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The Drafting Room Taproom and Grille

Not Rated.
The Drafting Room Taproom and GrilleThe Drafting Room Taproom and Grille
BA SCORE
97
world-class

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.15%
Taps: 13
Bottles: 120
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

635 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, Pennsylvania, 19341-1677
United States
phone: (610) 363-0521

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Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
3.6/5  rDev -18%

I stopped off to kill time here on my way to Victory Fall Fest.

I gave this place a low score on atmosphere. At the risk of sounding mean, it just didn't have anything distinctive to it. It resembeled a no-name place that you'd expect to see attached to a Days Inn or something equivalent.

The beer selection was nice. They had approximately 16 tap lines of all micro/craft beer along with a beer engine. My disappointment with the tap lines was unique to me. I'm from upstate NY and most/all of the beer available on tap is readily available by me. So I wasn't intrigued by anything I couldn't get back home. I was hoping to see something I can't get in NY but that just wasn't the case. Something from Erie or Bells would've been nice to see. Instead I saw a lot of NY beers instead of PA-Locals (with the exception of Troegs)

The bottle selection was impressive. They had three floor-to-ceiling coolers with glass doors behind the bar; with ~ 85% dedicated to bottles. It was something you'd expect to see at a really good micro-brew distributor store not at a bar. So this was nice to see and very unique.

I had a burger like I usually do in most places. It was reasonably priced, and a really tastey aged-cheddar on it and was served on a hard roll.

Given the other beer bars in the area that I dind't get to, I probably wouldn't return here without checking out the competition first.

madmanjf, Sep 28, 2008
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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%

I've been stopping here a few times a month for 2+ years while on business travel. The food is usually very good, although I've had a couple of "misses," but nothing worthy of discouraging a visit. I'm a beer lover, but a novice w.r.t. styles and nuances. As such, I've appreciated the staff's knowledge and willingness to explain subtleties and to provide samples. The selection rotates rapidly, but they do have a large list of usual suspects. Worth the visit if you are in the area.

KenDog, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of koopa
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%

Stopped here today for the first time for the Fresh Hop Festival. Not too sure why an establishment would wait nearly 2 months to serve fresh hop beers, but I was in the area so that didn't deter me.

Atmosphere: Located in a strip mall, the left side has a pretty decent sized dining room and the right side has a fairly small curvy bar with a few high top tables along the right wall. The bar side is fairly cramped and the event today made it busy enough to accentuate that fact. There were about 4-6 outdoor tables in the front which were a real bonus on an unseasonably warm day like today. The major drawback was that they face a small and busy strip mall parking lot, but I'm still glad that outdoor seating was available.

Quality and Selection: Other than a couple of the "special" kegs being tapped today, most of the list was fairly standard for the area. Still lots of good regional choices, but it seems like the taps wouldn't be good enough to draw people with more than a 20 minute drive to this place. At least not with so many other comparable or superior spots in other nearby neighborhoods.

Service: I didn't really stay very long and didn't eat any food, so I can't give the most in depth review of the service. The waitress who approached me at the outside table was friendly and attentive though. I couldn't really gauge her beer knowledge but I'd be surprised if it was high.

Food: The menu looked very tasty and the prices were OK. A bunch of regular customers at the Station Taproom in Downingtown raved about the food here so I'm thinking that is probably the main draw of the Drafting Room.

koopa, Nov 26, 2011
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The Drafting Room Taproom and Grille in Exton, PA
97 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.