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Allentown Brew Works

Not Rated.
Allentown Brew WorksAllentown Brew Works
BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.84%
Active Beers: 61
Beer Ratings: 1,862
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

812-816 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18101
United States
phone: (610) 433-7777

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Notes:
In 2010 the beers from both brewpubs will be called Fegley Brew Works brands, though the names of the brew pubs will remain the same.

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Reviews by Durge:
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4.13/5  rDev +7%

Having been to the sister location in nearby Bethlehem I could see some similarities, but generally, contrary to the other reviews, I tend to like this one better. It may be unfair to judge this based upon one visit on a quiet Monday night, but I found the bartender (Dennis) and other employees milling about to be friendlier and more helpful then I recall in Bethlehem, though granted, there wasn't much going on to distract them as I experienced in Bethlehem. I had three beers during this visit, all were good, none great, though the Hop Explosion was better than average. The food (chili & the buffalo chicken salad) was very decent, no problem there at all though it seems you might need to be careful what you choose according to what I heard in conversation. This is a big place with four floors (!) right in the heart of the downtown Allentown area, just a block away from the Holiday Inn on Hamilton Street if you are visiting from out of town as I was. The atmosphere is dark and fairly moderne trendy but not offensive by my take. I was comfortable. There's a constant stream of good music with a few well placed televisions. The variety of brews is pretty solid although I was disappointed to find that they were out of the barleywine this night. Dennis threw me a free round along with a free bottle of water for the walk to my hotel. A few folks sitting at the bar around me were very friendly and chatty (good to have met Griffin, Mr. Mug Club, growler king and member of the unofficial/official Allentown Municipal golf league). All in all, it was a real enjoyable visit and I will be sure to stop here again.

Durge, Apr 21, 2009
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

anteater, Oct 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Kind of flashy. Not really a beer geek kind of place. I felt underdressed if that's possible. Food good, joint is loud and busy, not really conducive for beer loving.

timmos1, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

FightinIrish88, May 18, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%

Food was good. Selection of in house beers was good. Decent selection of guest beers. The barrel aged insidious was good, not earth shaking but a solid BA Stout and it was by far the best beer available. A decent atop if your in Allentown and looking for some local craft beer.

Docrock, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, PA
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.