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Manny Brown's

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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020
United States
phone: (215) 357-9242
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(Place added by: PopeDX)
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Photo of Gavage
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

Located near the movie complex in the Neshaminy Mall. When you enter there is a bunch of tables on the left and a bar area straight in front of you. The bar is large and can seat about 25 people. Plenty of TVs to watch sports on. Loads of beer posters decorate the walls. There is also some outdoor seating overlooking the parking lot.

For a mall restaurant this place has a very nice beer menu. There were about 25 beers on draft and a boatload of bottles. Beers on draft were from Sixpoint, 21st Amendment, Flying Fish, Yards, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Rogue, Brooklyn, Troegs, and River Horse. There are a few macros on draft, but they are in the minority. Bottles included Consecration from Russian River.

I did not have any food, and service was pleasant. If you are stuck shopping with the wife, this is the mall to go to - while she shops you can relax and have a good beer or two.

Gavage, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of MikeMoriendi
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

I was in town visiting some family and friends so my brother, his girlfriend and myself went to Manny Browns for a meal. It looked like your typical sports bar just by appearance.

They had a nicely laid out beer menu with a nice selection including some of my favorite imports and micros. I started with a favorite of Hoegaarden.

The service from our server was amazing. The place was not busy at all but he really put his best foot forward and want us to enjoy our visit. He was quick with drink orders and the food came out amazingly fast. Even when there was a miscommunication on my order he graciously took the food back and a replacement was quickly returned.

The food was your average sports bar fair but done well. My buffalo chicken tender wrap and fries were done how I would expect and not a disappointment.

I even asked my server for his recommendation on a beer to try and he recommended Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. I took his offer and was pleased with the selection.

Overall a really great experience at Manny Brown's and if I lived up there I would definitely frequent the place more often.

MikeMoriendi, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of BARFLYB
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%

I always make a stop here either before or after a movie(or both depending on the movie) because you can't beat the selection of beer in this particular area.

The atmosphere is that of a pub with a very low feeling of a chain resturant. Dark, tall ceilings, alot of TV's, a bar area and large party seating around the resturant. Nothing to rowdy, in fact it's quite calm when i'm in there, it appears that this is your average run of the mill bar, but wait, there's more (C)-sham wow guy-

The quality is pretty good, nice clean tap lines(never had a problem with dirtyness), clean glassware not to mention proper glassware. A tap and bottle list on the wall for easy peeking, although it's not 100% accurate.

The service at the bar is decent, Can't comment on the table service as I'm a bar guy. I've always had friendly and pretty prompt service here but there is one thing that get's in the way to making service quicker. In short, the bar area is shaped like a square, which is no big deal. The kicker is within the square there is a huge blind spot of a wall on all four corners, keeping the barkeep from seeing the whole bar, a huge design flaw in my opinion. Sometimes I have to go around the bar a few times to get attention, it gets old fast.

The selection as mentioned above is out of this world for the type of place this is and the area it's placed. I've always been impressed with the tap list (always a DFH, Rogue JLS, and other impressive taps) Recently they have really been big on russian river(the pig, pliny, damnation) and they even had consecration on at one point, I almost soiled my pants and it was not due to the bugs in consecration. They also have a very impressive bottle selection that Temptation recently joined, Huh, WTF, I love this place!!! Just make sure that the tap list is updated because I ordered a Burton Baton off the tap list and they gave my a bottle instead saying " oh, that list is old." Be weary.

Can't comment on the food cause I'm a drinker but it smells awful good except it's probably on par with most chains.

Stop here for a beer before or after a movie, you won't be dissapointed.

BARFLYB, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of MikeRa
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

I've been going to Manny Brown's at Neshaminy Mall since it opened in the former Hardshell Cafe location.

This location has 27 beers on tap, and only 3 of the 27 are the macros (Budweiser, Lite, Yuengling Lager), with rest a excellent choice of craft and import beers.

You also have a excellent choice of foods ranging from traditional appetizers to steaks and fish.

Most of the TV here are standard def, and looks like they were left over from Hardshell Cafe, but the HD TV's are brand new and you can see a variety of sports here.

