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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
231 West 4th Street
phone: (570) 326-4700
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| Reviews: 66 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A- Sits on the corner in downtown Williamsport. in the foothills of central PA.
Q- Has nice decor and the place is pretty cool good crowd.
S- Very good had no problems with anything.
S- Beer and food selection was plentiful. I got the Double Coffee Stout. It is awesome very tasty and the girlfriend had the apricot wheat which very tasty for a wheat beer.
F- food was very tasty. I had their ribs very tasty as well.
V- Although a tad pricey but it was well worth the trip and to dine there and have some of Terry's beers.
09-25-2010 14:42:04 |
More by SamuelJackson45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Bullfrog just after their 11 am opening on a Wednesday afternoon. Had to cruise around the area a couple times to find a parking spot but no big deal - the adjacent parking lot is off-limits until after 6 pm. Look for the building with the huge mural on its side. After my arrival a lunch crowd slowly filtered in, leaving the place pretty full an hour later.
The brewpub is set in an old brick building in downtown Williamsport, deeper than it is wide. First and foremost, the mash and boil kettles are right inside the front door - no plexiglass barrier or valet rope, and the fermentation tanks are displayed openly and prominently behind the bar, which is pretty cool in my book. The whole place was filled with the fantastic aromas of barley mash. There's a long wooden bar, ornate ceiling tiles, and frog-green walls. Their musical selections were good and it appears they host bands on a somewhat regular basis.
There were 9 taps on at the time of my visit, nearly all of them appealing, making for a difficult choice. Of particular note were the Edgar IPA, Double Coffee Stout, Rogg-N-Roll, El Diablo, and the Local Harvest Fresh Hop Pale. Being as it was pre-noon, the Double Coffee Stout was an appropriate choice and it was just great - rich with coffee. I'd overlooked the Citra-delic Summer Wheat based on name/style alone, but reviews for that one are pretty ridiculous. They also tap a wild first Friday of each month, and bottle occasionally. A growler of the El Diablo, a Belgian golden aged on oak chips, sits in my fridge ready to be opened for football this afternoon. My pint was $5 and my growler $15 for the fill, not bad. High marks here not for quantity (although 9 ain't bad for a brewpub), but for diversity.
The bartender was pretty busy getting the place moving for lunch, so he was kinda short, but that's understandable. Samples were easy to come by, everything moved quickly, and my growler was nicely filled.
Food was good enough if nothing to rave about. My barbecue sandwich was tasty - though the heavy tomato bbq sauce isn't really my thing. The fries were battered, crispy, and really good.
Really like this place - I'll certainly be back whenever travels permit.
09-04-2010 17:54:23 |
More by blackie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I just noticed that I forgot to review this place on a recent visit to Williamsport (in March).
The atmosphere here is nice, the service was very good and the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable.
When I went I was lucky enough to stumble upon the nitro Duane release, which was some good timing. I was disappointed that the Coffee Stout was gone and that there was no other dark beer available - no porter, no regular stout, nothing I could enjoy with dessert.
That said, I had 4 or 5 of their beers over 2 different visits, including Duane, Edgar IPA and Roughneck Scotch Ale, which were are excellent. Also had a couple of others that were good too.
I had mixed feelings on the food. On my first visit I had an excellent club sandwich and on my return I ordered ribs that were just awful. Hit and miss with the food I guess...
08-20-2010 20:34:16 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I want to mention beer prices first because these guys seem to do a great job keeping their prices in line. $4 for a house pint and $11 for a growler fill is a great value considering the quality of the beer.
This place looks nice enough with the green paint, high tin ceilings, and tanks anywhere they'll fit. The crowd seemed like locals who come often as far as I could tell. I'd say it was a pretty happy vibe overall. Our waiter was great. Some of his co-workers seemed a bit lazy, I even saw him cover for the hostess more than once. He hustled everywhere but still found time to provide some friendly beer advice.
The beer selection and quality were both fine. I had a Roggenbier that was a little undercarbed but very tasty and a wild Scottish ale that was strangely good. I think they around 8 of their own on tap plus a guest tap from Hitachino. I had a burger and Jes had the buffalo chicken cheese steak, bothe were pretty tasty. I really liked the garlic fries.
At three hours from home I won't come often, but I hope to stop anytime I'm passing through. The locals are a lucky bunch.
08-10-2010 16:46:06 |
More by DIM
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was glad to finally get to get to this place and give some of their beers a shot. Most definitely worth the trip if you're anywhere in the state of PA.
Atmosphere: This place was pretty relaxed - nice and clean with all of the big beer brewing vats surrounding the bar and the tables. Plenty of room and places to sit, even when it got a little crowded; definitely populated mostly by locals, and they definitely have a hot spot here and it makes me wish all the more that we had a brewpub in the greater Cincinnati area.
Quality: The quality of the product this place puts out is great -- they clearly care about the beers they produce and sell. I had 4 different beers while I was there over the course of the afternoon and night, and I was definitely impressed.
