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Stuff Yer Face

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.53%
Taps: 14
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

49 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-1830
United States
phone: (732) 247-1727

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stuffyerfacenj

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Reviews by bonbini26:
Photo of bonbini26
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%

Went here on a Saturday night. Place wasnt overly crowded, alot of ppl in the outside section of the restaurant. The one downside of this place was that there was no music at all to be found, on a saturday night after the dinner crowd, so we didnt stay here that long. They had about 20 beers on tap, about 5 seasonal summer beers. Had a pitcher of hop devil for $13, which i thought was a pretty reasonable price. They also have a pretty extensive bottle selection, belgiums, celebrator, dogfish, a few that i remember seeing. I heard the food here is good, but did not have a chance to eat here.

bonbini26, Aug 04, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mario Batali's Potacho's and a very solid beer selection both on tap and bottled. Only gripe is the young crowd (which is to be expected being that its in the heart of Rutgers campus) Totally worth a whirl.

DaliQualiti, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

yevyalon1, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of thepeter
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Very laid back atmosphere, at least on a Monday afternoon, seemed like it would be a pretty cool place on the evenings as well. All beers were in top shape served in the correct glassware by a friendly but not overly knowledgable waitress. Selection was impressive for a college town pub that seems to specialize in food more than beer. This place is known for their Strombolies and they were fantastic!! I had the pulled pork and loved it. Not very expensive, nothing fancy but right up my alley and if/ when I am in the area again I will go there. A big thanks goes out to Uncle-Cousin Leo for taking us here!

thepeter, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Atm - Casual / family friendly atmosphere located in a college town. Décor is well lit and rustic with above average beer logo paraphernalia adorning the walls. It's much more of a restaurant than a bar which means the college crowd is sitting more often than dropping shots of redbull and vodka. That said, the young crowd helps keep the atmosphere jovial and the beer fresh, as their consumption helps SYF kick kegs at an above average rate.

Qual - I've been to SYF twice now, both times with groups of 6 people, and every beer we've ordered was served in the proper glassware. Tap beers tasted like they came from well manicured lines, and the bottles had survived their life in storage to arrive in solid condition.

Serv - Bartenders had an above average, but underwhelming, knowledge of the beers. The servers really didn't know much about the beer at all, but given the high turn over of the college-age work force and the fact that SYF is really more known for its food than its beer I wasn't terribly disappointed.

Sel (tap) - SYF's taps are a dichotomy of choice: bog-standard American adjuncts and other big-house brews vs tougher to find craft brews. With about 12-15 lines on any given night depending on what's kicked (like I said before, they burn through beer here), that means you really only have 5-7 exceptional craft choices. This doesn't really bother me though, as they're basically subsidizing the better choices on the lighter palates of the average college student. And what better way to introduce young people of drinking age to the world of craft beer than to have a tap of Miller right next to Mikkellers (Monk's Brew and Black Hole to be specific, as of my last visit).

Sel (bottle) - SYF's bottle selection is decent, maybe 80+ bottles. The beer menu comes in a little booklet where the selections are organized by style, and each style is accompanied by a few sentences to help educate beer newcomers. Very nice touch. The descriptions were pretty standard and I only caught 2 beers that seemed to be miss-categorized, but they weren't sinfully out of place. The bottle mix had a lot of the "standard" craft brews and a sprinkling of big-brew craft-wannabes, but there was also a great selection of tougher to find stuff.

Food - I've only had the Strombolies, but they're freak'n fantastic! Lets be clear, it's not the four seasons, it's not a high-end gastro pub, it's a pretty standard bar/restaurant, but man is the Stromboli is good : ) I highly recommend the build-your-own. I had mine with home-made pulled pork, home-made chipotle hot sauce, hot peppers, brie and ricotta.

$ - The beer is possibly the most reasonably priced beer I have ever seen at a bar. They hold true to set % markup over wholesale instead of the more standard tiered flat rate system, which means beers cost $4.52 or $5.17 instead of $5, and every beer is priced differently. The cost of food is also a steal.

vfgccp, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%

Disappointment is how I would sum up my SYF experience. 15 taps, but WAY too many space wasters..Bud lite, Amstel, and the like. Highlights were a selection from DFH, Hop Devil and Rogue dead Guy. Bottles offered more quality options. Prices are low, food was barely passable. Mass production ingredients, middle of the road preparations, and low brow options, do we really need more super cheesy fries loaded up with bacon? The "bolis" that friends offered looked like they had some potential, in a super fattening, highly processed, comfort food sort of way. Way too much Bud lite type beeraparaphernalia every were you look. Not my kinda place. If you want pitchers of Bud lite or pitchers of multi liquor blue abominations you may have a better experience. Call me a food/beer snob, but this place really is going for the lowest common denominator. They are free to run their place they way they want, and I'm sure they make some very good bank here, but I'm also free to call a shame a shame and not spend my $ at a place like this. PS I get the fact that its a college bar in a college town, but c'mon this place just rubbed me the wrong way...

