Blue Dog Pub

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

850 S Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446-4261
United States

(215) 368-6620 | map

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Reviews by slander:
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I traded up slices in Schwenksville (yes, that’s a real place) for a beer & a better meal. My 3rd time out; I pretty know what I’m getting into. Located in a strip mall on 363, here, much like their other location, albeit not here. My ‘don’t feel like heading down to Philly proper alternative’, sort of kind of almost on the way back to the hotel the long way around...

Front corner beer, well it’s not exactly a store, no, it’s more its own room and then not really even that, more like a corner sectioned off with a ‘pay here’ cut through to the bar side. Singles & sixes, 22’s, 750’s, magnums, gifty stuff, warm & coolered cold. I see Bells, Port Brewing, Russian River, Great Lakes, Deschutes; things we don’t get in NY (fuckers!) and some girl’s getting’ her 40’s on; something for everyone, I suppose. The beer store piece gets some action.

Past there, the down and around ‘U’ shaped bar with a black laminate top, worn wood lip, panel base, and a brick foot box; seating for 2 dozen or so on wood chairs. Glassware stacked on a cooler at the end of the bar, wellings below all around.

Yellow panel & painted walls over slat wood lowers, and large sheet mirrors on the backside of the bar wall. Black & white marbled tiling looking floors, and strip mall store drop ceiling. 9 flatscreens for game (I’ll be looking for Yankees baseball on one of them in short order, please), viewable from anywhere you are in the place, and other than the dog prints on the far wall, the décor is that of brewery & pub signage, mirrors, neons, things that spin, etc. 5 booths on the wall and 4 tables sharing a bench length down past there. 2 hightops & a lowboy to the rear beyond the small pool table there, along with electronic darts and a juke.

On one side of the bar, 6 taps on a copper roundy tower, and a pair of solo handles. On the other side, a row of 10, a fruity beer duo, and a solo nitro. The paper beer menus list the lucky 21 taps on up atop and items coming soon down below. When something kicks, they cross it out and draw an arrow to show what’s just come up. Seems they rip through some beer here. Pretty quickly. It’s an, um, interesting mix. Roughly 1/3 craft beer (which I took nearly entirely in on a set of samplers, we’ll get to that), and the other 2/3 made up of mostly meh imports (Jandrain-Jandrenouille VI Saison, Palm, Konig Ludwig Weiss, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Lindemans Framboise, Van Diest Fruli Strawberry, Stella, Heineken), macros, big brands, and a cider (Miller Lite, Bud Light, Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Yuengling, Woodchuck).

Monday is sampler night; 4 shorty 4oz glasses for $4.99 (down from their usual $6.50). I will play. First round brought the Bells Java Stout (lovely), Founders Centennial IPA (yes), Stoudts Housefest (Octo, pretty good), & Prism/Evil Genius/Round Guys collab Belgian Black IPA (just okay). The second round saw the Shawnee Apiarius Ale (an APA brewed with honey, actually not bad), Fish 10 Fish Tale Ale (‘cause I need to be drinking barleywine, almost DIPAish, this one did not suck), Arcadia Hop Rocket Impy IPA (okay), and I opted out of the last remaing craft beer (Manayunk Yunkers Noctornum) for the Jandrain Jandrenouille VI Saison (pleasant enough as Saisons go).

And the dinner I upgraded to from crappy pizza at work. Last time out, I had the salmon (kickin’), and the time before that, the twin chicken breasts with a mango salsa (seriously solid), so I’m expecting the food of the good again, good again, good again. Started with the French onion soup, which was pretty killer. With the ordering of an entrée, you’re dealt a side salad (dressings of the not French so I slummed it with something vinaigrette). It was a good croutony salad, I did dig. And the blackened twin chicken breasts (It’s a well known fact that the blackening of anything ups its base awesomeness threefold), with caramelized onions, avocado salad, & black bean sauce. This was yet another great entrée, arriving over smashed potatoes of really good and a veggie side, as usual. Portions, they are plentiful. Good kitchenings here.

