the time and he was also seen stocking beer. The other one was the same. She was super nice but we saw her stocking beer most of the night.
We did encounter a couple of big offenders. There was a bartender just standing near the POS system in the corner looking at her IPhone most of the time and ignored customers. Well some customers. She did help the ones that yelled her name. We witnessed 2 tables leave that night because nobody came up to them.
For the service we are giving Piedmont 1 out of 5 Jimmy Carters
The good bartenders that we were lucky to have for a couple of minutes need to be in charge of running this place for sure.
In conclusion, great beer selection and classic pub feel. They need to work on their online presence, advertise their specials better and fire half the bartenders ( or train them better, whatever).
Location- 1149 St Marks Church Rd Burlington, NC 27215
If you have visited the Piedmont Ale House lately and would like to add some feedback on your personal experience, please add a comment to the post. All comments and suggestions are welcome.