Andy's Corner Bar

Andy's Corner BarAndy's Corner Bar
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4.47 w/ 59 ratings
Andy's Corner BarAndy's Corner Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

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

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54
Ratings:
59
Liked:
54
Avg:
4.47/5
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
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Photo of dsa7783
2.88/5  rDev -35.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

Stopped in here with a friend to grab a quick drink and wasn't too impressed... a very small, dark, dingy, cramped place with only a couple of tables in a dimly lit room with a small bar and only a handful of regional beers on tap... service was mediocore, nothing special or out-of-the-way... selection was about average if I'm being generous...A lady there offered take-out menus from places in the nearby area that deliver to the bar, and although the appetizer I shared wasn't that great, from what I understand, the quality of the food bears no relation to the actual bar itself... not bad because of the relatively reasonable prices, but not a place I'd want to go back and visit again...

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Photo of harryzwd
2.94/5  rDev -34.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I'm not sure why my initial review of this bar was taken down - maybe because i gave it a D- but that was indeed my experience. i understand that for a long time this was THE beer destination in northern NJ, but times have changed. I wasn't being overly hostile in my review and the passage of time has done little to change my mind that i will never go out of my way to drink at this place. The service is still terrible as is the vibe.

Momentum is not something that should be rewarded or celebrated but acknowledged. So that Andy's gets such stellar marks because of the momentum it has, is a shame.

That poster you had on your wall in high school of that knockout blonde - is no longer a knockout. Your memory might picture her that way, but the reality is far different.

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Photo of ChowHound
3.16/5  rDev -29.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I came upon this North Jersey outpost after recognizing the town of Bogota from my beerfly readings here. Once again I must mention it, and my apologies to those who are easily offended, but what is everybody thinking?? This looks as if at one time it was a small shoe store or something, and then someone took the least expensive route and turned it into a smallish neighborhood bar. Narrow, downright ugly and crowded with just a few people. The atmosphere was hellish what with all the smoke. The beer selection was good for a regular bar, but save the handpumps, nothing extraordinary going on. Selection was nothing special for NJ, mostly Flying Fish products. I actually had a difficult time finding a beer I wanted to drink, although the bottle list was decent. Andy's Porter was on cask, just a renamed Flying Fish brew according to Tom the bartender. Stella, Fullers, Avery Stout. That is all I remember of the 9 taps. No food. That was a disappointment. By far the worst thing about Andy's however, was the smoke. There was no apparent ventilation system of any kind, and two guys were smoking big, fat, smelly cigars while every one else in the place were sucking on burning cigarettes. Horrible.

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Photo of beenitty
3.63/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Stopped by this place for Troegs night for their Wednesday hostings.

Within 5 seconds of walking in, an older gentelman (his name escapes me) walks up to me and introduces himself. He welcomes me to Andy's and notices that I'm a first timer. He introduces me to Barb (bartender) and a few other locals posted at the bar. We talk for a minute about beer etc. Reminds me of the southern hospitality that is common in Texas.

The decor is "polished" to say the least very nice looking place compared to what it looks like on the outside.

Aesthetics aside. The beer was good, had a few Troegs, but I was a little surprised on the prices. I ordered Scratch #41 Choc Stout. 7$?!
And this was at 5pm. My only solace was getting a pretzel out of it. I know alot of places dont include happy hour with their hostings. Thats fine. However, Copper Mine Pub which is ~15 minutes from here. Only charge 7-8$ as a max for super high ABV beers, and they take 1$ off all beers before 8pm. To be fair, I got my growler fill of Nugget Nectar for 14$, when other places were charging 15-16$. It seems like thier pricing is a bit off because all their drafts are 7$. Usually youd pay less for a Weissbier than an Imperial Stout.

Ive seen some of the bad reviews. I've only been there once but the people were super friendly, some of the friendliest I've come across in a bar. So I can't say I can agree with the rudeness. However, the guy George does look a bit rough, so I cant say I'm shocked by what I've read. I probably wont be back unless they have something insane on tap, which they typically dont as I usually follow most bars in the city on BeerMenus, and also because Copper Mine simply has a better operation going on.

Decent Spot, Not Really Reccommended unless they tap some rarities.