Music is a mix of generally not my play list (Chili Peppers ‘Zephyr’ & The Four Tops ‘Baby, I need your loving’ intermingled), and has now done the country shift again. It’s dead here tonight, but usually there’s a funny mix of non craft beer regulars and not. Servers are pleasant, some more beery than others. Got a Founders Breakfast Stout once before that was not that beer. You can tell me otherwise all you want, and I don’t care what the tap marker says; I’m the 1% who would actually know the difference. Otherwise, it’s all been good. Tap selection goes hit or miss and carries a lot of meh, I get it. But they do do promos (Next up: High hops & extra rare beers), and I think you can get anything from the store upfront and consume here. Food is really good, and they mix it up some. This could become my Monday night house.

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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

New update - Consistently good service, well above average. Don't know if they changed management or if I just had a bad streak there but I no longer hesitate to come in here. And somehow they have found a way to cram even more beer into what might make a large closet in one of the big houses around here.
Update - Like I say, we have limited beer buying opportunities here in PA, and this place is right next to the (state-run) liquor store, so I went in there again and the guy who served me was much more friendly than I've encountered here in quite a while. I went back again and the woman who rang up my beer was also friendly. No idea if management is trying to emphasize customer service or its just the luck of the draw, but I'll put this place back on my list.

Plus it looks like they are trying to expand their selection-- which is tough given their limited space.

First of all, keep in mind that we have weird liquor laws in PA so there are very few places to get more than a basic selection of beer.

That having been said, Blue Dog Pub in Lansdale has a relatively good selection of beers. The stock changes constantly (though some favorites are always available) and they usually have a few $1.99 craft bottles on sale for low cost experimentation. Usually a few more exotic items as well.

My problem is that the service is lousy. The wait staff who are servicing the bar and the tables also have to work the take out window. As a result they are a little stressed out and you have to wait. One time I commented that the beer I bought on a previous visit was bad (it had gone skunky even tho I opened it as soon as I got home); his reaction was basically "it sucks to be you."

As a result I have been exploring other locations nearby. Its hard to find them. If you are not as picky about service as I am, then you might like to visit Blue Dog pub for its take out. As for beer on tap and food, I havent eaten there in years, not since a bartender spilled beer on me and laughed about it (I should mention that the manager refunded my money).

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Photo of hippityhops85
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have worked in the Lansdale area for a few years now and this place a definitely a diamond in the rough. The bottle shop in and of itself is worth a visit with an excellent selection of chilled and room temperature bottles at reasonable prices (for PA).

The draft selections are usually excellent and rotated constantly. My only gripe is that everything is served insanely cold so if you're ordering a big stout I'd order a 2nd beer of a different style just to allow the stout to warm.

The food has seemed to have improved slightly in the past few months. I know they brought on a new chef and he seems to be experimenting with a lot of game animals which is cool but it might be jumping the shark a bit. I usually get the grilled cheese with tomato and bacon (yum).

The staff is friendly and efficient. Courtney is super knowledgeable about what's on draft and what's pouring nicely and I would definitely throw any of your beer-related questions her way.

All in all, the Blue Dog stands out in Lansdale as a really nice drinking establishment with a fantastic selection. I'd look to get onto Chris' mailing list so you can stay abreast of what's new in the bottle shop. Highly recommended.

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Photo of slentz
4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Figured it was time I update my review of this place.

The Blue Dog Pub in Lansdale is quite local to me. They have a great draft list and nice bottle shop. Some bottles are priced accordingly while a few are a bit overpriced. However, for the most part the bottle prices here are very good compared to other bottle shops in the area and I can usually find something that fits the bill. They regularly update their tap list and post on facebook about which beer was recently tapped. I regularly attend the beer event they hold on the first Friday of every month and my friends and I always have a great time.

In my opinion the food here has gotten much better lately. I had a Cajun ahi tuna sandwich a few weeks ago that was simply sublime. The specials menu is changed every week and there are always interesting things to find and challenge your palate.

