JB175 (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | March 16, 2007| Updated July 10, 2007
Stopped in recently and found Flying Fish Barleywine on tap! Also had several other quality Belgians and other brews on tap - I picked the back bar, which is a bit better for selection. Service was good as was the food - I grabbed a burger and some Pomme Frittes. Also had St. Bernadus 12 on tap and grabbed a bottle of Russian River Temptation to go. Pretty good service and very nice selection. Only drawbacks are price and parking, but these can’t keep a beer lover from enjoying a quality place in Center City! Oh yeah - and the staff is notorious for having attitudes, but the quality is usually at a level that allows you to look past this.
What more can be said about this place? Cozy little bar that can be get very busy, as it was when we visited. 8 well-chosen taps, classic stuff at this point, with both Pliny and Blind Pig on, a Tired Hands and some sours. The bottle list is the pull, with all sorts of Cantillon available (including a LP Gueuze 2013 for $60). It's not a ticker's spot, but if you're looking for some lambic, some Russian River, or other good sours, this is the place to come in Philly.
Undoubtedly, one of the best, if not the best, place to drink in Philly. The selection is fantastic and the food is pretty good too. The only issue is that it tends to get super crowded, to the point where it becomes a hassle. If you hit it when it's not too crowded and you can actually get a nice seat at the bar, it's quite enjoyable.
Visited on 12th October 2017. Belgium themed bar in Philly. The place was pretty much full when we arrived and staff weren't particularly helpful. Managed to find a tiny perch and pick a beer, the list was excellent with a good mix of beer styles on tap from Belgium and beyond. The prices were pretty good, service could have been better. Definitely a stop for the beer geek.
Just happened to be in town for work and staying at a hotel that was walking distance. Glad to have finally made it and the tap/bottle list did not disappoint. Waitress was funny and beer knowledgeable.
Visited in July 2017 during mid-afternoon. At this time of day it was very quiet and laid back. Called ahead to make sure having my 20mo son along was OK and he was welcomed. The space itself was very neat, lots of beer memorabilia from Euro breweries decorating a beautiful wood interior. Really awesome draft list with cool imports and locals. Had the frites, which were great (the dipping sauce was money, just ask my son). Beers seemed well cared for (rotated frequently and no issues with the three I tried) and reasonably priced for the selection. Service was outstanding. All told, in the top 2-3 places I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting for a beer. Thanks so much!
Small place and manged to score a seat at the back bar our first visit at the end of a night, tried the next day for a longer session and left due to crowding. Really unique beer selection, if a Belgian fan an absolute must do.
Visited in February 2017. Very tight and narrow place. Had Belgian style house beers and one IPA. Good selection on tap and many nice beers available in bottles. Very busy place and that’s why I didn’t enjoy very much.
Great, great, great!!!! Have been in this beer bar a few times before and visited again on 15th of April 2017. It is located very centrally, around 3 miles from independence hall. One main bar and a smaller one in a separate room in the back. The compactness and the Belgium beer memorabilia in combination with the dark lighting gives this place a unique atmosphere. They have 25 draft beers (outstanding and rotating selection) and more than 200 bottle beers. Majority of the beers are Belgium style, but they also offer some very good and rare other beers. Service is extremely attentive. Awesome place!!!