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Bullfrog Brewery

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Bullfrog BreweryBullfrog Brewery
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
115 Beers
524 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 76
Visits: 139
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

231 West 4th Street
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 17701
United States
phone: (570) 326-4700

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Reviews: 76 | Visits: 139
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
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. (1,865 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (400 characters)

Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of micropale
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of _morandi_
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kjbober
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Steelfan77
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
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!!! (66 characters)

Photo of TedStrosser
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of seanchai
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JuglashB
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (260 characters)

Photo of CTJman
3.94/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of QueefLatina
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cp45
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of J-Rye
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I found this place through a happy accident while travelling home from visiting family. There was a live jazz band playing on the particular Sunday I went there. The beers this place brewed were very creative and bold, but well balanced. The bartenders gave nice tastes to help you decide what you wanted to drink. The burger I had was fantastic. I wish this brew pub were in my neighborhood. (397 characters)

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ninkasi-SW
3.03/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Although the selection seemed great. The bartender was extremely difficult when i sent a beer back (which I almost never do). The beer was a saison which is my favourite style and i know it well. I would have been fine to write it off as an end of the keg issue but he he gave me a hard time. There was no head which means no belgian lace, hust a hint of citrus, no spiciness and no carbonation. I wouls have passed it off as one of those things but the bartender daid there was nothing wrong with it. Food was good but the arrogant attitude was too much. (560 characters)

Photo of slasich
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Monday afternoon. My wife and I decided to come in because of all the sour/wild beers they had on tap (two Flanders Oud Bruins, two saisons, and even a wild yeast-fermented hard cider). The seafood mac-n-cheese was better than I expected. Can't argue with a beer sampler of seven pours (probably 4-5 oz. each) of any seven beers for $8.50. Our server was generous with providing us samples of the final two beers we hadn't already tried. We're looking forward to going back! (487 characters)

Photo of sirsteve42
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.