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Beer Available At Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Nodding Head Sled Wrecker 70, Nodding Head Grog 75, Nodding Head Pepper Pale Ale , Nodding Head 700 Level 35, Nodding Head Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse 52, Allagash White 94, Nodding Head Alpha , Nodding Head 60 Shilling Ale 42, Nodding Head BPA 85, Nodding Head / De la Senne Twei Koppen , Nodding Head Monkey Knife Fight 61, Nodding Head 3C Extreme Double IPA 90, Nodding Head BoHo Pils , Nodding Head Zephyr 45, Nodding Head H.O P.S. Head , Nodding Head Lava , Nodding Head Ostap , Nodding Head Bastard , Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa 100, Pizza Port Cuvee de Tomme 100
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Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | December 7, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large place, pretty empty on a Wednesday at lunchtime. Beers were mostly OK, service was good, and burgers were delicious. Worth a stop.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | May 5, 2011
34 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 6/20
Not my favorite place in the world. The place is called the nodding head because theyíre obsessed with bobble head dolls there. Ok! They only had three things on tap which was a dissapointment. The Berliner Weisse which everyone raves about didnít knock my socks off. I thought 6 bucks for a 3 beer flight was a tad on the high side, especially since nothing they had was over 5%. The place is loud and dark and dingy, but none of those in charming ways. The bar was really small and felt out of place in the room. Not a place Iím going to be rushing back to in the future.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | July 30, 2005| Updated November 12, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Revisited November 2007, this time for dinner. Still holding on to itís groovy atmosphere with quality, hearty brews, this time I learned they also offer pretty good brews. Holding on to a high rating for me! Cool little upstairs brewpub with a quirky collection of nodding heads behind the bar. They had some pretty good brews ... notably they were far more adventurous than the standard pale, amber, wheat, stout lineups of so many brewpubs. Top 2 in Philly.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | August 5, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Phillyís most famous brewpub, extremely convenient location. Surprisingly set on the second floor of a smallish downtown house. Two main rooms with brown furniture that darken the place that could really use a severe lighting upgrade. There seems to be nice wooden accessories, church-like benches, but theyíre not very visible and the place leaves a dull first impression. The food menu is rather limited and its quality was average although the prices were very reasonable. Slightly confused service that was a bit slow on a seemingly quiet Saturday evening. We tried 4 different beers and they were all in the high 2s to low 3s range, not particularly memorable. Even though its location can hardly be beat, next time Iím in Philly, Iíll avoid and go straight to the beer bars, there are plenty within walking distance.
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | July 12, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Philly brewery with plenty of house beers on tap, and a nice collection of bobble head tap handles. The service was friendly and prompt, and the beers good and adventurous. I did not try any food.
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 21, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This was our first stop in Philly and it was a pretty awesome stop. I canít say that I loved the beers, but I really enjoyed the bar. There was a very wide range of styles on here though and while they werenít knockouts, they were good. Busy and crowded, but the crowd was very friendly. Excellent food although the service was a bit muddled initially, with orders gone missing and a few harmless mistakes. All in all, Iíd highly recommend this place and I canít really understand why it doesnít get more love.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The best stop on a 4 day 7- pub tour of the city. This was one of my favorites. A couple of exellent beers, and an attempt at a fun environment. Its up a flight of stairs, a relatively spacious compared to Moonkís, and I was there during trivia night. It was F-this and f-that by the MC, Iíd rather have run the jukebox. The bartender made a good effort to take care of me, brew wise,. Its big city, there was only 1 of the 7 bars I am listing where it was not super-cliquey. I understand the food is good, but did not try it. Beer was very fresh and served in appropriate glassware.
GT2 (477) Riverside, California | July 10, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Interesting, cramped, two story dive bar slash brewpub smack dab in the middle of downtown Philly. Service was mediocre to annoyingly slow, inattentive. Pretty sure they only had their house beers on tap, which looked interesting. However, most of them were not very good: diacetyl laden, soapy, astringent. Just not well made. They have food, but we did not eat here. Mostly burgers and bar food. Strange place with a quirky vibe. I would consider going back, but there are just too many other top notch beer bars in Philly.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | August 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nodding Head is a good brewpub with 8 beers on tap which are quite decent. Pub food menu with interesting variations. 3 X 5 on. for 8$.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | August 30, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Welcoming brewpub on the second floor of a small building in the heart of Philly craftbeer happening places. Medium size place, a bit sloppy looking, a bit sloppy friendly service, no attention to details. Iíve only visited this place once but it felt like a local watering hole, borderline dive-bar. The problem was the beer. They had 4 or 5 of their own beers and one or two guests if I remember correctly. A few pints were decent enough to drink and get a rating out of, but one or two pints were ordered just stayed on the table, bad stuff, I didnít even bother drinking enough of them to get a rating. The place is friendly, the type of places I could spend the night at if only their beers were of better quality. Iím not going back.
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