Andy's Corner Bar

Andy's Corner BarAndy's Corner Bar
Andy's Corner BarAndy's Corner Bar
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

257 Queen Anne Rd
Bogota, New Jersey, 07603-1420
United States

(201) 342-9887 | map
andyscornerbar.blogspot.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.47
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.74%
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 59
Photo of ElGuapo
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Edit: After having been to Andy's on numerous occasions, I try to stop by once a week. The selection changes almost completely weekly. Service is top notch. The promo nights are excellent, and it is great to meet brewers in such a cozy bar with good people. For me, it doesn't get much better than having a few brews at Andy's.

My first real beer bar experience, and what a good one at that.

I went on a Monday night, and it was extremely quiet. It was very nice to sit down and watch some motorcycle shows while enjoying a few great brews. A friend and I had great conversation with the bartender. We basically learned how to build a Triumph from the bolts up.

The bar was very nice and clean with very simple decoration. All the beers were served in the correct glassware. The selection was not out of this world, but it was very good, and I will be able to pick up a few new ones from time to time. That is, of course, if I can manage to pass up on a few favorites on tap and cask.

This is one excellent bar, and being only 15 minutes away from me at school, it will certainly serve as my local bar. I will definitely journey to this fine establishment when I am back at home which will probably be near an hour away.

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They are quick to make conversation and friends.

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Photo of slander
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I should have ventured by here a long damn time ago. So much time wasted at shitty bars when Andy's was nestled practically right under my nose. Oh, dear boy, the pain, the pain.

Andy's is the deal. What more can I say? 8-10 rotating taps of great beers and a cask or two to boot, and let me tell you, you don't see cask anywhere out here in Bergen County. Andy's is a place where you'll see good regional breweries represented. Heavyweight, Flying Fish, Climax, Victory, Dogfish Head, Crooked River, Weyerbacher, Cricket Hill, Ramstein, and on and on and on and on.

Promos?? Sure they do promos. Breweries will come on out and showcase a handful of their beers, maybe something you haven't tried before, maybe something on cask, maybe something different you won't see elsewhere, and certainly you'll regret having missed it if you couldn't make it out there that night. I like seeing the brewers from the breweries come out and talk to us consumers about their wares. Pint glass giveaways and shirt raffles and the like.

A couple of coolers in the back housing a few dozen beers. Everything from American micros to good german Weisses to fine Belgian lambics. I'm like a kid in a candy store. "Ooooh, I want that, ooooh, gots to try that, but ooooh, I need that right now".

And undoubtedly the most hospitable of folks. George, Tommy, Chris, Barbara, Joe, Skip...always a friendly, knowledgeable face behind the bar. These are people who know their beer. I get greeted by name, I get a pretzel with my beer, and I get some great conversation.

Just a fantastic place to be. A great place to watch the game and a kickin' juke box too.

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Photo of IPA17
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Andy's is the "Cheers!" of NJ. Great place with great customers who know and appreciate good beer (unfortunately, they do serve some of those lousy beers that I used to drink before I discovered good beer. I won't mention Budweiser or Coors by name, however.)
The 100 beer club really makes you want to discover new beers and really helps you understand the different styles. I can't go into the place without the bartender (whoever is on duty) welcoming me by name. Not sure if a beer is for you? They'll give you a 2 ounce sample before you buy a pint. They also have promo nights where they bring in a specific brewers beer line-up and have give-aways and raffles (Rogue, Heavyweight, Otter Creek, Red Hook and River Horse have been there, just to name a few.)
Best of all, for me, is that it's 2 miles from my house. But even if it wasn't, I'd still travel far to get there and it would still be my "local" bar, it's that good.
My only complaint is that it gets very smoke-filled in this small bar. And when those cigar smokers light-up their cancer sticks, it really leaves most people gasping for fresh air. Still, I wouldn't trade this place for any other beer bar in the world. (UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!!!! Andy's is about to get even better: On April 15th, they (along with the rest of NJ) go smoke-free. No more of those cancer sticks will be allowed. Time to celebrate!!!)

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Photo of pubscout
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Andy's Corner Bar is, quite simply, a reflection of the guy who owns it--George Gray.

George is an ex-Marine--if there is such a thing--who is unpretentious, down-to-earth and up front about everything--just like his bar.

Goerge knows his beers, too, and many a craft beer fancier has learned (as Plato did from Socrates) at George's feet just by discussing his favorite subject--beer.

Looking for fancy? Don't go here. In fact, that's why I gave the place a 3 in atmosphere. I don't want you to expect that you'll walk in the joint and be in awe. That may happen when you leave, but the decor is not what will do it to you.

Looking for great beer selection, a very diverse, friendly and beer-knowledgeable clientele? Then make Andy's Corner Bar a required stop on your tour.

For icing on the cake, if you're lucky you may just meet some of the more colorful characters in the place. Many are in the beer field as writers, editors, brewers, etc.

Some are out of the ACB comic book cast of characters....and you will not forget them.

Enjoy!

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Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota, NJ
Place rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 59 ratings