Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
Good based on 95 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1516 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19102 [ print map ]
215 569 9525 | twitter | food menu | beer menu


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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant

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95 reviews for Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  71%
 Selection  64%
 Food  74%
 Value  70%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DreamFielder  (5) Dubuque, Iowa | April 7, 2005
Great place, nice atmosphere. Don’t believe that the grog is just brown ale; it’s malty and filling, so save it for dessert!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
r464  (24) Earth, Pennsylvania | October 14, 2011
Great pub fare with a very good selection of their own brews. None of them are bad, so long as you are familiar with the style. Prices are on par with the city. It can get crowded later, but it is a great lunch spot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beervana  (32) Libertyville, Illinois | December 8, 2005
This is a nice place to enjoy beer and food. The beer selection and food is very good. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Had no problems getting a table. The service was quite attentive and my pot of mussels (large and flavorful) were awesome. I ordered a beer sampler tray of their Grog, 700 Level, 60 Shilling, Gordo’s oatmeal stout, and 3C Extreme beers and liked them all, particularly the 3C Extreme beer. I would definitely go back to this bar and will bring some friends along for the experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Jason_andrew  (5) | November 29, 2010
The Philadelphia region is full of amazing beer and lots of brewpubs and Nodding Head is one of my favorite. The weathered philly ambiance is right up my alley, along with the visible brewing equipment and bobble head collection. I’ve always had pleasant, knowledgeable service. The food is nothing extraordinary but, good grub and at good prices (however, this is the opinion of a vegetarian... I hear their mussels are awesome). As for the beer... the fellas a Nodding Head know good beer and are masters at their craft! I have yet to have a beer their that I don’t love. Their Grog is one of my all time favorite beers. Awesome!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
AlutisLt  (45) Vilnius, Lithuania | February 1, 2015
Tuščioje tuo metu kabokoje (juk dar ankstyvas rytas) buvo kažkaip nejauku. Ypač kai į tave nuo sienos žvelgia didelė kolekcija figurėlių su judančiomis galvomis (štai iš ten ir bravoro pavadinimas). Išbandęs tamsaus alaus maža bokalą su sočiomis salotomis už 8 dolerius, išdrąsėjau (atsigavau po vakar dienos kelionių) ir nutariau barmeno paklaust ar yra aludaris. Jis tuo metu buvo užsiėmęs, bet barmenas pasakė kad jei palauksiu 15 minučių, jis prieis. Bet nereikėjo laukti net ir 5 minučių ir į salę įsliūkino Gordon Grubb – paprastas kaip 25 centai barzdyla su člapiais guminiais batais iki kelių, tiesiai iš cecho nuo gamybos. Prisėdo, susipažinome, pasikalbėjome apie bravorą, jis suorganizavo visų alaus rūšių samplerius. Gaila, kad lapelis su šio alaus vertinimais pasimetė kelionės metu, todėl galvoje beliko tik bendras vertinimas – eilinė kokybiška alaus darykla, bet be kažkokių super įpatingų (bent jau man) rūšių. Standartai – šviesus, tamsus, kvietinis, marzenas ir belgiško stiliaus. Bet manau amerikonams – tai pats tas pasirinkimas paprastam restoranui.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | July 30, 2005| Updated November 12, 2007
Revisited November 2007, this time for dinner. Still holding on to it’s 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
biggcb  (29) Harleysville, Pennsylvania | June 24, 2008
Very comfy and casual atmosphere in a cool, old building. Service was very good. Just had some of the appetizer sampler plates - all were pretty good. Beers were tasty. The beer sampler is basically served in tumbler glasses - much bigger than most places.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | March 9, 2009
First stop of the Philly trip, and one of the best.Though the quality of the beer wasn’t too high (3.2 average from me), they served an interesting and atypical mix of styles, including a berliner weisse, Belgian chocolate stout, 60 /-, scotch ale, and a few others. Service was generally good, except the bar tender who poured woodruff syrup into my berliner weisse without asking me and then got pissed when I wanted one without. The atmosphere and music were great though, as was the food. Highly recommended, and essential stop on any Philly beer tour.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz  (23) Brooklyn, New York | September 6, 2007
Been here twice and will probably go back in the future. Very realistic decor and doesn’t try to be showy. Service is pretty good. Selection is pretty interesting I think for a brewpub. Sometimes they have the not so usual stuff. Only had the burger here and it was damn good I thought. I live in Brooklyn and I love the Brooklyn scene. Maybe that is why I dig Nodding Head so much.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | August 21, 2013
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$.

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