Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Brew Pubs & Beer Bars

Philadelphia, PA The Belgian Cafe - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed (brief) January 2008 For Pete's Sake - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed June 2007 Marathon On The Square - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed (brief) May 2007 Zot - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed (brief) April 2007 The Foodery - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed January 2007 South Philadelphia Taproom - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed May 2006 Tria - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed March 2006 Bridgid's - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed March 2006 Monk's Cafe (Pizza Port & Russian River dinner) - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed January 2006 The Black Door - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed November 2005 [Now Closed] The Foodery - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed November 2005 Independence Brew Pub - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed November 2005 [Now Closed] Ludwig's Garten - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed November 2005 [Now Closed] Grey Lodge Pub - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed October 2005 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA - reviewed September 2005 Monk's Cafe (St. Feuillien dinner)- Philadelphia, PA - reviewed September 2005 Suburbs of Philadelphia, PA TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery - Paoli, PA - reviewed December 2008 Vidalia Marketplace - Lansdale, PA - reviewed January 2008 [Now Closed] Teresa's Next Door - Wayne, PA - reviewed (brief) June 2007 Stewart's Brewing Company - Bear, DE - reviewed June 2007 Cosimo - Malvern, PA - reviewed (brief) May 2007 Destiny Brewing Co. - Phoenixville, PA - reviewed June 2006 [Now Closed] Which Brew - Easton, PA - reviewed April 2006 [Now Closed] General Lafayette Brewery - Lafayette Hill, PA - reviewed February 2006 Victory Brewing - Downingtown, PA - reviewed January 2006 Sly Fox Brewery - Royersford, PA - reviewed November 2005 Flying Pig Saloon - Malvern, PA - reviewed November 2005 Bethlehem Brew Works - Bethlehem, PA - reviewed October 2005 Firewaters - Glen Mills, PA - reviewed September 2005 Iron Hill Brewery - West Chester, PA - reviewed August 2005 New York City, NY Blind Tiger Ale House (with liquor license) - New York, NY - reviewed July 2007 The Collins Bar - New York, NY - reviewed December 2006 [Now Closed] Essex Ale House - New York, NY - reviewed December 2006 [Now Closed] Blind Tiger Ale House - New York, NY - reviewed September 2006 Stout, NYC - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 Heartland Brewery - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 The Ginger Man - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 Standings Bar - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 Burp Castle - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 Hop Devil Grill - New York, NY - reviewed September 2005 Washington, D.C. and metro area Dave Alexander's R.F.D. - Washington, D.C. - reviewed December 2005 Dogfish Head Alehouse - Gaithersburg, MD - reviewed December 2005 * Dogfish Head Addendum The Brickskeller - Washington, D.C. - reviewed August 2005 Boston, MA RedBones BBQ - Somerville, MA - reviewed May 2006 John Harvard's - Cambridge, MA - reviewed May 2006 Cambridge Brewing Co. - Cambridge, MA - reviewed May 2006 [Part 1] [Part 2] Beer Works - Boston, MA - reviewed May 2006 [Part 1] [Part 2] Linwood Bar and Grille - Boston, MA - reviewed May 2006 [Now Closed] Brasserie Jo - Boston, MA - reviewed May 2006 Harpoon Brewery - Boston, MA - reviewed May 2006 San Francisco, CA The Irish Bank - San Francisco, CA - reviewed July 2006 21st Amendment - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Anchor Brewing - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Gordon Biersch - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Johnny Foley's Irish House - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Magnolia Pub & Brewery - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Rogue Ales Public House - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 San Francisco Brewing Co. - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Toronado - San Francisco, CA - reviewed March 2006 Other California Barclay's Pub - Oakland, CA - reviewed February 2008 Father's Office - Santa Monica, CA - reviewed February 2008 Casey's Irish Pub - Los Angeles, CA - reviewed January 2007 T.H. Brewster's (at Sheraton Four Points LAX) - Los Angeles, CA - reviewed January 2007; return visit February 2008 Bonaventure Brewing Company - Los Angeles, CA - reviewed January 2007 Bo's Barbecue & Catering - Lafayette, CA - reveiwed December 2006 E.J. Phair - Concord, CA - reviewed December 2006 Anderson Valley Brewing Co. - Boonville, CA - reviewed September 2006 North Coast Brewing Co. - Fort Bragg, CA - reviewed September 2006 Russian River Brewery - Santa Rosa, CA - reviewed September 2006 Iron Springs Pub & Brewery - Fairfax, CA - reviewed September 2006 Marin Brewing Co. - Larkspur, CA - reviewed September 2006 Moylan's Brewing Co. - Novato, CA - reviewed September 2006 Half Moon Bay Brewing - Princeton-by-the-Sea, CA - reviewed September 2006 Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing - Santa Cruz, CA - reviewed September 2006 99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall - Santa Cruz, CA - reviewed September 2006 Elsewhere Elevator Brewing - Columbus, OH - reviewed October 2008 Great Lakes Brewing - Cleveland, OH - reviewed September 2008 La Cave du Vin - Cleveland, OH - reviewed September 2008 BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Addison, TX - reviewed August 2008 Central Market - Dallas, TX - reviewed June 2008 Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse - Grapevine, TX - reviewed June 2008 Five Points Grill - Birmingham, AL - reviewed September 2007 Ale Asylum - Madison, WI - reviewed September 2007 Dave's Pub - Birmingham, AL - reviewed August 2007 Twain's - Decatur, GA - reviewed (brief) June 2007 Gibney's Pub - Atlanta, GA - reviewed (brief) April 2007 Max Lager's - Atlanta, GA - reviewed April 2007 Big River Grille & Brew Works - Lake Buena Vista, FL - reviewed November 2006 Selin's Grove Brewing Co. - Selinsgrove, PA - reviewed July 2006 Barley Creek Brewing Co. - Tannersville, PA - reviewed July 2006 Great Dane Brewing Co. - Madison, WI - reviewed June 2006 The Old Fashioned - Madison, WI - reviewed June 2006 Willimantic Brewing Co. - Willimantic, CT - reviewed May 2006 Otto's Pub & Brewery - State College, PA - reviewed May 2006 Johnstown Brewing Co. - Johnstown, PA - reviewed April 2006 Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA - reviewed April 2006 Vortex Bar and Grill - Atlanta, GA - reviewed April 2006 Old Harbor Brewery - San Juan, PR - reviewed March 2006 Church Brew Works - Pittsburgh, PA - reviewed March 2006 Fat Head's - Pittsburgh, PA - reviewed March 2006 North Country Brewing - Slippery Rock, PA - reviewed March 2006 Denny's Beer Barrel Pub - Clearfield, PA - reviewed March 2006 City Steam - Hartford, CT - reviewed October 2005 The Brewer's Art - Baltimore, MD - reviewed August 2005

