The Belgian Cafe | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Belgian Cafe
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Restaurant

21st and Green St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19130 [ print map ]
215 235 3500

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Hours: 11:30am - 2am 7 days a week


Mayor: callmemickey (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 185


The Belgian Cafe

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Beer Available At The Belgian Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller I Beat yoU 99, Russian River Salvation 99, WeiŖenoher Eucharius Mšrzen 59, Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 81, Allagash Interlude 99, Manayunk Siembra Saison , HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood 97, Sly Fox OReillys Stout 87, Flying Fish OktoberFish 65, TrŲegs Dead Reckoning Porter 95, Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles 52, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Lindemans PÍche Lambic (PÍcheresse) 83, Rogue Dead Guy Ale 92, St Feuillien Brune 95, Barb„r Bok 92, Southern Tier Pumking 98, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Vanderghinste Oud Bruin
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19 reviews for The Belgian Cafe
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  82%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  87%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | June 15, 2014
Stopped in here for a beer crawl in the fairmount section ... When you see Tom Peters name attached to a bar you want to check it out.... having said that I was not blown away by this place .... the staff and service was poor for a late saturday afternoon .... enjoyed the outside seating ... the beer list was solid belgian and the bottle list has some very pricey rarities, but is very respectable and covers all the belgian styles ..... the food did look delicious and everyone was scarfing down mussels .... Iíd say a poor manís monks with some cool art on the inside ..... prices were of course up there given the type of beers your dealing with ... based on the selection this is a winner of a spot if you know your belgian brews
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (553) Toronto, Ontario | August 7, 2013
Great bottle selection, decent tap selection. Service was OK, a bit aggressive around peak hours. We could not order beer fast enough for them. Staff knew something basic about the beers. Decent location. Inside is kind of dark, outside tables nice.More or less an average place to go for beer in todayís market.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | February 8, 2013
Went here with some friends after the 2009 Philadelphia marathon. Great neighborhood place with a pretty good selection of Belgian and Belgian style beers. Value for money is pretty good here!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (270) Manama, Bahrain | February 2, 2012
Great beer bar in the Fairmount neighborhood. Always bringing in hard to find and tasty Belgian and Belgian inspired brews as well as top-notch crafts of different styles. Service has always been very good both at the bar and in the dining room. Food is excellent. Can be pricey but I think that is more because of the caliber of the beer and less being overpriced. I wonít say I always stop in here (mainly becuase Iím not the biggest of Belgian beer fans) but Iím always happy when I do.
60
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
F_radar  (30) Paris.Bxl.Geneve, France | October 8, 2011
Cadre super agrťable, magnifique terrasse dans un quartier rťsidentiel, si vous Ítes pas geek un bel endroit
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrodooo5  (9) Wilmington, Delaware | July 28, 2011
An out of this world neighborhood bar in Philly! I fell in love w/ my first glance at the beer list. Very affordable prices for some of the greatest beer in the world. Highly recommended.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | July 26, 2011
Heard this place is owned by the same people that own Monks. They did have the monks cantillon gueuze which I had after a long day and night of drinking. Service at the bar was a tad questionable at times and the beer list was far less impressive than Monks or many of the other bars I visited in philly.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | July 6, 2011
Place had the benefit of being only a few blocks away from the RBSGí11 hotel. Only got to stop in once, but it was well worth it. Great bottle selection and decent number of taps, prices were excellent for a bar ($5 pints of chocolate yeti?!). got my fill of Russian river beers which paired nicely with the best veggie burger Iíve ever had. Really tasty fries, great ambience (though I imagine it gets crowded, we came at a good time)... This place is excellent in terms of price and quality, though donít expect to come here for dozens of new ticks, I suppose.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | August 14, 2010
Nice Belgian bar located conveniently in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. The bar has nice indoor and outdoor seating and a great feel for the bar section. They usually have over 10 taps of pretty interesting brews that are on a decent rotation. The bottle selection is extensive but nothing insane.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio  (6) New Jersey | June 22, 2010
Boy do I love this bar. The selection is incredible. The people are even better. and the food isnít bad either. I would highly recommend the fries if you are going. they are the best fries I have ever had.

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