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Photo of piano
3.65/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5

I was a semi regular, until the owner/bartender George asked me to leave then threatened to throw me out. I had 3 very fine glasses of Beer, I can't knock the beer, I then asked politely for a couple of glasses of water. I am a responsible drinker, I like to enjoy my beer, I don't drink to get drunk. George started yelling at me, saying that he can't make money if I order water, and commented that I was taking up space. ....Yes the bar was busy on a Saturday night but the stool to the right of me was empty as well as a couple of others, most of the patrons were friends congregating around the tables. George said this is the night I make money, that I was taking up his seat, and that it was for paying customers...(Which I was)... He added that he can't make money from me ordering water. I said I could see his point if I didn't order 3 Beers already and if the bar was packed two deep and people were jockeying for a stool, his comment was he is not going to argue with me and he will throw me out if he has to. I can guarantee no one took my stool after I left. Maybe I'm naive but I was shocked at the treatment I received. ( a couple of times in the past I ordered a beer and George said you are very demanding tonight....I can assure you that I ordered just like anyone else would order a beer. Let me know what you think [email protected]

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Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of jaluria
3.8/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I'm a bit perplexed by this bar in that the focus is certainly quality drinks whether it is beer you are interested in or fine scotch, whiskey, etc. There are 7 or 8 taps with 1 cask available along with 2 coolers of various bottles.

While I was there, the tap list consisted for mostly regional beers; Sly Fox, Brooklyn, and Ramstein. They seem to rotate beers frequently and clean out the lines weekly which is great.

What I didn't like about the bar was that the bar itself was rather small with only 6 tables or so and there really wasn't much going on. 2 small TVs off to the sides of the bar for entertainment and that's it. I think the bar is in great need of a revamped jukebox and a pool table. Maybe it's just me, but without a food menu, there really isn't much to do in the bar making it a place I won't be going to again unless I happen to be nearby and have some time to blow.

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Photo of markgugs
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I stopped in for a brew on a road trip to play Disc golf in Bucks county. Residential location, only a few quick turns off of routes 80 or 287, not far from the GWB. Friendly barkeep, looked like a local and "regulars" kind of place. Tap selections were strong, but nothing truly earth shattering. Nice feature is the full fridge of singles available to stay or to go. Picked up a few I hadnt seen before. It was nice to visit and check this place out. No real reason to go if you have access to the brew places in the city. If not, its worth a visit to soak up many worthwhile brews and some nice friendly athmosphere.

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Photo of winetrdr
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This bar is in a interesting place. Not sure how a beer bar ends up in small town like Bogota but nonetheless, it's here. You'd never stop at this place if you didn't know what it was. No beer signs in the window and it's pretty much just a storefront type of place. There are a few bartop tables and the bar. It's quite a bit smaller than I expected. Three TVs tuned to college football(it's Saturday) and a group of what look to be regulars. Not a bad selection but nothing special. Climax, DFH, Heavyweight, Flying Fish, Smithwicks, Bud, SN Pale Ale and a few others. I assume the bartender was the son of the owner considering he called an older lady working there, "mom." Service was great and you get the nice pretzel hanging off the stick in your glass everytime. I spend so much time in NYC bars that the smoking thing now really bothers me and takes away from the enjoyment of a bar/restaurant. This place looks like it has quite a few regulars who drink mugs of Bud and smoke all day.

I'd certainly go back and I should probably see what the nighttime crowd is like before I form a full opinion.

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Photo of carln26
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

OK, This place is not the TPH, or The Ginger Man. It’s not even comparable to the Toranado, but what a great place. The feel of this bar, inside, and out, from the neighborhood, to the décor, to the bar staff, and to most of the clientele is just working class America. I grew up and live again in the St. Louis area, and it really reminded me of all the dive bars in South St. Louis. When you come to the beer, and their approach to it, the comparison ends.

This is a beer bar. They have about 8-10 taps, mostly New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic craft beers. All fresh, all taken care of, and all poured and displayed appropriately. The staff does enjoy the craft beer and is always helpful in making suggestions and discussing beer with the patrons.

The people, another bit of an anomaly. Everyone from construction workers, to retirees, to 1 or 2 folks with suits on. All enjoying/discussing craft beer. Not all beer advocates as you might see at TPH, but none the less having a great time with good beer.

The only downer is lack of food. They serve a nice pretzel on a stick with each beer, and are quick to pop some microwave popcorn if you ask for something to nibble on, but I enjoy my beer with something a bit more substantial (especially after a long day). No false expectations. I knew this going in, just want to let people know.

This is not a destination beer bar like some of the places I listed above, but it is a great place to be if you are in eastern NJ, and want a fresh pint and a comfortable place to enjoy it.

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Photo of BeerdedEric
4.2/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I have been meaning to check this place out for a while. It is a bit out of the way to get there from where I live but it's definitely a nice place to check out at least once, which I'm sure I will be going back more than that.

