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Cobblestone's

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BA SCORE
88
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 7.77%
Taps: 65
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

205 S George St
York, Pennsylvania, 17401-5501
United States
phone: (717) 848-3866

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cobblestoneyork

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(Place added by: yemenmocha)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

The address given is a bit deceptive as you actually have to transit a little east to get to a long hallway that opens onto a double-doorway with the M.D.S. to the immediate right. The immenseness of the place was striking, especially given the slightly raised center area with high-backed, pew-like seating bisecting the initial entry to the place. Pool tables ran down the left wall and Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee was due for a visit and demonstration. A racetrack-like, oval-shaped bar ran most of the second half of the first floor and I sat (with Uncle Steve) just inside of the second turn. An admixture of booths and standard table seating with chairs ran down the left wall, culminating in both the servers’ area and the lavatories, slightly to the left. Upstairs, accessible via twin staircases in the centerline, was table and chair seating with TV monitors at each station.
Ambiance: Lighting was low-key, befitting a pool hall, with satellite jukeboxes, numerous electronic games PLUS they have both Countdown Satellite Trivia and Trivia-Aoke on Thursday nights with trivia from 2000 to 2200 and karaoke from 2200 to close. I am not a karaoke buff, but I loves me some trivia!
Beer: 67 taps, 3 N2/slow pour, 1 cask. I was VERY impressed, not only by their draft selection, but by the fact that they offered six-ounce mini-drafts (schooners/micro-pours) of anything and everything.
Owner: Vernon Shire Brewer: Dan Seidenck

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of Tucquan
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I've visited here a number of times over the last few years as it is about 30 minutes from my home. They often have beers that I'm interested in, including some hard to find ones. For example, they had Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp #29 (Ghidorah) on-tap, which is the only place I've ever seen it.

Just this past week I was able to get growlers of Jolly Pumpkin Bam and Troegs Perpetual IPA.

They have about ~60 taps. Service has been friendly and if you get a chance to meet and talk to Dan, do so as you'll be chatting with a fellow that can brew himself and talks knowledgeably about craft beers. In fact, Cobblestones is trying to get a license from the city of York to do on-premise brewing, which Dan would lead.

This isn't your typical city bar. The room is cavernous, dimly lit with big screen TVs (with no volume - thankfully) and good rock music playing over the speakers. There's a balcony level too. They have happy hours and weekend specials.

They do a good job of keeping the on-tap beers updated on their website although their web master could get-busy and format it differently so it is easier to read.

Check it out if you get a chance. I think you'll enjoy it.

Photo of mahargcornsilk
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Cobblestones seems to be some sort of old ballroom or something, really big and lots of booth seating and a huge bar. I prefer a dive bar atmosphere so this isn't so comfortable to me, this seems more of a place to get a mediocre meal and drink pitchers of bud light, but they do have a pretty great micro selection.

This place seems to have the best overall selection in York, which I guess really isn't saying much. They have different nights with discounted growler fills on Troegs, Stoudts, Rogue, and I believe LBC now, which is the only reason I've ever gone.

The bartenders don't really know too much about all the different styles, which seems to be par for the course around here.

They have a good amount of beer on tap but since a great deal of people frequenting the place only buy macros, a lot of the microbrew kegs can be active well past their prime and I've had a few bad experiences with that.

The bottle selection is pretty decent, and is the only reason I've ever tried an Old Rasputin which was pretty awesome.

As for food, it sucks and is overpriced, but I don't go to bars for food anyway...

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

A: Stopped in on a Friday night. There were plenty of people there, but since the place is so big it did not seem like it was overly busy. A long big horseshoe shaped bar, ample seating. Lots of tables and booths all around the place and upstairs. There are pool tables, trivia, a few other games, and plenty of TV's.

Q: Based on the beers I had, there were no problems.

S: The service was just fine. The bartenders were for the most part knowledgable and friendly and quite prompt.

S: There are tons of beers on tap. 60+ beers on tap, lots of local selection, pa beers and others from around the country and world. There are also plenty of bottles.

