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Bube's Brewery

Not Rated.
Bube's BreweryBube's Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 123
Beer Avg: 3.63

Taps: 6 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
84
good

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

102 N. Market St.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, 17552
United States
phone: (717) 653-2056

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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I've patronized Bube's once or twice a year for the better part of a decade and I never know what kind of experience I'm gonna get. Sometimes it's great, other times it's disappointing. The last few years, however, have been more of the latter. That includes the food, service and most importantly, the beer. This time I was impressed. Hopefully, this means things are on the up there. We sat out in the garden and it was packed. Service wasn't great but wasn't terrible either. Food was better than my last few visits. I had a grilled cheese with crab, bacon and tomatoes and a side of onion rings. It was quite good. Everyone else at our table enjoyed their food too. I had the beer sampler to start and enjoyed each beer. Berliner Weiss (very good), Alois Lager (decent), Hopback Amber (good), Scottish ale (decent) and Kolsch (very good). They also had a bunch of other craft brews on tap. Looking forward to going back in a while to see what's brewing. Check it out if you've never been. The building alone is worth the trip.

08-10-2010 22:19:10 | More by JunkYardJake
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Kuromaru

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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cujim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-14-2013 22:12:14 | More by cujim
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jubraa

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -40.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 1 | $$$

We were seating right away. We ordered the beer sampler which was good. We then ordered our appetizer which seemed forever to get, probably 30 min or more, we had the crab dip, which was nice. I then ordered the Cajun Combo, I asked for a loaded baked potato as a side, and she said ok. When I got the meal, the meal SUCKED !! Chicken was overdone as anything, the steak was pork (said they had to substitute) which was too loaded with Cajun seasoning which i couldn't eat, and the shrimp had NO TASTE at all. Worst of all, I asked why my baked potato didn't have any cheese or bacon on it, and server said that the chef would not allow it !!!! WTF !!!! REALLY ! My friends had potato skins for an app and they got bacon and cheese. I called for the OWNER and she didn't give a rats behind that I was unhappy. Honestly, this place sucks and will NEVER go back, please don't waste your time, the atmosphere is GREAT, but food sucks and servers are untrained. We had a party of 6 and most of us were unhappy and will NOT RETURN. What a waste of money !!!! I'm so bummed with this place, and I was really looking forward too it.

11-03-2013 14:48:01 | More by jubraa
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-30-2013 02:29:41 | More by canawler
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-16-2013 17:22:04 | More by Varkias41
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

So I've driven by the general area of Bube's multiple times when I head to the Lancaster area after leaving work in Harrisburg. It wasn't until Monday, 5/23/11 that I finally decided that was the day I was going to check this place out. Their website leads you to believe that Bube's is broken down into several areas of interest: homebrew shop, biergarten, bottlingworks and catacombs. On my visit, it was decent outside and the biergarten was open so that is where we headed. We had to walk through the bottlingworks en route to the outside and seriously I needed a flashlight to see where I was going. This is hands down, the darkest place I've ever been in. I understand the idea of ambiance but seriously, turn some lights on that is rediculous. I can only imagine what the catacombs look like... I couldn't help but think this was their low-budget means of saving money by not turning lights on. Being fairly early on a Monday evening, we were the only patrons in the garden. It was peaceful and had a good vibe to it despite the frustrating dark interior.

The quality of this establishment is interesting. We enjoyed some typical bar food while enjoying a few pints so I can't complain. All the beers for the most part were average or slightly above. The food? Well it's kind of hard to screw up deep frying hot poppers, cheese balls and pickels. The menu had the expected bar food, nothing really stuck out as a must-try.

The service was quick and attentive. Lacking a bit in general knowledge of what their beer offerings were but I guess not every waitress cares about what is on tap except for what they like? I was agitated that I had to go into the bar area myself just to see what was on tap because our waitress didn't know other than "we got a blueberry and a wheat" and didn't offer to get the info for us.

The food selection was a bit lacking but covered all of the usual suspects you would expect. The beer selection is what pissed me off. Their website clearly listed 6 of their house made offerings, 2 of them in particular sounded interesting and were my deciding factor in stopping. Upon my arrival, none of the listed brew's were on tap. However, they did have 4 selections to choose from along with guest taps along the likes of Victory, Flying Fish, Guinness, Lost Coast, Spring House, Long Trail and some BMC.

This is a place I wanted to stop at for quite some time. I see I haven't really been missing out on much. I would not visit this place on a regular basis but I might give it a shot sometime again in the distant future to see if anything changes.

05-26-2011 15:06:07 | More by stakem
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ritter57

Pennsylvania

1.98/5  rDev -45.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2 | $$

I live a few miles away and I have always wanted to try this place. It was a brewpub long before brewpubs were cool. But for one reason or another I never made it here before. I found out today that I wasn't missing much. I tried two beers and they were very unfortunate - like so many less than mediocre "microbrews" in unknown corners around the country I've had. You can't just take a biker bar, brew beer in the basement, give it a clever name, get hipsters to serve it, and call it "craft." The beer, food, and service were below average. The place leans on it's history and doesn't seem to try very hard on anything but image.

11-14-2010 04:33:46 | More by ritter57
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Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy, PA
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.