Billolick, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of bob3701
4.22/5  rDev +9%

Started going here the year it opened when it was BYOB. Now they concentrate on beer and have a full bar. They have at least 14 beers on tap and 50 or so bottled choices. They also serve each beer in the proper glassware. And lets not forget the strombolis which I feel are the best. Mad Elf, Weihenstephaner dunkle, Copper ale, Hop Devil and Hoegardan were as sample of what we drank there.
I wish the place was bigger there can be up to a two hour wait if you go prime time. Also think tables and chairs could use an upgrade.

bob3701, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Entering, a long passageway led me to the m.d.s., with the bar to a right oblique. The bar was a long blonde wood consturction with around 15 taps, many of which were unworthy. The BTs were outstanding - 4 coolers holding around 160 BTs with the two on the right judged IMHO as fantastic. The server was kind to me and even recommended a book that had recently been written by the owners. I wanted a stromboli, but I had to go. An RU place, to be sure, but one worth of exploration. I really must get up this way more often.

woodychandler, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of Augustiner719
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%

Visited this place a couple of weeks ago and never got around to posting my experienc.

First off, as you walk in you notice an almost dive bar like atmosphere with a very narrow walkway into it and unfinished floors and whatnot. Not a bad thing by all means, just the style of the bar which suits well. From the outside it looks very small, but theres a fairly large upstairs with tables and whatnot and a decent sized bar area.

As for the bar area, they have to have over 100 beers in bottles and about 20 on tap. They have a great menu layout categorized by each style of beer and country. While there i tried Old Rasputin RIS on tap, Ayinger dopplebock and Rogue dead guy in bottles. The bar staff is pretty knowledgable and they have most of the correct glasswear. I was also given a sample of old rasputin before i decided to try it.

The food is typical college/ sports bar stuff. burgers, fries, sandwitches and STROMBOLI'S!!

If you are in this area and looking for a great quick snack or a meal, get one of their stromboli's.

Overall the place was a great experience. Its not a suit and tie or collared shirt by no means but its definately acceptable to wear one if you feel the need to. Great laid back place to watch a game and grab a variety of beers. Very cheap compared with everywhere else in the area... premium crafts were ranging from 3 to 6 bucks and they even had german liters and half liters for some styles. They also offer pitchers.

thumbs up to Stuff Yer Face!!

Augustiner719, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of Yetiman420
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

I stopped in to SYF after a couple of pints at Harvest Moon. It's an easy one two punch if you happen to be in the area.

SYF is a college bar with a wide beer selection and excellent food. You can check out their beer menu online. I'll sum it up by saying that it's an extensive selection with little focus on unique local (or even regional) selections. The best I could do was a dark weinhestephan on tap. If you're seeking the extraordinary or unique, you're not going to find it here. If you want to revist some accessible classics, you'll find them here.

The food ranks among the finest bar food I've had. I pulled the trigger on the small meat-lovers Stromboli and it was heaven.

This is a great place to go if you're looking for a pint and good bar food or if you have a large group of (non-beer) people and satisfy your beer requirements.

Yetiman420, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of wspscott
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Stopped in for a beer and lunch with the wife (she had been there years before). Looks like a typical college bar with a nice patio for a spring day.

I got very excited to see that they had HopDevil on tap since I have not tried it but have heard good things about it. Unfortunately, they were out :( I settled for a Flying Fish Farmhouse (not impressed). They have a nice beer list, lots of bottles, but I would have liked to see a better selection on tap.

The stromboli was enough for two and was very reasonably priced ~$10. The service was not exceptional but was not bad either. I can see how this would be very popular with the kids, I wish there was something like this when I was in grad school.

Solid place, worth checking out if you are in the area, but not worth a pilgrimage.

wspscott, May 16, 2008
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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

After visiting Harvest Moon, I decided to walk the few blocks that are in between the 2 establishments. I forgot how many blocks there were, but I do know that I had to walk past the train station to get to it. To me, the part of the of the city that Stuff Yer Face is in, looks a bit run down. Anyway, after finding this place, I walk in and find out that it's just another bar. There was noting special about it. When I first noticed the taps, I quickly noticed that they had quite a few of them, but the vast majority of them were macros with a import and a craft beer here and there. The only thing I found on their tap that I might want to drink was Victory's "Hop Devil" and Ramstein's Winter Wheat. They were out of the Ramstein, so I went for the "Hop Devil." Their bottled selection was better. Inside their little black book are imports and crafts. The thing about that is the fact that most of those craft beers are just the brewery's basic offerings. Nothing out of the ordinary. Well, maybe they offer a few seasonals here and there. I do have to hand to them for offering at least 3 different Trappist breweries. That was the only thing that was a little bit different from just another average macro bar.

