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Pearly Baker's Alehouse
Taps: 30 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
11 Centre Square
phone: (610) 253-9949
(Place added by: goindownsouth)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
nice place right smack dab in the heart of Easton. decent enough tap selection, around 20 almost all craft brews. good variety of styles, some top notch selections. Had the Bethleham Brew Works Insidious imperial Stout, absolutely delicious and clearly fresh. Spoke with Josh the beer manager. He is bringing in some more obscure belgians and is very knowlegable and enthusiastic.
Food is great...calamari was perfectly crispy and not greasy. burger made with local beef Gruyere cheese and mushrooms was about as great as you'll ever have. service was impeccable with serveral servers making sure we were well taken care of. Food came out very quickly. decor is really nice, great long wood bar in front, antique dining room in back.
prices were very reasonable by NY / NJ standards but probably above the norm for Easton. (burgers starting at $7, beers $5 and up.) fries extra but terrific yam chips included and really good, fries were perfect too.
highly recommended I'll go anytime i'm in area and would probably be a regular if local.
02-29-2012 18:36:19 |
More by chefguy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in downtown easton's top tap beer bar. 25 beers on tap, most of which were craft brews (yay). The selection was a wide variety of styles from porters to IPAs and american belgins a
to belgins from belgim. The prices ran from 2$ to 9$ all served in pints. I was super happy and nicely buzzed from a 25oz bottle of red and white from dogfish. My buddy was enjoying the founders imperial stout and would not shut up about how nice and fresh it was.
The food matched well with the beer. Great burgers to amazing entrees. If you are in downtown easton Pa check it out and enjoy the beer. Cheers to all the beer geeks
03-10-2012 17:29:28 |
More by beerboy430
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Peraly Baker's is located in an old building in downtown Easton, PA, which, like the rest of downtown, has some unexplainable charm and class. The main bar room is beautiful, with comfortable booths and a clean counter. A high ceiling with hanging plants adds to the sense of space. The bartenders and wait staff are incredibly friendly. The food is excellent. My personal favorite is the Pearly's Chicken, which consists of chicken breast stuffed with a few cheeses (boursin is one), andouille sausage, and their homemade beer mayonnaise. Delicious. The burgers are also excellent (the Ale House is a winner, consisting of onion rings, cheese, and their special-made beer mustard), as well as the salads (full and half-size), which make a meal in full size. And don't forget the wild game dishes, which change seasonally. The beer selection is solid. They have all the typical imports (Guinness, Bass, Heineken, Stella, etc.) and some local favorites (Victory Brewing, Weyerbacher). There are monthly special selections, and they are sure to choose these according to the season. They will always have a few microbrews from some of the lesser known breweries in the U.S. and will happily describe them for you to help you make a decision. My favorite place for a brew and burger. Highly recommended.
11-18-2008 15:17:36 |
More by irishman06
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Nice variance of seating: table, booth and bar. Wait staff and bartenders was super helpful and overly nice. The insanity that must be the hundred and hundreds of tap handles along the wall and ceiling is just crazy, they musty get one for every beer they get on draft which is awesome.
The quality of their lines have always been top notch as I have gone the day that they change them and they are always fresh. The line-up is usually a mix of super local stuff (from breweries I have never heard of) and quality easier to get local stuff (Yards, Weyerbacher, etc.).
If you are in Easton I would choose this place over anywhere else because it is right on the cirlcle and has super quality beers and ambiance (get some Sogo sushi close by if you are into that kind of thing).
12-03-2012 18:45:53 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Great selection of local craft beers and very knowledgable. They have a real passion for good food and beer and a creative and tasty menu for both. The atmosphere is very chill and it draws a wide-ranging crowd. Overall, an enjoyable experience every time I've visited,
06-24-2013 01:29:38 |
More by sluggo013
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
We stopped in here this past Saturday after visiting Weyerbacher. The place is located in downtown Easton and we looked online for a place with a good draft selection and this is what we got.
This is a long restaurant with 20+ seats at the bar with high top booths and tables up front, table seating out back and more seating up stairs. Another cool thing is that they rotate a lot of draft in out and they have over a 100 taps hanging from the ceiling of breweries across the US.
The quality and selection of the beer was good. Over 20 draft selections and a good mixture of local breweries and styles too. It was good to see a nice blend of styles to offer. They do have some specialty bottles from time to time, but we came for the drafts and some food.
The service was good and our bartender was very knowledgeable about the local brews. We were able to try a quick sample of a few different breweries before making our choice on what we wanted to drink.
As for food, pretty simple menu here. We both got some delicious French onion soup and sandwiches that were served with yam chips.
This was in between a bit pricey and leaning a bit towards the reasonable side. Prices seemed to vary with all the different ABV's. Roughly 7/7.50 average for a draft.
Other than that, we were happy r
to have found this place and it was also easy to hop back on the highway to visit our buddy in Long Island.
11-30-2012 12:14:59 |
More by Flounder57
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
AN exceptionally warm April Sunday afternoon,and we chose this place because Porters and Witch brew parking wasn't close to keep an eye on the Element with the Jack Russels in it.
The six of us, my Mom, sister and her husband, my wife and six year old daughter, arrived at at 430. We were told that the kitchen was closed but would open in about 30 - 45 minutes. We thought then headed next door to Mothers for a pop. We went back at 515pm and found an ourdoor table, perfect considering the weather.
