Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 39
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ego:
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
You might drive right by the place... If you take the parkway and get off in the oranges you might think you are driving through cracktown (you are).
It is like what New Brunswick used to be. Rutgers (when I went there) was just blocks from urban squalor. Gaslight is the same way. You are trucking along through pretty bad areas (liquor stores and fried chicken joints every 2 blocks and stores with metal doors down by 8pm, that is just a fact) and then you pass the Seton Hall sign, BAMM it is like you are in downtown Westfield.. well, close enough.
The place really sneaks up on you, it is unassuming on your right side. So we found parking and..
Unassuming "local" bar type of feel, not a heavy college crowd but they do serve pitchers. Nice selection of brews via spectrum (IPA to Imp Stout and a cask ESB). The food we had was very good and the beers were all solid to average (the stout was great if not sweet for an Impy)
A nice place, not worth a long drive but a great local hangout for someone close by. I would drive to JJ Bittings sooner than Gaslight.. but the occasional trip to Gaslight from Edison is not so bad.
They offer growler fills (in your nice rubber stopper growler, not just their crappy screw top growler)
02-29-2008 05:19:04 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
2.88/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | $$
I definitely think this place needs significant improvement.
I went here for a long time and lost respect for them bc of the freshness of beers i.e. ipa and stagnant selection.
After going there last night and it was more of the same. I asked to see a bottle of Stone Ruination to check the date. He had no clue as to why I would do that, he was kinda put off by it. The date was best by 10/27/13, which means it was put in the bottle in July. I told the bartender that its not fresh anymore and I don't want it. He was upset. I think this is because his craft beer knowledge is minimal. Then I asked if the Stone IRS was from this year and he had no clue. He gave it to me and sarcastically asked if this was ok. I was like yeah, and then thought ok I'm done with this place and I'm never going back unless the rest of the people I'm with insist on it, and even then I would try to deter them from going there.
In conclusion, I am not going back there ever.
11-03-2013 23:42:04 | More by NYRfan4ever
3.51/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Vibe: The front of this place is set up like a bar with pub-style seating and a bunch of TVs; the back room is quite large and quieter and is more like a sit-down restaurant. They have chalkboards posted in multiple locations that list the beers currently available on-tap from the brewery. It's located a block away from the NJ Transit train station.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature in a variety of glassware. I was impressed to receive their dubbel served in a Westmalle chalice.
Service: Service was relatively quick, and the waiter demonstrated some knowledge about charestics of the beers currently available on-tap.
Food: The restaurant offers a large menu with lots of selection. I chose their short ribs of beef special for a dinner entree and it was an absolutely huge portion size. The food was good, and served as a nice accompaniment to the beer.
Selection: A total of seven beers were available on-tap when I went, including 1920s Lager, Abbey Normal, Bulldog Blonde, FX Stout, IPA, MyGarden Wit, and Pirate Pale Ale.
09-02-2013 13:08:11 | More by metter98
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The home beers were worth the trip but nothing to go way out of your way for, I cant say much about them that has not already being posted and reviewed. The highlight here at the Gaslight is the guest taps almost any day of the week. The line up some good regional beers as well as national craft beers.
Great atmosphere around the bar and plenty of tvs for watching the game. Football day every game is on and it a good place for that and some cold drafts. Service was okay but could be more attentive.
They do fill growlers and this is my biggest bone to pick with them. They do not fill growlers that were not purchased from them. The ones they offer are the cheap clear glass screw tops.
Food, we stuck with appetizers and pub fare which was perfect for late lunch.
02-04-2012 14:56:09 | More by muskiesman
Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant in South Orange, NJ
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.