F: It is your typical bar food type, nothing stand out here, but nothing bad. You come here for the beer not the food IMO.

Photo of daveGsus
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

a nice spacey place, room to breathe. I've eaten here a few times nothing special but it is definitely not bad. I make a trip here once a month to get a sampler(6) of the new beers. the price of the sampler varies, depending on what you get. cobblestones has the largest selection in york and they keep a heavy rotation of draft and bottled beer. the only downfall of the place is just like most places in york, the patrons are not very socialable. all in all if you are within 50-75 miles of the place you should surely check it out.

Photo of Phenom
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The best place in York to get a quality beer. Basically a big sports bar, with lots of TV's and pool tables. The food is decent, the waitstaff average, the bartenders usually will let you sample a draft beer before buying.

The real highlight of this place is the beer list. They have a pretty impressive list of draft and bottled beer that seems to turn over fairly often. There is a good mix between PA craft brews (Troegs, Weyerbacher, Lancaster, Victory) and other US craft brews (Stone, Boulder, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Rogue), and a few imports, plus the usual macros. Chances are good you will find something new to interest you. For instance, last time I was pleasantly surprised to see bombers of Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA.

My biggest complaint on the last trip was that two of my glasses did not seem to be properly rinsed, there was a bit of a soapy smell/taste. So if you order a bottled beer I would recommend giving your glass a sniff before pouring.

Considering the limited choices in York, this is a pretty decent place that is worth a visit.

Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

York is my old stomping grounds and Cobblestone's represents the best of what's around.

Atmosphere: The place is huge, spread out over two levels with pool tables and televisions galore. The place is a ghost town during the day but a madhouse at night, especially on weekend nights. If you're looking for a veritable meat market with a nice tap line-up, head here!

Quality: Cleanliness is not a problem but tap turnover can be. Overall though, there is nothing to complain about.

Service: The waitstaff, while harried, does a decent job. I've never had an order severely screwed up, nor has the wrong beer arrived in front of me. Can't speak to the bartenders, as I've never ponied up to the bar.

Selection: Nice draft selection, with a whole slew of micros, including the entire local line-up (varying from Victory to Troegs to Lancaster to Stoudt's), along with a nice domestic line-up that has included DFH, Anchor and Bells (thanks, I'm sure, to Westy's).

Food: Pub grub mostly with some entrees that rise above. This is a good place to order a few plates of nachos and wings and have some good beers.

Value is reasonable, especially when there aren't any other alternatives in York.

Photo of tgbljb
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Arrived early on a Saturday afternoon. The establishment was virtually empty and we were told to seat ourselves. The building is pretty nice. It looks like an old theater that has been converted into a bar. The wautress arrived promptly and presented us with a food and beer menu. The bottle ant tap selection were definitely above average. It is getting more difficult to find eating places within 45 minutes of home that have new beers for me to try, but thos place suceeded. Our drink order was served and our food order taken. The beers were great, and the food was also tasty, and reasonably priced. My suggestion to you if you would like to visit this place is to do it for lunch, because it looks like it torns into a wild macro bar at night.

Photo of Deuane
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Hit this place just after 4 PM, the start of Happy Hour (4-6)...all pints $1 off, and stayed through till 7 PM or so.

Place is plenty big with a huge bar and lots of table seating. It is wide open and gets a bit loud when busy. Wish it was non-smoking as the open configuration does not stop smoke from flowing all over the place. Plenty of big screen TV's for the sports nutz.

All in all not a bad place..and considering it is in York...well it's outstanding. This city cant keep a brewpub open to save it's life so to have a bar with 67 taps (60 different beers) with at least 2/3 of them being micros is astounding!

Our bartender, James, did a good job overall but at times he got a bit overwhelmed by our group and the others huddling around the huge bar...it would have been nice for him to have had some help, especially later on in the evening.

I found the selections to be very nice and had no trouble finding a few things to drink, Anchor X-mas 07, Bells Kalamazoo Stout and Victory Hop Wallop.