Let's cut to the chase.... THe reason for the mediocre service was because there was a show at the State theatre. We were asked if we were going to the show. We said we weren't. So we think our order was put to the back of the line. We waited a while ... had appitizers .. waited some more, alot more, then our meal came. Exceptional quality and tasty entree's.
The beer menu was great. The waitress was great too ... and brought out three free beers over the wait and after.
I faced the bank and with the front door to my back. Looking down the ally and at the buildings, I could swear that I was in Disney. The art deco architecture looks as if the imagineers took pictures here and recreated them in Orlando.
04-19-2008 23:23:49 |
More by bierSnob
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
This is a nice spot in downtown Easton that is apparantly making a big comeback beer-wise. This was my first visit here, and I definately liked the high ceiling, warm brick interior. Very pleasing to the eyes. The quality of food and beer was very good, although we only got some fries, which were definately a little better than average. Beer selection was good with some real micro winners, and some more obscure stuff too. The bartender recommended the Rammstein Maibock. Nice stuff too, that Maibock. Prices for dinner is a little high end, and too rich for my blood, but than again others may not find it so bad. Solid on all accounts. Recommended if you are going anywhere near Crayola-land.
04-14-2005 15:37:58 |
More by francisweizen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
A very, very aesthetically appealing place to dine, Pearly Baker's Alehouse is certainly a worthwhile stop while in downtown Easton. The interior is deep and rich in dark wood accents, which adds to the high comfort level during your visit. The beer selection is certainly above average, with a smattering of microbrews mixed in with some highly-circulated imports like Bass and the like. Culinary offerings at Pearly Baker's are definately above regular old pub grub, and border on high-end...although very good. Having supper there may set you back a good bit, to be sure. All in all, a solid place to visit, although there may be better value elsewhere in downtown Easton.
07-22-2004 12:10:04 |
More by goindownsouth
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Super Bowl Sunday, didn't think it was very likely that I'd be trudging out to Easton for the chili cook off at Pearly Bakers, but I woke up and found myself driving across I-78 heading West. The Bunofskys were already in and working the room by the time I hit the PA line and I knew I'd have to play catch up. Rolling into town, I didn't really know where I was going but Pearly Baker's was easier to find than a flesh colored crayon...
Waited on line for a bit to get to the chili in the rear, just taking in the place. The whole room is bar area and seating, save a long corridor running the length along the far wall. A long marble topped bar is held in a pen, with a handful of bar tables and bunch of leather crescent shaped booths lying adjacent. An enormous mirrored bar back runs the whole wall, with a large arched panel over shelving in the center and 3 smaller arched panels over the shelving to each side, holding booze and glassware, and then the wines are tucked below the bar. Dozens and dozens of tap handles from kegs ago run in a long line, suspended upside down above the bar. Beige walls with brick to the front, a high pressed tin ceiling and a raised area over the middle of the bar with skylights that are opened from long handles you spin to open them. Ceiling fans, drop lighting, and hanging potted plants suspended from the skylights. A handful of tables in an elevated seating area below the large front windows adorned with colored glass panels. A big blackboard above the bar listing things not beer, a single TV in the corner, a cork board made of corks, crappy macro mirrors, old area black & whites of the building, and an awesome, ancient Seitz Brothers Brewery, Easton, PA, framed print of a guy standing, surfing, riding 4 leashed goats (been there, done that), dated 1877, it's got some water damage but it's still wicked cool.
Finally made it to the back and did the round the room tasting of the 17 chilis there with the Bunofsky's. It's a smallish room with seating normally, although it was all scattered about to hold the vendors today. There were some kickin' ass chilis back there. The wait staff hit up and down the waiting line and came through frequently taking beer orders. Once we got through sampling every damn chili back there and hitting the good ones a second time, we migrated back out to the bar area. 20 taps split out over 2 towers of 10 taps, one to each side of center, and a most horrible affront to decency... it wasn't enough that the hand pump on the bar was dead, no. They're using it as a paper towel rack. I'm sorry, but that's just not right.
Now the taps list is a mix of good micros, mostly local and regional (Heavyweight Perkuno's Hammer, Sly Fox Dunkel & IPA, Lancaster Winter Warmer, Yuengling, Climax Nut Brown, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Sam Adams Winter, Summit IPA), the usual blah imports (Guinness, Harp, Bass, Smithwicks, Stella, Franziskaner, Spaten) and a crappy macro or two. The printed list however, was a little out of whack. It showed the Summit IPA as a Pale Ale, the Heavy Seas Loose Cannon as the Small Craft Warning Uber Pils, the Sly Fox IPA as the O'Reilly's Stout, and listed something called the High Point Nut Brown (come on, get it together, now). They were also carrying a single 750 for sale, the Sly Fox Xmas Ale displayed on a shelf.
It's a good house, beers were fresh (the Hammer was delightful as usual), and service was attentative and prompt on this event day.
Side bar: As we left, coffee and spicy hot chocolate were being served to go. I had the single best cup of hot chocolate of my life here. It was thick and viscous, had great legs, and some excellent heat from the peppers. Damn, that was good. They don't make it there, it's from some coffee house in town called The Cosmic Cup but I wanted to share.
03-12-2006 17:40:05 |
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