I did like the service they offered. Not only do they have a little black book that's filled with their bottled selection and their limited craft/ import tap list, but the bartender there was very fast getting all the drinks out on time. They were alwys there if you wanted another beer or your check.

In the end, it's just another neighborhood bar that has a limited amount of craft/import taps, but a nice little bottled list. One visit was more than enough for me.

AltBock, Apr 02, 2008
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

While I was an undergraduate student back at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus, this was a popular destination for the college crowd and an overall popular site for hometown regulars... The atmosphere was very mom and pop, with a hometown feel... got the idea that many of the same crowd usually frequented this place that was pretty centrally located in the middle of a bustling college town... The quality was very good... the food menu was great with lots of different choices to choose from... What originally attracted me to this place was admittedly the catchy name, but the place lived up to its reputation as a good place to grab a bite to eat and have a drink... service and selection were about average... I came in at a busy time so our server was not as attentive as I would have liked... Food was really good and the place was pretty reasonable... overall, I enjoyed this place... Recommended...

dsa7783, Dec 26, 2007
Photo of brantadid
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Let's get one thing out of the way. This is a college bar. So you have to take the good with the bad. The wait staff know little about beer, but they are usually very attractive.

Atmosphere is good. The bar is on the smallish side but they do have an outdoor bar which is excellent in the summer. They also a dart board which is nice. Plenty of seating, but it still get crowded.

The service is ok. Don't expect to get much help ordering a beer, but they are really good at making sure your glass is full.

The selection is excellent. They tend to be weighted toward imports but they have a nice selection of microbrews also. Almost alway have Franziskaner Hefe weizen on tap. Since they are a college bar, they also have your typical macros. All beers are very reasonably priced.

The food is pretty good. They specialize in "bolis" which are a cross between stromboli and calzones. Interesting enough, Mario Bartoli, of food network fame, was a cook at Stuff Yer Face during his time at Rutgers. The sandwiches are usually overlooked but are great. The broccoli chedder bits are just awesome.

Food and beer are very reasonably priced. A must visit if you are in the New Brunswick area.

GO RU!!!

brantadid, Nov 10, 2007
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Possibly the best place in the state. Nothing better than sitting outside and enjoying a beer and a boli.

The selection of bolis is worthwhile on their own and on top of that, the selection of beers turns over quite often and is very deep in a lot of areas. Far from perfect but much better than you can really get anywhere else in the area and for a college town it cant be beaten.

Its not the fanciest place in the world and the prices are ridiculously reasonable. Pairings with correct glasses also impressive and the laid back atmosphere and bolis you can only dream about will keep me coming back week after week.

marcpal, Sep 22, 2007
Photo of jayw414
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Ahh, this place is etched in my memories from college... but like so many other destinations in New Brunswick, this bar has a Dr. Jekyl/ Mr. Hyde character to it.

Yes, it is a college bar; it caters to a pretty young crowd, the wait staff is comprised of college students who do their best but know very little about beer (most probably can't drink legally yet).

If you know what beers you want to try (they have about 15 taps and over 70 in bottles), this place is great. If you have no idea what you want, you can always join their 99 Beer Club, and sample a little of everything they have. Upon completion, you get a shirt and a pint glass, plus a gift certificate (call it a refund check, since the cost of 99 beers can really add up).

They have a good selection, mostly Euro imports, and usually have two or three good beers (Spaten, Franziskaner, Hoegaarten, etc) on tap at any one time.

My suggestion is to visit this place twice: once on a weeknight during the summer; slowly sip your beer and try a stromboli, their signature dish; another time on a Friday night when a Rutgers football game is being broadcast on TV. It's the only way to see both sides of this great spot in central NJ.

jayw414, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of Jmamay22
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

A great local place that specializes strombolis, which are great. I've been several times and you can generally expect a college crowd. Service can be spotty. The bartenders seem to understand the correct pairing of glasses with beers, but when I'm sitting at a table I've been served without any glass a few times. A great bottled beer selection, but the drafts generally feature one or two "good" beers and the rest are typical BMC crap. Highly recommended if you'd like to have a fun night out or watch a game, but still enjoy a good beer.

Jmamay22, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.22/5  rDev +9%

I dropped into Stuff Yer Face today with some friends after happy hour at Harvest Moon.

Stuff Yer Face carries a fantastic variety of well priced bottled beers and always has at least a few good micros on tap.

I started off with a Stone IPA on tap, followed by a bottle of Anchor Porter. Regardless of the beer you order, they always have the right glass. Two of my friends ordered bottles of Ayinger Celebrator and were greeted with the Celebrator glasses.

The food is typical college bar food, specializing in strombolis. Prices are always pretty good.

It it a great place to go any day of the week, and is usually filled with a mix of college kids and families.

RutgersBeerGuy, Apr 06, 2007
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Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.