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Voodoo Brewing Company

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Voodoo Brewing CompanyVoodoo Brewing Company
Based on:
52 Beers
4,255 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 16
Visits: 65
Avg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @voodoobrewery

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 65
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%

Decided to swing down on a free Saturday afternoon to check this place out. I'm glad I did!

It's in a fairly dingy, dying town, not a whole lot around. The place doesn't really even look like much from the outside. Inside, it's rustic, funky, and very woody. Everything appears to be second hand- all reclaimed stuff they used to build their pub. Very cool, and gives it a really cool, rugged look- especially the old refrigerators that now house their taps. The flight handles are made from old bourbon barrel staves, there are old doors lining the ceiling, old bourbon barrels as seats, etc.

Probably about 10 taps or so, 6 year round offerings (Good Vibes, Wynona's Brown, Gran Met, White Magick of the Sun, Pilzilla, Voodoo Love Child) plus some one offs and casks (Hoodoo with Sriracha on cask, CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!, Breakfast of Champions, Motueka Single Hop Pale Ale, Irish Harvest Special) I personally got two glasses of the Pumpkin, holy shit, it's amazing. Breakfast of Champions is one of the best low ABV stouts I've had, so much flavor in that ABV, and Good Vibes is one of the best IPAs in the Northeast. Their one-offs/seasonals do seem to be better than their year-round beers, other than Good Vibes.

The food menu is very small, about 8 items total, and it apparently changes a lot. The pepperoni pizza I got was very tasty. You order at the bar, then pick up your order at the kitchen window.

Prices for everything was relatively reasonable. Wouldn't call it cheap, but not expensive either. Caution was $7.25 for a 8oz glass, but then again, that makes sense. Breakfast of Champions was only $4.25 for a 12 oz glass, not bad at all. Pizza was $12.

They have bottles to go, the majority of their year round stuff (except for Good Vibes). They did have Hoodoo in bottles, not on tap, so I took some home, as well as a 22 oz of Pilzilla.

A definite must-stop if you're anywhere near this area. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Voodoo is an all around great place to stop if you happen to be in the area. The beers are world class, the food is fantastic, and the staff is great. The atmosphere is comfortable, whether you are sitting at the bar or at the high top tables. An excellent brewery/pub from top to bottom. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Malt-i-Grain
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Voodoo Brewery is excellent in all aspects. The atmosphere is innovative with many refurbished and reused objects. The crowd is very low key including young couples, families, and groups of friends. The beer is outstanding. Unfortunately, I had eaten before arriving but the food smelled delicious. The staff was extremely busy but found time to make sure every patron got personal attention. I would visit Voodoo Brewery over and over again.

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Photo of Evahflow
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of Shandycan
4.76/5  rDev +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

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.96/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of apr3940
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

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Photo of penguinstout
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of tommyguz
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 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.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of stakem
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of orangesol
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of StreamGager
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of beergod1
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It's meant to be Very rough, Barn like atmosphere. Old wooden doors hanging from the Ceiling, Original wooden floor. The menu is in chalk on the wall...so every one can see it from a far. Eclectic Menu is small, and strange....Yet very tasty. Nothing like it around. And changes almost weekly. Menu is pricey, but you get what you pay for. I got Potato skins, with bbq pork. Very tasty pork, but so little of it. You can get the regular bottled offerings to go, and on tap, with the tap having the Non Bottled treats rotating till they run out. Make the trip folks....you wont be sorry.

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Photo of kimbo33
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Possibly one of the best places to get beer in PA. I have been their twice now and wish I lived closer. Great selection of beer, they had two there you cant get in stores.

Very rugged setup, unique with old pews as seats, old school freezer is my favorite addition to the space. VERY long bar, prolly seats 25. Other seating is available but bar is comfy enough.

Staff is great, knowledgable and friendly.

Food is A+, not a huge selection but what is there is great.

Great prices, great beer, and a cool setup. A must stop.

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Photo of adamette
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

From the Voodoo Brewing Company facebook page:

Over five years in the making, please help us celebrate the grand opening of our pub this Saturday June 30th. We will be open from 3pm-12am at our brewery located at 215 Arch Street in downtown Meadville, PA.

Grand Opening Tap List:
4 Seasons IPA (Summer 1)
Gran Met
Voodoo Love Child
White Magick of the Sun
Wynona's Big Brown Ale

The following will be available in VERY limited amounts, once they're gone, they're gone:

7.7.12- Gran Met aged on fresh dragon fruit, mango, papaya, pomegranate, blood oranges, and canary mellon. this beer was made for a very good friend of the brewery who is getting married on, you guessed it, 7.7.12

Grande Negro Voodoo Papi- Big Black Voodoo Daddy brewed with maple syrup and aged on whole vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and an assortment of hot chili peppers


Review from a few notes taken but also my memory of visiting during the Grand Opening June 30th, 2012.

I arrived at around 7 15 pm...the place opened at 3pm...and the atmosphere was great! There was a buzz around the place and it was largely standing room. I made my way to the bar to have a Voodoo 7-7-12 (an exclusive beer on tap, apparently brewed for a friend's wedding coming up on that date) and any of the others that I would like to have.

A VERY long bar on the left side as you enter, great looking old doors hang overhead and on the right wall is a huge chalkboard with the available selections (including the 7-7-12 and Cowbell along with all of the other standards). deep in the back is the kitchen and just to the right of the kitchen is the "cellar" where the barrels are stored.

One of my first impressions about the place was the heat. Unfortunately there is not yet good ventilation and the sun was beating through large open windows behind the bar. Spoke with owner/operator Matt who indicated that he has blinds on order and that would be a huge improvement as also possibly air conditioning would be as well.

John Lee Hooker playing on the Pandora was a nice touch (played through legit speaker system).

Quality is great. Snifters, specific Pilzilla glasses, pint glasses with Voodoo logos served to customers with great beer inside of them. Staff was helpful and talkative with this out-of-towner looking to support the new brew pub.

Selection...This is the Voodoo Brewing Company pub for Pete's sake...the selection is great!

Food: I had the chicken, spinach and tomato pizza and the homemade hummus and they were both very good. If I had any more room in my belly I would have tried the bratwurst and there was also an interesting salad available.

Value: I had 8 beers, the pizza, the hummus and even bought a t-shirt and before tip it was $42. I think that is inexpensive.

Notes: As soon as they get the place feeling a little less hot then my atmosphere score will increase. A great place to have a beer and a great source of great beer!

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Voodoo Brewing Company in Meadville, PA
95 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.