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J.P. Henley's Beers & Wines of the World

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J.P. Henley's Beers & Wines of the WorldJ.P. Henley's Beers & Wines of the World
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Taps: 48
Bottles: 110
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

10 Marine St
Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084-4407
United States
phone: (904) 829-3337

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(Place added by: Portertime on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3.78/5  rDev -13.3%

We went here after seeing the guy from the Belgainbeerboard post about his Florida beer trip. Its a very nice and seems new place. They have 50 taps, and about 100 plus bottles. average prices are 6 bucks for a pint (16 to 20oz it varies), bottle prices are a tad high, but at least its cheaper than the BS pub, lol.

we ate there food was good, and not bad prices. lots of new flat screen tv's, they have a mp3 juke box. if in town visit you be surprised and they Don't sell BMC products, so that's a big plus in my eyes keeps the non craft beer folks out, and its no smoking so its another plus. Good place we will go back next time we are down there, Recommended highly.

Revisited 9 Nov 2008: They now sell Bud and miller lite in bottles.
Sadly business is down some for them, they even have wine and some mixed drink now, it seems its turning into a regular bar, not a bad thing, its just not a beer bar exclusively anymore. Sign of the times I am afraid.

Lots of TV's and the food was decent. Service varies greatly, in 4 trips.

azorie, Aug 26, 2008
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4.96/5  rDev +13.8%

Drwpiersonindy, Oct 21, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -26.6%

nsalyer, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of cb500rider
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

J.P.'s is always a great place to spend a hot Florida afternoon. There is a great mixture of people, from Flagler College kids to retirees, everyone sitting together and having some great beer and food. The selection of beers is excellent with 70 beers on tap and what seems like hundreds more in bottles and cans. The service is always great and the food, mostly sandwiches and salads, is first rate. The interior is all wood and very simple but classy. Also, in old world fashion, there is an Inn upstairs if you have too many.

cb500rider, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

dbrauneis, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

shadyside, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

withliterature, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

Coming from Charleston SC (where our beer culture is growing, but still has a way to go somewhat) I was anxious to go to a bar with a deep draft and bottle list. I was not dissapointed. Lots of great beers. I started with a DFH Indian Brown and transitioned over to a great Cigar City Brew. In fact I will have to go back just to try more.

The food was excellent. I had the Mushroom Shrimp Empenadas and the Roast Beef Blue Cheese sub. It was excellent.

MarkSCCOT, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of deadhero
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

Perfect. I was just down in St. Augustine with my wife and niece and we were looking through one of the tourist coupon books for a nice place to grab lunch when I spotted the ad for J.P. Henley's. We decided to go check it out and were all very pleased. The atmosphere was great, it was very clean, had a great selection of beer on tap, and too many to count in bottles. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. I grabbed a reuben sandwich and a pint of Rogue Dead Guy for lunch and it truly hit the spot. For dessert I decided to go local and try Mile Marker 1565 Ancient City Red Ale and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend this place to anyone I talk to now who is planning a trip to the area. I will definitely return next time I am down that way.

deadhero, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%

Probably the best beer bar in St. Augustine

Atmosphere: awesome. very classy bar with a lot of sun light with a nice dining room in the back. reminds me more of a cottage than bar.

Selection/Quality: for the most part this was extremely run of the mill and predictable for an average craft beer bar. However, there were some rarities such as 2009 Bigfoot, Life & Limb Batch 1, and 1809 Berliner Weiss...which I was quite excited about.

Service: though a bit slow, was very nice and fairly knowledgeable.

Food: perfect. I had a sandwich that consisted of chimay basked chicked, aged swiss, proscuitto, and pesto. it was amazing.

AdamBear, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of Aiptasia
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Located just around the corner (south) of the A1A ale works near Flagler College and old St. Augustine. J.P. Henley's is a little hole-in-the-wall style pub with about ten tables and a 20 seater brown bar on the inside. It's easy to see how it'd be packed on a busy weekend or during a major holiday.

I ate there this Labor Day for lunch. They have a limited menu, preferring to focus on their beer and wine selection on draft. At any time, they have about 30-40 beers on draft with a selection of +/- 100 bottled brands in their reach in coolers behind the bar. They also have a wine draft system (that's something I don't see every day) behind the bar with about 10 bottles of wine hooked up.

