United States > Pennsylvania > Scranton
Beer Available At Backyard Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Elysian Idiot Sauvin IPA 96, Dark Horse Too Cream Stout 98, Flying Fish Exit 1 96, Bear Republic Racer X 100, Nimble Hill Jack Be Nimble Pumpkin Ale , Old Forge Pumpkin Ale 45, Straub IPL 39, Leinenkugels Hoppin’ Helles 41, Flying Fish Exit 16 WE 98, Sixpoint Resin 98, Stone R & R Coconut IPA 96, Ska Brewing/Brash Skankin Dirty 95, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils 50, Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale 99, Uinta Monkshine 48
orangesol (153) Pennsylvania | January 24, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Met up with a friend last night while in town for business, figured we both like good beer so this place would be perfect.
Atmosphere was pretty good. Not too many people around but it was an "off" night so I wasn’t expecting much. A few TV’s and a Jukebox made up for the lack of people. Quality was pretty good. I was offered my Matilda in a pint of Chalice. Service was great. He checked up on us multiple times, talked beer with us and even offered us on of the fresh nugget nectars that had just walked in the door.
No food at the moment but they are apparently building a kitchen, albeit slowly according to our bartender. Selection was pretty solid. I was hoping for a few more local offerings but it was still pretty solid. I got a Goose Island Matilda and an Old Forge Pale Ale. Overall a nice beer bar that I would definitely return to if I am ever in the area again.
goofyone (4) Scranton, Pennsylvania | May 4, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer selection. Outdoor patio area is nice. Friendly staff.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | June 11, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by while back in Scranton for my 10 year college reunion at The U. Really impressed with this place. It is a legit beer bar. I was disappointed that there was no food offerings because I really believe that is crucial to the beer bar scene. Will definitely stop back when in Scranton.
Leafs93 (116) Dunmore, Pennsylvania | June 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of great beers in bottles and on taps. Offerings cover the spectrum from all well known and lesser known craft brewers. Best beer bar in Scranton, indoor and outdoor bars made it easy to get beers even when busy. Would like to see more of a focus on locals such as Three Guys, Breaker, Shawnee and Bullfrog. Also the smoking on the outdoor patio is terrible, coming from Philly it is a shock when people can smoke in an establishment...even if it is outdoors.
bigrond (50) factoryville, Pennsylvania | May 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, good service. Beer selection is very good and always seems to rotate. Prices are a little high but you’re getting quaility beer.
seekingup2 (13) , | December 12, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice little spot in Scranton. Love the backyard area, big area secluded from the mess that is Scranton. Big selection of beers and friendly staff.
jredmond (171) Manhattan, New York | July 21, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by here while staying at PJ’s Parents house. What a surprise. A ton of great stuff on tap (from Mikkeller to DFH, Stone to Victory) in addition to a thorough bottle selection which includes Alesmith, Hoppin Frogs, Cigar City, Jolly Pumpkin, Victory. Staff is really friendly. Nice outdoor area in the back with another bar.
cellardweller1 (4) upstate ny, New York | May 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice addition to Scranton. A good selection and helpful bartenders. A little too bright and get some carryover from a college bar next door. It is in walking distance from the Radisson and the Hilton.
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