The head of the class among NJ brewpubs. Their beer is top notch. While some styles are not to my taste, they are quality representations of what they should be. I also like the fact that they usually have a cask beer available. The food is pretty good, but the menu is limited. Appetizers, which in my opinion should be the bread and butter of a place like this, are particularly limited in their selection and food styles. The staff is attentive, reasonably knowledgeable, and quite courteous in offering small samples of the beers to try before ordering (something especially valuable in small brewpubs). The ambiance is pretty cool. Sitting at the bar staring up at the big tanks makes for a great visual effect for a brewpub such as this. I like it a lot. I wish I could get there more often.
This is a very pleasant spot on a post card street in Princeton. Nice interior with views of stainless steel tanks and good tunes playing st perfect volume. Beer is average. Food is way above average for a brewpub.
It’s been awhile, but a really good brewpub. Drafts are good - great(for your average brewpub), the food is a bit expensive but tasty. Unless it crazy busy it’s worth a stop if you are in Princeton.
njnut (49) Toms River, New Jersey | September 23, 2015
A few "problems" first. Parking can be very hard to get nearby. Storefront is very narrow, it’s just a hallway wide,’so it can be hard to see. After those things it’s all pretty good. When I was there it was quiet with a few at the bar and TV’s playing news and sports news around the fairly long bar that is in front of the stacked multi floor brewing equipment. It was the summer season with the frosh class just reporting so that may be why it was quiet. The food was much better than I thought it was going to be so I was not upset by the slightly higher prices than say a walk in restaurant. The wait staff was above average. It was a hot day and I was with the family so I only had two glass of the same beer which I found to be good . Overall I liked it and would certainly try again.
A stunning location with vaulted ceilings and lots of light. Big bars and large booths. Service is decent with a bit of beer knowledge. They have. A full. Tasting flight, unfortunately the beer is mediocre at absolute best. I wouldn’t go back.
Ed5388 (86) Forked River, New Jersey | January 12, 2015
Your typical chain brewery. Nice place, relaxed environment, decent selection of beers on tap. Beers were average. Waitress was kind of all over the place. This is the second triumph I’ve been to. I prefer the other, but I’d still stop back in here if I was in the area.
leenyp (6) Seattle, Washington | December 17, 2014
Really liked the place. Calm, quite, reserved...do college students in Princeton not drink before noon? Beuatiful space. Goodnfood and beer. Not guest taps. Good service. Prices are higher than I am used tofor food, but reasonable to good for the area.
I’ve been here a number of times over the years but recently realized I’d never reviewed the place. As such I made side trip there on my way back from RiverHorse’s new digs not far away. First I’ll say...what this place has is location...location...location...plus some really good atmosphere...great building...original layout. Additionally, the food varies from good to very good and occasionally worth going out of your way for. Now for the beer...I’ve never been a big fan...not that they don’t have some good beers...I’ve just found the offerings over the years to be a hit or miss selection of non-descript or unimaginative beers on up to pretty good and occasionally worth stopping in expressly for. The problem is you never know which you’re going to get...and never many of the best at one time...so I don’t feel this is a destination brewpub...but certainly a worthy stop when in the area. When recently there I enjoyed the Bengal Gold IPA and the Coco Buck.