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Bar, American, Pub
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Decent beers, nice personnel, but the owner is very unfriendly and really rude! I'd say stay away! If you like special beers book a holiday to Belgium!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2019

I had been walking around the city all day after taking the train from Zurich and was craving something from back home. I spotted this cafe and just had to go for it. The server was very pleasant and spoke English very well. I had...a chicken burger with fries that hit the spot perfectly after eating local cuisine for weeks on this European vacation. I enjoyed the food, company and people watching out the window.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We walked past this casual bar cum restaurant and we were drawn to the retro California diner style set up. Great selection of beers. We had dinner there. It's pub food and very generous serves and we loved our meals. Quick service and reasonably priced...too. Very friendly staff - Renarta made us feel most welcome. A great little place to just sit and take in the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

I saw multiple bartenders mixing sparkling water with draft beer. Now that might be a thing here, but a restaurant that claims to be American themed would never do that. Disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2017

My partner and I stopped in here after visiting Mount Pilatus, while on a short break in the area. This was an enjoyable and relaxing stop after a long day and provided a good (and wide) selection of beers and burgers. It was easy to...get something vegetarian, tasted pretty good and we didn't feel like we were breaking the bank (unlike most restaurants in Switzerland!). I'd recommend it for a chilled and (proportionately) not-too-expensive meal in Lucerne.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This place has great atmosphere done out in true California diner style complete with stools and all the posters. Food is very good and well priced. Burgers, steaks, pizza, pasta etc. and over 100 beers available!! What more could you want? Staff is friendly. We...went there two nights in a row.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Decorated a bit like a Hard Rock Café, only considerably smaller, this restaurant had probably the broadest selection of beers we encountered during two weeks in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, so if you are on Untappd, or just like to try new beers, this is...the place for you. Also, for the reviewer complaining about the price of water: just about any experienced traveler could have warned them that bottled water in pretty much any Western European restaurant would cost almost as much, or the same as a soft drink or a beer. Tap water MIGHT be available on request, for free, but it is normally considered very gauche to request it, as you are occupying a table that other paying customers might otherwise occupy who are paying for their beverages. Not meant to be a criticism of the reviewer, nor a dismissal of the very nice advantage of ice water in the U.S. - I ALWAYS request water, with or without a beer, at home. This is just a notable cultural difference, but one I can understand and gracefully tolerate.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

On a sweltering day, for three bottles of water at the bar, we were charged 15 CHF. I dread to think what a meal would have cost. NB Another bar nearby claimed not to know what 'tap water' was. Welcome to Switzerland!

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I was very surprised about the beer menu. 100 beers around the world. Very nice indeed. The bar restaurant is near my hotel and i was for a drink there. Like the USA theme by the way

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Delicious burgers and a choice of over 100 beers for all over the world. Highly recommend. Fast and friendly service.

Date of visit: March 2017
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