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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 110
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2050 State Rd
phone: (717) 737-0030
(Place added by: Edwin on 07-28-2005)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I just came back from a vacation in PA and we stayed near this place. I had heard good things about it from George at Westy's Distributor down the street. the place is a regular looking establishment with a bar on the right as you enter in the front and the dining area on the left. There are plans for a big outdoor deck in the works that you can see as you enter the back parking lot. The place is full no matter what time of day or what day you go. Here is what did it for me- they had Two-hearted Ale on draft. I could sit there all day and drink it. The rest of the beer selection is great as well. the staff that I encountered knew their beer very well. The food was excellent and served in larger portions than many other places that I have visited. I tried to stick to the local beers that were available other than the Two-hearted as I would not be able to get them again so I had some Troegs, Legacy... all in all an excellent time. A big thanks to the staff who went out of their way to ensure that we had a great time.
07-08-2006 20:47:30 |
More by sudzweasel
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I seem to go to Brewhouse about twice a month for dinner and beers with my wife. There has only been one time in maybe 2 years where they didn't have any beer on tap that excited me. They have something like 30 taps, and you can usually find beers like HopSlam, Nugget Nectar, and Stone Double Bastard (beers in this realm). These are right in my wheelhouse, and I always look forward to going to see what they have.
They have cask beer too, and beer on cask is inhumanly smooth and amazing regardless of what it is (wonder what Bud on cask would taste like? Yeah).
The service is stellar, the food is great. Downright great and reasonably priced. The back deck is huge and the bar area is bar-like (in a good way) and comfortable. The dining area has a family-dining vibe which is pretty dull, but to me that is literally the only downside to this place.
06-03-2011 18:56:36 |
More by tonymoore
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped in after a trip to Westy's and Troegs. This is a smallish U shaped bar with probably 15 beers on tap. Most notably for me was Bell's Hopslam, Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Stone IPA, Blue Point IPA. They had some BMC and yuengling as well. And the usual Harp, Guiness, also some Corsendonk Abbey I think it was. A few others I don't remember. They also had a very good selection of unusual bottles - probably over 100 as a guess. The service was excellent, we never waited for anything. We each had an excellent burger and talked with some of the locals. The price for 4 pints of hopslam and two burgers was $32 so I think a good value. I will definitely be back here everytime I head to Harrisburg. This is a must visit if you're in the area and want some unusual quality draft beers. There is also a restaurant section but I didn't really see that.
12-29-2006 13:37:59 |
More by grego
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the place to go for beer lovers that live on the west shore of the Harrisburg area. The outdoor bar area is very nice, there's not much of a view there but I can't really complain about that. There is always an excellent selection of craft beers to choose from courtesy of Westy's. I can always find 2-3 beers that I love on tap plus there are lots of bottles to choose from. If you go during happy hour from 5-7 on the week days you can even get all beers on draft half off, it's a great deal. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work. I really like the food as well. If you live in the area and haven't been to this place yet I would recommend checking it out. If you enjoy good beer, good food, and watching sports with good people this is the place to go.
Edit: I have to second the notion that the parking lot is pretty tight. Be careful when leaving. I've seen people back into peoples cars already.
01-14-2009 07:29:50 |
More by jrw5061
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited the establishment on a Saturday afternoon at 5PM. The dining was virtually empty and we were promptly seated. The waitress soon arrived and took our drink orders, which were served promptly. They had a separate beer menu which was truly extensive. The tap selection was good, but the bottle selection was excellent. The bootles were a nice mixture of east coast micros, other American micros, and European micros. The food was a little slow in arriving (considering the few patrons in the dining area) but when it arrived we were all extremely pleased. The portion sizes were large, especially for the salads. All the food was served at the correct temperature, and was delicious. It is also child fruiendly with a special menu. They are currently constructing a new deck in the back which has taken away part of the parking lot. This can make the lot a bit difficult to exit, especially when you have had a few. Be Careful.
10-12-2006 21:25:07 |
More by tgbljb
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I have frequented the Brewhouse Grille, since it morphed from the Iron Kettle, and the beer selection is great - both taps and bottles...
I've seen everything from Troegs, Bells, Stone ThreeFloyds (Robert the Bruce and Alpha King), Victory Old Horizontals/Currently has Storm King and one of my new found favorites - Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap. They keep the tap selection fresh and revolving (some regulars, such as Bells two hearted and Rogue Dead Guy). (Kudos to Westys)
The staff understands the beers (as much as they can possibly keep up with the selection changes)...I was even warned by my waitress, when she brought me the Victory Old Horizontal to, "Make sure you're careful with this one...It has a high alcohol content..."
