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Pocono Brewing Company
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
phone: (570) 839-3230
(Place added by: stingo)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
This is a stop for me when meeting up with some friends once in a while. Their house beers are usually pretty good and their draft selection is good for the area. Their food is not that great and their service is really lacking. Its worth a stop if you want to try some new beers or a good meeting place in the poconos.
05-15-2013 16:04:01 |
More by twenty5
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Located in the Poconos, in Swiftwater near Sanofi Aventis, Caesars Brookdale and the State Police Barracks.
The place is rather expansive. As you walk in you can step up to the bar straight ahead. There are seats to the right and left of the bar and on the other side of the bar there is a big seating area. Nothing spectacular but the place is clean.
The service is pretty friendly and prompt. They did exactly what you would expect.
I was surprised at the tap selection when I was there. While they have your standard Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud, they did have some Bells, Yuengling, Stone, Victory and Sierra Nevada. In addition, they did have some homebrews there, but I do not think they were made onsight. While you will never be blown away by the selection, it has more craft beers on tap here than other bars in the area.
The crowd is a mix between your blue collar folks and your white collar professionals from Sanofi with a sprinkling of tourists.
A better option if you are in the Pocono's but I would not go out of my way to get to this place.
07-21-2011 23:37:48 |
More by IronCitySteve
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
First off, there aren't too many places in the Poconos to visit if you're a BA. But this place was a welcome surprise. They've got a bunch of top shelf beers on tap, including Delirium Tremens, Stone IPA, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, Victory Hopdevil, and others that I can't remember right now. Unfortunately, they were out of their Porter and some of the other IPAs that I was interested in. I tried their homebrew IPA and it was definitely acceptable. I had their 6-beer sampler, which turned out to be around 36 oz. of beer, for $12. Not too bad, considering you could get all of the top shelf stuff in the sampler.
Service was good, the waitstaff made the rounds every few minutes. And the waitresses were good looking, which didn't hurt.
Can't speak for the food, but overall I wouldn't mind visiting this place again. A solid B+.
07-08-2011 00:41:16 |
More by DrewV
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
When there are 6 people in a restaurant at the peak of lunch time you probably should take the hint. Went with 6 friends and only one ate their food. Everything was dripping grease and/or cheese. Their appetizers were pretty good though. The beer selection is good for the Poconos but unimpressive. I tried their 3 house beers and found them to be mediocre at best. I ended up drinking soda. Their saving grace is that its the only place around with any sort of craft beer selection. Service was good and there is plenty of parking.
02-17-2011 21:31:20 |
More by IdrinkGas
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
I was up in the Pocono's over the weekend and decided to try this place out before we left. Don't let the name fool you. I'm not too sure about the "brewing" part of it. They only have 3 locally brewed beers available and when i was there they were out of 2 of them. I had the ball and chain lager. it was o.k. nothing to write home about. They had about 12 taps all dedicated to craft brews and were out of the first 4 that i ordered. i ordered the french onion soup and ranch burger. The soup was good but the burger was a hockey puck. The atmosphere of the place was nice. they have a couple of cool game rooms with pool tables and what not and it looks like the outside is really nice during the warmer months. I don't think i'll be back though.
02-15-2011 18:53:32 |
More by thetachibro
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
This place is difficult to judge. If I base it on being a brewpub/brewery it fails. They only have a couple (2 or 3) "locally brewed" beers and I don't recall what they were. The one that sounded interesting they were out of. The others didn't sound too tempting. The waiter described one as like Yuengling. Not being a huge fan of Yuengling I tried it anyway and it did taste like it (I wouldn't be surprised if it was). But their bottle selection is very good so as a beer bar it gets good marks. The food and service were also very good. I only stopped in once while on vacation in the area but the place is quite large with an outside deck and a sushi bar (I think). If I'm in the area again I would like more time to check out the place. Overall though I'd say it's still worth a stop. This is a case of where the whole measures up more than just the sum of its parts.
06-09-2010 15:02:01 |
More by brewman63
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1 | $$$
After moving to the area for business, this was one of the places that really catches your attention. Beautiful building, and a nice outdoor, cabin like feeling. My wife and I went on a Sunday, and were really dissapointed. One appetizer, fajitas and ribs for an entree, and two Stone Ipa's cost us just shy of eighty dollars! And if the food was good, maybe, but the ribs were all fat and tough,and the fajitas bland. We did give them another chance because we did go on a Sunday night and they were kind of slow. So we went back on a Saturday night when it was packed, and had the same results. Great selection of beer for the area, and a beautiful building, nothing more.
07-23-2009 15:39:13 |
More by formulaone
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
So over new years we went to a cabin in the Poconos. I had no illusions we brought in two cases of two hearted plus about a case of bombers.
This place was a welcome surprise. Everything else in the area tries to compete as to who has the coldest light beer on tap. I got a dogfish 60. Nowhere else in the area had the selection of craft beer on tap that they did. The food was decent bar food but nothing to really seek out. Basically if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere in this area this is THE place to go to have a draft beer.
07-08-2009 23:04:05 |
More by aerozeppl
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place has good points and bad. It's selection is good considering the other available options in the area.. Though it's not nearly as impressive as they think it is, I guess. The only really surprising or good things to see are Delirium Tremens and Salvator.. Tried their Porter, wasn't really too impressed. Other than this, the atomsphere is too Applebees-ish. Very sports bar-like and BMC-propoganda on the walls. I can't imagine they serve too much of anything other than bud light and such.. The buidling itself is nice, though too bright. And the outfits the waitresses wear are sexually objectifying at best. But, again.. It's the only place to find something as good as DT in the area. Even if that's the only option
02-13-2009 22:03:40 |
More by BirdFlu
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Pocono Brewing Company is a few miles from the Camelback ski area and has one of the best selections I've found in the local area. They have about 30 beers on draught and 50-60 in bottles. Compared to a city establishment, the selection is average.
There is a sports bar and a restaurant in the establishment; although brewing equipment can be observed, there is no brewing that happens here. The sports bar atmosphere is what one would expect, with several televisions tuned to various sports programs; the other part of this is the over-the-top marketing collateral of the macro brewers (i.e. neon signs, banners) that clutter the walls like you would see in any sports bar (additionally PBC calls it the "Coors Light Sports Bar"). The restaurant is a cozy, comfortable area. My review knocks the atmosphere because of the macro appeal but this would not dissuade me from visiting again because the other factors are more favorable.
Service is prompt and somewhat knowledgeable even on busy evenings. The bartender was not knowledgeable about the two beers I ordered (Delirium Tremens and Blanche de Bruxelles), but after I ordered each, she tasted a bit in a shot glass and we had a short discussion on the fine points of the beer (I was impressed by the desire to know the products she was serving).
Selection does not rival the big cities but it is impressive in the Poconos. While all the usual suspects/macros/"normal" micros are available, there are between 5-10 draft beers and 10-15 bottled beers that are the more difficult to find variety--Delirium, Blanche de Bruxelles, Ommegang, Rogue, several German weissbiers included in these.
I only sampled the quesadilla but it certainly fullfilled my expectations. Food menu is typical pub fare.
Expect to pay a little more here, but if in the Poconos and looking for a good beer, you can find it at PBC.
03-01-2008 12:47:58 |
More by joeysmokedporter
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