Convenient, friendly with thought and attention to both their tap and bottle lists. Their website is kept up to date with the tap list which is appreciated. The bartenders are knowledgeable and helpful. They even spend time each day acquainting their wait staff with the day’s offerings (I have seen the manager pour samples and go over them).
Their special events are great. On Friday they had a Troegs night (complete with a firkin of Nugget Nectar) and perfect food pairings (I had reindeer stew with Naked Elf), Sunday was DIPA night (NN, Pliny, Ballast Point, etc) and Monday was buck-a-shuck! SWEET!
The only downside to this place is how fast you can run up a LARGE tab - whew.
lunch visit ... parking was on wayne ave with parking kiosk ... long bar with booth seating on right side ... bar taps in the middle with scotchs on the whole left side of the bar and bourbon all on the right extensive menus for both ... beer offering had lots of rarer but simple Belgians and a few US micro and local brews ... you definitely come here for the food but the beer offering is very solid ... the menu is very eccentric, but well put together ... it was very hard to pick just one thing to eat the lamb kebab was insane and bunny bites were different ..... had a bottle list with a lot of common brews but I scored some super rare Abyss cognac and abyss Whiskey bottles with 20% for take out .... bartender was sweet, knowledgeable and gave great food recommendations .... very clean place and the food and beer service were prompt ... if this wasn’t out of the way I would come here very often .... the reputation definitely did not disappoint and the prices were very fair
As a restaurant this place gets high marks. Highly inventive fair like rabbit tenders, pulled goat and a ham and suck sandwich. Fries are a bit of a downer as I wish they were crunchier. Prices are a bit off as if you want a sandwich and fires its around $17. The draft list was heavy with Belgian stuff I don’t care about. Sadly no HF on, but they had Pliny and Blind Pig.
I’d come here knowing you’re going to have a good meal, and if it happens to have a good beer by happy, but I wouldn’t venture to just get beer.
recent visit for lunch..been trying to get here for years...parking isn’t a problem with pay lots across street..place is split in two...went right upon walkin in..long bar that runs most of the place with tables parralel to bar..proper glassware galore and a pretty stellar draft list and bottle list..one of few places in world where you can get de garre on draft..russian river and hill farmstead were available as well but nothing exceptional from both on my visit..food really was good, cheese plate was well put together, got 3 cheeses with 1 meat..american type country ham benton from tn i believe which was excellent...cheese board was great but would be nice if you could get a price fix 3 cheeses 2 meats deal for about 25 bucks...board seemed pricey but was good..apparently on Sunday they have 1/2 price cheeses..mussels, tacos, chicken kebob, and burger were all very tasty..really liked that I could get a taster sample of a few things..beer prices are really pretty good for some world class stuff..bit bummed that they didn’t have a few more HF selections, or that a Cantillon reserve bottle wasn’t an option, but hey it is nice to have expectations..stayed with the Belgian theme and had a De La Senne and also a Russian River draft..All in all for my book this place lived up to the hype..the bottle list had a few really well priced gems that those in the know can spot out for sure...can see how this might be mobbed around dinner time..worth a visit for sure...
Came for the special pre-superbowl Saturday event. Only a couple miles of 476 so fairly easy to get to. Parking mehhh, but i dont mind walking. Overall small but clean place. Just booths and the bar. No TVs. Not sure what they usually have on draft but this was nice line up. 6 Russian River beers, Hill Farmstead plus others. No complaints there... Food wise, I had a gyro/kabab which was tasty. Food menu is a little different which I can appreciate it. Clean uni-sex bathrooms. I even got a small growler of supplication to take home... F**k yeah!
Lunch stop before leaving town. Parked around the corner at a pay spot. Not busy at lunchtime. Great service. Taplist was impressive but no real whales on it. They did have a gueuze on tap, plus a Hill Farmstead offering. Didnt check the bottle list. They did have pours of Xyauyu Gold which was nice cause I was dreading the $50 bottle cost for that one. Food was decent. Overall a good experience and one I would be happy to repead
Just a hop, skip and jump from Wayne train station. The bricked building is inconspicuous from the outside but upon entering is a different story. The Belgian bar to the right is a real treat. Excellent beer selection with a few local breweries on offer as well as the likes of Russian River, JP etc. I had delicious escargot and scallop brochette to eat. The bartender was very attentive and gave prompt service throughout. Impressive glassware selection lining the bar wall and also a great selection of whisky. This was another highlight in PA.
When you walk in you’re given the option of Belgian or Italian as you either walk left or right. I opted for "next door" (Belgian). The draft list was solid with a good mix of local beer, is craft beer and Belgians. I opted for some captain Lawrence as I don’t get up to the northeast very often. The food was incredible. I would highly recommend the bunny bites which are super spicy crunchy and delicious. I got the Thai ginger version. I followed that up with an order of hobbit ribs which were good but paled in comparison to the bunny bites. The bar is long and there is a trendy vibe. The service was semi slow and relaxed but once I got my beer, things started rolling along nicely. Overall a good experience.
Interesting place. Great beer selection. I like the tins on the walls of the breweries. Had a Blind Pig. Tons of awesome glassware for every possible beer style. Loved the Russian River bottle selection. Food was good too.
Stopped here recently while taking a scenic drive back from DC to northern NJ. Actually after reading the reviews on RateBeer I pretty much rearranged my drive to accomodate a visit here...and boy was it worth it! If you’ve read any of the reviews you already know about the unique setup...Italian restaurant one side (with all beers available from the other side), and Belgium restaurant and beer bar on the other. What amazed me about this place was not just the huge bottle list...or even how strong it was from a Belgium perspective...but just the overall knowledge this place (i.e. staff) has and the incredibly large selection of correct glasswear. It doesn’t stop there though. This is an authentic Belgium menu and I highly recommend this food...especially if you think Belgians only eat two things (frites & mussels). I would say that eating (and drinking) here is not cheap...but I would also say it’s worth every penny for the amazing experience. This is clearly a destination craftbeer bar you should go out of your way for or plan a special trip to. You can also couple a visit here with a trip to Victory Brewing in nearby Downingtown.