Isaac Newton's

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

37 Reviews
Isaac Newton'sIsaac Newton's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

18 S State St
Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940-1988
United States

(215) 860-5100 | map
www.isaacnewtons.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Taps:
23
Bottles/Cans:
105
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very worthwhile spot. Nice medium sized room, with lots of windows, wood beams etc. Nice wooden bar, also an outside patio area. Extensive bottle selection, all stored in good looking coolers behind the bar. 20 taps, about 15 rotate. Quality selections in bottle or tap. They had Stone's Ruination on tap, as well as a nice mix of domestic micros and imports. They also try to use the extensive appropriate glassware selection that they keep behind the bar. No time to try the chow. I will next time. This was a very pleasant spot for a brew. Only about one mile from Tyler state park, with its top notch Frisbee golf course. Great place for any BA to enjoy, relax and sample some quality suds.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ctylinebeer
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I go to Bucks and frequent this place when I'm down there studying. Really good beer selection and the bartenders are very knowledgeable about the beers on tap. Easily 20 beers with tons of bottles to choose from. Really neat old building too. Best burgers in the area!

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Photo of HollandTunnels
4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of cmpqse
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Food could be much better and beer knowledge could be better

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Photo of PhillyFoodie
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Been to this spot about a dozen times or so with some beer-loving pals from work. Amazing place to stay a while and drink some beers. Selection is best in the area only to a couple of select bars in downtown Philly. Two of the bartenders I've had there tend to be a bit snotty but the servers are amazingly helpful and cheery. Food is REALLY good for a bar but can be a bit pricey. It's ok if it keeps the place clear of riff-raff though.

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Photo of Stonecrab
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5

I was pretty let down by this place. One of our party was sick after a taster of beer- not sure if it was an unclean glass or a spoiled keg. There were many disappointments here, including the beer selection and atmosphere, but the service was pretty good. I lucked into a decent food selection but the rest of the party had sad and crappy dinners that night. Not sure why it's so well regarded, except perhaps in comparison to the rest of the local beer bar selections.

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Photo of Dietrich
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Always a goof beer selection always good food

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Apicius
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of PAKeith
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kswan53
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of scooter97
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of dcurse
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KBrady
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Wonderful beer-centric location in the quaint little town of Newtown, PA. Located in what seems like a converted farmhouse, the bar area is dimly lit containing chalkboards filled completely with their bottle and draft offerings. Typically 15+ draft and 50+ bottles available. Rest of the restaurant has a farmhouse feel, with more chalkboards, cozy booths, and good views. Food is decent; above average for a bar although not worth a trip just for eating.
Full event schedule of specialty beer tappings and brewery visits make it a spot worth going regularly.

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Photo of NYR_Rob
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Isaac Newton's is a great restaurant/bar. Their beer selection is one of the best in Bucks County. It's great to have a local place that has such a wide variety and a knowledgeable staff. Each week, they seem to have an event featuring either a brewery or a style. Their food menu is equally excellent. The portions are sufficient and the quality is above par for the area.

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Photo of HuaJiao
3.94/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Newton's is a great place to find a variety of craft beer without venturing into one of the nearby major cities. There are fifteen or so beers on tap at any given time, and I've always been able to try something new. Special keg tappings and tap take-over events bring in even more unique offerings. The food is pretty solid for a bar. Service has been friendly to me. The beers are rather expensive, but I'm willing to pay for things that aren't often seen on tap. If you go after 10PM during the week, all but the top-tier selections are half off, so it's well worth it in the evenings!

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Photo of pcsnyder
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I used to live in Newtown, so I used to go to Isaac Newton's fairly regularly. I've been back several times since I moved out of the area, but I enjoy my time there less and less because the service has really gone down the tubes. The wait-staff seems to have this really arrogant attitude (based on half a dozen different waiters/waitresses/bartenders over half a dozen visits, spanning several months). Their selection is the only reason that I really go there. I can always find something I haven't tried before, which is a huge draw for me.

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Photo of olblueyes1915
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Been to this place quite a few times with a friend of mine who has been going there a long time and knows the people who work there simply from being a long time patron. The first few times I went was with my friend, and had a great experience. Beer selection is always good, and can be easily read on their chalk board. Food is not bad, but they try to go too fancy with their food instead of keeping it to a simple recipe, then put a big price tag on it. Wait time for food definitely needs improvement. I went twice without my friend who knows the staff, and it was a completely different experience. There was not much help when asking about the beer selections, and the service itself was much to be desired. I noticed through the times I had gone, that the regulars get ALL of their attention, and the "not so regulars" are almost ignored. Not a very good way to attract more "regulars" if you ask me. I did still give it a higher score based mainly on their beer selection and atmosphere. Also, forgot to mention the elbow room on a busy night is lacking.

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Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA
93 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.
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