United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
JCB (246) Durham, North Carolina | July 27, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty cool place in a nicely quirky pocket of downtown. Small, dark, and woody, just my flavor. Bellied up with my pal to watch some World Cup, and was very pleasantly surprised to find a range of excellent craft brew, heavily local. Enjoyed it and would prioritize a return visit.
ben4321 (334) Hoboken, New Jersey | November 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited this place fairly early on a Saturday evening, and it was decently crowded, but still with some seats available as well. Darker looking place, more dive style than classy. Bartenders were friendly and seemed to know their beer, and the selection was pretty solid as well. We enjoyed our visit.
nearbeer (215) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 4, 2013| Updated November 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice selection of crafts and regionals on the 20-odd taps and two casks, plus very good happy hour prices in this comfortable neighborhood atmosphere bar/restaurant. Somewhat varied but old-school blues and punk music selection in the background was nice at first, but later became tedious, loud and overbearing dinosaur rock. Good service at the bar and an excellent, somewhat eclectic southern and Cajun menu. The catfish poí boy, wild mushroom etoufee, fried okra, and hush puppies with molasses butter we had were all great and nicely priced for the quality.
Travlr (1887) Washington, Washington DC | September 10, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Donít let the name fool you, this is a traditionalmold inner city bar with lots of wood an great gargoyles. Oh, and Cajun food, if you can believe that. Twenty well chosen beers with plenty of local stuff. Definitely worth a visit.
Quevillon (243) Boisbriand, Quebec | June 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited for the first time June 19, 2013, in the afternoon. We were supposed to go to Triumph close by, but they were close until 4 PM, so we whent there and Iím happy we did. Itís a bit like Monks Cafe in Centrel Philly, but bigger. Very good tap list, with two on cask. Service was equally good, very friendly bartender. The best beer bar in the old part of Philly.
PBEMichaud (1) | April 1, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was there for lunch on a Wednesday. The place was empty except for a trio of suited workers and two grannies. It soon got busier. Pretty sure the ambiance is more alive at night. The food is awesome, southish style, nothing subtile. I had their fried macín cheese po-boy (sandwich) with a pint of Bellís Hopslam. It kinda made my day.
AaronDaniel (9) Connecticut | January 25, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you love beer, and you find yourself in dowtown Philly: you NEED to hit this place up!
BiddleBrau (78) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | December 17, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in early on a Saturday night. Sat at the bar. Fairly dark and pretty loud place although it wasnít even 7pm. Food was good although I did not try one of their more complex specials they had on the board. Tap list wasnít too bad, didnít check bottles. Had a good balance between bar food and beers although the atmosphere was distracting (guess Iím getting a bit old for places like this).
kbutler1 (92) North Carolina | November 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in to grab some lunch while visiting the city. Sort of a dive-ish kind of bar, dark and not very well lit. Nice selection on tap and I went with a Sculpin. Menu looked decent but I asked the bartender for a recommendation and I went with the Chicken Po Boy with a side of Mac. Good stuff. Cool bar.
keepersj12 (63) Sicklerville, New Jersey | October 13, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is the first craft beer bar in the Philly area. It has a great corner tavern feel and a staff that makes it like that. The beer selection is always top notch, lots of locals and always a couple of rare ones for the east coast anyway. The food is always good, try the bacon pop corn. The prices are decent for philly. I will stop every time when in Old City.
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