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Taps: 23 / Bottles: 62
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ummswimmin:
4.58/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Let me start by saying that this would be my bar. I have had more beers there, than any other bar in New Jersey. That is saying something considering that this restaurant is about a half an hour from home.
Tavern is a good descriptor of the business on the whole. Many areas are darker and most ceilings are low in the bar area. The atrium area opens nicely... I recommend sitting there when you come in. There is also an outdoor area that they put good effort into, but it faces a parking lot.
Outside of the bar area, I would say that Cloverleaf supports families with family nights and a nice brunch on Sundays.
Service has always been good. The servers try to be helpful with beer, and if they don't know something; then they ask other staff. They know the food, and overall they show a lot of beer
CL works to put a plethora of items on the menu. They are not gourmet, and the prices reflect properly. Specials have always been interesting and unique.
For beer, this is the largest selection of beers on draught that I have seen for any bar in New Jersey. There is a regular trading out of taps, and they have a great relationship with local brewers.
There are regular special events that are well publicized by the bar. This includes use of the DFH Randall once or twice a month, firkins, hosted events by brewers, and holiday events (Father's day looks good).
Beyond that, they have a beer experience program that I would recommend for people newer to the craft beer experience. You complete a list of 45 beers over about a year to earn your MBA (Masters of Beer Appreciation). They even have a PHD program that is all seasonal selections.
I recommend this bar for people in Northern Jersey. They are a great family owned establishment.
06-14-2011 23:47:49 | More by ummswimmin
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
01-26-2014 17:45:59 | More by Hitmanoo
3.7/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
01-21-2014 22:00:53 | More by carlamariegiac
Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ
95 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.