High Street Grill
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 20
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$$
High Street Grill will not disappoint any craft beer fan. There is always a good selection of beer on tap. I recommend showing up on a Thursday night as there is normally a beer promo that night with giveaways.
The food is top notch. I have never been disappointed with anything off the menu. The menu is not very big but the food always tastes great.
08-28-2013 18:58:33 | More by OldeBrickHouse
4.61/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
High-quality bar with a limited yet superb craft beer selection and some tasty grub like the pulled pork tapas or the elk burger with fries. Every Thursday is what they call "Beer Geek Trivia," complete with free goodies from the featured brewery of that evening. All in all, easily one of the best craft beer joints to go in all of New Jersey. A must for any beer geek in the Garden State.
05-13-2013 16:47:39 | More by RAdragna
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Back and forth to way western Maryland, I'd grown quickly bored with the landscape of the shortest distance between the two points. Wasn't long before I started mixin' it up whichwhatever way I could; beginning to stray long and longer ways out for a beer here and a bite there. And so High Street Sunday, easy off the Tpke and much longer overdue than I'd care to admit. In a strip of storefronts, that which is town...
A long, narrow room with a curved light wood "J" shaped bar seating 12 off to the left. Barback is counter space over cupboard & shelved glassware, and a wood unit above running most of the length holding shelved booze displayed on mirrored back panels. TV's mounted at both ends of the bar. A glass rack on the wall and another dangling above. Sunken spots in the bar unit shining the light on things booze, track spots on the far wall, widening cylinder tortoise shell lamps over the bar, and a chandelier to the rear.
A single table in the nook alongside the front entranceway, with a board of poloroids of bar patrons mounted on the wall leading to it. Sets of 2 square hightops and a lowboy past there adjacent to the bar, with framed art for sale lining the walls above and a board listing tap & wine selections. And slight seating to the rear, somewhat separated by a stand up wine cooler at the end of the bar seating area. Slight & tight back there, or so it seems, but very comfortable. There's some sort of a dining room space/piano bar upstairs, but didn't couldn't get there to see. And the kitchen is to the rear, upstairs/downstairs, halfway in between.
It's in the lunching hours, a menu, yes, I will, thank you. The seafood stew of the day was salmon in a lobster broth (excellent, sweet & spicy as described), and I was going to do a Sirloin burger but it is "Slider Sunday" after all. They do sliders in white bean veggie, Hereford beef, blackened sushi grade tuna, grilled salmon, turkey, lamb, & ostrich. The winners as determined by everyone else at the bar having eaten already were the salmon & tuna, so I ordered those two, and the Hereford beef as the third. The grilled salmon was done in a soy glaze and served with red onion (very good), the blackened sushi grade tuna was served in a Thai chili glaze topped with lettuce & tomato (amazing), and the Hereford beef was dealt with mushrooms, caramelized onions & smoked cheddar (quite good but the weakest of the three, but it didn't really have a chance as them 2 seafood slides were money).
A tower with 10 taps on one end of the barback, another tower of 6 on the other end. As something something kicked, there are 15 beers on tap today; ½ of which are local/regional (Yards Jefferson Tavern Ale, Washington Porter & IPA, Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red Ale, Victory Prima Pils, Stoudts Fat Dog Stout, Troegs Nugget Nectar, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager), the other ½ a mix of craft beyond (Allagash White, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout & IPA) and imports (Schneider Edle-Weisse, Unibroue nasty Ephemere, Guinness). And Yards Brawler on the handpump. I drank the Yards Washington Porter 'cause I do. My second and out was the Lagunitas IPA en lieu of the Yards IPA which had just kicked.
And bottled selections displayed on the top shelf center, a mix of this and that just shy of a dozen offerings (Chimay x2, Harpoon IPA, Sam Smith Winter Welcome, Allagash Curieux, Stoudts APA, North Coast Old #38 Stout, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, Founders Nemesis, KBS & Devil Dancer).
