Eulogy Belgian Tavern

Eulogy Belgian Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eulogybar.com/
  • Phone: 2154131918x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, Belgian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sir Theo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We have worked with customers & events to do catering events on a limited basis. Please write belgianbistro@gmail.com to discuss further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The second floor may be rented for every day except Friday & Saturday evening. We have a bar on the second floor & all 300 of our beers are available. We can also arrange our food in a buffet style. Maximum number of guests is 48. Email belgianbistro@gmail.com Our nearby German restaurant can fit private parties from 30 to over 100 persons. Please email them at info@mybierstube.com
  • Private Party Contact: Mike 2154131918x
  • Entertainment: Occasional live music but primarily indie music from Ipods. Softer music during the main dinner hours and especially in the second floor dining room. Three employees were on Reality TV shows including Glen from Real World 2 who is brother of the Belgian Owner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Second and Chestnut Streets
  • Public Transit: The Market/Frankford Subway stops at Second and Market Streets for an easy one block walk to the restaurant. Septa provides a 42 & 21 bus that stops at Second & Chestnut Streets. Philly Phlash also tours all key Philadelphia locations & stops near the restaurant at Third & Chestnut Streets.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We suggest you use the parking lot at 125 South 2nd Street for the best rates & covered parking (not associated with our restaurant) however meter parking is located nearby the restaurant on all streets & there are many other public lots on Second Street & Chestnut Street near the restaurant.
A word from Eulogy Belgian Tavern
Eulogy Belgian Tavern is Philadelphia's Premier Beer & Dining Institution featuring 21 drafts & 300 different bottled beers. The food is award winning & noted for plump, juicy mussels in a variety of beer & other sauces, as well as the city's best hamburger made with seven secret spices & the only authentic double fried Flemish Belgian style fries found in Philadelphia. The restaurant is owned by a Belgian American family from Brugge Belgium & staffed with a few employees on visas from Belgium, two other attributes which make this the authentic Belgian experience.

Rated as the fifth best beer restaurant in the United States by ratebeer.com & winner of numerous awards on citysearch.com with friendly & knowledgeable staff, Eulogy Belgian Tavern is a dining experience you must see to believe.
For the more adventurous call for a seat in the "coffin room", a small room in the back of the second floor where the three tables are coffins. In high demand so call early.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Eulogy Belgian Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • great
    bennyinfniti
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was a great place! I took my girlfriend there and made dinner reservations at 10 pm. Awesome staff and great food! The beer was awesome too!
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of the Continent in Old City
    Run2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Eulogy is a wonderful venue in Old City Philadelphia. I took my wife, daughter and 1 year old granddaughter there for Sunday brunch - it was quite good! It lives up to its reputation as a purveyor of fine beers from all over the world - I had the house Belgium draft which was excellent. service was excellent and the staff catered to my granddaughter with a high chair and a table in a quiet area with lots of room for her - she was quite comfortable. All food was excellent and served in large portions. The one downside was that there was a HUGE selection of beers but unfortunately the first two selections my wife made were not in stock, nor was my first selection. Other than that we had a great time and would consider returning
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coffin's are cool
    klymp
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing and almost overwhelming beer list! Food was outstanding, especially the fries. We had a reservation for 12 and were seated in the back room upstairs where the tables were coffins. I highly recommend to request that room! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wet, dirty seats.
    Ceebee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was seated upstairs. When I sat down, I felt something wet on my hand. Looking at my hand, there was wet lint and dust on it. That was enough to decide we would not return here. The food was pedestrian, not awful but not nearly good enough to get me back.
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  • Great beer list - Delicious food!
    AmandaBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As a non-beer drinker, I can't appreciate the breadth of the choice of Belgian and other beers. I am sure that if I drank beer this place would be a Mecca. I was able to enjoy the delicious food - mussels for me and steak frites for the husband. Portions were high quality and plentiful Service was friendly. The atmosphere was a little dive bar-y, but the place was packed and buzzing (we were upstairs). My husband has put this place on his pub crawl list for visitors.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great bar food! Great Beer!
    LoriB
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Eulogy is our favorite place for beer! So many awesome choices! Food is very good too. We had duck, fish and chips, and grilled cheese sandwich and all were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool bar, good food, great beer!
