United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
JFGrind (80) Glenside, Pennsylvania | January 21, 2013| Updated January 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I’d assume a rail station bar would be grimey serving budmillercoors and shots of cheap booze. Bridgewaters is a new edition to 30th Street Station just off the main concourse with a long bar, friendly staff and a beer selection leaning European. Decent US macros can be found at Bridgewaters as well. Prices a bit on the high side, but every time I pass through I find a worthwhile beer on draft to enjoy.
blipp (162) San Diego, California | July 31, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing to go out of your way for if you’re visiting Philly... There’s plenty of other options within walking distance. But if you’ve got an hour to kill waiting for your train this place is a life saver. The 10 draft lines will usually feature at least 2-3 local options to please any out-of-towner. Prices are a bit high, but that’s expected.
EvanFriend (10) Pennsylvania | November 1, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in on the way home from Philly. Selection was surprisingly good for a bar in a train station, and the burger was the best burger I’ve had in years, one of the best I’ve ever had. I’d definitely go back.
JimmyMack (2) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 27, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very Good staff!!! Friendly and good people!!! Bedn coming here now for 5 yrs..The food is unique and fresh!!!
Capa (322) Kitsap, Washington | August 20, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A pleasent little pub in the Amtrak station. I was pretty surprised with the quality of the beers on tap. All were top-notch beers from a failry wide range of styles, Saison, stout, Belgian, weiss, IPA, pilsner, etc. Long bar with a couple tables inside the pub, then a "patio" just outside the pub, though it is still inside the station. Great for watching travelers come and go. Only had the fries, which were nice but a little over seasoned. Pretty healthy portion size, though. Next time I catch an Amtrak out of Philly I’ll make sure to get to the station a bit early and grab a pint or two here.
gsmitty80 (200) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 14, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pub at the Amtrak station. Very pleasing find if you want a quick bite and a craft beer or two. 10 taps of good beers and a bottle list of some more common. Spoon on the speakers is also always good.
fuchebu (12) Croydon, Pennsylvania | January 13, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great rotation of draft beers. Enjoying Bell’s Winter White and Corsendonk Christmas on draft. Good selection of German bottles. There is an eclectic food menu that occasionally includes game. Located in a train station so there’s always an interesting array of characters passing through.
zdk (95) New York, New York | January 31, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place is in 30th street station. Lucky find when waiting for Amtrak train in the afternoon. Food is pretty good, friendly staff, nice selection (the website says rotates frequently). Yards, Flying Fish, DFH, and german stuff: Innstadt, HB Munchen, Fransiskaner, etc. Looks like they have a few rare things. I didn’t get to try all of them because I had to catch a train. I’m surprised this isn’t on the site already, I definitely recommend spending a few pints here while waiting for a train.
drpimento (151) La Crosse, Wisconsin | October 31, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sat out on the patio for a couple of hours 2 weeks ago while waiting for our train. Had several good beers and some excellent food. Prices were reasonable and service was pretty good with very friendly and helpful service. Good place to write post cards as the station post office is just down one aisle and across a court. Beer selection was fairly broad. Wish more Amtrak stations were like this one.
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