They had several varieties of American micro-brew seasonals and some respectable imports on draft. They have a decent selection of belgian craft beers and are now just starting to get in some fall seasonals (pumpkin beers, spiced beers and octoberfests).

Their menu is limited to appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Perhaps this is for the best, as they're just enough to balance out the beer selections. The ahi tuna sandwich that I had was excellent, served slightly seared on panini bread with a non-horseradish tasting wasabi mayo with tomatoes and lettuce.

The service was friendly and fast. For lunch, they had me in-and-out in about a half hour. Definitely check them out before going to A1A Ale works.

Aiptasia, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of yankeej13
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

This place is so fantastic. Always has the newest beers out on the market. You can find a good selection of beers foreign and domestic. They have a fantastic sampler mix of any 4 beers for a great price! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and always friendly. The manager Pete is a great guy always willing to have a nice conversation about the newest beers and small chit-chat. I highly recommend this place to any of you craft beer nuts! You can always go and watch all the football games and big sporting events on any of there 10 flat screen tvs! This place totally rocks and continue to go there and enjoy a nice beer with good friends!

yankeej13, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of SimplySinister
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Went to this bar on St. Patrick's day 2010. At first, I didn't even realize that this bar was a microbrew pub- once I looked at the menu, I was pleasently surprised.

In my book, having Youngs double chocolate on tap alone is worthy of praise. However, once I experienced the professionalism of the staff, as well as the extensive beer menu, I was sold.

This place is excellent regardless of county, city, or state. The interior was very well kept, the staff was great, and the brews were served in the proper glassware and at the proper temp.

All in all, I couldn't recommend this place more. Not that I dislike St. Augistine in any way, quite on the contrary, but it was a very pleasent surprise where I was convinced no such venue would exist.

SimplySinister, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

Awesome bar and best in St Augustine by far. Actually comes close to rivaling Kickbacks in Jax. The two best bars in NorthEast Fl hands down.

great euro atomphere. a little german/english type bar. Some local spanish flavors in the food. Kinds of a european hodge podge bar

Food was great. I had the Matanzas sandwich and it was to die for. I'll probably go back and eat that again it was so good. The flaky bread made.

Beer: they have atleast 30-40 taps there including wine in tap. nearly another 50-75 bottled beers. There's plenty of options.

One of my favorite beer bars ever and Im well traveled.

CampusCrew, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.58/5  rDev +5%

Stopped in here on my way down to Orlando. I had never really been to anywhere in St Augustine so I wanted to make as many stops as I could on the way there and back and I made this one first. I was really impressed with this place I have to say. Quality from top to bottom with a very nice tap list, and a very eager and friendly staff that was quick to point out everything. I did not hang out long, enough to grab a quick DFH pint, but if I were local I could see myself stopping in here very frequently. This is a top notch bar I would want to hit up again,

mikesgroove, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of mullenite
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

This is a great place to grab a bite, sip a few beers and watch some sports. Not too far from the main affairs of St. Augustine right across the street from the marina.

8,16, and 20oz servings of their draft beers and a great bottle selection, just be sure to ask for the special bottle menu in addition to the food and beer menus.

Service was good and reasonably quick, he was very friendly and extremely polite and it's better service than I've had in most bars.

The food was excellent and way better than typical pub-grub affair. Prices on food and beer were both reasonable and food servings were enough for a normal adult.

My only complaint is that they had Burton Baton on the menu but didn't have any left. I was extremely disappointed here.

mullenite, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%

J.P. Henley's is located a couple buildings over from A1A Aleworks in downtown St. Augustine. It is a small little beer bar that features a good amount of craft beers on-tap and in bottles.

I went of a Saturday evening and the place was packed. The bar was way understaffed with bartenders and servers but it did appear that everyone was doing the best they could to service everyone. Despite the slow service, the good beer made up for the long wait.

There is a solid selection of both domestic and imported craft beers on-tap. Beers from Terrapin, Rogue, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Westmalle, Lost Coast, Flying Dog and others could be found on-tap. I had a Lagunitas IPA and the beer was delicious and tasted very fresh. I was surprised to see Dogfish Head World Wide Stout on-tap as well, but I did not have one because I still had a long evening ahead of me and I did not want something that big to knock me out.

