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Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in the Electric City last month. Business takes me there now and again, and the companies I work for almost always lodge folks at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. I've never regretted walking a few extra blocks and passing other bars on the way in order to visit the Bog.
If an old man's bar got lucky one night with a cute little brewpub the offspring might look a lot like the Bog. One long room with a bar that seats 15 or so and a decent amount of tables. I'd liken the decor to a local espresso joint. Exposed brick walls with some cool sconces--corrugated metal shapes covering bulbs that glowed the bricks.
I counted 20 taps. 16 of those pouring craftier brew, the other 4 dispensed Yuengling Lager, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller Lite and birch beer. Note to value seekers: on the Friday night I popped in the PBRs could be had by the pint for 75 cents. The offerings more of interest to you were a mix of domestics and imports. The latter featured some of the usual Irish choices--the Bog not being named to honor cranberry growers--and some not-so-usual Continentals. I started off with a Strubbe Pils from Belgium and then moved on to Victory Headwaters Pale Ale.
The Bog has a comfy vibe. Good selection isn't found just behind the bar but also in the jukebox. I guess a nod has to go to the tune buyers, too, because I don't think I ever thought "Who the hell played that?" The patrons were a mix of students and older guys. An affable group. Seated at the bar, I struck up a couple conversations with people getting drinks from the bartender. One gal was so friendly that she bought me a shot of Jameson's to drink along with her pals. Your results may vary.
I am sure that if you wet your feet at the Bog you'll find a beer to enjoy in mellow fashion. Slainte!
12-07-2011 20:17:56 | More by keymcgrip
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Truly a gem of a place if there ever was one. A dark and dingy bar. About 12 tables and a 24 seat bar top. An eclectic jukebox and questionable bathrooms. A great selection of regional and Pennsylvania craft beer on draft. About twenty draft offerings available. They always seem to have 2-4 Stegmaier or Lion offerings on draft at all times. I have always seen a Bell's and Victory offering or two each time I have been here. Service has always been quick and attentive. Stop by if you want a quiet, dark and laid back place to have a beer.
The more I come here, the more I like it.
02-17-2011 19:25:18 | More by mymrnngjckt
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Bog is a small establishment in downtown Scranton. I think it has a great atmosphere, its very dark, and realxing. Even though its small there is enough room for larger crowds, even though there isnt big crowds ever. They do have a band every so often, and it may be a bit too small when they do have a band. Bartenders are nice, and quick to severe. They have a good amount of beer on tap, some really good stuff, and they have a good amount of bottles too. They dont severe food, and the beer is reasonable but not cheap.
03-02-2010 02:12:00 | More by vette2006c5r
The Bog in Scranton, PA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.