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High Street Grill

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High Street GrillHigh Street Grill
BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

64 High St
Mount Holly, New Jersey, 08060-1733
United States
phone: (609) 265-9199
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Reviews by bonkers:
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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

I went with my wife because they had Kentucky Breakafast Stout on tap. The bar area was narrow, but pretty cool. There is a little alcove towards the front of the bar for bands. We sat in the upstairs dining room, which has a lot more room. The food was top notch. The mussels were the best I had for quite some time. The beer, where do I start. They have 10 rotating taps for craft beer and a lot of special events(beer dinners and special Kegs). The food and beverages were all fairly priced. Even though it is a long drive, I will definitely get there again.

bonkers, Nov 26, 2008
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High Street Grill will not disappoint any craft beer fan. There is always a good selection of beer on tap. I recommend showing up on a Thursday night as there is normally a beer promo that night with giveaways.

The food is top notch. I have never been disappointed with anything off the menu. The menu is not very big but the food always tastes great.

OldeBrickHouse, Aug 28, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +5.7%

High-quality bar with a limited yet superb craft beer selection and some tasty grub like the pulled pork tapas or the elk burger with fries. Every Thursday is what they call "Beer Geek Trivia," complete with free goodies from the featured brewery of that evening. All in all, easily one of the best craft beer joints to go in all of New Jersey. A must for any beer geek in the Garden State.

RAdragna, May 13, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Back and forth to way western Maryland, I'd grown quickly bored with the landscape of the shortest distance between the two points. Wasn't long before I started mixin' it up whichwhatever way I could; beginning to stray long and longer ways out for a beer here and a bite there. And so High Street Sunday, easy off the Tpke and much longer overdue than I'd care to admit. In a strip of storefronts, that which is town...

A long, narrow room with a curved light wood "J" shaped bar seating 12 off to the left. Barback is counter space over cupboard & shelved glassware, and a wood unit above running most of the length holding shelved booze displayed on mirrored back panels. TV's mounted at both ends of the bar. A glass rack on the wall and another dangling above. Sunken spots in the bar unit shining the light on things booze, track spots on the far wall, widening cylinder tortoise shell lamps over the bar, and a chandelier to the rear.

A single table in the nook alongside the front entranceway, with a board of poloroids of bar patrons mounted on the wall leading to it. Sets of 2 square hightops and a lowboy past there adjacent to the bar, with framed art for sale lining the walls above and a board listing tap & wine selections. And slight seating to the rear, somewhat separated by a stand up wine cooler at the end of the bar seating area. Slight & tight back there, or so it seems, but very comfortable. There's some sort of a dining room space/piano bar upstairs, but didn't couldn't get there to see. And the kitchen is to the rear, upstairs/downstairs, halfway in between.

It's in the lunching hours, a menu, yes, I will, thank you. The seafood stew of the day was salmon in a lobster broth (excellent, sweet & spicy as described), and I was going to do a Sirloin burger but it is "Slider Sunday" after all. They do sliders in white bean veggie, Hereford beef, blackened sushi grade tuna, grilled salmon, turkey, lamb, & ostrich. The winners as determined by everyone else at the bar having eaten already were the salmon & tuna, so I ordered those two, and the Hereford beef as the third. The grilled salmon was done in a soy glaze and served with red onion (very good), the blackened sushi grade tuna was served in a Thai chili glaze topped with lettuce & tomato (amazing), and the Hereford beef was dealt with mushrooms, caramelized onions & smoked cheddar (quite good but the weakest of the three, but it didn't really have a chance as them 2 seafood slides were money).

A tower with 10 taps on one end of the barback, another tower of 6 on the other end. As something something kicked, there are 15 beers on tap today; ½ of which are local/regional (Yards Jefferson Tavern Ale, Washington Porter & IPA, Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red Ale, Victory Prima Pils, Stoudts Fat Dog Stout, Troegs Nugget Nectar, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager), the other ½ a mix of craft beyond (Allagash White, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout & IPA) and imports (Schneider Edle-Weisse, Unibroue nasty Ephemere, Guinness). And Yards Brawler on the handpump. I drank the Yards Washington Porter 'cause I do. My second and out was the Lagunitas IPA en lieu of the Yards IPA which had just kicked.

And bottled selections displayed on the top shelf center, a mix of this and that just shy of a dozen offerings (Chimay x2, Harpoon IPA, Sam Smith Winter Welcome, Allagash Curieux, Stoudts APA, North Coast Old #38 Stout, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, Founders Nemesis, KBS & Devil Dancer).

