$7-8 for a pint around here is average. I feel the same as you @brew_cat. If I'm paying that it better be as good as or better than what I have at home.
New place opened here over the weekend. They were hops farmers first then decided to open the brewery I guess. So they only use their own hops and have a pretty limited variety that they grow here in the mid-atlantic. They only had 4 beers on tap, a saison, an english IPA, a stout and a belgian single. I ordered an IPA without realizing it was an english IPA. Murky looking beer, minimal head, zero lacing, zero aroma, kinda dank but OK tasting...nothing special at all. All the beers I saw looked under carbed with the exception of the stout.
The bar is kinda cool, light fixtures in the shape of hop cones, big space for bands and maybe even some dancing, good shaded outdoor space with lots of tables, and decent parking which is hard to find in our little town.