JB175 (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | September 23, 2006
Nice local place in NE Philly. Honestly, there’s not much going on in this area. I didn’t grow up in Philly, so the sentimental nonsense about the neighborhoods in this part of the city seems silly to me. Nevertheless, the selection and rotation of beers at this place is great. Not too many bottles, but about 10 or so rotating taps and some cask poured beer make this one a good selecton. They don’t just have good local picks either - you can find some very rare DIIPAs and other strong ales, as well as some nice special edition brews. Nice staff and a "small pub" atmosphere. A bit smoky inside, even if no one is smoking at the time. Food is OK, but nothing to write home about. Still, this place is by far the best in the area for BEER, and thats why its being rated here in the first place!
Great bar in the Northeast. Small, but impressive tap list full of regional stuff and a decent bottle selection. Excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. Decent, reasonably priced bar food menu. Definitely worth a stop for a place outside of center city.
One of my favorite bars in the city. It is in the Northeast, but the beer selection, excellent food, good crowd, and great staff make it worth the trip. There are some pretty good events at the Lodge, such as Friday the Firkenteenth, Christmas in July, and Festivus.
First time here. I walk in the door and the very cute busty bartender says, Hi Sean. I am confused but remember that I just came from Macafferty funeralhome and was discussing the Grey Lodge. I sit down at the wrap around bar. nice vertical folding windows in the front with wood and brick decor. Tap and bottle selection is not huge but very nice. I ordered the hummus (bland) and the fried pickles (very good). I ask for my check and the bartender told me that Marc Mccafferty took care of my bill. I was floored. It was such a nice jesture when I needed one the most.Thanks, Marc. I also loved the GL. I can’t wait to come back for a Friday the Firkenteen.
First off let me say that I really enjoyed myself at this place.
The food was fantastic and the beers
they had on draft, for me it was Dogfish 120, and Manyuck Monk, were fresh and delicious.
The selection wasn’t huge, but they do continuosly rotate their taps with a great lineup of beers.
The Grey Lodge is a nice place in Northeast Philly. It’s nice to see a place with a nice beer selection who isn’t in center city. The upstairs bar was closed when I went (Monday), but the first floor bar was a nice mix of locals there for Bud and people there for the good stuff. Had a late lunch, and the food was above average for bar food. Service was great, and beer selection was very nice on tap and in bottles. You can also build a six.
Usually have a great rotating draft list and bottles ... I love to go upstairs to the smaller bar because the bartender can take care of you a bit faster (the upstairs is closed on mondays though) .... they have lots of events and the bar is usually full of some of the nicest people in the northeast ..... the bathroom has cool beer saying tile mosaics ..... the food is a little overrated, but its decent pub grub .... if your in northeast philly this is a great pub i always have a great time here