Snap that tap! (get 'em!)
This place is great, and I’m so glad I found it. It’s a few doors down from our fave movie destination, The Roxie. Just look for the pool table and the be-geared “Gestalt” logo. When you get there, plunk yourself down on a bar stool and order a beefy (OR VEGAN!) sausage and a fancy beer. If you are riding your bike, no problem! There are some bike-hooks on the wall that are rarely used, so hang-er-up and enjoy!
The bartenders are not to be trifled with, so be sure to tip. I saw a beefy bartender rip the metal handle right off the Napa Smith Pale Ale tap, spraying delicious beer everywhere. The Napa is RIP until they either get a welder or a decent bike mechanic to fix that tap. So if you’re in the mood for a pale, try the Sierra Nevada… mmmm.
One awesome perk of Gestalt: above the bar TVs. Not a fan of Olympic hockey? No problem! Just avoid tilting your head upwards! When the game is over, the TVs are turned off.
It's the orange that makes it
The art on the wall is pretty sweet, and affordable, too! After a couple liters of Leffe, I was almost ready to fork over the shillings for one of those beautiful fabric silhouette pieces.
The single unisex bathroom boasts some really fantastic design. You can tell a lot of thought and effort was put into giving this a “dirty south dive bar” kind of feel. And the whole “Bring Your Own TP” thing is a nice touch, too. Well done!
Real "Dirty South"