Here is an attractive old German brewpub located in the cute lakeside town of Sparta. They serve some German dishes along with standard pub fare, and have about a half dozen of their beers on draft. The ambience is the best thing about the place, with dark panelling and sturdy wooden furniture giving the place a stately air. Their beers are just average, but if you like a Germanic vibe (Sparta seems like a pretty German town generally) you’ll probably enjoy coming here.
Thought this was a solid place. Very old school local bar type of feel. Dark, wood, big bar, lots of locals chatting with the bartender. 6 or so regular beers and 2 or so seasonals on my visit. 2 of the regulars were tapped, so down to just the 6 beers. I thought all of them were pretty okay, though the White Wine Barrel Saison was probably the best of the bunch, and that was a special/seasonal. Nice enough stop for a quick late lunch and a flight as I was driving through the area, but not a place I would seek out.
Krogh’s is located in a rural area of NJ, and has been brewing beer for quite some time. The building is reminiscent of Bavaria and is quite old, having housed several restaurants throughout its time. The interior is a bit cramped, but there is ample seating. The house beers were pretty standard, with nothing really exceptional on the menu.
Once upon a time this was a good brewpub choice when north Jersey was a beer desert. Now between so many better choices (especially the great Mohawk House littlerally up the road)...and what I think is maybe either the beers going downhill...or my tastebuds getting more decerning from better choices...I no longer find this place a worthy craftbeer destination...which is a shame given the history of the place. I hope they make an effort to improve the beers or sell the place to someone who will...because it’s a great venue after all...in a quaint little town/lake community.
The beer is ok. Only had 2 that I found delicious outta 5 I’ve tried there. The food was superb however. Generous portions, great variety, interesting and new types of specials. Great value too. You would expect much higher in a town like Sparta. My waiter/waitress was very good every time. Couldn’t complain. Had a fresh beer on the way as soon as I had 1/4 left. I’ll go back more often when I move and its not so far of a drive for sure.
Was there this past weekend for my friends state winning Imperial Stout release on tap. While it may not be some peoples cup of tea, I like the local pub feel that the place has. The prices were reasonable, and the nacho appetizer we ordered looked like something out of Man vs Food. The service was a bit slow, but in all fairness it was a Friday night and it was packed. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back, but it’s the kind of place I’d frequent if I lived around the corner.
Visited last weekend while in the area. Very nice looking building in a very nice area. Inside is very rustic and old looking. Nice area to eat as well as a nice bar. Brewing area is visible through a glass door. I ordered a sampler which had 7 beers in it. The octoberfest was def gone bad or off. The food was quite good. French onion soup and my gf had a open faced roast beef sandwitch witch was very good. Pretty cool place. Average beers.