The Pickled Egg
Taps: 17 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
Reviews by ffejherb:
3.44/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in on July 30th before the Zappa Plays Zappa show at the State Theater.
The Pickled Egg was easy to find, as it's only about a mile outside the town square on Northampton Street (same street as the theater). I had heard about this place through Beerfly while looking up local events, and saw that Lew Bryson was doing an event there, which led me to believe that this would be a worthwhile stop for a pre-show drink or two.
Pulling up to the sidewalk, it didn't look like much on the outside: a few scattered tables and umbrellas, and some BMC advertisements (not a good sign). But as we approached the front door, I did notice a few neon signs in the window that assured me they would have good beer. The place was empty save for two older guys at the bar and the female bartender. But in all fairness, it was early in the afternoon on a Saturday. Inside, it's nothing much to look at. It reminded me of a typical corner bar in Central PA, though cleaner and a bit more spread out. The bar is long and straight, with about fifteen or so stools.
The tap selection left a bit to be desired, unfortunately. They did have an aged keg of DFH Punkin on, which I thought was interesting. I opted for Victory Summer Love. Aside from those two offerings, nothing else popped out at me. Their bottle selection was, however, very well organized and up-to-date, with lots of locals and a nice Founders selection, as well as some bombers and Belgians. I'd say there were maybe 100 selections or so on the bottle list. I would have given their selection score a "not impressed" if it wasn't for the bottle list. Of course, when I visit a beer bar, I'm not particularly interested in the bottle selection. If I want to drink out of a bottle, I'll stay home. I prefer draught when I'm out and about. Pricing was reasonable, with the average pint price between $4 and $5. I think the DFH was $6. They also serve food, but we didn't get anything (although I wanted to try a pickled egg, which they actually serve).
The bartender was very friendly and pretty knowledgeable, and we chatted about beer and music, as we typically do when sitting at the bar. I would have stayed for a second, but honestly there was nothing else on tap that intrigued me, so we left to check out Pearly Baker's Ale House. Overall, I was a unimpressed with the tap selection, but it appears they are trying to cater to the craft beer crowd and trying to find their footing in a BMC neighborhood. I'd stop back in next time I'm in Easton to see how they are doing.
08-15-2011 15:17:11 | More by ffejherb
The Pickled Egg in Easton, PA
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