Voodoo Brewery

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Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

215 Arch St
Meadville, Pennsylvania, 16335
United States

(814) 337-3676 | map

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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

(New kensington location). So fun! This place totally took us back to the West Coast and the enjoyable beer garden atmosphere. Wide open garage doors to the pleasant indoor/outdoor seating. We had the Peter Piper's Pickled Pepper Pepperoni Pizza and fell in love. Amazing FLAKY crust, so tasty. A little on the PRICEY (read EXPENSIVE) side when we had to pay full price for a half pour, ummmm, no thank you! (like $7/pint), but T
the beer is really great. A lot of "wow"s coming out here! Over all, a top spot. Too bad it's so far away. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the BEER! Great job Voodoo!

By the way, best pizza crust EVER!

Sep 11, 2020
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puck1225 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped while going between Erie and Sharon Pennsylvania while visiting relatives.

Had the red ale and the British Strong Ale. The red ale was good and the British strong ale was great. Decent service given that there was only one person at the bar. No food. Got some fresh Hazy Vibe to go. Had this with pizza later - very good!

Fun place to visit if in the area.

Jul 18, 2018
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CabbageA19 from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Beer exceptional only issue is that most selections are high APV so...

Food is near perfect every time. Very high quality local ingredients- quick service.

It’s all good.

Jan 05, 2018
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TommyEd-Butler from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Have been going to VooDoo for a few years now. My wife and I like it a lot. Nice people, good service, tasty food and always very good beer. I wish they were closer!

Sep 08, 2017
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bwick29 from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Found this gem after my parents moved to small-town western PA. Now we visit Voodoo (Meadville) every time we're in town visiting. A stop we regularly look forward to. Parking can be sub-par, and the small-town police will gladly sit outside to watch for folks leaving.

Vibe: Cool. Hipster, but not that type of hipster that is just annoying. Doors hung from the ceiling, old wood floors and bar/table tops. Taps are made out of 50s era refridgerators. Large bar spanning the entire left side of the place. Table and lounge seating as well. Checks are presented in old books which have been written in by other patrons. Think bathroom graffiti, but in an old bound book, and with your bill in it. An "interestingly entertaining" read, not for the faint of heart.

Quality: Beer is good. Consistency may be a question as I feel like I've had a watery batch here, but that may be entirely due to the fact that I only get to enjoy Voodoo 2-3 times per year.

Service: Mostly good. All but one or two times have been excellent service. Friendly, talkative staff. Only bad experiences are when the friends of the staff/owner are there, causing distraction.

Selection: Has gotten better with time. Flights are a pre-set lineup of their core beers, but it always seems like at least one of these is out and being substituted. Numerous times they've even been without their flagship IPA. Cocktails are now available too.

May 17, 2017
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MMP126 from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Went to Voodoo on 3/26/17. Went to the Meadville Location

Arriving, it is located in a small little down town area, on a little street, with a slightly inconspicuous store front. I found it, then looked for a place to park. Had a hard time with this, but I think it was my lack of knowledge, not their lack of instructions or parking. But, I found parking on the street close by (and it is free on the weekends!). Walked a block, and to the taproom.

Vibe: Very cool. Laid back, kind of "hipster" ish feel. Good tunes playing on the radio. Not too loud. Inside is decorated how the people who want the place want to decorate. And I personally love that. It wasnt loud, it wasnt obnoxious, wasnt dirty. It was cool. There is a huge bar just slightly to your left when you walk in, about 20 seats probably. There are table to the left, and a little sitting area if you want to just sit and have a beer with some friends. Was immediately greeted by a bar tender, and told me to sit anywhere. I was alone, so I sat at the bar.

Selection: Beer list was pretty big, about 10 beers. I am not sure if they had guest taps because I wasnt interested in that at the time. So, I got a flight of their "staple beers" plus a taster of "Blossoming Down Under" and "Big Black Voodoo Daddy". The menu was small, and contained a little of everything. Pizza, sandwiches, mac and cheese. I got the mac and cheese to eat. There are cans to buy, and I suggest you do. I think they do growlers, I didnt get one. They also have glasses, and shirts I think.

Quality: Man, I was blown away. All the beer was solid, and I really loved the Big Black Voodoo Daddy and the White Magic Of The Sun. But, my friends, Blossoming Down Under, IS AMAZING. Amazing IPA, hazy, soft, full of flavor. I ended up ordering a full glass of that with my meal. That beer alone is worth a trip. I got mac and cheese to eat, with pepper, and pepperoni and other meats in it. It was good, not great, and the portion was small for $10. That is really my biggest gripe.

Service: It was all that could be asked for. My glass stayed full, and my food came up super fast. Super nice guy that waited on me.

Overall: 100% worth the visit if you are close, even an hour away. Great beer, decent food (I want to try more, to give them a fair shake). Make it here if you can, its worth it.

