The Pickled Pig Pub
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 45
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rhartogsq:
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Pretty good place in an interesting location; near the outlets! So let your wife or girlfriend or husband or boyfriend shop while you can try great craft beers.
Aside from rotating Dogfish Head taps, they get a great regional selection as well. I have had some interesting Evolution stuff, Troegs, and Victory there (St. Victorious was great on tap).
The food is solid there as well. I can't name anything specific, but I like it.
Also, Jerry the bartender is great, and always happy to chat you up.
Thursday's they run beers through Randall and they can get creative.
02-21-2012 20:56:12 | More by rhartogsq
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District of Columbia
3.99/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
This place is easy to miss, but try not to, if only to try out the beer selection. We went on a Thursday off-season earlier tonight. We arrived at 545pm or so and it wasn't busy, and never got overwhelmed during our stay. We had an app amongst our beer offerings and the waitress understood we were in for the long haul (in no hurry).
The draft selection was appx 10-12 beers, with about 30-40 bottle and can offerings. The selection was pretty good, and although they did offer a few BMC, and a few local beers (always a plus in my mind) the range of others was really good. Yes, they had some DFH, but also imports and other craft beers. We easily found options we hadn't had before.
The food was decent but nothing overly special,even though we only ordered an appetizer and shared a sandwich. We filled our curiosity with 4 oz pours on a few beers, and found a few beers we want to have again (and again) . It was nice as we slowly tried our beers that our waitress adjusted and visited us as our beer got low. Funny that it appeared the "beer manager" was around and approving of our choices (or so our waitress indicated).
The reason to come here is beer options, for sure (I was drooling over the kegs I saw that had yet to be tapped). The food was totally enjoyable, and the service was pretty darn good. We were in the restaurant, but I did notice the bar area was a bit small, and the 2 TVs weren't offering much, if i were looking for downsides.
10-11-2013 02:50:37 | More by cjgiant
3.78/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
It’s on RT 1 so you don’t have to deal with the headache of going into downtown Rehoboth. It’s tucked in a strip mall that has plenty of parking. The food is nothing special but they do have some fun and creative dishes. I have never had a bad meal, but never a great one either. They have a very nice beer list of not just local stuff. I prefer this over going into down town Rehoboth any day. I would say go here for lunch, DFH if you wanted to try a brew pub exclusive, and Pig and Fish (sister restaurant with more creative and higher end food)
12-17-2012 05:01:40 | More by MikeRoni
3.95/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Popped in here real quick after a recent trip to Dogfish Head. It seemed a pretty decent place, nestled innocently in a small strip mall adjacent to a Burger King. You pass by a small seating area to get to the bar, which seats maybe 12-15 people. Simple decor on the walls, somewhat dimly lit, TVs, a large chalkboard displaying what's on tap. There was a decent selection on tap--about 10 to choose from--and the beer list tempted us with stuff that was in the pipeline but not on yet, and it that's not enough for you, there is a pretty nice bottle selection as well. Small pour option is always good. We had eaten earlier, but we sampled a few small items for a snack, and every thing was good. Our bartender was friendly and on the ball, so no complaints about the service.
Our visit was short but sweet, and I would like to go back here for a full session, but on the rare occasions we go to Rehoboth Beach, it's always for the DFH brewpub, so...
09-27-2012 00:00:43 | More by Rifugium
3.83/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped here for lunch on my trip out to Dogfish Head recently. Nice clean interior, this place is more a restaurant than a bar, though there is a small bar in the back.
The tap list was ok, but I guess I was expecting more local/regional stuff than they had, and at least a little variety. 95% of the beers were spiced/wheat spring seasonals or light Belgian styles. I also remember not getting an actual list from our server, we had to go look at a chalkboard or something clear across the room near the bar. It appeared bottles were available but no list was to be found here.
The menu looked promising. I got a sandwich with multiple kinds of pork on it. It was good but too large and greasy to want to stay to continue drinking.
Overall definitely not a bad stop, but I'd prefer to just hang at DFH all weekend over this place to be honest.
07-25-2011 05:48:40 | More by Spider889
4.78/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
My go to beer bar. The Pickled Pig doesn't look like much from the outside, but it may be the best beer bar in Southern Delaware. With a large rotating tap list and pretty extensive bottle list, there is usually something on tap I have no had before. There is always something local on from either Evolution or DFH, and they also have a Randall that is used on Thursdays. They post their tap list on their website and typically update it when a new beer is put on.
The staff is quite knowledgeable and know a good amount of information about all of the beers on tap and have no problem giving suggestions or letting you sample something before ordering it.
The food is also pretty good, have had the burgers, fish tacos, and the chicken sandwich.
My only worry is that the prices have seemed to increase a good bit over the last few months, almost to the point where ordering a pint is too expensive to go. Hopefully this will not continue, as the Pig is my favorite place to grab a beer.
06-22-2011 18:53:44 | More by mdaschaf
The Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.