Marley's Brewery And Grille
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 67
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PittBeerGirl:
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A- Marleys is on Main St in Bloomsburg-so like any restaurant located in any other small town this is a long and narrow place that is part of a much larger strip-when you walk in is the bar area and then there is another strip that is the restaurant area to the right of the bar area divided by a wide passthrough where the host/hostess stand is. It decorated with dark wood and reminds me of so many other brewpubs that I've been too. I went with my fiance on a cold, windy november saturday night-and there weren't many folks out in town that night. This made the atmosphere in the brewpub quaint, warm, and personable.
Q and S- They have 8 or so of their own beers on tap here. I believe they have 4-5 standards and 4-5 seasonal/rotating/experimental taps. We tasted a sampler. When we were there they had their kolsch, irish red, english mild (all 3 of these were good for the style-but none of those are particularly exciting styles), their porter (good), their IPA (good), an Octoberfest (flippin' fantastic-we took a growler home), a Double IPA (I really really enjoyed this one), and a black IPA (good as well). All of their beers are very well made-but I guess 3 of the 5 standard beers are from ho-hum styles-BUT what do you expect from a brewpub in a college town that is trying to get people away from bud light an yuengling.
F- My fiance had a burger and they cooked it right-that is a feat in itself. We also had the pretzel sticks which were very, very good. Overall, their menu is good and has a nice variety of food with salads, wraps, burgers, pasta, steaks and other appetizers, snadwhiches and entrees. I think it would be pretty difficult to find something you didn't like here.
Service- Our server was pleasant, personable and patient. Her beer knowledge was mediocre- but there is a nice explanation of each beer on the table. My fiance and I really enjoyed our evening here and told the manager about it- since this is a new establishment they really appreciated the comments and criticizm.
We stopped here on a whim after visiting Troegs the day before and Selinsgrove earlier that day. My fiance was dissapointed with Selinsgrove and we were bored and found this place in the phonebook at our hotel in Danville. Definately a pleasant surprise.
Overall- a good and worthwhile stop. Its hard to compete with brewpubs like Selinsgrove and Bullfrog not too far away. This is more of a traditional brewpub that does really well at making staple styles- the brewmaster seems to like to experiment so you might be in for an additional pleasant surprise too!
01-08-2013 00:39:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
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