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3.6/5 rDev -20%
Incredibly crowded. Incredibly. It makes it very difficult, especially on weekends or at events, to enjoy yourself. It's a very small space and I find it hard to believe that it's even legal to pack it with as many people as they do on a routine basis. Food is only okay, and is often less so (had a particularly poor experience at a brunch here, pulled pork sandwiches are iffy in terms of quality). Delicious beer, extremely passionate staff, great space when it's not too crowded, though.
06-02-2014 15:28:19 | More by mfunk9786
3.89/5 rDev -13.6%
This place rocks. Awesome beer. I have heard the food is great but never tried if get. Sneaky little beer spot. They Russian River and Firestone Walker and Founders. On tap or bottle, they have some sneaker stuff. Very recommended if possible. Price is decent and there are great beers.
09-08-2013 04:14:24 | More by mikefuski17
3.94/5 rDev -12.4%
A good place to eat and sample a craft beer, gets a little crowded which effects service. Nice selection of beers & single malts available. Menu is decent and has something for everyone sans gluten free. A good local watering hole - sorely needed in this town.
04-25-2014 17:18:24 | More by crag
3.95/5 rDev -12.2%
Stumbled into this place yesterday for the first time. Small town corner bar with a pretentious hipster craft beer bar feel. The beer, excellent, wide range to choose from. The truffle fries, well you'll just have to try them to understand, they are good.
If I had to point out negatives, it would be the prices for some of the bottled beer. The size is very small and gives you the illusion that you are part of a small exclusive club, but that is what gives the place its charm.
I would definitely go back to see some of the craft beers they offer, but maybe during a less busy time.
06-07-2013 18:41:55 | More by chim52chim
4/5 rDev -11.1%
Stopped here for the first time today while in town for Capone's Black Friday event. There is a good amount of parking in a side parking lot which is metered up until 5:30pm at the price of $0.25 per hour (2 hour limit on the meter).
Atmosphere: The decor is very nice - contemporary yet warm and inviting. Nice framed art aligns the yellow walls. The walls are tiled style wood and painted brown. The bar itself is a beautiful smooth wood bar and the taps are short black perlick handles that are below the bar and barely visible. A large chalk board is adorned to a wall above the bar and is easy to read. Hanging contemporary lamps add to the warm feel.
Quality and Selection: The bar seats about 12 people and there are about 12 beers on tap + 1 cask on engine pull. Most beers are fairly common but solid regional choices. Some west coast and european imports accentuate those options. Prices for drafts were typically $5 for either a pint or a 10oz depending on the ABV of the beer you choose. A small but nice bottle selection including a few russian rivers, some dogfish heads, and some euro lambics are available although a bit pricy ($5 - $35).
Service: Friendly, attractive, attentive, but with minimal beer knowledge. I was given a buy back as was another person sitting near me.
Food: A bit upscale but reasonably priced and not pretentious. I had the ham and brie panini which was tasty, especially with thick sliced ham.
I enjoyed my time here and liked the spot even more than the Drafting Room although it is a bit limited in scope.
11-26-2011 21:32:19 | More by koopa
4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
This as other posters have said, is a cool little hole in the wall pub in Downingtown. THe place is a bit small, reminding me of the Fox And Hounds Young's tied pub in Chelsea, with a friendly and open feel to match it. The beer selection was awesome, and served in proper glassware. I had Saison Dupont on draft,And my friend and I spilt a bottle of Ithaca Brute. The bartender was even nice enough to split the cost of the bottle between the two of us.
The staff was very nice, and the food was excellent, especially the truffle salt fries.My dining companion also got the cheese plate and a huge bowl of Thai curry.YUM!! All in all another nice beer bar in the Far Western 'Burbs.
10-13-2010 14:29:46 | More by BeerDetective
4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
This is your quintessential local corner bar but it has a focus on good beer and food. Located on the main drag and easy to find right across from a train station. This is a small place that has a cool mustard yellow color inside with some funky paintings and plenty of natural light. In the rear there is a nice wooden bar that can comfortably seat 12 patrons. Next to the bar is an open kitchen with a clear view of the stove so you can watch the cooks make your meal. There are a handful of tables for dining.
Beerwise they had 12 beers on draft with one cask. A nice variety of beer here from Southern Tier Warlock, Allagash White, SN Northern Harvest, Duclaw Mad Bishop, Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale, Victory Liberty Bell Ringer, and Paulaner Pilsner to name a few. No macros on tap. Some bottles are located in the glass from refridgerators behind the bar.
Service was very friendly and prompt. The food we had was decent and hit the spot.
Overall this is a nice little neighborhood bar that is comfortable and has a nice beer selection.
10-26-2013 16:41:49 | More by Gavage
4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
Hello BA, this is my first review so bear with me.
When I first heard about this place I was really excited. Victory has put D'town on the map so it was nice to have an alternative. I have gone in several times and always enjoy the atmosphere. Its got that PA small town feel, real people who enjoy good beer, good food, and good company. To illustrate, two weeks ago I went in on a Saturday. It seems to be a local gathering spot for locals, so groups will sit and chat. I was going solo and they have allowed me to join in on the conversation. It is a friendly place to go, especially on weekend afternoons.
Now on to the most important part, the beer. Everytime I go in there are almost completely different beers on tap. I usually go twice a month. They range from weiss beers to barleywines and even a cask. There is a fine selection of bottles as well to take home and enjoy. The website is kept up-to-date, so you can see a beer list before going.
Another post mentioned the thai curry, I second that. I had the Thai curry wings and they were delicious with my IPA (I forgot the name already, I really should write these things down.). It's not Monk's or Grace tavern, but for the location it's worth it. I highly recommend Station, come out on a Saturday afternoon.
03-11-2011 17:19:56 | More by sims158
4.45/5 rDev -1.1%
A great corner bar/restaurant on the western edge of Downingtown borough across from the train station. This place has become a favorite hangout.
Originally a nuisance bar, Station was completely gutted and redone in beautiful style. A 12 seat L-shaped bar take up the left side of the far end of the room. High tops are lined up on the right side by the bar, with low tables throughout the front of the room. The open kitchen is located in the back of the room.
The staff is always competent and friendly. You are never left to sit with an empty glass or in need of a salt shaker or something.
There are about a dozen taps and one cask. The tap list is always well considered, and varied among American, German and Belgian styles. The bottle list is small but well thought out also. But there is never a shortage of draft choices so I never get a bottle unless I am really in the mood for an Orval.
Food is good, especially the thai red curry and the soups. The cheese plate is always sure to have at least three killer choices.
Update: The menu has continued to expand and diversify over recent months, including the addition of Sunday brunch. We always have fun here.
02-18-2011 19:22:54 | More by sholland119
Station Taproom in Downingtown, PA
97 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.