7 comments:

Adam said...

Nice job!

Brian said...

There are two places you guys should really check out, just in case you didn't know.

One is Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA.
The other is McSorley's on East 7th St in NYC.

Enjoy!

Adam said...

I have heard of McSorley's. I haven't been to either of these places. Thanks Brian. Maybe our Bryan has been to one or both of them.

Brian said...

There just isn't an experience to match McSorley's, period. You walk in, you order McSorley's light, or McSorley's Dark. Or Coke. :-)

This isn't the mcsorley's you see in bottles at the store. It's not remotely similar. Don't judge based on that.

Two tips about McSorley's:
1. Try to go during the week when it's not packed with tourists, and

2. Try the cheese plate, if only to try the mustard there, which will kick your ass. ;-)

Brian said...

Sorry for all to posts, but I also just noticed that you guys never reviewed the Ship Inn in Milford, NJ. It's a brew pub that makes wonderful beers, and serves up the most authentic Brit fare you're likely to find this side of the.... Atlantic :-)

Bryan said...

No, please, keep them coming! We like exchanging experiences and opinions.

I've heard plenty of the Ship Inn and it's certainly on "the list." Nothing better than a new, great find. Thanks for the feedback!

Radhika Rai said...

McSorley's is definitely an experience of a lifetime! Right around the corner from it is Burp Castle. They have all the belgian beers on tap and serve free pommes frites a few nights a week.