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Brewhouse Grille

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Brewhouse GrilleBrewhouse Grille
BA SCORE
89
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 110
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2050 State Rd
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 17011-5908
United States
phone: (717) 737-0030

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brewhousegrille

Notes:
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(Place added by: Edwin on 07-28-2005)
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Reviews by ffejherb:
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

Decided to stop in at Brewhouse Grille for lunch with two co-workers since it is in such close proximity to our office. Upon entering, I immediately noticed the oddly shaped bar and multitude of taps… twenty in all! It was quite busy, so we found three vacant seats at the bar in front of the beer coolers and made ourselves at home.

There were two coolers with five shelves each packed to the gills with nothing but micros. The majority were US micros, including DFH, Blue Point, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Sea Dog, Rogue, Stone, etc. with plenty of PA breweries represented, including Legacy, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Lancaster, ABC, Victory, and Stoudts. Their imports included Fullers, Chimay and some other Belgians, Boddingtons, etc.

I was quite impressed (and surprised) by their tap selection, which boasted twenty different beers, all of which were micros and imports save three reserved for Coors Lite, Miller Lite and Yuengling Lager. The micros on tap were as follows: Stone IPA, Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, Blue Point Hoptical Illusion, Troegs Mad Elf, Rogue Dead Guy, DFH 60-min., Sierra Nevada Celebration and perhaps a few others. Their import offering included Frambroise Lambic, Smithwicks, Guinness, Harp, Stella, Franzi and Molson.

For lunch, I got a bacon cheddar burger with seasoned fries. The burger was average, but the fries were great. Our service was very good, and the bartender was quite knowledgeable about the various beers. However, it took forever to get our food, so they lose some points for that. One of the guys I was with got soup and a salad, and he got his salad after we were all served. I took at least 45 minutes to get our food. To drink, I had a Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale and a Chimay Blue. Both were very good, though I preferred the Bell’s (just a personal preference to hoppy ales over Belgians).

Overall, I was very impressed with their tap selection and the service was very good. The food was decent but it took way too long to get our food. It was quite crowded, smoky and noisy during our visit, but that’s understandable because it was during lunchtime. With all that said, I would still return for a few beers given the great selection of micros on tap and in bottles.

ffejherb, Dec 12, 2006
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

I have been to the Brewhouse lots of time since it is one of my moms favorite places to eat, as well as mine. The atmosphere is pretty good, just depends on where you are sitting. The inside area has a nice sized dining room with a medium sized attached bar area with a good amount of seating around it. The deck has a large seating area and an indoor/outdoor bar area. Both the inside and outside areas have lots of TV's and music playing to keep you entertained.

The quality has always been good. They serve most of the beers in the right type of glassware but every now and then you may get one in the wrong glass, mostly when a newer person serves it up. The food quality has always been good as well, with the ingredients always being fresh and flavorful. The service has always been pretty good but at times it can be a bit hit or miss. I have been in here when it gets a little crowded and we had to wait for quite some time to get our drinks refilled.

In the past few years they have really stepped up their selection. You won't find anything too "rare" on every given day but every now and then you might find a keg of KBS or something along those lines popping up here. On my last visit I had a Green Flash west coast IPA and, since they were having a Troegs event, a cask dead reckoning. The prices are pretty good across the board with only a few beers being overpriced.

The real reason I like to come here is the food. I could eat their fries all day, every day. I usually get a burger or a club sandwich and both are excellent. I have also had quite a few other things on the menu but those two are by far my favorites. Overall, if you are in the area and looking for a laid back place to have some good food and good beer, you should give this place a try.

orangesol, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of tonymoore
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%

I seem to go to Brewhouse about twice a month for dinner and beers with my wife. There has only been one time in maybe 2 years where they didn't have any beer on tap that excited me. They have something like 30 taps, and you can usually find beers like HopSlam, Nugget Nectar, and Stone Double Bastard (beers in this realm). These are right in my wheelhouse, and I always look forward to going to see what they have.
They have cask beer too, and beer on cask is inhumanly smooth and amazing regardless of what it is (wonder what Bud on cask would taste like? Yeah).
The service is stellar, the food is great. Downright great and reasonably priced. The back deck is huge and the bar area is bar-like (in a good way) and comfortable. The dining area has a family-dining vibe which is pretty dull, but to me that is literally the only downside to this place.

