Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
Exceptional based on 90 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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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 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 Bullseye Bitter 48, Nodding Head Tripel Lindy , Nodding Head Ostap , Nodding Head Beta , Nodding Head Grog 74, Nodding Head Pepper Pale Ale , Nodding Head Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse 51, Nodding Head Sled Wrecker 70, Nodding Head 700 Level 35, Allagash White 94, Nodding Head Alpha , Nodding Head BPA 85, Nodding Head / De la Senne Twei Koppen , Nodding Head Monkey Knife Fight 61
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90 reviews for Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  71%
 Selection  64%
 Food  74%
 Value  70%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  77%
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72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan  (29) New Jersey | August 2, 2005
sort of open space during the mid-afternoon, but they have a nice wood bar. a big collection of you guessed it, bobble heads. staff had lots of Philly brotherly love, and so did the people at the bar. one guy told me a non-english speaking Chinese couple approached him with a Zagatís guide from 1995 looking for Sam Adams. that Chinese wife was yelling at the husband, "ten year old book!! ten year old book!". then it hit me, this used to be the old Sam Adams Brewpub!! I like it better as the Nodding Head, as Sam Adams didnít have much style/it didnít impress me back then. the Nodding Head brews here arenít fantastic, but they have some creative stuff. woth a visit on the tour of the city.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj  (103) Boise, Idaho | January 27, 2014
Neighborhod vibe in the heart of the city.5 taps and 2 guest aps, good food and service
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | August 30, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (447) 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  (584) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 11, 2013
fairly relaxed, casual joint. many of their beers are "standard brew pub" offerings, but now and then theyíll have something interesting. standard pub fare.
44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
Quevillon  (216) Sainte-ThťrŤse, Quebec | June 25, 2013
Visited for the first time on June 18, 2013, for lunch. A pub on the second floor, not pleasant for those with mobility proble (not my case but still), the place is all wood, large enough and a little busy at noon. The beer selection is small and not super interesting, there was a cask, one other place that I visited in Philly offered it. The food menu was ok, mostly pub fair. The service was ok to, until at the end when she ask us if we wanted something else and we said no, before we ask separate checks, they where all ready made. Imagine if we wanted something?
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | June 6, 2013
I have stopped in here a bunch of times now, figured it was time to write up a review. Heading up the stairs you are not really sure what you are going to find but it is much larger than it appears. Small bar with tons of tables and booths all over the room. I have been here when I am the only person in the place and also when it has been packed with people for a PBW event. Service has been all over the place on my visits. When they arenít busy it is quite good but on my recent visit we had to wait over a half hour for service, twice. I still havenít eaten here but I have heard some good things, maybe next time. Quality always seemed to be pretty good. Selection has been pretty good on my visits, I usually just order the Berliner as it is one of the best around. Prices are on par with all of the other places in the area. Overall a nice brewpub in the heart of the city.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal  (10) Marlton, New Jersey | June 5, 2013
Ambiance is great. Obviously older second-floor brewpub with display cases full of bobble-heads (hence the name). Service is nice and helpful, though thoroughly blase hipsters. The selection is mostly home-team beers which are mediocre for the most part (although I love them). The food is where this place really shines. If you like spice, try anything with their jerk rub. You wonít be disappointed. Priced pretty fairly (I recommend trying the beers first and then order a pitcher of whateverís good). Overall, a favorite haunt.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85  (204) Greenville, Indiana | May 25, 2013
Brewpub with the restaurant portion taking up most of the space - bar area was pretty small. Luckily wasnít too crowded during my visit. Good service and pleasant beers.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
b727trijet  (262) Isleworth, England | March 6, 2013
Tried the cask 60 schlilling which was not bad. The Grog "brown ale" has over the years adjusted to a porter! The double IPA was good but not quite Green Flash standard! Large spacious bar with pretty worn out furniture. Worth at least one visit.

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