The Farmerís Cabinet | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Farmerís Cabinet
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Bar

1113 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19107 [ print map ]
215 923 1113 | twitter

Mayor: NikkTwist (12) | Taps: 26 | Bottles: 80

The Farmerís Cabinet

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Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal íBronze Ageí 93, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale (DBA) 84, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96, Allagash Dubbel Reserve 94, Dock Street Rye IPA 98, Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale 98, NÝgne ō God Jul 99, Bells Expedition Stout 100, Paulaner Salvator 95, Licher Oktoberfest 43, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 67, Fegleyís Brew Works Devious Imperial Pumpkin 65, New Holland Ichabod 60, Rivertowne Pumpkin Spice 48, Frecon Farms Hogshead Dry Cider , Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale 30, Two Brothers Heavy Handed India Pale Ale 91, Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale 93, Anderson Valley Brother Davids Double 93
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33 reviews for The Farmerís Cabinet
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  73%
 Selection  82%
 Food  83%
 Value  62%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | December 2, 2013
This is definitely a higher end beer destination and although you can stop in for just a drink at one of two bars, or escape with a reasonable tap if you get a burger or a flatbread, the best way to include this place in your itinerary is to pencil it is as a higher end food destination with some very good beer. We ended up here as a last minute selection because it was close to where we were walking on a Saturday afternoon/evening. It was fairly empty when we got there close to 5:30 but started to fill up as the evening progressed - however since its such a huge place this was not an issue. There are some smaller barrels for two people but mostly there are large benches that if you donít have a large enough group you have to share with other people (smallest bench I think is 6). There are two bars at the front, the windows are covered by curtains, and there are candles everywhere to provide mood lighting (pretty cool place). They have in house charcuterie complemented with a nice cheese and pickle selection along with tasty and somewhat high priced menu. However I will say that everything we tried, from duck perrogies to braised ribs and the burger were very good to delicious and the service was top notch. As for beer selection the focus is mostly on European with some things from Canada - not sure I saw anything from the US but could have been wrong. There was a fairly decent range of styles on tap and the bottle selection was decent and different from many other places within Philly. Iíd say this is a worth a visit while in Philly, at the very least for some charcuterie and a beer, and if you want a higher end dinner then definitely come here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | August 30, 2013
Nicely located in a lively area of downtown Philly. This place sure is more trendy and classy than your average ratebeer craftbeer places. Crowd appears to be students ďwith a futureĒ and young urban professionals. Despite the far from typical beer geek crowd, the beer selection is worth the detour. When I was there they had a special cask evening with a bunch of special casks. They apparently go out of their way to get special stuff in there. A welcome change of pace from the usual good beer places that are often neighbourhood bars and tavern-like places. Worth visiting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (624) Hanover, Maryland | July 12, 2013
This is a nice joint to visit for fine food and beverages in the heart of Philly. I enjoyed my meal, and received it promptly. The service was good and always available. The beer selection was varied and well-planned.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon  (216) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 2, 2013
Visited June 20, 2013, for supper. Rustic style decor, but quite high class. Two bar, one for a beer and wine, one for cocktails. This as two floors, I was on first, sitting at a communal table, not the best comfort. The service was good, despite his limited knowledge of the beer (even after asking someone else). A very good beer list, but on tap, no info on what stye. One thing is sure, the food is very good. This is not my favorite, but maybe I would revisit!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93  (118) Dunmore, Pennsylvania | June 7, 2013
Nice bar with a great vibe inside that is very conducive to drinking. The beer menu is broken up into different groupings and was decent on my visit. I had been hoping for some of the house beers but none were available. Seemed a little pricey and I did not eat as I had heard it was hit and miss. Nice place to stop for a quick beer but much better places around town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal  (10) Marlton, New Jersey | June 5, 2013
The ambiance of this place is that of an old hunting tavern. Almost all candle lit with game mounted on every wall. Dark hardwood tables and random 1920ís antiques decorate this bar. The selection of beer has been waning of late since this used to be the place to find unique Scandnavian and English brews but it is still decent. The food is amazing and unique with various game and a great menu of pickles and cheese. The cocktails are very expensive for the quanitity, but not the quality. Some classic drinks that you will never see anywhere else. Everything is a little overpriced but the experience is completely worth it. Try to catch Drew Nugent when heís there. Best stride piano player Iíve ever met.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito  (70) Nueva York, New York | October 28, 2012
This place is a mixed bag. I personally think the decor and whatever else is pretty nice, even though it is very pretentious and overdone. Everything is pretty expensive--the food and the beer. However, the food is quite good, and the beer selection is quite large. People here are rightfully complaining about the beer prices, but in honesty, you donít get jacked any worse here than in Churchkey. I sat at the bar once, but yesterday, I sat at a table. The server knew nothing about beer. He switched around a bunch of our beer orders, and when I corrected them based on aroma, he was a bit indignant (trust me, I know how a rauchbier smells). The bottle list is impressive, albeit expensive, but I usually hang out with the drafts. This place is worth visiting, but there are better places out there in Philly and the world. The blood sausage with purple mashed potatoes was superb though. Pickled mushrooms were also excellent. Both of those were unfortunately kind of expensive.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | August 18, 2012
Visited here a few weeks back with Amyliz4. Got there not too long after they opened. Very dimly lit place with cool and odd decorations all around. It was strange, but I really enjoyed the vibe. The service from the bartenders themselves was good, but I have to ding it because we were there until well after an hour past opening, and all the draft lines were still not ready. Iím not quite sure how that happens. Selection was nice, with plenty of (at the time) Terryís beers to choose from. Food was quite good. A bit pricey all around, but not terrible for a city establishment. A nice place; Iíd go back.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | August 13, 2012
Great happy hour price half off all beer draft. Lots of selection very dix land fell but shit its dark
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK  (731) Pennsylvania | August 12, 2012
Imagine a speakeasy designed by Miss Havisham if she grew up in the depressin-era south and youíre pretty close. I visited on a weekend afternoon and w struck by how dark the place is. It took me a few minutes to adjust my eyes The furniture llooks repurposed barrels and anything else they could bring from the farm. They have a number of drafts written on what looks like old fence rails. They have a large bar to the left and a smaller cocktail bar to the right. If you sit at the cocktail, which I had to as there were no seats at the main bar, it takes a while together your beers. They had a rich and varied list of imported craft and a few things more regional in nature. The service I saw was not get. The bartender seemed not to know what beers they carried and had problems recommending a beer for someone who ked for something light. Most of the staff didnít seem haly to work there. I didnít have any food but after getting such small portions of the beer I ordered I figured Iíd be better off at the Fice Guys next door. They have a lot of great beer here but be prepared to bring a flashlight and your life savings. This place seems more about a concept then it does being a good hang. There seemed bey little thought that went into the guests comfort. Unless someone else is paying, I wonít be back.

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