Ultimately, the Blue Dog Lansdale has a great tap list, good/great bottle selection, and good food. Don't hesitate to check it out.

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Photo of haazer
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The front entrance is littered with various beer brand signs and posters. When you walk in there selection is directly to the right of you. Theres a shelf about 6' high by about 3 1/2' wide with 4 shelves of different beer lined up. On the side wall is about 5 cooler doors worth of brews, some macros at the end but theres more craft and imports in there. Then in front of the cooler is another desk with various bottles displayed. Its not a very large area, but their selections is pretty damn good. Not too mention the times I've been in there the bottles have changed, so they seem to rotate frequently. Their tap selection is excellent also.

The bar itself has some booth seating along the left wall for eating. The bar is a large U shape and extends almost the length of the establishment. The food is standard pub grub, cheese steaks, mozzarella stix, fries, that stuff.

The atmosphere is that of a sportsbar. They've got about 5 flat screens in the place, all of them playing sports center or a game if theres one on. The jukebox always seems to be on and at a fairly audible level even if theres no one in the place. The service was ok, I asked for a beer menu and then was left alone for about 10 minutes. That could've been better. But hey, this place is all about the beer and I always take some home with me when I leave. I could drop tons of money in there just on their selection alone if I had a better job.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I have been to the Blue Dog a few times to eat, many times to drink, altough lately more for to-go beer, as they have expanded from just the coolers to some shelves of warm bottles.

The atomsphere is more of sports bar, with a lot of TVs, a pool table and dart board. On weekend nights there is jukebox, and sometimes DJ or karaoke.

The quality of beers they have on tap is always great, ranging from Belgian to US craft brew from all over.

The selection for take-out is great too as previously mentioned. some of the rarer special release bombers and 750ml bottles are a little too pricey for me, but i'm probably not the only one, as some seem to sit for awhile. I more enjoy being able to try single 12oz bottles from some of the quality out-of-state breweries (like bells, founders, great divide, dark horse, etc) that they have carried.

the food is standard pub food, the cheese fries are a favorite late night snack

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Been coming here for a few years on and off but mostly for take out.

A- This place has a idenity crisis. I would say it's pretty much a sports bar with some good beer on tap as well as the swill. A locals kind a place, not a destination bar.

Q- I had a DFH Pangeea that tasted like str8 up ass once and a swore off the taps for a bit, it was horrid. Nowadays the beer is tasting somewhat better so I guess they are cleaning the lines on a more regular basis. Bot the cleanest looking estabishment here either, the bathrooms are well kept though.

S- It's either hit or miss but mostly the latter. The bartenders here really just dont know their beer and it shows. Some help does come with a smile but it's once in a blue moon. On one hand they have a lady who kinda knows her beer and on the other is a guy with a huge attitude and could care less about the beer, not to mention the customers.

S- I like the to go selection here, there is always something that i'm trying to pick up. I don't know what other people are saying but the prices here are kinda lower than other beer destinations in the area. It's true that some bottles are priced higher than regular but it's mostly lower. They have some nice tap selections mixed in with BMC, it just depends on what day you show up.

F- Truthfully, I think the food here is not all that great, I've never been impressed with anything I've had here, which is odd because I love bar food. A pretty extensive menu though.

All in all I like the Blue Dog Tavern leaps and bounds from the pub version.Come here and get some take out, but watch your tap choices because some will amaze you on how unkept they are.

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Photo of Jettanbass9
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Oh blue dog, you are the ol' neighborhood staple. First time goers beware, its your typical bar. Pool tables, cheap fakey juke box, smokey including 40-50% make up of the BMC crowd. However! Mike, the bartender there, gets some excellent beers that are rotated quite frequently. Brewers nights are done about once a month and the bottle selection usually has quite a few surprises in the cold case.

The service on the otherhand is quite poor... Unless you get Mike, or the chick with the blonde hair... you might be out of luck. My buddy asked for a Wit beer once with a lemon, the bartender laughed as he was about to hand it to him and said now thats a real mans beer.... bullshit if you ask me, cause i never asked for his opinion.... anyway...

