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“Brewing Company Yes, Abbey Bar Concert No”

Appalachian Brewing Company
Ranked #12 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The Brewing Company is a worthwhile stop for casual dining that features a good selection of beer and food options and a friendly staff in the interesting atmosphere of a refurbished factory. They get busy so call ahead to put your name on the waiting list; doing so saved my group at least a 45-minute wait.

I also visited the Abbey Bar (located upstairs from the Brewing Company) to see a concert after dinner. There are a couple of problems if one sees a show here that is at all crowded: there are iron support pillars throughout the general admission standing area which lead to lots of obstructed views (and increase the danger of a concussion if the crowd starts moshing). Additionally, because the stage is not centered between the two side walls, the crowd gets pushed up against the wall that abuts the stage. Again, not an issue if the audience is small or docile, but with a packed house of dancing fans, it leads to an unpleasant experience for many in the crowd.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great place to stop for dinner and a flight. The pork schnitzel was excellent and the service was great. Good casual joint with some decent retail to take home a souvenir or four.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Excellent meal, excellent selection and a really neat place to see. Interior decoration nice. Good choices of 'adult beverage'. Definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I travel through Harrisburg frequently and was pleased to find this restaurant! They have lots of vegetarian options, and the food is excellent, and at a reasonable price. The desserts are good too! It's close by I-81, and is much better than any of the chains right off the highway. It's a good stop for anyone traveling through the area.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Stayed in town while on a family vacation to Hershey.
Food was really delicious. We started with the pretzel appetizer; it was good, but a little pricey for what you get. I had the pretzel-coated chicken. This was tasty, with a spicey dipping sauce. My husband had the Pork Schnitzel, a really large portion that looked delicious! Both kids had the mac-n-cheese, which was home made and also very good. For dessert, we shared a special for the day - a sundae with chocolate covered pretzels in it - YUM.

Now for the beer: Hubby had the stout, which was really smooth without the bitterness often found in stouts. I had the Scots Ale, which was very similar to a Bass Ale, but a little sweet. Tried the Brown ale, which was also very good.

Service was outstanding on a Friday night. Didn't have to wait, and it was definitely crowded.

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