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Strange Brew Tavern

Not Rated.
Strange Brew TavernStrange Brew Tavern
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 110
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1996 S 5th St
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18103-4909
United States
phone: (610) 841-3610

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @strangebrew610

Notes:
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(Place added by: scottielovesbeer on 12-15-2011)
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

chad059, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Afroman, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

gl1800rider, Aug 02, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +16.3%

Very laid back relaxing place with awesome beer selection.
The food is extremely good with generous portion sizes made to order from scratch.
While the decor is nothing special the food , beer selection, staff and patron friendliness is second to none. This is our favorite beer bar!!

WreckDiver, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

NonicPanic, Jun 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

TTripp725, Apr 08, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -2%

Strange Brew started out for me as a place to try good craft beer but it has become much more than that. Like my church, the best thing about SBT is the people. Whether it's Scott, the owner, or Wood or Reef the cooks, or Chad, Sara or any of the other bartenders, everyone at SBT is very warm and caring. That includes the other patrons. There's just a really good vibe.

The beer selection is consistently impressive. There is always a choice or three for every taste, whether you like Belgians or IPAs or Stouts or Barleywines, you will find something you like. I own mug #39, which took me 6 months to earn. During that time, sampling craft beers from 100 different brewers, I began to really develop my knowledge of craft beer and have many personal favorites that I first tasted at SBT. I like to think that Scott orders certain beers partly because he knows I like them. Those 10 half kegs of Pumking were mostly all I had last fall!

The food is simply amazing. I have tried just about the entire menu and everything is excellent. I have given up even trying to finish a serving of anything. I just take the leftovers home in a box. And you don't have to order strictly off the menu. The folks at SBT will pretty much make you anything they have the ingredients for. We have made a habit of ordering the weekend specials, especially the sandwiches and desserts, because they are consistently good.

My wife and I and our friends are regulars at SBT and we have taken many members of our family there too, all of whom enjoy Strange Brew Tavern as much as we do!

smurf5520, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

It just does not get any better than this in Lehigh Valley! I have been there a half a dozen times now and it just keep getting better! The food is awesome! If you walk out of there hungry... it is your own fault. Portions are BIG!!! Had the smokestack sandwich today and it was outstanding!!! Found out today... they smoke their own meat. I have gotten to know one of the owners, Scott. He is very hospitable and super friendly. He knows his business and put on quite a beer event on Tuesday Night called Hop Head Heaven 2. 17 IPA's including Hop Slam, Wings Of Armageddon, Hi Res, Jai Alai!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!!? No one topped that!! I was knockin down the doors just for those! Did I mention I travel 45 minutes to get there! I always have a lot of fun and am a lifer!! A definite A+++

Beer_Drinking_Brad, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

gwash411, Jan 21, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

Located in the heart of a great working-class neighborhood on the City's South Side. This is the old Mountainville Inn for us life-long Allentonians. This place has gone through a number of name changes lately. It ain't fancy, but it is welcoming. There is a touch of Grateful Dead influence to the place, but it is not totally hippied-out.

One or both of the owners are almost always present and the owners staff the bar themselves. One of them is very personal and will talk to you all day; the other is friendly enough, but quiet.

Strange Brew has a selection that will please almost any craft beer lover. Next to Liberty Street, this place has the best tap and bottle selection in town. I also like their Mug Club program as it requires individuals to select a beer from 100 different brewers, but does not mandate specific brews (no bland wheats for me - yeah!)

There is nothing fancy food-wise, but everything that I've tried so far is very good. Also, they have something on special every day of the week and it is usually a good deal. Also, prices are pretty good, maybe the beer is a touch higher than average for the area.

57md, Sep 13, 2012
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Strange Brew Tavern in Allentown, PA
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