The long bar greets you on the right side with a bald headed gentleman serving craft beer that is rotated daily, well, that's what the webpage claims -- I do believe it. George, the owner, I believe that is his name, mentions he constantly gets new beer in and he cleans the lines twice a week. There may be only nine to ten taps and a cask beer available but you know that beer is fresh and rotated often.

Sadly, when I had gone, George said there was no cask beer because of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene; a lot of roads were closed and breweries still recovering from being closed.

The website mentions it closes at two a.m. and if it's not busy he closes early. I was quite glad to see some people there; I would have been quite angry if I drove all that way for nothing, so I thank that small crowd that stayed there that night... whoever they are.

George seems quite knowledgeable about beer, I did catch one his facts to be a little off but it was about a brewery name; I guess dealing with so many breweries, it can get confusing. Although, he was very pleasant and intelligent he had a lot of opinions, I can see where he was getting at but some of his notions were a little bias -- but hey, we are all entitled to have opinions.

The atmosphere was quite cozy. Its a great place to grab some fresh craft beer. No bullshit on-tap, we need more places like this around. It is a little pricey, probably about a dollar more than Cloverleaf's price. It is nice to see a bar in New Jersey that doesn't serve Budweiser or Coors Light on-tap; I'm really glad someone broke that mold. I certainly will be coming back to Andy's Corner and engage George with another fun conversation about beer.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'll throw my 2 cents in for one of NJ's best beer bars. Andy's is really easy to get to, right off I-80 in Bogota. Kind of dimly lit, with a nice mix of the regulars and those who don't get in as much but are just there for the beer (me). In the few times I've been there, the draught selection is always interesting. Has about 8-10 taps and always something nice on cask. Recently it's been Troegs Oatmeal Stout and Troegs Nugget Nectar. Local brews are represented well...every time I've been in there has been at least two Ramstein beers on tap. Always a good thing. Taps rotate more than any bar I've ever been to. This is so important! It's what makes Andy's such a great place to go and to keep coming back to.

Bottle selection is not mind blowing but there are some very good finds there. Magic Hat, Victory, Flying Fish, Geary's, as well as some good craft imports from Belgium and Germany.

Service at Andy's is great. The bartender will always be happy to chat...Tommy is a very friendly and knowledgable bartender, happy to BS about beer or anything else. Don't know if there's any food here, but there's always free popcorn or pretzels to go with your beer. Simply put, one of NJ's best beer bars, for good reason.

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Photo of 86sportster883
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great Beer at 58 Degrees - Seriously

I stopped in Andy's with my friend Tom, while on our way to Boston to attend the BA Extreme Beer Fest. From Andy’s website I knew that they would have a good selection of Troeg's on tap, and I wasn't disappointed. I had the Nugget Nectar on cask and it was amazing. Incredibly smooth and served at just the right temperature (58 degrees according to Barbara, behind the bar).

They also had Troeg's Hop Back Amber & Dreamweaver Weiss, Lagunitas Cappucino Stout, Kloster Ettal Curator Dopplebock, Sly Fox Gold Rush Lager, Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale and Defiant’s Muddy River Lager. They even had a keg of Stick and Jab Alt from the now defunct Heavyweight Brewery. I left with a growler of the Muddy River Lager, which turned out to be an interesting beer that has inspired me to spend a little more time with American dark lagers. I had never even heard of the beer, or the brewer, but a recommendation & sample from the owner, followed by a half pint, and I was hooked.

The folks at Andy’s take their beer seriously. Spend just a few minutes talking to Barbara and you realize that she, and her husband George, are true beer lovers. Barbara knows beer, knows what’s going on in the local beer scene, and will talk beer with you for as long as you show interest. She is a true pleasure to talk to. The bar’s on tap (~10), on cask (2), and bottled selections are well thought out and will certainly appease the vast majority of beer geeks. Samples are free and the atmosphere is definitely that of a friendly neighborhood bar. A must stop when passing through the area, and oh by the way, it's not exactly on the corner.

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Photo of thor638
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A- Truly the "Cheers" Atmosphere. Can be a little raucous at times, and many other times you can be the last one there with no one else. It's a place to go and have a drink and "talk about life for awhile". I forgot to mention the great tracks on the jukebox. Classic rock music, jazz, and just overall good music. Never played to loud always the perfect tone.

Q - As many reviewers have said the bar is small. "Alleyway- like". But warm, laid-back, and relaxed atmosphere with nice dim lightning, a beautiful wood bar and high tables add to that quality.

