The Belgian Cafe

Mayor: jrodooo5 (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 185
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1110) Boomtown!, Australia | April 14, 2015
Another great Philly pub to add to the list. The taplist was by no means stellar on my visit but Iím sure it turns over pretty quick. Friendly lady behind the bar. Soft lighting and dark wood gives a cosy vibe. Food menu available. A good spot to sit outside on a sunny day.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy  (120) Florida | January 8, 2015
Stopped in here for a bit before going out on New Years Eve. Prices are about in line mostly with what youíd expect at a downtown beer bar: some way overpriced, some reasonably priced, and actually some that were cheaper than expected. Nice selection of Russian River stuff, Cantillon Gueuze, Fantome, huge selection. Smaller choice of taps, but nice beers all around. We got some small plates and they were fine. Definitely recommended in youíre in Philly. Iíve never been to Monkís Cafe, so I canít compare with that, but this was a really neat, low-key place. Check it out!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn  (198) Penndel, Pennsylvania | June 15, 2014
Stopped in here for a beer crawl in the fairmount section ... When you see Tom Peters name attached to a bar you want to check it out.... having said that I was not blown away by this place .... the staff and service was poor for a late saturday afternoon .... enjoyed the outside seating ... the beer list was solid belgian and the bottle list has some very pricey rarities, but is very respectable and covers all the belgian styles ..... the food did look delicious and everyone was scarfing down mussels .... Iíd say a poor manís monks with some cool art on the inside ..... prices were of course up there given the type of beers your dealing with ... based on the selection this is a winner of a spot if you know your belgian brews
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (663) Toronto, Ontario | August 7, 2013
Great bottle selection, decent tap selection. Service was OK, a bit aggressive around peak hours. We could not order beer fast enough for them. Staff knew something basic about the beers. Decent location. Inside is kind of dark, outside tables nice.More or less an average place to go for beer in todayís market.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | February 8, 2013
Went here with some friends after the 2009 Philadelphia marathon. Great neighborhood place with a pretty good selection of Belgian and Belgian style beers. Value for money is pretty good here!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (403) Kitsap, Washington | February 2, 2012
Great beer bar in the Fairmount neighborhood. Always bringing in hard to find and tasty Belgian and Belgian inspired brews as well as top-notch crafts of different styles. Service has always been very good both at the bar and in the dining room. Food is excellent. Can be pricey but I think that is more because of the caliber of the beer and less being overpriced. I wonít say I always stop in here (mainly becuase Iím not the biggest of Belgian beer fans) but Iím always happy when I do.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
F_radar  (30) Paris.Bxl.Geneve, France | October 8, 2011
Cadre super agrťable, magnifique terrasse dans un quartier rťsidentiel, si vous Ítes pas geek un bel endroit
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jrodooo5  (12) DOVER, Delaware | July 28, 2011
An out of this world neighborhood bar in Philly! I fell in love w/ my first glance at the beer list. Very affordable prices for some of the greatest beer in the world. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON  (154) Durham, North Carolina | July 26, 2011
Heard this place is owned by the same people that own Monks. They did have the monks cantillon gueuze which I had after a long day and night of drinking. Service at the bar was a tad questionable at times and the beer list was far less impressive than Monks or many of the other bars I visited in philly.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
zdk  (96) New York, New York | July 6, 2011
Place had the benefit of being only a few blocks away from the RBSGí11 hotel. Only got to stop in once, but it was well worth it. Great bottle selection and decent number of taps, prices were excellent for a bar ($5 pints of chocolate yeti?!). got my fill of Russian river beers which paired nicely with the best veggie burger Iíve ever had. Really tasty fries, great ambience (though I imagine it gets crowded, we came at a good time)... This place is excellent in terms of price and quality, though donít expect to come here for dozens of new ticks, I suppose.

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