Memphis Taproom | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Memphis Taproom
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2331 E. Cumberland St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19125 [ print map ]
215 425 4460 | twitter

Hours: 11:30AM-2AM

Mayor: tcane7 (8) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 40+

Memphis Taproom

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Beer Available At Memphis Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Summit SŠga IPA 96, Carton Boat Beer 97, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Thornbridge Halcyon 98, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 98, Dormaal Wit Goud (White Gold) 86, Green Jack Red Herring 73, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3 Flying Cloud Stout 89, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Wells Bombardier (Cask) 47, Carton Epitome 89, Oxbow Sasuga Saison 95, Green Jack Lurcher Stout 91, Green Jack Ripper 82, Yards Cape of Good Hope 89, Victory Summer Love 90, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop IPA - Northern Hemisphere 99, La Rulles Estivale 96, Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner 84
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26 reviews for Memphis Taproom
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  83%
 Selection  83%
 Food  86%
 Value  80%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | July 15, 2012
Stopped in on a slow rainy Sat morning. Definetly a cool local place for the neighborhood to hang. 8 or so taps with a cask available. Close to a hundred bottles on the list. Small bar holds 15-20 seats with a small dining room in the back. Clean nice atmosphere. They had a nice brunch menu, but I end up getting a burger and fries which was good. I thought prices were reasonable for the city. Bartender was friendly and knowlegable. Only a couple blocks off I-95, so pretty easy to get to. (Beer garden looked cool but it was raining so no one was hanging in there)... I hope to make it back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84  (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 7, 2012
Great spot to purchase lambics, has a nice selection of beers on tap and in bottles. The manager seemed a hint rude and a touch pedantic. Small spot, food looked good but did not try. Wasnít too crowded.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis  (18) Pennsylvania | March 20, 2012| Updated March 2, 2013
Good experience. Draft selections left a bit to be desired on this trip, but a consistently great bottle menu. I found a bottle of Cuvee du 7eme and enjoyed it with my chicken confit, which was good, but a bit soggy. This is uncharacteristic, as Ive been many times and find the food to be exceptional. Nice casual atmosphere, laid back crowd, and attentive yet down to earth service. Not every week, but Iíll be back when Iím in the area.
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2012
Visited this place during Philly Beer week 2011 - canít remember for which event though. Nice bar, however Iíll need to return for a proper review as the place was super crowded.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | February 5, 2012| Updated February 7, 2012
Went on a sat night around 7pm the wait was 30-45 mins for a table ... looks like a neighborhood corner bar front room is rectangular with a long bar back room is equal in size but is filled with all of the tables for dinner service .... small but great taplist with a mix of local, micro and european with a couple of aged rarities .... bartenders were awesome and prompt for it being so crowded ... the bottle list of 200+ beers had a nice mix of styles and vintages and you get 20% off for takeout brews (scored a Thomas Hardy 08 ale) .... the food well there is a small warning that they fry everything in 100% peanut oil so beware if your allergic (Iím not thank God) the fried pickles, cheese plate and chicken fried chicken were excellent and everyone else in my party loved their food too .... brews were like 5-6 bucks and food ranges from 8 bucks to 16-19 for entrees .... overall Iíd definitely come back here again and the neighborhood is mostly irish and I had no problems at all
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | July 26, 2011
We came here on Thursday night of RBSG 2011. Got a big long table in the back and just started ordering stuff off the bottle list. Food was pretty tasty as well. Great service.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635  (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | May 23, 2011
Stopped in on a Saturday night about 7pm. I think it goes without saying that it was super crowded and we waited about an hour for a table for 5. Jam packed up front at the bar so I canít even say it was a comfortable wait. Limited, but high quality selection of brews on tap. The food was good, but nothing to right home about. I probably will not be back unless Iím in the neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Capa  (270) Manama, Bahrain | May 14, 2011| Updated June 8, 2011
Went there for dinner on a Friday night so of course it was packed. We offered to sit outside but you can only order food from the hotdog truck when in the Beer Garden. That is not a put down on the joint but we wanted dinner so opted to wait about 20 minutes for a table in the fairly small dining room. Bartender was a good guy and nice to my girl even though she kept trying to order cocktails they donít have the ingredients for (they are a beer bar so the cocktail list isnít extensive). The fish and chips was outstanding, as were the fried pickles. The beer selection was very nice and I had a Blind Pig and a cask Seven Giraffes. The vintage bottle list was fairly extensive with a lot of nice offerings. I will definitely go back and check out the beer garden hot dog truck.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
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.

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