I am in New Brunswick for work and I chose this bar because it had the best beer selection out of all the places within walking distance from my hotel. It had a good mix of local, East Coast, and West Coast beers. The bartender was very nice, answered all my questions, and offered tastes of the beers I was interested in. He also was very speedy about refilling my water glass. I thought that the ambiance was pleasant. It was cozy and had a nice locals feel. Also, the draft list on their website was up to date, which is very important to me.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
just a few good taps maybe 12 and some few good bottles maybe 25 at fair prices. nice large marble bar and friendly real bartenders who can make a good drink. i like the 90ís rock in the place thats not too loud. the place is a bit small reminding me of the old time NYC bars. good enough worked on ambiance with some class sprinkled around. i like ecclectic.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
George St. Ale House wasnít here when I attended Rutgers, so it was completely new to me. It was recommended by a friend as we looked to move from Harvest Moon to another location.
Itís pretty trendy inside, but itís not really cold either. It just has more of a modern feel with lower lighting. The service did also have a bit more of a hipster edge to it to go with the more modern/hipster vibe of GSAH
While the selection was good, it sure seemed like GSAH leaned more towards spirits and cocktails. The beer page was only 1 page of bigger type while they had 2 or 3 pages of mixed drinks and cocktails. The beer they did have was extremely good and nothing to sneeze at, but it felt a bit conflicted.
GSAH isnít that cheap. Itís not extremely expensive either. You are getting what you pay for, but it would be nice to have a wider selection then.
Since I occasionally come back to visit New Brunswick, I may come here again. I wonít go out of my way though either even with Harvest Moon being right next door