tonymoore, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of StormKing47
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%

A nice local bar that is an eclectic mix of craft beer enthusiasts and just people looking to have a good time. Nice tap selection that rotates and 2 large coolers full of bottles, not anything crazy rare, but a nice overall selection. Two large bars one smoking and one non-smoking with a deck. Brad is a great bar tender that provides great service. Great to stop in to grab an after work beer or to unwind for a little bit and relax. Food is outstanding and is served very quickly. Check it out if your in the area.

StormKing47, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of 86sportster883
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%

First off, if you are using a GPS to find the Brewhouse Grille you will have to enter 2050 Hummel St. vs. State St., otherwise, you'll wind up at a dead end with no bar in sight.

I initially sat at the outside bar/deck to catch the last of the day's sun. The folks were friendly, but the beer choices were limited. So, after a couple of Troegs' Sunshine Wheat I headed inside for a flat bread pizza (as recommended outside by one of the locals). Inside there was a greater selection of beers on tap which included:

Blue Moon, Magic Hat #9, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Stella, Yuengling, Guinness, Harp, Sly Fox Pilsner, Troegs' Hop Back, Pale Ale & Sunshine Wheat, Victory Golden Monkey, Erie Derailed, SN Harvest & Pale Ale, Franziskaner Weisse, Hoegarden, Smithwicks, Sam Adams Summer and Ithica Sunny Wheat.

The inside of the Brewhouse was just your average bar coupled with a good sized dining area. The bar area was nothing fancy, maybe a few notches up from a spruced up VFW post, complete with old guys sitting around drinking Bud Light (it was a Monday night). The dining area fell somewhere between an upgraded pizza joint and a mid range Mexican franchise. The flatbread pizza was unique, but not exactly something I'd go back for, or even recommend.

On the plus side, the bars (both inside and out) have rows of flat screen TVs to keep you entertained, the bartenders are prompt and the prices were very reasonable. Not sure that I'll be going back any time soon, but if I happen to crash my car right outside, I'd go in for a beer.

86sportster883, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of jrw5061
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

This is the place to go for beer lovers that live on the west shore of the Harrisburg area. The outdoor bar area is very nice, there's not much of a view there but I can't really complain about that. There is always an excellent selection of craft beers to choose from courtesy of Westy's. I can always find 2-3 beers that I love on tap plus there are lots of bottles to choose from. If you go during happy hour from 5-7 on the week days you can even get all beers on draft half off, it's a great deal. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work. I really like the food as well. If you live in the area and haven't been to this place yet I would recommend checking it out. If you enjoy good beer, good food, and watching sports with good people this is the place to go.

Edit: I have to second the notion that the parking lot is pretty tight. Be careful when leaving. I've seen people back into peoples cars already.

jrw5061, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Went to the Brewhouse for lunch with BA Deuane. Nice layout at the horseshoe shaped bar. Very decent draft selection with a few seasonal beers (pumpkins and Oktoberfests). But, I opted for one of my favorites, Two Hearted Ale ( it is usually always available here on tap). We got our beer, ordered our lunch and chatted with a few people at the bar. Our sandwiches arrived in a short amount of time and I ordered my second beer, a Red Seal. There is a decent selection of at least 75 bottles to choose from in the cooler as well. Prices for the beer and food were reasonable.

ClockworkOrange, Oct 24, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

I have frequented the Brewhouse Grille, since it morphed from the Iron Kettle, and the beer selection is great - both taps and bottles...

I've seen everything from Troegs, Bells, Stone ThreeFloyds (Robert the Bruce and Alpha King), Victory Old Horizontals/Currently has Storm King and one of my new found favorites - Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap. They keep the tap selection fresh and revolving (some regulars, such as Bells two hearted and Rogue Dead Guy). (Kudos to Westys)

The staff understands the beers (as much as they can possibly keep up with the selection changes)...I was even warned by my waitress, when she brought me the Victory Old Horizontal to, "Make sure you're careful with this one...It has a high alcohol content..."