Mar 27, 2017
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SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by while visiting some breweries/brewpubs in the Meadville area.

V - Good times. The bar occupies an end unit of a row building. There is a long bar, behind it is an equally long communal table for patrons to sit. In the back of the bar there is also a nook with some bench seating. Next to the nook there is a pickup window for the kitchen. Since the bar is in an end unit there are a ton of windows for light. The decorations are unique. No TVs, which allow you to focus more on your company and the beer.

Q - Great beer and food. While the food options are rotating I highly suggest the Souther Fried Chicken sliders if they are on the menu. Shrimp flat bread and Hummus were also good. Had a beer sampler as well.

Ser - Bartenders were helpful & Knowledgeable. They remained friendly and attentive even as the bar became crowded.

Sel - Twelve beers on tap. The sampler includes: Good Vibes, Wynona's Big Brown ale, White Magic of the Sun, Gran Met, Voodoo Love Child, & Killpillz. Then there are about eleven food options which rotate weekly.

O - Fun place to hang out. The food is great and the beer is delicious. The bar got pretty busy while we were there on a mid Saturday afternoon. Even though there were plenty of patrons it never felt overly crowded which added to the energy/excitement in the room. This place is definitely worth checking out and I look forward to going back.

May 03, 2016
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Had a killapilz on a visit. First from them. I dig the building and interior. Its a very nice place id recommend a stop if you're on your way through.

Apr 19, 2016
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Ohiou84 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

The beers I had were delicious. Would have liked a few more choices. Great food. Very pleasant staff. I would recommend stopping ic you are anywhere near the place.

Apr 03, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here to see what they had on tap at the time. The vibe was pretty cool some vintage decor going on which I thought was rad. The selection was good, the service was good too. The place is cool, I'd go back if I'm in the area.

Jan 07, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%

Decided to swing down on a free Saturday afternoon to check this place out. I'm glad I did!

It's in a fairly dingy, dying town, not a whole lot around. The place doesn't really even look like much from the outside. Inside, it's rustic, funky, and very woody. Everything appears to be second hand- all reclaimed stuff they used to build their pub. Very cool, and gives it a really cool, rugged look- especially the old refrigerators that now house their taps. The flight handles are made from old bourbon barrel staves, there are old doors lining the ceiling, old bourbon barrels as seats, etc.

Probably about 10 taps or so, 6 year round offerings (Good Vibes, Wynona's Brown, Gran Met, White Magick of the Sun, Pilzilla, Voodoo Love Child) plus some one offs and casks (Hoodoo with Sriracha on cask, CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!, Breakfast of Champions, Motueka Single Hop Pale Ale, Irish Harvest Special) I personally got two glasses of the Pumpkin, holy shit, it's amazing. Breakfast of Champions is one of the best low ABV stouts I've had, so much flavor in that ABV, and Good Vibes is one of the best IPAs in the Northeast. Their one-offs/seasonals do seem to be better than their year-round beers, other than Good Vibes.

The food menu is very small, about 8 items total, and it apparently changes a lot. The pepperoni pizza I got was very tasty. You order at the bar, then pick up your order at the kitchen window.

Prices for everything was relatively reasonable. Wouldn't call it cheap, but not expensive either. Caution was $7.25 for a 8oz glass, but then again, that makes sense. Breakfast of Champions was only $4.25 for a 12 oz glass, not bad at all. Pizza was $12.

They have bottles to go, the majority of their year round stuff (except for Good Vibes). They did have Hoodoo in bottles, not on tap, so I took some home, as well as a 22 oz of Pilzilla.

A definite must-stop if you're anywhere near this area. Outstanding beer.

Oct 17, 2014
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trxxpaxxs from New York

5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Voodoo is an all around great place to stop if you happen to be in the area. The beers are world class, the food is fantastic, and the staff is great. The atmosphere is comfortable, whether you are sitting at the bar or at the high top tables. An excellent brewery/pub from top to bottom. Highly recommended.

Oct 06, 2014
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Malt-i-Grain from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Voodoo Brewery is excellent in all aspects. The atmosphere is innovative with many refurbished and reused objects. The crowd is very low key including young couples, families, and groups of friends. The beer is outstanding. Unfortunately, I had eaten before arriving but the food smelled delicious. The staff was extremely busy but found time to make sure every patron got personal attention. I would visit Voodoo Brewery over and over again.

Aug 11, 2014
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Evahflow from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

This place is magical. Great atmosphere, was full but didn't feel crowded. The staff were very nice and efficient you could tell they enjoyed it there. Prices for the beers were very reasonable. Tried the magherita pizza and it was ok, worked well with the beer. The only problem is this place was too good. Had to get glassware and growlers and bottles to go. Will be back for sure. Only complaint I have is this place isn't close to me in pittsburgh.