Ser. - The entire family is great. George is the barkeep I see the most. Extremely Knowledgeable. Cannot stress that enough. Good conversationalist, and great story-teller. One of the nicer gentleman I've met. Barbara I really only see on Special Events, but always greats me with a smile. Chris, I'll see from time-to-time, and I know that I'll always have a good conversation with him.

Sel: 6-8 Taps. 2 Casks. Bottle (& a can or two) selection inside fridge. Fridge has some "usual suspects", seasonal stuff, and then whatever George feels like putting there.

Food: Vitale's (Italiano Rest.) is across the block, and a "run of the mill" pizza joint next store. I've also seen people bring in Sushi from some Japanese place around.

In the end, this is my favorite bar in the area. Great beer selection, cozy & warm atmosphere. Many great conversations with "the usuals". And of course, the quest to make the wall for the 100 Beer Club.

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Photo of stomioka
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dherling
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

I've hopped around to a few different beer bars in the area, with Firewaters down the road, and Gingerman in the city. But I've made Andy's my home for beering, and for good reason. It's not the look of the place. First time I went, I drove by it three times because I didn't see 'a bar.' The inside decor is not better, or should I say lack of. Although the do have a beautiful wood bar, the only other things to look at are a jukebox (don't hit 'P' unless you really like Janis Joplin), the beer fridge, a few scattered articles about Andy's in local newspapers, and the plaques on the wall celebrating past participants in the 100 beer club. At the beginning of each October, Andy's starts a 100 beer club. Drink 100 beers by the end of September, and you're in. At 33, 66, and 100 beers, there are fun prizes too. I've been told that people have done it inside a month. I've been told others have done it just based on tapped beer alone. With only ten taps in the place, this should give you some idea as to how often the taps change up. It took me about three months, and about 70 of those beers were off the tap. The beers do tend to skew towards the region, although our west coast buddies from Stone often make the play list. The beer at Andy's certainly does reflect the time of year, with more wheats during the summer and heavier beers during the winted. I have been told Oktoberfest is the time to be there, with just about all the Germans in Munich being represented, but I haven't seen it for myself yet. The whole staff is friendly and knowledgable, but George the owner is THE MAN. Make friends with him, and maybe he'll share something from his secret stash. The crowd represents people from all walks of life, but we all connect on the same level; respecting beer.

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Photo of saltydog
4.38/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

To look at this place, it appears to be a typical, unexceptional small local pub. But that is very misleading. The beer selection is quite amazing, with a high percentage of good micros on draft, and a very good bottle selection as well. They also do great promotional events. Get on their email list, and you will know everything that is going on there at all times...maybe even more than you want to! All in all, a real gem.

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Photo of CH3CH2OH
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

George and Barbara have created a very friendly venue. George took over the bar from his father, changing it from a macro-swill establishment filled with rough characters to what it is today. The beer selection is small but well thought out, usually one on cask and ten regular kegs. The selection rotates constantly. I've seen several regulars each time I go. George prides himself on keeping the beer lines clean and tightly controlling the CO2 levels and temperatures.

It's a small place but appropriately decorated. The location isn't great (and its not on a corner), but its not bad.

The pizza place next door is decent, but doesn't make up for the lack of food in the bar.

All in all, a great place, especially given the lack of other choices in Bergen County.

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Photo of grego
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went into Andy's on recommendation of a couple of BA'ers and was very pleased. They had at least 8 beers on tap and many bottles. I think it was 6 taps and two cask. Everything that they had was quality and rare for me (intown from MD) including, Troegs Hop Back on Cask, Smuttynose Brown dog ale on Cask, Stone IPA, Old Engine Oil, two different Defiant's on tap Man this place has it goin on. I met the owner George on my 2nd night there and we talked for a coupla hours. Good guy. Good bar. It's the kinda place where you are going to have great beer, and always end up in some good conversation with the locals. Go to Andy's, honestly.

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Photo of wbthink
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

If you took a local bar, TVs showing sports, current jukebox music, and lots beer personality, swirled it around a bit.... you would make Andy's. A nice family-run bar with local flavor. Andy's has a nice modern design, and plenty of seating in a fairly narrow space. The folks that run the place are fun, open-minded to new beers, and "make you feel at home" friendly. They have events on a regular basis, highlighting local/regional breweries, like Heavyweight and Weyerbacher, to name a few. A great draft line-up with an equally interesting cask beer is always anticipated. Oh BTW, they have a thorough bottle selection. I always look forward that pretzel served with my beer at Andy's Corner Bar!

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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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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Four stops were in the bag; McKenzie’s, Victory, Sly Fox and a stop at the Standard Tap in Philly and the dark of the night was now well established. A very memorable Saturday Beer Tour during a recent trip to NYC with friends was coming to an end, but not without one more beer stop for a night cap.

