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Copper Mine Pub

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Copper Mine PubCopper Mine Pub
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Copper Mine PubCopper Mine Pub

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

323 Ridge Rd
North Arlington, New Jersey, 07031-5303
United States

(201) 428-1223

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Added by ShAkYdAN on 01-11-2009

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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My only beef with this fine establishment is that it is way too far from my home...then again, that might be a blessing in disguise, as I would probably be there every night and my wife would divorce me. Here are my two cents...

Atmosphere: Even though I am a beer geek, I don't necessarily look for bars where I can shoot the shit with other beer geeks. I simply just don't want to run into the fratboy crowd, or disrespectful ones who waltz in and get angry when the bar doesn't have Budweiser. Unfortunately, you do run into these types here from time to time, but fortunately that only constitutes a minority of the time. Typically, you'll run into the respectful, down-to-earth, low-key, beer loving crowd, which makes the experience very enjoyable, and a healthy retreat from a bad day.

Quality: In this day and age where a guy can open a bar, throw a few taps of Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, and Dogfish Head on the bar, and label his joint a 'beer bar', this place is a refreshing standout. Whereas you might find the aforementioned 'large micros' (and their brethren) at most other NJ beer bars, this place focuses on the REAL micro micros. Expect to find Anderson Valley (CA), Sixpoint (NY), and RiverHorse (NJ), to name a few, amongst some of the rarer offerings from the Dogfish Heads of the world. This selection is second to none, the freshness is excellent, and the ownership continually strives to wow you. Furthermore, impressive promo nights....Capt Lawrence, Sixpoint, HighPoint, Flying Dog, to name a few...will keep you coming back.

Service: Vito, the owner, will not only impress you with his beer knowledge, but also with his personality, and Matt, the main bartender, is a great guy as well. On numerous occasions, when we've been chatting about new beers we've tried, and he's mentioned one that I've not sampled, he'll have it the next time I come in and crack a bottle open just for me to taste. Similarly, don't be scared to ask them for a sample if you are unsure of what beer to select from the 20 taps (or numerous bottles).

Selection: I already touched on this earlier, so I'll skip right to...

Food: Non-existent. The kitchen is 'coming soon', but there are plenty of delivery menus on hand to order some of northern NJ's finest eats; the management doesn't mind, and in fact, encourages it.

Summary: My favorite beer bar in NJ, bar none.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TimHitchings
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

closing: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=794772457309947&id=207775426009656

hows it going...
well everybody, we have some bad news. do to a sequence of uncontrollable events, at the end of the month we will be closing the doors to the copper mine. we apologize but this has been a very tough and stressful decision to make. we are very grateful and appreciative of all the awesome people who we met over the last almost 7 years. it has been a great feeling to have created a place where people like to hang out and to know people like what we do enough to have made us one of the most liked and recognized beer bars in the state. everybody has been really great and supportive of what we have done here over the past several years.
the last day will be friday june 26th. so up until then we will be running thru the last of our keg inventory, and will be tapping some great beers from the cellar. to say thank you, beers will be $2 off, most growlers will be half off and if you have a kegerator some kegs will be for sale. if you have growlers remember to bring them, we are almost out.
in closing, thank you. I hope I get to see everybody before we close. this truly has been fun and it was great meeting all of you. please keep in contact. and always remember, drink beer not labels.

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Photo of njcraftguy
3.91/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Dive bar - which I like. Nice craft beer selection.

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4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -35.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dandevil
3.96/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice selection of craft beer. Regularly rotated selections, which range to satisfy everyone's taste. 24 taps or so, plus bottle selection. The decor is basic. Just a neighborhood bar from the outside, but a craft beer experience once you are inside. It tends to get a bit hot inside, so dress accordingly.

Food not sold on premises, but local delivery is allowed and encouraged.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.16/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Copper Mine looks kind of nondescript from the outside but it's got a lot going on inside. It has around 20 beers on tap. I wasn't too impressed with the bartending but it wasn't bad enough to make it my only visit. The atmosphere was pretty lively on a Saturday night. I like this type of neighborhood bar and I hope I'll be back to Copper Mine more often.

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Photo of AL89BR
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Well copper is pretty much one of my favorite beers in the area. The tap selection is always rotating and here and there something really good will show up. Bottle selection is also great but come on on your at a bar to have some good drafts. If your in the area stop by and check out Copper you will not regret it.

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Photo of krs0123
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Luckily i work near the copper mine so i'm able to stop over once in a while. This place is great, everything that has been said in other reviews is true. Vito is a good guy and knows his stuff. Every once in a while he'll have an ageable keg from a past year, which is cool (i e weyerbacher quad 2011).
Overall, a great place for the beer enthusiast to stop and kill a few hours.

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Photo of The1WineGuy
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a place that you need to come, bring a friend or two, and see for yourself. No Food, No Frill, Just Beer and good company. It's nice to drink a beer amongst friends and enjoy something that you have never had. And then, fill up your growler and take some home too. I can't say anymore. A litter hard to get to and a bit out of the way, but makes up for it once you get there.
If you decide to try everything on draft and stay awhile, they have menus if you want to order out for delivery.
Fine Atmosphere
Great Quality
Perfect Service
Sweet Selection
No Food
Great Value

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Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington, NJ
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