jdb288 (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | November 5, 2013
Not a huge selection but a thoughtful one. Great Mikkeller/import section. I was not expecting this from an unassuming, out of the way liquor store.
Decent prices on par with the area. I think you could find a few gems here. I sure did.
Located in a beautiful building more than a century old. The bar area is lined with terra cotta tiles and exposed brick. There’s 11 tvs from my vantage point in the center of the bar. Unlike other posts I counted 16 chairs in the bar area. I didn’t rock the food so I can’t cmoment on that. The beer list was full of bmc, played out imports, and boring regional brews. And of course refrigerated glasses are a dead giveaway of pure amateurism. The search for good beer in New Jersey continues.
Wonderful nachos, not only do you get the standard melted cheese, you order comes with a bowl of this meat/cheese concoction.
Seating is the only negative, If only they had more than 5 chairs at the bar.
Right on Main Street in the middle of all the action. They have a decent amount of mircos on the menu for the location. I usually stop in around lunch time and try to avoid the crowed nights during the summer. Their food is normal pub grub, nothing outstanding and a little pricey for what you get.
Great place to sit outside on Main St. and have a tap beer you probably won’t find anywhere else locally. Hop Devil on tap is my favorite. The food is okay and for the price I usually walk away a little dis appointed.
Main Street Freehold at it’s best. I spent many summer night’s here with friends. Service is very good, very fast. Food is also good, especially for the price... and the prices are all very reasonable. Beer selection is decent, the favorites are always on tap.
bartenders are friendly.... let you sample anything on tap before buying.... very good selection for the area.... food is good.... wing night is the way to go... last time i was there they had 60 minute on tap... a nice edition
I most recently visited around 7pm on a Saturday night. No seats at the bar but was able to squeeze in the end and stood until a seat opened up. I found the service to be very attentive, and it ought to have been because even though the bar was full there were only 20 or so seats and two bartenders. I first had Arrogant Bastard which was pretty good. They have a list of 30 taps, about a quarter of those could be considered uncommon (Kona Longboard, Stone Pale and AB, Blue Point Toasted lager, Brooklyn Lager and Pennant, Peak Organic Nut Brown, Flying Fish Hopfish, Paulaner Hefe, and Hop Devil). I had a HopFish next, it wasn’t good. The bartender actually stopped over to ask how I was liking the beer and I told her I thought it was off with diacetyl and cardboard flavors. She politely shrugged her shoulders and said she knew it was a fresh keg. She did not offer to replace it. I had a Hop Devil which was good and also Paulaner Hefe which seemed in okay shape. Also had Duvel 750s for $18. Food is pretty typical pub fare. I got a cheeseburger which was cooked the way I requested but topped with inedible fried onions. Fries instead of chips made it a $10 burger. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit this place which shouldn’t be listed on RB except for the fact that many Monmouth County locals recommend it as a good beer bar.
Decent Draft list for the area, 10 out of 28 drafts are better quality Micros or imports, including 2 Stone lines, Brooklyn Lager & Seasonal, Victory Hop Devil, Hennepin, Flying Fish and Sierra Nevada. Bartenders could be more attentive,you’ll find a wait for refills even with table service. Hop Devil always tastes fresh.