aj1451 (12) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 10, 2012
Best Brisket in Philadelphia, and Mushroom Ragu as well. This place is about the food and the bar provided a solid base. Russian River Damnation was on tap when I went and I had a super fresh lager that night as well. Reviewed seperately. It can get busy I was told due to a food network tv show that filmed an episode here, but the folks working here were genuine and really nice. I wish I went here more.
Easily one of my favorite bars in Philly. Off the beaten path in Fishtown/Kensington. Always amazing beer on tap and cask. Food is awesome the spaghetti and lentil meatball sandwich is one of my favorites (when in rotation). Beer garden in the summer is also fantastic. Just wish it was in my neighborhood.
recently made a pilgrimage in connection with RR PTY tapping..overall experience was top notch..front bar area followed by dining area in back and outdoor beer garden which was closed for winter season..but looks awesome..converted ice cream truck slinging craft cans and gourmet dogs while watching the boys of summer play..caní t beat that..looking forward to seeing it in action this summer..port richmond platter of pierogi, kraut, potato pancake, onions was a great combo with my beer..taproom put on a well organized and fun PTY event that really made all participants happy to share thiis unique beer in a quality establishment...full pours..excellent service..didnít pull some bs about all cash for special events...wish I had a place like this a heck of a lot closer to me...definitely worth a stop..well done..
I love this place. It has been around for a while, I canít believe it isnít on here. This place is so good, that I have taken the duty upon myself to actually rate a place. It is a hidden gem in a residential part of what I think is either Old Kensington, or Fishtown. Or just Port Fishington. Either way, it has a great Pubby feel to it, sometimes yuppyish. But what makes this place good regardless is the beer list. Always changing, always good and a very agreeable prices. Brendon knows whatís up. Great food, also at a great price. I think this place is probably what Iím going to miss the most when I leave Philadelphia. If you are visiting the city and feeling adventerous, want something way off the beaten path. Please do yourself a favor and go here.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | April 30, 2011| Updated June 11, 2012
Fairly small bar without much room to stand around. Our bartender was awesome that day. Didnt catch his name but he had long hair. Was very quick, and seemed to be very knowledgeable without coming off as a contrite douche like a lot of craft beer tenders. Tap selection is not the biggest, but had quality brews in various styles, and they had tapped Pliny that day. Food is uh-maze-ing. The fried pickles are the best on earth. Didnt eat anything else in the bar, but the hot dog truck outside served up some gourmet hot dogs and fried pickles as well. I think there were 7 or 8 canned beer options out there. The new beer garden seemed like a nice place to hang out, though it was raining when I went. Prices are pretty solid. I think it was only $6 each for Pliny the Elder and Firestone Walker Reserve. Awesome place, but I have to unfortunately dock it a few points for location. Itís a pain in the ass to get to, frankly. The area around the bar is nice, but go a few blocks in either direction and youíll be in some very shady areas. I live 18 miles away in the burbs, and it took close to an hour to get there.
Stopped into Memphis Taproom for brunch for the first time last weekend. A little smaller than I was expecting it to be but no big deal. Vibe was pretty good. Lots of people sitting around having breakfast and enjoying themselves. I really wanted to check out the beer garden but it wasnít open yet, I will check it out next time for sure.
Once we were seated in the back dining room we promptly ordered some breakfast and a few beers. I got the Red Rooster, it is essentially the typical breakfast stepped up a notch, and it was awesome. I had two beers while I was there, a Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Sea Monster on cask and a Round Guys Berliner Weiss. The Ballast point was awesome, the round guys....not so much. I took a look at the bottle list and it was pretty impressive, also pretty expensive. Service was really good. Our server came to check on us multiple times throughout the meal, offering refills and getting us new beers. She even offered to replace my beer when it wasnít up to par but I decided to suffer through it.
Overall a really awesome bar that I will definitely return to in the future.
Small corner neighborhood bar with a very cool vibe. Bar tenders were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Really good pub food with an outdoor food truck in the alleyway beer garden for the summer months. Small but very well selected tap selection with an excellent bottle menu that is reasonably priced. Great local bar.