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Barbecue, beer and biscuits

Original post made on Dec 23, 2016

Don't miss the oversized biscuits, barbecue made in a 750-pound wood smoker and handcrafted brews at the reinvented Dan Gordon's in Palo Alto.

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Posted by M2
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

You Didn't mention they charge $8.75 for a beer. The place is ridiculously over priced even for pa. Also they suspend happy hour for "big sporting events" which is whatever they decide is "big".


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Posted by cheeseguy
a resident of Palo Verde
on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:10 am

I actually liked the interior of the former Gordon Biersch (GB) better than the current place. The new place is bright, loud, and the long bar (which maximizes noise and minimizes the ability to socialize) looks exactly like a dozen other places in PA. In fact, it looks exactly like the place next door (Tacolicious). The old place had the bar set aside in the back where you could view the brewery. Now the brewery has become an afterthought and is barely visible. Also agree with M2 above that the $10 (with tip) tap beer is pretty outrageousky priced and the unpredictable happy hour is insulting. The food is fine, but also pretty much a rip off for what you get.
Want a better vibe, cheaper prices, and more interesting beer? I would suggest Freewheel Brewing Company in Redwood City.


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Posted by john_alderman
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:03 am

john_alderman is a registered user.

@M2 - To be fair, they charge 4.75 for a regular sized glass of beer, and the 8.75 is for those oversized (1/2 liter?) glasses. I do find it a little expensive overall, especially relative to the size of the portions, but it isn't overpriced relative to the rest of overpriced downtown Palo Alto (see the $5 tacos next door).



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Posted by M2
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

A "regular" sized beer there is the .5 liter. Which is 17 ounces. IOW a pint.

Go to the rose and crown etc and a pint is $6. No tax added on top which DG also does and after tip you are over $10 for a pint of beer.

Considering they are brewing their own it's even more ridiculous. Not sure how many suckers will keep paying that.


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