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Shady McGrady's

Not Rated.
Shady McGrady'sShady McGrady's
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Taps: 48
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

204 Verbeke St
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17102-2733
United States
phone: (717) 234-4070

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @shadymcgradys

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(Place added by: on 06-28-2008)
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Reviews by kingcrowing:
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

Walked in from beerfly reviews. Selection was decent lots of good stuff and a handful of breweries we don't get in vt including both bells and hair of the dog. I was able to get a 6er of hopslam and 3 Fred and 3 Adam from hotd on closeout. Good deal considering higher pa prices.

The beer guy who was there really knew his stuff and was super helpful. Showed me all sorts of goodies and told me about some good deals. Worth checkig out if you're in the area for sure. He said he gets Russian river and recently had a keg of pte! So always worth a shot for that. I didn't get anything on tap but he had a great selection.

03-12-2010 00:34:12 | More by kingcrowing
More User Reviews:
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2014 01:26:31 | More by Knapp85
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-11-2014 01:27:19 | More by DrBier
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Mkit44


5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-06-2014 23:52:43 | More by Mkit44
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%

A: A darkly lit dive bar but paradise for a beer lover. One of the few bars in PA that still permits smoking and they apparently allow pets (sorry, I am not an animal person).

Q: This place caters to both beer geeks and neighborhood patrons alike.

S: Service was fast and very friendly. Caution: it was not very busy when I was there, so experiences may differ greatly.

S: Excellent selection of beer on tap. As an example, I had 1) DFH Palo Santo, 2) DFH Burton Baton adn 3) KBS (yes, THAT KBS)!

The bottle selection suffers somewhat because too much cooler space is taken up by cheap pedestrian beer likely stocked for the neighborhood folks.

F: They have bags of chips for sale but gladly allow patrons to bring in their own food. The bartender also was very helpful by directing me to a place just around the corner that has good comfort food and serves take-out.

V: The beer prices are pretty good considering the wide variety offered to patrons.

04-29-2014 05:56:49 | More by 57md
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-08-2014 21:41:30 | More by JohneHoodlum
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-17-2013 22:48:35 | More by stakem
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%

Shady McGrady's in the new incarnation is a lot like the old Shady's. The beer selections on draft are excellent, it's still smoky, and the crowd is a wonderful eclectic mix. If you love beer, you are bound to find something you like here! This is the hole in the wall with a great beer selection.

05-16-2013 04:22:27 | More by BMan33
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

4.94/5  rDev +16.2%

This place was simply awesome - great beers on tap - huge selection, and a nice number of big beers as well. The guy serving was very knowledgeable and friendly. He discussed beer with me and pointed out some of the bottle selection. He also has a printed read out of each beer on tap with its rating from ratebeer.com, with that information at my fingertips selection was easy. I will definitely visit this place again. There was no food, but who needs that from a great bar - especially with all the options in the vicinity. I went here after the Harrisburg beer fest, and thought that I could have skipped the fest and just sampled from Shady's.

07-14-2011 23:59:38 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -23.8%

Visited here on 2011-06-18.

My wife and I were in a celibratory mood after the gala opening of one of her fiber art pieces at the Pennsylvania State Museum, which is nearby.

We parked close to the pub and I grabbed my growler out of the trunk for a fill on the way out.

We entered what looks like a typical city bar, kind of run down with smoking and tavern games.

There are a couple of well-stocked craft beer coolers but the prices are on the high side.

We sat at the bar and had delayed and indifferent service but were able to pick from a noble selection of craft brews. On the way out, I asked to have my growler filled but the indifferent bartender said their growler filler was broken. What?

I did have a nice conversation with another beer lover on the stool next to me.

Good beer selection, pricey with atmosphere and service that didn't make me want to make a return trip.

07-07-2011 22:43:56 | More by Tucquan
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Shady McGrady's in Harrisburg, PA
94 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.