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Taps: 23 / Bottles: 105
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
18 S State St
phone: (215) 860-5100
(Place added by: WilliamPhilaPa)
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Reviews by PopeDX:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Wow, this place is definately the unsung hero of the suburban beer scene. How this place doesn't get more credit and crunk is beyond me. C'mon Lew, this is in your neck of the woods...
Near the upper streches of I-95 and Route 1 in sleepy Newtown (note: this is Newtown in Bucks County, NOT Newtown Square...), this place isn't that far off of the beaten path. Newtown has a cool Main Street-type ambiance with neat little boutiques that you can send the Mrs. to if you aren't as lucky as I to have a swillin' missy. Have a few beers at the bar from the 19 taps (no American macros, but there's some common Euros...the Inbev 3 and Guinness...but the rest are micros and good imports). Some rarer stuff on tap as well. My last time there they had just kicked a keg of Vic'ree Harvest Pils, and I enjoyed a Rodenbach Alexander. They have an extensive bottle selection as well. Think Eulogy or Monk's, without the strong Belgian focus. Service has always been fast and courteous, and they seem to be not ignorant to what they're serving.
The food there is pretty good...the Belgian frites are much better than Monk's, but not quite at Eulogy level. The dipping sauce may be better than either, though. They're quite a treat, although the serving is a bit small. The mussels were pretty good, drenched in a red sauce. Again, the serving was on the small side. The other food we've had there has been pretty spot-on. Prices for beer and food were a bit on the expensive side, though not as bad as downtown Philly. There's plenty of off-street parking.
You're about 20 minutes from Triumph New Hope as well as the Porterhouse and the Candlewyck, and probably about a half-hour from Triumph Princeton and the Grey Lodge. So not great for pubcrawling, but it's a nice place to go to dinner or the bar with family or non-beery people. Overall sort of a Drafting Room meets Eulogy sort of vibe.
11-28-2005 03:41:39 |
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10-29-2013 03:43:17 |
More by EFR94
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Wonderful beer-centric location in the quaint little town of Newtown, PA. Located in what seems like a converted farmhouse, the bar area is dimly lit containing chalkboards filled completely with their bottle and draft offerings. Typically 15+ draft and 50+ bottles available. Rest of the restaurant has a farmhouse feel, with more chalkboards, cozy booths, and good views. Food is decent; above average for a bar although not worth a trip just for eating.
Full event schedule of specialty beer tappings and brewery visits make it a spot worth going regularly.
08-23-2013 15:30:29 |
More by KBrady
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Isaac Newton's is a great restaurant/bar. Their beer selection is one of the best in Bucks County. It's great to have a local place that has such a wide variety and a knowledgeable staff. Each week, they seem to have an event featuring either a brewery or a style. Their food menu is equally excellent. The portions are sufficient and the quality is above par for the area.
07-21-2013 03:56:00 |
More by NYR_Rob
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Newton's is a great place to find a variety of craft beer without venturing into one of the nearby major cities. There are fifteen or so beers on tap at any given time, and I've always been able to try something new. Special keg tappings and tap take-over events bring in even more unique offerings. The food is pretty solid for a bar. Service has been friendly to me. The beers are rather expensive, but I'm willing to pay for things that aren't often seen on tap. If you go after 10PM during the week, all but the top-tier selections are half off, so it's well worth it in the evenings!
07-01-2013 00:03:07 |
More by HuaJiao
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
I used to live in Newtown, so I used to go to Isaac Newton's fairly regularly. I've been back several times since I moved out of the area, but I enjoy my time there less and less because the service has really gone down the tubes. The wait-staff seems to have this really arrogant attitude (based on half a dozen different waiters/waitresses/bartenders over half a dozen visits, spanning several months). Their selection is the only reason that I really go there. I can always find something I haven't tried before, which is a huge draw for me.
05-07-2013 23:09:59 |
More by pcsnyder
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Been to this place quite a few times with a friend of mine who has been going there a long time and knows the people who work there simply from being a long time patron. The first few times I went was with my friend, and had a great experience. Beer selection is always good, and can be easily read on their chalk board. Food is not bad, but they try to go too fancy with their food instead of keeping it to a simple recipe, then put a big price tag on it. Wait time for food definitely needs improvement. I went twice without my friend who knows the staff, and it was a completely different experience. There was not much help when asking about the beer selections, and the service itself was much to be desired. I noticed through the times I had gone, that the regulars get ALL of their attention, and the "not so regulars" are almost ignored. Not a very good way to attract more "regulars" if you ask me. I did still give it a higher score based mainly on their beer selection and atmosphere. Also, forgot to mention the elbow room on a busy night is lacking.
12-17-2011 21:45:39 |
More by olblueyes1915
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Ok been here a few times and enjoyed it. But the last two times i have to say i was let down not by the beer they still have an outstanding selection.The service was bad. The girl who waited on us ask us what we wanted to drink and we ask for their beer list that we know they have she went on tell us they didn't have one and that we would have to get up and go look at their chalk board down at the end of the dining room so up we got and went and looked at it. after we ordered we ask what happend to the beer menu she said they never had one. The food i had a chicken sandwich that was soaked through the roll with the pesto like it was sitting for awhile. my wife had the burger that was fine. We ordered a growler to go of southern tier pumpkin and asked the cost before she filled it she brings it back to the table filled and goes on to say that will be $ 32.00. i said i wanted to know the cost before you filled it. Im done with this place after two bad enconters with the service oh and the time before that was 15 min wait before they ever came back with our beers.
12-10-2011 16:25:22 |
More by mingo1968
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went here twice the last weekend, as it appeared to be the best quality spot. My only real negative is that the place was hard to find. I had to ask three people to find it. Though it is listed as 18 State Street, it is actually located behind that address. There aren't any signs on State Street, so I guess one just has to know that you wander down the walkway between the two houses.
Atmosphere is cozy, warm and clean. The bartenders and waiters all knew the selections well and had great recommendations. Selection was nothing but quality local and international craft brews. Had a local pumpkin and many many others. Food is slightly upgraded pub grub. Fries were crispy and tasty. We stuck to sandwhiches and wraps and weren't let down.
Overall: Seems to be your best beer choice in Newtown. I'd recommend a cab, since the newtown police appear to have nothing to do but drive around all day looking for folks to harass.
11-21-2011 14:46:41 |
More by Umbra
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Always a great beer selection, the bartenders are good always ready and friendly to answer any questions. All i have ever eaten here are the burgers and they have always been great. I do wish there were more bar seating but they do have several pub tables around the bar which kinda make up for it. They do have a restaurant seating but i have never experienced that area. I would be here more often if i didnt live 10-15 miles and didnt have to drive.It is in my opinion definitely a spot to try out. If i am in the area i make it a point to stop by to see what they have on tap.
07-25-2011 03:53:41 |
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