beaconstreet (31) Washington DC | September 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Just a wonderful place. I came back on this site after a long sabbatical to add this and preach a little ditty about what a true local bar this is. Itís got a great scene (music and people) itís clean, has an eclectic decor and menu that reflects the area and time-tested dishes. It is without question, after only a few years, a bulwark of the neighborhood.
So what makes it a beer bar? Iím glad you asked. Nicole Mahon, the proprietor, made it a point from Day One to keep all her taps quality and relatively local. Which means Saranac seasonal, two Dogflish, Walt Whitman Wit, and of course the Phila. Brewing Companyís Kenzinger beer (of whose logo thereís a commissioned mural on the outside wall). This and a quality collection of bottles and cans.
The bar is designed with clear and deliberate testaments to the beer culture of the area and the vibe of Fishtown. So if you find yourself in possession of a couple spare hours of your time, itís worth a shot.