Nothing really special about this place from the outside. Try to sit on the bar side because it is much more lively than the nursing-home style dining room on the other side. I’ve been in a few times and the service has always been great and so has the food. Really good selection of rotating taps and a lengthy bottle list. Certainly worth a reasonable drive to give this place a try.
Great beer selection. Both in bottles and on tap. The food I had was just aps but it was good and the people I was with said their food is good. Not too high priced. If you order a quality beer you pay for it but that is fair. A nice place with plenty of room.
I can’t believe that I only live 20 minutes from here and it’s taken me this long to get here. Nice tap and bottle selection. Belgians, Amercian Craft beer with a local focus. Bottles to go from the bar. I had these Orange Chipolte wings which were great. Also enjoyed my burger. Nice place to bring the family and they also have special events once a month.
Got back today from the West Coast Firkin Fest @ Spinnerstown Hotel, so this review is based on just today - our only visit. Here’s my big gripe with this West Coast Firkin Fest - there were two kegs of Sly Fox in the rotation. We hired a sitter, drove 35 miles, drank several decent, but not overwhelming, $4.50 10oz cups of firkin beer waiting for the Port Hop 15 to get tapped. We see the Rogue getting low and start to mill around the beer table. I heard 3 separate people ask what’s next only to be told Sly Fox. WTF - they’re 15 miles from the brewery - hardly west coast. All 3 people were waiting for that Port 15 and the two beer pourers just replied Sly Fox is our boy. Ok - that sucked. Why would you advertise a West Coast fest and stall it out with two local beers? Somewhat disapointing considering how the event was promoted. Oh yeah - that’s for letting me pay $4.50 for that cup of yeast that you had to tilt the barrel to get that last drop out. Then again, sucker me for not saying no way to that sludge cup.
Small beer bar and restaurant. Friendly and knowledgable bar staff. Large selection of craft beer. Decent selection of belgians and hard-to-get beers from around the world. They also have beers on hand pump. Meet the brewer events first wednesdays of the month, make reservations ahead if its a popular brewer.
DocLock (156) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | May 25, 2006| Updated September 22, 2009
Quaint historic setting with good food, service, and a very good selection of draft and bottled beers. Worth a trip, and in my mind this place is a true diamond in the rough. I’ve been told they have excellent Sunday brunch.
Rerate 9/22/09. Went here a few weeks ago, and although the bottle list is still immense, it was not updated at all, and the draft offerings were somewhat pedestrian. The food also seems to have slipped since the last time I was here, approaching the presentation and flavor of a diner offering. At this point, the Douglasville Hotel is much better than this place.