The food is your normal pub grub... definitely endulge in the sweet potato fries... perfect snack food for beer drinkin.

Value? Not so bad for the area. I support them cause its the closest bottle shop and beer bar. They do a great job keeping new stuff on tap, so no matter when you go something new will be there.

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Photo of duff74
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

On Saturday I enjoyed their Lagunitas IPA and Stoudt's Double IPA on tap (nice selection). Previous posts stated the lines were not clean. Not so - both drafts were very fresh and bartendress corrected how I pronounced "Lagunitas". Take-out has a fantastic selection of craft beers and imports.

My experience eating here has always exceeded standard "pub grub" - some of the specials are very creative and tasty. I had a bison burger that surpassed anything I had in Wyoming.

Although the atmosphere is average right now, my understanding is that the owner will be expanding - all in all great things to come.

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Photo of TomDecapolis
2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

I work right around the corner from the Blue Dog Pub and live about 10 minutes away. I have been here on numerous occasions both for dinner, Happy Hour and beer to go.

The take out section is basically the only reason I still go here. They have about 3 full coolers of craft beer in addition to your standard swill. They make a decent effort to get in the more "rare" craft beer in. But tend to charge a bit too much. For instance they were charging over $20 for Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu, which is just uncalled for when Capones is selling it for close to $10.

They don't take care of their taps at all. I would not suggest draft beer from here at all. A year or two ago things seemed to be ok. But the past three times I was in there the beer was just off. Clean your lines!

Food is below average bar food.

For the most part the staff knows nothing about the beer they serve. At least the bar tenders I have had experience with. They tried to tell me that the "house beer" they brewed (I later found out it was brewed by Legacy Brewing in Reading). On three occasions I have made the suggestion to either provide a tap beer menu, or if things change too quickly to at least keep a beer board in which you can list the current tap selections. Either that or educate your staff on what you have on tap.

They do have various brewery nights featuring Legacy, Dogfish Head, Victory, Rock Art, Weyerbacher among others. Bottom line is they are a good place to stop in to see what they have in the coolers for take out. If they get their act together with keeping their lines clean, educating their staff and providing some sort of list of what they have on tap the Blud Dog could be a great craft beer location. Right now they are a confused bar that doesn't know if they want to be the local smoke shack, college frat party, corporate America Happy Hour bar or craft beer heaven.

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Photo of eveman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This place is known for their good draft selection and pretty good take-out. They do have a different brewery night every month which can be really good. I've been to Victory and Dogfish Head. Each time they had about 5 drafts plus the Dogfish night they had the Randall(fresh hop machine). The take-out section is good for the area, but a little bit pricey. I don't think it changes over quick enough. The staff knows their beer as far as I can see. I've had 120 minute from Dogfish here on draft which has got to be a rare one. I used to like this place, but it got old pretty quick.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is a completely dichotomous place. It struck me as a cross between a sports bar (8 monitors), a neighborhood hang-out (2 pool tables and a large crowd watching the play), and at base, the end of a strip mall that could be anything, but thankfully, it is a good beer bar. Their motto, "Come. Sit. Stay." is either meant for the submissive set or the canine at heart.

They have three real claims to fame, as far as I could tell. The first is their bank of upright coolers for take-away beer, and especially the first two doors, where they have a lot of marvelous singles. The owner told me that he is not out to gouge people on singles and thusly charges the cost of a six-pack, divided by six. Fair dinkum, since I've been in some PA bottle/single places where they make their living by making you pay dearly for the privilege of buying something less than a sixer or a case. I was also told that once the renovations next door (the demolition of a Rite Aid) are complete, they will be expanding to nine (9) cooler "doors". The second is their array of ~ twenty (20) taps, which runs the gamut from BMC to locals like Troegs, LNCBC, and Legacy, who makes the house Wit, to Belgians, like Lindeman's. They have a hand pump and, on the night that I visited, a firkin of LNCBC A4G sitting on the bar under gravity-pour! Wow! I cannot remember the last time that I had A4G on cask at LNCBC, but there it was at this local place. The third is their extensive menu, which looked great, but since I had eaten prior to arrival, I wasn't in the mood for more food.

