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Beer Available At Canal Street Pub and Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
josewasabi (3) | March 7, 2014
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Lot of beers on tap, and a good selection. If you sit at the bar the service usually really sucks. Pub grub is pretty good, nothing to write home about but good.
TreborWhip (25) Reading, Pennsylvania | May 26, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pub near the river. Always has interesting ales to choose from. Although the taps are slightly less than other craft beer establishments, they have quality ales and donít waste their time with "junk" beers. Have not eaten there so I canít comment on the food. The bar staff appeared knowledgable and proper glassware was used.
Steve_0 (142) Denver, Colorado | April 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very big place that a had a really cool vibe, which was really weird considering it was in Reading. Good food and service with good prices to match. About 12 taps, including firkins, and easily 150+ bottles. Very good place for craft beer and any bottle can be bought to go. A must stop if you are in Reading.
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place in Reading for bottled or draft beer. Decent food and prices. Iím afraid the Liberty taproom is going to vastly outdo this place but itís nice to have options.
jacobm52 (10) Pennsylvania | April 7, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The service can be hit or miss here. Very good selection of beers and the food is quite good here.
gsmitty80 (190) Washington DC | September 10, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a find! I was looking to go to the Legacy Brewery to see if they had a tasting room and found that this bar was on top of the brewery. Walked in and was floored with the smell of hops from downstairs. The beer list was admirable with about 50 bottles, 3/4 of which were bottles bigger than 12oz. They had about 12 quality beers on tap with a hint of what they were tapping in the future. If you are a beer drinker and happen to be in Reading (lol), check it out!
FooFaa (29) Medford, Massachusetts | April 9, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Basically, this is the tap house for Legacy Brewing (but this is not a Legacy brewpub), but they have a number of other micros on tap, and a decent bottle selection. Their selection isnít huge, but is quality. I had a Founders Centennial IPA and a Bear Republic Big Black Bear while there. The food was decent. Iíve only ever been there for lunch, so I donít know how crowded it gets, but I canít imagine it gets packed. As, the place is huge. The service has always bee good.
maltdog (77) Colorado | October 30, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Glad to see that Canal Street finally has its feet on the ground. Even at a strange hour (3:30 PM), there were a smattering of customers with more filtering in. Old factory building exposed brick, wood, high ceilings, all very tasteful. Spacious yet intimate. An eclectic selection of ten or so superb draft beers (well, I dunno about the resurrected Reading Premium). Surprised that only three of the Legacy beers brewed downstairs were available at the bar. Keg pressures were a bit low- the beers we enjoyed all featured only a cask ale effervescence. Pretty incredible bottled beer selectionÖ whoever is in charge of buying beer knows his or her shit. Not a macro, or a TV (Hooray!) in sight. Although not beer-saavy, the bartender (who described Euphoria, a BSA, as a ďtriple whiteĒ) was very friendly and efficient. All bottles are also available to go. Very nice experience, and probably one of the best beer bars Iíve been to.
Pfluglergirl (1) | June 6, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
First of all, this place was never "out of business". It got lost and forgotten during Readingís suburban "boom"! Secondly, Itís Canal St. Restaurant and Pub...Not Legacy Brewing Co. (Legacy just happens to be in the SAME building)!
In the last year, their (Canal St.) tap and bottled selection has improved a million times over! 12 rotating taps and 50+ bottled beers. By far, the best beer selection in downtown Reading!
Nejhleader (79) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is a really nice place for being in reading, ha ha. had about 12 taps, but most were good micros from legacy, troegs. They had some band playing when I went, and the atmosphere was pretty good. I didnít get a chance to try the food.
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