Crazy place. Went for Founders beer night & they had ’em all lined up on tap + a few other selections including casks. Interesting tidbit: they always serve their beers with a kabob stick in the beer & a pretzel hanging over the side. Cool quirk. You wouldn’t know what to expect when you walk up to the place. It’s right behind a gas station & the outside of the place looks a bit on the sketch side. All of that disappears as soon as you walk in the door though. They’ve also got a 100 beer club, with plenty of participating locals. There were a ton of ’em there for Founders night; checking off their selections. Great place & right off 95 - definitely stop if you’re in the area.
If you like good craft beer in clean lines, you’ll love Andy’s. There are so many places (like Firewater’s) that have a great beer selection but they don’t clean the lines and it makes a great beer suck along without moving the beers at all. At Andy’s I am guaranteed to have a great beer from every tap and different tapped beers each week. The cask-conditioned ales from the hand pumps are addicting to say the least. Not too many Jersey places have real cask-conditioned ale. Beware: some of the fire-engine hand pumps you see at other bars are not using real casked beer., tt is a gimmick. No gimmicks at Andy’s, they do offer this REAL beer. Promo nights are always fun as well. Atmosphere is always friendly and George is notorious for keeping the rif-raf out. Tom is missed though, George is not a sports nut like Tom so the TVs mostly remain off. However, even without Tom, I have to say Andy’s is my favorite bar in NJ. Hopefully Tom will come back!
Always enjoy my stops at Andy’s. It’s a great find to have a place that rotates their selection and is in touch with what they serve and what is out there. Couldn’t ask for a better or friendlier place to enjoy good beer.
I drive 30min each way to go to Andy’s. I’m closing in on my 66-beer T-shirt, in hopes of getting into the Fraternal Order of Foam. By the third time I was there, Tom knew my name and what I liked. Great place, even if they are Rangers fans.
the son likes to do things right. he cares about what he’s doin. the lady is a barkeep and she knows about beer. a straight up person. the owner is the salt of the earth. nice guy (remember you’re in n.j. monseiur brittanica) opens up easily and shows that he isn’t a cheapskate. people here open up easily to some interesting conversation. although it may not seem that way.
I was introduced to Andy’s about 2 years ago, and I fell in love ever since. It’s only 10mins from me driving, so it’s convenient. It’s like an unheard of bar, because of location and the town itself. But it is well worth the visit.
The selection of beers are almost always great, last fall selection was a little weak. But I would have to say it is the best bar in NJ for serving Belgium style beers on tap. Other bars have tons of bottled craft beers, but Andy’s has them on tap, and clean taps at that.
Service is always great, and yes, they remember your name.
Very family feel to the place. Tom and George are very knowledgeable in beers. Promo nights are so fun, Heavyweight was always the best but now they are gone. But even on a quiet sunday afternoon, its great to visit, enjoy a tasty Belgium beer and sit back and relax.
My only complaints are that the TVs are very small, and would be nice to have some bar foods. But then it is more than made up for with great beers. You can always bring your own food if you need.
Tom’s weekly emails are great!
A must visit for anyone who cares about great beers.
Downright boring atmosphere, and a total beer geek crowd, but the place was clean........which is the only thing saving it from getting a 1 in ambiance. Maybe my friend and I hit this place on a bad night, but the bartender (although from hearing him talk to other customers, was quite knowledgeable) was not the most welcoming and rather loud........so, Mr. Clean gets a 4. Well, maybe I’m spoiled by frequent visits to NYC, but the selection on tap was nothing amazing and $5.50-8.00 pints are high for NYC, ridiculous for NJ. Maybe when they have promo nights for specific breweries, it could be cool.......but essential? Not even close.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | June 21, 2006| Updated January 7, 2008
Andy’s Corner Bar is exactly what the name of it suggests: a corner bar. If you go here looking for a place with a great atmosphere decorated to your personal liking, you will undoubtedly be dissapointed. However, if you go here seeking the best beer in NJ, you will be happy- that is the point, right? 10 taps, all of which that quickly turnover. Sometimes the tap list will not wow you, but then again sometimes they will have beers such as Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfenweisse, Delirium Tremens, Stone RIS, Old Rasputin, Allagash Interlude, etc etc.
George the owner may seem loud as a first impression, but if you actually go and talk to him, he is both a nice guy and quite knowledgable about beer. He was probably the first bar owner to have the courage to start putting on craft beer in NJ and for that, he should be at least recognized as a major asset to the NJ beer scene. They have been doing brewery promo nights for a long time now, and every one I have been to has been a great time, and has given me opportunities to try rare offerings from breweries not usually available. Service is always prompt, and the bar area is always clean. Definitely an essential in NJ regardless of what some other people have said. Prices are somewhat steep but worth it considering you’d be spending alot more money just to commute into Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Andys Corner Bar is exactly what the name says, a corner bar. All are welcome to this modest tavern, locals sit next to beer geeks and day laborers. George, Barbara & Tom have created an oasis in the barren wasteland that is bergen county (well at least when it comes to beer.)
They are constantly rotating the tap and bottle selections. Their selection of craft & German brews is truly exceptional. I wish they would carry a wider selection of British and Belgium beers, but if they did I probably would never go home. They have great promo nights and specials.
The owners/bartenders are great, they are very knowledgeable about beer and sports. The first night I went there I was introduced to one of the bartenders. I returned months later and he remembered my name, what I did, and what I liked to drink. Not too shabby, it just adds a personal touch to a great beer bar. And that is something many others are lacking...a soul. Cheers
Thaichile (15) 10aFly, New Jersey | March 6, 2006| Updated March 17, 2006
Always enjoy going to Andy’s, especially if Barbara, George or Chris are there. Come form a relationship with this establishment, they are warm and welcoming. The beers are good as well and they allow a taste to see if you like it which is a nice touch. Mostly locals, Ramstein always, and a cooler full. The crowd is representative of all colors of collar. Stop in and have a beer and some friendly conversation.