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Bullfrog Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.75/5
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
148
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
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Bullfrog BreweryBullfrog Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

231 West 4th Street
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 17701
United States

(570) 326-4700 | map
www.bullfrogbrewery.com

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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

After hearing talk about the place for so long, I finally decided to give Bullfrog a try, following a rather impromptu Selin's Grove visit. Located in an average-looking building on an average-looking street in the somewhat average-looking town of Williamsport, Bullfrog seems, from the street, to be a typical city bar, even going so far as to have a Bud Light banner on their front door. That kind of threw me off from the start. But I walked in anyway.

It's a pretty simple setup inside, bright and roomy, brewing tanks in full view. There is a good-sized bar and plenty of dining space, and a small spot for bands to play. Not really my kind of place as far as atmosphere goes, and the crowd wasn't too appealing either.

As far as beer goes, I was pretty disappointed. Everything was mediocre at best, basic and uninteresting. General word-of-mouth got my hopes up, I suppose. They did have a pretty good selection, and a good range of styles, but after a sampler flight, there was nothing I really wanted a full pour of.

Service was okay. Our bartender was quick and to the point, but was also very curt and standoffish, and didn't seem to display any discernible knowledge of the brewery and its products. He kind of just furthered my overall opinion that this was more of a neighborhood bar under the guise of a brewpub, than an actual brewpub or beer destination.

The food was good at least. The menu was decent with some interesting options in addition to basic pub grub. I took the simple path and got the jumbo BBQ wings, and they were actually pretty amazing. Overall prices were not bad.

I wouldn't really recommend this place to anyone other than locals. I like to go to Selin's Grove about once a year, and despite Bullfrog being an easy ~35-45 minute drive away from there, I can't say they have anything to offer that would have me revisiting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JOTAS
3.13/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Stopped by on my way back home and was excited to find a brewery along the way. Headed into town and was excited to try out the brews. Had the sampler of the beers that were on tap. Nothing very memorable, all of them pretty much seem to meld together.

One that did stand out was the Blackberry JuJu, had that as my main pint for the evening. The food while looking good was pretty much bland. The onion rings were a bit oily and lacked salt. The pork schnitzel was good but again it lacked salt. The potato pancake that came with the schnitzel good, but lacked salt.

The mac & cheese with bacon was on point and was tasty. The roast beef melt was actually quite tasty so not all the food was bland. Overall, if you're looking to spend money on a local place I say try this place but don't expect a huge wow factor.

Buen Provecho!

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Photo of smanson56
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of 66Indian
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place is our family favorite of all the breweries within 100 miles!! The beer is outstanding to me as they fit my palate well. The Edgar IPA is my favorite of them all!! Of all the brewery's I have been to, to many to count, this IPA is in my top three. The Edgar IPA is equal to Newport Beach Brewery's IPA. Both outstanding!! Food is always good here as they use local grown product for the most part. It is worth the 3hr round trip to visit Bullfrog!! To me, a must stop place for all you hop heads if you are in the area.

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Photo of blassor
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of barflybastard
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

The Mighty Bullfrog! Home of the funkiest beers north of the Susquehanna. This is a classic, small-town brewpub. Reminds me of Jackie O's in Athens, Ohio, but dirtier.

It smells like a brewery right as you go past the door. The tanks behind the bar are cool, and there are hippies everywhere. We were there on a Friday night and they had live music. Pretty good band, but kind of annoying too. I'm here for the beer!

10 taps: Baltic Porter with sour cherries, IPA, Stout, Funny Farmhouse Cider, Red Ale, Aggro Wheat, Sacre Blue, Old Gold, Farmhouse Apricot... of course you expect more from this renowned brewery. I guess I wanted to walk in to 25 taps and a million different sours, plus bottles. But... not too bad.

The Old Gold sour was stunning and hit all the right notes.

Will I come back? Yes, next time I am in the area. Would I make a significant detour to visit Bullfrog? Probably not, considering their beers are distributed on draft in Philadelphia...

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Great food. Very fair proportions and booming with flavor. A good variety of styles, but some hoppy beers were kicked. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A couple beers were run of the mill, a few were very good, but nothing distasteful. Overall a very cool vibe; sweet custom made bar top earing trays, handcarved tap handles, cool decor / plant life, and crankin dead tunes all day. Great spot.

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Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

The exterior is rather unassuming, but the brew kettle is immediately visible to let you know that you have found the right spot. The bar is small, maybe 12 seats, with a full row of fermenters working in the back. I believe I counted 12 taps and there were 9 different beers available during my visit. All beers were available for growler fills. Unfortunately, I do not believe any bottled beers were available for on-site consumption or take out. The food was great, fresh, and very well matched to their beers. The staff were friendly and courteous without becoming over-bearing.

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Photo of micropale
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of _morandi_
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kjbober
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Steelfan77
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great friendly place. Brews are some of the best I've ever had!!!

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Photo of TedStrosser
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.96/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of seanchai
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JuglashB
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Huge interior with tons of seating. Was here for the Grrrz release so it was a bit of a sh*tshow. Fairly decent number of tap lines, lots of sub-par beers.

Awesome that the owners are cool with opening it up for bottle shares during the Grrrz overnight camp.

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Photo of CTJman
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of QueefLatina
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cp45
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.