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Latest reviews from Wayne

70 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Hard to find, small sign part of the Starbucks sign. Good size free parking lot. Big selection. Service was average. Ambiance is seasoned bottle bottle. I found a few bottles.“
weihenweizen 1016 days ago
76 /100
Black Powder Tavern (Restaurant)
1164 VALLEY FORGE RD
“Ambiance - cool old school place, with nice digs in the interior. Service - was of a very high order. Selection - isn’t humongous, but it’s a of good quality. Food - is very good Value - price is a little heavy. Overall - fine place“
DandyWolfFloyd 1401 days ago
84 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Visited in February 2017. Beer selection on tap was quite good. Quick stop and had only one pint. Good bottle selection too.“
VastActiv 1862 days ago
94 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“lunch visit ... parking was on wayne ave with parking kiosk ... long bar with booth seating on right side ... bar taps in the middle with scotchs on the whole left side of the bar and bourbon all on the right extensive menus for both ... beer offering had lots of rarer but simple Belgians and a few US micro and local brews ... you definitely come here for the food but the beer offering is very solid ... the menu is very eccentric, but well put together ... it was very hard to pick just one thing to eat the lamb kebab was insane and bunny bites were different ..... had a bottle list with a lot of common brews but I scored some super rare Abyss cognac and abyss Whiskey bottles with 20% for take out .... bartender was sweet, knowledgeable and gave great food recommendations .... very clean place and the food and beer service were prompt ... if this wasn’t out of the way I would come here very often .... the reputation definitely did not disappoint and the prices were very fair“
italianjohn 2193 days ago
64 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
chibuck 2253 days ago
58 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Very interesting as you can buy cases of rare stuff. I saw a ton of Lost Abbey and Pizza Port cases, tons of others as well. This isn’t a spot for non locals. Service was nice to start, poured me a beer, then seem kind of annoyed that I left without buying anything. Another spot probably great for locals but not a destination.“
chibuck 2253 days ago
92 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“recent visit for lunch..been trying to get here for years...parking isn’t a problem with pay lots across street..place is split in two...went right upon walkin in..long bar that runs most of the place with tables parralel to bar..proper glassware galore and a pretty stellar draft list and bottle list..one of few places in world where you can get de garre on draft..russian river and hill farmstead were available as well but nothing exceptional from both on my visit..food really was good, cheese plate was well put together, got 3 cheeses with 1 meat..american type country ham benton from tn i believe which was excellent...cheese board was great but would be nice if you could get a price fix 3 cheeses 2 meats deal for about 25 bucks...board seemed pricey but was good..apparently on Sunday they have 1/2 price cheeses..mussels, tacos, chicken kebob, and burger were all very tasty..really liked that I could get a taster sample of a few things..beer prices are really pretty good for some world class stuff..bit bummed that they didn’t have a few more HF selections, or that a Cantillon reserve bottle wasn’t an option, but hey it is nice to have expectations..stayed with the Belgian theme and had a De La Senne and also a Russian River draft..All in all for my book this place lived up to the hype..the bottle list had a few really well priced gems that those in the know can spot out for sure...can see how this might be mobbed around dinner time..worth a visit for sure...“
HeadyDE 2283 days ago
86 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Came for the special pre-superbowl Saturday event. Only a couple miles of 476 so fairly easy to get to. Parking mehhh, but i dont mind walking. Overall small but clean place. Just booths and the bar. No TVs. Not sure what they usually have on draft but this was nice line up. 6 Russian River beers, Hill Farmstead plus others. No complaints there... Food wise, I had a gyro/kabab which was tasty. Food menu is a little different which I can appreciate it. Clean uni-sex bathrooms. I even got a small growler of supplication to take home... F**k yeah!“
GMCC2181 2337 days ago
72 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“OK, so apparently this case thing is due to state law. Its a real downer for somebody non-local. What the hell am I going to do with a case of Aun Mas Cafe Jesus? They did have a pretty decent selection of beer, although it seemed to be randomly placed wherever the hell it fit in the store. Guy working there was nice and explained the laws to me, and even pointed out another shop nearby that could sell singles cause they also served food. Really weird. I don’t want to crap on this place for something that is a state law, but then again, I cant see ever going back here“
bytemesis 2479 days ago
94 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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“
bytemesis 2479 days ago
88 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
nate2g 2638 days ago
84 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“When you walk in you’re given the option of Belgian or Italian as you either walk left or right. I opted for "next door" (Belgian). The draft list was solid with a good mix of local beer, is craft beer and Belgians. I opted for some captain Lawrence as I don’t get up to the northeast very often. The food was incredible. I would highly recommend the bunny bites which are super spicy crunchy and delicious. I got the Thai ginger version. I followed that up with an order of hobbit ribs which were good but paled in comparison to the bunny bites. The bar is long and there is a trendy vibe. The service was semi slow and relaxed but once I got my beer, things started rolling along nicely. Overall a good experience.“