The food is reasonable and tasty...They have an all you can eat crab leg night (Get there early). They do have excellent fries.

The crowd is chill and during the dinner hour, does have a family atmosphere in the dining area. Check out the outside deck, where you can order any of the beers from the inside selection, as well as the outside.

There is local musical talent on certain nights and there are always beers specials daily.

My only beef is that the parking lot is really tight...be careful...

If you're ever on the East or West Shores of Harrisburg, stop in.

TonyT, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of HombreWing
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%

SMOKEY ! uncool ! IMO some really good beer there but what the hell does that matter when my snout is filled with cigarette smoke ?..even in the non-smoking area :( ...Smokers carrying lit smokes were allowed to stroll through non-smoking to an outside area...LAME !

The waitress was attentive but short on attention if you will. When only one of two people can get "A water please." before she turns and goes is poor service.

Enjoyed 2 Bell's two-hearted ales (fresh...great hop burps!) w/ a blackened chicken sandwich with blue cheese....decent.

I'd rather only go back if it becomes non-smoking all together.

HombreWing, Dec 22, 2007
Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

I entered with my girlfriend around 6pm and it was crowded, but we were seated after only a short wait. I checked out the drafts on the outdated chalkboard as we went to our table which was candlelit in the the closest to the door practically. The ambience was pleasant and the staff was moving quickly to accomodate the full house. I like the partition that separates the bar from the restaurant. It still was slightly noisy with tiled floor and limited plant life, but still not distracting.

The menu was a nice surprise with the variety including everything from salads to burgers/wraps and appetizers as well as over a dozen entrees. The entree choices were broad in scope from: Chicken Parm, Gnocci Scarpone, Filet Mignon, Ahi Tuna, Seafood Jambalaya, Ny Strip, Eggplant Parm Pork Tenderloin Medallians, Babyback Ribs and my Entree Choice-Grouper with Lobster sauce, rice pilaf and asparagus.

The Drink order was taken and returned in minutes, and moments later I was enjoying my fresh green salad w/ spinach and my date was tasting Crab and corn chowder. I enjoyed the accent lighting that added to the mood including skylights and lighted fans. There was a sufficient amount of smokeaters to suck up smoke also.

I was enjoying steaming hot and fresh grouper less than 20 min later. The fish was lightly seasoned and cooked just right. I enjoyed the way the asparagus was prepared also-al dente.

The waitress was friendly and asked if I wanted more to drink which was appreciated.The lobster sauce accented the pilaf and fish well, it was sweet and creamy.The portion size was generous and I went over to the bar to pick out a mixed six of Micros from across the country and the state of PA.

I enjoyed everything about the experience- The art including Frank Sinatra's mugshot, Bob Dylan and David Bowie shaking hands, Elvis's grinning mug and the service was above average. I would definitely come back.

Slatetank, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of HopDerek
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

We decided to stop in on Saturday after a trip to Westy's and Troeg's for tastings. Easy to get to the place, with plenty of available parking. Walking in, we couldn't find 3 seats in together for the 3 of us, so we opted to sit in the dining portion instead, plus we wanted to eat and get a breather from the smoke in the bar. Their draft list was pretty impressive, with lots of good West Coast IPAs. Only bad thing was they hadn't updated the list or the chalk board, and everything I had wanted to try was kicked. I finally decided to get the Frankenberry, half Franziskaner half Lindeman's Framboise, very tasty.

The food was also very enjoyable, excellent corn and crab chowder, and a reasonable price. Plenty of nice modern flatscreens to watch sports on as well. Oh, and the bottle selection was very impressive, especially for Pennsylvania. Somehow they managed to get some New Belgium brews, something I haven't found much past Chicago. Its definitely worth a stop for a brew or two along with a quick bite to eat whenever you find yourself near Harrisburg.

