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It’s been nearly four years since The Underground Tap & Grill opened its doors in downtown Edmonton, in 2012. They quickly set themselves apart from other establishments by having 72 taps of beer, a vast selection in a city that had not yet seen the explosion of interest in microbreweries that was to come.

But, even through the rise of craft beer in Edmonton, The Underground Tap & Grill has been able to solidify its niche in the local market. They remain the bar with the most Alberta-based brews available on tap in the city, no small feat for a hidden gem in the basement of a building in the downtown core. “Our focus is local,” says general manager Kris Anthony. “We put a lot of thought into not having overlapping styles of beer. We want to have a selection of flavours on our taps at all times so patrons can experience the differences and the options.”

With seating for 145 guests, the bar is surprisingly spacious. When you enter the building, you have to descend on an escalator to get to the door of The Underground, but don’t let it deter you. As soon as you walk in and see the glowing bar and the continuous row of taps, any second thoughts will fade away. This is no seedy underground establishment; this is a fine-tuned hub that just so happens to be downstairs.

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    November 2, 2017

    Our server was wonderful, service was quick and food portions generous, we will be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 25, 2017

    A really comfortable & inviting atmosphere. Our server was awesome! Very friendly & attentive. And the food was phenomenal! Big portions, and absolutely delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 17, 2017

    Service and food were great. Monday night steak special was better than I expected! The only negative was due to a very loud patron at the table next to us....not much you can do about that except have another beer! Looking forward to checking the place out for their other daily specials as well.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 1, 2017

    The music was very loud and hard to chat. Food was excellent.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 28, 2017

    Great place! I'll be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 27, 2017

    Taco Tuesday with cheap flights of beer is the best dinner party with friends! I love that we could get a variety of drinks AND tacos for so cheap. I'll definitely be going back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 7, 2017

    surprised at the quality of the food and drink. Most certainly will return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 19, 2017

    We came for a Father's Day celebration. First time in so we had no idea what to expect. The service was excellent and so was the food! Definitely will be back.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 13, 2017

    A great restaurant/bar with excellent food, great service and a wide selection of beer

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 25, 2017

    Great lunch. Very good value.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2017

    Overall, quite decent, as pub situations go. Server was attentive and food OK.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 11, 2017

    Great pub food. Fish and chips was excellent as always and great beer selection. Not so noisy you can't hear each other talk which in my book is a plus when meeting friends. Our waiter was cheerful and very helpful. Overall, a great way to spend Friday night.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 8, 2017

    Was too loud for our business meeting

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    February 19, 2017

    Duck confit pouting was amazing, savoury and delicious. Kahlua ribs were succulent and had zingy spice. Lavender blueberry cake was the perfect amount of sweet to finish the meal. The Peach Perfect Martini is my new favorite drink, a beach in a glass! The guys had a blast sampling flights of beer, and settled on an apple draft they greatly enjoyed. The service was fast, friendly, and went over and above to please us all. Had a great time discovering a new favorite hangout!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 18, 2017

    The service was painfully slow. Wait times to order and get drinks were unacceptable. Orders were incorrect for most of our group. Saw the server three times over the course of an hour and a half. Food has potential but the service is lacking too much to warrant a retry.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    February 12, 2017

    Waiter was excellent lots of energy and friendly. And food was great with good selection of beers

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 4, 2017

    Great beer list! Can't wait to return to try a few more. Food was a bit slow but just gave us more time for beer and catching up with each other!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    January 27, 2017

    Excellent. I never do these reviews but felt compelled because everything was excellent. Only a 4 on Atmosphere because there was some temporary construction

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 2, 2017

    Great menu selection and food. Went for New Year's Eve and their service was very attentive. Have never been disappointed by The Underground.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2016

    Food was amazing! Service was great! Drink menu on point, thanks for the great time! We're definitely going back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 17, 2016

    We enjoyed the service and food. Wish we could have spent a bit more time perusing the beer menu, but had an event to attend

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 18, 2016

    Amazing selection of beer; friendly service, and the twist on a grilled cheese sandwich.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 5, 2016

    party of six. one ate off the vegan menu and was very satisfied. Other five were all satisfied as well. Sunday evening so we expected it to be quiet. Overall an enjoyable experience. Would certainly come again. we could have checked both family and friends boxes as we had some of each. amazing beer menu.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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    A good bloody caesar in Edmonton

    A good bloody caesar in Edmonton

    A basement pub on Jasper Avenue, the Underground Tap & Grill is known for their vast and varied draft beer selection, but they also offer an incredibly original caesar: the Campfire Caesar. Likely dubbed campfire for its smoky barrel aged spirits, this take includes rye, Scotch and bourbon. Definitely different, but highly lauded as an amazing caesar.

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    Nachos you won’t want to share in Edmonton

    Nachos you won’t want to share in Edmonton

    The pulled pork nachos here are not for the faint of heart. These bad boys are prepared with Underground’s Asian pulled pork and are stacked with fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, onions and loads and loads of cheese. You can get the vegetarian version but who are you kidding?

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    Edmonton pubs with gluten-free eats that delight

    Edmonton pubs with gluten-free eats that delight

    There are tons of gluten-free options on the big menu at Underground Tap & Grill, all helpfully labelled. Appetizers, such as vegetable pakora, adobo buffalo duck wings, blackened sirloin tips, wings and poutine with duck confit, cheese curds and homemade duck gravy, will ensure your gluten-free friend won’t go hungry during girls’ night out. There are also several gluten-free salad choices on the menu, plus entrees, including polenta gnocchi, curry chicken stir-fry atop rice, pad Thai, sirloin steak, wild salmon and Cuban stew.

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