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Beer Available At Shady McGrady’s Irish Pub (arranged by most recent)
Beav42 (5) | March 18, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer bar in a dodgy neighborhood that still has smoking inside kinda sums up this place. Attitude can range from friendly to smart-ass to gangsta, depending on circumstance. I’ve had some great beers here, but I’ve also felt taken advantage of on price or quality, so you can see my confusion.
DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 17, 2012| Updated August 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you’re looking for a dive bar that serves craft beer, this is your spot. This is truly a neighborhood spot since most of the parking seems passed down from generation to generation. I had to park near the bookstore to get a spot. The interior is full of smoke and televisions turned to sporting events. There’s an interesting mix of people here as well as interesting mix of products. There are few bars you can get Four Loko and 10 taps of Dogfish Head. The prices are fairly high. Expect to pay DC/Philly/New York Prices for the rarer stuff. The place can also be very loud even with just a couple dozen people. Yet there’s a DIY spirit at work I find admirable. They don’t have to have the selection they have. But they do because someone there has a passion for beer. I’d probably go back during the day when it’s less animated.
orangesol (159) Pennsylvania | August 17, 2011| Updated August 30, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Shady’s is so small you might miss it if you aren’t looking for it. If you do find it you are in for one hell of a ride. They are one of the best beer bars in the city limits of harrisburg. 48 taps, rotated every so often, help keep things somewhat fresh. Only a few macro’s kicking around with the rest being good quality micro’s. The selection is very good, with something for every person to enjoy. The bottle selection is pretty good as well, mostly from Troegs, DFH, Southern Tier, Bells, SN, Sly Fox, Stone, ect. They also have a few belgians and some trappist as well. Even have a few rare offerings every now and then, currently older vis.
Prices are all over the place. Some of the bottle’s and drafts can be pretty pricy so I would ask how much it is before going crazy and ordering a bunch of stuff. Their half price happy hour is going to be your best bet. $4 Older vis. is hard to pass up...They used to have food....It was actually pretty good. They should probably think about bringing that back sometime...
I absolutely despise the insane amount of smoking at this place but I guess that comes with the territory...Overall it is your typical dive bar with some pretty good beer.
berniethedog (1) | November 20, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATE: Shady McGradys has opened a second location in downtown Harrisburg. It is non smoking and has 36 taps. The midtown location now has 48 taps. The beer selection is regularly updated on their website.
Nejhleader (82) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | July 26, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cool place only because of their hard to find brews. Atmosphere is pretty poop, pretty much a dive bar. Prices are way high for some of their beers, but like i said they have a good selection that makes it worth stopping in every now and then.
f351c4v (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | April 13, 2009| Updated August 24, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
**UPDATE** Shady McGrady’s has been getting quite a steady stream of beers that are quite hard to find on the east coast, including selections from Hair of the Dog, Green Flash, Lost Abbey, and Port Brewing. It’s definitely worth stopping by, just to see what’s new!
Located just off 2nd, away from the downtown bar scene. Decent sized bar area, seats maybe 20 with tables located throughout the room. Yes, smoking is still permitted here, but it’s not overwhelming. Lots of various trinkets bolted to the walls... Crowd is mainly locals, some beer-educated twentysomethings mixed with an older crowd. Great selection of 80’s/90’s/new rock in the jukebox. ANYWAY, the beer... Variety of taps, ranging from Ten Fidy to Piraat to Yuengling, and many in between. Relatively large bottle list, with Green Flash, Southern Tier, Russian River being micro highlights. A few Belgians scattered in for variety; don’t expect anything ultra rare, but they do have Rochefort and Scaldis. Corey the bartender is great; he’s quite knowledgable about the selection and is quite humorous to boot. Prices are average, less than Pittsburgh/Philadelphia. All in all, a great stop if you find yourself in Harrisburg.
machfive55 (45) Columbia, Pennsylvania | August 31, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Shady’s is pretty much a hole-in-the-wall smokey divish kind of bar. Parking is very limited, on the street only, so good luck. Location is smack dab in the middle of Harrisburg city, just off of second st, it is fairly easy to get to. Despite its divish appearance, you will not be disappointed with the beer selection and service. There are a ton of beers in bottles (available for take-out) and also a bunch of taps of rare stuff. There are not many places like this in the area. The staff really knows their beers, and have tried them and can talk about them and recommend them. They are up-to-date on the latest offerings. There is a small menu, the food was good, but there are just not many offerings...just bar food. Friday nights are glass nights where you get a free glass with the purchase of a draft, whatever specials they have that evening. They also have 5 or 6 flat screens with all the sports channels on and the have pool and darts. I will definately be back. The place was to my likings but might not be for everyone. If you are just looking for rare beers, this is your place and they will not kill you on price.
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