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Maloney's Pub & Grill

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Taps: 104 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.22%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

119 Main St
Matawan, New Jersey, 07747-2655
United States
phone: (732) 583-4040

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @maloneyspubnj

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(Place added by: ajay on 02-21-2009)
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I have been going to this place for about 2 1/2 years now, the first time I ever went to Maloney's I was not happy because the beer I had was not fresh and the food was just ok. I decided to keep giving it a try because I had hope. The past year or so Maloney's went from just being ok, to pretty darn good. They have changed their whole Menu around, and the beer seems to be fresher than ever and they are always changing the beers around as well. Another cool thing that they started to do was host beer and food pairing dinners, with a different brewery each time. I am glad to say that this place made the change, I do not know if they changed ownership or what have you but to me they have made a complete 360. The atmosphere is pretty nice and laid back, the only thing I would suggest would be to have the waitresses and bartenders have a bit more knowledge on the beer they serve. Other than that I think this place is pretty cool, and I love the selection of tater tots as a side. I would definitely recommend Maloney's to anyone looking for some good brew and some pubgrub! Enjoy!

05-23-2013 16:32:10 | More by thedoubler55
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MAN615

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-25-2014 18:03:27 | More by MAN615
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PeterParker

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Craft beer heaven. The crowd is hit and miss depending on the night. But a true beer lover will love this place. Over 100 craft brews on tap plus hundreds more bottles. Their taps are constantly rotating too, so every time I go the menu is completely different. I definitely recommend Maloney's to any beer geek. Food is pretty good too.

01-27-2014 00:41:26 | More by PeterParker
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2014 00:15:47 | More by Hypersomnia
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scrappacito

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$

I've been to many of the top beer bars in NJ and quite a few in NYC. Based on my experiences there's a new sheriff in town and its name is Maloney's Pub in Matawan. Currently they have more than 100 beers on tap and have the capacity to soon move to 160 drafts. Most every style is well represented with an especially strong selection of Belgian ales, IPA's, Stouts, and many others. They also have a selection of NJ brewed beers, so you'll find offerings from Kane, Flying Fish, River Horse and others. Bartenders and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, and the clientele are a wide range of folks who enjoy craft beer. They have also recently started to offer high end single malt scotches for those that enjoy that type of drink.

The food menu includes typical pub grub but also offers higher end entrees that are expertly prepared. They hold regular beer dinners at Maloney's with special beer pairings for each course. You can get to Maloneys by car off the Garden State Parkway (117/120) in Monmouth County and they are a short walk from the Matawan train station on NJ Transit. If you enjoy great craft beers this is the place to visit.

04-10-2013 18:25:37 | More by scrappacito
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T-money

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Great selection of beer on tap, bottles, and good food. Its not the nicest bar in the world but the prices are fare and the beer is delicious. Try the Southern Tier Mokah or Staff favorite Raven Black IPA. There arn't many seats in the bar section so come early on the weekends. If your a beer lover and in the area, do yourself a favor, stop by and have a brew.

01-21-2013 02:42:35 | More by T-money
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BierLover


4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Good bar with large selection of beers. Bartenders know their beer and are friendly. Little pricey but I don't mind paying for quality beers that I can't find on draft in other bars. I had some food while they had Oktoberfest going on. It was okay. I do say ok because I cook the very same meal I ordered and cook it throughout the year. I do believe the bar is missing something as far as atmosphere goes. Not sure what but it needs something. I have been to this bar numerous times and it's never been busy which I like although I hope it survives being as slow as it is.

10-23-2012 23:23:02 | More by BierLover
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guerrero1586

Quebec (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

This is the best beer bar in NJ, hands down. 100+ rotating taps. Knowledgeable craft beer bartenders. Great food (try the Pomme Frite, Portabella Mushroom Sandwhich, any build-a-burger you can think of, or ANY of the entrees). The bartenders are beer-tenders, they know and love their beer, many of whom are home-brewers and aspiring professional brewers.

The only downside? Located in Matawan, NJ, a forgotten provincial backwater of NJ. If you're a beer-lover within 50 miles of Maloney's, you owe yourself a trip to sample the beer there.

05-01-2012 06:45:01 | More by guerrero1586
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HopsYeast

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$

A great great great bar in nj. 65 taps, knowledgeable friendly staff, and decent food. the only thing that i feel needs an upgrade is the food. but i am a localvore and can be very picky.

my wife and i have been there numerous times for just a pint or one there amazing beer dinners they hold regularly. for the amount of taps they have it is impressive that the beer is always fresh. shows that the owners and staff are all very dedicated to the establishment.

but the beer selection is sick. possibly the best tap selection outside of NYC.

12-01-2011 01:24:13 | More by HopsYeast
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$

Atmosphere: Bar area has about 20 seats around the L shaped bar with 2 dining areas containing approx. 20 tables. The place is always dark and sometimes overly loud. The last time we were in there were only 3 other tables filled with one party finding it fun to entertain their toddler by banging silverware on a plate

Service: The bar and wait staff has been very hit or miss. I have been there at least 5 times with only 2 bartenders that seemed like they really knew beer. The other bartenders and waiters seemed as if they were guessing or really were not beer drinkers. The last time we went was Father's Day at 12:30pm and the only waiter working was the bartender, which was very strange.

Selection: I want to be impressed by their selection but I frequently run into problems. They claim to have over 250 beer to choose from but many are seasonal selections. They refitted the bar to have around 50 different tap selection but the last times I went they had over 15 empty taps. The selection on draft usually included a solid mix of Belgians, local favorites like Weyerbacher, Victory, Southern Tier, Troegs, and Ommegang, and other solid beers, like Unibroue and Rogue.

The big issue that I have is that their beer menu seems to be a work of fiction. The draft list the last 2 times has been wrong and the bottle list is not accurate regarding what is in stock. The issue is not that they do not have all the seasonals listed, that I understand. The issue is that they are missing beers that they should have. When I ordered the last time it took 3 tries on the draft and bottle list to find one I wanted that they actually had.

Another disappointing thing last time was that they had 5-6 Dogfish Head beers on tap that I could not have. They were not opening these beers until the Dogfish Head tasting night that coming Friday. Do not tease me like that!

The staff does make an effort to use proper glassware when serving the beer.

I am not trying to dissuade people from going because it still has the best selection in the area. These are just issues that could take a okay beer bar and make it great. It just seems like the management needs to make a commitment to becoming a great place for beer or just skate by.

07-06-2011 15:55:56 | More by Kgrubb1224
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Maloney's Pub & Grill in Matawan, NJ
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