1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lancaster Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lancaster Brewing CompanyLancaster Brewing Company
very good

125 Ratings
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 3,784
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 12
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

302 N. Plum St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602
United States
phone: (717) 391-6258

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lancasterbrew‎

Hours as of April 2014:
Kitchen - 11:30 - 10 pm Sunday through Thursday
11:30 - 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday
Bar - 11:30 - Midnight Sunday through Thursday
11:30 - 2 am Friday and Saturday

To-Go: 6 packs, 22oz Bombers, Screw Top and Flip Top Growlers, Kegs, Cases, and Sixtels

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev +2%

Stopped by here on my way through town. The place had just opened for business on a Wednesday and the dining room area was already filling up. You enter the dimly lit establishment with the bar area to the left and the dining area to the right. The brewing equipment is set across from the entrance and located on the bottom floor, but the top of the big tanks are in plain view. You can look over the railing and see the rest of the equipment a brewers. The floor is covered in strange rubber mats...but they add to the place somehow. I settled down at the bar (small L shape) and tasted a few of the offerings.

They had their usual suspects on draft as well as a few "draft only" brews. You can also buy cases, sixers and mix and match sixers to go.

The staff was friendly and courteous. Even the host at the door knew his beer and helped me select a mixed six pack to go.

I will stop by here again the next time Lancaster, PA calls on me!

mgbickel, Mar 16, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ed2
4/5  rDev +2%

Ed2, Friday at 06:33 PM
Photo of Wortman1998
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Wortman1998, Wednesday at 03:57 PM
Photo of JPowell712
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

JPowell712, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of beoirific
1/5  rDev -74.5%

beoirific, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Stihlsaw
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Stihlsaw, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of JHop
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JHop, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of hnk2007
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Beautiful old tobacco warehouse turned brewery - CLASSIC!

hnk2007, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of beermeister9
4/5  rDev +2%

beermeister9, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Vogt52
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Vogt52, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of RexBanner
4/5  rDev +2%

RexBanner, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TrackcoachLVPA, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +2%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

wrightst, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of MobileMike
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MobileMike, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of jzmaui1
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jzmaui1, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of jhlosito75
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jhlosito75, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Kuromaru
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Kuromaru, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

oriolesfan4, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Visiting the restaurant at the brewery for lunch/dinner on a Sunday afternoon.

The atmosphere is cool, rustic/industrial, exposed brick and steel beams that appear to be original to the building. Also a bar area and a smal merch area behind the attendant stand, and I think there was a porch.

They had 14 beers on tap, and you can order a sampler of them all. All of their regulars, a few seasonals and specials. A wide variety of styles, so you could definitely find a style you like. However most of the beers were just "okay". Probably the Milk Stout and Hop Buggy were the tops.

Food was good - I had the Steak Frites, which was great. Service was good - only complaint is that our calamari appetizer came out to the table after our entrees.

jmdrpi, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Lorenzous
4/5  rDev +2%

Lorenzous, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SharkNado
4/5  rDev +2%

SharkNado, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +2%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

Stopped by here for dinner and to try a few of their brews. Right off the bat, you'll notice their parking lot is pretty small and if it's full, you have to find on-street parking like we did, which we luckily found close by. Once inside, we were told about the parking across the street after we were seated. Some signage would've been nice. Oh well, nothing a few beers can't fix.

Our server was prompt, knowledgable and friendly. I defaulted to their IPA and was not disappointed. Not the greatest but certainly drinkable. The wife tried the lager and the daughter the Celtic Rose. The lager was decent but we all agreed that the Celtic was not what we expected.

Our food order was taken promptly, and we were served piping hot meals that were appealing to the eye and very tasty. We had two pizzas that were both very good and quite filling.

Overall we were pleased with the experience, enjoyed the food and atmosphere and would certainly return again.


MoorBeerPlz, May 15, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lancaster Brewing Company in Lancaster, PA
88 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.