Fork & Barrel | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Fork & Barrel (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Exceptional based on 3 ratings
Type: Bar

4312 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19129 [ print map ]
215 848 1900



Taps: 10-12 | Bottles: ~125


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3 reviews for Fork & Barrel (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  70%
 Selection  93%
 Food  77%
 Value  53%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  80%


70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 13/20
chronictonic  (50) Oreland, Pennsylvania | January 15, 2011
Only visited the downstairs bar. Very (very) dark candle light only. A little too dark - definitely needs some electric lighting - could barely read the menu (which was in a horrid font and poorly typeset). Itís VERY rare that I go into a bar and recognize only one beer on the entire tap list. The beer selection is unheard of in Philly, but most of the beers score only average to above average here on RB and BA. The few beers that I did recognize were very pricey. Food was very tasty and good, but again was overpriced. $11 for a small lamb burger on an english muffin and $11 for grilled cheese with brie and apples. Sides for both were cole slaw. 2 bartenders working the small bar and several times we felt ignored with empty glasses, empty water glasses, finished dinner plates that sat for a long time and then trying to pay.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack  (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | November 10, 2010
Only visited the downstairs... Cool, dark, candle-lit atmosphere with a nice, long bar, a wall of beer bottles, and a mix of single and picnic-style tables. Candles everywhere. Great, knowledgeable service. Excellent selection on draft and in bottles. Very good, hearty food. Not cheap. While it was delicious, $11 for a grilled cheese is a bit much for me. Overall, I really liked the place, and will be going back soon.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jmm635  (87) Havertown, Pennsylvania | November 8, 2010
Very nice addition to the Philly beer scene! The place is divided into an upstairs and downstairs bar, both entirely illuminated by candlelight. Downstairs is a Euro-themed craft beer bar. Upstairs is a cask-ale saloon. I started upstairs so Iíll begin my review there... Perfect saloon atmosphere with 2 cask ales on tap (Iíve heard there are plans to add 2 more) and about 15 larger bottles to select from. The peanuts were flowing with shells all over the place. I donít know anyone who doesnít like to throw peanut shells on the floor! Although I didnít eat upstairs they have a menu of 16 specialty hot dogs and nothing more. I will be back for some dogs! Downstairs, I had a few more beers and dinner. The atmosphere was outstanding and the beer selection is top-notch. They only serve European craft beers, the majority of which I had never even heard of. Iíve never seen a beer list like it. I had the Bavarian pretzel and the duck confit sandwich. Both excellent. I will certainly be back, hopefully very soon!

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