A warm, comfortable, inviting place. The walls, some brick and some angled slat woodings, hold light decorations, well done and not overly done. Good crowd this afternoon, the people here can not only recommend a winner slider but are beer knowledgeable; we're talking some game. The food was fantastic, and the beer was fresh, they move it pretty well. Solid tap selection and a good smattering of bottles. Events; I caught the tail end of a Beer Wars (beer & food pairing steel cage match where they pit a pair of breweries against each other to the death), IPA challenges, homebrew competitions, dinners, tastings and promos... I very much so approve.
08-03-2010 19:20:39 | More by slander
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This place is only 3.5 miles from my house, and I have been wanting to try it for about 2 months. The opportunity finally arose yesterday. From the street, if you weren't looking for this place, you would have a hard time finding it.
Went in for a late lunch, around 2:30 (on a Sunday) and sat at one of the hightops in the bar area. Rugged, exposed brick lines the inside of the front room, with a long, straight bar along one side and tables on the other. Two TV's tuned to the phillies game bookended the bar.
I quickly located the chalkboard above my table and marveled at the tap list. As good as I was expecting from the reviews on here. From what I recall, they had: La Rulles Tripel, Stone IPA, Houblon Chouffe, Founders Curmudgeon and Red's Rye, Flying Dog Old Scratch, Victory's Prima Pils, Abt 12 and Baltic Thunder, and Ayinger Celebrator. Pretty solid. I had a La Rulles Tripel and a Houblon, both served in appropriate glassware. The only negative, the beer was served too cold.
I noticed there was a small area near the door with some PA equipment and mic stands set up for some live entertainment. I did not go check out the back room or the upstairs.
The food was a pleasant surprise as well. I had a sirloin burger with cheddar, fried onions and mushrooms which was accompanied by a small salad of greens and gourmet chips. My parents went small, and got the beer battered artichoke hearts (stuffed with asiago cheese and lump crab) and a Cesar salad with grilled shrimp. The food was very good. I wanted to explore the menu a bit, but was really feeling the burger. I debated on getting the ostrich burger, but didn't have the balls.
I will say that this place is in between "a bit pricey" and "very expensive." If I could give it 3.5 dollar signs I would. (For comparison The La Rulles was $8.50 and my dad's Old Scratch was $5.50.)
All in all, I would go back here in the future. They have some nice beer specials on Tuesday and live music frequently. Not a place I would frequent due to the price, but a once a month type of place.
07-13-2009 14:56:48 | More by ColForbinBC
4.78/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The High Street Grill in Mount Holly is probably the best craft beer bar in all of South Jersey. They have about 16 taps here with many rotating frequently. Some of the usuals are Chimay, Aventinus, Founders Red Rye, Troeg's Hopback, etc. They also have a lot of different wines available for those who are into that.
Food was extremely good here as well. The Calamari appetizer is great and their Ostrich Burger w/ Veggie Chips is tasty as well. They also have more fancier/pricey fare which looked pretty good too.
The usual bartender that works there is extremely knowledgable and attentive. This is definitely a destination bar/restaurant for anyone in South Jersey.
04-24-2009 13:31:22 | More by nickfama
4.28/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This is probably the best beer bar in South Jersey. John keeps a great selection on tap and rotates styles actively. It's a fun bar with interesting characters and John is always willing to pull up a chair and talk beer when it's a slow night.
You can miss the place from the outside, but the bar is inviting once you're in the door. Exposed brick on the wall frames a specials board. 2 flat screen TV bookend the bar. There are high tops in the bar area, or a dining area further back. A cozy lounge is upstairs.
The food is often excellent, sometimes just very good. The menu is varied, with small plates for small prices and dinners and specials that can push $30.
Don't chance the parking out front. Just find a spot in the big rear lot.
If your friends aren't into beer, the wine selection is well-done and nicely price.
02-21-2009 17:26:14 | More by Cavalier92
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
a) Cozy, nostalgic feel of something like Ireland. Comfortable and always enjoyable.
q) Seems like they put care into what they do.
s) Servers were helpful and polite. Willing to answer questions and knowledgeable about beers and menu selections. Special beer promo nights were fun.
s) Selection of beer on special promo nights was exceptional. Regular night's selection was very good also.
f) Food quality is very good. I can't say that I have ever eaten anything there that I didn't like. Menu has a variety of choices and I think the food quality and preparation is above average.
v) Some things are a bit pricey but the quality of the food is a little higher so you are paying for what you get and the overall experience is worth a little bit more.