A warm, comfortable, inviting place. The walls, some brick and some angled slat woodings, hold light decorations, well done and not overly done. Good crowd this afternoon, the people here can not only recommend a winner slider but are beer knowledgeable; we're talking some game. The food was fantastic, and the beer was fresh, they move it pretty well. Solid tap selection and a good smattering of bottles. Events; I caught the tail end of a Beer Wars (beer & food pairing steel cage match where they pit a pair of breweries against each other to the death), IPA challenges, homebrew competitions, dinners, tastings and promos... I very much so approve.

slander, Aug 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

This place is only 3.5 miles from my house, and I have been wanting to try it for about 2 months. The opportunity finally arose yesterday. From the street, if you weren't looking for this place, you would have a hard time finding it.

Went in for a late lunch, around 2:30 (on a Sunday) and sat at one of the hightops in the bar area. Rugged, exposed brick lines the inside of the front room, with a long, straight bar along one side and tables on the other. Two TV's tuned to the phillies game bookended the bar.

I quickly located the chalkboard above my table and marveled at the tap list. As good as I was expecting from the reviews on here. From what I recall, they had: La Rulles Tripel, Stone IPA, Houblon Chouffe, Founders Curmudgeon and Red's Rye, Flying Dog Old Scratch, Victory's Prima Pils, Abt 12 and Baltic Thunder, and Ayinger Celebrator. Pretty solid. I had a La Rulles Tripel and a Houblon, both served in appropriate glassware. The only negative, the beer was served too cold.

I noticed there was a small area near the door with some PA equipment and mic stands set up for some live entertainment. I did not go check out the back room or the upstairs.

The food was a pleasant surprise as well. I had a sirloin burger with cheddar, fried onions and mushrooms which was accompanied by a small salad of greens and gourmet chips. My parents went small, and got the beer battered artichoke hearts (stuffed with asiago cheese and lump crab) and a Cesar salad with grilled shrimp. The food was very good. I wanted to explore the menu a bit, but was really feeling the burger. I debated on getting the ostrich burger, but didn't have the balls.

I will say that this place is in between "a bit pricey" and "very expensive." If I could give it 3.5 dollar signs I would. (For comparison The La Rulles was $8.50 and my dad's Old Scratch was $5.50.)

All in all, I would go back here in the future. They have some nice beer specials on Tuesday and live music frequently. Not a place I would frequent due to the price, but a once a month type of place.

ColForbinBC, Jul 13, 2009
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4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

The High Street Grill in Mount Holly is probably the best craft beer bar in all of South Jersey. They have about 16 taps here with many rotating frequently. Some of the usuals are Chimay, Aventinus, Founders Red Rye, Troeg's Hopback, etc. They also have a lot of different wines available for those who are into that.

Food was extremely good here as well. The Calamari appetizer is great and their Ostrich Burger w/ Veggie Chips is tasty as well. They also have more fancier/pricey fare which looked pretty good too.

The usual bartender that works there is extremely knowledgable and attentive. This is definitely a destination bar/restaurant for anyone in South Jersey.

nickfama, Apr 24, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

This is probably the best beer bar in South Jersey. John keeps a great selection on tap and rotates styles actively. It's a fun bar with interesting characters and John is always willing to pull up a chair and talk beer when it's a slow night.

You can miss the place from the outside, but the bar is inviting once you're in the door. Exposed brick on the wall frames a specials board. 2 flat screen TV bookend the bar. There are high tops in the bar area, or a dining area further back. A cozy lounge is upstairs.

The food is often excellent, sometimes just very good. The menu is varied, with small plates for small prices and dinners and specials that can push $30.

Don't chance the parking out front. Just find a spot in the big rear lot.

If your friends aren't into beer, the wine selection is well-done and nicely price.

Cavalier92, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of jsanto
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

a) Cozy, nostalgic feel of something like Ireland. Comfortable and always enjoyable.

q) Seems like they put care into what they do.

s) Servers were helpful and polite. Willing to answer questions and knowledgeable about beers and menu selections. Special beer promo nights were fun.

s) Selection of beer on special promo nights was exceptional. Regular night's selection was very good also.

f) Food quality is very good. I can't say that I have ever eaten anything there that I didn't like. Menu has a variety of choices and I think the food quality and preparation is above average.

v) Some things are a bit pricey but the quality of the food is a little higher so you are paying for what you get and the overall experience is worth a little bit more.

jsanto, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of dondeez21
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

