Canal Street Pub & Restaurant
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Reviews by ffejherb:
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
I've known about Canal Street ever since I lived in the Reading area between 1996 and 2000, but I never had the opportunity to visit. However, I recently found out that they only recently beefed up their beer selection to include quite a fine selection of craft offerings from around the country.
Canal Street boasts quite an open floor plan with a huge, wrap-around wooden bar that seats about 30 people. There's also plenty of seating throughout the establishment, with lots of tables. The decor is primarily wood and brick, with high ceilings, wood beams and hardwood floors. There is also a nice stage area for live entertainment, as well as a pool table in the back. The have an ATM on premesis.
The bartender on duty was extremely knowledgeable about beer in general, and he was very friendly and seemed to enjoy talking about beer to the patrons. Service in general was fine.
While we didn't have lunch or dinner, we did order their hummus platter, which was tasty. As for the beer selection, they have a nice variety of taps, including Reading Premium, Nugget Nectar, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Two-Hearted, Jever Pils, Stoudt's Old Abominable, Hercules IPA, Yard's Tavern Porter, Harpoon IPA, St. Bernardus, Young's Oatmeal Stout, Ithaca Cascazilla, Troegenator, and more. They also offer about 50 or so bottles and bombers, including many craft selections, Belgians, imports and domestics.
Overall, this is a really comfortable place to kick back and enjoy a few beers. Music wasn't too loud, and, while there is smoking allowed, it wasn't too smokey during our visit. It is also important to note that they have a nice, big private parking lot, with plenty of parking for patrons. I would definitely come back again when I'm in the area.
02-10-2008 21:16:55 | More by ffejherb
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4.11/5 rDev -0.2%
The selection of beer is awesome for an old factory building with a brewery in the basement. Took a coworker here and introduced them to Founders Raspberry Ale and had a good time. Great food, reasonable prices, and an awesome beer selection. The wings are awesome. The tap takeovers are rather ambitious and really let you try out 2 different breweries at once. This is a great place for any type of meeting.
07-09-2014 01:05:48 | More by Beastcpa
Canal Street Pub & Restaurant in Reading, PA
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.