Backyard Ale House
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smxr88:
3.23/5 rDev -25.2%
I have never actually attended this place on a weekday. On the weekends it is packed shoulder to shoulder. You are completely jammed in there like sardines. It is tolerable if you are there to actually get drunk, but if you are there to sip on a beer and enjoy it... it's not the place (On the weekends at least). It is very hard to get a beer trying to fight through the crowds. They have a pretty good selection, and run some very good specials at times though.
There is very limited indoor seating and standing area. The biggest area they have is their "Backyard." This is an outdoor patio with no roof during the summer. So if it is raining, be prepared for the bar to be absolutely crowded in the indoor section. During the winter it is tented and has propane heaters which is nice and they can use it all year.
I wouldn't mind trying it during the week or earlier in the night on a weekend. I might actually enjoy it more if I caught it at a less crowded time.
11-01-2011 18:30:14 | More by smxr88
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4.94/5 rDev +14.4%
My fiancé is from Scranton and when we go to visit her family this is the top bar I have to hit up. I really enjoy the Tuesday 5 for 5 deal where you get 5 4 oz samples of beers they pick and they are a wide range. I really enjoy coming here to try beers that aren't distributed to me in Texas. The bottle list here is phenomenal and they have something for everyone.
08-02-2014 00:42:22 | More by Tuck_leepulin
4.34/5 rDev +0.5%
One of my favorite stops when visiting the Electric City.
Spacious seating indoors, great outside patio. No less than 28 crafts on tap and 100+ bottles. Service is usually very timely and pleasant. Food is your typical bar fare, but executed nicely. Very reasonably priced.
Nice addition is the bottle store attached to the bar.
06-06-2014 23:37:08 | More by drbenderdo
4.74/5 rDev +9.7%
Went here on 5/4/2013 during The Office Wrap Party. Got in a little bit before 1pm and the place was not yet crowded. Great selection of drafts and the bottle list is huge. Plenty of options to choose from including lots of bigger size bottles. There is a beer to fit everyone's needs. So those are the positives.
The negatives were there is no food. You can bring in food but they don't serve a thing. Not even a bag of chips or some free pretzels.
Other knock is that there was a beer on tap that multiple people asked for and the bartender said that it was awful. I decided to try it out and see how bad it was. At first it wasn't great but as it warmed up it got better. They charged full price for the "awful" beer which was interesting
if they don't like it and don't want to serve it why not discount it to kick-the-keg?
Other than those two things the selection was great and the atmosphere was pretty relaxed on a busy afternoon.
05-06-2013 13:06:56 | More by joeebbs
Backyard Ale House in Scranton, PA
94 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.