Offshore Ale Company
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 388
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 2
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 31
Reviews by Errto:
3.73/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped by on a Saturday evening in prime time (ie mid-August) and was still able to get a seat after a short wait. Not too shabby.
The atmosphere is kind of fun. It looks like the inside of a barn, lots of exposed unvarnished wood and that kind of thing, vintage posters etc. Free peanuts which is a nice touch; you don't see that often. Well lit so you can actually see the beer in your glass and the face of the person you're talking to.
I had the IPA and barley wine; my friend had the amber. All three were simple but good beers, no complaints, would easily drink them again (in fact, I have; Offshore has or at least had a bottling agreement with Mercury/Ipswich to distribute 6-packs). No guest taps or interesting bottles to speak of.
Service was prompt.
I failed to write down the exact prices, but I think they came out to around $5 for a pint plus tax and tip, which for solid craft beers in Martha's Vineyard is really pretty good.
08-18-2010 22:19:39 | More by Errto
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
This is a great place in downtown Oak Bluffs. It is nice to have a place to go to have a great beer and watch some live music on the weekends! The pizza here is phenomenal! The beers are pretty great too! It's a throw the peanut shells on the floor type of place, which is fun too!
10-05-2013 03:19:40 | More by Skibum211
4.25/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a spot I had heard great things about and on my week long trip to Martha's Vineyard recently I had to hit this place up.
When I went here for dinner I sat in the outside seating which was nice. Since it was just my girlfriend and I there was no wait which I was very happy about on a Sunday night. Only complaint was there wasn't a ton of seating at the bar which made stopping in for a pint a bit difficult. Waitress was also good and timely for the amount of people she was taking care of.
The dinner was very good. Started out with the Parmesan truffle fries. I had the special which was a herb crusted bluefish. A bit pricey at $22 but the portions were good and it tasted even better. I had two pints of their Hop Goddess. Bill for everything was about $55 if I recall correctly. They had a special Imperial Stout on tap but I didn't end up getting it. No cask option when I went which was kind of disappointing.
I was very pleased with this brewpub on the island and I will absolutely be going back when I end up on the Vineyard.
08-02-2011 03:08:50 | More by BennyL1
3.93/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great to find a brew pub on Martha's Vineyard. The setting is rustic, fitting to the town. The outside seating is in relation to beer garden, with vines, small trees and other greens partially obstructing the view of the street. Still, you do not feel secluded.
The food is upgraded pub fare, focused a bit more of seafood. We sampled a couple different types of raw oysters, and moved on to a fried clam basket, a pretzel dish, and a hummus plate. The portions are big, the food is tasty, and the price is pretty much right given the location.
The beer ranges from average to good. I had the IPA and the nut brown, both were acceptable. I also sampled the hefe which was good. Growler fills are available.
The service was prompt and super friendly. I will return next time Im on Martha's Vineyard.
07-21-2011 00:39:04 | More by zoolzoo
4.25/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited on a Friday afternoon in late August while "on the island/vineyard" for vacation. After a day of touring, shopping, and hoping for a glimpse of the vacationing first family, our group stopped in for a couple of pints and a light dinner.
Offshore is located in the main town on the island where the ferries dock and I think most of the shopping resides. It's an easy block off the main drag and is identified on the tourist map you pick up almost anywhere.
The only downside of our visit was it came late in the day before fireworks at the nearby beach/park. Lots of people were coming in for an early dinner and our group of four settled for a cramped table in the bar.
Once we locked in on a server, service was pretty good considering the crowd. My buddy and I had a hefe and a hop goddess which was a higher bitterness and alcohol than their IPA. It was one of the finest hoppy brewpub beers I've had this year (and I've had a lot). The hefe was also very nice. We got a chicken bbq pizza which was excellent. We got a six pack of the IPA when back on the mainland later in the week - very bitter and not too fruity - a good beer.
