The atmosphere was very nice and the waitress was very knowledge about the beer selection. The beers are outstanding in my opinion and the food was well priced and the serves were a good size. The beers were a bit high in price but not crazy. I have to say I was very impressed with this place. Even got some food pairing suggestions - bonus.
Very fun place in Philly with live bands some nights, a very modern interior, wide bar, and lots of open space. The beer here is wildly underrated and consistently some the best beers I’ve had from a brewpub that doesn’t bottle or attempts to enter into the beer geek hype world. Lots of solid German and Czech styles. Food has been very good both times I’ve been here. Prices are very reasonable. Service is quick. Probably my favorite beer bar in Philly besides Monks Cafe, and Triumph is in a much better location so easier to drag your friends along with you over here.
Cakes (38) New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania | March 6, 2009
A wonderful menu.
Some neat stuff too, imaginative, nice selections with some cheaper options.
Decent sized portions and the presentation was excellent.
This place does not even need the beer.
They spent some serious bucks fixing this place up - really swank.
We parked out front at a meter.
I would definitely go back.
Everyone in my party of 5 liked their meal.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | October 21, 2007| Updated October 26, 2007
the most modern and upscale brewpub I have ever been to. Beers, like New Hope and Princeton are very well made. I should say this, though- and it goes for all three Triumph locations. Their standard beers, while well-crafted are rather ordinary. It’s the seasonals that keep me coming back. Call to see what’s on tap (dont trust the website) before taking a long ride to get there. Menu is in line with the other locations, upscale and creative food that pairs very well with their beers.
The Triumph brewpub in Philly is a mixed bag. The location is great; right on Chestnut in Olde City. Parking is a bit of a struggle. You can either pay $20 at a local lot or take your chances at a meter on Chestnut or on Front. The ambiance of the restaurant is outstanding. This is the third entry into Triumph’s presence in the Delaware Valley, and they are all inline with one another. The interior is very upscale, and so is the menu here in Philly. They have everything from burgers to mussels to grilled cheese to wings to steak. I was quite surprised and excited to see and drink a Bengal Gold IPA here! According to their website before visiting the pub, they didn’t have this beer. But when I got there, they did. The Bengal Gold was one of my first favorite IPAs, and I got to enjoy it once again! I ate the mushroom ravioli, which were fantstic. Everyone else in my party ate the burger, which they reported were way too salty. Thinking back on that note, the greens atop my ravioli were very salty, as well. That would be the only negative thing I could say about Triumph in Philly. If and when given the chance to return, I will.
To date, probably the most modern decor for a brewpub I have seen. I like relaxed service from laid back people and that is what I got. Selection is good. They have 8 taps, but nothing real odd ball on the lineup (unlike Nodding Head). For the decor alone I would revisit.
Triumph did an excellent job designing the interior of this place. Two levels with a cool contemporary design and lighting, using rustic materials (iron and rough wood). The rest rooms are very interesting, about a dozen or so private unisex stalls, complete with sink. This location has a separate bar menu in case you want a lighter dinner. Food is excellent, perhaps a little pricey for a brewbub, but this is a more upscale place. The two bartenders were very sociable, which I greatly appreciate because I travel alone on business. I had two beers on my visit, and they were solid. However, I was hoping for something more interesting, like the offerings at Princeton (Coffee Cream Stout, Roggenbach, etc.) They did just open a few weeks earlier, so I suspect that they are going conservative on the beer list. The bartender informed me that each location has it’s own brewer, with a head brewer overseeing the entire operation. The great thing about this Old City location is that you are right across the street from Eulogy. If you need a reasonable hotel in the area, I recommend the Comfort Inn on Penns Landing because it’s a 10 minute walk to Triump and Eulogy. They also offer a free shuttle if you are lazy.
Went on a Friday night and got a table for two no problem. The service was exceptional. If our water glasses were half full, the server was over in a second to fill them up. The food is also very good almost reaching high end scale. They have very little veggie options though. The beer was also good but not my favorite of the brewerybars in Philly. Yes the atmosphere is yuppie-esque. It is always good after you leave to get a beer at Eulogy across the street before you go home.
Stopped in for dinner while visiting over Christmas holiday. This is a nice place. The first thing that you notice is the openness and the exposed beams. The fermenters are above and behind the bar. Lots of wood and brick. I especially like the monkey sculptures above the bar. The menu has some interesting selections: the appetizer choices include lamb sliders, tuna tartare and duck sausage. We had pretzels (which were a large pretzel piece and not a twist) and frites. The frites were done with truffle oil and parmesan and were excellent. We had fish & chips, pulled pork and weiner schnitzel for entrees. They all were excellent also. Definitely worth a visit.