Relaxed taproom feeling in South Philadelphia. Near Rittenhouse Square, which features Monks Cafe, Tria Taproom, Good Dog Bar, and plenty of other hip spots. I went here for a Pliny the Younger tapping during a snow storm. I was about 10 people short, but it was still a good time. Table style seating with a bench along wall. Seating above in a lofty area as well. Smaller corner bar. Decent beer selection.
Only ended up here on Thanksgiving night because it was features on a Philly list of what was open and man am I happy we made the trek (well actually a nice 5km walk down Broad street with nice weather). The place was fairly empty when we arrived with just some people sitting at the bar and I would just say that if its cold or hot maybe stay away from the main entrance as there is quite a draft when the front door opens up. There were two servers / bartenders who knew their stuff quite well and we received excellent service although I can see how if it was busier they could be overwhelmed if there was nobody else. The tap selection was limited although featured some locals that I had never even heard of including an actual full barrel in the middle of the room from which beer was poured which was a first for me. There is a fridge with a fairly diverse selection, some things that are a little harder to find (like Parabola), all at decent to somewhat expensive prices, and all available to go. All of that being said YOU HAVE TO GO HERE FOR THE FOOD - IT IS FANTASTIC!!! All reasonably priced and everything was excellent to mind-blowing. Shared plates like the hummus, goat-cheese mushroom toast, and boar tacos were great with the brussel sprouts being among the best veggie dishes I have ever had; the burger was possibly the best I have ever had but be mindful that even if you order medium it will probably come more on the rare side. And the desserts then took things to an entirely new level with the fried PB&J sandwhich being unique and tasty without being greasy (recommend sharing amongst 4) and the ricotta filled donuts surpassing pretty much everything else. The service was actually very good the entire evening which may have been helped by when we went and I actually found things quite reasonable considering what we ordered and how long we were there. We almost went back here again the same weekend even though we had other places on our list to visit and I would recommend this as a must for anyone in Philly.
This is a really cool place to hang out. It a bit out of the downtown district, so you get much more of a local crowd. The tap handles are all mini chalk boards which is fun and innovative. They have a beer cooler for bottles next to the bar. We went two nights in a row when visiting town.
Beautiful corner bar in South Philly that on most evenings has a good bar and dinner crowd. The bar area has an open feel to it even when crowded. Beer selection is above average, and always good local brews on tap in addition to craft beers from around the country. Service at times can be off, when the place is busy some of the Hipster-Doofuses on the staff just can’t hack it. Plenty of comfort food on the menu and I like the goblets they serve the beer in as well. My buddies and I like to use the bar as a jump off point for attending events at the stadium area. You can park near the SPTR for free, and then walk to Broad & Snyder to take the Broad Street Line to Pattison Avenue (aka AT&T) stop.