As far as quality I think that some of the beers may sit on tap for a bit too long. All of the hoppy beers we had were not bright and fresh...save the V HP which was a brand new keg. The hop character in the others seemed muted. The malty brews tasted just fine though, so I do not think it was a line issue.

I has a classic burger with Gouda and it was done spot on. A very nicely done burger. The food that my friends had looked good as well and they commented that everything was good tasting.

Overall a good place to hit if in York...it's not like you have a lot of choices!

Photo of travise
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I must say that they have improved their focus on craft beer. I've periodically visited Cobblestone's for about 4 years now and just recently they have gotten a lot more interesting local beers on tap and they even have some promo beer verbage on their placemats which is nice to see.
The food is definately above average. I've had a tuna stir fry a few times that isn't half bad.
All in all I find myself visiting quite a bit more lately, especially since my homebrew club meets here monthly...which I have to say is very cool of them to allow us to do that. Check'em out.

Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Cobblestone's is located in the former Knights of Columbus location a few blocks from the square opposite from the Post Office in York, Pennsylvania.

I arrived with my date on a Friday night at approximately 7pm to a moderately populated bar and dining room. We sat at the bar in decent view of the taps under the array of large screen televisions displaying sports programs of all types.

The bartender happened to be a former co-worker who greeted us and took our drink order moments after taking our seats. The tap selection included Stoudt's DIPA, Rogue Chocolate, Chimay, Dogfish head 90 min, Bell's Two Hearted, Blue Point, Troeg's Nugget Nectar among other Macro and Imports.
EDIT - I have returned twice since and received good service from James and others and it seems the emphasis on being familiar with the beer menu has improved. I found the quality to be slightly better and will probably come back soon since the tap selection is better than I remember with some belgians and more seasonals.

Our food order was placed and received in a timely manner. I ordered a Mushroom Veggie Gouda wrap, while my date order a Turkey avacodo with sundried tomato wrap with waffle cut fries. I had a side order of Jamaican jerk hot wings that were sufficiently spicy. The food was served hot ( the wraps were cold) and was flavorful. The menu had nice descriptions of style and taste profiles for the unfamiliar. Victory, Stone and Sierra Nevada were also available. A patron complained about the flavor of her Hoegarden white ale while were there and management handled it gracefully replacing the glass with another product.

The atmosphere changed slightly in the time we spent. It has a gymnasium/sports bar feel and tended to be loud and smokey at times, but not unbearable. The jukebox was stocked with a decent selection and you could not direct your attention in any direction without seeing a Tv. The bartenders seemed slightly distracted as the bar began to fill up, but remained attentive.

The option for house recipe martinis and wings seemed like a nice touch. Dinner Specials were slightly high priced but overall the food seemed like a decent value. Drafts were reasonably priced with bottles comparable in value. I enjoyed my visit since I live about a mile and a half from the establishment and it has about the best draft selection in the county. I have walked home after a rousing session of Karaoke upstairs at Cobblestone's, and most likely I will return.

Photo of John_M
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Had occasion to drive up to York this past Sunday and sample Cobblestone's.

Can't say this is a fabulous place, but it was pretty good. The place is immense with a very high ceiling and a large, wrap around bar area in the back. The bar tender was very personable, and given that the place was virtually empty, service was excellent.

Cobblestone advertises that they have 67 taps, which is, I think, a bit misleading. I don't doubt they have that many, but the number includes macros and every predictable import (Bass, Boddington, Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Pilsner Urquell, etc.) you can probably imagine. As a result, the actual number of local/interesting craft brews is probably closer to 20/25. No matter, Cobblestone's has a very nice selection, and I had an oppotunity to try on draft for the first time the Stoudt DIPA and the Sly Fox Odyssey. Both were quite good.

The food here was OK, if nothing really special. Split the crab dip with a friend, which while good, I thought just a bit pricey for what we got ($12 for what really was a pretty small portion served in a bread bowl). My wings were no better then mediocre, though my friend's shrimp salad looked pretty good.

I'm not sure if I will venture up to York again any time soon, but if I do I would not hesitate to stop by Cobblestones.

