Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
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Active Beers: 421
Beer Ratings: 2,362
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mgbickel:
3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
My wife and I visited here for dinner on Valentine's Day.
As you enter, the bar area is off to the left and the main dining area is to the right. The bar area has tons of flat screen TV mounted on the walls. A few pool tables are surrounded by a number of high top tables. The bar itself is along the back wall, which is partially made of windows, exposing the brewing area.
The current beer selections are highlighted on a giant chalk board hanging from the ceiling. There were probably 8 different offerings, ranging from light to dark. They give lots of info on each brew, including a brief description and ABV.
The service was slow at first, but ended up being above average. Our waiter returned to our table a number of times to make sure we were satisfied.
The food was very good. I had a burger and my wife had a salad. We both were satisfied. We both had the imperial stout (served in a snifter, thank you), which was excellent.
Overall a good experience. The beer itself would get a $$, but the food jumps the value up to a $$$. Would go here again...
02-15-2010 14:48:37 | More by mgbickel
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
not a bad place. kinda of sportsbar feel in the bar area, and normal restaurant on the other side... i hate to say it, but i do not like their beers. if i was at a party and you had one of them, i' mean sure i'd drink it, but i'd also dink an old e 40 at a tailgate and i have cbs bombers in my basement. not mad at the place, but its nothing special
05-10-2013 17:03:12 | More by basickness
3.86/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Have been coming here often the past month. The bar is kinda on the small side. They do have a cool bar area where they keep your drinks on a frosted area instead of using a traditional coaster. I went here last Friday nite with friend. We met there around 930pm and the place was pretty packed. Did not take long though to get two seats at the end of the bar and a couple of beers. Both the bartenders were real good. The one kept telling us jokes. They had a decent selection of beers on draft. The uppity jag off was so good my friend and I both got a Growler of it to go at a good price too. They have a nice reward system involving there mug club card. The card also upgrades your beer to the 22oz glass intstead of 16oz for the same price. Overall I liked the place alot. The beers are a little pricey, but most of them are fantastically brewed. Well Done.
10-17-2011 21:04:38 | More by theotherone87
2.75/5 rDev -24%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$$
The bar portion of the place is much like you average sports bar. Flat screen tvs and what not. ALl the beers are listed on the chalk board however you have to ask the waitress if they are actually in stock for the night. Our waitress was having a hard time knowing the difference between a pale ale and an ipa. The service other than that was adequate. The food was between average and bad. The beer is average what you would expect form a place like this. The beer had a decent flavor but weak aroma and not much complexity.
07-04-2010 13:11:45 | More by goblue3509
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Had dinner here the night before christmas eve. not a heavy crowd around 8 pm but maybe people are missing something.
The inside area is wide open, with a bar occupying the left half of the room (from the entrance) and the dining area on the right. Atmosphere is fairly warm, but average and like many other bars. However, in some places you pay for atmosphere, and the other elements definitely make this worth a trip.
There is a large sign in the middle of the room with a list of current beer available on draft, including the year-round regulars as well as the seasonal and brewer's specials. The selection includes the brewpub staples, including pale and amber ales, as well as a light lager and several higher gravity choices. On this night, a tripel, RIS, and doppelbock were among the offerings. The seasonal wheat, a Belgian-style wit, was very well made, as was the tripel. Growlers are a deal at $9, and I took advantage of this by taking home some of the RIS, another good call.
While food is standard pub fare, it is well prepared and made. My roasted chicken was a great match for the tripel, and my wife's mediterranean pizza was also a good choice. prices are fairly reasonable with most dishes, sandwiches, and pizzas ranging from $8 to $15.
Service was very good; our waiter was prompt and seemed to show up exactly when he was needed. His command of the beer selection was also very good.
Would definitely make this a stop in the Homestead waterfront area.
12-26-2008 00:58:52 | More by joeysmokedporter
4/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped by on very busy Saturday night right before our stop at the Comedy Club across the street.
Atmosphere: Nice decor with restaurant to your right and bar area with Pool Tables on the left. We only stopped for a couple of beers, so we got lucky when 2 bar stools opened up as soon as we walked in.
Selection: On tap that night, Pale Ale, Nut Brown, Wheat, Light, Rotating Dark(Oatmeal Stout), Brewmaster's choice and Cask. I had the Brewmaster's choice which was a Belgian Dubbel. Very tasty and not a bad interpretation of the style. What I really liked though was the Cask, which tonight was the Brown Ale. All I can say is, if we didn't have to leave I would have drank this all night. The fact they have a Cask Beer on is reason enough to make a stop.
Chain Brewpubs get a bad reputation and some are deservedly so. I like this one and the last couple of times visiting here, the quality and selection of the beer have been solid with some interesting choices. Steve Panos is doing a fine job as Brewmaster.
11-24-2008 11:31:54 | More by Kolsch
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Homestead, PA
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