Cooperage - Philadelphia

Cooperage - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cooperagephilly.com/
  • Phone: 2152262667
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cafe: M-F 7am-6pm; Kitchen hours: Monday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 12pm-12am; Closed Sunday; Bar hours are often extended beyond dinner service.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us fill your belly on your next special occassion! Cooperage offers off-premise catering as well as in-house private parties
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Fitzgerald 2152262667

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  • Parking: No
A word from Cooperage - Philadelphia
For great domestic craft beer, and extensive wine and whiskey selections, head to Cooperage, a New American gastropub located in the historic Curtis Center, just North of Washington Square. Coop’s kitchen puts a fun twist on comfort food, and a refreshing focus on slow food, like oysters on the half shell, and cheese and charcuterie boards put together from small American farms. A great destination for a quick and tasty lunch, casual snacks and sips at the bar, or a full dinner.
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Cooperage - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    iliketoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We met friends here for a casual dinner on Friday night. It wasn't my first time so I had some expectations of a nice, easy, tasty light dinner. First, they tried to cram 4 adults into a booth better fit for two people. They accommodated our move to a table with chairs and we appreciated this. It was too noisy to carry on a conversation with the person sitting next to me. The food was average at best. I had the french dip and the meat was overcooked and dried out. The sweet potato fries were burnt and tasted like the oil in the fat fryer was as old as the historic district the restaurant resides in!! Will not be returning anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coop
    5thandSpruce
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great find, great place. Would recommend to anyone in the area especially people heading around the Independence Mall area
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly place
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. Noise level is always up there but this time it was excruciatingly loud. Still love this place before the theater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheesesteak Fries
    Deanie80
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Title says it. Order them. They are a must. Burger was great, cooked to real medium not your typical well done medium. Other diners enjoyed thier sandwiches as well. For a wine and whiskey bar, wine selection was small and by the glass was pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed Spot for Casual Dining
    Normluvsgreatstuff
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great salad entrees and sandwich platters make this restaurant an easy place to relax and dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but hard to talk
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very much enjoyed food and beer selection and the service was very good, but the noise level during happy hour made casual conversation difficult. Good deals for happy hour in terms of variety and prices. There is outdoor seating available but I cannot report on this because we ate inside.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Pub Food
    EliotVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Visited for lunch on day of USA-Germany world cup match. French Dip, Burger, Asian salad and Mac n Cheese were all good. Friendly and very knowledgeable server. However, service was initially slow (perhaps owing to crowd due to game), but once we got our order in, service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Stopped for dinner before seeing a show at The Walnut Street Theater. This is a small bar which is loud and young. After seeing our table, I asked to sit outside. The outside seating was very comforatable - cushy seats, roomy. The service was good but you needed to catch the servers when they were outside. The Corn & Crab Chowder was excellent but VERY filling. We had the Chinese Salad which was excellent as well. I had the French Dip which was very good but way too much food after the Chowder. Definitely a good place for good food. If I was younger - I'm sure I'd love the bar as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 137 reviews are from the Cooperage - Philadelphia reviews archive.
  • Great Happy Hour
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great Happy Hour and also a great spot before the theater. The food is wonderful bar type menu and the service is normally very quick. We always have time to enjoy our meal and get to the theater on time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    Pepper
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great restaurant wait staff and management are always friendly and helpful. Acoustics are a bit lively but overall lunch experience is great! Bar picks up for happy hour and a nice mixed crowd shares a cozy space. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for lunch
    RaggyboysVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My 10 year old son and I were spending the day in the city and decided to stop at Cooperage for lunch since we had to eat on the early side and this was the only restaurant in the area open at 11 AM. We were pleasantly surprised service was good, portions were ample and food was very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rita
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The waiter suggested I try the shrimp po boy and I was reluctant because it said "cajun" but he assured me that it wasn't spicy at all and he was right. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Happy Hour
    cbannon00
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My friend and I visited Cooperage - Philadephia before visiting the theater down the street. It was a Friday night and was very crowded but we made reservations in advance and we were seated immediately. It took a bit of time before our order (even our drink order) was taken. It then took quite a bit of time before we received our drinks. It was happy hour and it was very busy. The waitress came by and told us she was waiting for clean glasses. We were okay with the wait because we had time to kill before the play. The food was okay. I orderd the crispy chicken sandwich which was not memorable. My friend had the french dip which she told me was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour specials
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Go there before the theater! Fast service and great food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not A Place for Dnner?