Lothore 2690 days ago
88 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Interesting place. Great beer selection. I like the tins on the walls of the breweries. Had a Blind Pig. Tons of awesome glassware for every possible beer style. Loved the Russian River bottle selection. Food was good too.“
oOJUXEOo 3016 days ago
92 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
PRBeer 3197 days ago
92 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Wow! I’m not sure if I’ve ever been to a better beer bar than this! An incredible beer menu with very good servers that are quite beer savvy. They also feature a pretty exotic and delicious food menu. The beers are very fairly priced as well. I go to try Ale Smith’s Speed Way, Russian River’s Pliny, and Baladin’s Xyauyu amongst a few other in 1 sitting!!! Incredible!“
jrodooo5 3311 days ago
86 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“By far the best place I went to on my last visit to the philly area. You walk in and you can go 2 different directions; on the left is I think Italian and on the right Belgian. I choose wisely and went right. I was by myself and hoping for a bar spot but it was a busy Thursday and the bar was packed so I grabbed a table. Service was a little slow but from then on it was good. The beer selection was pretty good and I went with a Nugget Nectar and a Union Jack. The food was great! I tried the Mussels and then the Gyro and both were awesome. Cool place and I would go back if in the burbs again.“
kbutler1 3381 days ago
62 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“Reviewing a Pennsylvania bottle shop is always tough because the beer laws still SUCK in this state. Am I just happy to be able to get a decent selection of beer in 6-packs at a grocery store - oh boy how exciting - thank you Pennsylvania legislature! - or do i rate it against a decent bottle shop in a "normal" state, for beer purchases, like Maryland, where 50% of Pennsylvanians buy beer anyway? So I will be tough and compare this Whole Foods with say, State Line Liquor, in Maryland. How does it stack up? Decent selection of beers, and yes, oh boy, I can buy in 6-pack and not be force to purchase a whole friggin case. But was there anything that got me excited? no. This place has a decent selection of say, founders, lagunitas, all the regional breweries. but they were out of maine brewing co, the reason i went, and nothing i had not seen before. if you are driving by, I would check it out, but it does not rise to the level of a destination retailer. i left with nothing really worth worth the trip. I give it an overall higher rating because they DID have 6 decent beers on tap, and that was pretty cool.“
johnbuck100 3386 days ago
90 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“A Belgian style restaurant on the bar side. I have been going to Teresa’s Next Door off and on for years. I have been there when the place was empty as well as when there were 30 people waiting outside for a table. Very good, ever changing, well rounded beer selection (good wine selection too). Check their website for bottle & draft beers. http://www.teresas-cafe.com/TNDOnTap.htm My menu favorites: cheese & charcuterie, bunny bites, Moules-frites and chocolate chip waffles topped with crème. I tend to order the same items so I don’t know about other menu items. I use to travel in to Philly to a very popular spot if I wanted Moules-frites and Belgian beers. I don’t bother going in to Philly anymore. The quality of Teresa’ mussels has improved over the years for the better. I don’t know what changed but it was for the best. The place isn’t outrageous in price for the quality of food and beer/wine selection but it isn’t cheap. I don’t go there to eat on the cheap . Wait staff is good. Bartenders are really knowledgeable in beer and wines. Tables turn quickly. No reservations are taken – just walk ins. I have found over the years that they cannot accommodate a party 6 or more. I went there with 6 people on two different occasions, the tables in the front window were free, no waiting list and the hostess refused to put us all in front together. Only offered us three tables for two around the restaurant. No big deal, we went down the road. I would call ahead and reconfirm if this still is the case if you plan to go as a group.“
YoBeer 3416 days ago
90 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
Travlr 3423 days ago
90 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
GT 3436 days ago
80 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“I have stopped in here a few times now, figure it is time for a review. Not sure how much atmosphere a pub in a grocery store is supposed to have so I will just ignore that part. Quality is fairly high. They serve in the correct glasses and the beers are all very nice. Service has always been good for me. The guy at the front is always willing to help and he really knows his stuff. Selection, compared to the other grocery store bottle shops in the area, is quite good. They have quite a few tasty, and sometimes rare, bottles kicking around. I found a couple awesome gueuze’s for a more than reasonable prices. Overall an awesome bottle shop option when you are in the area. Worth a shot for sure.“
orangesol 3442 days ago
46 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“A decent bottle selection however a bit lacking in IPA;s, 30 taps, heavily belgian influenced. The place was in the middle of being renovated so the ambience was kind of out of whack. The thing that turned me off was the service, got the feeling that if you weren’t a local you were ignored.“