Apr 10, 2014
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Shandycan from Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A MUST visit whenever I'm in town visiting friends. With the upstairs expansion, I can only imagine it being even better. The atmosphere is unique and ecclectic, the food fresh and unique, and the beers are always top notch.

Up there on the list of my favorite breweries for sure! If you're even remotely close to here when you're traveling, you owe it to yourself to stop in

Feb 07, 2014
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A- This is in downtown Meadville-with street parking but I believe there is a garage nearby. Meadville, aside from Allegheny college is pretty much a dying town so I haven't had difficulty with parking. The inside is long and narrow with the bar taking up the entire left half of the place. The right side contains an extremely large table with chairs so find room there for you and whoever you are with.

Service- For those of you who have ever been to Troegs- Voodoo is set up in a similar fashion but on a much smaller scale. You order your drinks from the bar and you can either drop a food order at the bar or at the food counter. Then you pick up your food at the food counter when its ready.

Quality and Selection- The brewpub offers its regular lineup of 6 beers plus about 4 seasonal, one off and cask types. Generally the brewpub only stuff is very good and the best to try out. They do have some misses though so be sure to order samples.

Food- They have a rotating menu with "7-10" items to choose from. Its always a surprise with what they will have available- so if you are picky I would recommend eating somewhere else and snacking here. Whats cool about the menu is its always fresh, local stuff

Overall- Voodoo is a brewery with a good reputation that is new to the brewpub thing. They are only open Thurs-Sun and don't open until 3 on thurs and Friday. Its not far off the Meadville exit of 79 if you are in the area or driving by. Its also 30 minutes off of I-80 and about 30-35 minutes from I-90 if you are passing through. Its worth a stop for Voodoo's good beers.

Dec 16, 2013
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apr3940 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!!! I make it a point to always seek out Voodoo at whatever beer fest event I go to. I have always been impressed by the selection and consistency of the brews. I have wonderful flavor memories of all the beers and when you have the chance all I can say is Gran Met!

Jul 28, 2013
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penguinstout from West Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Finally getting around to writing this as I was able to make the trek up for the Barrel Room Collection Release. Interesting design inside, lots of reclaimed and reused materials. Really cool, chilled out relaxed vibe and great music playing in the background. Really long bar with plenty of seating to be had. 10 taps and a beer engine. All 6 of the regular beers are on tap and they rotate 4 seasonals. Small, but eclectic food menu comprised of items that are all locally sourced. I had the sausage gravy pizza which was pretty mind blowing. It takes a minute to figure out how the food ordering system works and can be a little confusing if it's your first time, as it was for me. Nice little lounge area with church pews and a pellet stove. I was told by the bar staff that the upstairs just opened to accommodate larger crowds. Service was excellent, the food was great, and the beer was the best part. Pappy beer on tap? Hope to make it back up for the next one, if not earlier.

Jul 11, 2013
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tommyguz from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Voodoo is an amazing place. The decor is awesome. Repurposed barn wood and doors fill the area. The signature lime green Voodoo color lines one of the walls. The chalk board wall is filled with their food menu as well as a separate chalk board wall filled with their beer special. They even offer soda for the little ones (or non-drinkers) and local Conneaut Lake Cellars Wine for the wine drinkers.

The menu is always changing, week by week, depending what is fresh and available. The food is ridiculously good. The staff/owners are unbelievably friendly and are always chatting with everyone! They are all great guys!

The new upstairs is a great area to hang out with a bunch of friends, if the downstairs gets too crowded.

They always have their main staples on draft and then pub only options (usually 4-5 of them). They also tap a firkin every Friday at 5 and there are usually not too many repeats (unless demanded by the fans!)

Overall the service is top notch, the food it top notch and beer is...get this...top notch. You can't go wrong checking out Voodoo.

May 11, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.09/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.25

I visited Voodoo for their Barrel Room release, so this isn't a "typical" everyday review, but I'll try to keep it as unbiased as possible. I have to highly praise the staff for doing a great job at this event, and for how chaotic we made it with our shenanigans, they really catered to the mob better than I've ever seen.

The pub is pretty basic, nice layout, with sort of a organic vibe. The bar is large and well-suited for a big crowd, with lots of room for tables and standing. A large chalkboard along the wall informs you of what's on tap, and there are no TVs to offend the eye or draw in the annoying sports fans.

The quality of Voodoo's beer is very good to excellent, even their regular offerings that I get everyday in SEPA. They had a great selection on, the day before the event, and even more spectacular the day of the event, with tons of heavy-hitting one-offs.

Service was great. Apart from the excellent handling of the Barrel Room event, the staff was always attentive during my time at the bar, and they were all seemingly knowledgeable about their own beer, and the beer scene in general.