    GMan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had been to Cooperage once before for dinner before the show at The Walnut Theater, and they had entrees either as specials or on the menu. This time, there were no entrees on the menu or as specials, so our before theater "dinner" consisted of sandwiches. The restaurant was "out of" several menu items as well as several wine choices, which seemed quite odd for a Saturday evening. The sandwiches we did have was tasty enough and the waitress was cordial and tried to be helpful. Perhaps Cooperage is more of a lunch place with a bar that is popular with the after work crowd. We wouldn't return for dinner, but would consider trying it for lunch one day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love COOP!
    eLeL
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Food is always delicious, service is wonderful. Menu has something for everyone, and is nicely affordable. Ambience can be bustling/noisy, but it's a great place for lunch, or after work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer selection
    rcooper331VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went after the theater - it was 5:00pm. Great place would have liked to stay longer. Good local beer selection and reasonable wine selection. Also, have to say one of the best burgers I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Great place for happy hour and before the theater. The food is awesome and the price is affordable. Would recommend this, we have eaten here more than a few times now and will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    OutToLunchVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    A surpisingly good meal (pulled pork sandwich and mac and cheese), nice beer selection, and excellent service. Noisy at the bar but not really enough to interfer with the meal
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all that good
    Chachi
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Food was not anything special. Select restaurant week menu included a ribeye steak and chicken pasta dish. Both were Below Average to Average. Service was Above Average. Manager offered free drinks after chatting about bourbons. Ambience was a general Center City bar/restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a catch up dinner
    Redozgrammy
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    We hadn't seen each other in months and in a booth was a great place for catch up We enjoyed food. And there was plenty!! Would go again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    Tessa
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    First visit was during restaurant week. The food was great, large portions, good happy hour prices on beer. I would definitely visit again. Service was great; a great experience all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was excellent
    JW1225
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Our waitress was excellent as were the drinks. The food was very good and the portions were generous. We will definitely add cooperage to out go to list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great per-theater stop!
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Great bar to go to before the theater. Happy hour specials are just the right size to fill you up but not overstuff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food, Great Decor!
    Dani
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Two thumbs up! I went with my boyfriend, and another couple. The restaurant week menu was phenomenal! I had the Chicken Tortilla Soup, Shrimp Quesadilla, Baked Salmon with Shrimp Risotto, and the Flan. It's a lot of food! and it was delicious! I was not expecting to get a whole quesadilla, thought it was going to be half of a normal size one. I had leftovers for the next day. The staff was very friendly. The decor in cooperage is retro vintage with a modern twist. Overall, I loved the food, service was great and would recommend this to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for burgers!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I have eaten at Cooperage many times. Unfortunately, this particular experience was not a good one because their menu changed significantly and we ended up leaving to go to another restaurant. I had 2 guests with me who looked at the online menu before their arrival and they were very disappointed that none of the dishes they wanted were on the dinner menu. They told the waitress that the online menu still had the old dinner menu and she was very apologetic and said that they changed it drastically about 2 months ago, but that they still needed to update the menu. For example, they used to offer clams and mussels, bourbon chicken wings, fish and chips, and a number of other delicious dishes which are no longer available. Great burgers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    This place is amazing!!! The beers on tap for happy hour are great. The drinks are strong and the food is delicious. Great place...can't wait to go back. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Can't wait to go back. The food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    My family and I love Cooperage. It's our go to whenever we have a short amount of time for dinner, or for a fabulous Happy Hour deal. However our last visit was very disappointing. It took a while for our waitress to even come to our table. We were sat in the middle of the bar and my sister kept getting hit in the head by purses, back packs, and butts walking by. The noise level was deafening and it was impossible to talk over. We will definitely go back because the Happy Hour deal is too good to be true. But it's a shame when your favorite bar lets you down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never was served
    TasH
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    We went for dinner before catching a show; told the staff that we were going to a show and had a deadline (but still had plenty of time, over an hour).... then waited, and waited.... It was 20 minutes before anyone came to the table, after 30 minutes still didn't have drinks, and that was it! We left to grab a quick bite somewhere else and make the show! Can't comment on the food, since we didn't have any....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great happy hour
    SimkenVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We really liked this restaurant. There were generous portions of food and drink at happy Hour prices till 700. A hidden gem in this part of town. Keep it up.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food we had was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food we had was good, but nothing to rave about. The menu is minimal (a few apps, salads, burgers and sandwiches). Disappointing that they were "in between" their seasonal whiskey menus, so had no special cocktails to offer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar food
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Great place to go before the theater. No "over feeding" and falling asleep. Nice size portions and tasty sandwiches.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu online was not the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    The menu online was not the menu offered. I would have left and gone elsewhere but it was my grandsons birthday and we were going to a show so we were under a time constraint. The hostess didn't seem to know what I was talking about when I asked about the menu. Although the service was very good and our order came in a timely manner, I will not go back unless I want a burger and beer. I was disappointed in the menu and the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great meal with the
    Cmcllain
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Had a great meal with the family after a day at the National Constitution Center and Liberty Bell. Great Happy hour specials and menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely loud and energetic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Definitely loud and energetic. The chairs were horribly uncomfortable, so shoot for the booth or a seat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a bad place. Menu is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Not a bad place. Menu is small and mostly bar food. Great whiskey selection. Our waitress was extremely nice, but I could tell she was spread thin with how many tables she had. Hostess was grumpy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No one was there at the door
    CherrieVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    No one was there at the door so I didn't know if they checked my reservation, but we were pointed to a table. We were pleasantly surprised with the food, it was great. It was a perfect pub atmosphere and a great place to have dinner before a show. We will definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We wanted a quick dinner prior
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We wanted a quick dinner prior to a show. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Happy hour was a blast. Drinks were reasonably priced and food was great. Manager and wait staff showed us special attention. Can't ask for much more than that.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Large list of bourbon, scotch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Large list of bourbon, scotch, and wines. Great place for an appetizer, meal, or drinks. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate