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“Rustic Red Roof Bar & Restaurant”
Review of Red Castle Brewery

Red Castle Brewery
Ranked #3 of 53 Restaurants in Lehighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Polish
Description: Take a passion for great beer and great food and what do you get? Red Castle Brewery, the brainchild of savvy, Carbon County entrepreneur, Frank "Frankie P." Potoczak that gives new meaning to fresh, all-natural and handcrafted microbrews, locally-made wines and Polish-American Cuisine. At Red Castle Brewery, Brewpub & Wine Bar, you will not only enjoy a comfortable and unique atmosphere intentionally designed to let you relax, unwind and enjoy good times with friends but also amazing food and drink that are truly all-natural and authentic. You see Frank has a passion for freshness, an obsession for high quality and outstanding taste as well as a mission to buy local goods, support local businesses and put local people to work. And with all of that being said, you can come to expect no less from Red Castle Brewery of Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Allentown and conveniently located off Route 209 and Bridge Street in Lehighton, Red Castle Brewery, Brewpub and Wine Bar is THE place to go if you are a Carbon County local looking for a deliciously unique microbrew or a fresh glass of wine on tap paired with a great meal after work or a "far from ordinary" place to meet up with friends while you enjoy your vacation or weekend stay in Jim Thorpe, Palmerton and surrounding areas of Carbon County. Whether you are a Carbon County local or our out-of-town guest, we invite you to spend some time and make yourself at home with Carbon County's first and only microbrewery, brewpub and wine bar. We'll guarantee that your first visit with us will not be your last!
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Description: Take a passion for great beer and great food and what do you get? Red Castle Brewery, the brainchild of savvy, Carbon County entrepreneur, Frank "Frankie P." Potoczak that gives new meaning to fresh, all-natural and handcrafted microbrews, locally-made wines and Polish-American Cuisine. At Red Castle Brewery, Brewpub & Wine Bar, you will not only enjoy a comfortable and unique atmosphere intentionally designed to let you relax, unwind and enjoy good times with friends but also amazing food and drink that are truly all-natural and authentic. You see Frank has a passion for freshness, an obsession for high quality and outstanding taste as well as a mission to buy local goods, support local businesses and put local people to work. And with all of that being said, you can come to expect no less from Red Castle Brewery of Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Allentown and conveniently located off Route 209 and Bridge Street in Lehighton, Red Castle Brewery, Brewpub and Wine Bar is THE place to go if you are a Carbon County local looking for a deliciously unique microbrew or a fresh glass of wine on tap paired with a great meal after work or a "far from ordinary" place to meet up with friends while you enjoy your vacation or weekend stay in Jim Thorpe, Palmerton and surrounding areas of Carbon County. Whether you are a Carbon County local or our out-of-town guest, we invite you to spend some time and make yourself at home with Carbon County's first and only microbrewery, brewpub and wine bar. We'll guarantee that your first visit with us will not be your last!
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was a restaurant that I had listed to try from reading Trip Advisor reviews while planning our vacation to the area. It is easy seen with it's red roof A frame building, and accessed on Bridge Street heading into town of Lehighton or Jim Thorpe on the right after the light. There is a parking lot on both sides of it. It is CLOSED on MONDAYS, we found out after driving there and seeing no one in the parking lot. There is a nice covered side outdoor eating area. The sun really beats down on the building and location in the early evening. We ate dinner inside as it was 90+ the weekday we were in the area. The restaurant dining area is small and rustic with wooden tables and chairs, wood walls and a beautiful wood bar. There were some interesting yarn sculpted hangings on the wall and a couple of TVs at the bar that were quiet. They are known for their wide variety of trendy/pricey craft beers, some of which are made in-house. There are no commercial beers offered. You are able to sample them in a small plastic cup if desired before you order. I wanted to try this cute little place specifically for some items mentioned in previous Trip Advisor reviews, the halupki , haluski and the loaded tater tots. I ended up with the halupki which was large, very tender and was covered in a tomato sauce ($3.79). It was hot, homemade and filling but the meat was a little mushy and bland. I also opted for the Smoked Macaroni and Cheese with aged cheddar, kielbasa slices and smoked bacon ($6.99) which was to die for! SO good and unique! Our other order was a Chicken Cheesesteak with Chips. The chicken was chopped chicken with a red sauce on a hoagie roll ($7.99) It was also hot and fresh but a little bland on flavor. We had never heard of a Chicken Cheesesteak! The server was the only employee there waiting on us and a few guys at the bar. She was energetic, very friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for really one of the best burgers I ever ate (stuffed bacon cheeseburger). Yup the cheese and bacon are IN the burger! Add to this great brewed on site beer and local wine and it is a great combination. Oh yeah, loaded tater tots are delicious and decadent.

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Frank P, Owner at Red Castle Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for the great review. We greatly appreciate it. Look forward to serving you again very soon. Cheers

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Stopped for dinner and the food was ok, but the service was just horrible. We ordered drinks and 3 of us got them but we were waiting on the 4th. Ordered our food. Got half the food, 10 minutes later the other half of us got our food. 10 minutes later we got utensils. Then a few minutes later we got our other drink. Obviously everyone's food was cold before we got forks to eat with. Instead of waiting another 10 minutes for what I thought was our overworked waitress I decided to bring the check to her and pay. Only to find her deep into her cell phone. Well, no wonder you can't do you job if you are too busy texting. We won't go back.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner before the Phil Vassar show at Penns Peak. It's a cute place and definitely not very big.

Food is mostly burgers and the like. There are a few Polish items too which we tried. Kielbasa sandwich tasted ok with a nice, big and smoky kielbasa. Kraut on the sandwich was meh, but the fries were good - probably the best part of that order. Polish platter was ok with half the plate being the haluski, a slightly smaller and different type of kielbasa, and more than enough food for 1 meal. Pierogi with bacon and onions were very good - maybe the best thing our family ordered.

Overall an ok place. Oddly, some of the menu items weren't actually using Polish words (e.g., Gołabki vs halupki); we know as one of us was actually born and raised in Poland. Just wish there were more Polish items.

Thank ZonaP
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

For years I've driven by this restaurant in its many forms on my way to Jim Thorpe, we've never stopped until this last visit. Despite the fact we had no plans to drink alcohol and its a micro-brewery we went out of our way to stop by and eat here twice because of the delicious and authentic Polish - German food. I've developed a great interest in this type of food after learning more about my birth family and whenever I can get a chance to eat it I do. Lately I've had a LOT of Kielbasa, a lot of pierogies and reasonable quantities of halupki and haluski and the Red Castle Brewery has some of the best I've tasted including our local Polish Festival. We loved it so much after our first lunch on the way in to town that we made plans to return on our way home so we could eat there again and stock up on things from their freezer as well. I loved the Polish Platter and everything on it, and the Kielbasa Sandwich. It goes without saying we loved the Pierogies too. We had the regular potato/cheese and also the mushroom and sauerkraut ones and they were both incredible. Of course when you cover stuff in sauteed onions and bacon, how can you go wrong? My husband loved his burger the first time, but went with the kielbasa sandwich the 2nd visit. You can't go wrong with either choices. They also had a blackboard special appetizer of some short of jalapeno cheese churro thing that probably shouldn't exist, but was better then it had any right to be. We're now carefully rationing out our supply of frozen sausages to last us hopefully until we can return next year.

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