Very much a neighborhood bar. Bartenders and patrons seem to know each other and are friendly to each other and people like me who are not neighbors to the bar. Good variety of taps pouring plus two gravity taps. Food is definitely a stpe up from pub fare. A bit small and when busy it feels very cramped. Comfortable and relaxed. I like it.
hopdog (362) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | October 28, 2004| Updated November 3, 2004
This is one of my favorite Philly bars. Located by the Art Museum (near the old Prison). Great beer selection. Lots of Belgium beer on tap and bottle. Can get crowded and parking is a hassle (located in a neighborhood - row houses) but well worth seeking out.
I am a bit confused with this place, Celtic symbol and cross with an all italian food menu .... small neighborhood bar that used to simply be called "Bar" years ago ..... solid tap list covering most styles and a couple gravity fed lines... had mostly US craft beers on tap and the bottle list had a good variety of belgian and US Micros .... small rectangular bar and a small area for dining with an upstairs featuring more dining area .... they make their own bread and it smelled and looked amazing ... I would definitely come back to try the italian menu .... the service was very friendly and the staff talked beer and we watched the phils game on a couple tv’s while we enjoyed our beers .... definitely a friendly and welcoming place ..... hope they figure out their identity!!
For starters, really out of the way for anyone using public transportation, and hard to find a parking spot if you are driving. Place was... meh. Plain, dull, and hot is how I would describe the interior. Tap selection was weak in my opinion, especially compared to the other fine establishments in Philly. Decent amount of Belgian bottles, but kind of overpriced for the atmosphere (does not have proper glassware). And for a Belgian place to not serve mussels is unheard of! The food was average and not even close in quality for the prices they were charging. Not worth the effort unless you live right next door. Will not go back.
small, cozy little bar off of fairmount ave. mostly bottle selection - though you will find the only gravity tap system (currently serving yards spruce ale) in the country. food was very good. some interesting belgian and other hard to find beers on the bottle list - and all of the bottles that we tried seemed fresh and not overly old.
Some of the best beer on tap in Philadelphia on my last visit including Lagunitas and Russian River. Comfortable and fun atmosphere. Reasonablly priced food that exceeds pub expectations. Exceptional service. One of the best things going in town currently.
corby112 (17) philadelphia, Pennsylvania | November 29, 2007| Updated December 4, 2007
A nice neighborhood restaurant/bar that has an excellent selection of beers on tap and an ever rotating selection of botles. The staff is very firendly and knowlegeable and the food is very good. Instead of the average pub far, Bridgids offers a nice selection of appetizers and entrees ranging from $10-$20. They often have beers there that i have never seen in any other bar in the city including the Val-Dieu Quad.
Philly’s first Belgian restaurant, this has changed since Michel Notredame started his own place and is not as Belgian as before. But it is a good place to get decent, reasonably-priced food and a good selection of beer: about 15 taps of micros and a good selection of bottles. It’s in an area (Fairmount) that now has a lot of similar competition--The Belgian Cafe, London, Kite & Key, St. Stephen’s Green, etc. The dining room only has about 10 tables and the bar has maybe 15 stools. The place has a very neighborhood feel to it.