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Voodoo Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 3,715
Beer Avg: 3.98

Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
99
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.19%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

215 Arch St
Meadville, Pennsylvania, 16335
United States
phone: (814) 337-3676

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(Place added by: woodychandler on 03-09-2006)
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Evahflow

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $

This place is magical. Great atmosphere, was full but didn't feel crowded. The staff were very nice and efficient you could tell they enjoyed it there. Prices for the beers were very reasonable. Tried the magherita pizza and it was ok, worked well with the beer. The only problem is this place was too good. Had to get glassware and growlers and bottles to go. Will be back for sure. Only complaint I have is this place isn't close to me in pittsburgh.

04-10-2014 20:57:00 | More by Evahflow
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

A MUST visit whenever I'm in town visiting friends. With the upstairs expansion, I can only imagine it being even better. The atmosphere is unique and ecclectic, the food fresh and unique, and the beers are always top notch.

Up there on the list of my favorite breweries for sure! If you're even remotely close to here when you're traveling, you owe it to yourself to stop in

02-07-2014 21:50:40 | More by Shandycan
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

A- This is in downtown Meadville-with street parking but I believe there is a garage nearby. Meadville, aside from Allegheny college is pretty much a dying town so I haven't had difficulty with parking. The inside is long and narrow with the bar taking up the entire left half of the place. The right side contains an extremely large table with chairs so find room there for you and whoever you are with.

Service- For those of you who have ever been to Troegs- Voodoo is set up in a similar fashion but on a much smaller scale. You order your drinks from the bar and you can either drop a food order at the bar or at the food counter. Then you pick up your food at the food counter when its ready.

Quality and Selection- The brewpub offers its regular lineup of 6 beers plus about 4 seasonal, one off and cask types. Generally the brewpub only stuff is very good and the best to try out. They do have some misses though so be sure to order samples.

Food- They have a rotating menu with "7-10" items to choose from. Its always a surprise with what they will have available- so if you are picky I would recommend eating somewhere else and snacking here. Whats cool about the menu is its always fresh, local stuff

Overall- Voodoo is a brewery with a good reputation that is new to the brewpub thing. They are only open Thurs-Sun and don't open until 3 on thurs and Friday. Its not far off the Meadville exit of 79 if you are in the area or driving by. Its also 30 minutes off of I-80 and about 30-35 minutes from I-90 if you are passing through. Its worth a stop for Voodoo's good beers.

12-16-2013 00:39:38 | More by PittBeerGirl
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apr3940

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!!! I make it a point to always seek out Voodoo at whatever beer fest event I go to. I have always been impressed by the selection and consistency of the brews. I have wonderful flavor memories of all the beers and when you have the chance all I can say is Gran Met!

07-28-2013 15:46:05 | More by apr3940
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penguinstout

West Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Finally getting around to writing this as I was able to make the trek up for the Barrel Room Collection Release. Interesting design inside, lots of reclaimed and reused materials. Really cool, chilled out relaxed vibe and great music playing in the background. Really long bar with plenty of seating to be had. 10 taps and a beer engine. All 6 of the regular beers are on tap and they rotate 4 seasonals. Small, but eclectic food menu comprised of items that are all locally sourced. I had the sausage gravy pizza which was pretty mind blowing. It takes a minute to figure out how the food ordering system works and can be a little confusing if it's your first time, as it was for me. Nice little lounge area with church pews and a pellet stove. I was told by the bar staff that the upstairs just opened to accommodate larger crowds. Service was excellent, the food was great, and the beer was the best part. Pappy beer on tap? Hope to make it back up for the next one, if not earlier.

07-11-2013 15:41:54 | More by penguinstout
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$

Voodoo is an amazing place. The decor is awesome. Repurposed barn wood and doors fill the area. The signature lime green Voodoo color lines one of the walls. The chalk board wall is filled with their food menu as well as a separate chalk board wall filled with their beer special. They even offer soda for the little ones (or non-drinkers) and local Conneaut Lake Cellars Wine for the wine drinkers.

The menu is always changing, week by week, depending what is fresh and available. The food is ridiculously good. The staff/owners are unbelievably friendly and are always chatting with everyone! They are all great guys!

The new upstairs is a great area to hang out with a bunch of friends, if the downstairs gets too crowded.

They always have their main staples on draft and then pub only options (usually 4-5 of them). They also tap a firkin every Friday at 5 and there are usually not too many repeats (unless demanded by the fans!)

Overall the service is top notch, the food it top notch and beer is...get this...top notch. You can't go wrong checking out Voodoo.