bigbeersrule 3456 days ago
90 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
Schlenkerla 3470 days ago
80 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“A classy and comfortable bar and restaurant located not far from a couple of universities. The tasteful surroundings and low-key lighting are a little unusual for the craft beer scene, but beer is not all this place has to offer. There are some intriguing items on the menu, although I must admit I was a little disappointed with the size and freshness of my elk burger. The beer list had a number of exciting choices on draft and a lot of bottles too. It deserves to be (and is) one of the Philly area’s top brew destinations.“
Slipstream 3479 days ago
84 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Stopped in here for the first time a few weeks back to see what all the fuss was about. Really small space with cases of beer all over the place. There appears to be no rhyme or reason as to where they are. I found cases from Goose Island in two different isles. Quality and selection were pretty good. Nothing overly rare or anything but definitely some tasty beers to be had, if you are into buying cases that is. Service was good. They came around twice to ask if I was doing ok and if I needed anything. Not sure what to put for the prices as they appear to not want you to know them. I guess because they move the cases all over the place but at least put the price on the case so we can tell how much it is without having to go up and wait in line each time. Overall a very nice distributor to check out if you are in the area.“
orangesol 3495 days ago
92 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Great somewhat cool cellar temp throughout the store. Cases stacked high in rows which is less than desirable organization but really adds to the feel. The staff is super knowledgeable and helpful. For a small distributor the selection is beyond compare. Tons of small release, foreign, and aged releases. Good values.“
kimjongill 3511 days ago
92 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“The prices are fair. I am not fond of buying stuff in bulk but for the serious spender or buyer this is a great shop. They really care about what they do and their customers. If you’re not a local check it out. You might get lucky. I will say it’s best to put orders in and when you know you will be in town stop on over. It seems to me to be the most rewarding.“
Advocate_Ames 3559 days ago
80 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
Nate 3602 days ago
80 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Stopped yesterday before a visit to Tired Hands. Very crowded, but if you look through everything, there’s some nice stuff around. Didn’t ask for much service, but the guys seemed to know what they were doing. Pretty reasonably priced. I’ll return in the future.“
Thorpe429 3604 days ago
96 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Visited yesterday before heading into Tired Hands. Ambiance was nice. Very long bar with plenty of seating. That reminded me a bit of the Moeder Fontainas location in Brussels. AMAZING selection of glassware behind the bar. That goes into ambiance, but will also be included in selection. Service was spectacular. The bartender was funny, engaging, and clearly into good beer. Draft selection was fantastic, with a nice mixture of import and domestic. All quality. We didn’t really eat, so I can’t comment there, though I will compliment the cheese that came with the Tripel van de Garre. Gret value and overall just a very fun place. This will become a go-to stop for us.“
Thorpe429 3604 days ago
84 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Very neat atmosphere with some very tasty cheese. Draft collection and bottle list very impressive“
mikem409 3610 days ago
92 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Very cool, laid back environment. Awesome selection, knowledgeable staff, and generally a cool place to hang and enjoy craft beer.“
RoyalFlushing 3619 days ago
82 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“This place is behind a Starbucks and easy too miss. Great selection of cases with domestic and imports well represented. Gold local selection. Staff was helpful in digging out a case and they knew what they were talking about. Offered to order anything that want currently in stock. A little pricey compared to my normal distributor but they make up for it in hard to find cases.“
Leafs93 3622 days ago
86 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“I love Whole Foods Devon. I can go there and just chill while my wife is grocery shopping or when TnD is too crowded. This place is dangerous. Only complaint is that it closes at 9 p.m.“
pilgrimoutlaw 3644 days ago
84 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“Located just off the exit inside of whole foods. They offer 6 taps or craft at really good prices for this area. The focus is on craft which makes sense given whoe foods mission. They had a lot of local and regional stuff but also some Mikeller, nogne 0, Nebraska, Maine brewing, etc. the staff were super-enthusiastic to share their beer knowledge. They also offer singles and a pick 6. Forget case stores, this is one of the destination spots in Philly.“
DiarmaidBHK 3713 days ago
82 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“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.“
DiarmaidBHK 3748 days ago
80 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“Just inside the grocery store...six interesting taps...they serve flights and pints as well as takeout growlers. Nice bottle selection...not tons of stuff but nice and diverse. Prices are fair...mildly expensive for tougher to find stuff. Reasonably knowledgeable employees. Tiny little spot but worth a stop...you may find a hidden gem.“
reggiedunlop 3750 days ago