MikeRa, May 25, 2010
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

I was very shocked to read the review two below mine. I have went here a couple of time's and have never had an expierence like that. I went here for my birthday and just looked for about 20 mins before I decided what to get. They have a great selection of brews for a decent price. Service was very good. The server knew exactly what glass to pour the beer into which was very shocking to me. A very nice place with alot of t.v.'s which is always great. Afterwards the movie theater is about 100 feet away if you want to catch a movie or if you really want to make a mess a carousel is about 50 feet away.

TheFightfan1, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of rfgetz
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

This place is a little enigma in a suburban shopping mall.

An old-tyme feel pub and decor coupled with numberous TV's (75% of which were low-def or not working), the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

They feature ~20 taps that range from your BMC and Euro macro standards to a good slection of American craft product. A very good selection of local micro on tap as well. The bottle selection is expansive covering all of the above producers in 12oz and 22oz sizes. Even spotted 3 varieties of Russian River.

The beer menu is always outdated, the chalkboard doesnt always reflect whats on tap or draft so keep your eyes peeled to see what they actually have behind the bar.

The food is very good mix of Southwestern & Pub fare - fajitas & quessadillas, pork and roast beef sandwiches, chicken fingers/fries.

The service is always a tad slow... always 2 bartenders and 3 servers it seems. When crowded, service can be spotty, when empty, service can be spotty.

Overall, a much welcomed craft beer destination, in a mall none the less. Just update the TVs, organize your menus and work on the service and this place could be top notch.

rfgetz, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of PopeDX
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Wow, this was a pleasant surprise. On the site of the former Hardshell Café (which I'm told by multiple reputable local sources was closed by the PLCB for serving alcohol before their license went through...duh), across from the movie theatre in the Neshaminy Mall. Stopped in to kill a half-hour before a movie. Nice selection of locals on tap, including Stoudt's, Vic'ree, Flying Fish and a couple of others that memory fails to recall. Also some good beer in bottles as well. Beer tasted fresh on tap, no line problems or anything. Lots of swag covering the walls, including some craft beer swag. Every time I'm in the mall or at the movie theatre the place is packed. The service was a bit slow, but not horrendously so. Didn't try any food but it looked and smelled pretty darn good. The menu appeared to be the typical Fridays/Applebees sort of menu...pubgrub, entrees, etc...saw lots of burgers.

A big plus is their location next to the theatre...this part of the mall gets closed off from the rest after mall hours so it can stay open later. The theatre (AMC Neshaminy 24) is probably my fav theatre as well...pretty new, comfy, shows movies that don't make it to most theatres. It's right off the turnpike and Route 1. Bensalem really needed a place with more than 1 or 2 good taps, especially considering there must be more restaurants per capita in that damn town than anywhere else on Earth (take a drive down Street Rd. between Rts. 1 and 95, then down Hulmeville then over to the mall complex if you don't believe me). I'm just sad it wasn't open when I passed it every day coming home from my old job...

PopeDX, Feb 09, 2005
Photo of UDbeernut
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%

Went on a monday with a somewhat large group. Have a large seating area that seems to extend into the mall. The bar is past this room. Very large, nice looking bar. Walls had various beer signs. Service was ok, nothing special and not poor. Selection was good. Had about 12 handles, lots of bottles. Had some Bell's and Founder's which can be tough to come by back east. Food was ok, mostly sandwiches. I did think that the prices for foor was high. Prices averaged about 8 bucks for a sandwich or burger. Maybe its just coming from the midwest or the fact its loacted next to the theater.

Overall, not bad.

UDbeernut, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of Cubed2ce
2.65/5  rDev -29.9%

Manny Brown's boasts having the best selections, but fails to deliver with the poor service standards they team it up with. There have been times that I go in there to have a couple of beers before I go to the movies, and I have to make sure I bring cash because waiting for them to run my credit card would take at least twenty minutes since I'm apparently not the someone worth spending time talking to. They will ignore me and spend more time talking to co-workers instead of creating a regular. I haven't been back here in about a year since I've found other places that have better selections and far better service than they probably could even fathom. If you're going to the movies and you want a beer before or after, go to the Hulmeville or Uno's. They always go outta their way to shake my hand and ask how I'm doing before they even show interest in taking my money. That's how a bar should be run.

Cubed2ce, Sep 04, 2010
Manny Brown's in Bensalem, PA
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.