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Which Brew

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24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 6.94%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

665 Northampton St.
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042
United States
phone: (610) 330-2666
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ChappyCubsFan

California

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The cab ride from the hotel to Which Brew was the most amusing ride I've had in years. Among other things, the cab driver let us know that boxer Larry Holmes is from Easton.

Upon approaching this place, it's situated in an older, historic district of the town. Upon entering, it's dark and gothic looking. Seems to have a Halloween feel to it. Nice bar, with several dark corners. It's almost like a cavern. Tables are spread out and there is a large outdoor patio. We sat down close to the entertainment area. There was a fellow playing acoustic guitar who knew about every classsic rock song, and sang quite well. He even played a Pink Floyd medley for us.

The beer menu was a very good mix of regional bottles and draft. They had everything from Yards to Stoudt's to Weyerbacher and Victory. The waitresses were friendly and efficient, and were very patient with us taking time to study the beer list and menu. This is a fun place to visit.

07-31-2005 19:55:55 | More by ChappyCubsFan
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped on a Saturday afternoon about 2pm. The place was about half empty when we arrived, but was packed by the time we left.

There was a selection of about 10 taps (many of them Weyerbacher) and 50-60 bottles.

The food we selected was delicious and in more than adequate portions (my wife and I both took half our sandwiches home). Service was excellent. the waitress was attentive and prompt with beer and food delivery.

I would highly reccomend a stop here if you are in the area or passing by on Interstate 78. (it is only several minutes off the Interstate)

As a side note, the waitress told us that they were losing their lease soon, and would have to move. I wish them the best of luck finding a new location.

03-30-2008 19:32:45 | More by tgbljb
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Lupe

New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in after visiting the Weyerbacher open house.

Very cool place. Like the vibe, it wasn't too cheesy with the goth/Halloween theme. Nice and dark, brick one the lower parts of the walls and lit with candles and string lights. Service was attentive, helpful, and slow-paced - nice for a lazy afternoon. I couldn't decide between two IPAs on the menu, so the waitress offered a sample of each to help me make my decision.

Great beer selection. 10 on tap - all regional with about half coming from Weyerbacher and a big bottled list covering many styles.

Food was excellent. The nachos where top notch - best ever. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich - grilled instead of fried and very good. The dipping sauce for the fries was a mayo made with Blithering Idiot and was awesome. My gf had the mini me salad - great mozzarella.

Reasonably priced, especially for the quality of the food & beer - hard to beat a $4 draft. We left the open house a little early since it was packed. The restaurant was pretty empty when we got there, but within the hour it was packed. Seemed like a lot of people from the event headed there for a bite. And with good reason.

03-30-2008 16:24:48 | More by Lupe
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jdg204

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

One of the Lehigh Valley's great homes for craft brews, Which Brew is my fav pub in the area.

A: The whole goth feel is pretty neat and they sell it really well with the ambiance and costumes.

Q: Unique and creative menu on both the food and brew catagories.

Svc: Servers are always very pleasant, prompt, and knowledgeable about the menu.

Sel: Always have a nice variety of regional brews including all the Weyerbacher offerings during their seasons.

F: Have some pretty cool items, wife and I chose the Portabela Sandwich/Burger, Humus, and a Pear Tart for dessert. All were excellent.

03-02-2008 04:52:15 | More by jdg204
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Kwak

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

this place was kool we got their in the afternoon and the bar was almost full it looked like all locales every single person at the bar was drinking out of their own mugs.(I belong to the mug club at my local and nobody ever drinks out of theirs including me). everybody was friendly the service was good all the barmaids were young heavily tattooed girls who actually had an opinion about the beer their were serving. the beers were fairly priced, with a good selection. the food was good we only had app.hope to go back soon to try more food and have more beer.

02-15-2008 07:25:50 | More by Kwak
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claytri

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

The same day I visited Porter's we crossed the street to check out Which Brew. Loved the atmosphere. It was a very goth feel to it complete with purple lights and appropriate decorations. This was complemented by great indie rock on the sound system. A nice touch was the shot of Old Heathen they were giving everyone that night. A nice but limited selection on tap, with about another 40 in bottle. They did serve several Weyerbachers, which is nice since that is one of the local breweries. Definately one I will have to get back to and spend more time at.

02-03-2008 23:16:08 | More by claytri
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wtrbeer

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Very nice place in Easton. I always hit the which brew after going to Weyerbacher and getting some beer. There is a whole theme to this place (Halloween) I guess because of the whole which/witch brew thing?--and they do have a very nice selection of beer, that does make you say which brew should I have? They rotate the list often, and you can get some interesting Weyerbacher stuff that really isn't released to the masses. There food is very good, but to be honest I can only vouch for their pizza and buffalo chicken sandwhich. And the buffalo chicken is the best I've ever had...period (not kidding). They also serve their french fries with an amazing dipping sauce using the blithering idiot from Weyerbacher. It is usually not to crowded either after you go to Weyerbacher, but I have no idea how it is on a weekend night. I really like this place, and consider it a place you have to go to after going to Weyerbacher. Nice people, nice place.

