Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
Exceptional based on 92 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1516 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19102 [ print map ]
215 569 9525

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Hours: Mon-Sat 1130am-2am; Sun brunch starts at 11am


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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant

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Beer Available At Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Nodding Head HopShine , Nodding Head Grog 74, Nodding Head BPA 85, Nodding Head Bullseye Bitter 48, Nodding Head Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse 51, Nodding Head Pepper Pale Ale , Lost Abbey Devotion 94, Lost Abbey Carnevale (2009- ) 98, Nodding Head 60 Shilling Ale 41, Nodding Head Lava , Nodding Head Bracket Buster , Nodding Head Rufus , Nodding Head Just Annuder Stout , Nodding Head Chocolate Stout 54, Nodding Head Tripel Lindy , Nodding Head Ostap , Nodding Head Beta , Nodding Head Sled Wrecker 70, Nodding Head 700 Level 35, Allagash White 94
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92 reviews for Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  71%
 Selection  64%
 Food  74%
 Value  70%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
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90
  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. Donít believe that the grog is just brown ale; itís malty and filling, so save it for dessert!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
r464  (21) 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.
90
  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, Gordoís 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.
90
  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. Iíve 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 donít love. Their Grog is one of my all time favorite beers. Awesome!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (701) Hampton, Virginia | July 30, 2005| Updated November 12, 2007
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.
82
  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.
80
  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 wasnít 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.
80
  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 doesnít 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (448) 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$.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (632) Hanover, Maryland | July 12, 2013
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.

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