This place is really a Belgian style restaurant with a long bar that runs the length of the place. Crowded but comfortable on a Saturday night, most people at the bar were waiting for tables - but sampling an amazing selection of draft and bottled beers while they did. Staff was very good, generous with the samples, and had good beer and food recommendations. Definitely worth the easy trip from Philly. Best selection of Russian River - draft and bottles - on the East Coast.
Just a hop, skip and jump from Wayne train station. The bricked building is inconspicuous from the outside but upon entering is a different story. The Belgian bar to the right is a real treat. Excellent beer selection with a few local breweries on offer as well as the likes of Russian River, JP etc. I had delicious escargot and scallop brochette to eat. The bartender was very attentive and gave prompt service throughout. Impressive glassware selection lining the bar wall and also a great selection of whisky. This was another highlight in PA.
Ate lunch on the Belgian bar side. They have 30 on draft with two on cask. Nice selection of Belgian and English stuff but also several taps for local stuff which is nice to see. The interior was gastropub with lots of polished wood and mood lighting. They also have an extensive bottle list though the organization by color was a bit weird. I was the only one in there so the bartender let me be which is fine. Prices are what you’d expect for mainline. The only thing that annoyed was their zero substitutions vibe but it seems like a nice neighborhood place to share a couple of drinks with friends.
Lunch stop before leaving town. Parked around the corner at a pay spot. Not busy at lunchtime. Great service. Taplist was impressive but no real whales on it. They did have a gueuze on tap, plus a Hill Farmstead offering. Didnt check the bottle list. They did have pours of Xyauyu Gold which was nice cause I was dreading the $50 bottle cost for that one. Food was decent. Overall a good experience and one I would be happy to repead
Unassuming small town in PA with a world-class beer bar. Selection was completely insane when I was there. Literal tap list was 5 Russian River sours, Pliny, Blind Pig, Lost Abbey Angels Share, Deliverance, Older Viscosity, Hill Farmstead Arthur and Anna, Grassroots Sankt Hands (never seen before on tap in my life), Peche Mortel on Cask! Bottle list impressive, you can get bottles to go at 20% discount. Food looked insane like dry aged Wagyu beef burger (!) but we had just eaten at Tired Hands. Nice, wooden, long bar to sit at or tables. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Ridiculous place that I will return to many times before I move to California. Value was great, all the tap beers were $7.50 despite many being insanely rare and high abv.
Stopped here recently while taking a scenic drive back from DC to northern NJ. Actually after reading the reviews on RateBeer I pretty much rearranged my drive to accomodate a visit here...and boy was it worth it! If you’ve read any of the reviews you already know about the unique setup...Italian restaurant one side (with all beers available from the other side), and Belgium restaurant and beer bar on the other. What amazed me about this place was not just the huge bottle list...or even how strong it was from a Belgium perspective...but just the overall knowledge this place (i.e. staff) has and the incredibly large selection of correct glasswear. It doesn’t stop there though. This is an authentic Belgium menu and I highly recommend this food...especially if you think Belgians only eat two things (frites & mussels). I would say that eating (and drinking) here is not cheap...but I would also say it’s worth every penny for the amazing experience. This is clearly a destination craftbeer bar you should go out of your way for or plan a special trip to. You can also couple a visit here with a trip to Victory Brewing in nearby Downingtown.
As a restaurant this place gets high marks. Highly inventive fair like rabbit tenders, pulled goat and a ham and suck sandwich. Fries are a bit of a downer as I wish they were crunchier. Prices are a bit off as if you want a sandwich and fires its around $17. The draft list was heavy with Belgian stuff I don’t care about. Sadly no HF on, but they had Pliny and Blind Pig.
I’d come here knowing you’re going to have a good meal, and if it happens to have a good beer by happy, but I wouldn’t venture to just get beer.
Like this place, phantastic beer selection (they tap with CO2, N and with pumps) and great Mussels! Whenever I am in the Philadelphia area I spend an evening in this beer pub.
Nate (326) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2012
Stopped here for an hour or so for a small plate and a few rounds. Nice neigjhborhood bar with good tap selection, reasonably priced. Good little food menu - cheeses and small dishes were ample. Good service and a nice atmosphere.
jredmond (277) New York, New York | January 12, 2010| Updated March 16, 2013
Ive frequented Teresa’s a few times while up at Villanova. The place has a great ambiance, nicely lit, nice bar running parallel with boothes. Staff is friendly and bartenders are very knowledgable. The draft list is always impressive as well as the bottles available. I’d recommend this place to anyone is relative proximity.