01-23-2008 23:34:13 | More by wtrbeer
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3leggeddub

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Took me a while to discover this place on my returns to the Lehigh Valley to visit friends and family, but I'm so glad my friend introduced me to it.

It's two blocks down the street from Porters' Pub and is the hipster beergeek ying to the trad old school yang of Porters'.

There’s a big selection here with 10 taps and 40-some odd bottles. Selections seem to rotate through pretty quickly so what was there one week might be gone the next. Creatures of habit will be dismayed while experimenters will revel. Every time I've been there I've managed to have at least 2 beers I've never come across before. Given that the Weyerbacher brewery isn't that far away you can always find a few of their tasty treats in stock.

I can't speak for the food, but my friends vouch for it.

Prices are reasonable. Atmosphere is cavern/crypt-like with lots of nooks, exposed brick, and ghoulish knick-knacks that caters to a younger crowd that wants a quasi dive/rock bar look and surly service, but with good beer and no risk of being knifed in the bathroom.

Staff is very knowledgeable and even put up with our group’s Abbott & Costello act thanks to a misprint on their holiday Mad Elf special.

They do have live music there, which if you don't like what's playing you can try to escape it in a small dining room off the main bar area. I've only been there 3 or so times, but I like it more and more each time I go back.

01-11-2008 22:20:12 | More by 3leggeddub
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vikingloki

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Went there last Saturday for lunch, and we had the whole place to ourselves. Tara told us we could sit where we wanted, so we went outside to the deck. Didn't have a spectacular view, but it was great to be outside with good food and beer.

Even though Tara wasn't a "beer chick" ( her words) she was VERY knowledgable about everything they had and did an awesome pour on the Young's Double Chocolate Stout. We kinda were probably a PIA to her - she had alot of walking back inside and out for us. She was the best server we had in ages.

Our appetizer was great, sandwiches were awesome, beer is always GREAT! and the tab was very reasonable, 4 beers, appitizer and sandwiches totaled out at about $40.00. Will go back,love it!

10-25-2007 20:56:54 | More by vikingloki
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StonyB

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

So it's a Saturday afternoon, and you like good beer. What's a Beer Advocate to do? Well, if you live anywhere close to Easton, Pennsylvania, you put on your drinking shoes and head there like a heat-seeking missile...

On the border of PA and NJ, Easton makes for a really nice day to wallow in craft beer (a shout out to Lew Bryson for his recent article in BA magazine - thanks for the tip). Start out at Weyerbacher Brewery, enjoy samples of many of their fine beers, and take the tour. A quick 5-minute drive later, visit Porters' Pub, a classic local bar with fine food and a good bottled selection. Then, just a block away, across the street, enter the world of Which Brew...

A welcome part of any city's bar scene, Which Brew is a must for a serious beer fan. The first thing you'll notice is the dark, almost goth-like atmosphere. Clearly aiming for a faux-horror theme, Which Brew is peppered with hanging bats, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, ghouls, etc. Depending on your taste, you may find this cool and macabre fun, or a bit hokey...

If you can, grab one of the 12 to 14 seats available at the 2-sided bar. Otherwise, there's 8 tables towards the back, and if the sun is shining, a large patio with 9 more tables for drinking al fresco.

Check out the beer menu...10 taps, 36 bottles. The taps are well-chosen and offer something for everyone, unless you like Natty Light. Recent offerings included Ommegang Three Philosophers, Stone Smoked Porter, Troegs HopBack Amber and Heavy Seas Weizenbock. Not bad at all. And it gets better...flag down one of the young, attractive female bartenders, and order a flight. For 5 bucks you get five 4oz samples from the tap list, a great way to try several different beers at an affordable price...

Interestingly, there are no TV's, video games or jukeboxes, although low-key rock plays in the background. Here it's all about the atmosphere, beer and food. Yes, they serve food and it's pretty darn good. I enjoyed their take on Manhattan Clam Chowder, while my buddy Steve was very pleased with both the gazpacho and chicken mole' chili...so feel free to grab some grub when you're here.

Other odds and ends...the prices are very reasonable, $4-5 for 16 oz pints, and fairly priced bottles as well. The brick facade on several walls adds a nice, classy touch. And if your dog gets too lonely staying at home, bring the scamp with you...Which Brew is dog-friendly...

A perfect ending to a perfect day in Easton, Which Brew is a fun and darkly cool way to throw down some tasty beer...

**Stony's Biscuit** - Like many other bars, Which Brew offers their patrons the opportunity to join a mug club. Ah, but there's a twist to this one...you don't have to drink x amount of beers to get a prize. All you have to do is a pay an annual fee. You will then be rewarded with your own sharp-looking 20 oz mug...which will be filled for the same price as a regular 16 oz pint. That's 25% more beer for you non-math majors out there...

07-17-2007 01:06:37 | More by StonyB
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Which Brew in Easton, PA
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