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Copper Mine Pub

Not Rated.
Copper Mine PubCopper Mine Pub
BA SCORE
100
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.95%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 60
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

323 Ridge Rd
North Arlington, New Jersey, 07031-5303
United States
phone: (201) 428-1223

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @copperminepub

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: ShAkYdAN on 01-11-2009)
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My only beef with this fine establishment is that it is way too far from my home...then again, that might be a blessing in disguise, as I would probably be there every night and my wife would divorce me. Here are my two cents...

Atmosphere: Even though I am a beer geek, I don't necessarily look for bars where I can shoot the shit with other beer geeks. I simply just don't want to run into the fratboy crowd, or disrespectful ones who waltz in and get angry when the bar doesn't have Budweiser. Unfortunately, you do run into these types here from time to time, but fortunately that only constitutes a minority of the time. Typically, you'll run into the respectful, down-to-earth, low-key, beer loving crowd, which makes the experience very enjoyable, and a healthy retreat from a bad day.

Quality: In this day and age where a guy can open a bar, throw a few taps of Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, and Dogfish Head on the bar, and label his joint a 'beer bar', this place is a refreshing standout. Whereas you might find the aforementioned 'large micros' (and their brethren) at most other NJ beer bars, this place focuses on the REAL micro micros. Expect to find Anderson Valley (CA), Sixpoint (NY), and RiverHorse (NJ), to name a few, amongst some of the rarer offerings from the Dogfish Heads of the world. This selection is second to none, the freshness is excellent, and the ownership continually strives to wow you. Furthermore, impressive promo nights....Capt Lawrence, Sixpoint, HighPoint, Flying Dog, to name a few...will keep you coming back.

Service: Vito, the owner, will not only impress you with his beer knowledge, but also with his personality, and Matt, the main bartender, is a great guy as well. On numerous occasions, when we've been chatting about new beers we've tried, and he's mentioned one that I've not sampled, he'll have it the next time I come in and crack a bottle open just for me to taste. Similarly, don't be scared to ask them for a sample if you are unsure of what beer to select from the 20 taps (or numerous bottles).

Selection: I already touched on this earlier, so I'll skip right to...

Food: Non-existent. The kitchen is 'coming soon', but there are plenty of delivery menus on hand to order some of northern NJ's finest eats; the management doesn't mind, and in fact, encourages it.

Summary: My favorite beer bar in NJ, bar none.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dandevil
3.96/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice selection of craft beer. Regularly rotated selections, which range to satisfy everyone's taste. 24 taps or so, plus bottle selection. The decor is basic. Just a neighborhood bar from the outside, but a craft beer experience once you are inside. It tends to get a bit hot inside, so dress accordingly.

Food not sold on premises, but local delivery is allowed and encouraged.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.16/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Copper Mine looks kind of nondescript from the outside but it's got a lot going on inside. It has around 20 beers on tap. I wasn't too impressed with the bartending but it wasn't bad enough to make it my only visit. The atmosphere was pretty lively on a Saturday night. I like this type of neighborhood bar and I hope I'll be back to Copper Mine more often.

Photo of AL89BR
4.86/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Well copper is pretty much one of my favorite beers in the area. The tap selection is always rotating and here and there something really good will show up. Bottle selection is also great but come on on your at a bar to have some good drafts. If your in the area stop by and check out Copper you will not regret it.

Photo of krs0123
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Luckily i work near the copper mine so i'm able to stop over once in a while. This place is great, everything that has been said in other reviews is true. Vito is a good guy and knows his stuff. Every once in a while he'll have an ageable keg from a past year, which is cool (i e weyerbacher quad 2011).
Overall, a great place for the beer enthusiast to stop and kill a few hours.

Photo of The1WineGuy
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a place that you need to come, bring a friend or two, and see for yourself. No Food, No Frill, Just Beer and good company. It's nice to drink a beer amongst friends and enjoy something that you have never had. And then, fill up your growler and take some home too. I can't say anymore. A litter hard to get to and a bit out of the way, but makes up for it once you get there.
If you decide to try everything on draft and stay awhile, they have menus if you want to order out for delivery.
Fine Atmosphere
Great Quality
Perfect Service
Sweet Selection
No Food
Great Value

Photo of YoPo
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

What Copper Mine Pub lacks in space and decoration, it more than makes up for in other areas. My friends and I frequent this place, at times to the tune of once a week, despite the drive. The owner, although young, seems to have a great grasp on all sorts of beer and the industry as a whole; The bartenders know the beer. Even when its crowded they are very attentive and the other patrons are beer enthusiasts such as myself. They regularly have featured brewery and/or style nights. Last but not least is location. North Arlington is a quiet, safe neighborhood.

Photo of buyBinboaVodka
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I am going to say what has already been said. This place is not the nicest, no fancy tables or decor. It is a beer bar, if I care about fancy looking places I'll go somewhere else. The selection is top notch and the service is great. I do not get a chance to head over here more often but when I do, there is always GREAT beer there. I like how on special nights there is a write up of some of the beers to help me aid in making a choice. No food, but the local beef jerky is amazing. Prices are pretty fair, I mean this is North Jersey here, LL's are expensive. In short, you will not be dissapointed with this place.

Photo of 9InchNails
4.01/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My first impression was the aroma, the sweet smell of beer as you open the door. That's how you know they serve true beer and not some macro bullshit. It's nice to see everyone drinking out of the proper glassware. Boy, was this place busy for just a little after 12 a.m. on a Thursday night - I think Dogfish Head Tap Takeover had something to do with that.

The bar looks beat to hell, old and has that hole-in-the-wall bar feel to it - not impressed with the atmosphere at all. The lights were quite dim and hard to appreciate the color of the beer. It seemed a little run down and dirty. It was over-crowded, it is not their fault that the whole bar crowd decided to stand instead of relax at the bar or the tables against the wall. I felt like I was at a concert trying to push my way through the mob to get to the bathroom. Speaking of the bathroom - digusting, old and decrepit looking.

They had a sign of what they had on tap; what seemed ridiculous is they couldn't erase or cross out what kegs they had kicked on the chalk board. Don't advertise what you don't have.

The lines seemed very clean as the beer tasted fresh. The customer service was okay, the bartender was constantly checking his phone but he did serve me a beer when I needed it which is always good.

As far as the place goes, about a dollar more than most of the beers should be. I didn't go during happy hour since I got there late. I am going to give this place another shot but I'm going to go earlier on during the day when its not so hectic. I hope I can give this place a better rating like everyone else who have.

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Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington, NJ
100 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.