Super tight and cozy (read: hole in the wall), though I haven’t yet been upstairs, so I’m giving myself an incomplete. Friendly and relaxed, very dark and nearly oozing with history. Bottle list is large and gives a robust trip through Belgium, taps a little more hit or miss but usually offering something more than a little interesting. Helps anchor that block/two area that makes Old City such a magnet for beer.
Another cosy Philly pub that focuses on Belgian ales and their US equivalents. There wasn’t much to entice me on the draft options. but that’s more due to wanting to try something new. Many common Belgian beers that also show up across the bottle list. Good service but it was early week and pretty quiet. No doubt I’ll drop by again for another visit.
When I visited: Late September 2014. What I had: Draft pint of Founders Centennial IPA, bottle of Duck-Rabbit Porter and the Duck Framboise for me; pint of Delirium Tremens, glass of sauvignon blanc and the Brugge Chicken Sandwich for my fiancé; Beneluxx Belgian Frietjes to split.
What I liked: Laidback and inviting pub atmosphere; bartender was amicable, efficient and had a great sense of humour; expansive draft and bottle list with a focus on Belgian and American offerings; very tasty food; all beers are served in their proper glassware.
What I disliked: Was disappointed that there weren’t any sours on tap when we visited; Stella and Fruli detract from an otherwise respectable draft lineup; some of the bottles are quite pricey; my porter was just okay.
Would I go back? Yes. Despite its flaws Eulogy is still a first-rate beer bar and restaurant, and we enjoyed our overall experience here.
A great small, two-floor Philly pub with a bunch of taps upstairs and downstairs and a respectable bottle list. The food I had was great - some kind of steak and mushroom sandwich. A few great beers on tap as well, some hard-to-find bullfrog and some Belgian stuff especially. Good service, and friendly clients.
An OK stop if you’re in this part of Philly. It’s an extremely cramped, dark space that’s hard to navigate when it’s crowded. The list was dominated by pretty common Belgian offerings. US beer geeks who don’t travel much would probably be more excited by the list than I was. Still, it’s probably a nice change of pace from most other beer spots in the city. Service was good, prices were decent.
The other Belgian beer bar in Philly. The service was very slow and the food was alright Belgian bar fare. A very nice draft list and extensive bottle selection make up the for the mediocre food and service. Much more relaxed and not as stuffy as Monks.
Ambiance: Small and cramped feeling even on a slow Sunday night. Dim lights are fine, but I don’t feel cozy here. Service: Service was slow and the beers on tap weren’t properly updated. I was turned down twice because the beers I wanted had kicked. Service was unacceptably slow. It took 30 minutes for 4 beers to get to my table, 10 more for the cocktail. This wasn’t even a busy night. Selection: Decent selection, but Monk’s has it beat from my experiences at both. Value: The prices weren’t bad, but the service hurt. Overall: Go to Monk’s if you want a Belgian bar, go to Khyber if you want a good beer bar in the area.
jdb288 (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | August 11, 2014
Can’t argue with the history here or the beer list. It’s an extensive list.
Service was abysmal; bartender was chatting up the folks he knew next to us and ignoring us completely. Never offered a draft list. Oh well. Didn’t come to see him.
Good selection and cozy spot near Penns Landing. I bet this place gets mobbed in peak times.
I had no preconceived notions of this place when I showed up but I was pleasantly surprised. Over all the tap selection wasn’t amazing but it was good. I say pleasantly surprised because somehow they ended up with (what they claim was) one of only three kegs of the new Bullfrog Le Roar druiven beer. There was no line or anything. Maybe they didn’t announce it? Or maybe no one cares about Bullfrog anymore. Who knows. All I know is that I got a 10oz glass of it and a seat at the bar. The beer was really good too. Awesome stuff. They have the bottle list up on the wall near the entrance opposite the bar. It’s ridiculously long but like most bottle lists there is some filler in there.
The bartender was preoccupied with serving customers but he did take a minute to tell me about the Bullfrog beer. I like this place. It’s got the Belgian bar theme going and it’s less crowded than Monks and it’s in the historic district. Beyond the Le Roar though I didn’t see a lot on tap that I’d come back specifically for. Still though, it’s a nice place and would stop in again if in the area.