The Tied House is a decent neighborhood pub. They do have an outdoor patio and a couple TVs. The beer I hear is okay, but I don't drink beer, so I wouldn't really know. The food is hit or miss, but some items are decent. My favorite is the grilled new orleans prawns entree, served with a spicy cream sauce over a circle of rice. The chicken tenders are spicy, and just okay. The brewer's platter is usually good, and the tequila shrimp and scallops appetizer is one of the better items on the menu -- served in a boat with a heavy cream sauce. I am not a fan of their chicken caesar salad, or any of their blackened chicken dishes, nor the blackened catfish. They use a lot of cayenne/paprika type spices on their blackened foods, and I find the candied walnuts bothersome on their house salad. The tortilla soup is cheesy and heavy for soup, and the harvest squash quesadilla is not flavorful. I don't like the barley trout either, as it is bland as well. That said, the Tied House is an okay place for a gorgonzola burger. They have wild game burgers and alligator sausage. The elkburgers fall apart, and the ostrich tastes like chicken, but the buffalo burgers are awesome. Everyone loves the big refillable beer jugs. It's a fine place to go if you are familiar with the food and order one of the better items. The trellis of the outdoor patio is covered with flowering vines, and it is nice to sit outside in the summmer. The interior of Tied House is brick (painted cement?) and high ceilinged, with a wooden bar. 2.2
The Tied House is one of my regular haunts when I have my weekend warrior duty with the Air National Guard. It's a decent place to grab a burger and a few glasses of handcrafted ale. We usually stick to the typical bar fare of burgers, fried squid, etc., and it's always decent.
Last week, I tried the hangar steak, Medium Rare of course. I was very pleasantly surprised. The steak was charred on the outside, medium rare on the inside, and cut into slices that were placed around a mound of mashed potatoes. The steak was outstanding. Tender, delicious, and well prepared. The skirt steak looks equally interesting, but, I haven't tried this yet. So, if you're in the area, definately try one of their house brews with the hangar steak. You won't be dissapointed.
Tied house is a neighborhood brewpub with a great friendly atmosphere. The large dining and bar space is very open, but really nothing special. However, the food is excellent ranging from interesting salads to great burgers and fish and pasta dishes. We often get take out because it is so fast and tasty. They also have a beer club where you get a mug with your name on it that hangs on the wall. I've been to brewpubs with better decor, but few top the neighborhood feel and quality of the food and beer.
I want to like the Tied House. I truly do. The beer is fairly decent and its in a great location. This one is near my place in Mountain View, while the one in SJ is in San Pedro which is convenient for catching a Sharks game. But it just never lives up to my expectations. The food is over priced and is just not good; not even for pub standards. Sure you get half off appetizers during happy hour, but the selections are mediocre. Go for the beer, but don't go for dinner. If you want the full package, go to Gordon Biersch.
This place has much better ambiance than it's San Jose counterpart. The food is excellent. Burgers are fantastic and the starters and salads aren't your regular bar/brewpub fare. A good place to just hang out although it's fancy enough to bring friends for a nice dinner.
And the beer. Just fantastic and always fresh. Personal favorite is the Hefeweizen but the Amber is quite great. The Oktoberfest is just incredible. It's unfortunate that it's only brewed seasonally.
So the Tied House is down the street for me. Beer is ok, food is good, the scene is pretty easy going. I usually walk over once a week to grab a couple beers. Staff and people are friendly and they always have the game on. Support your local brew pub.
This place is great. The happy hours are amazing. $2 pints and half price appitiezers....man you can't go wrong. The other great thing is that if you really like the beer you can get gallon jugs to go. You can even bring the jugs back to be refilled for cheap, real cheap. Happy hours end too soon during the week (at 6) but go until closing on saturday.
A good brewery in a great spot in downtown Mountain View. The beer is cold and fresh, the bartenders are friendly. The beer is cheap at happy hour, and I recommend, if you go often, picking up a jug to refill (only $5 for about 60oz.!!). Oh, and if you're hungry, the nachos are good, as are the fish and chips. Not many veggie options.