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The Shepherd & The Knucklehead Pub

Not Rated.
The Shepherd & The Knucklehead PubThe Shepherd & The Knucklehead Pub
BA SCORE
98
world-class

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.53%
Taps: 90
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

529 Belmont Ave
Haledon, New Jersey, 07508-1627
United States
phone: (973) 942-8666

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @theshep_

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(Place added by: slander)
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Reviews by Flashy:
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3.14/5  rDev -30.4%

A beatnik joint where the staff takes itself far to seriously and ignores the customer. It's a shame because if the place took itself a little less seriously it would run a close second to Andy's; but they do and it doesn't and Andy's treats people well. No food, but the place has a great beer selection. Worth the trip if you don't mind the service. It is also the place where I had the worst experience with someone involved in the the craft brewing industry (the owner). A bad all over experience but you may like it.

Flashy, Nov 08, 2003
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3.93/5  rDev -12.9%

Visited for the first time after hearing many good things so expectations were high. Place is definitely inconspicuous and mostly just street parking. By just looking you would never think they have about 90 beers on tap. Upon entering you would also say the same thing until you actually look at the bar taps. Hard to believe they can squeeze so much into a tiny space. There are two bars there...a small bar with a pool table and a little more space and then the bigger bar with much less room and a couple small cafe style tables and two booth style tables. Place is dark and blasts pretty terrible music (imo) so the ambiance is reminiscent of a collage town dive bar. When I went (around 8 thirty) it was busy but not at all packed, basically a butt in very seat. Didn't appear there was anyone to greet you or take you to a table, you just fend for yourself. Had to flag someone down several times just to put in an order, so essentially we didn't have a waiter, which would be fine if it was just a bar but it seems they are trying to cross the line into a gastropub. That being said everyone there was very helpful...The service issues seem to be born more out of form than function. The food came out quickly and mine was delicious (pork pouttine) although my friends chicken fajita wrap was a greasy mess.

OK the beer, duh that's what yall care about and same goes for me. Absolutely no complaints...There were a ton of great beers to be had, they all tasted fresh. Nothing crazy limited but the variery alone was fantastic and i know they do tap rarer kegs w some regularity. But there are no craft imatators or macro crap taking up any tap space so thats a huge plus. Very much liked the number of carton and kane beer on tap...represent NJ! Would certainly come back again...maybe when its not so busy so i can actually get a seat at the bar and not have to deal with the awkward waiter setup. All in all it was a pleasant experience.

DrRambis, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%

Great spot with an incredible selection. And the food is top-notch. The only negative thing I can say about this bar is that I've ordered several beers that kicked in the middle of my pour. On the bright side, I got those half-full beers for free.

Beware of hipsters...

MakeMineADoubleJack, Apr 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

motothrillz, Feb 02, 2014
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The Shepherd & The Knucklehead Pub in Haledon, NJ
98 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.