05-11-2013 01:07:22 | More by tommyguz
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.25 | $$

I visited Voodoo for their Barrel Room release, so this isn't a "typical" everyday review, but I'll try to keep it as unbiased as possible. I have to highly praise the staff for doing a great job at this event, and for how chaotic we made it with our shenanigans, they really catered to the mob better than I've ever seen.

The pub is pretty basic, nice layout, with sort of a organic vibe. The bar is large and well-suited for a big crowd, with lots of room for tables and standing. A large chalkboard along the wall informs you of what's on tap, and there are no TVs to offend the eye or draw in the annoying sports fans.

The quality of Voodoo's beer is very good to excellent, even their regular offerings that I get everyday in SEPA. They had a great selection on, the day before the event, and even more spectacular the day of the event, with tons of heavy-hitting one-offs.

Service was great. Apart from the excellent handling of the Barrel Room event, the staff was always attentive during my time at the bar, and they were all seemingly knowledgeable about their own beer, and the beer scene in general.

If I have one gripe with the place, it's the food. There were some interesting items on the menu, but it was pretty lacking as far as selection goes. There's very little "service" as far as food goes: you order, then they call out your number over a loud speaker and you go pick it up at the window. I'm not really complaining about it, it just seems a bit weird to do it that way. As for the food itself, despite local praise, I was pretty unimpressed with what I got. I ordered a soup (can't remember what kind) and the pierogi, and I didn't care for either one. The soup was ice cold, and the pierogi were simply tasteless, and not very good at all, though to be fair I am a bit of a pierogi perfectionist.

Prices were fair all over.

Food aside, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Voodoo. It's unlikely that I'll ever return, considering it's about a six hour drive for me, but I wouldn't completely rule it out. I wouldn't mind going back for the next Barrel Room release, but I might have to hitch a ride.

05-11-2013 00:18:28 | More by Rifugium
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

My first experience at Voodoo was for their barrel room collection release. Relatively calm and enjoyable atmosphere even during mealtime on a Friday night. Staffing was appropriate and prompt. I never went but a couple minutes with an empty glass. The bar has no television sets which I think is pretty awesome, it makes you focus more on the people around you. During my visit, they revealed a newly finished 2nd floor which is pretty much a basic lounge area eith extra tables, chairs and a sofa. The men's room features the most wicked sink/faucet I think I have ever seen. (Go scope it out for yourself.)

Being from PA, we get regular exposure across the state for their main offerings. Nearly all of them were on tap as well as a few brewpub exclusives. One line pours nitro and they also have a beer engine for cask. A chalk board on the back wall provides a detailed listing of what options are available for you if you cant see the taps themselves.

The food menu appears to be concise, experimental and rapidly changing. During this visit I got to sample some goat cheese filled lychees, eggs pickled in hot sauce, hummus, hand made pierogies and perhaps the crown jewel of awesomeness: sausage gravy pizza. My goodness was that tasty despite sounding like a train wreck.

This place was awesome and everything I thought/hoped it would be. Without going into great detail about the release itself...lets just say that Voodoo knows how to treat their people. I was completely taken back by their level of preparedness. If this place was closer than ~5 hours away, I would be there regularly. Already planning a trip back, awesome experience.

04-10-2013 19:39:02 | More by stakem
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

My first trip to Voodoo for the bottle release, luckily we got up there early enough to have some dinner and a few beers before it got too crazy.

An interesting little pub in an old building. Lots of wood everywhere, from the tables to the 10 or so old doors hanging from the ceiling. Draft list, as well as the food menu, are written on the wall in chalk. Service was decent once I figured it all out. I didn't have to wait very long for my beers so all in all it was fine with me. Quality seemed to be high. All the beers in the correct glasses and all of the food was made from scratch, including the spent grain pizza crust. I wasn't too hungry but I was able to try a few things our party ordered, my favorite being the sausage gravy breakfast pizza, it was quite good. I also noticed the pita's looked especially tasty, I may get one of those next time I am in town.

Since the release was the next day I was expecting the selection to be solid and it was, to a point. I liked the variety they offered but I wasn't really trying to drink a bunch of higher ABV beers with the looming all night bottle share fast approaching and they only had one beer on that was under 8%, and it was a stout, even the pils was 8+%. I enjoyed the beers I had but 1-2 more lower ABV beers would have been nice. Overall a really nice brewpub. I look forward to stopping here again when I am in the area.

03-24-2013 23:31:14 | More by orangesol
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StreamGager

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25 | $$

The brewmaster does not look old enough to drink beer, but he is super talented. I have to go to Meadville for work periodically; I try to be there overnight on Thursdays when they are open. Last Thursday, I enjoyed an Ergot rye ale--super bitter and awesome--and a couple HTP's.

01-13-2013 14:59:40 | More by StreamGager
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Voodoo Brewing Company in Meadville, PA
99 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.