Kutztown Tavern

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3.69/5
Kutztown TavernKutztown Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

270-278 West Main Street
Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 19530
United States

(610) 683-9600 | map
www.kutztowntavern.com

Notes:
AKA - Golden Avalanche Brewing Company

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BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
195
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Stopped by on the way home from Gettysburg. Not that far off Rt 78. Right in downtown Kutztown. It was a Sunday, the town was dead! Walked in and there were a few people in the place. About a block from the university.

Bartender was very pleasant. I ordered a sampler. Included a lager, wheat, alt, cream stout (nice surprise, not your typical brewpub option) and a few others. Their seasonals included a bouron stout, blueberry ale and brown ale.

The bourdon stout packed a punch. You taste the bourbon. Too much of this and it will hit you hard. The blueberry was pretty nice. Smooth and subtle, not too sweet. I ordered the sampler for $7.95 and was pleased.

Coors Lite, Rolling Rock and Molson were also on tap. Not sure why...for the college crowd????

Typical brewpub menu, nothing too out of the ordinary. Had a panini club which was good.

All in all, a good find. Fresh beers. Not far off the highway.

They sell hats, t-shirts and pint glasses as well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crowsnest
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of mk66
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of brewmaster2
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped by while visiting Kutztown in late August 2015. I had the veggie wrap for dinner, (along with some good mozzarella sticks) and it was the first time I've ever seen broccoli in a veg wrap. If I'm ever back in K-town (but probably never will be), I'd definitely swing by again. Beers were also good, as was our bar service. Typical brewpub vibe, two large tv's with some preseason NFL games on, brewing equipment visible to all. Thumbs up!

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Photo of Afroman
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MidasMulligan
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Really love this tavern.My wife and I sit at the bar and the service is outstanding.I choose the Burner burger with boardwalk onion rings and have never been disappointed.There are plenty of choices of basic tavern fare.The beers are from the in house brewery,Golden Avalanche Brewing Co.,and they are terrific.I love the Hop Hat IPA the best.I think they may have a few domestic choices as well.I always have an enjoyable time here.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BrianBoruma
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Pretty solid pub food and very good beer. They've got a new head brewer who is trying new stuff and seriously stepped up the quality.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BroadStBrewing
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tvghost
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bierman9
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here twice on Thursday, 02JUN11, while heading to the Reading WWII Weekend. First, for lunch, before getting to Reading and then later, for supper, after checking-in at the show.

Easily found on the first floor of a plain, three-story building on W. Main St. in Kutztown, with large, colorful signs advertising Kutztown Tavern and Golden Avalanche Brewing. The front is all glass, allowing in plenty of light. Through a small foyer and into the brewpub, which runs long from front to back. There's lots of old brickwork, polished wood floors, and exposed ductwork on the ceilings. To the front right are some comfy-looking couches, with foot-stools and reading material; a nice place to crash! To the left are some copper kettles and loads of bags of malt. Further along on the left are about 5 large fermenters. On the right, opposite the fermenters, runs the bar. Large HD TVs hang behind the bar, along with plenty of glassware and various liquors. Further to the rear are a large number of tables and booths. This place seems to have a large capacity, and the brick and wood give it a warm feel.

On both visits I parked at the bar, and the woman and gent who tended to me were spot on, friendly and helpful. I counted 9 of their offerings on tap, from Alt to Hefeweizen, Maibock to Bourbon-aged Stout. The Alt, Hefe- and Maibock I had were all well-made and satisfying. My meals were Bufflao Chicken Sandwich and the BBQ Short Rib Sandwich. Both were fantastic. My only beef is that they come with chips, and substituting fries adds a whopping $2.79 to your meal. A bit excessive, in this case. Regardless, my meals, and biers, really hit the spot. I wouldn't think twice about another visit here. Easy to find, comfy, and satisfying. Zum Wohl!!

4.18 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

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Kutztown Tavern in Kutztown, PA
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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