United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | December 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Only ended up here on Thanksgiving night because it was features on a Philly list of what was open and man am I happy we made the trek (well actually a nice 5km walk down Broad street with nice weather). The place was fairly empty when we arrived with just some people sitting at the bar and I would just say that if its cold or hot maybe stay away from the main entrance as there is quite a draft when the front door opens up. There were two servers / bartenders who knew their stuff quite well and we received excellent service although I can see how if it was busier they could be overwhelmed if there was nobody else. The tap selection was limited although featured some locals that I had never even heard of including an actual full barrel in the middle of the room from which beer was poured which was a first for me. There is a fridge with a fairly diverse selection, some things that are a little harder to find (like Parabola), all at decent to somewhat expensive prices, and all available to go. All of that being said YOU HAVE TO GO HERE FOR THE FOOD - IT IS FANTASTIC!!! All reasonably priced and everything was excellent to mind-blowing. Shared plates like the hummus, goat-cheese mushroom toast, and boar tacos were great with the brussel sprouts being among the best veggie dishes I have ever had; the burger was possibly the best I have ever had but be mindful that even if you order medium it will probably come more on the rare side. And the desserts then took things to an entirely new level with the fried PB&J sandwhich being unique and tasty without being greasy (recommend sharing amongst 4) and the ricotta filled donuts surpassing pretty much everything else. The service was actually very good the entire evening which may have been helped by when we went and I actually found things quite reasonable considering what we ordered and how long we were there. We almost went back here again the same weekend even though we had other places on our list to visit and I would recommend this as a must for anyone in Philly.
fluffheady (95) Chicago, Illinois | April 16, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really cool place to hang out. It a bit out of the downtown district, so you get much more of a local crowd. The tap handles are all mini chalk boards which is fun and innovative. They have a beer cooler for bottles next to the bar. We went two nights in a row when visiting town.
boxofrane (46) Spring City, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool place. Hit this for my bachelor party. Had wings and raw oysters, solid. Selection was decent but nothing crazy. Drank Deviant Daleís on tap, solid. Would go back again.
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | November 30, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful corner bar in South Philly that on most evenings has a good bar and dinner crowd. The bar area has an open feel to it even when crowded. Beer selection is above average, and always good local brews on tap in addition to craft beers from around the country. Service at times can be off, when the place is busy some of the Hipster-Doofuses on the staff just canít hack it. Plenty of comfort food on the menu and I like the goblets they serve the beer in as well. My buddies and I like to use the bar as a jump off point for attending events at the stadium area. You can park near the SPTR for free, and then walk to Broad & Snyder to take the Broad Street Line to Pattison Avenue (aka AT&T) stop.
rouxsean (9) , | November 18, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Large selection of rotating taps. How often do they rotate? The beer names are written in chalk on the tap handles.
michael-pollack (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | September 6, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Bar ambiance. Slow service. Decent tap and bottle selection. Ok, overpriced food. A bit over-priced for what it is. Not likely to return.
chugmaster (3) , | January 29, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, Great decor, Lousy service, Lousy food, had the cheese steak sliders which tasted like steak-ums & the fish soup at the time that my wife got had several bones in it.
italianjohn (156) Penndel, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place in south philly good ambiance and look, music playing, friendly and a staff that knows their beer. The tap list was a nice mix of local and some nice cali ipaís $5-$6 bucks a 12oz to 16oz and happy hour was half off local brews .... Menu was limited but a nice mix had the cheesesteak sliders which were delicious. Check out the bottle shop/coffee shop down the next block that has almost all of their bottle list but just about half the price. All in all SPTR is definitely worth a stop in.
jmm635 (86) Havertown, Pennsylvania | July 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice place in South Philly away from the hustle and bustle. This place can get crowded and noisy, and hot in the summer, so be prepared. Nice tap list. Pretty varied and representative of the local flavor. The food was really good. Try the grilled cheese and tomato lager soup. It wonít disappoint.
dagimp (7) Philly, Pennsylvania | October 23, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A couple of blocks west of Broad on Mifflin. Bartender was very nice and attentive. I went during happy hour so I got a good deal on local drafts, however, their selection is so good i had to get a couple at full price ($5, which is also a good deal). Wings werenít very good but I ordered the steak sliders which were. Unfortunately they put cheese on them when I asked for none, a common occurrence in my world. Over all, a great place to have a beer and a very good place to eat. I didnít run into any jerks. It can get kinda loud due to the setup but hey, itís a small price to pay for a great place.
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