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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2 Miss America Way
phone: (609) 347-7800
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
The Tun Tavern is right next to the convention center in Atlantic City and had a lot with free parking for tavern patrons.
Nice interior but a little bland. Just your typical wood and brass.
The service wasn't bad but the waitress didn't seem to know too much about beer. You could tell her knowledge didn't go beyond the information on the place mat. This is a very common problem in a lot of brewpubs. I don't expect waitresses to be brewmasters but when someone asks questions you have to be able to answer.
Anyway, on to the beers. They had six on tap. The Freedom Ale Barleywine was the prize as far as I was concerned. Strong, syrupy, almost brandy-like. My second favorite was the Leatherneck stout. This was rich, robust and very malty. It's name comes from the fact that The first Marine Corps. allegedly organized at the original Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. The Tun light was a nice crisp light golden ale. The Honey Bear Brown was my next favorite. Nutty, malty and nice honey notes. The devil dog pale ale was a nice example of an english style pale. The last beer was the seasonal pumpkin ale. This was not very good. Way too much spice and the beer was kind of watery and flat. This was the only beer I didn't care for.
The food was excellent! I had the fish and chips and got four nice pieces of cod. Delicious.
Overall a nice brew pub with decent beer, great food and your typical TGIF/Applebee's type staff.
11-26-2006 17:44:41 |
More by BillyB
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I was at the Convention Center and decided to walk across for some beer. It is very easy to find. It was a crowded Thursday afternoon. It is well-lit. Very thin, but deep. On the right were cooking stations that were open with some tables along it. The thin, but adequately roomy bar was on the left. There were beautiful, young girls serving beers. They seemed a bit overwhelmed by the crowd, but were handling it well.
I sat on the side of the bar that was nearest the cooking stations, as there were no openings on the other side. The heat from the stoves was very uncomfortable. This was a fairly cool day - I can imagine how hot and uncomfortable it would be in the summer. The smells of burgers came over.
The selection was well-rounded. Eight craft beers were on-tap. There was a Barleywine that was cask conditioned in Jack Daniels casks. Interesting, but too early in the day for me...Also, they had an IPA, a stout, a honey brown, an amber, a light golden ale, two seasonals - an O-fest and a Pumpkin. Bud, Heineken and Coors Light were also on the lines. (I thought that they should be separate, if there at all.) Anyway, I had the IPA, which was nice.
I didn't have any food, so I can't comment on it.
The bartender was friendly. It took me a little while to receive my first beer (which was, thankfully, not in a chilled glass), but refills and the growlers came quickly, esp. considering how busy it was.
The prices were $4 for a pint, but the growlers were $18, and $10 for re-fills, which I thought was too high.
Well, it's worth stopping in if you are in AC.
11-10-2006 23:04:13 |
More by jwc215
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my local brewpub and I get there as often as I can. Ted has come a long way after taking over for Mark Cohen several years ago who moved to Vegas to park cars. Mark was quite the character and loved by everyone. Ted came in after the not-so-friendly separation and took the heat, but stood up to it and has really come into his own. His beers get better all the time and Monty has allowed him to experiment more often with new styles. He presently has a Belgian in the fermenters which should be out soon. I love the IPA year around and his seasonals have hit the mark. His Freedom Ale barleywine comes out every 9/11 and is oak-aged with an outstanding oak and vanilla flavor at 11%. This one is worth a trip to AC alone!
The fairly modern decor gives it a not-so-much-a-tavern atmosphere, but it is comfortable. They are also going to be enclosing the outside deck for use year around, though part will remain open for the summer season.
They just promoted their sous chef to the executive position and we attended the Oktoberfest Dinner which was more than excellent.
I see good things for him in the future. The food is very good and the service is usually good, but can be spotty depending on business.
Most people don't realize that it is a short train trip away from Philadelphia. Just across the street from the station, you can enjoy the beers and food and hop right back on the train home!
