Hoptron Brewtique

BA SCORE
4.22/5
28 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

22 W Main St
Patchogue, New York, 11772-3052
United States

(631) 438-0296 | map
hoptronbrewtique.com

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Added by RandomBattle on 12-17-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
28
pDev:
13.74%
 
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Photo of andrewerrico
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of allistermcg
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I love Hoptron! They have an excellent selection for both drafts and bottles to take home. They have fantastic people working there. The atmosphere is laid back and fun, and I have always met interesting people when stopping in for a drink. Highly recommended for any craft beer enthusiast.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Can't really speak to the food as I have never eaten here, but that's a moot point. I will save a lot of time and say that I have been going to this bar since they first opened years ago, initially masquerading as a craft bar that had "rare" or "desirable" beer but now they are coming into their own and have just that available. The bartenders are always cool and they even do free homebrew classes and also own a homebrew shop that is a few steps away. If I'm going to Patchogue, it's either Hoptron, Bobbique, Del Fuego or Tap Room.

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Photo of JaredSammy
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Steban
3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of antman27
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great vibe ..lots of bottles and cans mix a 6 to go ..always has new selection on tap !

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Photo of ZenBiscuits
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of AaronDio
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is, hands down, the nicest looking bar I've ever seen. The cool thing is I found this place by complete accident. I came to Patchogue for BrickHouse Brewery, which was okay, and decided to check out the surrounding area because it looked pretty neat, and lo and behold: Hoptron Brewtique!

They have an incredible bottle selection and lots of cool seating and beautiful wood floors, walls and ceilings. The draft list isn't that great, mostly because it's almost entirely Long Island breweries (boo), but you can easily find world-class non-local bottles. It is definitely worth the trip out here for this place and I can't wait until I get the chance to come out here again.

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Photo of Tank880
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

First time here. A wonderful place. I came on a Friday afternoon. The brew personnel were extremely knowledgable. Great selection of beers from tap to can. Take homes on growlers. Many great local brews. But the many other prizes from "off island." I could not be more pleased. The village is fantastic with great pubs, but this place is the diamond.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Hoptron. It had a nice community sense with the long tables and board games. The soft wood and great natural lighting was also very nice. They had a nice selection of beers to go, I was able to pick up a couple Wulvers and BB Siberian Night. The 16 taps were nice as well but I found the selection to actually be a little dull. They had 4 IPAs, 4 Stouts, several wits and several saisons on tap. Where are the options? If I wanted a sour, or a Belgian ale, or if I wanted to try a new style I had no choice even if I selected a can.

I didn't try the food while I was there but the barman was quite friendly and answered any questions I had about the place. Ultimately, I'd gladly go back but I would hope their 16 rotating taps would make other options available.

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Photo of DannyWils
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of AdamPenna
3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Hoptron doesn't quite know what it is. Is it a Starbuck's? Is it a tasting room? Is it a beverage center? What? It's hard to sit down and talk to anyone, because the acoustics are bad. Live music here is a mistake. The selection of beer was good, but the beer was flat and warm. I like that they offer scratch paper for taking beer notes. The best part is the community seating, the benches and feast-style tables, and I love the idea of the board games. My wife and I played Trivial Pursuit and tried a flight or three. It's worth a trip, but I wouldn't go back. You're better off going to the Tap Room down the road. There may not be any scratch paper there for taking beer notes, but at least it feels like a tap room. At least, it isn't confused.

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Photo of Richieboy81
3.57/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in there on a Saturday afternoon around 4pm. There was about 10-15 others either at the counter or sitting at tables, listening to live music. I got a flight of some random picks off the menu, a pint for my wife, and we grabbed a small cozy table in the front corner with our 3 month old in the stroller. Very open, well lit space.
Seemed a bit slow during the day but I would imagine a weekend night filling up quickly.

Walked around back to the Homebrew Shop for some odds and ends. Nice little shop, well stocked, helpful workers.

I would consider going back again.

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

This is a great place that incorporates a craft beer bar, with a bottle shop, and a homebrew supply store all in one. What the fuck is better than drinking beer while shopping for beer?

Atmosphere is modern, sleek and clean. Really easy going and laid back. It's also all about beer. No sports, TV's, or any other bullshit. (They actually have one tv and they had the mets game on so you can't fault that right?)

Service is there if you need it but very laid back. If you approach them with questions they are very helpful and if you just want to hang and browse they leave you alone.

