When we walked in, a strong off odor turned me off. It was kind of like ketchup and stale beer and something else...Also, the Little Leaguers were in town so it was noisy with kids (but I’m not holding that against them). Service was fine- not terrible, but not great- also not that knowledgeable about the beer. Decent selection of their own brews- a good range of styles with a couple winners. Food was fine. Prices were pretty good.
Visited a couple of times during the Grrrz release. The brewpub’s a simple wood-paneled room with plenty of space for food service. Williamsport was overrun by beer bros that weekend, and the bar frankly struggled at times to handle the crowd. The 10ish beers on tap offered a good range of styles. While the sours predictably got most of the crowd’s attention, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Bullfrog’s pils and hoppy stuff. The food menu was worryingly expansive, but everything our group tried was pretty awesome. Portions were huge, too.
A note on the Grrrz release itself: Bullfrog struggled to fill orders at a rate faster than one customer per minute, so the substantial line moved very, very slowly. Expect to wait a long time. Bring a folding chair and pray for good weather.
Visited for the Le Roar Grrrz variants bottle release and the night before. Standard pub atmosphere with tables throughout and a good sized bar. Friendly service though it took awhile to put our names down for a table maybe due to the volume of people coming for the bottle release but a host/hostess would help, couple next to us ended up leaving. Solid selection of house beers, a bit hit or miss for me. Flight of 7 beers available but they were out of clean taster glasses, a bit disappointing. Tasty food for the most part, eggplant fries recommended by Travlr were very good. Fried kraut balls were okay. Ordered a burger which was tasty but came out on the medium well side rather than the medium rare I asked for.
Bottle release the next day was slow with a bottleneck at the ID/payment/pick-up process. Worth a stop if you’re in the area but can’t say I’d go back just for the bottle releases with the popularity and line waiting.
Downtown brewery, I did not see any parking lots nearby so that could be tricky. Pretty crowded on a Friday afternoon. Did not try the food. Staff was friendly and helpful. Flight of seven beers, a couple fell flat but otherwise unique and good. Tin roof, brewery behind the bar, lots of posters for past Mardi Gras kings and queens. Prices decent. Overall a decent stop.
Ambiance is a small diner type place with a bar. Service was solid, firnedly, and quick. Selection was good when I was there, good amount of funky off the wall stuff. Value was decent, definitely a must if in the area.
Visited for a bottle release. Well, actually, I thought I’d stop in briefly the night before the release, just for a peek. Ended up staying until closing time. Amazing bluegrass band, fund patrons really into the beer and music. Terrific staff, quick, efficient and friendly despite gyrating bodies everywhere. The beers ranged from OK to amazing. Food was above and beyond. Oh, and the bottle release was well organized, with plenty of bottles to make everyone happy, tasty beers on tap, and plenty of the same good food. It turned out we really didn’t need to line up early for the release, so if I come for another I’d still hang out til 2 the night before, but then I’d sleep in. A must-stop, and worth going well out of your way to visit.
Great brew pub in the downtown Williamsport area. I stop in whenever I am in the area for a beer or two. I have never had the opportunity to grab a bite but hope to soon. I have only been in the afternoons while it is not busy. The bartenders are knowledgeable and I’ve had many enjoyable conversations about the beer and the process. The beers are constantly changing, its great that they are so ambitious but it also means the chances of you seeing a beer twice is limited. I like the current emphasis on wild and sours.