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“Good beer, unique vibe” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bandwagon Brewpub

Bandwagon Brewpub
Ranked #45 of 260 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Saratoga Springs, New York
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258 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good beer, unique vibe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Came here for a late night beer on a recent weekend night. The first thing I notice walking into this brewpub is the crowd which was a college crowd (no surprise) which was different from most brewpubs I've been to. The room was packed which is a good sign but also very loud. The decor and vibe was a little hipster-ish (the tables are ugly). It was a little hard to find some place to stand with all the tables being full and the actual bar area being quite small (there is a 2nd bar area in the next room but that was packed as well). They have a great selection of beers between their own and other breweries along with a good selection of wines. The beers we had (Pirate Eye P.A. and the Hefe-Wheat were good but didn't "wow" us. I would give this a second chance and try out some other beers the next time I'm in town.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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English first
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Try another place instead!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stopped here to try their microbrews. They were out of the IPA, so I had a dark IPA. It was middle-of-the-road at best. The tomato-basil soup was like someone opened a can of crushed tomatoes & heated it. I got the Thai curry. Boring and overcooked! My sister got a mixed green salad. It was very small for the price. AND: the service was lacking. There are so many other choices in the Ithaca Commons. Choose the others!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Ithaca, New York
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Brews in a basement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

The young staff serves up great rotating microbrews in batches that last a week or so, and finer food than pubgrub.

Visited April 2012
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Ithaca, New York
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food, cool atmosphere, and an ok serving staff...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

We love the food here and the hostess is perfect. The bar staff in the lounge area was far from impressive and carried on a great conversation with themselves instead of guests. Our server was ok but when there were two portion sizes she failed to ask which size we wanted and we ended up with meals larger then we wanted.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teri T
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