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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
213 Water St
PO Box 280
phone: (401) 466-5911
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by Jwale73:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Stopped in for a quick pint on the way back to the ferry. Nice atmosphere and menu looked pretty good, but I didn't order anything. Bartender was very friendly and attentive. Beer was not great. Five on tap; an IPA, Red, Scotch, Stout and a Pilsener. I had the Scotch and the Stout. All I can say is that they are very watered down representations of the style. The Scotch was almost translucent, and the only thing reminiscent of the style was a smokey character. The Stout was a watery irish dry stout. Prices were reasonable, but you're better off bringing your own and dining at one of the BYOB establshments on the island.
08-26-2008 21:59:24 |
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10-26-2013 22:52:45 |
More by Resuin
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
I went to the Mohegan brew pub yesterday as part of a day trip with my wife and son. It seemed like the thing to do given that it's the only brew pub on the island. The atmosphere was okay. The decor was generally nautical and would have been improved with some outdoor space. Our waitress was friendly and the food was good (we had crab cakes and ceviche).
They had four beers on tap (an IPA, a summer wheat, a blueberry amber, and a stout). I had the summer wheat, which was mediocre at best. It thin and watery and bitter (not in a good way). It didn't inspire me to try anything else.
If you're on Block Island and looking for a place to eat this is decent bet. If you're looking for good beer you'll likely be disappointed, but at least you'll be supporting local brewing. And, who knows, the beer might get better.
08-25-2011 17:04:49 |
More by FourQuarters
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Everything was great except the beer only the IPA was passable the rest were low on flavor and very underdeveloped. Great food, portion sizes, and service though. The atmosphere was also very nice. The brew pubs prices are reasonable but the cost of the ferry and time involved really drive the price up. Also take into account that the brewpub is right across the street from the ferry on the main drag of a tourist trap so it tends to fill up quickly. Given a little more time and practice this place could be a real winner.
07-17-2011 19:33:07 |
More by woolybear
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Good food and friendly service. Prices are slightly high, but this is true throughout the island.
I've been coming here for years, and make sure to always stop by for some food.
Unfortunately, the beer has become one thing I do not miss. The only beer I felt was drinkable is now listed as "retired". Everything else is funky tasting, either soda-like carbonation, bacteria infected bandaid off flavors, like bad batches of plasticy extract homebrew. I wish I could rave about it, but it would be a lie.
I had high hopes every summer season, but it has never improved. Food is great though, at least it always has been...
06-14-2011 16:42:17 |
More by ianskate
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
My wife and I visited as part of a daytrip to Block Island. The atmosphere is nice - the Red Sox/Yankees game was on mood at the bar was friendly. We were there in the evening, so didn't regret the lack of outdoor seating (though we would have earlier - sitting outside at the Oar was very nice for lunch). The server was friendly but overworked - they have a bar and a set of bar tables, but she was responsible for serving all.
The major flaw in the establishment, however, was the beer. The only beers they have on tap are their own brews, which when I went was:
Chili Pepper Ale
Striper Red Ale
I initially ordered the Striper Red Ale, which was billed as a malty version of an English red. It had neither body nor flavor, and tasted a bit like dishwater, or perhaps like water from melted ice that's come to room temperature. I couldn't drink it, but the waitress was kind enough to furnish a replacement in the form of the Pilsner. It also was watery and borderline flavorless, with a distinct lack of any refreshing qualities. It was, however, drinkable. My wife had the summer wheat, which was also absent any flavor. I saw three other patrons send back the Red Ale, so perhaps it was a bad batch.
In summary, nice location (across from the old harbor ferry landing), good atmosphere (if you can't or don't want to be outside), but stay away from the beer brewed on the premises.
08-08-2010 15:12:06 |
More by snman31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I've been coming to the Mohegan Cafe for years. It's a great little restaurant right by the ferry docks that offers a great selection of food. On this visit I had blackened mahi mahi with pepper rub and mango glaze and it was delicious.
Their draft list is made up of only beers that are brewed on the premises. They included English Striper (red ale), Black Buck Stout, B.I.P.A. (IPA), Strawberry Blond, and Summer Wheat. I ordered the IPA while my mom had the Summer, which I had a sip of. My IPA was great and the summer wheat tastes decent. They also have bottles of mostly BMC and a few craft (Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada).
It's a really great establishment and the staff is very friendly. Prices are a bit high, but that's just the norm on Block Island. Great place to pick up some food or sample the homemade brew (note: their beer is made through extract brewing as there are water restrictions on local businesses on the island) . Definitely recommend.
07-28-2010 04:05:13 |
More by Sam21
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$
Located right across from the ferry drop-off. Me and my large family vacation group stopped here for lunch after getting sea-sick on an hour long boat ride. The beer I ordered here only made things worse. It was a terrible stout called "Black Buck Stout." The other selection of beers was a short list that had an IPA, pilsner, strawberry blonde, and a red ale. I can only judge the beer based on what I had, but I doubt any of the other beers could be good.
The food was a bit below average, but nothing terrible. I only had a bowl of veggie chilli, which wasn't bad but not really good either. Out of the other six people I ate with, they had a mango chicken sandwich, steak sandwhich, nachos, and some other pub grub items. Reactions went from "not that great" to "not too bad"
The atmosphere was pretty nice. It was a small place with nautical items all over the wall and decoration. There was nothing too bad about the service, just a bit slow and awkward. I wish this place was better, because a good brewpub would have made this a much better island. If I come back, I'll skip over Mohegan.
07-20-2010 17:47:01 |
More by jeffthecheff
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I had to stop in when I saw this placed brewed its own beer. My wife and I were greeted by a friendly host Chip, who ironically had been the first-mate on the deep sea charter I was on the day before (small island!) When I visited they were offering a pilsner, an apricot ale, a high octane ale, an IPA, and a stout. I ordered the "Joe's High Octane Ale" but accidentally received the B.I.P.A. (Block Island Pale Ale) so they gave me the second one free of charge. The IPA was wonderful, but unfortunately, that is where the praise ends. The Octane Ale was flat and pretty one-dimensional. If I'm ever back on the Island I will definitely go back to try other beers (for I believe they are the only brewpub on the island).
09-17-2009 19:57:37 |
More by drylongso2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Spent a weekend trip to Block Island and had no idea where to start.
Found Mohegan immediately (I'm a sucker for the word "brewery" attached to any restaurant), and had to stop.
The interior is what you'd expect for a pub-grub style restaurant on the water front. Very low key, cheap decor, but cozy and nautical themed; welcoming and warm.
The service was average but friendly. But the food was delicious. I had the Whole Belly Clam Roll which was superb and paired well nicely with the Joe's "How I Got Fired" High-Octane ale. My company had the Falafel and Mahi sandwich (both of which said their food was delicious). Each meal was not more than $8. A pint was $5 or $6 if I remember. (You can also get a small button for $5 at certain hotels that gives you discounts on the entire island - including $2 off your first pint at Mohegan, as well as discounts on lunch specials).
I was, unfortunately, too busy with my food and company to pay deserving attention to my beer to give it a proper review. But I do remember that it was very rich, a bit heavy on the mandarin orange flavors (sweet yet orange-citrusy), and with plenty of alcohol to boot. A decent pint that I would gladly order again.
For that matter, I would gladly go back to this little restaurant on a small island in the middle of nowhere, just to order that same meal with their house beer again.
So if you are ever visiting Block Island, and even have reservations/plans, making a stop at Mohegan Cafe and Brewery and checking out their house brews (yes, they have samplers) should definitely be a priority.
06-20-2009 22:00:02 |
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