Photo of fordfan4life7
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have visited Cobblestone's a couple of times being that I am only about 20 minutes away. The food is pretty good for being a sports bar, I recommend the Rueben and the onion rings are homemade and are delicious.

I have only been there on Fridays and Saturdays but before the late night crowd has shown up. I would suggest going around 5 or 6. The service is sometimes slow but every time I have felt that it was worth the wait. Also there are tv's everywhere so you can watch tv to pass the time, and all of the booths actually have their own tv. It can sometimes get a little smoky, especially since cigars are allowed.

I have found that the beer selection is wonderful. The selection is different from month to month and each table has a little book to show you what is on tap, although I have gone when it was the end or beginning of a month and they didn’t have the book updated. Most of the beer there is from the central Pa area like Stoudt's, Lancasters, Troegs, and others but I have seen Stone, Dogfish Head, and some others on the list as well. They do have about 50 taps with only a few of them being macro's. Another thing that I liked is that you can get your beer served in a snifter (they call it a goblet). There is also a bar upstairs but it only has about 5 taps and none of them are micro's.

I would have to say I really enjoyed going there and plan on making many trips back and would suggest it to anyone.

Photo of mjc410
3.59/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Visited here with my fiancee in her hometown of York, PA, on 11/3/06. This place is an odd amalgam - a sports bar in a very open, airy two floor room with overlooking balconies, with an incredible draught selection. I like the openness, despite the mostly macro beer decor. The two beers I had were obviously well-cared for. The service was terrible - it took forever to get attention from the two tenders behind the bar (not enough of them, either). Another gripe is that the taps are so far away from the bar that they're hard to read, and the beer menu is not quite up-to-date. Again, the draught selection is wild, with around thirty craft taps, which are isolated from the macro selection. Stone, Bell's, Vic'ry, Weyerbacher were the highlights, although there were many more I can't remember. I would like to go back here midday or on a non-weekend and spend a few hours with the taps. Recommended despite the service!

Photo of cupbeerman
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Located in downtown York, PA, Cobblestone's is a sports bar with a lot of great beer. Cobblestone's is located in what looks to be an old movie theater, with the bar being in the lobby. The place is huge; inside with about a bar that seats about two dozen people and there are around fifty tables as well. With Cobblestone's being a sports bar, there are TV's everywhere.

The beer is very good here. They have 50 taps with only about a dozen being macros. The beer selection is local (which is not a bad thing), so this place is not the place to get an import draft. These local selections included four Troegs, five Lancaster’s, two Appalachians, two Victories, four Weyerbachers, three Stoudts and three Dogfish Heads. A few regional beers such as Rogue and Anchor fill out the tap list. I did not ask to see a bottle list so I don't know what they have bottle-wise. The beers are served in pint glasses and prices are good (a draft of Lancaster Hefe was 3.75).

Overall a great place to have a quick beer. I did not have the food, but the service was fine. However, the best thing was that while I was there, they poured more craft beer than macro beer.

Photo of beergeek279
4.36/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere: Located in downtown York, Cobblestone's was inside of an old movie house. As such, the inside is remarkably spacious, with a very large first floor and a balcony featuring tables all around the 2nd. The bar features a good 15 pool tables inside with a variety of other entertainment such as Golden Tee, NTN and electronic darts. Cobblestone's is clearly a sports bar, with 3 large projection TVs and 4 picture tube TVs over the bar along with TVs in all sorts of places and even a 13" at every booth. The bar was fairly large, with 30+ seats on 3 sides around a very large central island bar with taps at at least 3 stations. The clientele was fairly young and vibrant, and much to my heart it seemed that more glasses were amber-colored (or darker) than straw gold, so most of the people who went seemed to appreciate good beer on their night out.

Quality/Selection: Well, if there was ever a place that personified "think global, drink local", it would be Cobblestones. There were at least 40 taps, including 30 on the back wall, and the great majority of those were central/eastern PA breweries: the very local Troegs and Appalachian taps, Stoudts, Lancaster, Weyerbacher, Victory, along with a few breweries out of area. While that might be a bit frustrating at times, it's great to see a place that celebrates the fine beers that come out of Pennsylvania, especially with some very nice rare beers (such as Lancaster's very nice Weizen). As I said before, of course there were macro taps, but in the time that we were there it didn't seem that many were served and that the PA micro taps were pulled in great numbers.