90 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Awesome food beer and wine selection. It’s a cozy little place for lunch!“
MikeSTroupe 3830 days ago
74 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Great staff and selection at the beeryard. Lots of goodies in stock whether craft or import is your preference. And they get the limited and rare stuff that comes into the market. if they dont have it and they can get it for you, they are more than happy to. The owner Matt is a great guy...knowledgeable and generous. Prices are a bit high (main line pricing) but fair enough given the awesome selection.“
reggiedunlop 3835 days ago
86 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“A nice restaurant/bar. I had a Russian River on tap, but they had a huge bottle list. The service was good, and it wasn’t too expensive. Definitely worth stopping by.“
jkwood04 3878 days ago
98 /100
Beer Yard (Beer Store)
218 EAST LANCASTER AVE
“Great people!“
rouxsean 3879 days ago
96 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Great selection of drafts!“
rouxsean 3879 days ago
56 /100 118 N WAYNE AVE
“mediocre sports-type bar trying to be a touch upscale. Servers and bartenders are patient and accommodating. Have some good things on tap occasionally, but generally most of the common things. Menu is a bit more interesting than the standard sports-bar, but nothing crazy good. I like to go here to watch hockey games because I don’t have a TV subscription. That’s about it.“
lachrymalisis 3937 days ago
64 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“Has really gone downhill in the last few months. No more special beers, good service, etc. In the middle of a grocery store...That is the ambiance. Good service. Good selection. Food is fresh and good. Good prices locally.“
michael-pollack 3953 days ago
84 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“The next door bar is pretty narrow but deep with one side being almost completely taken up by a very long bar with plenty of seating. Behind the bar there are a bunch of shelves full of glassware and a few chalk boards with the draft list on them. Opposite the bar is a bunch of booths to handle the overflow from the bar. The service was good but we had to wait for a while to get a refill when they were standing not even five feet away doing nothing in particular. The quality and selection of food is excellent. They have a great selection of appetizers, seafood, cheese plates, sandwiches, burgers and a few full entree’s. I had a burger with gruyère cheese and Prosciutto. It was awesome but it comes with greens rather than fries so be prepared to pay extra if you want them. The selection of beer was very good. I had a RR Pliny the Elder, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, and a cask Allagash Black on the hand pump. All were served in the appropriate glasses and they were all awesome. There was still a few more I really wanted to try but I just didn’t have the time. They also have a very large bottle list of beers from around the world. The "rarer" beers are pricey but they are worth every penny. Next time I will get one for sure. Overall, a great bar with good food and even better beer. I will return for sure.“
orangesol 3958 days ago
80 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Good place. Nice atmosphere, slightly obnoxious staff, but friendly enough to be above average. Fairly knowledgeable and capable of answering questions. Good selection, pricey bottles, but draft tends to be about middle of the road when it comes to pricing. I think there were 12 varieties including 2 casks being poured when I went in the other night. The food was actually the highlight. The drunken mussels and pommes frittes were damn good. I will definitely be back, just not as frequently as if they were a bit less expensive.“
lachrymalisis 3980 days ago
82 /100 821 LANCASTER AVE
“A little bright and kind of small. Intimate place where you can get to know the people dealing your beer. 6 rotating draft beers, all of which are generally interesting and off the beaten path The bottle selection is nice, and constantly being updated. New items at least twice a week. Prices on all bottles and packs are generally 2 to 3 dollars below anywhere else. Some are lower (Marahaja 22oz bottles sell for 7.50 here, they’re $15- literally twice as much- down the road at TJ’s in Malvern). Their value rating is at 100 because I’ve never seen lower prices anywhere else in the area. Regardless, selection is good, the guys working there know what they’re talking about and you can feel real passion and interest from them. Music is always good, the sandwich selections they have in their jewel-case are pretty good, but you also have a whole store full of food to choose from. Overall, just fix the blinding lights and keep up the good work.“
lachrymalisis 3980 days ago
86 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Nice place...long bar with warm soft lighting. Very nice craft and import taps and bottles...pliny is frequently available here which is nice. Service is good but not above and beyond. Lots of nice items on the menu...exotic cheese selections are interesting and extensive. Overall pretty nice but the prices definite reflect the main line location a bit. NO TVs! That’s a drag...I like sports with my beer.“
reggiedunlop 3981 days ago
84 /100 124 N WAYNE AVENUE
“Went here for Sunday Brunch. Wow. Gourmet cheeses for half price and a beer menu to die for. Had Hill Farmstead Abner and Double Citra but they also had Pliny and Blind Pig and a whole slew of Belgian stuff I hadn’t even heard of. It’s a sort of upscale hipster kind of place, with a lot of fancy stuff on the menu (lamb, buffalo and other weird meats), but lots of normal good looking stuff, too. All that I ate were the half price (Sunday) cheeses, but everything else looked delicious. Great stuff.“
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