Marley's Brewery And Grille

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3.65/5
Marley's Brewery And GrilleMarley's Brewery And Grille
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1323 Columbia Blvd
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 17815
United States

(570) 784-9600 | map
www.marleysbrewery.com

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Added by hhkal17 on 02-11-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
28
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
121
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
5.97%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Stopped in here yesterday during our beer trip, my first visit to Marley's.

Walking in I instantly realized this place was a little bigger than I thought it would be walking up. Pretty nice space with a decent sized bar with a few TV's scattered around it, pool table in the back of the bar area. Dining room is a good sized room with boothes on both sides and tables down the middle. We where the only people in the dining room so it felt much bigger than it really is, and I hear it gets pretty packed most nights so I can see it being a little tight on some nights.

Quality seemed to be pretty good. Nice stuff on the walls and most of my beers were in the correct glasses. Can't comment on the quality of the food as we already had dinner plans but the menu looked pretty good to me. The service was really hit or miss. Our server was really attentive when we first got there but as our group grew from three to six she never came back around once. Our new arrivals had to go up to the bar and get their own beers and once we where ready to leave they had to locate our server for us so we could get the check.

Selection was pretty good. They had over ten beers on, most of which from different styles. I got a Kong Kolsch and it was decent but nothing to write home about. I tried a few samples from some of the others and they were mostly the same. I did enjoy my sample of porter and I was planning on ordering one for myself but that was about the time our server disappeared.

Overall I would say this place is worth the stop but I wouldn't expect anything earth shattering.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brew_ski
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Formerly a Bennigan's, the place was fairly spacious, with large bar and and dining room separated by glass partition. Z-shaped bar seats 16-20 people. 12 beers on tap, the two I tried were ok. Service was friendly, but with minimal beer knowledge. Had the chicken tenders...ok... reasonable price.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of barflybastard
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rideguy64
3.89/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jmrobbins84
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of BeckySchout
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of aqualung23
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Stermax
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of K-Lew
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of ladyivory
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DaveGood
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of de1m0nte
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of beermeister9
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of crowsnest
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Stopped by Marley's at their new location ... Rte 11 about a mile from downtown Bloomsburg (old location). Great atmosphere and much more "elbow room" than the previous location. Great selection of craft beers including Pack Dog Peanut Butter Ale and a nitro driven Foggy Dog Expresso Porter. Stopped by on our way through for a growler and some appetizers. Lobster bisque, coconut shrimp and potato skins ... all excellent, tasty and well-presented. Service was great ... our waiter was well versed with craft beers. Reasonably priced. Worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

Mark - Pine Grove

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Photo of tommyguz
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Finally, the wife and I found ourselves with the chance to stop at Marley's. We had one major concern though, we were traveling with our dog! That could have been a big factor in our ability to stop, because we would never want to leave the dog in the car for an extended period of time. I called up my friend from college, Andrea, and asked her about Marley's and also if she would want to meet us for a drink. She told me they have an outdoor patio that was dog friendly. I was very excited to hear that. We decided we would definitely stop this time around.

Seeing that it was an overcast, cool day, we decided to run inside quick and get a sampler and a quick bite to eat as we were waiting for our friend to Arrive. After our bite to eat, we ventured out to the patio and brought the dog to hang out on the patio with us and enjoyed catching up with Andrea, while sampling some of Marley's brews.

In this dog themed restaurant, the atmosphere was pretty low key but we were there on a random Thursday in the summer. I don't know where they came up with the dog theme, as their is no history on their webpage, but it is a pretty neat theme. I didn't expect it to be crowded and I was right. There were only a handful of people there. Despite having a full range menu, we ordered an appetizer and some salads. The appetizer was one that is always the wife and I's go to when it is on the menu, Coconut Shrimp! The coconut shrimp was good, but the real star of that plate was the Pineapple Coconut Pina Colada dipping sauce. Unreal! The rest of the food was good. We saw they had a brick oven for Pizza's but we decided we just didn't feel like a pizza. I am not sure if they do, but if they don't, they should use the spent grain from brewing for their pizza dough. That combined with a brick oven would be ridiculous!

Anyways, I ordered a sampler of 6 of their beers, as the wife is still pregnant and didn't have anything to drink. I wanted a large variety and went with the Cat Chaser IBA, Tire Chaser IPA, Kong Kolsch, Bitch in Wheat Hefeweizen, Guard Dog Porter and the Maple Irish Red on Nitro as my six samples. The beer that really caught my attention was their Peanut Butter Ale, but I opted for a full glass of that (review to follow). The thing that really put Marley's over the top, in my opinion, was the fact that we could sit out on their patio, eat and drink, all while our dog was out there with us. I really appreciated that, especially since we were traveling with our dog. I mean it is a Dog Themed Brewery after all.

We were very happy with our visit to Marley's and I hope to stop by again to check out some more of their beers as well as try one of their Brick Oven Pizza's. The only complaint I have about Marley's is that they weren't around when I was living in Bloomsburg, but I guess they can't be completely at fault with that.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Visited on a Saturday evening. Place was crowded.

Not a place I will be visiting again, considering the other brewpub options in this part of PA.

A - Your average clean, well lit place, but undistinquishable from any Chi-Chi's or Applebee's. I liked their previous location (downtown) and vide much, much better.

Q - No compliants.

S - Service was great. Our waitress was attentive. When we had an issue with the meal the manager arrived very quickly. Some simple questions about the beers on tap were met with reasaonable answers.

S - House beers were average to slightly above. They do have guest beers from local brewers (Stoudt's and Purple Healer when we visited).

F - Hit or miss. I ordered the prime rib special, which was horrible. I spoke to the manager who admitted that it was the last piece of the day. It was thick cardboard. The manager removed the item from the check, I politely turned down their offer for a replacement entre or a dessert.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

As I was rolling through the area, I popped in for a pint. The place was closing at 5 for some kind of renovations, I think. The bartender seemed to have no problem serving me, even though it was about 4:50, or so. Nice looking place. Clean and mellow. Selection was fairly thorough. The one I had was okay. Not sure I'd go out of my way to stop here again, since it would be out of my being in Bloomsburg and all. But it was nice to check out.

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Marley's Brewery And Grille in Bloomsburg, PA
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