    Amal
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went to Eulogy to watch the Belgium / Russia World Cup game. Pretty cool looking bar, sat upstairs. Love the decor, reminded me of a few of the bars on South St (Tattooed Mom comes to mind). The food menu is 2-3 pages and the beer menu is probably double that! Food - the fries with the bourbon sauce are a must! Also the shrimp was AWESOME (and not just awesome for a bar but for anyplace). Beer - give the dirty ho a try... you will not be sorry. If you are NOT a lightweight and can handle heavier beers try the busty blonde.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad food. Good beer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We got fish and chips. It was so saturated and dripping in oil that I, who am NOT picky and will eat almost anything, could not finish it. Disgusting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is notable BEER list an option?
    BrassensGeorgesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Amazing beer list! Good food, excellent service. If you can't find a beer you like here, you must not like beer!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to love this place
    phillyvisitor
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food used to be really good and it was blah for the price. The hostess was a complete b*$% and wouldn't seat us because she said she had two reservations coming in (5:30 pm on a Sat night) and wouldn't let me make a reservation even though there were about four open tables. I think she was just stereotyping because we were younger and dressed down. I went online and made a reservation for 5:45 pm and she still hemmed and hawed about seating us. I did nothing wrong and she was certainly not nice. I had gone here a few times in past years and it was excellent. The upstairs used to look much nicer too. It has certainly lost its charm :(
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  • JunglecatZ
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Packed but good service---got seated right away. Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1st experience
    Wyckedkittie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Heard a lot about this place from friends so we decided to try it and man - we weren't disappointed. The Beer list is huge!!!! Got to try a few I've never had and the food was awesome!!! Mussels, sausage and potatoes??? Yes please!!! So so good. Also the steak topped with tomato and cheese? Yum! Our waitress was awesome and attentive and though we were about 20 minutes early they were able to seat us. That's great service right there. We will definitely be back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went to Eulogy for my first time during beer week. Fantastic beer selection, which I'm sure is the case also outside of beer week. Staff was very friendly and attentive, too. We tried several beers and also got mussels, salad, and fries for dinner. I'd give the mussels a 7 out of 10. The broth was great, it's just hard to pull off fantastic mussels if you're not right there at the source. Its ambiance is very cozy and as such may be more fitting to the winter season, but I still enjoyed going there on a warm day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 634 reviews are from the Eulogy Belgian Tavern reviews archive.
  • Go to drink not eat
    ScottO
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Or drink a lot before eating. Menu limited (small) and food is just so-so. But the beer selection is terrific. So this is not a warning to keep you away from the place - just to let you know to expect great things from the taps and not much from the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Edward
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Eulogy is one of my favorite spots to grab a beer and some food at the bar. The Dijon mussels never disappoint and the beer selection is top notch. Don't forget to grab some pommes frites while you are there.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    AmyO
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We reserved a table for 10 at 830pm & everything was ready for us when we arrived. It was a loud & busy Saturday night but our waitress was great, knowledgeable about both the food & the beer selection (which is immense). Everything was delicious. Mussels Dijon were the favorite over the beer mussels. We even had dessert- waffles, cream & berries. Fantastic night!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention beer lovers
    Maddy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is the place to go if you love beer. The choices are endless! Besides the beer the food was amazing and the environment was interesting as well! I will no doubt go back to this place!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is AMAZING!
    blobtown
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Not only does this place have an amazing selection of beer - their food is incredible! I had the seared tuna sandwich, and it was cooked perfectly. Everyone else at my table loved their food... burger, crab cake sandwich, fish and chips, crazy steak? I think... other things too! Only complaints: the server was REALLY busy, so she took a little while to take our order at the beginning (fair enough) and the table we sat at was WAY too tall for our chairs! It was pretty difficult to eat that way, so try not to sit in the back of the second floor (that's where our table was). Otherwise, great experience! I'm definitely going back :)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun place -- great food
    alwayslooking
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I had the steak frites and it was excelent very tender and the sause was great mixed with fries. The beer list was huge! The others with me got hamburgers and raved about them until much after we left. We also got the beer mussels for appetizer -- it was good but the broth could have been more flavorful. The service was prompt and not overwhelming. Overall a great time in a very lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Beer Selection, Bad Service
    GeneralKlinger
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I was there with a party of 9 other people. The beer orders took quite awhile from ordering to delivery. From the looks, they had the same waitress serving upstairs and down. Seemed like we were inconveniencing her by asking to take our order. Also, a 20% mandatory gratuity charge is absurd. My total bill was $109 including a $16 Grat. No way did she deserve $16 from just my bill alone. I had mine split because of a large # of shots ordered. Food and Beer selection was great, Food tasted great, but service was awful.
