United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited May 31, 2014.
So this is another Irish bar, kind of. Admittedly I enjoyed it quite a bit. Itís dark and dingy but itís in a nice looking building, itís across the street from another cool looking building (National Mechanics), and at the time they were doing a beer event for Beer Week with Fegleyís Brew Works. They had the brewers present and half a dozen of their beers on tap. I of course took the opportunity to try a glass of the Always Sunny Pale Ale and to ask the bartender where Paddyís is. Apparently itís a real place. Actually itís two places. The one that they film at is also a local place but the real Paddyís is a different bar in Philly. Sadly most of the Fegleyís beers werenít all that great but it was fun trying a number of them (the bartender provided some free samples). This is not the most well known beer geek hangout but I could see making a regular stop in here for a tick of something on the pub crawl around town.
solidfunk (174) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 4, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great happy hour specials and a nice tiny Philly-style pub atmosphere. Lots of local stuff was on when I was here, and good happy hour specials. I love that cool places like this seem to be the norm in Philly.
italianjohn (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | October 15, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Dive bar in Olde City, the owner put his money into the 40 tap system instead of fixing up the Jaeger themed bar that was previously there (and it shows) .... Great beer selection (although 8 of the 40 tap heads were down). The beer was fresh and tasty with a great selection of styles from local micro and west coast micros .... bartender was friendly and they had some college football on a few TVís they have .... they clean the lines once a week and you can tell which is a huge deal (there are some places that sadly have so many taps but skimp on cleaning!) .... the food selection was small and they were out of half of it which stuck me with chicken strips and fries (which werenít bad) ....Lunch and 3 brews cost me $25 bucks so it was a good value .... Definitely a place to stop in for a solid micro list and a nice balanced lineup of styles, but I would probably eat elsewhere first .... bathrooms were equal to using an alleyway so you probably want to think of that too before stopping, but hey this is a beer website the beer selection and quality is good!
darthBeer (4) Nashville, Tennessee | May 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A little bit of a dive but itís a great pub. Good beer, great happy hour, bartender will be your best friend if itís slow, and he knows every beer, guaranteed. My kind of place.
UDBeernut (126) Moving to Jax, Florida | April 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A biy of a dive bar feel, which i enjoy. Lots of beers on tap, many locals, none of which Iíd go crazy about. Good service, solid.
Capa (270) Manama, Bahrain | August 25, 2011| Updated August 20, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small beer bar that almost seems out of place among the gastropubs of Old City. But, that is one of the reasons it rocks so hard. I only spent a little time there on a Saturday afternoon but it left me with a large desire to come back. The tap list was extensive with beers that spanned a wide range of styles and abv levels. The man behind the bar was friendly and willing to wait while my out-of-town friends made up their minds. We were there for happy hour prices so and that was a smile for the wallet. The yards PPA I had was in excellent form. The biggest downer was that I, like others, picked up a noticeable bleach aroma in the joint. Not inviting. Great place to stop after checking out the sites of Old City or just to quench that thirst.
guzzler67 (46) Hanover, Maryland | September 26, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Located in the heart of the Old City, near Chestnut and the good bars on that street (and a cheap cab ride to the Northern Liberties area of the city). Couple of notches above dive bar status, but still a good vibe when you enter. Great tap selection that will keep you thinking about what you want to order next. Menu was limited but the prices were cheap and the food was good. Service was right on target, friendly and attentive, especially considering how busy they were. Definitely on my list of spots to revisit when in Philly.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | October 20, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy smell of bleach but otherwise an old tavern type place with a great selection of draft beer, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful bartenders and patrons. The draft beer selection (about 40) was much larger and better than the bottle selection and included great micros and Belgians. First time Iíve seen an internet jukebox. Specials every night including Mondayís bingo boobies night. Sunday they had a hot dog for a buck that was tasty. On the other end the toilet had a nasty smell. Went twice and watched the Phillies in playoff - good fun! Great pub atmosphere including remanents of itís former ID as a Jaegermeister bar.
lumpy38 (1) Pennsylvania | March 13, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great little gem in the midst of all the overhyped clubs in this part of town. Stumbled into the place for happy hour on a Friday and have been visiting frequently ever since. The craft beer selection is ridiculous.....if you canít find something for your pallet then just ask the bartenders and they will be more than happy to steer you in the right direction. Probablly one of the best draught beers bars in Philadelphia. Definitely one the best valued beer bars in Philly. Bottom line.....great place to enjoy great beer with all walks of life. Good work...keep it up
couzined (1) , Pennsylvania | December 19, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This one seems to have it all! Once you step inside this little dive, the first thing your eyes catch is the tap wall of 40 great craft beers. It is like a candy store for adults. The variety is ever-changing...weekly...sometimes even daily. The prices are insanely cheap for this part of the city. Hell, happy hour is from 5pm-7pm...7 DAYS A WEEK! Happy Hour means almost all 40 beers for only $3 and shots are $3, too. The fact that you can sit there and drink pint after pint of Dogfish 90 minute for only $3 is crazy. On top of that the staff is extremely cool...making even strangers feel comfortable. They have a good knowledge of the beer they pour, but never come off as too beer-snobby. The best part of the place could very well be the ambience...grungy, divey, largest selection of music I have ever heard (great stuff, but never stuff you hear all the time in every other damn bar), and every walk of life ventures in and out of this place. You know it must be great when your first visit convi
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