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 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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64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft  (113) Seattle, Washington | November 16, 2006
Quite small upstairs bar/restaurant. brewing facilities are extremely small, encased and lining the wall to the kitchen. They have like 3 7-bbl fermenters i think. lotís of bobble-head figures and sports paraphenalia. They usually have like 5 or 6 of their beers on tap, only once did they have a beer on hand pump. Their beers are mediocre to slightly above mediocre. I really admire their desire to brew unusually styles. Iíve had a saison, berliner weiss, and an alt beer there. lotís of 20/30 somethings there. Prices are pretty expensive. pints are $4.50
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv  (5) Asheville, North Carolina | October 12, 2006
went there during lunch with my brother and a friend. nothing special about the place in terms of appearance and service was a bit slow. it was lunch time so that may be the reason. the beer was okay. the food was good. i had the cajun chicken sandwich which was fab and the fries were tasty. i do think the waiter mixed up the beers so my ratings of them may be a bit off.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | October 2, 2006
This brewbpub is located on the second floor, so its easy to miss from the street. You walk up the stairs and immediately see an interesting collection of bobblehead dolls. To the right is the more contemporary dining area. To the left is the bar, which has a slightly weathered historic appearance. Bartender was friendly, as I ordered a sampler of the six beers on tap, and finished with a full pint of the BPA. Overall, beers are fairly solid, and I did not try the food. My only gripe is that my bill came to $18 for the six 6oz beer sampler and one pint, which is rather high. At those prices, I doubt Iíll return. If I am going to spend that kind of money, Iíll go down the street to Monkís Cafť
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog  (240) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | June 23, 2006
Been trying to get here for a while. Used todayís Birthday as an excuse to go out of my way to get here (plus their IIPA, Hoptimus Prime, is on tap!). They donít have a real sampler but will put together a flight of their beers in 6oz glasses for ~$2 each. I found their beers to be above average. Great tasting appetizers and their mussels were good too! Was there at 11:30am on a Friday so there wasnít a crowd.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | June 21, 2006
Hit Nodding Head before the Yankees-Phils game. Up a rickety flight of stairs, brewpub was bigger than it appeared it was going to be from outside. Beers that I sampled were for the most part above average for a brewpub, and the bartender was very knowledgable about the beer and was very attentive. The highlight for me was the Hoptimus Prime, and the low point was the Weisse. Would recommend to anyone in Philly for a beer outing, and is very convenient since itís only a few blocks away from Monks. Did not have enough time to try the food.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
agl108  (30) Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania | May 20, 2006
Decided to check out this place after seeing ads in the paper for months. Place was pretty empty for a Saturday afternoon. Pretty nice place, ~12 seat beautiful mahogany bar. Only 4 beers on tap, APA, Scottish ale, Weiss and Oatmeal stout. I had the APA and my girlfriend drank the stout. Both seemed average brewpub offerings. Fairly dissapointing. Iíd be interested to see the kind of crowd it draws at night. We didnít order any food, canít comment.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
cdog69  (13) Richmond, Virginia | February 2, 2006
Made 2 stops on my visit in Philly. Bartender was very knowledgable about the beers on tap. He went out of his way for us. The food was very good. The selection they had was decent and the beers were good as well. Worth the stop.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere  (46) Iowa | January 31, 2006
Eh. It was fairly quiet when I was there at 1 AM on a Saturday, but what other patrons were there were a bit of an annoying college crowd. Decent beers, and if Iíd have had the stomach for food I would have tried it.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | January 29, 2006
Bit of a collegiate frat crowd on a Saturday night knocking back the suds. Had five samplers of their beers (they only had five beers at the time we arrived). Price was affordable. Thereís a trophy case of old, collectible bobblehead dolls after which the bar is obviously named. It would be easier to enjoy if it were lit up as it was hard to tell if I was looking at a Ryne Sandberg or a Sammy Sosa bobblehead. Besides the heads, the atmosphere was average, Iíd say, and full of 25-year-olds. $2/sampler, but the barleywine was $3 for a sampler (but the samples were pretty big).
46
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 6/20
xproudfoot  (37) Paleolithic, Pennsylvania | December 15, 2005
Good variety of beer, some good selections always on tap. None rival my favorite craft brews, or even local stuff like victory or troegs, but it is still good. the food is pretty good too, some more refined versions of pub fare. Overall a nice place, not even competing with monkís or eulogy in my mind, but definitely a good place to spend a night out.

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