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The Rose & Crown Pub

University South, Palo Alto
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  • Jeff W.
    "Great beer selection and outdoor seating."(7 Tips)
    Cecilia Y.
    "Tuesday night trivia is the best."(5 Tips)
    Jordan K.
    "Also amazing dart setup!"(4 Tips)
    Alyssa F.
    "One old speckled hen on the back patio, please"(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • trivia
  • darts
  • casual
  • old speckled hen
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  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiApril 17
    Probably the only pub in Palo Alto deserving of this name, great beers. Can be packed, and also they (or I should say the city) don't allow drinking outside after 8 or 9 or so, so plan accordingly.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite bar in Palo Alto. Best beer selection on town. Has good pub food and darts as well.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection and outdoor seating. Not too much else around in Palo Alto to get that kind of experience. Lots of nerds. The fried fish looks good.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HerreraApril 5, 2013
    Im here tuesdays ThursdAys fridays nd saturdays......Drink up. wat it takes, play nd win a round of beer for up to four friendz
  • Susan O.
    Susan O'MalleyApril 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The jukebox has surprisingly good stuff. Including jazz: on a quiet night, pop on some vintage Miles or Coltrane and watch the place transform!
  • Cecilia Y.
    Cecilia YuJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday night trivia is the best. They've recently upped the spice on the deviled eggs, so beware.
  • Robert K.
    Robert KelleyAugust 29, 2015
    Love the ever changing draft beer selection here, may be the best in the bay...
  • Maikeru
    MaikeruJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the after 10 PM crowd on Fridays and the weekend—noisy and crowded. Show up closer to 7 PM and enjoy a much more relaxed atmosphere where it's easier to talk.
  • Sony Mobile WTA
    Sony Mobile WTAJuly 6, 2011
    Great place for hanging out. For those who are happy to try out new things: have the chocolate stout before you go home!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FennellyFebruary 24, 2011
    If you like beer, this place is great. If you like being served beer, or service in general, eh...not so much. 10 visits so far, and every bartender would rather lick razors than actually pour a beer.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DamianoJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer bar and Kasim is a good guy, but they REALLY need to put prices on the menu!!! You can really get some unpleasant surprises here.
  • Daria B.
    Daria BrashearApril 16, 2013
    Nice set of taps, tasty food, watch out for ornery darts players
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent ButtonNovember 8, 2011
    This Wednesday they're tapping some new kegs, including something special from Firestone!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MitchellAugust 1, 2012
    Super underground rare brew spot with Pliny on tap. Beer fans unite!
  • Belch S.
    Belch SpeakOctober 23, 2012
    Someone should call PETA. The way they overcook the ribeye for their steak sandwich is cruelty to animals.
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BautistaDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to grab a beer and chill with some friends. Plus they have Pliny!!
  • Shane P.
    Shane PearsonJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Draft Belgium beer in downtown and casual atmosphere. Very nice.
  • Ben O.
    Ben OOctober 8, 2014
    Reliable place to find a Pliny the Elder when I'm in Palo Alto on business.
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsenMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Pliny the younger! And sometimes elder!
  • Soundarya C.
    Soundarya ChandarJuly 6, 2013
    If you're drinking wine, buy the Sauvignon blanc bottle. Economical :)
  • Gaurav A.
    Gaurav AgarwalSeptember 26, 2013
    Good place to play cheap dart. Only $2
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 6, 2016
    Trivia on Tuesday nights is really fun, but really hard.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KatzApril 2, 2012
    Old Speckeled Hen is a favorite. Also amazing dart setup!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BJuly 12, 2012
    A good selection of beers on tap for the area
  • Kate M.
    Kate McgillinJuly 27, 2015
    Old Speckled Hen beer on tap for the win!
  • Abi J.
    Abi JonesMarch 20, 2010
    The bartenders will let you taste beers. So tell them what you like and try some new beers!
  • meli.
    meli.December 20, 2015
    garlic cheese fries and speakeasy, take me away ×
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Every Friday, RelateIQ employees overrun the place
  • Tom
    TomDecember 30, 2012
    Belhaven Scottish ale on draft is the bomb!
  • Steven D.
    Steven DoyleMarch 2, 2014
    The service was as cold as the beer (so 50/50)
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the few places around here that serve Trappist beer
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 16, 2014
    One old speckled hen on the back patio, please
  • Chad W.
    Chad WeiderMarch 2, 2012
    Get local and something by the Palo Alto Brewing Company.
  • Kylie
    KylieAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer selection in the South Bay.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JewMarch 26, 2010
    If you go for trivia get there by 7:30 to get a table.
  • Jan K.
    Jan KraljOctober 8, 2015
    Wide choice of beers
  • Sergey V.
    Sergey VorontsovMay 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch soccer games here.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MessengerSeptember 29, 2011
    Get a table outside, no pitchers in this place :(
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 20, 2016
    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier!!
  • Cameron
    CameronMay 8, 2014
    Pliny the Elder on Tap
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FiestaJuly 8, 2015
    Trivia Night is a lot of fun
  • Cristie (.
    Cristie ( Bean )June 12, 2013
    Trivia, Tuesday at 8.
  • atom
    atomNovember 7, 2009
    get Belgian beers and shepherd's pie! the deviled eggs are spicy!
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DomingoApril 1, 2011
    order the fried 'shrooms. skip the fries
  • Roman P.
    Roman PDecember 4, 2014
    On the 2nd thought toilets need repairs asap
  • Joey M.
    Joey McDanielMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They have Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap right now, it is wonderfully hoppy.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah Sled LentMarch 10, 2011
    They have Pliny the Elder here - yum!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DanielFebruary 22, 2012
    Try the shrooms !
  • Beth E.
    Beth EndresenFebruary 12, 2012
    Sour event today was amazing!
  • John K.
    John KarakelleOctober 18
    Tons of beers
  • Albert F.
    Albert FinnNovember 14, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Very good variety of beer. Like casked beer.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur ChanJanuary 6, 2011
    It's off the street, accessible from the parking lot.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SalcidoMay 7, 2011
    Don't get hustled by dudes named Nathan and adronicus or something like that.
  • Molly
    MollyJanuary 6, 2010
    Pliny the Elder on tap is fantastic
  • Will G.
    Will GibbyMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    "It's surprisingly clean!"
  • Andy F.
    Andy FongOctober 20, 2010
    Pub quiz every Tuesday!
  • Aniruddha D.
    Aniruddha DeodharAugust 7, 2010
    Great beer selection!
  • Roman P.
    Roman PDecember 4, 2014
    Smell of England. Home.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrayNovember 7, 2009
    Be brave and order the mystery beer.
  • Anamaria Espinoza g.
    Muchas cervezas! Y cidras! Que lindo!!!
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