Update: This restaurant has closed.
After a raving review from The Awkward Diner about Pumphouse Taproom, especially that they have a huge beer list (and a yummy fruity one to boot), I enlisted Six to accompany me to Richmond for a taste.
The place has a full-on pub vibe for sure. In fact, when we visited, it was ALL men there (the place gets busier after I took the picture). I was the only other girl and I must say I felt a little out of place in my dress.
Pumphouse Taproom for sure has an extensive beer list. I ended up ordering a Lindemans Lambic which is a Belgium raspberry flavored beer. It was a sweeter beer and super yummy. Loving the ruby red color.
To start, we got the Baja Prawn Tacos ($12). Tempura prawns in tortilla shells topped with smoked chipotle sour cream, cilantro lime cabbage and fresh salsa.
This was very yummy, albeit a little salty. But the prawns were succulent and big. This could easily have been the entree for me.
But of course I had to order a burger. The Prosciutto Chicken Burger ($12.50) actually. There was fried prosciutto, mozzarella, and roasted garlic aioli on grilled chicken breast. Switched out fries for yam fries for an extra $1.50.
The burger was massive, as most burgers at these types of places are. The prociutto became a little dry from the frying process but it was crispy and added nice texture and saltiness. The chicken was moist and thick.
Six ordered the Prime Rib Philly ($13.50). Actually I had trouble deciding between this or the Prociutto Chicken Burger, so he offered to get this so we can share.
This sandwich came topped with fried onions and mozzarella, and with a side of au jus. The beef slices are juicy and flavorful and tender. When there was SO MUCH MEAT!!
Pumphouse Taproom is a great place to hang out as they have TVs situated above the bar area. Their extensive beer list is sure to please everyone.