Great place...fun...friendly...nice people (owners and managers are great). The beer selection is very good...changes frequently...and they do beer nights with different breweries. The food is very good for an Irish themed bar...and excellent value too...especially when you use their "points card" (which also counts for liquor as well as food). Large place with outdoor seating in the summer.
Finally got in here, had been meaning to for a while. Pretty impressive draft list for sure. Atmosphere is a bit too NJ bro, at least on our visit, but we were able to grab bar seats and keep to ourselves. Bartenders did a solid job. Iíll definitely be back.
Solid food, solid beer list that seems to be improving everytime I visit. I have been 4-5 times with Chalsk. I like the fact that they rotate stock frequently. Sometimes the waitstaff can be a little slow getting the drinks.
Ed5388 (80) Forked River, New Jersey | February 18, 2014
Stopped in for Kane's tap takeover. Pretty chill place. Decent food and service. 24 craft beers on tap regularly, but 24 Kane beers today. Glad I came!
vtafro (76) Wayne, New Jersey | April 10, 2010| Updated September 10, 2012
A number of drafts, rotating with the majority of them craft or almost international. Bottle selection is better than average. Atmosphere is nice, if the crowd isnít beer geeks they at least enjoy good beer. Food is good. Service is real good, bartenders know the beer that they have available and about them.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | December 22, 2009| Updated November 7, 2011
This is one of the best, if not the best beer bar in New Jersey. They have a great selection of beers, offering flights, and a great selection of Belgiums. I love the place. Bourbon Burger and the crab dip are great compliments to the various beers. But food is not all world. You go here for the beer selection and some solid junk food. Over the past year or so they have killed off some of the BMC garbage and circulated some solid brews. They have had sixtels of KBS and CBS. Name another spot in Jersey with that kind of pull. UPDATED: 11/7/11. The Leaf has managed to beef up their craft brews on tap. Last month they had KBS on tap and today they had CBS on tap. They have also had 120 and some other rarities on tap. Being that only one sixtel of CBS showed up in NJ and it showed up at the Leaf, I would say the Leaf is thee beer bar of NJ. And it is in my backyard.
Went during their Sunday brunch buffet event (which seems very popular) but ate of the lunch menu and had their bacon fusion burger which i enjoyed. Atmosphere was fun and welcoming. Seating was kinda bunched up and accustics were loud but it is a bar so what do u expect. Plenty of craft beer artwork and memorabilia used to decorate which makes total sense since this a craft beer hot spot. 23 taps open nice selection of import and domestic beers. Nice bittle selection as well. Value was average. Service was great. Prompt (considering how busy they were) and friendly. I will surely revisit them.
Relatively good compared towhats available in the area. Some nice beers (though the real nice ones run out fast). The beer club is kinda entry-level. Way better than an average bar but wont shake a stick at most nyc beer bars. Food is not bad. Prices are much better than nyc however. The scene is a tad jockish.