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“Under 40 place”

Defiant Brewing Co.
Ranked #13 of 51 Restaurants in Pearl River
Cuisines: American
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New City, New York, USA
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Under 40 place”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Beer was great but for the one non beer drinker the only other choice was tap water in a glass that tasted like soap. Meat was over the top with dry rub, portions very large. Place filled with 20-30 age group and became super noisey. Hard to see the food since lights are very dim in keeping with the atmosphere. Prices are fair.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
West Milford, New Jersey
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Awesome BBQ”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The beer is great, the food is great, the bartenders are great, the prices are great, and the atmosphere is great! i have nothing bad to say about this place. Ive been here a few times and every time its as good as the last! try the BBQ sampler and their stout! for real the wings and brisket are some of the best ive had!

  • Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beer and BBQ. It doesn't get much better”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Less than 100 feet from the Pearl River train station is the Defiant Brewery. It's a brewery with a bar in it, creating a great atmosphere. The beer is top notch with rotating taps, the service was very good with friendly bartenders, and the recently added BBQ (Saturday and Sunday only) is worth the trip alone! I went on a late Saturday afternoon so it wasn't crowded and based on the location I can't see it being packed at any time. I must say that the O'Defiant Stout is one of the top 3 stouts I've ever had....and this is coming from someone who has lived in Ireland!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank RoaryCat
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Pearl River, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Brewery!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Let me set the expectations for this place. This is NOT some fancy restaurant which also makes mediocre beer. It's a working brewery making great beer and ale. The owner and brewmaster, Neill Acer also loves food and has some great food available on the weekends.

Because it's a working brewery, not all brews are available at all times. However, on July 14, 2012 - the 6th Birthday of the brewery - 13 beers were available on Draft, and several more in bottles.

They sell draft and bottled beer to drink there, and draft and bottled beer to go. It's also sold in most of the bars and restaurants in Pearl River if you want to eat first before visiting the brewery. Draft beer to go is sold in "Growlers", half-gallon bottles which kept sealed can keep the beer fresh (when refrigerated, of course) for up to two weeks.

Great place with Great Beer with a Great staff! Just not fancy.

Visited August 2012
Thank Jerry R
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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191 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great beer in a non-assuming atmosphere.”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

This place has great unique brews. Everyone I've been there with has loved it. The variety of the beers is really wide. The chocolate porter is my favorite.

Visited December 2011
Thank Mahesh M
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