Beer garden brewing up nicely Restaurants, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm
An ambitious plan to open a beer garden is becoming reality downtown at the corner of Villa and Bryant streets. Steins Beer Garden proprietor Ted Kim said the revamp of the building he is leasing at 895 Villa is costing nearly $2 million and may be complete in February.
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Posted by Alex M, a resident of the Willowgate neighborhood, on Jan 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm
It may be competition for Tied House, maybe not.
Tied house brews their own beer and has what I call "exotic pub food" on the menu, like ostrich burgers and smoked salmon fish and chips.
This new beer garden sounds like it's more of a gourmet restaurant that serves distinctive beers, rather than a craft-beer pub that serves pub food.
Both have their place, although I think restaurants that place beer as a centerpiece eventually evolve into pubs that serve food, in which case they two establishments would then be competing on the same turf.
Posted by Max Hauser, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm Max Hauser is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
Garrett, you will be able to have a pub crawl with at least THREE neighboring beer gardens, once Steins opens.
SteakOut, 383 Castro at California, has operated one using its outdoor seating and European draft beers since 2011. Plans exist there to rename the restaurant soon, to emphasize the beer garden feature.
Posted by Muriel, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm
We don't need DUI checkpoints in downtown mountain view, how about if we have people that can enjoy the pubs, not drink to excess and WALK home? If you can't walk home then be responsible and call yourself a taxi. Lots of 'em parked at the train station. If you choose to drink and drive then we don't need you in downtown mountain view!