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conway (87) Matawan, New Jersey | December 28, 2012| Updated September 7, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
by far the best beer bar in the area. service is great at the bar but can be shoddy if you sit in the dining room. selection for this part of nj is peerless, and most of the bartenders seem to know the product. food is always awesome pub-style food. can be a bit greasy or salty at times, but it’s tasty and cheap.
jtclockwork (321) , New Jersey | July 18, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
They’ve expanded to well over 100 taps. No filler. All craft or imports. At least 20 I have not seen in NJ before, some that were even new to the site. Some meads and ciders as well. They had seven different Carton beers on when I was there, remnants of a tap take over. Food was solid pub fare. Prices were a touch high, but not crazy for this type of establishment.
Only gripe is that they don’t do flights anymore because of the sheer number of different priced taps. However, they will let you sample some beers, so I was able to try a few when I was there. Overall, a must visit if you are in the area.
begasaur (1) Matawan, New Jersey | June 6, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (67) Forked River, New Jersey | May 16, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went for a few beers for my buddy birthday. Place was very nice. Over 100 beers on tap. Great selection, although a little pricy. However bartenders and owner were very nice, and allowed you to sample something before purchasing. I would definitely revisit Maloney’s.
jdb288 (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 5, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love this place. If you are within 50 miles, you need to stop.
One of the best tap systems going in the state, if not THE best. Selection of craft beers, imported and domestic, is amazing. They care about beer here and it shows.
Always feel free to ask for a sample of something you are not sure of. They like to educate people about the different beers they choose to put on tap. Just great.
Artt313 (1) Old Bridge, | December 1, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of beers !!! rotating taps keep a good balance of seasonals and themes.
merril58 (1) , | July 2, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place has a lot of potential. The staff is so much better then when they opened a few years ago. The draft selection is great for the area. Prices seem a bit high. Never crowded which is sad. I honestlty don’t know how they stay in business. Something is missing but I can’t put my finger on it. I’m hoping it hits it ’s stride since Matawan needs a good place.
fbm115 (13) New Jersey | January 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I went to Maloney’s for the Port/ Lost Abbey stuff they had on draft. There is a very large bar with 50-75 taps with 80% of them having a handle on top of the tap. The tap list blew my mind to see how many different offerings they had. Lots of good beers but nothing you can’t find at a good liquor store. Though They do give the option to sample stuff. The tap lines seemed to be clean. Although I would’ve liked my racer 5 to be fresher. It was kind of muted. I went there at lunch time and there were only 4 other people there. I ordered pomme frites but sent them back because they were logged in grease. So i’ll make adjustments when I get some more food from them. Overall I would definitely return to have some more pints.
kennydiaz (30) Manahawkin, New Jersey | August 19, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
There tap selection was incredible for central New Jersey. We went in summer and it was a little warm in inside the restaurant A large nice Irish style brew pub.The server was very knowledgeable and they had some rare Belgium beers only available on tap. They had over 50 taps and said they were gonna have over a 100 soon. The food was good but nothing really outstanding. Overall an excellent place for a Burger and great beer. Although I would lean towards the beer.
someviking (13) old bridge, New Jersey | September 7, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
they’ve added an insane amount of taps to the place over the last year. always amazing beers on tap. fantastic onion rings.
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