Very stylish place, 1920’s theme, with bartenders whistling and humming along with the period tunes. Brewer Terry was there to explain the beers, as well as his futue plans in Virginia (yay!). House beers were outstanding, and the rest of the draft list was extremely creative and unique in the city, and so was the bottle list. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was very good. My favorite place in Philly so far, and the week ain’t over yet.
I probably should have known that they don’t make beer anymore but I didn’t. This was a let down, and not only because of the lack of house beer. It must have been Italian beer day or something but almost everything on tap looked unappetizing. Also, the place was packed. Standing room only. No thanks.
If there was somewhere to sit I might have stuck around. Also, I hear they do live music which could be fun, especially in this area.
This is a nice joint to visit for fine food and beverages in the heart of Philly. I enjoyed my meal, and received it promptly. The service was good and always available. The beer selection was varied and well-planned.
Imagine a speakeasy designed by Miss Havisham if she grew up in the depressin-era south and you’re pretty close. I visited on a weekend afternoon and w struck by how dark the place is. It took me a few minutes to adjust my eyes The furniture llooks repurposed barrels and anything else they could bring from the farm. They have a number of drafts written on what looks like old fence rails. They have a large bar to the left and a smaller cocktail bar to the right. If you sit at the cocktail, which I had to as there were no seats at the main bar, it takes a while together your beers. They had a rich and varied list of imported craft and a few things more regional in nature. The service I saw was not get. The bartender seemed not to know what beers they carried and had problems recommending a beer for someone who ked for something light. Most of the staff didn’t seem haly to work there. I didn’t have any food but after getting such small portions of the beer I ordered I figured I’d be better off at the Fice Guys next door. They have a lot of great beer here but be prepared to bring a flashlight and your life savings. This place seems more about a concept then it does being a good hang. There seemed bey little thought that went into the guests comfort. Unless someone else is paying, I won’t be back.
Really chic place in Philly- retro decoration like an old speakeasy with beautiful candles and laverns everywhere. Taps are listed on wood planks. Keg rotation looks very rapid with an excellent selection ranging from their superb house beers brewed by Terry Hawsbacker from Bullfrog Brewing all the way to De Molen, Danish rarities, Stillwater, other local brews. Bottle list had Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon. We split at 750 of 3F Doesjel for $32 that was superb. Amazing geuze. Served correctly. Pours are with correct amount of head/foam. Service was quick. We were there while a live brass ensemble was playing. Great vibe, hip, cool place to just chill that so happens to have a world class tap list. They serve food that looked quite good, but we had already eaten.
Stopped in here during Philly Beer Week while in town for RBSG 2011. Very cool atmosphere. Love the decor and the old time feel for everything. Lots of interesting stuff hanging on the wall and the barrels for tables in the front plus the old piano and stuff is just great. Tap list while we were there was pretty solid, since they were doing a Mikkeller event. Prices were reasonable, but I’m basing this on a whole lot of going to NYC bars, so your mileage may vary. Weren’t here super long, but I plan on stopping back next time I’m in Philly.
Capa (457) Kitsap, Washington | April 28, 2012| Updated August 20, 2012
This place it too cool. As in, uncomfortably cool. Really great selection of beers and they hold takeovers from the non-traditional brewers (Evil Twin was last night). Upscale, cool as fuck. Really fun early 20th century decor. A bit pricey. A really nice beer bar but not a place I could see myself going to all that often. Still, this place went all out and has to be considered top-notch.
Nicely located in a lively area of downtown Philly. This place sure is more trendy and classy than your average ratebeer craftbeer places. Crowd appears to be students “with a future” and young urban professionals. Despite the far from typical beer geek crowd, the beer selection is worth the detour. When I was there they had a special cask evening with a bunch of special casks. They apparently go out of their way to get special stuff in there. A welcome change of pace from the usual good beer places that are often neighbourhood bars and tavern-like places. Worth visiting.
Stopped by here during Philly Beer Week, Mikkeller event. 25 Mikkeller beers on tap with 2 I actually haven’t had before! Live music, nice decor, and all around good time. Did not eat here though and I’ve read some local reviews on the food, but will leave judgement until I actually try the food here.