Holy Hound Taproom
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Slatetank:
4.23/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I stopped in at the Holy Hound taproom which was originally supposed to be called the Good Dog, but to avoid confusion with the bar in Philadelphia it was changed. The place is easy to get to -about a block away from the square and on the corner of Beaver which is right on the same block as the White Rose and Central Market.
The atmosphere is pretty cool, just relaxed and open with lots of seats at the bar and scattered tables around the interior they have a cd jukebox and the chalkboard displays the taps in an easy to read format above the tap handles. You can get food which is supplied by local businesses nearby like Busy bee in the market. They had a carolina style pork sandwich on the menu while we were in. The quality is good everything I had was fresh and served in the appropriate glassware at good temperature. The only drawback to me was pricing can be high depending on what you order since they serve higher abv beers in snifters which are 10oz and it could be 7 or 8% as the cut off depending, so you might want to ask first.
Overall the place is a nice alternative on the York scene with good selection of beers that is well run from what I can gather on my first visit. The service is good for a new place and I will return based on the friendliness of the owner who mentioned the free wi-fi to us while we sat at the bar. I hope to come back for food and a beer in the near future.
07-10-2012 16:47:40 | More by Slatetank
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Has a nice cozy, laid back environment. Service is excellent and the staff is knowledgable of what they are serving and at providing suggestions. Very nice and constantly rotating selection. Nice bottle selection of some limited releases and seasonals. Macro is available, but not advertised or displayed. They also serve wine from a couple of local wineries. Food is good, but has a limited menu with most items coming from vendors at the local market a block away. On the plus side, kitchen is always open. Good draft prices, usually being around $5 a pint. Bottle prices are in line with other shops in the area, which in York tends to be a little on the higher side. Overall this place is something this area has been waiting for. A great establishment that can provide something for everyone.
11-10-2013 15:31:52 | More by BMart
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$$
The only place I truly enjoy going to in York, even though I know I will rack up a nice tab before I leave. I work at a beer store in York and I can say that the Hound often charges significantly less for the same singles with a much nicer atmosphere. As a vegetarian the food options aren't stellar but this is central PA and the mac-and-cheese is cheap and delicious. Overall, a wonderful place that I always enjoy.
09-30-2013 04:46:04 | More by britt27
3.99/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Noisy when crowded. Although the owners have tried to suppress the echo, it's hard to hear yourself think (much less talk) when crowded. Live entertainment just exacerbates the acoustics problem.
BUT: The beer selection is outstanding, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, beer is fresh, food is OK (hey, I'm not there for the food), and it's great to have this kind of quality available in a small south-central PA city.
Although it's a bit pricey, you can sample a beer before springing for a full serving. All in all, well worth the price!
09-24-2013 22:06:23 | More by dbl_delta
4.18/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Taproom with 30 taps of consistently rotating beers with a better and more unique draft selection than the majority of places in the Central PA area, even those with more taps. Staff is knowledgeable about tap selection, friendly and generally quick to provide service. Sampling a beer before buying is allowed, except for a few rare exceptions.
Atmosphere is open and inviting, however not the best acoustics when the room is filled with people - it gets very loud, especially when live music is being performed, which makes it hard to hold conversations.
Great place in Central PA to go with a few friends to try some more unique beers than your typical selection. Prices are decent for the quality of beer you are getting but maybe a dollar lower on most drafts would be a little more reasonable.
06-06-2013 19:39:31 | More by ericamenouen
4.93/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Pure, beer! This place is a beer lover's paradise. 30 rotating taps. No liqueur. The service was excellent. They do not have a full menu, because this place is all about beer. However, the food they offer is great, it's fresh and tasty. They had live music the first night I was there, not great, but didn't force me out the door either.
03-02-2013 17:41:26 | More by mk66
Holy Hound Taproom in York, PA
93 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.