08-26-2010 18:24:55 | More by Yetiman420
4.05/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Ate there yesterday and was impressed. The inside is relatively small and filled with nautical decor. Several canoes and kayaks are hung from the walls. You can see where the beer is made through windows on the second floor. The atmosphere was laid back and filled with those visiting the Vineyard. There were about nine beers on tap. I had the Helles Bock, which I thought was ok and the Blueberry beer which was one of the better ones I have had in New England. I had a veggie burger and fries and both were tasty and had slight twists to make the dishes unique. Price was a bit more than I would expect to pay in mainland Massachusetts, but relatively cheap for the island. Service was friendly and helpful. The wait staff there knows their product--food and beer. Overall I would certainly go there again without hesitation. Next time I think I would bring more of an appetite as well as some of the other dishes looked mouthwatering.
08-02-2010 20:44:33 | More by tigg924
4.38/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I went to Martha's vineyard without knowing about this place, but was happy to find it an hour before the final ferry. This place is also known as "City, Ale, and Oyster"
I ate outside, which had all that I could ask for. It was elegant, but it also had peanut shells all over the floor. I didn't see much of the inside, but it seemed really nice. The service was good. The waitress did a good job of explaining the beers to the table next to me.
The Hefeweizen was my first choice, but they ran out. I ordered the Helles Alt, which was outstanding. About 9 other Offshore beers were available between tap and bottle, with good diversity in style. I would have loved to try the other beers.
For food, I had some oysters, and some pepporonni and sausage pizza. The oysters were both from the island. I found both types to be overly salty, but that definitley fit the terroir of the island. The pizza was good, but not great. The rest of the menu seemed really interesting, and I'd like to check the rest out.
This has to be the go-to spot on Martha's vineyard, for beer or otherwise. I can't wait to go back and spend some more time here.
07-07-2010 00:15:01 | More by jeffthecheff
4.5/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Offshore Ale- Oak Bluff's/Martha's Vineyard
Came in here on a Monday afternoon. Plenty of people popping in and out for lunch.
Dark wood brewpub with plenty of tables and a small bar. High ceilings with brew tanks visible. Cedar shavings on the floor give the place a hamster cage smell?! Tours are available and for sale are growlers, t-shirts, glasses, etc...
Friendly bartenders and locals were very chatty. I had the fried shrimp and my wife had the chicken salad, both very good although a little expensive, a grilled chicken salad is about $15! Also had the Amber and IPA also very good. Very comfortable place to sit and drink. A must visit if on the island!
10-12-2008 16:05:54 | More by NJpadreFan
3.95/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Offshore Ale Co is a great brewpub with an authentic atmosphere and some good beer. I stopped in while on the island for a wedding and I was glad I did.
The atmosphere is a mix of island, boating and beer themes. The ceiling is a good 40 - 50 feet high with exposed wooden beams supporting the structure and wood planks making up the roof. It's got a small bar, several wooden booths and quite a few small tables. There's an open kitchen to the left of the bar and the brewing equipment sits on a balcony above it. The decor includes vintage wooden boats hung from the ceiling and old photos displayed on the walls.
As usual, I started with a IPA. I was very impressed with the flavor. They had about 8 beers on tap and one cask (which unfortunately was not up while we were there).
We tried the oysters and the hummus appetizer. Both were very good. It's a bit pricey but that's to be expected considering you're in Martha's Vineyard. The service was pleasant but not outstanding.
Offshore Ale Co is a great brewpub with a comfortable atmosphere and a nice lineup of fresh beer. I just wish I had more time to enjoy it.
10-05-2008 15:19:03 | More by GJ40
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I enjoyed my first visit to Offshore during a long weekend on the Vineyard a few months ago.
We went in for lunch during a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. Overall, the bar and dining is extremely small. However, given the time of day, and the fact that it wasn't all that busy made it very quaint.
The establishment itself is very rustic, with the brewery on the second level that you can see from your seats.
I tried a few of their beers - a fantastic stout, Hop Goddess, and their Brown (all have been reviewed separately).
The food was downright amazing. I know this is a brewery and really the beer should be the focus - but the food is downright outstanding! I got a flat bread pizza that was to die for. By and far the best flatbread pizza I have every had!
If you are looking for great beer that can be matched with equally as good food - Offshore is your place!
09-24-2008 17:37:43 | More by Jayli
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Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs, MA
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