The name Rock Bottom doesn’t exactly give you the impression they have top quality beers thats for sure .... Very big brewpub with lots of restaurant seating (just kind of reminds you of a chain restaurant with art on the walls not a brewpub) and an ok sized sports bar with TV’s and brewing equipment in the background .... server was nice, but slow ... had one beer the Hop Bomb which was actually a pretty solid IPA ... they had about 8 taps with a 4 looking like norms IPA, Red Ale, cask Porter, Lager and a few seasonals ... Being right in the mall its super convenient to slip here for a beer while the ladies are shopping .. I’d come back to try the food
It all seemed rather generic. They had beers called Kolsch, White Ale, Red Ale. I almost expected to see a blue ale and on cask, though you have to give them props for having a cask, it’s beer. The place is located in a mall, which doesn’t automatically invalidate the beer, but it looks like a million other sports bars/ chain restaurants. They had the typical beers on tap for the chain and specific DIPA which I wasn’t feeling. The food was pretty good but not spectacular.
Our introduction to this place started with being ignored by the hostesses. Place is pretty much a sports bar with an area for dining. Beers were adequate-a step above a macro, but nothing spectacular. Food was good-and we waited for it. Came to us lukewarm and out of order. When is a side salad the last dish? We were particularly disappointed that a larger party was served before we were. Probably not returning.
Modern, clean brewpub located in a massive mall in the Philly suburbs. The brew is good and fresh, with about 8-9 rotating taps. They seem to usually have a lager, an IPA, and an unusual ale or two on tap. A big sampler of all their taps is available for a low price - very cool! The food was pretty standard pub grub, nothing special. The crowd was mostly white and suburban. Staff was friendly and helpful. Worth a visit. This appears to be part of a big chain. On the night I visited, Beer Maven Scott opened one of my homebrews to taste it, and it exploded all over everything. The waitress was very nice about it.
Bricks (17) Delaware | June 26, 2010| Updated July 4, 2010
House beer is better than average as is the food. Nothing spectacular.
Ambiance is half sports bar, half casual dining. There was live music when we were there which was not overwhelmingly loud, but a nice addition. The service was OK, they were fairly busy. The beer was very good, and I thought the value was decent for this being so close to the city. I’d come back here if my wife drug me to the mall.
We have eaten and drank here several times. Place is clean and service was always great. Need to catch more of the special release beer dates. Had their standard line up available with Oatmeal on cask. 2 dollar drafts on thursdays yea! Good food selection but prices can be on the high side, although cheaper than iron Hill! Decent beers and a swinging bar area after 5 PM. Worth a stop.