Canal Street Pub and Restaurant | Reading, Pennsylvania
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Canal Street Pub and Restaurant
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Restaurant

535 Canal St.
Reading, Pennsylvania United States 19602 [ print map ]
610 376 4009

canalstreetpub.com

Taps: 18 | Bottles: 160


Canal Street Pub and Restaurant

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13 reviews for Canal Street Pub and Restaurant
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  71%
 Selection  78%
 Food  68%
 Value  83%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
josewasabi  (3) | March 7, 2014
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip  (25) Reading, Pennsylvania | May 26, 2012
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0  (104) Denver, Colorado | April 28, 2012
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683  (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jacobm52  (10) Pennsylvania | April 7, 2011
The service can be hit or miss here. Very good selection of beers and the food is quite good here.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80  (185) Washington DC | September 10, 2009
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!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
FooFaa  (29) Lebanon, Pennsylvania | April 9, 2008
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog  (71) Colorado | October 30, 2007
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Pfluglergirl  (1) | June 6, 2007
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!
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader  (77) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2007
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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