The Auld Shebeen
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
2.75/5 rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$
We live nearby, and had read nothing but glowing reviews about this place in the county magazine, so we gave it a shot. In short, it was nothing special. The only impressive aspect of the joint is the joint itself, which apparently was built out of the wooden remains of some church imported from Ireland. The tap variety was ho-hum, the freshness was suspect (possibly something wrong with the tapping mechanism?), and the service didn't exactly stand out either. The food tasted re-heated, and a quick survey of the cuisine on the tables nearby looked exceedingly fried. I would go to this place and take pictures, but then leave shortly thereafter.
07-27-2009 20:45:18 | More by donniecuffs
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4.18/5 rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We almost didn't stop in due to the old reviews.
Its much improved from the older reviews.
Service was excellent, corteous and quick. The hostess greeted us at the door and escorted us right to the bar at our request.
The Barman, Michael was friendly, helpful and really enjoyed talking "Beer".
The tap selection was decent, the standbys were indeed there but 7 taps were rotators featuring micros and local micros. Getting a taste prior to ordering a pint was no problem.
The food was very good. The burger was cooked med rare as ordered and the casa-dillas were excellent as well. The food portions were more than adequate.
I think the prices were in line with typical hotel eateries, except the top shelf liquor prices were excessive. A 2oz pour single malt was $30.
It can be a challenge to find the place due to restricted Left turns and low visibility signage.
Keep looking the place is worth a stop.
04-30-2012 15:17:21 | More by mikewold
3.33/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Stopped in here really to tak some pictures of the place as I have heard it is simply stunning and they were right! Authentic is a whole new meaning when you use the same wooden beams from ireland! Great charm and atmosphere here as you eally got tht warm and cozy feeling from the place. But theat is about where it ends. Tap and bottle selection is no better then you would expect at an upscale pub in a hotel, Sierra being the go to beer here. Prices were a little high given the lack of selection and the staff really was just there, not really a beery heaven so to speak. For shear looks though its a must stop, but go somewhere lse o have a beer.
12-12-2009 19:12:38 | More by mikesgroove
3.44/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
This authentic Irish pub can be found inside the Marriott in Whippany, NJ. An unlikely location, but I suppose the hotel is trying to pull in the $$$ from their high-rolling clients. And hey, when you're getting comped for all your expenditures from the corporation you work for, you can "afford" a $7 beer.
The most notable thing about the Auld Shebeen is the atmosphere. Absolutely outstanding in every way. According to the history of the bar, it was actually assembled in Ireland, then disassembled and shipped here, to New Jersey. There are 17th century wooden beams structuring the pub, with large stones as the floor and walls, as well as other vintage materials all around (old church seats were used to make the actual bar). Every pain has been made to assure authenticity and realism. Fantastic. A truly beautiful, wholly impressive (aesthetically, at least) pub.
The overall quality gets high marks again, just because of the amount of effort and detail put into the design.
Service is average. The bartenders are probably overworked, and come across as so - rushed and uninterested in their jobs.
Selection, along with value, are the low points. There are no special offerings at this bar. The "standout" beers are Anchor Steam, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (both common offerings in the craft beer world), if that tells you anything. It's only downhill from there: BudMillerCoors, HarpBassGuinness, etc. You will be disappointed if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.
Prices are horrendus, as you can imagine, being a hotel bar. Happy hour prices for an "import" draft beer are $4 each. I dont even want to know what regular prices are.
Stop in The Auld Shebeen if you are in the area. Stop just to see the gorgeous architecture, maybe have a water, and then go to ShopRite liquors for some decent beer.
09-17-2005 05:04:55 | More by chOAKbarrell
The Auld Shebeen in Whippany, NJ
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.