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    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moules and Frites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is the place to go in Philadelphia if you want Moules and Frites! Also has a wonderful selection of beers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer place
    janeflane
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you like beer, you'll love Eulogy! Hundreds of beers to choose from, and a knowledgable staff to help with your choice! They also have a small, but delicious menu to choose a meal or a few apps that go well with the beer selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer selectio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great beer selection, but the lines seemed dirty-- everything had an off-flavor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The beer menu is awesome!
    phillydiners
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The beer menu is awesome! The mussels and fries are the best I have had. I will go again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service--our waitress
    Joemanda
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Fantastic service--our waitress recommended the beer that I'm happily going to be drinking for the rest of my life, and comped one of my boyfriend's drinks in celebration of his birthday. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lot of Fun!
    Beersnob
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Had a great time with a group of 6. Excellent beer selection (both on tap and in bottle). Muscles were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food's not amazing
    riss
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    i went 10 years ago and remembered not being wowed. I came here again and i'm still not wowed. the bread that came with the mussels, i would assume would be a nice baguette. it was more of a dry roll. i didn't touch it. the burger wasn't amazing, the french fries were not fried or crispy. very soft pieces of steak fries. beer menu was obviously terrific, but i can get beer anywhere, I could just go to the foodery and take beer home with me at a lesser cost, i wanted good food too.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service, mediocre food
    StorminNorman
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Waitress came by twice only, couldn't find her half the time, food menu is short and mediocre, Belgian fish and chips are not good.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night at the Pub
    rhino
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great variety of beers and knowledgeable staff. All sandwiches are delicious and our go to item is the mussels/fries (you cannot go wrong with this one!).
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eulogy takes the cake
    FoodieLover
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Eulogy is a great restaurant overall: delicious food, outstanding service, and lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful hidden Gem
    DiningVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home, plus there is the coffin room. Will be returning to try additional beers! Did I state that they have over 400 beers available?! I definitely would return to try more dishes as well. The Fish and Chips were amazing. Service was well-timed and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for Belgian goodies?
    JohnGrease
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Eulogy is a great place to enjoy yummy Belgian goodness. With over 16 Belgian beers on tap at any one time, and four pages of bottled international beers, you just can't go wrong. The short (but good) menu includes mussels prepared six ways, as well as Belgian fries with three different dipping sauces. There's also other stuff on the menu, all of it good. This is a great place to go after a day visiting the historic district, but leave the kiddies home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mussels anywhere!
    southjerseyguy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have gone several times. Anywhere else we eat mussels we compare to theirs. Must order the dijon sauce. We usually get a couple orders of different flavors. Other food we have eaten is great too. Hamburgers are excellent. Very unique flavor. Can't beat the unlimited beer selections either. Prices are very reasonable for the city. Not a place to go for a romantic quiet evening. Older building, very tight seating and usually some louder crowds. Reservations a must. We will be back again and again!
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Many bars come and go and Eulogy is always there for me! I love the beer list, the consistency in service and offerings. It's simply the best
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST VISIT
    DRPJ
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Visiting Philadelphia over the weekend, our Saturday afternoon was well spent with a phenomenal beer selection and great food at this spectacular find...a MUST visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mussels, beer, what's not to love?
    Cdhk
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I dream about the dijon mussels in my sleep. They're a flavor explosion. The fries are big, crunchy and incredible, as is the sauce they come with, and they taste amazing in the dijon broth. And the beer selection is endless....the waiters are always incredibly knowledgeable about the beer and the food, very attentive, and helpful when you're trying to make your selections of food and drink. I've been here twice, and will undoubtedly be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Beer List
    Selma
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Dive bar, great beer menu food was okay. The duck was cooked well however the sauce over powered the meat. The fries were gross, over cooked and old which was ashame because the sauce that accompanied the fries was Delish.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More, but Still Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I thought the atmosphere would be a little nicer, and the service a little faster, but the food was delicious and the beer selection unparalleled. I'd consider this place "no frills" so don't bother dressing up for a night out in the city.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst service, good food/drink
    PatienceStretchedThin
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After an abysmal seating by the floor manager and no attention from our server for 12-13 minutes, we were dying for a beer, some water, or heck, even a menu. The beer selection saved the experience, along with some great food. However, since we had somewhere to be and the meal's introduction was slow (and the worst), we had to rush through what would have otherwise been a properly paced meal. Yet another example of a mobbed philly joint that offers great products in a poor fashion, simply because they can. The scenic view was a loud couple, seated 1 foot away, but 2 feet higher than us. Weird.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer good.....Food not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Bottom line.....you come here for the beer not the food! Plus, the servers are friendly and knowledgeable!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.