Isaac Newton's

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(215) 860-5100 | map
isaacnewtons.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
56
pDev:
10.14%
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by zoso1967:
Photo of zoso1967
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This place can be a little bit hard to find, so I recommend checking out their website, which has pretty good directions.

The establishment is divided up into two sections, one is a restaurant seating area, and the other is a pretty large bar area with plenty of standing room and tables around the edge. One time when I was there it was pretty busy, but even though not everyone had a table, there was definitely personal space for all patrons in the bar.

It has a dark and worn in feeling, with the taps listed on a blackboard hung up on the wall. I do not have the best eyesight, and that combined with the darkness means sometimes I have to get kinda close to read the list, but that might just be more of my problem.

They have probably 25 taps, with maybe about 10 of them always seeming like they are the same thing. Still, they get some tasty beers in and seem to do a decent job of rotating stuff out. Glassware and lines have always been clean.

Service is where I find this place is kind of lacking. Usually the servers/bartenders are serviceable, but I have never been super impressed with their knowledge, and sometimes they are downright clueless. If you know what you want though, you should be fairly safe.

I have never tried the food here, but it looks and smells like it might be pretty decent.

Prices are a bit on the steep side, but what do you expect? This is Newtown after all.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of q33jeff
4.41/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
5/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +3.5%
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 +17.9%
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 +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of cmpqse
3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
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 +10.8%
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 -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
3.2/5  rDev -24.5%
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 +17.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Always a goof beer selection always good food

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KBrady
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -6.8%
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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Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA
Place rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 56 ratings