Service: We were here on a Friday night, so clearly there was no time for the referee-clad servers to come over and chat with us. However, they seemed to have at least a decent knowledge of the beers they were pouring, and we didn't wait an inordinate time for service here.

I'm a sports fan, and I enjoy sports bars as a good place to catch a game. However, one of the great flaws in most sports bars is that the beer selection quite frankly sucks. Imagine my great surprise upon entering a place that both had a fantastic tap selection and was an unapologetic sports bar and fun place! Cobblestone's is definitely an underrated place, with enough taps (and it seems a decent rotation) to keep a beer geek happy for a while. A place I will definitely go back to on the way to Harrisburg.

Photo of 99bottles
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

As someone else pointed out, Cobblestones is an interesting place. It used to be the old K of C in York, and was bought and made into a sports bar about 5 years ago. A long hallway leads you off the street and behind a set of double doors lies the main room. It has an upstairs accessible via dual staircases that split the spacious edifice down the middle. There are pool tables to the left, and pinball/video games to the right. Straight ahead is the main bar (there's also a crappy macros only one upstaris along with a dance floor and some more tables) and above that are 3 LARGE bigscreen TVs. The tap selection is very ample, with about 40 or so lining the wall behind a pennisula-like bar with seats all around. The selection is decent, it has its macros, but it also houses many of the locals from ABC, Troeg's, and Stoudt's along with some other random but good micros from around the country (a couple Victory's of course, some DFH, sometimes Bell's, sometimes Otter Creek, sometimes Magic Hat, mostly you never know what they'll have) Prices are reasonable, especially if you're used to big-city prices. Specials are crappy, unless you love 25 cent pints of PBR (which I often do, just not here) or trashy beer girls giving you keychains. It often gets crowed as it gets later, though the new Hardware bar nearby has thinned out some of the 20 something Yorkers. I end up here all the time, but only because my lame ass high school friends drag me. I like it, don't get me wrong. But if you were born in the area sometime between 1970 and 1985, you'll soon tire of seeing people from your past and having to make small talk. Otherwise, give it a shot. It's really better than you might expect.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cobblestone's has a unique atmosphere in downtown York, PA. The entrance hallway has numerous "windows" on each side, similar to what you would find at the race track or at the movie ticket window. The bar is apparently converted from an old theatre or similar building structure.

This feature can be a good thing if you're not fond of cigarette smoke (or cigar smoke, as cigars are allowed and encouraged here) because the ceiling is about 3 stories high, with numerous large screen tv's canvassing the "theatre".

Cobblestone's offers around 40 taps, which varies considerably throughout the year. About 20% are macros but the rest faithfully represent the local breweries, especially Stoudt's and Troeg's. If there is a seasonal offered, Cobblestones will likely have it. And, they don't jack up the prices or skimp on the serving sizes on the higher alcohol draught offerings that you see at other nearby establishments (cough cough... KClingers). Occasionally during the year I'll find a week or two when the offerings are a bit low because the next seasonal has not been released, but overall I can always find a new brew to try, almost weekly.

Food is standard American, perhaps slightly Italian fare. Prices are reasonable. Above average in taste/quality, however nothing is outstanding yet nothing is bad either.

The guys work the bar so if you prefer a female server you'll have to take a table. You might suspect that the mgmt. encourages Hooter's style clothing but maybe the servers just prefer to dress that way.

Happy Hours are not necessarily BA friendly (the good happy hour deals, i.e. $1.75 pitchers are macros only, PBR is offered at this price often) but the usual $1 off deals apply across the board.

Around dinner time to early evening is ideal for a BA who is seeking to try a few brews. The place almost has a family atmosphere at that time as children are often seen dining with the folks. After 9 or 10 the place is more of a college hangout though, and the music is a bit loud.

Cobblestone's in York, PA
88 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.