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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 110
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2050 State Rd
phone: (717) 737-0030
(Place added by: Edwin on 07-28-2005)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
Atmosphere: The Brewhouse has both a dining area and a bar. The two are reasonably segregated to prevent the smoky bar from permeating the establishment. It also looks like there is a patio in the back for warmer weather.
Quality: Service was fast and efficient and the establishment appeared clean. There was also a smattering of video games in the bar area that complimented the 6 or so big screen TVs.
Service: Bar service was attentive, providing additional pints of Pliny the Elder as requested (the whole purpose of my visit was for the Elder). They replaced a glass, kept my section of the bar clean and were friendly. No complaints here.
Selection: Selection was impressive. Draught offerings including Pliny the Elder, Bell's HopSlam, Corsendonk Noel, Stone IPA, a Lindeman's varietal (missed exactly which one) and Troegs, along with the standard BMC taps. There appeared to be a good bottle selection in the refrigerator as well.
Food: Food ran the gamut from pub grub (wings, etc) to steak and other upscale offerings.
Overall, the place was very reasonable. My two pints of Pliny (plus tip) ran $7 total. Certainly a steal by any guideline.
12-22-2006 15:10:52 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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 I checked out the drafts on the outdated chalkboard as we went to our table which was candlelit in the the closest to the door practically.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: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
First off, if you are using a GPS to find the Brewhouse Grille you will have to enter 2050 Hummel St. vs. State St., otherwise, you'll wind up at a dead end with no bar in sight.
I initially sat at the outside bar/deck to catch the last of the day's sun. The folks were friendly, but the beer choices were limited. So, after a couple of Troegs' Sunshine Wheat I headed inside for a flat bread pizza (as recommended outside by one of the locals). Inside there was a greater selection of beers on tap which included:
Blue Moon, Magic Hat #9, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Stella, Yuengling, Guinness, Harp, Sly Fox Pilsner, Troegs' Hop Back, Pale Ale & Sunshine Wheat, Victory Golden Monkey, Erie Derailed, SN Harvest & Pale Ale, Franziskaner Weisse, Hoegarden, Smithwicks, Sam Adams Summer and Ithica Sunny Wheat.
The inside of the Brewhouse was just your average bar coupled with a good sized dining area. The bar area was nothing fancy, maybe a few notches up from a spruced up VFW post, complete with old guys sitting around drinking Bud Light (it was a Monday night). The dining area fell somewhere between an upgraded pizza joint and a mid range Mexican franchise. The flatbread pizza was unique, but not exactly something I'd go back for, or even recommend.
On the plus side, the bars (both inside and out) have rows of flat screen TVs to keep you entertained, the bartenders are prompt and the prices were very reasonable. Not sure that I'll be going back any time soon, but if I happen to crash my car right outside, I'd go in for a beer.
07-21-2009 03:03:33 |
More by 86sportster883
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been to the Brewhouse lots of time since it is one of my moms favorite places to eat, as well as mine. The atmosphere is pretty good, just depends on where you are sitting. The inside area has a nice sized dining room with a medium sized attached bar area with a good amount of seating around it. The deck has a large seating area and an indoor/outdoor bar area. Both the inside and outside areas have lots of TV's and music playing to keep you entertained.
The quality has always been good. They serve most of the beers in the right type of glassware but every now and then you may get one in the wrong glass, mostly when a newer person serves it up. The food quality has always been good as well, with the ingredients always being fresh and flavorful. The service has always been pretty good but at times it can be a bit hit or miss. I have been in here when it gets a little crowded and we had to wait for quite some time to get our drinks refilled.
In the past few years they have really stepped up their selection. You won't find anything too "rare" on every given day but every now and then you might find a keg of KBS or something along those lines popping up here. On my last visit I had a Green Flash west coast IPA and, since they were having a Troegs event, a cask dead reckoning. The prices are pretty good across the board with only a few beers being overpriced.
The real reason I like to come here is the food. I could eat their fries all day, every day. I usually get a burger or a club sandwich and both are excellent. I have also had quite a few other things on the menu but those two are by far my favorites. Overall, if you are in the area and looking for a laid back place to have some good food and good beer, you should give this place a try.