When in AC, stop by and see Ted and enjoy what they have to offer. Get on the mailing list for their special events and dinners.
10-28-2006 00:36:09 |
More by beertravel
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped in here while losing my money in A.C. this weekend. Nice place...good change from all the lights and mirrors of the casinos. They about eight of their own brews plus Bud and Coors light on tap. The bartenders were very easy on the eyes but still bit new to the place so they didn't know too much about the beers and we had to wait a bit long sometimes to get them back around to refill our glasses. The food was very good as were some of the beers they brew. Mixed drinks were pricey. I will be back here when I return to A.C. The All American IPA was too tasty not to come back.
07-16-2006 17:46:18 |
More by Imstillthegman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
First question: How can you miss this place if you are visiting A.C.? It is just opposite the Convention Center and is part of a spawling complex.
The first thing that jumped out at me was the depth of the place. It is not terribly wide, but by Christ, it is deep! Actually, it is wide also, but its width is dominated by its kitchen, which takes up a third of the right side of the place. The kitchen is also quite deep, but not publically. The layout is really a wedge, narrower at the entrance and expanding as you head aft.
In the overhead, above the right-hand side, are a number of windows, looking down from the Sheraton's lobby. I could only hope that we publicans were able to amuse the lobbyists.
The bar is at once oval and wedge-like, with a right angle at its back end. The color scheme is brick-red and cobalt-blue, plus olive around the overlooking windows, making it both eye-catching and pleasing to the senses. The brewhouse is an interesting system, with the brewhouse on the main floor and the serving tanks in a special second floor room in the overhead of the bar area.
Speaking of the bar area, I would be remiss if I did not mention the concrete Marine statue under the U.S. flag. This place is a tribute to the original Tun Tavern, where the Continental Congress created the Continental Marines in 1775. Now, as a retired member of Uncle Sugar's Canoe Club, better known as the U.S. Navy, I love to jag the Marines. Not this time - yinz guys get a pass. Hoo-rah!
04-15-2006 13:04:10 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Parking is now free: there's a lot on Michigan Ave, which runs along side of the Tun Tavern, whose tickets the Tun Tavern will validate (although sometimes the lot is unattended and free for all). This is a recent development, and other reviews on the site may not reflect this.
Now, onto the beer. The IPA was good, although the hops were a little too strong. A solid 3.5 beer. The place isn't fully committed to being a brewpub. It serves Bud and Coors Lite, even though it makes its own light beer. It also serves beer in frosted glasses, and the beer itself is a little too cold. Well, I guess that's a compromise to a broad customer base, but I did take a little off my quality score for these sins. The selection of beers was on the small side.
The building is nice, with blue walls and heavy doses of wood blending nicely. There's also a nice patio. The female bartenders were hot, which is nice. (I have to call it as I see it.)
My cheeseburger was very good and was served quickly.
So, I like the Tun Tavern more than some other BAs, and I do think it's nice for a quick stop before you hit the casinos. Don't go to AC just to go there, but if you're in town, give it a shot.
09-06-2005 02:28:42 |
More by GnomeKing
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Overall impression: eh.
Atmosphere: place reminds me of what people in the early 90's would have projected architecture to look like in 2030. Sort of like Demolition Man. All the servers were pretty young ladies with short skirts. That is part of the AC atmosphere and I'm not subtracting or giving them points for that.
The aforementioned servers are very nice. Kind, but inattentive for stretches of times.
Food is not impressive at all. Fries were soggy. Wings not that good. Cheesesteak only adequeate. Chicken fingers were good with a spicier honey mustard sauce, but that one was waaay overpriced. 3 freaking strips? Wings were also overly slathered in bbq sauce.
Selection of beer included Pils, Light Lager, a stout, a weiss, amber, IPA and a Brown. None blitheringidiot and I tried impressed us.
No desire to come back. Esp. after parking for 9 bucks by the train station. Is there another place to park?
