United States > West Virginia > Morgantown
Beer Available At Morgantown Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Morgantown Country Roads Citra Pale Ale , Morgantown Nutty Blonde , Morgantown Brookside Farmhouse Ale , Morgantown Old Morgantown Amber Ale 30, Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale 46, Morgantown Coal City Stout 83, Morgantown Steigmaier Hefeweizen , Morgantown Alpha Blonde Ale 33, Morgantown Two Weeks Lager 29, Morgantown F.H. Pierpontís Robust Porter , Morgantown Zack Morganís IPA 68, Morgantown Andersonís Kettle Bottom Brown Ale 44, Morgantown Ground Keepersí Willie Heavy
JStax (103) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 7, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
For those wanting to stop into this place, itís fairly easy to find and has a parking garage right across the street, so there is plenty of parking. Went here on a whim on the way back home from Pittsburgh. House-brewed beers were pretty tasty and the food was good. Their beer battered fries are delicious. Was also surprised to see that they carried a nice selection of Rogue and several other craft breweries beers in bottles. I went on a Sunday afternoon, so there wasnít very many people there and the bartender was very helpful. She seemed to know her beer. The only downside to this place is that there is smoking allowed inside. If that doesnít bother you, then this is a great place to visit and have some good beer.
ContemplateBeer (99) Louisville, Kentucky | June 13, 2013| Updated June 14, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
MBC is a dimly lit eatery, lounge, bar and museum rolled into one. This place really captures the feel of earlier American brewpubs- that mix of British influence (a flavor for the local) with something like a frontier tavern. There are pub games (foosball, darts, etc.) and pictures of Old Morgantown covering the walls. Service was friendly and was able to answer my basic questions; later in the visit I spoke with a brewer who was very willing to talk about the beer and other local finds- very accessible and friendly. MBC had ten of their beers on tap for my visit; most of them classic styles brewed to style, and a peanut butter blonde. Food was good overall; my sonís pizza tasted like it used Prego, and our pretzel seemed more whole wheat twist than pretzel, but my wifeís entree (Appalachian burger with rings) and my food (Crab Cake burger with brew fries) were both delicious. My samples were a dollar a piece, so pretty standard overall, food was fairly priced as well. A good stop on our trip from DC, and a nice place to pick up my first WV ticks. NOTES: MBC is walking distance (maybe 0.5 mi.) from Waterfront Place Hotel. If you want coffee, Jayís Daily Grind is quite good, itís up on Willey St. PARKING IN MORGANTOWN IS HELL. Please be prepared with coins and such, as EVERY SPOT is metered, even church parking lots. Just. Wow. Thankfully, parking at MBC is free; most places in town canít claim the same.
MrBunn (75) Western, Pennsylvania | October 20, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Popped in today for a growler fill to finish off my West Virginia portion of the US map. Itís a college town bar with some food that looked like bar grub and seven or eight taps of Morgantown beer. It might have been more than that, but most of them seemed pretty boring. I talked with the bartender for a little before deciding on a growler for home. $13 for the beer, $6.50 for glass if you donít have any. It was nice that they filled non-MBC glass, so that saved some beer, but the place was a bit of a train wreck on game day and we didnít have family lunch there like we had planned. If you want to get boozed with a bunch of college kids, this place is for you. If youíre looking for a nice brew pub for lunch with the fam... keep on driving.
FROTHINGSLOSH (52) GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania | May 2, 2010
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Large place. Very dark. The one bar area might as well be a cave - a smoke filled cave at that as WV does not have a smoking ban. Service was somewhat slow but very polite. The food was reasonably priced but rather uninspired. I had the Jambalaya and was not that impressed. They had 7 beers on, of which 2 were reasonably good and the others pretty forgettable. Ok but not worth the trip for me.