HopDerek, Jan 16, 2007
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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%

We stopped in after a trip to Westy's and Troegs. This is a smallish U shaped bar with probably 15 beers on tap. Most notably for me was Bell's Hopslam, Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Stone IPA, Blue Point IPA. They had some BMC and yuengling as well. And the usual Harp, Guiness, also some Corsendonk Abbey I think it was. A few others I don't remember. They also had a very good selection of unusual bottles - probably over 100 as a guess. The service was excellent, we never waited for anything. We each had an excellent burger and talked with some of the locals. The price for 4 pints of hopslam and two burgers was $32 so I think a good value. I will definitely be back here everytime I head to Harrisburg. This is a must visit if you're in the area and want some unusual quality draft beers. There is also a restaurant section but I didn't really see that.

grego, Dec 29, 2006
Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Atmosphere: The Brewhouse has both a dining area and a bar. The two are reasonably segregated to prevent the smoky bar from permeating the establishment. It also looks like there is a patio in the back for warmer weather.

Quality: Service was fast and efficient and the establishment appeared clean. There was also a smattering of video games in the bar area that complimented the 6 or so big screen TVs.

Service: Bar service was attentive, providing additional pints of Pliny the Elder as requested (the whole purpose of my visit was for the Elder). They replaced a glass, kept my section of the bar clean and were friendly. No complaints here.

Selection: Selection was impressive. Draught offerings including Pliny the Elder, Bell's HopSlam, Corsendonk Noel, Stone IPA, a Lindeman's varietal (missed exactly which one) and Troegs, along with the standard BMC taps. There appeared to be a good bottle selection in the refrigerator as well.

Food: Food ran the gamut from pub grub (wings, etc) to steak and other upscale offerings.

Overall, the place was very reasonable. My two pints of Pliny (plus tip) ran $7 total. Certainly a steal by any guideline.

akorsak, Dec 22, 2006
Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.88/5  rDev -2%

Do not use the directions provided by Google...

From 19th St. (in Camp Hill) - take 19th over the bridge (you'll make a right) and hang a right after the bridge. It will be on your right.

From route 15 - make a right after the Camp Hill Mall towards Gettysburg Road...it becomes Hummel Ave/State Rd. It's on your left across from an Exxon station.


Onto the review:

Arrived around 1:15 on a Saturday and sat at the half-empty bar. My wife and I took my favorite seats - the ones right across from the micro fridge...I look for that seat everywhere I go. There are approximately 16-20 selections on tap and I counted 105 different bottles. I had a Pliny the Elder and my wife enjoyed a Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat. Tap selections included Rogue Mocha & Dead Guy, Stone IPA, Pliny, DFH 90 & Punkin, & Troegs.

Food took a long time to come out (I ordered a Reuben and she had a Turkey Bacon Grinder) but it was very good. Bartender was nice about it and joked about the slow service after apologizing.

Along with out food, I made a custom 6-pack, and the total for both was $45, so it's a little pricy for the area, but I can't complain about the quality of food and the beverages.

Stop by if in the Harrisburg area - it'll be worth it.

JohnnyM2002, Nov 11, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

Visited the establishment on a Saturday afternoon at 5PM. The dining was virtually empty and we were promptly seated. The waitress soon arrived and took our drink orders, which were served promptly. They had a separate beer menu which was truly extensive. The tap selection was good, but the bottle selection was excellent. The bootles were a nice mixture of east coast micros, other American micros, and European micros. The food was a little slow in arriving (considering the few patrons in the dining area) but when it arrived we were all extremely pleased. The portion sizes were large, especially for the salads. All the food was served at the correct temperature, and was delicious. It is also child fruiendly with a special menu. They are currently constructing a new deck in the back which has taken away part of the parking lot. This can make the lot a bit difficult to exit, especially when you have had a few. Be Careful.

tgbljb, Oct 12, 2006
Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev +1%

BrewHouse Grille:

These are exceptionally nice people! This place, however, was not easy for me to find. Certainly not with google direction coming from Westy’s Beer Distributor. Do not take 19th street to State or if you do be sure to go over the bridge and turn right when 19th runs into state. I got so lost… Fortunately when I called they were able to help me find my way. I am not sure it was worth getting lost for it but it was a nice place with nice people and a decent selection. If your in the area stop by but I wouldn’t pilgrimage across the state for it. The beer selection is far above avereage for the area. But I have come to expect I higher standard than I used to. Especially after going to Zeno's in State college. Certainly this is thre right place to take your date and get to drink Omegang, Andrson Valley, DFH Fransiskaner and the like.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Aug 18, 2006
Photo of sudzweasel
4.85/5  rDev +22.5%