09-02-2011 23:20:32 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
These are exceptionally nice people! This place, however, was not easy for me to find. Certainly not with google direction coming from Westys Beer Distributor. Do not take 19th street to State or if you do be sure to go over the bridge and turn right when 19th runs into state. I got so lost Fortunately when I called they were able to help me find my way. I am not sure it was worth getting lost for it but it was a nice place with nice people and a decent selection. If your in the area stop by but I wouldnt pilgrimage across the state for it. The beer selection is far above avereage for the area. But I have come to expect I higher standard than I used to. Especially after going to Zeno's in State college. Certainly this is thre right place to take your date and get to drink Omegang, Andrson Valley, DFH Fransiskaner and the like.
Hope this is helpful.
08-18-2006 06:17:25 |
More by Phatz
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Decided to stop in at Brewhouse Grille for lunch with two co-workers since it is in such close proximity to our office. Upon entering, I immediately noticed the oddly shaped bar and multitude of taps twenty in all! It was quite busy, so we found three vacant seats at the bar in front of the beer coolers and made ourselves at home.
There were two coolers with five shelves each packed to the gills with nothing but micros. The majority were US micros, including DFH, Blue Point, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Sea Dog, Rogue, Stone, etc. with plenty of PA breweries represented, including Legacy, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Lancaster, ABC, Victory, and Stoudts. Their imports included Fullers, Chimay and some other Belgians, Boddingtons, etc.
I was quite impressed (and surprised) by their tap selection, which boasted twenty different beers, all of which were micros and imports save three reserved for Coors Lite, Miller Lite and Yuengling Lager. The micros on tap were as follows: Stone IPA, Bells Two-Hearted Ale, Blue Point Hoptical Illusion, Troegs Mad Elf, Rogue Dead Guy, DFH 60-min., Sierra Nevada Celebration and perhaps a few others. Their import offering included Frambroise Lambic, Smithwicks, Guinness, Harp, Stella, Franzi and Molson.
For lunch, I got a bacon cheddar burger with seasoned fries. The burger was average, but the fries were great. Our service was very good, and the bartender was quite knowledgeable about the various beers. However, it took forever to get our food, so they lose some points for that. One of the guys I was with got soup and a salad, and he got his salad after we were all served. I took at least 45 minutes to get our food. To drink, I had a Bells Two-Hearted Ale and a Chimay Blue. Both were very good, though I preferred the Bells (just a personal preference to hoppy ales over Belgians).
Overall, I was very impressed with their tap selection and the service was very good. The food was decent but it took way too long to get our food. It was quite crowded, smoky and noisy during our visit, but thats understandable because it was during lunchtime. With all that said, I would still return for a few beers given the great selection of micros on tap and in bottles.
12-12-2006 14:44:26 |
More by ffejherb
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 | $$
This used to be my favorite place to go to on the west shore, when it was known as the Iron Kettle. I came back home for the weekend and made the trip over to check this place out. Note: I was expecting the Iron Kettle. What I didn't expect was to really enjoy this establishment.
There are 2 doors to go in the front of the building. Not much parking room available, so make it there soon.
Bar is U-Shaped. Great for chatting with the chums or eating and watching sports.
Food is excellent, very unique and the chef had some unusual dishes available. Also, very affordable.
Beer list in impecable for central PA. Lots of beer available from PA, but also from most of the US. Rogue, Anderson Valley, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Sea Dog, and more. Their beer list was on an entire sheet of paper and must've had over 100 breweries.
Excellent place to try.
06-25-2006 21:43:12 |
More by DuqTroops
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went to the Brewhouse for lunch with BA Deuane. Nice layout at the horseshoe shaped bar. Very decent draft selection with a few seasonal beers (pumpkins and Oktoberfests). But, I opted for one of my favorites, Two Hearted Ale ( it is usually always available here on tap). We got our beer, ordered our lunch and chatted with a few people at the bar. Our sandwiches arrived in a short amount of time and I ordered my second beer, a Red Seal. There is a decent selection of at least 75 bottles to choose from in the cooler as well. Prices for the beer and food were reasonable.
10-24-2008 16:54:47 |
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