08-15-2005 16:51:00 |
More by GeoffFromSJ
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2 | $$$
After driving two hours down to A.C. and two hours back, here is the scoop on Tun Tavern.
You better be ready to pay $9 to park in the lot next to Tun Tavern to "enjoy" these brew pub beers. Walk across the street and through the big doors to walk back to the bar. Of course, typical supposed "hot" chicks work behind the bar. They are working harder for a tip than for the enjoyment of the patron. My gal couldn't wait to ask if she could take away my sampler but when it came to getting another beer, I needed a flare gun and a burning boat.
The entire selection was Light Ale (refreshing), Irish Red Ale (hard candy), Pale Ale (light citrous), Nut Brown Ale (nutty), Stout (watery), Weissbier(?), and finally an IPA (cascade). The best of the beers was the Light Ale(go figure) and the IPA. The most popular beer was the Coors Light tap. (rewind!) wahhh??? Yes they serve it on tap with Budweiser.
My BA bud had the cheesesteak. He said that it was OK. We split chicken tenders and wings that we ordered "hot" and BBQ flavored. The wings were undercooked pink with a smattering of honey sauce. WEAK! The $6.50 plate of chicken tenders had THREE (count 'em) THREE chicken tenders on a lettuce leaf with a plastic cup of honey mustard. The food was more of a rip-off than a bad $10 blowjob by an A.C. dumpster diving crack whore slooty-hoo.
A five beer sampler was $6. That was average for the surroundings, but beyond that, this place is a rip. Despite being a brewpub junky, this place was hardly eyebrow raising. As far as "Could you bring your Mother here?" I wouldn't bother because this place will not receive any more of my ducats.
Last call: Maybe this place has better nights with specialty beers, but the night I spent my dough, it was sub-par at best.
Beer is good. Happy better beering.
p.s. The sign out front reads _UN Tavern. Aptly named as in Not a Tavern. Scrod brewpub!
08-14-2005 04:58:33 |
More by blitheringidiot
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I made a point to visit on my latest trip to AC. Wasn't disappointed! I filtered in with the lunchtime crowd and tried a sampler of six brews. They were served typically in the sample glasses with a place mat underneath giving all the information about each beer being served. The bartender was prompt and courteous even though she was serving the lunchtime rush. I will return again, this time with an appetite. The bar was a U-shaped with plenty of elbow room. There was a large dining area and the brewing equipment is showcased to the left as you enter. The restaurant was clean and well-lit. Plenty of parking and easily accesible, this is a nice alternative to the casinos.
02-24-2005 03:22:37 |
More by biernuss
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Just off the AC Expressway this brewpub makes for a decent altenative to the Planet Hollywood/Hard Rock sort of place in AC. Its right next to the new convention center and a moderate walk from some of the casinos.
Somewhat industrial looking interior. Wide open to the ceiling around the bar and a fair sized dining area off that. The kitchen is visible behind part of the dining area.
Quality was a notch above average. The beers were pretty standard. I had the Leatherneck Stout, Nut Brown Ale and the Quadruple, which was actually the best of the 3. Really surpassed the other 2. They also were offering an Irish Red, Pale Ale and another 1 or 2 selections.
Service at the bar was good and friendly. Really didnt ask about any of the beers or the operation there was enough info on the menu and in articles from different publications hanging on the walls.
The selection was good. There was pretty much a beer for every taste. Menu was quite varied-several types of soup offered which is a nice change from the usual French Onion and soup of the day as your only options. We split an order of spicy wings that were good and my brother and I both had chili which was very good. My other brother had the roast beef sandwich and labeled it "fair" I didnt want to give the food any highermarks as we really only had appetizers and no entrees.
Definately worth a stop in AC- Id rather loose money here then the casino-at least you get something for your troubles.
01-22-2005 23:39:05 |
More by lackenhauser
Tun Tavern in Atlantic City, NJ
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