The food selection isn't all that great. You will find some assorted appetizers, salads and both hot and cold sandwiches. That is pretty much it in terms of food selection. I had a couple of the appetizers (hummus platter and stuffed mushrooms) and I could pretty much take them or leave them.

Overall, J.P. Henley's is definitely one of the better places in St. Augustine to grab a quality pint. It's location in downtown St. Augustine makes it easy to get to for tourists visiting the city.

cjgator3, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of redneckchugger
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

50 beers on tap, no crap that i saw, i had an old rasputin on nitro tap, excellent btw. also saw dfh 60 and 90 min, some terrapin, rogue, several belgians, all in all great selection good atmosphere, no smoking,always great, no college kids either also good. it was a taqd touristy, but bettr than other places i saw in town. The bartender knew how to pour a beer, first time i saw that in a while. i got no wierd looks when i made sure the glass would be room temp, hell i don't think i even saw anyone drinking bud lite. All in all this is the best beer bar i have seen in florida so far.

redneckchugger, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of unclejimbay
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

I went to this place for the first time in prep for a concert at the St. Aug Ampth (O.A.R. 10/4/08).

The service was friendly. It was during football and they have LCD TVs evrywhere, it has a classy sportbar feel, but more global pub type deco.

Excellent draft selection, about 50+ drafts, 100+ bottle selections. Prices are somewhat high, but they do have specials & happy hour.

This is a must visit if you like craft beer and you are in St. Augustine, FL. Try A1A Alehouse also, it's less than one block from JPH's.

unclejimbay, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of bkilpatr
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

The girlfriend and I took a trip to St. Augustine for the day. Walking around downtown, we decided to stop here for lunch and a beer.

They have 50 taps and 100+ bottles. They have a menu of what is on tap and what is in bottle, along with signs at each table listing what is new. We started with a Hofbrau Oktoberfest and a Tennent's Lager, both on tap, and both very refreshing on a hot day. Our second round was a Fuller's London Porter and a Fuller's ESB, again both on tap and both delicious.

The tap selection had a good variety of styles, both domestic and imported. They have a happy hour from 3-6 pm, where selected draft and bottled beers are $3. Otherwise, most draft pints seemed to be about $5-6. They had some special bottles as well, DFH 120 and Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse, and a few others.

The pub food was also very tasty. We got a baked brie appetizer which was very good. It came with crackers and sliced apples, strawberries, and grapes on the side. For our meal, she got an ahi tuna sandwich that had a very interesting wasabi cream sauce in it. Not hot or spicy wasabi, just the flavor. I had a turkey sandwich that had spiced apples and a raspberry sauce in it. Both sandwiches were very good.

Overall, we were very impressed with both the beer selection and the food we ordered. We would definitely go here again next time we're in St. Augustine. Highly recommended.

bkilpatr, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of DaveFL1976
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

Cozy little pub on A1A, just around the corner from the brewpub. This beer bar has the best selection of draught beer in St. Augustine, hands down -- and probably all of Flagler County.

A nice selection of microbrew beers and a well thought out choice of bottles. My wife and I split a DFH World Wide stout the last time we were there!

Cool ambiance. Clean place, and prices wern't too bad, either. If i had a constructive criticism to give, it'd be the food. The sandwiches we had seemed light on the meat, and didn't have much taste. But the beer is great!

DaveFL1976, Sep 09, 2008
Photo of Portertime
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

What a nice place. Found this gem in downtown St Augustine. Walked in to a jumping, enthusiastic bar atmosphere. I sat down with my wife and perused the menu. Great beer after beer was offered on tap I couldn't decide with just one. The bartender gave me some friendly suggestions that he liked and I finally went with a fresh pint of Julius Echter Dunkel which I had never had at the time. Everyone was talking in high spirits and having a good time. I decided not to have food because my wife and I had dinner not too long ago but if you are in the St Augustine area and want a frosty pint of some good imports, I definitely recommend this place.

Portertime, Jun 30, 2008
J.P. Henley's Beers & Wines of the World in Saint Augustine, FL
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.