Market Cross Pub & Brewery

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Market Cross Pub & BreweryMarket Cross Pub & Brewery
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Market Cross Pub & BreweryMarket Cross Pub & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Eatery

113 North Hanover Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013
United States

(717) 258-1234 | map

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Reviews by Slatetank:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Market Cross is an enchanting english style pub in historic downtown Carlisle, Pa. The first thing you notice when you enter is the strategically placed beercooler filled with enough imports, micros and craft beers to get you drooling. There are food pairing and beer recommendations as well as style descriptions in the menu. The staff is friendly, knowlegable and offers prompt service even when the bar is full. The food is splendid and fits any mood or budget.

The interior is very well decorated and possesses great character. Suits of arms and old-style handpainted beer signs and tins adorn the walls as well as many large brewery mirrors and tap handles. The bar is comfortable with booths located directly behind it. There is a whole separate section of seating for parties and groups as well as non-smoking.

The menu has a good deal of variety with enough selection for any imagination or appetite. You can choose from traditional english fare like Bangers and mash or Fish and chips or choose from one of many daily specials or freshly made soups. The Mussels steamed in beer are a personal favorite, although the English style Buffalo burgers are phenomenal with roasted onions and English stilton.

The beer menu is the main attraction with hundreds of selections in bottles and about a dozen drafts including English style ales brewed on premises. The selection is great covering most of the world with everything from Argentina to Vietnam available to taste. The option of mixing beers is available like Black n Berry which is a mixture of Framboise and Guiness or the house made IPA -Old Yeller mixed with Guiness called a Yellow Jacket. You can join the world tour tasting club by getting a Passport to keep track of your beer travels. The idea is to taste a variety of ales and lagers while experiencing differences in style and quality from around the globe. American Micros and Craft ales and and ciders are all well represented on the beer menu. The draft and bottle selection is regularly updated with seasonals so you won't get bored if you decide to become a regular.

They have darts, large screen tv's, cask ales, video gaming and a nice digital jukebox for other pub distractions. It is consistently a quality pub to relax and forget the days worries, enjoy quality food and beverage and meet new friends.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rcdst9
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2

Special bitter
Red English ale

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Photo of chipper17257
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Bill69
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Bonnfire
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Full disclosure, this pub is in my hometown. But I'm greatful this jem is here. Laid back atmosphere, about twenty rotating beers on tap, including decent home made brews, plus huge bottle selection from all over the world. Annual round the world booklet. I would recommend for drinks or casual dinner. Traditional pub food, my favorite is Duke of Devonshire (sliced turkey with brie on french baguette). Several TVs with sports, live music, trivia night, there is always something going on. Can get crowded at times. Check out this Carlisle landmark.

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Photo of Echoesofanera
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Was at the classic car show over the weekend and decided to eat lunch at this place, it was very good and had a huge list of great beers to choose from, my chicken cheese steak and fries was delicious!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here for a belated birthday late lunch/early dinner with the family and a good friend. They have a huge selection of beers on tap, ciders, quite a few of their own and a rotating cask beer every month. I had their Dublin Your Luck Irish Dry Stout on cask which was very well made.
There was only one waitress on duty and she was pretty busy.
The food was good and once we placed our orders it didn't take too long for it to come out. My friend and I wanted to hang out at the bar and have a few more of the brewpubs own beers, but time did not allow for that.
Typical bar food and decent prices; a lot of sandwiches and a fairly large entree menu as well.
Definitely going back when we have more time. Carlisle is also a great town to walk around and check out the stores and shops.

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Photo of beer2day
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Located on the main drag down the middle of Carlisle. Pretty easy to find and on-street parking was plentiful on our Friday night visit.

Multi-room setup with decent sized bar area. Disappointed in the number of house beers (2), but had quite a few guest taps going.

Food was a little lower in quality than anticipated. Good soup, but my wife's salad was disappointing. In all fairness, though, probably not the place to worry about a salad. Food came out quick and was appropriate for the price.

Service was attentive and cheerful. Can't ask for too much more.

Overall, glad we stopped and would probably go again if in the area.

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Photo of cps98
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place to grab a bite and brew. Really good bottle list. They used to have pint night every other tuesday where you bought the pint and kept the glass. If you plan on visiting more than once start a beer passport. You have to drink a set amount of beers usually around 100 over the course of the year. They break up their whole bottle list by country and you try to drink one per country. Great place to try a bunch of different stuff. The food was always really good normal pub fare. The crab dip is to die for! The prices always seem very reasonable. I would suggest this place to anyone traveling through the area.

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Market Cross Pub & Brewery in Carlisle, PA
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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