Tucson >Food & Dining > Gentle Ben's Brewing Co
865 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ | Directions 8571932.231966 -110.958033
Monday To Wednesday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM Thursday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Ward 6, West University
Carna Asada Quesadilla/Habanero Sauce – I'm from NY, but what I do know is good Mexican food when I have it. Theirs is good, very good. with the exception of one young waitress, Haley. I went there yesterday, and thought I was in a funeral home, so I took my order to go, when I got home I realized they didnt even get my order right, and I live on the east side but I thought the food would be worth the drive. The people were'nt friendly at all, it's like they did'nt even want to be their. I'm a very friendly person, so I said high to the bartender (Krystal) she looked at me didnt even smile and walked away, your there to do the job you were hired for, at least pretend your happy.
If people are working in a pub such as Gentle Ben's, a landmark. I was their in 1977 when I came to Tucson, now...the Margaritas are good, infact excellant but the service was horrible.
Not the worst ever – But definitely don't see myself becoming a regular (if someone else buys I'll try to steer them somewhere else). With so many other places to grab a drink and food on University/6th St./4th Ave (the last two in easy walking distance) why waste your time?
Meh – Food was OK. Beer -- run of the mill. Service was OK. Tucson isn't a great beer town, but it has much better than Gentle Ben's. They do fine with the student hordes, they won't miss my business.
Brew good but food not so good – I really big beer lover. they brew beer that has great flavor. i don't go to eat here but i enjoy most all of brews. really lucky good.
great beer and chow – i visited a while ago and sampled many beers.....to my delight they were really good, apart from being served chilled as us brits like our warm beer...marstons pedigree and bass pale ale are brewed on my doorstep in burton on trent, england..so i know a good beer when i taste one or two...my aim before i go back to blighty is to sample as many brews in all the brewerys in tucson, ready for when i move here in time for xmas....cheers !!
beerreviewnumberonemyass – it is so obvious that beerreview1 works for nimbus, it makes me ill. and so does nimbus beer. the end
Maybe the worst excuse for a brewery EVER! – Where is the brewery? It's not there. The beer is brewed off site at a location now called Barrio Brewing. This place is an old run down dirty hut and the beer taste like the place looks too. The food at the location where they brew their beer is impossible to stomach. I review breweries professionally for a living and seldom do I run across one so poorly put together with no positives to write about. This place takes the cake and so does their University location known as Gentle Ben's! NOT AT ALL RECOMMENDED! Only a bum would go to eat and drink there but I don't believe they would work for the food or beer.
A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon – On a pleasant Sunday afternoon in September, just after the college crew arrived, my Wife & I went to Tuscon, took a walk, rode the trolley and at the dead head a passenger asked "Where can I get a cold beer?" The Motorman pointed towards a non descript brick building. It was Gentle Ben's.
We went in, sat down at the bar, were greeted and served promptly & pleasantly. The place was empty!
The ales were very good! I had some IPA, the Heffe & the stout. We also had a snack, which was excellant and the menu looked good.
Micro brews are an acquired taste.....so the Bud, Bud Lite, etc, etc, etc people generally do not like them.
Cannot attest to anything else but my visit was very good and I will be back, even though it is almost 2 hours from home, where Texas based Shiner Heffeweizen is called an imported beer!
Good beer – The beers they make are good. The food leaves little to rave about and the service isn't the greatest. Stay away from this place anytime during weekend.
Amazing Beer, Great Food – I am not sure where the other reviewers went, but this place has been a long time favorite of mine. The beer is really good and there is a lot of variety, I have to say the same for the menu. The service is good and the atmoshpere is casual. The only reason people may not like this place is if they are used to Budweiser or Miller beer and McDonald's food. As a long time fan of Microbrews (and food) I feel that Gentle Ben's is certainly worth checking out!
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