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Beer Available At The Old Bay (arranged by most recent)
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | April 19, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This bar is located in a nice little college-type town. It is also near Old Man Raffertyís and Harvest Moon so you could have quite a beer night out if you wanted. Parking is limited to very few street spots and a parking garage if you want to spend a couple bucks to save yourself the trouble of driving around looking for a place. On a side note, I missed Neilson Street and went up Albany/Raritan a few miles and ended up in some kind of barrio.
The bar is kind of secluded down a few stairs from the main dining area. It also provides easy access to the patio. The bar itself is very small, and there appear to be a few regulars who were having a good time. They have a decent selection of draught beers, including Magic Hat, Yardís, DFH, Victory, Brooklyn & Heavyweight. Frankly the only beers in bottles worth mentioning are Sam Smith, DFH and Corsendonk.
The bartender was very friendly and seemed to be up on the beers they offered.
I didnít try the food but it appeared to be a Louisiana/Cajun theme.
auerbrau (297) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | July 14, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Two words: ice cold craft beer and heavy frosted mugs. Ugh. They have a decent selection of regional craft beers, but prices are a nip high and the beers arenít served well. The food was mediocre-plus. I had Crawfish Etoufee where a few of the mud bugs were past their prime, which was unfortunate considering how good the base was. Meh.
YogiBeera (109) Hamburg, Germany | February 3, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
My favorite pub in New Jersey. Weekly changing tap list with some very good beers on tap. A good selection of bottled beers. Great life music gigs, very good cajun food and in summertime really nice on the outer terrace. Bar is smokey but....I have to admit I am a smoker and therefore it is my little beer and smoke island in New Jersey.
MaiBockAddict (76) Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey | January 19, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Cozy little bar in the back. Many taps, but mainly common beers, with a handful of scarcities thrown in for good measure. Food can be pricey, and somewhat exotic, but good.
tsarman (23) Northern, New Jersey | July 22, 2004| Updated May 26, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Overpriced and bad service. I?ve been there twice, and both times the waiter was very rude. The food is pretty good for the style, but the service is not worth it. Especially at prices that are at least 50% higher than they should be.
Beer is good tho.
CUJO (19) Brooklyn, New York | June 24, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Not a great place for beers at all. The bar is cheap, no question... you can great drink specials, house shots, etc... but beers? Not sure why this place is on here....
someviking (13) old bridge, New Jersey | December 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
place has a great selection of beers on tap always. when bands play itís a pretty good time. 2 levels make for a decent amount of room for the amount of people that frequent the place. because itís a college town it definately can get packed in and the cover charge is stupid but mostly worth it. service is pretty good considering how many people are standing at the bar on a weekend night. nice outside area to sit in during the summer as well. and has heaters during the colder months.
fbm115 (13) New Jersey | January 5, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Old bay is a good place in New Brunswick to grab a good beer and a bit to eat. The place is fairly classy but not over the top. They will always have good craft beer on tap. though nothing to go out of your way for. Only problem is that they are pricey. This is a bar that i gladly go to on any occasion.
Grandpa (12) Verona, New York | July 1, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice place to stop for a beer. They donít make their own but have a large selection of mini brews on tap. The bar is set off from the dining room so action in one area is oblivious to patrons in the other. The bartender knew his beers and allowed small samples as we talked about the merits and quality of his selection. A bar patron, who joined into our conversations was enjoying a tempting plate of groceries. looked good to me.
HoppyHippie (11) Somerville, New Jersey | September 21, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
good food, selection and service
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