Service: Solid enough, and the waitresses seemed to know the products they were serving. They were quick and offered recommendations based upon their own sampling, so I really appreciated that.
Selection: Kind of a short beer list, but all of the beers on tap were theirs, no guest taps, and that's more than commendable. Everything I had was top notch as well.
Food: I thought the menu was solid and the food was prepared wonderfully -- nothing that I would consider to be especially "fine dining," but really good stuff. I got the pulled pork and the sweet potato fries, and I highly recommend anyone get this dish with the Edgar IPA.
Value: Solid prices -- they really didn't gouge at all and I feel that I got what I paid for. An excellent place to stop or make the trip specifically for. Cheers to Bullfrog!
07-20-2010 03:49:16 |
More by bamadog
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went up to Bullfrog with a friend of mine for the El Diablo Deluxe release.
Atmosphere was good. Plenty of people all around enjoying a few beers with friends.
Service was good. It took a good bit of time for our server to come over but once she did it was all smooth sailing from then on.
The beer selection was good. No guest taps but Bullfrog's beers were plenty for me. Since it was friday they had the "Beers Gone Wild" line on. It was a sour porter and it was very interesting and tasted great. I was hoping they would have something on the cask line but no dice.
Food was really good. I had the cheese head burger with sweet potato fires. The burger was cooked just right and the fries were crispy and tasted great.
If you are in the area you should definitely go here. The food is great and the beer is top notch.
07-07-2010 19:23:50 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Attended the El Diablo Deluxe Release and had lunch at the brewery. It is a top quality brew pub with a spectacular atmosphere. Very nice layout and design to enjoy a great lunch. The food is great and the beers are tremendous. The price for everything is great. $5 for an empty growler. Enjoyed some awesome tap beer and even opened a bottle of el diablo deluxe. The old world porter was the keg gone wild and was splendid (wish it was bottled). All around a great and must see place if you are within a days drive. A great beer destination.
07-03-2010 22:02:34 |
More by StormKing47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Ate at Bullfrog with friends after the El Diablo Deluxe release. Really gorgeous looking restraunt/bar/cafe with a nice tropical atmosphere. I felt like I was in a classier Rainforest Cafe with better beer! Beautiful tap handles, wall decorations, furniture, and even an incredible mural outside the place.
Amazing quality beers, food, and bar/restraunt-ware. Not a thing to complain about.
Service was amazing. Even though the place was packed out, our waitress consistently came to check on us. The bartender even stopped by our table to take in a few pints and talk beer, the brewery, and answer questions... what more could I ask for?
The beer selection was average for a brewpub. No guest taps but Bullfrog's house beers are second to none. It helped that we were there on a Friday and the "Beers Gone Wild" line was on.
Food was really solid overall. Their clam chowder is to die for and the burger I got was amazing. On a side note, their funky burger is a leaning tower of giant onion rings... which was very interesting and impressive!
Do go here if you're in the area and definitely make it a point to visit even if you're a couple of hours out. The food is great, the beer is exceptional, and the service is world class. Even their prices are good ($4.50 for a pint)!!
07-03-2010 02:27:05 |
More by SpeedwayJim
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Made a pit stop there while driving back to Philly from Cleveland. Decor is nice with a classy looking bar thats backed by a number of fermenters. There were seven taps going at the time, and most of the options sounded interesting. I had the Saison and the Thai PA, both were quite good.
Service was friendly and attentive. Our server went out of his way to track down a shirt for me - yes, I'm that guy.
Growlers are available and it looks like they had the German swingtop style and screwtops available. They definitely had the swingtops. I didn't pick one up because I already had another full growler in the car and the collection of empties is getting quite large.
Menu had some interesting options, including a number of reasonably priced fish dishes.
Probably can't make it a mainstay on all of our trips back, because it adds about two hours to the journey - and I NEVER want to deal with the construction traffic of 80 again - but I will definitely be back.
06-30-2010 13:42:22 |
More by chcfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My first stop on my PA road trip back in late September.
The place is very long and narrow. Hard to move around in if its crowded-which it was on a Saturday night for dinner. There is a both a bar/dining area and a separate small dining room in the back. We were seated in the back which had a different decor than the front-which has more of an old style kitchen decor then the more trendy look upfront.
A pretty typical lineup for a brewpub was offered on tap with some seasonals and a variety of styles but nothing too crazy. I enjoyed the Edgar IPA as well as the Hop Harvest 2009. Draft prices reasonable for the state.
The food was good and our waitress was pretty helpful. She knew some information about the beers to provide us with.
The bottles were quite expensive. I purchased the Edgar IPA, the Hublonium P 38 and the French Kiss in 750s. About $18 a piece for the french kiss and hublonium didn't bother me...but the $13 for the Edgar I found pricey.
Overall a good quality place that I would like to visit again. I would love to get up there for Kegs gone Wild and their limited release beers.
12-24-2009 14:42:54 |
More by PittBeerGirl
Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA
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