The selections is top notch and always rotating. On tap they feature LI beers but always get in a couple of the country's premier drafts as well. Their bottle selection is awesome and they feature building your own six pack which is just great.

The only downside is that they are pricey. If you hit happy hour they offer half off on local drafts.

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Photo of MJsGhost
2.82/5  rDev -33.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3

While I love the idea that they have going on at this place, they fall short in a few places. I do love american beers but not sure why they won't sell anything from Belgium or other countries. When I asked tall kid behind bar to recommend a beer, I was offered a Magic Hat Elder Betty. Now I am not saying this is a shitty beer, but why would anyone with beer knowledge offer it?

The atmosphere is nice and clean, growler price's are way to high. They seem to like spending money on stuff to make them look good but has no real substance, but does add $$$ to price passed on to consumer.

Homebrewing a great addition, now all they need is someone that actually knows how to brew. I don't need help with an add water and stir extract kit, but would like to learn more above that level.

Employee behind bar had knowledge but seemed that he was educated by sales people, not beer people. Couple women I am guessing were owners, not beer snobs, just snobby and off putting.

Overall, the area has a so many beer/bars/brewing that being the most expensive and not the smartest (or friendliest) might not be a great business plan.

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Photo of Harryrass
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

As usual, I go to a place a few times before rating it. I kept hoping for better, but that was not the case.
Visit #1
Welcomed with a smile and chatted up by the girl with the hat. Seemed nice enough. Tall, thin guy behind the bar was definately the reason I hung around. Nice & knowledgeble. Nice place, I'll come back.
Visit #2
Wandered in for a flight. Cool idea. then just sat around people watching for a bit. staff didn't seem to care I was there (place was fairly empty) Tall, thin guy had a brief conversation with me. Introduced himself as Patrick. The two girls just ignored me. Picked up an overpriced growler and split. I'll come again. Maybe an off night for the girls?
Visit #3
Ordered a pint. Engaged in a brief conversation with one of the owners. When I inquired about their growler prices, she got angry with me for saying that the prices were to high. I didn't say it with any attitude, but I got a load of it in return. Not going back.

Good beer line-up quality wise.
nice looking, but sterile, not so comfy place. Very clean though.
service seems to be better if you are a "friend" of the place
Selection covers any style you want, good, but not great choices
Simple, but decent food
Over priced growlers & to a lesser extent bottles.
Bottle selection is very limited. Whoever said it rivals any distributor in the area has not beer to the superb stores in Bellport or Bayport. Both of which are 10 minutes away in either direction. Anytime I see a 5/5 rating, and that person has only rated one place, I have my doubts.
If I was a hipster, they may have treated me better, and I may have liked it better. Hipsters go here, everyone else go to Bobbique or Tap room.

Oh, and if you go, talk with Patrick. I look at him as the only reason they have a decent following.

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Photo of nmatros
4.43/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Recently had the chance to enjoy a flight of Spider Bite with cheese pairings as part of LI Craft Beer Week. The establishment is committed to serving fresh and original craft beers, taking great pride in the local offerings from the Long Island beer boom.

It's a phenomenal place to discover something new and to find kindred spirits who like to talk about beer.

I feel my beer education has tripled since I began sampling flights and picking up growler-fills at this fine purveyor.

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Photo of Bizoneill
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

What a great place to add to the already booming craft beer scene in Patchogue! Hoptron is a great beer bar that any person could walk in to and find the right beer for them. I applaud them for always offering fresh local beers from LI and for the great selection while only having 16 taps. I am a big fan of what they did with the layout. In the front they have a loungy feel and when you get closer to the bar you get some high tables to the left. When you head to the back it turns into a beer garden communal long tables set up where you are surrounded by all of the available bottles for sale. They also have a fridge full of cold bottles and cans. When ordering the staff is very knowledgeable about the beers and can help you pick out the best beer for you. They are also very friendly and love to spread the word of good beer. They also offer flights which is always a plus in my book! My favorite thing about Hoptron is actually their website. i always check it out before i head over to see whats on tap but not only do they tell you whats on tap but they tell you how much is left in the keg! They have a little icon that lights up green when full, yellow when half and red when almost gone. This feature is great for letting me know how fast I need to drive to get the beer I want ;)

If you are in Patchogue Hoptron is a definite place to stop and check out.... Good vibe, Good beer and Good people.

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Hoptron Brewtique in Patchogue, NY
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