The food is reasonable and tasty...They have an all you can eat crab leg night (Get there early). They do have excellent fries.
The crowd is chill and during the dinner hour, does have a family atmosphere in the dining area. Check out the outside deck, where you can order any of the beers from the inside selection, as well as the outside.
There is local musical talent on certain nights and there are always beers specials daily.
My only beef is that the parking lot is really tight...be careful...
If you're ever on the East or West Shores of Harrisburg, stop in.
08-15-2008 16:36:41 |
More by TonyT
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
A nice local bar that is an eclectic mix of craft beer enthusiasts and just people looking to have a good time. Nice tap selection that rotates and 2 large coolers full of bottles, not anything crazy rare, but a nice overall selection. Two large bars one smoking and one non-smoking with a deck. Brad is a great bar tender that provides great service. Great to stop in to grab an after work beer or to unwind for a little bit and relax. Food is outstanding and is served very quickly. Check it out if your in the area.
09-07-2010 00:17:35 |
More by StormKing47
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I entered with my girlfriend around 6pm and it was crowded, but we were seated after only a short wait. I checked out the drafts on the outdated chalkboard as we went to our table which was candlelit in the the closest to the door practically. The ambience was pleasant and the staff was moving quickly to accomodate the full house. I like the partition that separates the bar from the restaurant. It still was slightly noisy with tiled floor and limited plant life, but still not distracting.
The menu was a nice surprise with the variety including everything from salads to burgers/wraps and appetizers as well as over a dozen entrees. The entree choices were broad in scope from: Chicken Parm, Gnocci Scarpone, Filet Mignon, Ahi Tuna, Seafood Jambalaya, Ny Strip, Eggplant Parm Pork Tenderloin Medallians, Babyback Ribs and my Entree Choice-Grouper with Lobster sauce, rice pilaf and asparagus.
The Drink order was taken and returned in minutes, and moments later I was enjoying my fresh green salad w/ spinach and my date was tasting Crab and corn chowder. I enjoyed the accent lighting that added to the mood including skylights and lighted fans. There was a sufficient amount of smokeaters to suck up smoke also.
I was enjoying steaming hot and fresh grouper less than 20 min later. The fish was lightly seasoned and cooked just right. I enjoyed the way the asparagus was prepared also-al dente.
The waitress was friendly and asked if I wanted more to drink which was appreciated.The lobster sauce accented the pilaf and fish well, it was sweet and creamy.The portion size was generous and I went over to the bar to pick out a mixed six of Micros from across the country and the state of PA.
I enjoyed everything about the experience- The art including Frank Sinatra's mugshot, Bob Dylan and David Bowie shaking hands, Elvis's grinning mug and the service was above average. I would definitely come back.
04-08-2007 23:29:02 |
More by Slatetank
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We decided to stop in on Saturday after a trip to Westy's and Troeg's for tastings. Easy to get to the place, with plenty of available parking. Walking in, we couldn't find 3 seats in together for the 3 of us, so we opted to sit in the dining portion instead, plus we wanted to eat and get a breather from the smoke in the bar. Their draft list was pretty impressive, with lots of good West Coast IPAs. Only bad thing was they hadn't updated the list or the chalk board, and everything I had wanted to try was kicked. I finally decided to get the Frankenberry, half Franziskaner half Lindeman's Framboise, very tasty.
The food was also very enjoyable, excellent corn and crab chowder, and a reasonable price. Plenty of nice modern flatscreens to watch sports on as well. Oh, and the bottle selection was very impressive, especially for Pennsylvania. Somehow they managed to get some New Belgium brews, something I haven't found much past Chicago. Its definitely worth a stop for a brew or two along with a quick bite to eat whenever you find yourself near Harrisburg.
01-16-2007 22:23:21 |
More by HopDerek
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This used to be my favorite place to go to on the west shore, when it was known as the Iron Kettle. I came back home for the weekend and made the trip over to check this place out. Note: I was expecting the Iron Kettle. What I didn't expect was to really enjoy this establishment.
There are 2 doors to go in the front of the building. Not much parking room available, so make it there soon.
Bar is U-Shaped. Great for chatting with the chums or eating and watching sports.
Food is excellent, very unique and the chef had some unusual dishes available. Also, very affordable.
Beer list in impecable for central PA. Lots of beer available from PA, but also from most of the US. Rogue, Anderson Valley, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Sea Dog, and more. Their beer list was on an entire sheet of paper and must've had over 100 breweries.
Excellent place to try.
06-25-2006 21:43:12 |
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