The Fridge

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91
outstanding

22 Reviews
The FridgeThe Fridge
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

534 N Mulberry St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603-2923
United States

(717) 490-6825 | map
www.beerfridgelancaster.com

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Added by Hophead101 on 08-30-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
60
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
400
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited here on 2011-09-03

I'd been looking forward to the opening of The Fridge for quite some time. It's high time Lancaster had a place with a fine bottle selection of craft brews.

The low-slung building is easily reached from Harrisburg Pike or James Street and is right behind The Arts Hotel.

The seating area is a bit larger than Al's of Hampden and is decorated with framed pictures of old refrigerator advertising; a nice touch. It's a good space.

Everyone was friendly and the service was quick.

The bottle selection was very good and I found some IPAs and DIPAs I'd not tried. I got a six-pack of 12 ozs to go, which comes with a 10% discount over the singles price: 15% if you get 8 bottles. There are also bombers, which seemed pricey to me, so I passed.

There are six taps and each one was a winner. The growler prices are more reasonable than the bombers and I got a growler of Stone Ruination to go.

I had a glass of Smuttynose Homunculus with my Pesto/Pistachio pizza. They seem to specialize in white pizzas. My smallish, thin slice was pretty good. The thin crust wasn't NY crispy style and the toppings were a little skimpy but the price was just $3.00. I guess I would've rather had a big, $5.00, full-meal slice with some marinara sauce.

Overall, I think The Fridge is off to a good start and they will dial in their food, beer selection, number of taps and prices to meet market demand. Definitely glad they are here in my county and I will certainly be returning from time-to-time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of yergermeister
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of PorterThwarter
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of curmudgeon236
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Wonderful selection of bottles and drafts, always go "ooooohhhh" when perusing the coolers. Good choices for drafts. Have not explored much of the menu, but was not overly impressed by the pricey reheated 'artisan' pizza slices... but face it... it's all about the beer, and they deliver in spades!

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Photo of ShanePB
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Edwin3781
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

I've been in this store three times and won't go back. They definitely get some hard to get bottles but their prices are always far more expensive than I see elsewhere. Also bottles of Maine Brewing Co are always far past their best by dates.

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Photo of intobenme
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dodge408
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great place and cozy atmosphere. Parking lot is tiny so get there early. A very impressive line of beer, hundreds to be honest. A bit pricey but I understand and respect that they risked alot to achieve where they are at. The food is good but not much of a selection. They do take pride in using local crops and produce which is awesume. They always have several varities of house made pizzas and always have free water. Great place to socialize with friends and family. I would consider this a must visit kind of place for any beer lovers within 100 miles or so. I drive 180 miles round trip...completely worth it! Oh, and excellent service from everyone there

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DaveHack
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of 6s_N_7s
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Highest priced beer for the area, usually a great selection though. Food is alright, but limited to pizza and some other snacks.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Great selection, gets extremely busy at times though. Never tried the food but it looks good.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dbl_delta
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Outstanding selection of bottles at reasonable prices. Food looked good but I had just had lunch. It's a half block from the office so I'll definitely be back!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MarkGamber
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

I live about 15 minutes from here and, being a seaon ticket holder for the local baseball team which is across the street from The Fridge, I'm here fairly often during baseball season. There's always something good on tap and there's a great selection of bottles and cans to choose from, too. The prices are a bit steep compared to other bottle shops I've visited and the food is ok but service is very good and the atmosphere is always interesting. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Photo of Afroman
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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The Fridge in Lancaster, PA
4.1 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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