Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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3.77/5
Harvest Moon Brewery & CafeHarvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

392 George St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
United States

(732) 249-6666 | map
harvestmoonbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
228
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
98
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 98
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located near Rutgers, this is a very cool place. A bit difficult to drive in the area, if you are not too familiar with the location...lots of one ways, thin streets, etc. Find a parking garage, it is like a $1 an hour, save yourself the aggravation.

I have been there several times, just getting around to writing a review. Most recent trip was this weekend. Nice beer selection...currently on tap: a Milk Stout, Double IPA, Hefe seasonal, Firehouse Red, Kolsch, and several others...I think it was 8 on tap, total. Nice selection of assorted styles.

The beers were good. The Milk Stout was a bit too much on the roasted coffee taste side for me, and less on the sweet, but still decent tasting. The Kolsch was nice and lite, fresh and crisp tasting...went down smooth.

The bar menu is pretty good, not that expensive. The dinner menu can be a little more upscale. Everything I have ever eaten here, though, has been good. Excellent nachos...served almost like a salad style rather than just chips with stuff thrown on top. Very good.

Nice atmosphere. Downstairs bar, with bar tables and a few seated tables with service...upstairs dining is bigger and more upscale looking.

Worth seeking out...they do have a sampler of their beers, worth getting if it is your first time there. I like that they mix up their beers too. Not the same old stuff each time you go in.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Aoyoc
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

great beer but real noisy, hard to park
standard bar food

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Photo of Urk1127
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of TimHitchings
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Located on Geroge Street, which is chock-full of bars and eateries, Harvest Moon is an attractive and pubby two-story venue that brews their own brews. Offering about six or seven beers of many styles. Unfortunatley they had no IPA available. Those they did have were fresh and tasty. Hearty food and efficient service make for a pleasant evening. Plenty of locals and students, since New Brunswick is home to Rutgers University.

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Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Good venue in downtown New Brunswick. Lots of local parking nearby. Creatively used older building with a small bar area, and dining spread around multiple floors. We had seven beers on tap, with a taste them all sampler option. Some pretty good options, including the sour saison and the Kolsch. Good sized menu with variations for lunch and dinner. Service was prompt and friendly. Growlers to go available.

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Photo of jaiden0
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Good food, good beer,will eat again

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Photo of slasich
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Afroman
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jkane101
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.85/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great atmosphere. Waitress was accommodating and very good. Beer was stellar as was the food. Can't wait to go back

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DaveHack
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
3/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Overall: we were here a Mon. afternoon so we bellied up no problem. Place was clean, our bartender was attentive and knowledgeable about the beers (offered free small samples when we inquired about beers). As for the beers: witbier reminded me (fondly) of Avery White Rascal. Black IPA was good but stood in the shadow of my latest crush (dark penance by Founders). The nose on the sour reminded me of a resiling, decent flavor (passion fruit). My dude drank the Gose but it was too salty for my palate. We would stop in again if we were in the area but wouldn't drive there specifically for the pours or food.

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Photo of bcgeiman
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of wise456
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of JimKochFan
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of DaliQualiti
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mikerems
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rphbrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe in New Brunswick, NJ
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