United States > Pennsylvania > Manheim
BrianJ1948 (3) | October 2, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Visited while on vacation. Wife had the Hopblack Ale and Ribs, I had the American IPA and sliders. Great!
Good food, goos service, casual feel.
A small brew pub, but selection of styles is good.
Parrothead (13) Ephrata, Pennsylvania | November 12, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Our first visit and it won’t be the last. The service was fast and friendly and not overdone. The food was very good, I had the briskit, my wife the ribs. But aside from the beer, of course, the star of the menu was the smoked cabbage wedge appetizer. Fantastic!
italianjohn (156) Penndel, Pennsylvania | October 2, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
It’s only 5 miles down the road from the renaissance faire ... nice pub feel long bar as you walk in with the owner/brewer behind there taking care of you ... in the back rooms you have one eating area with tables booths and a tv (we watched the phils kick butt in game 1 of the nlds) the other eating area is more family oriented with just tables and a restaurant feel .... the service was prompt and the food was excellent southern style bbq (owners from North Carolina) just the chips and salsa were disappointing for 6 bucks get the nachos for 2 bucks more .... Value was average but worth it the brews (8 on tap and unfiltered) German Wheat and IPA were great, the rest average but decent 15-18 bucks for a growler fill. The owner brews once or twice on a small 15 gallon system and he keeps the website updated which is great. All in all if your in the area definitely check this place out.
mstockton (25) Frankfurt, Germany | May 29, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ate at JoBoy’s for the first time tonight and really enjoyed. We sat at the bar and chatted with Jeff, the owner, and had a great time. He’s a very nice person and down-to-earth. Plus, he was very quick to let us sample the different drafts. I tried the Wheat and the IPA. Both were very good, but the IPA is a standout. The food was excellent (BBQ Pork Platter) and the service was great. It’s a neat little spot in downtown Manheim with parking behind. It’s a neat place, but I think they’ve outgrown the place so expect more selection on draft should they move. Give it a shot; it’s worth the drive.
orangesol (153) Pennsylvania | December 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped into JoBoy’s on my way to the Sutter’s Fall Cask Ale Festival to get some lunch. The road it is on, Main Street, is currently under construction so getting there was pretty fun. Finally got to the rear parking lot and walked through the ridiculously tiny walk way to arrive at the front door.
Upon entering I realized that this place is much bigger than I thought it was. A small seating area at the front of the place, the bar area, and a few dining rooms make up the space. I sat at the bar and was greeted by a very nice bartender. I ordered a 10mo. RIS and it was pretty good. I noticed a few other things on the tap list that I would have liked to try but I had to save room for the festival. I took a look at the menu and I decided on the brisket platter with mac n cheese, baked beans, and corn bread. I thug the BBQ was excellent, as were the beans, but the mac n cheese was good and I didn’t much care for the corn bread. Prices were a little high for my liking. I thought the food was about right but the beer prices were a little high.
Overall I really enjoyed my trip to JoBoy’s and I will definitely return the next time I am in the area.
BeerandBlues2 (576) Hanover, Maryland | January 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, small BBQ joint and brewery. The beers were good, and our server particularly interested in beer. I will have to come back for the BBQ, as it smelled quite good.
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | July 16, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
stopped in to see his small opperation in work. We were greated by Jeff, the man behind almost everything here. He does all of the brewing himself on a 15 gallon Sabco setup in the back. The BBQ is all his recipe as well. He greeted us, answered all of our questions and showed us around. The place is small I would say 30 tables or so with a nice sized bar. 6 house beers on tap when I was there, the Darkside is an always changing recipe so for us was an 7.5 percent stout. The stout and IPA were very well done, tons of flavor. The others were true to style, just not out of this world. We enjoyed the BBQ sliders with their 2 homeade sauces and loved them. I think for the beer sampler and food my total was around 17 dollars. Very reasonable and a nice stop in a great lanscape north of Lancaster.
TreborWhip (25) Reading, Pennsylvania | July 18, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
My son and I visited this new brewpub and had a great time talking with Jeff, the brewmaster, his wife, Jo, and the rest of the staff. Had the sampler of 5 home brews. The Darkside Stout was my favorite and I also enjoyed the Manheim Red and his newest creation, Wheat. All of the beers are fresh and unique. The BBQ sliders with the sauces that you put on yourself were delicious as was the red slaw. I can’t wait to return and sample Jeff’s latest creation and eat the succulent BBQ.
robgibbens (16) Gaithersburg, Maryland | May 28, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here to get a flight and try the beers. Did not buy food, so I cannot comment on that. The bar is like a lot of small town Pennsylvania bars, except they make their own beer on premises. The beers were decent and the people were friendly. I look forward to spending some more time there to eat and enjoy more offerings.
DocLock (144) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | August 23, 2010| Updated August 28, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here with the family weekend of 8/19/10. Place has a front room with a few tables and a bigger area in back. Decent decor, nothing to write home about but quaint and pleasant, with a 10 seater or so bar and wood interior. The beer menu had 5 selections, and the red was off, then on again, so it seemed our waitress was a bit confused about the beer lineup and the sampler criteria. I had the patriot pale, IPA, stout, red, and Belgian dubbel. The beeres were all unfiltered, all decent but not world beaters. The food was the standout. Great BBQ chicken, ribs, pork, and my wife got a delicious slider trio. The fries were home cut and perfectly salted, and the corn bread, cole slaw, beans, and hot dogs were great. The chips and salsa were a big rip off; a small container of Herr’s round tostilla chips with fresh salsa. An OK place, but expensive, and the server was very nice and fairly quick.
Added 28-Aug-2011. Went here again and they had 7 beers on tap, the service was excellent, and the food was as delicious as the first time. The porter was a standout, and the IPA continued to wow me. Worth a trip.
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