The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Brew Pubs
New Jersey




Tun Tavern
Two Miss America Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tun Tavern is AC's only real brewpub. Gambling, not good beer, is the focus of this town. One might say it is the Miss American Way which, by the way, is where you'll find the Tun Tavern. The gambling Mecca has been built over and around the original city. The Tavern itself claims an illustrious history but that would belong to the original built in 1685 on Philadelphia's waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Tun Alley.

The thoroughly modern AC Tun has the requisite copper kettles massively on display flanked by a winding seating area with outdoor tables. They boast eight regular brews that tend to the ale family. The selections are more serviceable than noteworthy but they are a welcome relief from the casino choices and the limited taps in the town's pubs.

If you are in a mood to flaunt man law and "fruit" the beer, you can add raspberry or apricot to any of their selections. But if you do it is time to cut you off.