The Mens' and Ladies' rooms are all of the way aft on the left hand side. I always like to know where the are ahead of time to save a litle time, should the need arise. Clean and well-maintained, which is a plus.

Finally, The Idiot Test: Would I bring Mom? Nope. The menu would not be enough to sustain her and the atmosphere just wasn't all that pleasant.

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Photo of tubbnik
4/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Locals bar with a great beer selection. Ambience leaves something to be desired tho. Highlights are the food (A+) and the micros on tap. Usually about 6 to 10 on any given night. I haven't had a problem with dirty lines like some reviewers had. Sometime recently they tapped Troeg's Sunshine Pilsner and it tasted crisp and clean, as have the IPAs I've had lately. And their house beer, Blue Dog White Ale, is quite good, although I'm not sure who makes it. Certinally not anyone who works there. Also, the micro and import take out cooler is fabulous. Huge selection of hard to find beers, especially for the area. I suggest taking the beer home to drink to avoid the $2.25 drink-in surcharge. Theres just something wrong about paying more to open a bottle than the bottle costs itself.

EDIT: The tap handles and bottle shop have been getting insanely good over the past 18 months. The Blue Dog has become a must stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of BitterBrian
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

The only reason to go to the Blue Dog Lansdale is for the singles in the cooler in the front. A decent selection for the area. My first exposure to Southern Tier (I'm a new fan) was here. Nick Stafford English Porter, Avery, Stones, Fuller's, a few belgians and lambics to name some. Recently found Supplication there.
The food - Pub Grub
The Staff - Arrogant and not too concerned about the customers. they tend to socialize with the regulars and treat others as distractions.
Come for the BOTTLED BEER. Not only because the dirty lines, but also so you won't have to wait and be ignored by the staff.

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Photo of tomthumbsblues
2.85/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Basically, the only reason to go to the Blue Dog Pub is because of the beer. The atmosphere of this drop-ceiling establishment is lacking and doesn't live up to its name of "Pub." Often I have been forced to sit at the bar on the stools of the right wall by the wall-length mirror because there aren't any other places to sit. It is usually crowded and noisy. There is always a few people playing at the pool table which makes trips to the bathroom interesting. The waitresses generally seemed annoyed and don't appreciate most of the beer they serve. However, with that being said, the beer selection is the best part of this place. They usually have Victory on tap and always have two lambics as well. The refrigerated case is always stocked with many fine selections and gift sets (I was lucky enough to snag the last St. Bernardus set complete with chalice). They are all fairly priced. This place is the closest where I can get good beer so I'll continue to go back, but mostly for take-home.

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Photo of PopeDX
2.15/5  rDev -38.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Dropped the old crap, the place has deteriorated since. Sandwiches are good, about 7 good beers on tap, not taken care of at all. The atmosphere sucks, it's trying to be a beer bar, a sports bar, a family restaurant and a local club sort of place all at once. Any place with a tequila-chilling machine and weed sprayers for spraying shots probably isn't the best beer bar. You may get looked at funny for ordering a decent beer, and don't even bother asking the waitress or bartender what a particular tap is.

Recent edit - last time I was there I had the crab claws, which were stone crab claws served cold, cooked with no seasoning whatsoever. Not good. From my experience and the reviews of others I'd stick with sandwiches and wings.

