Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
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Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 42
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
My friend booked a room at the Fireside Inn for the Phish show at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Discovering that the Inn was connected to Geaghan's brought a wave of cautious optimism, especially after talking to the friendly receptionist at the Inn's front desk. She assured me that the brewpub was struggling to keep up with demand for their excellent beer. I silenced my inner BA and looked forward to the experience.
Upon our arrival the day before the show, we dumped our gear into the clean and modest room and immediately made for the bar. The atmosphere is that of your typical Irish Pub, but the wall decorations allude to Bangor's rail history with hundreds of railroad-related signs and posters from both the US and Ireland. The place has a homey, warm feeling without any glitz, and it was easy to feel comfortable even though we were strangers.
We were seated in the dining room, and service was prompt, attentive and professionally casual. The beer list was great, though they had just run out of their oatmeal stout. The four of us ordered various beers and some excellent appetizers and entrees. The beers were all excellent, especially their IPA, and we got two rounds and a growler for the room. The chicken fingers were made in-house and weren't too greasy or dry. My steak was cooked perfectly and contained almost no fat. Everyone walked out of the pub full and happy.
The next morning we tried the breakfast, and this is something you NEED to try if you stay here. The blueberry pancakes were the best I've ever had, and the homemade bread is a must have menu item. The coffee leaves much to be desired, but hey, I'll cut them some slack because everything else was great and the service was top notch.
After breakfast, two of us stopped to try out the bar. It was about eleven by then, and some locals were already there, drinking beers and discussing the approaching craziness of a Phish show in their town. The bartender was friendly and talked with us about where we'd come from for the show. We managed to score a couple of small growlers of their oatmeal stout, which ended up being their best beer by far.
The breakfast was so good that we got it the morning after the show before we headed for home. Geaghan's ended up being one of the elements that made the Phish show in Bangor worth the four hour drive, and I'll be stopping there again when my travels take me by the Bangor exit!
07-25-2013 15:10:16 | More by LeeMarvin
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
If you find yourself in Bangor, chances are you will see this spot. It's been in Bangor for quite some time, but only started brewing their own beer a short while ago. Known in the Bangor-metro area for their wings, they do have a decent menu of normal pub fare. Attached to a hotel, across the street from the auditorium, and next door to the slots, people will find their way to this place. Typical pub-style atmosphere, with a ton of Maine and Bangor nostalgia on the walls, there is a separate dining area from the bar area. The staff is very friendly, and pretty knowledgable about thier beer products, but it seems that the depth of their knowledge may end at their products. Easy place to stop in for some decent food and some locally made brews, and this place has a very strong hometown following. If you find yourself kicking around the Bangor area for a while, this is a quick and easy stop through, as there are only 4-6 brews on tap normally. They do sell growlers, and there is a ton of swag for sale.
02-25-2013 00:53:10 | More by GarthDanielson
3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Geaghan's has been around for a long while, since the mid-70's. I've driven by it many a time growing up in the Bangor region but never thought to ever eat there. It wasn't until they started their restaurant brewery operation that it got my attention, just finally got around to going there. Conveniently located next to the casino and across the street from the new Bangor Events Arena.
Decor is dated but I liked it. I like the memorabilia they had, a good deal of it centered around the railroad. It should be noted that the restaurant is attached to a motel which is kind of a negative (but a motel that also accepts pets FYI). My girlfriend didn't care for the vibe as much and thought she wouldn't be surprised if it ended up on Restaurant Impossible. I didn't see the bar area as we were on the dinner side.
Service was quick with decent intervals of visits, it wasn't busy with only a few other tables being occupied with one main waitress and another server from what I noted. Food came out wicked quick, I was drinking my Oatmeal Stout pint faster than I normally would since I wanted to try another beer, alas it was not to be (horray for growlers though!). Food was standard pub fare with a few Mexican and seafood options, I got a Reuben and it was decent, fries are fresh cut and tasty though.
I'll certainly be back sometime to try another pint and pick up a 32oz or 64oz growler.
01-30-2013 02:41:51 | More by deltatauhobbit
Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub in Bangor, ME
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.