I stopped by for dinner and a few beers tonight. I was very impressed. The food was really good and reasonably priced. On to the beer. The selection was really good. I think there were 16 beers on tap including Troegs Hopback, Founders Reds Rye, Racer 5, Langunitas and a Firkin of Troegs "Dry Hopped" Hopback amber. I first tried the 4 beer sampler. It was 7$ for the bartender to choose the beers or 10$ to choose your own. The bartender was very friendly and was rather knowledgeable about all of the beers on the menu. The restaurant is about 45mins from my house but I plan on stopping by at least once a month to check out whats on tap.

dondeez21, Dec 28, 2008
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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Located in the Middle of downtown Mt. Holly. Small place that can be easily missed. Very tight but comfortable interior. Long bar with the chalkboard tap selection on the wall behind you. Good selection of beers; RiverHorse, Southern Tier, Aventinus, Chimay, Lagunitas, Founders, etc.. Didn't eat but a few people were raving about the mussels. The bartender was very friendly and talked about beer. Not many people but it was a weekday afternoon. I hear it gets packed in here and i did notice a small area for a band to play in the front corner.

Overall- Definitely recommended. Comfortable to hang out and drink during the day and looks like a good place to meet up with friends on the weekend.

NJpadreFan, Dec 15, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

Located in the middle of Mt. Holly, it's a single store-front, pretty non-descript and easy to miss if you're not looking closely. Street parking can be a bit of a challenge, but there's plenty of parking available in the municipal lot out back.

A short walk through foyer off the street, up a few steps, and the warmth of the place exudes friendliness. The bare brick walls, earth tone woodwork and furniture, and blond laminated bar all combine with an eclectic, fun clientèle to give this place atmosphere in spades. Throw in live Irish music on a Tuesday night, and you've got the feel of an evening in the Auld Sod. And any other night, you're in a damned cozy place.

Quality doesn't get much better. It's clean, well laid out, and everything feels fresh. My sole complaint, and it's picky considering the inherent challenges, is the across the board cold beer temperatures. That said, if you want your beer a bit warmer, give a few before you drink it, maybe chatting with your company or with the new friends you'll inevitably meet here.

Service, on the other hand, leaves a little to be desired. Now, I know it can get busy, but with a full house and two bartenders, you'd think a little less time would be spent on idle chit-chat and more on heads-up, who's-next surveillance. Don't get me wrong, you'll get your beer, but the service is uneven and inconsistent. Maybe it's better when slower, but it's during a busy time when you want your staff to shine. Take a look around the bar every now and then, work a cycle, and make sure everyone gets a beer when they need it. Oh, and please, don't make it seem like my getting that beer from you is a favor instead of something I'm paying for.

Selection is an absolute strength, and that would be the case anywhere, not just in craft-starved South Jersey. All the locals seem to get play at one time or another, from Flying Fish to Sly Fox to Victory. If it's local, it will be here at some point. And out of area offerings are very solid, including Smuttynose and the full range of Founders cycling through. Belgians take a tap or three, with St. Bernardus and Houblon Chouffe blissfully present. And Then there's the sixtel of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, drained in less than an hour last night. If that doesn't make this a kick-ass spread, nothing does.

Food is damned tasty, and not just pub-grub. Mussels are a deal when they're all you can eat, and a solid value any other night. Try the smoked turkey chili too, and by the way, the ostrich burger does NOT taste like chicken, and that's a very good thing!

So I've been here twice, and the only mis-step each time was the service. Still, I will go back again, because maybe if they see my face more often, the service will improve a bit. It won't take much to go from better-than-average to good, so I'm hopeful. Meanwhile, I will thoroughly enjoy the beer, the food, and the easy atmosphere. It might not be in everyone's back yard but if you find your way, you'll be happy you did.

Foxman, Nov 26, 2008
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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Just a quick review for High St. Grill. This bar is very far from where I live, hence I didn't stay too long. Mt. Holly is just about the best town for craft beer selection in Southern NJ...what I mean by that is, two places in the same block to find a good beer geek selection [Red White and Brew is located across the street and a few store fronts away from High St. Grill].

I had an excellent pint of Victory Braumeister Pils, and a salad with goat cheese and grilled chicken, with a nice homemade dressing. I've had better salads before but for the price it was well-received. They also had Victory Storm King and Weyerbacher Muse on tap, amongst others.

While chatting with the young, yet friendly bartender, I learned Sly Fox and Victory both had recent beer dinners at High St., and an upcoming summer beer brunch was going to feature Bells Oberon and some other wheat beers.

