Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > Village Draft House
428 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760535.789867 -78.660870
Mon., Sun. 24 Hours;Tue. - Sat. 11am - 2am
Looking For Good Bar Service? Don't Come Here! – I've heard about the good beer selection, which was very true, but the horrible service I received to get my beers, was not at all worth it. The bar was not even full, but all the bartenders were huddled in the corner talking and completely ignoring me and my friends. When we got the attention of one of them, they acted bothered when we asked for more drinks. I love having a variety of beers, but I'd rather go to a bar with good bartenders and drink cheap domestics all day!
Disappointed – I hate to say it, but after being really excited to try this place, I was let down. We arrived around 7pm on a sunday night and waited for a while just to SEE the hostess, let alone get seated. We liked that we got a booth and the nice TVs showing football, but the good stuff ended there. My "homemade sundried tomato alfredo" pasta w/chicken was luke-warm and tasted average -- like something i could have heated up at home. My boyfriend's corned beef sandwich had too much fat on it, and the fries could have been from arbys.
I enjoy eating out and put a lot of time into selecting restaurants (often based on citysearch reviews), but this time the reviews were way off. While they may have a large selection of beers, we won't be going back for a meal anytime soon.
Very busy on weekends, but I take that as a great sign! – I am suprised that anyone has had a bad experience at Village Draft House. I am a frequent diner at this establishment and I love the variety of the menu and the food is always great. The service is exceptional and even when they are very busy you are checked upon by everyone on the floor. The managers are very friendly and make the restaurant a neighborhood place to visit. The beer selection is phenomenal and for microbrews the prices are outstanding. Draft Houses cannot be held to the same standards as four or five star restaurants, sometimes I think people forget that, and others are looking for free food or to be pampered.
Fantastic burgers – We frequent the Village Draft House after Church on Sundays. The burgers are always fantastic and I never get tired of eating them. They have probably 15 - 20 different burgers to choose from and I haven't had a bad one yet.
Good bar, bad food. – Cameron Village is a nice area so I was surprised when we walked in to a typical "bar". There were about a dozen TVs, all but one on sports. My husband was thrilled that they have trivia, but no one was playing. We were promptly greeted by a nice waitress. She brought us our drinks and food quickly. I ordered spinach artichoke dip...yuck. It was watery and very bland. My husband had the chili and a Caesar salad which were average. It wasn't that smokey, but it was a Tuesday night and the bar was barely half full. I can see Village Draft House as a good spot for happy hour or drinks, but eat before you go!
nice atmosphere – A wide variety of people frequent the Draft House. Try the pickle chips if you go - they're addictive. $3 wings on Sundays. The service is pretty good - all the waitresses are friendly. Sometimes the service can be a little slow, but when you're with a bunch of friends and laughing, who cares?
Cameron Village fills the neighborhood bar niche with this high-energy hot spot. – In Short
Imagine a cross between a sports bar and a diner with decent music and you'll have some idea of this Cameron Village hangout. With such a compelling neighborhood vibe, a huge selection of beers on tap and an eclectic kitchen, there's no need to wait on the big game to pay the place a visit. The Village Draft House is known for its burgers, but there's a lot of good suprises on the menu.
The Best Choice – I have been to the Village Draft House once, and will certainly be going again. The food is wonderful, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, and there were absolutely no problems. I highly recommend this-- definitely come to this rather than a TGI Friday's or another chain.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE – I just had lunch at Village Draft House. I've been there several times before with an average experience, but today was TERRIBLE. We arrived and were seated at 1:10 p.m. We were not able to place our order until 1:20 and we did not get our food until 1:40. Our server spent more time talking to friends and co-workers than she did waiting on us. She didn't bring us our food. Another server did. She never came and checked on us to see if everything was okay. We had to ask other servers for a box for leftovers and to take our payment. In addition, we were brought the wrong dressing with our stuffed mushrooms and the lettuce in my salad was OLD and should have been thrown away instead of served. I hope the owner or manager reads this review and has a talk with the servers.
Good food & service, bad smoke – I like the food and the prices are not too bad. The worst thing about this place is the overwhelming cigarette smoke allowed at the bar that permeates the whole restaurant.
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