Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy BrewingAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy BrewingAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2240 Millennium Way
Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025
United States

(717) 728-3840 | map
pizzaboybrewing.com

Notes: Hours:
Mon-Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thu-Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm
BEER STATS
Average:
4.05
Beers:
231
Reviews:
626
Ratings:
4,656
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
275
pDev:
10.48%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Aug 24, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Al's is just 7 miles west of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, PA and easy to get to by car. It's a big place with a large parking lot. The pizzas are great, and they offer a huge range of beers on tap (over 99) including 20 to 30 of their own. Except for specialty beers everything on tap is available for growler fills, and there are also large format bottles and cans available for take out. The mix-a-six of their 16 oz. cans for $16 is a pretty good deal ($2.66 a piece). Every time I cross the state I stop by.

Aug 25, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

This is an easy going, laid back, somewhat spacious warehouse turned funhouse with lunch room style tables the kids surely feel right at home at. There are plenty of games around one half of the perimeter, while the other is lined with to-go and in-house bottle and can options. Sports games play on the TV screens above and around the bar, but at some point I expected Chuck E. Cheese to come out from around the corner, because the parents with kids piling into this joint just never stopped. It's no wonder because the pizza is creative and relatively tasty, and one slice will fill a kid or two up at a nice price. Still, I continue to prefer visiting adult-only alcohol-centric establishments, so this aspect definitely knocks the vibe down a few notches for me.

I came here for the massively impressive tap list, and I wasn't disappointed. I've had this place on my list so long I forgot about it, and when I finally made the trip and saw the taplist I was instantly reminded why this was a place so high on my must-visit list to begin with. It thoroughly covers regional and national trends, as well as getting ya'll wine and cider fans' backs, but it's all about the beer for me. Not only did they have more than a few limited to very limited and hyper local releases on draft right here, but they have a massive list of their very own brews, which are easily verified as second to none via the quick and easy compare and contrast made available by the presence of the other highly rated breweries here. I really enjoyed their own drafts over most of the others.

I just love the way they do things: order by number, pay, grab a slice if you want, or not, hang around, watch the game, do your thing, and come back for more. I was caught a little off-guard by the volume limit on to-go purchases--I can't believe they still have to deal with that in PA-- but oh well. I needed to save room anyway, as we continued on our weekend road trip to Kane.

Sep 23, 2019
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rolltide from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 21, 2019
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Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Apr 26, 2019
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Apr 16, 2019
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Mar 30, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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Cliffordstamm from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Food lacks enthusiasm.

Mar 18, 2019
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Ryften from Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jan 22, 2019
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CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jan 22, 2019
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DonBowman from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Trying to do too much with too little! Largish beer hall place. They do beer at one side/ food at the other. Tables close together and busy on a Saturday. First glance at beer is overwhelming. As you sort it includes beer/wine/cider. Their beers are mixed with other brewers. Not enough staff for both liquid and food to not back up. Their pizza was very decent. Their beer selection decent but more on sours as a specialty than any other style. Coffee stout smooth, very good. Vanilla milk porter good. ESB not a real ESB, more an IPA. ESB’s have a smooth versus citrus finish.

Nov 23, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Nov 12, 2018
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Dtrizzout from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nov 04, 2018
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skalten from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 28, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Jun 14, 2018
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CellarBrewHaus from Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -47.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Would love to rate this place as my friends and I have visited multiple beer venues in the Harrisburg, PA area. However, when we wanted to celebrate a milestone event we were turned away. Too many people and they were family friendly. 40 people 50+, but they could not serve us because they are, get this, family friendly. We have kids who are freakin' older than the management. But, no they could not let us come to their establishment, because they are family friendly. What, we wouldn't be able to control our bowels because we are 50+ and would offend the vast numbers of families who visit on Thursday afternoons! Is this some sort of business where school children are brought to learn how to brew beer? Give me a break, age discrimination, what else could it be? Family friendly, what could be more family friendly then allowing a family to celebrate a major life milestone?

Apr 28, 2018
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Tallenreiter from Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Mar 05, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Little confusing first time in as far as how to accomplish food, beer and seating but all the busy may have had something to do with that. Once I figured it out we had some good food and great beer. Vibe was pretty lively to say the least. Service was a bit snotty in a soup Nazi, abide by the process and order quickly sorta way. Regardless, I'd recommend.

Feb 18, 2018
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allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 17, 2018
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Feb 04, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Not much ambiance (it's reminiscent of your high school cafeteria), but they have over 100 beers on tap (most of which are excellent). Pizza is good too. Located in an industrial park, but convenient to I-81. Brewery is right next door, and there's a huge pipe in the ceiling (with sequentially-flashing micro-lights) that I assume conveys the beer from the brewery to the tap. Or is supposed to give you that impression, anyway.

Feb 02, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Tucked away in a quazi-industrial park area of Northwestern Harrisburg just minutes off the highway. The beer list is massive with a nice mix of their own beers (Al's/Pizza Boy), PA brewers, and other taps. The pizza slices and beer selections here have never disappointed. A recommended stop if you are in the Harrisburg area.

Great pizza and great beer. Life is good.

Nov 24, 2017
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Buttonwood from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Enjoyed the pizza. Big, rangy space. Beer ok.

Nov 20, 2017
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
Brewery rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4656 ratings