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Beer Available At Hawthornes Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Pizza Boy Arck Angel 4xIPA 80, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA 92, Evil Twin Even More Jesus Port 100, Wäls Belô São Francisco , Omnipollo Hypnopompa Marshmallow Stout 94, Deschutes Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale 88, DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis 95, Original Ritterguts Gose 94, Against the Grain MacFannybaw 89, Atwater Decadent 74, Shawnee Black IPA , Cigar City Cider and Mead Fight the Power Sour Apple Cider 93, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello (Lemon Cello) IPA 93, Dock Street Session IPA
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 6, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice little face, close from downtown and other good beer spots. You walk in and are attracted by the coolers at the end. Yep, pick any beer and have at it or feel free to take it out as well! Not bad for a state with archaic laws. The draught selection was not particularly exciting on the day I visited, but it’s still the only place I’ve seen Sculpin at for some reason. You can find bottles from classic great American breweries, but the prices are a match for the quality. Not a priority, but a pretty good spot, basically on the way if you visit Italian Market or Cheesesteak/hoagie quarters from downtown.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | July 30, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Love this place. Went with Leafs93 to celebrate completing the bar exam. Did not eat any food. But the magic of this place is that you can roll up, pick your bottle (great selection) and drink it out in the sidewalk cafe seating. Real relax, real chill. Just good stuff. Will definitely go back next time I am down in Philly. Only one issue. They have jars that you can drink the beer out of. While it was interesting the first time. I think it would be an improvement to have different types of beer glass to choose from. Nothing crazy, perhaps just tulips and snifters... along with the jars.
Leafs93 (124) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania | July 8, 2010| Updated September 12, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 19/20
Update: After a few more visits, need to up my rating. This place is great, but again they need to lower some of their prices on certain brews.
Have visited this place a few times as its a short walk away. Very solid and rotating selection of beers, some warm but most stored in the coolers.(I wanted something warm and the cashier went in the back and found me a bottle) Rotating growler selection but the prce of the growler is high...but they have giveaways every so often that I seem to always miss. Have had dinner here as well as just sat outside for a couple of drinks. Food is decent but pricey. All in all this is a great spot in Bella Vista and I hope it sticks around. The staff are nice and seem to know what they are talking about.
Shonkers (13) Parkland, Florida | July 6, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Had an afternoon to kill in downtown Philly, and decided to perform a pub crawl, since I live in the beer hinterlands of S. Florida (where Blue Moon is considered a cutting edge craft beer by the locals and restaurants/bars).
I was given a recommendation by a beer buddy to try Hawthornes, so I walked the 20 minutes from the hotel I was staying at to their location. WOW--what a beer selection! I’m a beer snob, and thought I knew my beers. This place had ales that I’d never heard of. Owners were friendly, helpful, and fun to talk to. Food was off-the-hook good. Service was superb. If in Philly, this place is a mandatory stop for the beer lover in you.
keepersj12 (63) Sicklerville, New Jersey | December 30, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice little cafe with an amazing selection of bottles and growlers. Stopped by with the wife for a sandwich on a Sunday afternoon. Place was pretty crowded with most tables taken. They had a nice fire going in the fireplace. Service was quick and then the owner came over and talked for a few minutes about the place. Both sandwiches were exceptional and they give you home made chips on the side. The growler selection had about 20 and I settled on The Bruery Rugbrod. They also had a big bottle selection from which I selected 2 Russian River beers which I have never seen in these parts. Prices for the food and beer seemed reasonable although the one Russian River was $33.00. If you have a screw top growler, they will fill it for you even if it’s from some place else. When in Philly, give it a try. They are a couple of blocks south of Broad St. and right across the street from Bella Vista Beer Distributors. Not far from the Italian Market either.
kretzerpie (1) Pennsylvania | December 27, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The food is good and the beer selection is amazing. A must if in Philly for a few days.
ManvsCity (25) Redmond, Washington | November 19, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Happened upon Hawthorne’s the day after they opened on a visit to Philadelphia. The place is a great concept: a bottle shop inside a cafe where you can get gourmet sandwiches, pour and drink bottles from the coolers, and buy growlers from more than a dozen craft brewery taps. I left with Cigar City Marshall Zhukov and Improvisation bombers, plus Bells Kalamazoo Stout and Founders Backwoods Bastard 12 oz bottles.
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