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Beer Available At Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Nodding Head Block Party , Nodding Head Georges Fault 61, Nodding Head Summer Nights , Brewers Art Le Canard 88, 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
orangesol (158) Pennsylvania | June 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 aren’t busy it is quite good but on my recent visit we had to wait over a half hour for service, twice. I still haven’t 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.
AlutisLt (42) Vilnius, Lithuania | February 1, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
boto (60) Granby, Connecticut | September 18, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally made it here on a recent trip to Philly. You have to climb up a set of narrow stairs to the second floor where the brewpub is. Definitely an old place re-purposed. It has a nice old wood bar. Old wood floors. It is a little dark, but has a big old skylight in it. The beers were good. We definitely enjoyed them. We did have any appetizers, but the dinners we had were all well received. The fries were right up there with Monk’s. I had the salmon, and it was excellent. There were also very positive reports on the French dip and the meatloaf. Definitely worth the trip!
t0rin0 (1463) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 16, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited May 31, 2014.
Despite the fact that there are half a dozen breweries in the city limits I only made it to this one because Triumph closed unexpectedly a few months back. This was one of the later stops in the day on the way back to the train station. The beer may not be enough to make me come back but I still had a good time. This is a really interesting place. They have seven taps running and they were served in wine glasses, which were considered half pours. Half the menu was hoppy and then there was a Berliner. The name sounds awfully familiar (I know it’s a pun on a JFK saying but Peg’s has used it multiple times). The service was decent. The place overall was very busy and there was some kind of a scavenger hunt going on so there were a lot of drunk people in the place. Fun crowd, fun place. but the beer is just meh.
solidfunk (193) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 2, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Nice place with a few good barley-driven beers on tap. Very friendly staff, and a nice space. Cool that they had the Lost Abbey beers here but Duck Duck Gooze, Cuvee du tomme went in like 20 minutes apparently. Kind of a cool set up in this upstairs place.
stevoj (152) Boise, Idaho | January 27, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Neighborhod vibe in the heart of the city.5 taps and 2 guest aps, good food and service
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. I’ve 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 didn’t 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. I’m not going back.
Lubiere (465) 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$.
BeerandBlues2 (759) 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.
bob_w (51) new york, New York | July 11, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
fairly relaxed, casual joint. many of their beers are "standard brew pub" offerings, but now and then they’ll have something interesting. standard pub fare.
Quevillon (233) Boisbriand, Quebec | June 25, 2013
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
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?
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