Isaac Newton's

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

55 Ratings
Isaac Newton'sIsaac Newton's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 860-5100 | map
isaacnewtons.com

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Added by WilliamPhilaPa

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Taps:
23
Bottles/Cans:
105
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by PopeDX:
Photo of PopeDX
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Wow, this place is definately the unsung hero of the suburban beer scene. How this place doesn't get more credit and crunk is beyond me. C'mon Lew, this is in your neck of the woods...

Near the upper streches of I-95 and Route 1 in sleepy Newtown (note: this is Newtown in Bucks County, NOT Newtown Square...), this place isn't that far off of the beaten path. Newtown has a cool Main Street-type ambiance with neat little boutiques that you can send the Mrs. to if you aren't as lucky as I to have a swillin' missy. Have a few beers at the bar from the 19 taps (no American macros, but there's some common Euros...the Inbev 3 and Guinness...but the rest are micros and good imports). Some rarer stuff on tap as well. My last time there they had just kicked a keg of Vic'ree Harvest Pils, and I enjoyed a Rodenbach Alexander. They have an extensive bottle selection as well. Think Eulogy or Monk's, without the strong Belgian focus. Service has always been fast and courteous, and they seem to be not ignorant to what they're serving.

The food there is pretty good...the Belgian frites are much better than Monk's, but not quite at Eulogy level. The dipping sauce may be better than either, though. They're quite a treat, although the serving is a bit small. The mussels were pretty good, drenched in a red sauce. Again, the serving was on the small side. The other food we've had there has been pretty spot-on. Prices for beer and food were a bit on the expensive side, though not as bad as downtown Philly. There's plenty of off-street parking.

You're about 20 minutes from Triumph New Hope as well as the Porterhouse and the Candlewyck, and probably about a half-hour from Triumph Princeton and the Grey Lodge. So not great for pubcrawling, but it's a nice place to go to dinner or the bar with family or non-beery people. Overall sort of a Drafting Room meets Eulogy sort of vibe.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My new go-to spot just 2 blocks from house. Love the dark warm and cozy vibe I get from the bar on a cloudy afternoon. Great quality beer from Russian River to the choicest local breweries such as Sole Artisan Ales, Tired Hands and Free Will frequently on tap or in bottles/cans. Great bartenders who love beer and hook you up if you hook them up. Always a good selection of drafts and bottle and they always have at least one Tired Hands beer on tap. Just revamped their menu too which is great with lots of great classic pub fair as well as different unique as well healthier options as well. Only thing I would add that could be a drawback is the their bottles of rarer beers can be costly as well as some of their drafts but good craft beer comes at a price, and I am willing to pay.

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Photo of dank203
4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

kind of a small town gem type of place. good food, awesome beer selection, lots of bottles too

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Photo of ctylinebeer
5/5  rDev +18.5%
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 +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of cmpqse
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
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 +11.4%
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 -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
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 +18.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Always a goof beer selection always good food

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of scooter97
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of KBrady
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -6.4%
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 -6.6%
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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4.22 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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