Even more recent edit: Ug, every time I stop in this place it makes me desire less and less to go back. This time I stopped in to look for some takeout for Decemberween presents and decided to have a pint while I was there. I ordered a Petrus and there was this black crap floating in it. Absolutely disgusting. The bartender gave me a new one, which tasted nothing like Petrus at all. I don't know if they've ever cleaned the lines there, the beer never tastes anything like what it's supposed to. It's an absolute waste of good beer, and if I had a local brewery I would 100% refuse to have my beer on tap there. I can't remember the last time I was there and had a beer that tasted how it was actually supposed to taste. Hey, there's plenty of Heineken and Bud Light specials during the week though :P

Still, not a bad takeout at prices par for the PA singles course, with a particularly good selection of Stone, Rogue and DFH. Just stay out of the bar/restaurant area, or stick with bottles when you're there. Just get ready for weird looks and apathetic service.

I really want to like this place, since I live about 5 minutes away and there's nothing else near it, but every time I go there I leave with an increasingly sour taste in my mouth, both from the spoiled beer and my bad experience.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

I was not impressed with the blue dog pub. The atmosphere is not good. This place is in a strip mall, and the inside screams strip mall sports bar. The selection here is VERY good, the tap list of near-20 was peppered with a few macros, but mostly micros were filling up the bill. The service, however, was lame. It took a long time for the 1 bartender to take our order, and the place wasnt even full! I mean we were sittting at the bar! The quality of the brews was also not very good. My Dock Street Pils was sour, and wrong, and Ericas Mad Hatter was very buttery, and also not quite right. The food looked good, but we did not order any. I will not be back here again.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

*** EDIT ***
New review: The Blue Dawg Lansdale is now 1.1 miles from my work. I hit it about twice a month. It has measurably improved since my last review!!!

Beers on tap are top notch, albeit limited. The two tap stations offer a decent selection from DFH, The Bruery, Ipswich...ya can catch my drift. Staff is educated with a formidable knowledge base that seems to be handed down from the Top BD Brass.

Smoke is no longer a factor like it used to be. Despite 90% of the clientele harking up a Heineken or mulling over a Miller Lite, the Blue Dog offers up an insatiable bottle selection rife with Rougue, deep with DFG, and chimed with Chimay.

The food menu reads like a diner bible of whos who in PA.

Last swigs: Blue Dog is worth a new walk. Come, sit, Stay.


Found the Blue Dog one night with a couple other BAs looking for something different. We found it on Heineken $2 bottle nite. Guess what was all over the bar? Anyways, this drop ceiling strip-mall joint was a sports bar with good beer selection. A "flower in a mudpuddle" if I may quote Crane. Otherwise, this is macro haven for locals. No beer lovers in sight. The interior decor: 15 "big three" macro brew neon signs across the 12' tall walls peppered by eight color t.v.s showing sports.

Seemed to be ok in the quality department. $2 take out bottles for average $35 a case beers, up to $5 and up for true odd ball bottles like big Rogue.

Bartenders just wanna pour swill from what I saw. The one bartender kinda shrugged his shoulders when it came to our expression of beer appreciation. When one gal noticed our beer appreciation, she actually asked, "How is the beer?"

Best aspect: BLUE DOG had a great takeout selection for our locale of Landsdale and a two-way Framboise/Peche tap section, Murphy's Nitro, Young's Double Choc. Magic Hat #9, Victory Mad King Weisse, Troegs DreamWeaver Wheat, Labatts Blue, Yuengling LAger, Mich. Ultra, Scud (a.k.a. Bud) Coors Lite, St. Pauli, Legacy Euphoria (* best of show) Stone IPA, Brewers Art Resurection, Chimay, Yards Saison, Hacker-Schorr, and an empty cask conditioned.

Vast bar menu with plenty of food pickens: Fried Olives $6.99 to Shrimp and Junmbo lump crab cakes for $17.99 and everything in between. We had a platter of nachos that would have made Jabba the Hutt cry. BLUE DOG PUB is practically a restaraunt bar. The drawback is the smokey brew slugging atmosphere. Worth a repeat visit. Snagged some rare brews on takeout, to boot.

Last call: Could you take your Mother here? I'm saying No. It's a bar first and foremost, and it can get smoky. Great take out and a huge menu.

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Blue Dog Pub in Lansdale, PA
Place rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 29 ratings