01-04-2009 01:36:33 | More by jsanto
4.65/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I stopped by for dinner and a few beers tonight. I was very impressed. The food was really good and reasonably priced. On to the beer. The selection was really good. I think there were 16 beers on tap including Troegs Hopback, Founders Reds Rye, Racer 5, Langunitas and a Firkin of Troegs "Dry Hopped" Hopback amber. I first tried the 4 beer sampler. It was 7$ for the bartender to choose the beers or 10$ to choose your own. The bartender was very friendly and was rather knowledgeable about all of the beers on the menu. The restaurant is about 45mins from my house but I plan on stopping by at least once a month to check out whats on tap.
12-28-2008 02:29:57 | More by dondeez21
4.08/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located in the Middle of downtown Mt. Holly. Small place that can be easily missed. Very tight but comfortable interior. Long bar with the chalkboard tap selection on the wall behind you. Good selection of beers; RiverHorse, Southern Tier, Aventinus, Chimay, Lagunitas, Founders, etc.. Didn't eat but a few people were raving about the mussels. The bartender was very friendly and talked about beer. Not many people but it was a weekday afternoon. I hear it gets packed in here and i did notice a small area for a band to play in the front corner.
Overall- Definitely recommended. Comfortable to hang out and drink during the day and looks like a good place to meet up with friends on the weekend.
12-15-2008 21:58:42 | More by NJpadreFan
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the middle of Mt. Holly, it's a single store-front, pretty non-descript and easy to miss if you're not looking closely. Street parking can be a bit of a challenge, but there's plenty of parking available in the municipal lot out back.
A short walk through foyer off the street, up a few steps, and the warmth of the place exudes friendliness. The bare brick walls, earth tone woodwork and furniture, and blond laminated bar all combine with an eclectic, fun clientèle to give this place atmosphere in spades. Throw in live Irish music on a Tuesday night, and you've got the feel of an evening in the Auld Sod. And any other night, you're in a damned cozy place.
Quality doesn't get much better. It's clean, well laid out, and everything feels fresh. My sole complaint, and it's picky considering the inherent challenges, is the across the board cold beer temperatures. That said, if you want your beer a bit warmer, give a few before you drink it, maybe chatting with your company or with the new friends you'll inevitably meet here.
Service, on the other hand, leaves a little to be desired. Now, I know it can get busy, but with a full house and two bartenders, you'd think a little less time would be spent on idle chit-chat and more on heads-up, who's-next surveillance. Don't get me wrong, you'll get your beer, but the service is uneven and inconsistent. Maybe it's better when slower, but it's during a busy time when you want your staff to shine. Take a look around the bar every now and then, work a cycle, and make sure everyone gets a beer when they need it. Oh, and please, don't make it seem like my getting that beer from you is a favor instead of something I'm paying for.
Selection is an absolute strength, and that would be the case anywhere, not just in craft-starved South Jersey. All the locals seem to get play at one time or another, from Flying Fish to Sly Fox to Victory. If it's local, it will be here at some point. And out of area offerings are very solid, including Smuttynose and the full range of Founders cycling through. Belgians take a tap or three, with St. Bernardus and Houblon Chouffe blissfully present. And Then there's the sixtel of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, drained in less than an hour last night. If that doesn't make this a kick-ass spread, nothing does.
Food is damned tasty, and not just pub-grub. Mussels are a deal when they're all you can eat, and a solid value any other night. Try the smoked turkey chili too, and by the way, the ostrich burger does NOT taste like chicken, and that's a very good thing!
So I've been here twice, and the only mis-step each time was the service. Still, I will go back again, because maybe if they see my face more often, the service will improve a bit. It won't take much to go from better-than-average to good, so I'm hopeful. Meanwhile, I will thoroughly enjoy the beer, the food, and the easy atmosphere. It might not be in everyone's back yard but if you find your way, you'll be happy you did.
11-26-2008 19:45:44 | More by Foxman
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High Street Grill in Mount Holly, NJ
95 out of 100 based on 20 user ratings.