United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
can8ianben (114) State College, Pennsylvania | September 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Solid beer, really great food, decent pricing, and a really cool venue on the edge of the Schukyll River. Worth checking out. A bit of a high-class atmosphere for a brewpub, but still a fun place. Mostly yuppy college crowd.
BiddleBrau (78) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | April 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by after many years. Place really hasnít changed much. Pretty dark and had that ídankí Tried a flight of 8... that were OK. Service not too up on beers from what I can tell. Didnít try the food but the popcorn was pretty good. Average place when I was there
bigalittlea (1) Pennsylvania | March 21, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
this may be a brewpub by definition, but its emphasis is decidedly not on the beer. the place is flooded about every 5 years, leaving a stale mold smell in an otherwise cool ambiance.
bartenders are fairly clueless as itís more of a party bar than a beer bar. beer is frequently poured in incorrect glasses, and honestly tastes like soap.
only time iíve liked a manayunk beer has been AWAY from the brewery.
Capa (322) Kitsap, Washington | January 6, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Huge space with multiple rooms and bars on the two levels. During the summer they have a large deck open that overlooks the river with outdoor bars, too. They only have their brews on tap and they are all passable but nothing exceptional. I prefer their seasonals to their regular stuff as they seam to be better. Food is tasty. They have their own sushi bar, too. Definitely gets loud and club like on the weekends which I could do without. Not your standard brewpub experience and not my favorite. But, that doesnít mean itís a bad place, just not my scene. Iíd go back if I was nearby and they had one of their better seasonal brews on.
Leafs93 (125) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania | August 15, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped by for dinner, wanted to sit on the deck but some rain detered that. Beers are decent, nothing spectacular but they have been improving the seasonals. Food was good. Atmosphere was a little weird for a brewpub, seemed like they were trying to be more upscale. Aaa
UDBeernut (186) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | March 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Manayunk Brewery is located between Main Street and the Schuykill River in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The bar/restuarnt is quite large with bars and dinning rooms on the lower level and the second level. It also features a large patio that over looks the river and a railroad tresstle bridge that crosses over the Schuykill. There is lots of pay parking available on main street and free street parking a few blocks east.
All of the beers on tap are their own. They had about 8 beers on tap including a DIPA, APA, wheat beer, and a few lagers. Everything I had was served in appropriate glass wear. The beer was tasty but nothing over the top. The servers were quick and attentive.
Did not try the food, prices were a bit high but nothing I would not expect in the trendy Manayunk section.
jredmond (243) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
This is not the place I want to be on a Friday or Saturday night. The crowd becomes very "fratty" and I think within 2 minutes of walking into the place, I couldíve been in several fights just by making eye contact with the wrong individuals. Every other person I came across was tinkering along the line of blackout and the place smelled of vomit. Once I was finally able to make it to the bar I checked out the beer menu - seemed like some interesting selections. I chose the IPA while my buddies got the fruit lager. The IPA smelled amazing, the taste was a bit more average, while the fruity lager was a mess. I would actually consider going back to this place to sample more of their brews if I knew I didnít have to risk my life in doing so. Manayunk, in general, has always rubbed me the wrong way in this respect. Evolve already!
Travlr (1870) Washington, Washington DC | December 9, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Large place where you can sample all 8 beers, including a variety of seasonals, while watching the activity in the attached brewery. All the beers were very solid, not a bad beer in the bunch, with a handful that were extremely tasty. Food was good, service was stellar. Brewer stopped by to offer a taste from the brightening tank and to vhat about the beers. I definitely need to retun in the summer to try the patio that faces the river.
DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 18, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located in a basement although they also have an upstairs section as well as a big patio. Itís on a beautiful spot on the Schuylkill river. They have 8 things on tap and everything is really, really malty. Most of them were very solid although I think the recipe for Schuylkill punch should be thrown away. Manayunk is kind of a hip neighborhood so the crowd kind of skewered younger and was full of the kind of people who are confused that they canít get Miller Lite and have no idea how to read a beer menu. (fortunately there is help available.) Iíd love to go back on a bright, sunny day and eat on the patio.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 5, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Manayunk itself feels like a very small town with a cute commercial main st. Set about 1km away from Manayunkís R6 train station you can catch from downtown Philly, Manayunk Brewing is relatively large brewpub that feels a bit like a basement with its brushed up cement floors. The 8 beers offered on draught were of varied styles (a dubbel in July is not a common sight), but mostly unmemorable besides their intensely aromatic California Dreaming IPA. On a Sunday afternoon, the place was almost empty and we had a good time watching that Tour de France race when Schleck had mechanical problems and got raped by Contador. We have not eaten, but the beer bill was relatively cheap for Philly. Service was attentive without being spectacular. I must say the whole experience was a bit ordinary, especially that this was a brewpub I was looking forward to visiting for a couple of years. Iím glad I did, but I doubt Iíll go through the trouble next time considering the unfrequent train service.
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