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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
231 West 4th Street
phone: (570) 326-4700
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Review after my 3rd visit - twice for food, once just for a growler fill.
The space is deceiving as it's quite narrow, but very long. You walk in past the bar with all the tanks behind it. Every time we've been there it's been quite busy.
As for the beer selection - I've been there twice with the previous brewer and once with the new one. Both times there were 7-10 of their own offerings available. They don't seem to have as many "staple" beers as other brewpubs (the exceptions being Edgar IPA and Billtown Blonde), but rotate creative one-offs and seasonals regularly.
On my most recent visit I tried FARO-ut, their Faro/Lambic, which was good, but not mind blowing. Still just having a sour/wild ale on tap is a major plus and good sign for things to come. I also tried Fortunate Pilgrim which is a anti-pumpkin fall brown ale. It wasn't bad, but nothing too exciting.
Our experience with the food has been mixed. On our first visit we weren't impressed at all, but on the most recent visit everyone's food ranged from good to excellent. The fare is typical pub stuff for lunch, but they do offer full entrees after 4.
The only real downside has been the service. Getting drinks, placing orders, getting the check all seem to take way longer than they should. I don't think the layout does them any favors as server's have to cover a lot of ground to get from the bar to the kitchen and their tables.
11-26-2011 15:15:58 |
More by nh2032
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
On my way back from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, it occurred to me that Bullfrog was right on the way home (more or less), and that I should therefore stop in for a visit.
The brewpub is located in a handsome old builing, that looks as if it's been lovingly refurbished. There is lots of dark wood with dark green paint, and the fairly large bar is all marble and wood. Otherwise, the atmosphere and vibe are very informal and relaxed, and once again this seemed like a great place to hang out with a pint.
In terms of selection, this day there was something like 11 beers on tap, which included some unusual/interesting offerings, including a coffee and peach saison (two different beers), a smoked porter, a rye ale and a dunkel. I thought the two saisons were the most enjoyable of the bunch, though really, other than the hefeweizen (a rather bland american style wheat beer), everything I sampled was pretty tasty. I should add that samplers here are a buck a glass for a 4 or 5 ounce pour, and can be purchased in either a 7 glass or 11 glass platter.
As for service, it was pretty good. My bartender/server was friendly, quick, efficient and knowledgeable. Food was likewise pretty good (got the wing appetizer), though nothing extraordinairy either. Food here seemed to be pretty much pub grub, with an emphasis on sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and the like.
Prices were fairly reasonable, especially if you get the sampler plate (as I did). Total cost with tax and tip was just over $20, making this one of the cheaper outings I experienced over the weekend.
While I didn't have anything that wowed me here, I nevertheless had a pleasant and enjoyable visit.
07-05-2011 17:34:37 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I had heard about Bullfrog for a little while and then my cousin said he went there and liked it. After he went he and I made plans to go out together and make it a small road trip. We got out there and the place is kind of like the Bethlehem Brew Works in comparison to style. Almost identical actually. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed. People seemed nice and helpful. The beer selection was very good, lots to choose from. The food was excellent as well. We ended up leaving the place with full belly's, a damn good buzz, and a big smile on our faces. Very cool place that I'd love to visit again.
06-15-2011 22:17:25 |
More by Knapp85
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I've stopped by the Bullfrog a couple of times now while passing through Williamsport.
The brewery is located on one of the main streets of this little town, with metered parking in the municipal lot less than a block away.
The front of the building has lots of windows with fliers and posters for various events and concerts. Upon entrance into the downstairs portion I see the bar on the left, with the brewing equipment on display behind it. To the right and further back into the building are tables for eating. The bar top is marble and the tap handles are mostly made of wood and beautifully hand-carved.
I've seen between 4-8 beers on-tap, all house beers. Everything I've tried has been good, a few have been even better. If you get the chance I recommend visiting on the first Friday of the month to try one of the "Kegs Gone Wild."
The vibe is a local hang out place, and it gets a crowd on the weekends. Every visit someone at the bar has struck up a conversation with me, mostly about beer too.
The service has been everywhere from good to fantastic, which is a nice range to be in. The first tender I encountered chatted with me for a long time and was definitely a fan of beer. Every tender seems to know their beer though.
The food is pretty good, although I've only ordered off of the lunch menu. Nothing special, but fairly good pub grub.
I'm sure that I will be visiting the Bullfrog again, and anyone who finds themselves in the area should check it out if they get the chance.
02-20-2011 21:42:28 |
More by Hojaminbag
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Took a "quick" detour off of I-80 to stop here for an early dinner. Located in the down town area of Williamsport, this quaint building sits on a corner on the main drag.
