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Cloverleaf Tavern

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Taps: 23
Bottles: 62
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

395 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell, New Jersey, 07006-4908
United States
phone: (973) 226-9812

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cloverleafinfo

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Reviews by ummswimmin:
Photo of ummswimmin
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Let me start by saying that this would be my bar. I have had more beers there, than any other bar in New Jersey. That is saying something considering that this restaurant is about a half an hour from home.

Tavern is a good descriptor of the business on the whole. Many areas are darker and most ceilings are low in the bar area. The atrium area opens nicely... I recommend sitting there when you come in. There is also an outdoor area that they put good effort into, but it faces a parking lot.

Outside of the bar area, I would say that Cloverleaf supports families with family nights and a nice brunch on Sundays.

Service has always been good. The servers try to be helpful with beer, and if they don't know something; then they ask other staff. They know the food, and overall they show a lot of beer
expertise.

CL works to put a plethora of items on the menu. They are not gourmet, and the prices reflect properly. Specials have always been interesting and unique.

For beer, this is the largest selection of beers on draught that I have seen for any bar in New Jersey. There is a regular trading out of taps, and they have a great relationship with local brewers.

There are regular special events that are well publicized by the bar. This includes use of the DFH Randall once or twice a month, firkins, hosted events by brewers, and holiday events (Father's day looks good).

Beyond that, they have a beer experience program that I would recommend for people newer to the craft beer experience. You complete a list of 45 beers over about a year to earn your MBA (Masters of Beer Appreciation). They even have a PHD program that is all seasonal selections.

I recommend this bar for people in Northern Jersey. They are a great family owned establishment.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Toasty
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of njcraft07
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ChadwickHines
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Vivs85
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Tobes181
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Had to stop by here when I was told it was rated "best craft beer in north east" I was let down.

The bar area is very small and everything seems to be crammed together, not spacey enough for my liking. The selection was good, but no where near the best selection of craft beer I have seen in NJ, Maybe I came on a bad night?
The service was ok, I was not served my beer in the correct glassware. The food was the best part and the only part I was impressed with. Not to say this place was bad or anything, but best craft bar in north east? NJ has much better to offer let alone the north east.

Photo of rzanders
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Alissa2579
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WanderlustNJ
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of microbial
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of JoeHopster
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of lknox511
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Russf3181
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BrokenStones
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Hitmanoo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Forever rotating selection of great beers.
Nice bar setup, with plenty of seating.
Various dining areas, including a beautiful patio in warmer weather.
Pretty standard pub food, with a few wrinkles thrown in.
Friendly service that is good, though not outstanding.
Simply one of the finest beer bars in the area.

Photo of carlamariegiac
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great selection of craft brews and food! A bit noisy and can get very crowded. Parking is also difficult on busy nights, especially the weekends. The food is decent. I mostly come here for my MBA card, which is an awesome membership that they have. The beers are always rotating, and their selection is usually on point with the seasonal brews as well.

Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ
95 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.