Don't go out of your way for this place unless your purpose is in the appreciation of the resurrection of old buildings into new. Originally built in 1852 and having served as a hotel up until the 60's, then as a printing plant in later years, they did a very nice job transforming a dump (the pictures are in the entranceway) into a very nice and cozy venue.
OK, the beer. 11 Taps with an unfortunate lineup of Coors, Sam Adams (yawn), Killian's (ditto), Bud, Michelob Light (add adjectives here), with a couple of drinkable’s in Bass, New Castle, Paulaner and Sierra Nevada. I think I did spot a Guinness tap way down the end. They have their own “Pinhead Susan’s Ale” on, which wasn’t a bad rendition of a decent Pale Ale, properly hopped and very fresh. I asked the bar lady who made it, and she wasn’t sure but mentioned something about Kobor’s. OK. They’ve been around a while. Went bankrupt a half dozen times or so, and now being made (maybe) by contract somewhere.
On their menu, which looks pretty decent, they claim to be an "Irish Bar." That explains the lack of Smithwick's on tap then, which luckily I found at O'Leary's across the river in Scotia. I would not hesitate to come back here and eat, as the menu is extensive and the ambiance is quite nice. But for the beer. Nah.