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Isaac Newton's

Not Rated.
Isaac Newton'sIsaac Newton's
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Reviews
Reviews: 36
Visits: 51
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 23
Bottles: 105
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

18 S State St
Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940-1988
United States
phone: (215) 860-5100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @isaacnewtons

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Reviews: 36 | Visits: 51
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very worthwhile spot. Nice medium sized room, with lots of windows, wood beams etc. Nice wooden bar, also an outside patio area. Extensive bottle selection, all stored in good looking coolers behind the bar. 20 taps, about 15 rotate. Quality selections in bottle or tap. They had Stone's Ruination on tap, as well as a nice mix of domestic micros and imports. They also try to use the extensive appropriate glassware selection that they keep behind the bar. No time to try the chow. I will next time. This was a very pleasant spot for a brew. Only about one mile from Tyler state park, with its top notch Frisbee golf course. Great place for any BA to enjoy, relax and sample some quality suds. (694 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cmpqse
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Food could be much better and beer knowledge could be better (60 characters)

Photo of PhillyFoodie
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Been to this spot about a dozen times or so with some beer-loving pals from work. Amazing place to stay a while and drink some beers. Selection is best in the area only to a couple of select bars in downtown Philly. Two of the bartenders I've had there tend to be a bit snotty but the servers are amazingly helpful and cheery. Food is REALLY good for a bar but can be a bit pricey. It's ok if it keeps the place clear of riff-raff though. (438 characters)

Photo of Stonecrab
4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
3.2/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5

I was pretty let down by this place. One of our party was sick after a taster of beer- not sure if it was an unclean glass or a spoiled keg. There were many disappointments here, including the beer selection and atmosphere, but the service was pretty good. I lucked into a decent food selection but the rest of the party had sad and crappy dinners that night. Not sure why it's so well regarded, except perhaps in comparison to the rest of the local beer bar selections. (470 characters)

Photo of Dietrich
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Always a goof beer selection always good food (45 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DPCJR
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Apicius
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of PAKeith
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Kswan53
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of scooter97
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of dcurse
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dinojrbtom
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of EFR94
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of KBrady
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Wonderful beer-centric location in the quaint little town of Newtown, PA. Located in what seems like a converted farmhouse, the bar area is dimly lit containing chalkboards filled completely with their bottle and draft offerings. Typically 15+ draft and 50+ bottles available. Rest of the restaurant has a farmhouse feel, with more chalkboards, cozy booths, and good views. Food is decent; above average for a bar although not worth a trip just for eating.
Full event schedule of specialty beer tappings and brewery visits make it a spot worth going regularly. (561 characters)

Photo of NYR_Rob
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Isaac Newton's is a great restaurant/bar. Their beer selection is one of the best in Bucks County. It's great to have a local place that has such a wide variety and a knowledgeable staff. Each week, they seem to have an event featuring either a brewery or a style. Their food menu is equally excellent. The portions are sufficient and the quality is above par for the area. (373 characters)

Photo of HuaJiao
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Newton's is a great place to find a variety of craft beer without venturing into one of the nearby major cities. There are fifteen or so beers on tap at any given time, and I've always been able to try something new. Special keg tappings and tap take-over events bring in even more unique offerings. The food is pretty solid for a bar. Service has been friendly to me. The beers are rather expensive, but I'm willing to pay for things that aren't often seen on tap. If you go after 10PM during the week, all but the top-tier selections are half off, so it's well worth it in the evenings! (588 characters)

Photo of pcsnyder
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I used to live in Newtown, so I used to go to Isaac Newton's fairly regularly. I've been back several times since I moved out of the area, but I enjoy my time there less and less because the service has really gone down the tubes. The wait-staff seems to have this really arrogant attitude (based on half a dozen different waiters/waitresses/bartenders over half a dozen visits, spanning several months). Their selection is the only reason that I really go there. I can always find something I haven't tried before, which is a huge draw for me. (544 characters)

Photo of olblueyes1915
3.65/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Been to this place quite a few times with a friend of mine who has been going there a long time and knows the people who work there simply from being a long time patron. The first few times I went was with my friend, and had a great experience. Beer selection is always good, and can be easily read on their chalk board. Food is not bad, but they try to go too fancy with their food instead of keeping it to a simple recipe, then put a big price tag on it. Wait time for food definitely needs improvement. I went twice without my friend who knows the staff, and it was a completely different experience. There was not much help when asking about the beer selections, and the service itself was much to be desired. I noticed through the times I had gone, that the regulars get ALL of their attention, and the "not so regulars" are almost ignored. Not a very good way to attract more "regulars" if you ask me. I did still give it a higher score based mainly on their beer selection and atmosphere. Also, forgot to mention the elbow room on a busy night is lacking. (1,062 characters)

Photo of mingo1968
3/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Ok been here a few times and enjoyed it. But the last two times i have to say i was let down not by the beer they still have an outstanding selection.The service was bad. The girl who waited on us ask us what we wanted to drink and we ask for their beer list that we know they have she went on tell us they didn't have one and that we would have to get up and go look at their chalk board down at the end of the dining room so up we got and went and looked at it. after we ordered we ask what happend to the beer menu she said they never had one. The food i had a chicken sandwich that was soaked through the roll with the pesto like it was sitting for awhile. my wife had the burger that was fine. We ordered a growler to go of southern tier pumpkin and asked the cost before she filled it she brings it back to the table filled and goes on to say that will be $ 32.00. i said i wanted to know the cost before you filled it. Im done with this place after two bad enconters with the service oh and the time before that was 15 min wait before they ever came back with our beers. (1,077 characters)

Photo of Umbra
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Went here twice the last weekend, as it appeared to be the best quality spot. My only real negative is that the place was hard to find. I had to ask three people to find it. Though it is listed as 18 State Street, it is actually located behind that address. There aren't any signs on State Street, so I guess one just has to know that you wander down the walkway between the two houses.

Atmosphere is cozy, warm and clean. The bartenders and waiters all knew the selections well and had great recommendations. Selection was nothing but quality local and international craft brews. Had a local pumpkin and many many others. Food is slightly upgraded pub grub. Fries were crispy and tasty. We stuck to sandwhiches and wraps and weren't let down.

Overall: Seems to be your best beer choice in Newtown. I'd recommend a cab, since the newtown police appear to have nothing to do but drive around all day looking for folks to harass. (930 characters)

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Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.