Joshua Huddy's Brewpub


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Type: Brewery, Eatery

1250 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, New Jersey, 08753
United States

(732) 240-3640

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by John:
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1.27/5  rDev -30.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Of the brewpubs I've visited this is, without question, the worst of all. Not even the lousy house beers at $1.50 could keep me here. I don't know how a place like this stays in business. The bar and nearly every table were littered with food, dirty plates, dirty glasses, brimful ashtrays, etc. The staff was clueless. The "brewpub" is housed in a Ground Round restaurant, that alone should tell you something. With or without a brewing system, Joshua Huddy's is awful. I hurried out of here to nearby Basil T's. Avoid this place.

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Photo of IPA17
1.56/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.5

For me, Joshua Huddy's did not live up to the reputation of the great Revolutionary War figure that they dervied the name from. The atmosphere was very uninviting as we were not "regulars" and were barely welcomed. When we did get service, it was ok but I still felt like I was disturbing the bartender. The 2 beers that they had were not good but were not that bad either. I was there awhile ago and I understand they stopped brewing. I think that's a good thing for craft beer. Anyway, there is a Basil T's right across the street!

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.09/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5


With that said, Joshua Huddys sucks!
I was to go to the Flying Fish Brewery on Satuday Jan. 3rd but they were closed so on my way to Basil T's I stopped at Joshua Huddys (a former Ground Round- still has the green and yellow awnings).

The bar was empty, the juke box was playing 80's top 40 music, and the selection was atrocious! They had your usual bud, bud light, coors, michelob on tap. I ordered a Guinness (the only decent thing on tap) and it was cold and watery! The only good thing about the whole place was the bartender was a cute girl. I drank my beer, checked her out, and left. DO NOT GO HERE!!
Basil T's is just up the road!!

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Photo of ecoboy
2.15/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3

The only reason to go to Joshua Huddy's is to see how not to do "it."

A weekday at about 3 p.m. Retirees and young people with nothing to do. Decor suggests a million run down restaurant chains. "Bar" area also looks over the grill and sandwich prep area. Not terribly clean looking. Bathrooms also not in good shape. In my notes, I wrote "awful canned music:" Air Supply, "From a Distance," Whitney Houston. This is not ale music.

Lots of the afternoon folks looked to be just getting a quick lunch, and there were many folks drinking non-alcs. The beer was hit and miss: the porter drinkable with no off-notes. The pale had a misplaced sour taste and the "amber" tasted like a canned Black Cherry soda for some weird reason. Is that what the brewer was going for?

The headline on the cast aside Asbury Park Press said "NJ 3rd in Cancer." Somehow that kind of headline fit this depressing place...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.1/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

This is an old-time family restaurant that for some reason decided to put in an extract brew system. When I sat down with my family and asked the waitress what beers they had she spouted off a list along the lines of Bud, Miller, Coors. I didn't know what to say. I guessed that I'd gotten the place wrong - that it wasn't a brewpub - and then came the line... "and there's the beers we brew here". If I was the server I would have mentioned them first, but I guess I'm weird like that! My wife immediately piped up that she'd like the porter, so I went for the pale. Both beers were OK to GOOD for being extract, and if that was the whole ball of wax I'd probably recommend the place, but the service didn't get any better and the food was pretty lame (greasy). I hate to give any place a bad review though, so I stopped back to give them another chance. The beers were exactly the same - I guess they only brew the 4 regulars and no seasonals - which were good, but the service was worse and the food was just as poor. I don't think it's the beer bringing this place down! Might be worth a visit if your just headed by, but not worth going out of your way.

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