Acetobacter (46) Pennsylvania | March 23, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Friday evening. The exterior of the place is essentially exactly the same as the old WVBC. Despite a high-60s evening, outdoor seating was unavailable. The interior of the restaurant smells of smoke, is dimly lit, and has a fairly dingy feel. Some changes in decor and to the general space were made when this became Morgantown Brewing Company, most for the better. There is some seating by the bars, and then fairly standard restaurant-style seating. Eight house beers were offered, covering a fairly wide variety of styles. Unfortunately, after ordering a sampler, it became clear that only three of the original eight were worth consuming. Some beers seemed to be terribly flawed, and were far outside the tasting guidelines of their respective styles. When asked how our waitress was doing, she replied "Iím here." Encouraging. Our food took nearly 45 minutes to arrive, and arrived with mistakes, despite the fact that the place wasnít that busy. The waitress was apologetic, but didnít offer us any sort of discount for our troubles. The food was decent, overall, but not outstanding. In the end, it is probably not worth your time or money to visit this establishment.
WVHouseofBeer (32) Kissimmee, Florida | November 12, 2009| Updated April 14, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
To have just reopened under new management and business plan, this place is off to a good start. A fresh selection of hand-crafted brews gives the Morgantown area the quality brewery it deserves. While the speakeasy atmosphere of the Brass Bar is perfect for a nightcap; the conversation friendly dining area showcases local artwork and an upgraded menu of reasonably priced fares. Events like bluegrass jam sessions and beer tastings are a common place at the MBC, and the future only looks bright for this new University City watering hole. If you go, I recommend the Black and Bleu burger with the citrus-hop heavy Zach Morganís IPA.
bth122 (16) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 7, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located right near the campus down on the main street. Parking garages are right across the street. Sat at the bar and ordered the sampler and some food. Their beer is not bad and worth a shot. The food was good. Its a fairly large place. Recommend stopping in your in the area
ChemDoc (12) West Virginia | December 29, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really solid little brewpub. The food has been great each time Iíve had it except once... and they immediately made that issue right.
Beer is always better than decent. The IPA was off one batch, but on again the next time I had it. Happy to support the local brewery.
scts18 (1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 14, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Overall experience: average at best. 1) The Beers: MBC offers a variety of styles, none of which were done exceptionally well. A few of their beers tasted outright bad to me (not fitting with the style and/or flawed brewing process). The ones that were somewhat decent were easily drinkable but left my palate wanting much more.
2) The Food: average. All menu dishes offered were typical run of the mill American restaurant fare. Some did, however, have a small bit of creativity added onto the basic dish, which I will respect, even though execution was sub-optimal. The beer cheese soup is a winner, though.
3)The Service: the impression I got after an evening of drinks and dinner, was that none of the staff really wanted to be there. This ranged from our waitress, who did not seem to notice when our glasses were nearly empty, to the kitchen staff, who apparently thought it was time for a half an hour break right when we ordered (based on the fact that I received my salad almost immediately and then was required to wait almost a hour until the rest of my food arrived).
4) The "ambiance": I put that in quotations, as I can hardly refer to the atmosphere of the restaurant with such a classy word as ambiance. The interior has dark wood booths, bars, tables, and walls, along with minimal lighting. I happen to enjoy places that are bright and make me to feel like I want to be eating their food, which was not the case here. The floor underneath my table was unswept and crumbs from who knows how many previous diners remained. One plus to the place is that they do offer outside seating on a large deck (although it faces their parking lot), however, on the evening I was there the deck was open only for people to sit and drink, not eat.
5) Value: I was quite surprised at the higher-than-I-would-have-liked beer pricing, since the beer was not stellar by any means. It makes me laugh that the Morgantown population is willing to pay that price for a bland, poorly executed beer. The food pricing was appropriate for the food quality (I suppose they know it isnít exquisite cuisine).
6) Overall: I believe I summed it up in the very first sentence.
EricG (1) , | June 19, 2013
14 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
Having gone to the MBC more than once, I can safely say that the food served there is decent - about as good as you might expect for bar food, anyway. The brewed beers are also okay (but not worth going out of your way for. Iím not gonna say I could brew better beer in my bathtub, but itís really nothing special here.). The main problem with this place is the service- service is everything, and the service here is awful. Two of the bartenders (who sometimes also act as waitresses or hostesses) are known to get belligerently drunk, even while working, and are consistently rude and unprofessional to customers. I will not be coming back.
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