If I have one gripe with the place, it's the food. There were some interesting items on the menu, but it was pretty lacking as far as selection goes. There's very little "service" as far as food goes: you order, then they call out your number over a loud speaker and you go pick it up at the window. I'm not really complaining about it, it just seems a bit weird to do it that way. As for the food itself, despite local praise, I was pretty unimpressed with what I got. I ordered a soup (can't remember what kind) and the pierogi, and I didn't care for either one. The soup was ice cold, and the pierogi were simply tasteless, and not very good at all, though to be fair I am a bit of a pierogi perfectionist.

Prices were fair all over.

Food aside, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Voodoo. It's unlikely that I'll ever return, considering it's about a six hour drive for me, but I wouldn't completely rule it out. I wouldn't mind going back for the next Barrel Room release, but I might have to hitch a ride.

May 11, 2013
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

My first experience at Voodoo was for their barrel room collection release. Relatively calm and enjoyable atmosphere even during mealtime on a Friday night. Staffing was appropriate and prompt. I never went but a couple minutes with an empty glass. The bar has no television sets which I think is pretty awesome, it makes you focus more on the people around you. During my visit, they revealed a newly finished 2nd floor which is pretty much a basic lounge area eith extra tables, chairs and a sofa. The men's room features the most wicked sink/faucet I think I have ever seen. (Go scope it out for yourself.)

Being from PA, we get regular exposure across the state for their main offerings. Nearly all of them were on tap as well as a few brewpub exclusives. One line pours nitro and they also have a beer engine for cask. A chalk board on the back wall provides a detailed listing of what options are available for you if you cant see the taps themselves.

The food menu appears to be concise, experimental and rapidly changing. During this visit I got to sample some goat cheese filled lychees, eggs pickled in hot sauce, hummus, hand made pierogies and perhaps the crown jewel of awesomeness: sausage gravy pizza. My goodness was that tasty despite sounding like a train wreck.

This place was awesome and everything I thought/hoped it would be. Without going into great detail about the release itself...lets just say that Voodoo knows how to treat their people. I was completely taken back by their level of preparedness. If this place was closer than ~5 hours away, I would be there regularly. Already planning a trip back, awesome experience.

Apr 10, 2013
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

My first trip to Voodoo for the bottle release, luckily we got up there early enough to have some dinner and a few beers before it got too crazy.

An interesting little pub in an old building. Lots of wood everywhere, from the tables to the 10 or so old doors hanging from the ceiling. Draft list, as well as the food menu, are written on the wall in chalk. Service was decent once I figured it all out. I didn't have to wait very long for my beers so all in all it was fine with me. Quality seemed to be high. All the beers in the correct glasses and all of the food was made from scratch, including the spent grain pizza crust. I wasn't too hungry but I was able to try a few things our party ordered, my favorite being the sausage gravy breakfast pizza, it was quite good. I also noticed the pita's looked especially tasty, I may get one of those next time I am in town.

Since the release was the next day I was expecting the selection to be solid and it was, to a point. I liked the variety they offered but I wasn't really trying to drink a bunch of higher ABV beers with the looming all night bottle share fast approaching and they only had one beer on that was under 8%, and it was a stout, even the pils was 8+%. I enjoyed the beers I had but 1-2 more lower ABV beers would have been nice. Overall a really nice brewpub. I look forward to stopping here again when I am in the area.

Mar 24, 2013
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StreamGager from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

The brewmaster does not look old enough to drink beer, but he is super talented. I have to go to Meadville for work periodically; I try to be there overnight on Thursdays when they are open. Last Thursday, I enjoyed an Ergot rye ale--super bitter and awesome--and a couple HTP's.

Jan 13, 2013
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beergod1 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It's meant to be Very rough, Barn like atmosphere. Old wooden doors hanging from the Ceiling, Original wooden floor. The menu is in chalk on the wall...so every one can see it from a far. Eclectic Menu is small, and strange....Yet very tasty. Nothing like it around. And changes almost weekly. Menu is pricey, but you get what you pay for. I got Potato skins, with bbq pork. Very tasty pork, but so little of it. You can get the regular bottled offerings to go, and on tap, with the tap having the Non Bottled treats rotating till they run out. Make the trip folks....you wont be sorry.

Dec 26, 2012
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kimbo33 from Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Possibly one of the best places to get beer in PA. I have been their twice now and wish I lived closer. Great selection of beer, they had two there you cant get in stores.

Very rugged setup, unique with old pews as seats, old school freezer is my favorite addition to the space. VERY long bar, prolly seats 25. Other seating is available but bar is comfy enough.

Staff is great, knowledgable and friendly.

Food is A+, not a huge selection but what is there is great.

Great prices, great beer, and a cool setup. A must stop.

Aug 14, 2012
Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, PA
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