Another great Philly pub to add to the list. The taplist was by no means stellar on my visit but I’m 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.
Stopped in here for a bit before going out on New Years Eve. Prices are about in line mostly with what you’d 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 you’re in Philly. I’ve never been to Monk’s Cafe, so I can’t compare with that, but this was a really neat, low-key place. Check it out!
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 .... I’d say a poor man’s 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
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 today’s market.
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 won’t say I always stop in here (mainly becuase I’m not the biggest of Belgian beer fans) but I’m always happy when I do.
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.
Place had the benefit of being only a few blocks away from the RBSG’11 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 I’ve 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 don’t expect to come here for dozens of new ticks, I suppose.