The interior is skinny...some seats up front with a long bar lining the left side of the building. Fermenting tanks sit behind the bar and add to the decor. Lots of exposed brick, copper, and dark wood...
The food was good/great with a pretty unique menu. The beer selection was better...great for sure. They had a number of selections...ranging from an APA to a Stout.
Our server was friendly and helpful...nothing to complain about here!
A very cool place that I can see getting very crowded during prime drinking hours. Well worth stopping by for a visit!
02-10-2011 16:14:55 |
More by mgbickel
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
A night after going to Selin's Grove, we made the trek up to Bullfrog. When you go in, there are brewing kettles right by the door, and fermenters behind the bar. I assume neither are in use, but I really have no idea. Anyway, we were seated, and it took us maybe 15 minutes to get our first drinks. Not the best start. The beers were...interesting. Edgar IPA was alright, but I've had better. Double coffee stout was fantastic, but I've had it before. Master Blaster imperial stout was lacking flavor. Festivus marzen was really blah. The pale ale didn't impress me. A Czech wheat didn't really mesh the two styles together. And finally, the Night Owl saison. This was brewed with some Brett. Let me tell you what about this beer...it tasted like a mixture of horse blanket and Robitussin. It actually started growing on me the more I drank though...whatever. The food was good, though the portions were a little small. But everything was cheap, so whatever. The three of us got out of there at 60 bucks after tip for 3 entrees, 3 beers, and a sampler. Not sure if I'll be back, with the drive to Selin's Grove half as long from me. It was a decent experience, though
01-30-2011 15:07:07 |
More by bigfnjoe
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
The quality of the beer at the Bullfrog is excellent, and very creative. Their IPA has a lot of nice flavor, and probably the best IPA that I have had the pleasure of drinking in a brew pub. They have a great selection to choose from, but I stuck with the IPA because it was so good. The food is very, very good and creative as well. The night I was there they had an acoustic music group that really added to the already cool atmosphere. The bartender at the Bullfrog was very knowledgeable and is largely responsible for turning me on to Beer Advocate. This place is worth stopping in for a beer or two or three.
01-27-2011 20:36:16 |
More by adirondack88
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Ahh the Bullfrog, this is where I first fell in love with craft beer during college so this place definitely holds a special spot in my heart. Upon entering you are greeted with a beautiful copper mash tun that glimmers in the low light. Always some good blues, funky jazz, folk music playing or a live band in house. I never had a bad selection while visiting, you can usually depend on 8 or more beers that are all well crafted and very good. The service is sometime a little slower than normal because it gets packed there but having another beer while you wait is never a bad thing. The food is also very good sporting a traditional burger and sandwich menu for the traditionalist. I on the other hand always venture out to try their house specials of the day/week because they are usually knockout. A fair price to pay for some good music, food, and beers. Be sure to seek this place out if you are in Central PA.
01-04-2011 14:29:21 |
More by Bmoyer0301
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been here twice (once a couple years ago after a long day of brewpub hopping so I don't really remember much...and more recently on a Sunday morning in late August). We came for brunch - arrived around opening (9am) but beer is not served until 11am (seems a little silly and something that should be posted somewhere...). The beers I tried were quite good (Double Coffee Stout, El Diablo, Roggen Roll, Local Harvest Fresh Hop IPA). As you can see, they make plenty of interesting styles and there were ~8 beers on tap. You can get a sampler if you want. The atmosphere is nice a comfortable - the bar is facing several large brew tanks, there are a couple of TVs, and there was live music on a Sunday morning. The only trick is to find a close parking spot/ find the brewery (directions can be a little confusing).
12-23-2010 23:01:39 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Drove up here the other day with Thorpe421. This is a brewpub in the middle of Pennsylvania. Walk in and there are a bunch of four top tables and a long bar with about 10 - 15 taps on there and two beer engines at the end. Looks pretty cool.
The fermentation vessels and serving tanks are right behind the bar, they offer about 10 beers on tap and one on nitro and one on cask (at least while I was there). We showed up pretty much right at opening and the place was pretty dead.
They do growler fills, as I saw several being filled for what I assumed were regulars at the bar in both the 1 gallon and half gallon glass jugs.
We sat at the bar and the guy in the kilt was our server. He was good, prompt and brought us our beers and food. He didn't seem like he was super pleased that people showed up right at opening but he was fine.
The cost is reasonable and good, I was happy with my food and beer and we went on our way.
12-13-2010 19:49:28 |
More by drabmuh
Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA
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