Been here a handful of times in the past 16 months. Its definitely a beery hipstery place. Small but cozy with an old wood burning heater. Brick wall and triangular space. Specializes in thin crust pizza with lots of extras on it and hot dogs. The pizza looks better than the taste for me but I am very picky about pizza. About 10 drafts that come in different sizes and are reasonably priced for your current times. The selection often leans hoppy but they try to diversify. Seems like some Tired Hands beer is often on tap. Bottle selection is medium-large. The biggest downside is prices, even for PA. They are about twice that of Maryland, which makes it about 20% more expensive than similar places. However, they have some PA stuff that I don't seem around my usual hangout in Lancaster County. Young people, often hipstery looking, behind the bar. I would definitely recommend coming here since its right across from a meadery and just down the road from Iron Hill and Hunger&Thirst, a little nexus of craft. But I would not recommend buying bottles to go.
Came here 14.10.2017. Nice bottle shop serving Pizzas and 8 draft beers. Selection is ok, some West Coast beers, a few bottles from Belgium and some locals. I had a West Coast IPA from Green Flash. Liked the dark ambience and the decoration. Friendly service! Pizza's smelled delicious, will taste next time. Good place.
To get around the PA laws, single bottle beer shops in PA need to sell food as well. This place, The Fridge, does a fantastic job to cater to both. Bottles range from larger companies such as Oskar Blues, Lagunitas, Southern Tier and Sierra Nevada to so local such as Fetish, Free Will, Troeg’s and Victory. The food is always good here and for being in the downtown area of Lancaster the value is good for what it is. If you’re in the area, check it out, its just down the street where the Barnstormers play baseball.
A bottle shop/deli in Lancaster with a few taps and several coolers of beers. A few room temperature beers fill book cases near the front door. There is food for sale, but we had eaten elsewhere. The staff was mostly tending to kitchen orders and bottle check outs. Decent regional and beyond beer selection, though somewhat price.
When you first enter this place you see some tasty looking pizzas and a small counter where you can order various snacks and sandwiches. Then there’s a row of coolers, of course, containing maybe 2/3 local beers and a variety from all around, which you can happily buy in singles. Weal ost didn’t notice the shelves on the wall opposite the coolers. Prices were OK, service was excellent. A nice stop.
See, here’s where they get you: you can come in, drink beers at your leisure, and then purchase any of the bottles to go. This is incredibly tempting to an out of towner like myself who doesn’t have access to many of the beers that they stock at home. I’m torn on the matter of pricing. Some of the rarer bottles I’m willing to pay a premium for, while others seemed over priced. Many of the more common and locally available beers (Bells, Founders, etc.) are a very reasonable price, especially if you’re drinking there. Definitely worth a stop in, particularly if you’re not from the area. This place seems to represent Lancaster beer culture very well.
It’s located in a pizza slice of a building right next door to this really hard to find art-house movie theater. They have a large 6 pack selection as well as a generous single bottle policy. they also have a number of bombers though many of them aren’t’ refrigerated. (Of course the restaurant is kept fairly dark and they seemed to have a lot of turnover so that’s not as big an issue as it could be.) in addition to 12 taps of local and regional craft they also do pizzas by the slice and pie. The pizza is fantastic although I needed a lot of slices to get full. Didn’t find the tap list too adventurous although I was pleasantly surprised to find Half Acre’s outstanding daisy Cutter this far east. I like the relaxed, artsy vibe of the place best. If I’m in the area I’ll definitely come back here.
Stopped in to Grab some stuff that I can’t get in MD. Selection while not huge, was very diverse and eclectic. Prices were a bit on the high side ($13 12oz bottles). Didnt have time to stop and grab a pizza. Will stop back again at some point and hopefully try the food.
Extensive Selection. Food looked good although I didn’t try it. The prices seemed about $1 above other local Central PA places. Staff was nice and friendly. They have many more cold bottles than warm. The atmosphere was urban trendy insomuch that it was loft retro.