It was around 4:30-5pm and I was the only customer in the place, maybe atmosphere picks up later in the evening. The bartender was the only employee I interacted with, but I overheard the chef going on and on about how killer the Storm King was as he was drinking a pint [lol]. High St. Grill is the best non-chain beer bar I have found in Southern NJ to this point. Cheers!

roan22, Jun 12, 2008
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4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Nice atmosphere, it's not a dive at all, a rather classy place. Irish music on Tuesdays.

all good, fresh local beer on tap

The owners are there daily and they're staff is very knowledgeable and friendly

The rotate the taps on a regular basis and there's 10 of them, I'd say DAMN good. There's enough taps and enough rotation that I'm having something new there everytime I go.

Fantastic food, the owner is a fine chef in his own right and the food would be a reason enough to go. Both the tavern menu and the restaurant menu are fantastic and a good value for what it is.

very reasonable prices.

Donnie2112, May 16, 2008
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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

High Street Grill is located almost directly in the middle of high street and it's just a stones throw away from Red White & Brew. There's a limited amount of parking in the front on the street, but it is possible to find free parking lots behind High Street Grill and some about a block away. When I first walked in, I noticed that it was a dark small yet quaint neighborhood bar with brick walls, a wood tables, and a big wooden bar. I would hate to see this place busy because there's only about 10 tables and maybe another 10 people can sit at the bar. I did see stairs in there, but they led up to the kitchen and I doubt there's more seating in there. If there was a seperate room with more tables, I failed to see it.

When I first walked in, they had their menu on the wall. I noticed that their dinner can be a bit pricy, but it looked like everything else on their menu was priced like everywhere else. I just had their ceasar salad and their Pumpkin Ale soup. The ceasar salad was tad tangy, but their soup was delicious! I loved that soup. I wish I more at this very minute. That's a must try if they still have it.

When I was there on a Saturday afternoon, almost nobody was there. That means I got their immediate attention. That doesn't really matter because I found their staff to be very knowledgeable about the beer and food they sell their. If that wasn't enough, the bartender took their sweet time pouring the beer just right. I ordered a Unibroue Maudite and that beer has a massive head of foam on it. They took their time scouping out most of the foam and pouring more beer into the glass. High Street Grill also offers craft beer lunches every month, beer tours on occasion, and a craft beer promo night every Tuesday. You can't for any more from a craft beer friendly beer establishment.

Now for their beer selection. high Street Grill can hold up to 10 craft beer taps. When I was there, they consisted of Stone IPA, Avery's Out of Bounds Stout, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Unibroue Maudite, Troegs's Trogenator and Hop Back, Smuttynose's Old Brown Dog, Victory's Storm King, and Lagunitas's Censored. I know that's 9, but just when I was about to call it quits, in comes the owner and taps a kep of Sly Fox's Pacific Jade. I just had to have one of those. When you're here, don't ask for bottles because that's where they carry the macros. I know you have to at least carry somekind of macro for the average person.

Overall, it's just a great small place to sit back and have a great craft brew. I'm sure to stop here again in the near future.

Update: As it turns out, I did fail to see the upstairs dinning room. The staris upstairs are just left of the stairs that lead to the kitchen. It doesn't matter because it's still a quaint little place.

AltBock, Jan 09, 2008
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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

i stopped by here on a sunday evening for dinner and to my surprise the place was pretty empty. It's a very nice little bar with some dinner tables in the back as well as pub styly tables near the bar. i was not upstairs so i can't comment on the upstairs area. service was great. the woman behind the bar was our server as well and i believe she is also the owner. very nice person. fortunatley the night before we were there they had a Lagunitas beer dinner so they had some good stuff left over. I was able to try a couple of there beers which i have never had on tap. The beer selection was very good. about 8 or 9 different beers on tap. the food was out of this world. i had the guspacho and it was good. a good thing about this place is that they offer 3 course pre paid meal and it was definatley worth it....if you're in the area this place is a must.

thetachibro, Sep 20, 2007
Photo of rainmantoo
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

The High Street Grill is located in the historic section of Mount Holly, NJ. The owners (John & Nancy) are committed to providing their customers with great food, beer and wine! I've been there many times over the past few months and have got to taste some truly outstanding American craft brews from such breweries as Bluepoint, Troegs, Allagash, Lagunitas, and many more! Every Tuesday they introduce a new craft beer on tap. They host a beer lunch or dinner once a month and are now starting to host brew tours in their area. A great addition for beer lovers in New Jersey!

rainmantoo, Jul 09, 2007
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