By now Slander had taken charge of the Davo BeerMobile whilst FeloniousPhil recorded myself and Davo performing a Synchronized Sumerian Beer Trance in the back of the BeerMobile for the entire journey from Standard Tap to Andy’s.

It was dark and late, and as our posse of Davo, FeloniousPhil, Slander, djgonzalez, RokotGirl, non-BA “Mike a.k.a. the Young Michael Jackson” all slowly exited the our vehicles, there was a lot of stretching and yawning, it seemed that I was not the only one that had been sleeping on the way here.

From the outside, I wasn’t even sure we were at the right place. Andy’s looks just like your run of the mill friendly neighborhood dive bar. As you enter, the long thin bar is to your right hand side, set against a backdrop of mirrors that gives the place a more voluminous feel. The guy behind the Bar was extremely welcoming to our posse, probably because we were in the presence of local BA Superstars, Davo and Slander. Who cares, the welcome was genuine and very warm.

I recall beers on Tap from Brooklyn, Victory, Troegs and Ramstein as well as many others, probably 10 to 12 in total. Davo told me that they also do around 100 bottled beers also. Quite the selection for a place that looked like your local Bud-Coors-Miller outlet from the outside!

It was pretty quiet during our visit, but the Service was excellent, and the friendly banter genuine. I love the whole feel of Andy’s “Corner” Bar, warm and very welcoming, I could easily spend the whole day here and end up getting seriously pissed in this place.

But sadly it was soon time to say our goodbyes, but not before I got a bottle of Cave Aged Hennepin as a gift from djgonzalez & RokotGirl, very touching and genuinely welcomed. Soon we headed back to Davos Beer Mobile and then back home. What a day!!

Another Big LBBum Cheers to Davo, Captain for the Day and whom provided the transport, as well as Slander for driving us all to Andy’s Corner Bar late in the night. Thanks Chaps!! Much Appreciated.

Last Visit: Saturday 29th May, 2004 – Sunday 30th May 2004 (?)

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Photo of Ego
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

andy's.. if you are looking for some high brow beer snob joint, dont go to andy's. andy's is a neighborhood bar with a nice selection which turns into an awesome selection on promo nights (which are often). how many local (tiny) joints offer cask stuff? hell, none. This is a BAR.. dingy, no food, decent service, great beers if you follow their ads/promos. Promo nights are great, you get pint glasses ans usually more via giveways/raffles. If you need food, go next door to the pizza place (good pie, not great) and you can bring it into Andy's.

Dont go expecting some nice experience, this is an old jersey style tavern, smoky, low ceilings, neighborhood place. BUT on many occassions they get SICK beers on tap. drinking the dogfishhead 120 IPA on CASK comes to mind... they get troeggs, wolaver, and many more. This place only holds maybe 20-30 people max comfortably, so go on an off night knowing it isnt a destination, it is a place to have a few quality beers that change all the time. It is a little off the beat and track but worth it if you are around the area. Not many places in North NJ (if any) take the care they do in getting excellent beers on tap and cask on such a consistent basis. Do they have the best selection all the time? no. it is a tiny little place that isnt even on the "corner" any more. It is purely about the beer, if you forget that, you miss the point of andy's. truly a gem for locals.

(promo nights can be packed, so just keep that in mind)

update 9/1/2007:
after being at andy's many times now I have to raise my marks. Andy's is strange... some days they have barely anything interesting on tap and on other days you are absolutely blown away. The point is, they TRY to blow you away but they walk the fine line. And all beers are available in growlers (except cask). If you order a beer that they think you might not like en masse (ie growler) they tell you. They are honest. They say "try this first before you buy a growler, I'd love to get rid of it but I can't do it like that".. that happened to me recently. That's love of service and beer imo. I bumped up my atmosphere rating because now there is no smoking. The place has a bunch of character regulars.. and people (strangers) strike up conversations with anyone. The place is like an old t-shirt that has been through the wash 1000 times... that kind of comfort.

Andy's is always worth checking out, just call ahead and see what they have on tap if you are making a road trip.

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Photo of ark57
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is a must visit if you are in Northern Jersey. I have been there a few times and enjoy it more every time. They have a great selection of bottles (both imports and micros). Their taps are mostly local micros (Rammstein, Heavyweight, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher) and they rotate frequently. The service is excellent and friendly and they are quite knowledgeable about what they are serving. It is one of the great bars I have ever visited. I was talking with the bartender once, and he was telling me that Micheal jackson has been known to stop by on occassion as well.

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Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota, NJ
Place rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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