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“Outstanding beer selection, good & quick food” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Tusk Pub & Wine Bar
165 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 472-1934
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Ranked #64 of 618 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Oswego, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding beer selection, good & quick food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

For me, no visit to Syracuse is complete without a stop at the Tusk. The beer selection is extraordinary, possibly the best in all of upstate New York. New drafts are rotated in constantly, and the taps are impeccably maintained. The beer is always fresh. The staff are knowledgeable, and to be there is to be surrounded by people who really know and love their beer.

The food is quite good, too. Although the Armory Square neighborhood that the Tusk is where Syracuse's best restaurants tend to be concentrated, I often end up eating at the Tusk. Many good sandwiches, good soup and chili, daily specials. The booths and, in summer, the outdoor tables make for very comfortable eating.

In sum, a great Syracuse institution.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A pub where you can come in to meet friends or just by yourself and with a great book. Huge selection of beers on tap and friendly environment.

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“You can't say NO to good beer and snacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Not just another bar on Armory Square, a legend and well known place, the Blue Tusk is a must try when you are in Syracuse.

Visited February 2013
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Haverhill, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good location, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Was looking for a spot for a beer and a bite to eat, visiting from out of town for work. At first, when they told us that the food was a sandwich bar that you went up to order from, we hesitated. Glad we stayed, because the sandwich was a meal in and of itself. Turkey breast that was fresh off the bird, lettuce, sun dried tomatoes, Brie, on Italian bread, chewy and delicious. Great beer selection too. I had a Pyramid Hefeweizen. Not a place for a fancy sit down, or a multiple course 2 hour experience, but if you wand friendly staff, good beer, and a great sandwich, give it a whirl.

Visited April 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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257 reviews 257 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Beer Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Situated in downtown Syracuse it has a great location between restuarants, shopping and theatres. Come here for a great beer selection as that's what their known for. Always a hopping place, this place provides a good atmosphere while enjoying a beer off their extensive menu of choices.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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