This place was an oasis in a hot day walking around the battle fields and site seeing. I tried 4 of the beers and all were solid, nothing mind blowing but fine beer all the same. The food was great, especially the salads. There were perfect size personal pizzas for the kids and homemade root beer. The place couldn’t be more conveniently located either. Directly on Seminary Ridge it is perfect for doing half of the Auto Tour and stopping for lunch. If you are in Gettysburg and appreciate beer at all it is a must stop. I recommend the Major Hops Olde Ale. Also, be aware the picture shown is of the Harrisburg Brewery. Their website has some pictures if you want to know what to look for.
Convenient location on the Chambersburg Pike (Buford Ave.), heading into Gettysburg from the west. Country pub atmosphere. The food is acceptable, if not terrific. The real attraction of this place is that it absolutely centers around the beer. Samplers of 8 are readily available, and the staff are eager to share all manner of information about styles, beer stats, etc. Table service is friendly and competent. The beer itself is reasonably good, especially the stout. I have visited Gettysburg many many times for the history, but this was my first visit to the brewpub. I will definitely return to the ABC on my next trip.
We’re only 30 minutes away so decided to check it out. What was supposed to be a 25 minute wait ended up only being 5 minutes. Quite a few in-house drafts, I had 2 myself. Food was good, fish and chips for me. Service was good, football on a few TVs and the option of growlers/bombers/mix 6-packs when we left. Great dining experience.
Another excellent ABC location. I visited here the weekend before July 4th, and the entire town of Gettysburg was still completely packed. Fortunately, the ABC pub wasn’t. I walked in and get a table right away, even at 7pm. The larger dining room didn’t lend too much of an ambiance. I felt like I was sitting in an old, run-down, cheap restaurant that hasn’t seen an upgrade in flooring, walls or tables and chairs since the mid-1960’s. But maybe that’s part of the Gettysburg "charm;" to leave things the way they once were. The bar area looked pretty cool, though. I wished I had just sat out there. The server was outstanding. He was very easy-going, attentive, funny and prompt. The food is basically the same here as it is at the other two ABC pubs I’ve visited so far. I had the Fire-something burger, which was pretty good. They had two beers on draft that I hadn’t had before, which was good. They were out of an English-style mild beer, which was a bit disappointing, but the new pilsener was good. There’s ample parking in the lot, and a decent view of the rolling hills of the battlefield. I’m not out in the Gettysburg area too often. Thankfully I live about ten minutes from their Collegeville location! But if I ever find myself out there again, I’ll definitely stop by again.
Was there for lunch on a Saturday. Service was great, food was too, with the exception of a salad that had to be taken off the bill - it was old. Had one ber, a Russian Imperial stout, which was great. Too bad the restaurant is an old non-descript building. Will go back for sure.
Has the same amazing food as in H-burg, and basically the same set up, but much smaller, does also offer a few belgiums on top of their own brews. I believe they make their own single batches here so it’s worth stopping every now and then I suppose. I’d still prefer the H-burg ABC.
darsan (4) South Central, Pennsylvania | December 16, 2005
Very nice pub. beer is now brewed on site and is exellent. You must try the barley wine. food is very good.
Went to gettysburg for the day and did the auto tour of the battlefield in the morning which took about 4 1/2 hours then hit this place for lunch before heading back to Pittsburgh. Outside looks like a crappy diner and they have banquet halls in the basement for rent. Atmosphere really isn’t much. A lot of families eating in here, pretty typical small town family restaurant. Menu was basic bar foods, though the sandwich I ordered was really really good and totally hit the spot. They had 18 beers on tap when I was there, all appalachian beers, with a lot being ones that they make specially on site. I ordered the $10 sampler which gives you 8 samples at 5oz a piece. Me and my friends spent about 3 hours here and really enjoyed it. Definitely worth a stop.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | December 27, 2007| Updated September 29, 2008
Good brewpub right next to the battlefield. Broad selection of all of their beers. A good offering of different foods on their menu. Good stop when in the area.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale über alles, Arizona | June 28, 2008| Updated June 14, 2011
one of the best things going in this town i grew up in. this used to be an old crappy restaurant.... wait, it’s still pretty much the same.... kitschy civil war crap on the walls. mediocre food and good beer from a broad spectrum of styles.
abc keeps me sane whilst visiting family...