This is a great little bar. Don't expect a huge choice of beer or liquor, but it's cozy and classy. It's be great for a quiet drink alone, or as the starter to a date.
Mar 20, 2019
Cool atmosphere, decent selection, rude bartender. I really want to like this place and usually don't require much in regards to service, but the bartender always makes me feel unwelcome and has been condescending on more than once occasion.
May 20, 2019
Good service, cool staff and pretty good selection of beers to boot. Location was quite handy and it was a good spot to put down a few drinks.
May 5, 2019
Great cocktails and great selection. Cute place.
May 16, 2019
Atmosphere is awesome, location is great, don't expect a friendly face from the staff or a coherent answer to any question or drink suggestion, but if you want a beer and know which one you want, it's a super spot.
Jun 18, 2019
I brought two friends to this bar and had a great experience. The bar was pretty busy and there wasn't a whole lot of seating. Once we finally got a booth to sit at, the evening was much more enjoyable. I really enjoyed the beer that I ordered and the atmosphere. My friend and I sat for several hours just chatting and were not approached by anyone the entire evening (this is preferred!!)
Dec 12, 2019
Had a drink here before Dave Chappelle's show at the Carolina Theatre. Has a nice, old school "dark" bar atmosphere with good beers and service. Very laid back.
Dec 14, 2019
Reasonably priced local beers. A perfect place to grab a beer and watch people.
Feb 7, 2020
Usually the first stop on #BCBR Thursday night beer run. Love the atmosphere and the $3 beers. Best to bring cash.
Kirk Gino Abolafia
Feb 25, 2020
This is my favorite bar in town due to their great whiskey and beer on tap. Staff has always been very friendly to me, too.
Apr 14, 2016
Criterion feels like a bar from a bygone era. It has an odd (in a good way) Gatsby type of feel. Great drinks though, and a wide selection of beer. One of my favorites.
Update from months in: I still go here all the time. Abby is a definite pusher and gets me right drunk fairly often. Jeff is an inscrutable, unflappable dude that makes nights out approximately 327% better.
May 27, 2018
Nice bar with a cool look with old style booths you'd see in an Irish or British pub. Beers were good and not too expensive and the barman friendly. Not much more I need from a bar. The wall of bottles is also a cool design touch.
Jul 15, 2018
Decent time. Chill atmosphere...kind of empty for a Saturday night, but again, real chill and relaxed. Good drinks.