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“Nice beer selection, very loud after work”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Arena Tavern

Arena Tavern
Ranked #47 of 422 Restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are an Upscale Sports Bar with 70 Flat Screen TV's. We also have 36 Beers on Tap. Large selection of craft beers. Come try our new Smokehouse menu. We also have Steaks, Burgers, Sandwiches and Salads.
New York
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice beer selection, very loud after work”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We've been here a few times with folks from work and the drink selection, especially beer, has seemed above average. This trip was just average as the servers in the bar area really didn't know anything about the beers they were serving. I don't know if it was a combination of the loud music and general din of the area but someone from our group asked for an IPA and got a cider. I don't think that any of the first three beers that came out to the group were correct.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Morrow, Ohio
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bar food”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

It w a pretty good place if you have low expectations. Ate thee twice the first time was good and I had the pulled pork the second time was bad and I had the Philly. Good place to watch a game or get a drink but the food isn't that great.

Visited January 2013
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Duluth, Georgia
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Still horrible after all these years”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I stopped going to this place 2 years ago. I could not take the horrible food and service anymore not to mention the so called 'managers' that work there. What jokes they are.
So we hit up a Gladiators game on MLK and my friend asked about going to the Arena Tavern. I went along since it had to be better than before and after all the bad reviews something had to have changed. WRONG!!! Beer..flat as can be. Food...still horrible. Service..what is that? When you are only one of 5 people in the entire place you shouldn't have to get up and find your server to get another beer. Then to have to wait another 10 minutes until that beer gets there is also a joke. We were the only people having a drink! It is beer..grab the tap and pull! Then we asked for napkins and got cocktail napkins. Really? No real full size napkins around? Did we get silverware..of course not. Just go to Marlow's for a great meal and wonderful service/

  • Visited January 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Only because it's close to the Gwinnett Center”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went recently just before a Gladiators game.. The menu was big and there were some nice options. Problem is, they served some really bad food.. We had six people. 2 were very disappointed and the rest just OK with the meal.

Beef brisket BBQ sandwich and the meatball sub both tasted as if they burned while being kept warm.. Meatball was still edible, beef was sent back for a burger.. Of the two burgers, one was very over cooked..

We did complain, but did not have the time for them to bring us replacement meals. That being said, if they had only messed up on one item, there would be room for some leeway. But when 3/5 of the food is questionable, it indicates a more systemic kitchen problem.

We wont be going back.,

  • Visited January 2013
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good meal.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Food was good, waitress was friendly and beers were on special. Menu has good variety, and everyone in my group was happy with their selection - i had pot roast, which I enjoyed. I stop here again.

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