United States > Pennsylvania > Mount Joy
BeerandBlues2 (714) Hanover, Maryland | January 28, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Um, where do I start? A German pub with sand, beach umbrellas, surf music, and a bartender in board shorts, a Hurley t-shirt, and straw hat. The beers were about as confused as the place itself.
Travlr (1661) Washington, Washington DC | June 15, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
OK, first of all, this place is apparently pronounced "boobies." I know. Itís in an ancient building smack in the middle of a storybook-cute town. You enter into almost complete darkness, with a sign reading "catacombs," then staff pop out of the darkness to direct you to the biergarten. And what a biergarten it was - under the shade of a huge oak tree and some tall bamboo, with lots of tables with umbrellas, as well as an outside bar. Staff have to come from inside the cave/interior to serve you, though, so service was slightly slow, but in such a beautiful setting on a gorgeous day, I didnít mind. Only two of their beers were on, both barely passable, and a dozen guests, half of which were macros. No flights when I visited. Oh well. Food was very tasty. I would return, just not for the beer. Hopefully theyíll up their game as craft beer takes hold in town.
blipp (131) Newark, New Jersey | May 31, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Oh man I loved this place. Visited in the late spring/early summer. The seating is split indoor and outdoor, with bars to sit at both inside and outside as well. We sat at the outside bar. The outside area had plenty of seating, a real laid back vibe, and some dude playing chill adult contemporary acoustic stuff on guitar. 6 house beers available to try the day we visited with flights of 5 available for.... $10 i think? I dunno, it was reasonable. If youíre trying to tick 12 new beers or get the best beer within 50 miles, this isnít the place for you. But friendly service, good enough beer, and a downright awesome space for a brewpub make for a dope ass time in my book. It looks to me like they have a good rotation with not a lot of repeat offerings, so I definitely plan on visiting again in the future.
reggiedunlop (155) The dub c, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
First visit to Bubeís and I had a great time. Was there for a quiet monday lunch. Great atmosphere...old and warm with hardwood and stone...cant wait to visit in the spring/summer and check out the beer garden. I was pleasantly suprised by the quality of their house beers and though i didnt order any, they had some decent guest taps/bottles. My burger and baked beans were tasty and the menu looks good. Service was excellent! Corrinne the bartender and Dan the cook were awesome and chef Anthony was fun as well. Great people/great place!:
Rotbart (4) , | January 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great appearance from the outside reflrecting an Old World brewery. Love the old world look inside. It is very rustic with lots of dark wood and minus the flash. Food was good at a fair price and they had a nice selction of beer. I sampled the dunkleweizen, chocolate porter, blonde bock and scottish ale and they were all quite good.
sonnycheeba (161) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | January 28, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
This place was not at all what I was expecting and Iím still not sure if thatís a good thing or not. From the outside, the place looks like an old German beer house. Once inside that all changed.... Went to the right under a narrow archway into what looked like the bar area. What we found was basically Jimmy Buffettís Margaritaville. The entire floor was covered in sand, so all the tables and chairs sat down in the sand with giant beach umbrellas and palm trees filling out what little space was there to begin with. Bartender knew next to nothing about beer and was hardly attentive, but he fit in well with a straw hat and board shorts. House beers were just okay, but they did home some stuff on the brew schedule that sounded good. Only came for beer, so I didnít check out the food menu.
cheap (165) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | December 28, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Pronounced boobies. This is a really cool place. Lots of atmosphere, nifty beers and good food. Glad I stopped here. Get the short tour of the candle lit caverns. One of the oldest breweries, even served beer as an underground speakeasy during prohibition. How cool is that? Chris our server was just plain freindly. Lovely dining experience, even with family in tow. Sampled 5 of their on site brews for $5. Nice sized samples too. We ate upstair in the beirgarten but if you want to spend some cash, you can eat 50 foot down under in the candle lit caverns.
italianjohn (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | July 30, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking old brewery attached to the Central Hotel ... Brewery was bigger in production days, now a much smaller micro brewery in comparison ... has an old looking bar, museum/gift shop, biergarden and "catacombs" which are 45 ft below ground where they used to store there beer. Definitely an awesome ambiance to eat and drink in a candlelit cave. The service was great, very friendly staff. They had four house brews and quite a few microís, mostly from PA. The house beer was decent and drinkable, but just a tier above homebrew. The food was good, but a little overpriced. I guess you pay for the ambiance. All in all I wouldnít go out of my way to return, but maybe with a bigger group on a themed night (check the website for feasts/themed nights).
DiarmaidBHK (737) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 10, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not quite sure what to make of this place. It looks like a restored warehouse on the outside. Inside they have what looks to be the bar in Hamburg where the Beatles used to play, and outdoor biergarten, a restaurant, and a couple of other things. They had only 5 things on tap. They were all of the sessionable type. They also had other guest brews, most of which where of the bmc variety although you could also get a Lindemanís Framboise as well. There arenít any tvís in the bar so it makes it conducive for conversation. I found my sandwich a bit soggy although the fries were excellent. They have a large and eclectic menu and the cynic in me wonders if even Gordon Ramsay himself could cook it all on a consistent basis. Itís not a bad place by any stretch but I canít say it blew my doors off either.
djaquay (11) Ephrata, Pennsylvania | June 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went to try a few of their own brews, and had dinner in the Bottleworks. A little small, but a nice place for dinner. Loved the warehouse feel. Had a great waitress, and a fine conversation with the manager, as we were there early and things were a little slower paced. Weíve also been to the Catacombs in years past, and were very impressed with that as well. Even picked up a growler for later. Yeah, weíll be going back, to be sure.
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