Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant

Matt Denny's Ale House RestaurantMatt Denny's Ale House Restaurant
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Matt Denny's Ale House RestaurantMatt Denny's Ale House Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

145 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California, 91006
United States

(626) 462-0250 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by JTahoe:
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3/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Overall an decent place, but nothing amazing. Matt Denny's is a welcome addition to the area since there are few beer bars. 28 beers on tap, none of which are macro beers. Unfortunately the selection won't blow anyone away. The selection is better than the average bar, but I will say average for a beer bar. Decent food of the pub grub variety. I like the bar area the best for atmosphere, but the dining room is OK, and there is an outdoor "beer garden" which is just a covered patio. I have been here of St. Patrick's Day as well and it gets very very crowded, of course. They set up extra taps outside, and it is pretty fun.

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Photo of Pklimas
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of GOARF
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Nice place. Better than average Beers on tap and their food is pretty good too. Nice place for a evening with moderate pricing

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Photo of Erick_G
4.04/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My first visit was about 2 months ago when I heard they had Pugachev's Cobra on tap. I met a friend and we sat at the bar. I believe there were two bartenders on duty at the time. They were attentive, and one of them was very knowledgeable about beer. I didn't interact with the other one, so I can't speak on him. Decent selection, definitely above average.

My second visit was yesterday. We came in for lunch, and the food was excellent. Great BBQ chicken sandwich. The beer selection was awesome. They had Alpine Duet, NAW Naughty Sauce and BBA Ten Fidy among others. I definitely made the wife drive home. The only thing I would change is the lighting. It is a bit dark for my taste, but other than that, I have no complaints.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Despite its feel of a family restaurant, Matt Denny's features 28 beers on-tap with only a few of them being mass produced beers. The bar section is seperated from the rest of the restaurant with its own area. Lots of wood adorns the bar area and throughout the ale house, but still doesn't feel commpletely fitting. I arrived at the bar to find beers like Stone IPA, Big Eye IPA, Avery IPA, Mermaid's Red Ale, O'Hara's Stout, Hercules DIPA, and Wassail available; better than what my low expectations carried. There's no beer menu, so you'll need to look at the taps. I ordered a Wassail, and I was surprised that my pint came out to $5. Here's hoping many of the others carry a low pricetag like that. I only saw the typical shaker pints being used, and the lone bartender would dissapear and come back out as I drank my pint. Not a destination, though it does provide a reasonable drinking source for those in or around Arcadia.

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Photo of route66pubs
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Their tap selection is nothing out of the ordinary, but you can always rely on the Craftsman as a good standby. We've left here once after 30 minutes without ANY service, including menus! That being said, we've also had some excellent service here. And their fish and chips, fish sandwich, and fish bites are incredible. The Guinness Pot Pie is too rich to actually enjoy. If you are in the area and looking for a place to eat and enjoy a decent beer, this is worth the stop. And I'm not just saying that because it is on Route 66!

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Matt Denny's is a relatively smallish place about a mile from the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia. It has a nicely arranged layout with a bar, separate eating area, and a well-shaded outside area of approx. 10-12 tables. Parking is in the rear.
M.D.'s have a happy hour (3:00-7:00p.m. M-F) special of draft pints for $3.50. Not bad.
The bar has 28 taps, none of which were macros (surprise, surprise!). A-B, Miller, and Coors were available but in bottles that were kept out of sight. On tap were a mix of "standard" beer styles (pale ale, pilsner, hefe, amber ale, etc.). Domestic as well as imports were on tap. Noted were: SNPA, SN Summerfest, Harp, Bass, Guinness, Boddingtons, John Courage Amber Ale, Beamish Stout, Franziskaner hefe, Anchor Steam and Liberty ale, Spaten Pils, Redhook ESB, Shiner Bock, Hoegaarden Wit, Boont Amber ale, Newcastle Brown ale and Pyramid's hefe and Draught Pale ale.
Service was pretty decent. Barkeep was a friendly chap and the prices for the food were pretty reasonable.
All in all, a decent place to meet with some friends, especially ones you're aiming to convert to craft brews. The macros are well-hidden - out of sight = out of mind.

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Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant in Arcadia, CA
Place rating: 0 out of 100 with 7 ratings
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