I just came back from a vacation in PA and we stayed near this place. I had heard good things about it from George at Westy's Distributor down the street. the place is a regular looking establishment with a bar on the right as you enter in the front and the dining area on the left. There are plans for a big outdoor deck in the works that you can see as you enter the back parking lot. The place is full no matter what time of day or what day you go. Here is what did it for me- they had Two-hearted Ale on draft. I could sit there all day and drink it. The rest of the beer selection is great as well. the staff that I encountered knew their beer very well. The food was excellent and served in larger portions than many other places that I have visited. I tried to stick to the local beers that were available other than the Two-hearted as I would not be able to get them again so I had some Troegs, Legacy... all in all an excellent time. A big thanks to the staff who went out of their way to ensure that we had a great time.

sudzweasel, Jul 08, 2006
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

This used to be my favorite place to go to on the west shore, when it was known as the Iron Kettle. I came back home for the weekend and made the trip over to check this place out. Note: I was expecting the Iron Kettle. What I didn't expect was to really enjoy this establishment.

There are 2 doors to go in the front of the building. Not much parking room available, so make it there soon.

Bar is U-Shaped. Great for chatting with the chums or eating and watching sports.

Food is excellent, very unique and the chef had some unusual dishes available. Also, very affordable.

Beer list in impecable for central PA. Lots of beer available from PA, but also from most of the US. Rogue, Anderson Valley, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Sea Dog, and more. Their beer list was on an entire sheet of paper and must've had over 100 breweries.

Excellent place to try.

DuqTroops, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of Fish113d
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%

Well, after reading Dead Guy's review of this place, i figured I'd try it out after a week or so and give it time to settle in.

Glad I did!

My finace and I walked in through 1 of the 2 entrances (one entrance by tables and another entrance by the bar). The bar is U-shaped with about 20 bar stools/chairs around it. Around the bar are 5-8 pub tables. The bar area, which we sat appeared remodeled and nice. The actual dining section looked about bit trashy and not remodeled. However, I was there to check out the brew menu, so I didn't really care about the seating area.

Well lit, the bar area was nice. A few Megatouch machines sit on the bar, there's an internet jukebox in the corner, which pumped Dave Matthews, Rusted Root, and some other decent bands from, and a Golden Tee Live machine which is ALWAYS bonus in my book!

I had 3 brews while I was here. I had one brew (Smithwick's Ale) from 1 of the 7 taps they have set up with all but 2 microbreweries, which is nice. I then also had a Three Floyd's Alpha King and finally a Weyerbacher Decadence for "desert".

My finace had a Boddingtons and then a Franizkaner Weiss from tap. I happened to know the bartender from childhood, but her lack of beer knowledge ranging from what good beer was to knowing what kind of glass to serve Weiss in (my finace's was served in a pint instead of a Weiss glass), and all of my brews were served in a pint glass or a 7 oz. mug, which kinda pissed me off to say the least, but since I knew the bartender and I knew she didn't really know, I helped educate the poor girl in bartender beer info. She was appreciative of that.

Food: My fiance had a pasta dish (Brewroom Pasta) involving chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, peas, and bacon, with a smoked alfredo sauce...very good! Along with that, she was served a small garden salad to start, which was more than just lettuce. I had the 12 oz. Pork Chop with a Carribean Mango glaze sauce on it, served with a house salad and mashed potatoes, which were great. A little pricey on the food, but the food was good enough that it didn't bother me.

The beer menu is probably 40 beers "weak". However, I found the Alpha King and the Decadence by looking in the front coolers for myself, to which I found there to be a more wide variety of beers than the basics...be sure to take a look for yourself. The bartender informed me that they will be "upping" their selection to over 120 different brews within time...hopefully the next time I go!

Overall, it seems to be a decent place with some promise, but it just needs some tender loving care and some BA's to keep it honest!

Fish113d, Aug 07, 2005
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Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill, PA
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.