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Blue Dog Family Tavern

Not Rated.
Blue Dog Family TavernBlue Dog Family Tavern
BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4275 County Line Rd
Ste 13
Chalfont, Pennsylvania, 18914-2212
United States
phone: (215) 997-9988

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(Place added by: leeenglewood)
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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%

This place knows craft beer. Good rotating selection on draft. However, I stop by for the take-out craft beers. For the space, there is good selection of high trending beers. Many of the single bottle available warm only, but decent selection of cold sixes & singles as well. defintiely stop by if in area. You'll probably be able to pick up something new & popular on craft end.

TheBigBoy, May 09, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%

Kind of hard to believe I never--until recently--stopped in this place, as it's about a mile away from Keystone Homebrew, which is where I get all my supplies.

Located in a strip mall, Blue Dog isn't the classiest of joints. I kind of got a bad feel as soon as I walked in and beheld some of the clientele, but oh well, it's Friday night and there's a game on...what can you do? The place is labeled as a "Family Tavern." Not sure exactly what that's supposed to mean, but all I know is, I don't need to be hearing kids screaming while I'm at the bar.

Adjacent to the entrance is a little cubbie hole take-out shop, with a few fridges (get yer Pabsts here!), and several shelves of singles. I gotta say, for as small as this space is, they use it well, and keep it stocked with lots of good locals and crafts. Venturing further in, the bar appears like some kind of weird hybrid between a sports bar and the back room of a distributor warehouse. The "decor" consists mainly of empty beer boxes and cases lining the walls, with general tin tackers and sports bric-a-brac on the walls. The bar itself is fairly large and can seemingly accommodate a larger crowd, and there are two separate rooms with seating areas.

Tap list was fairly decent, with somewhere between 20-25 selections, maybe 5 of those macros, and the rest a decent selection of locals micros and standards of US and Euro fare: Palm, Stoudt's, Anchor, Yards, Sam Adams, Bud, etc. Glancing at the "Riches" event, it seems like they have some success at bringing in the usual "rarities," with promises of CBS and KBS on tap, so that's cool.

We weren't at the place for long, but the service seemed decent. The one beer I had was a stout that was supposed to be on nitro, but definitely didn't seem to be...do these guys know how to serve a beer correctly? Are the draught lines ok? Questions that warrant answering. Food menu appeared to be typical pub/grill grub, but we already ate, so didn't get to sample.

I'd like to come back here for an event to see how they handle it, maybe get a better feel for the service and try the food, but otherwise, this isn't the kind of place I'd frequent.

Rifugium, Sep 22, 2012
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Blue Dog Family Tavern in Chalfont, PA
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.