Moonshine
Moonshine

Moonshine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moonshinephilly.com/
  • Phone: (267) 639-9720
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (11pm on Weekends)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Vargo and Andrew O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Catering by Cuisine 365. Cuisine 365 uses the same approach as our kitchen. We provide fresh ingredients and a menu tailored for you at your consultation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sigel
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Moonshine
Moonshine is a craft beer restaurant located in the heart of the Pennsport section of South Philadelphia. We focus on a fresh menu and a friendly atmosphere. With over 10 crafts on draught, a wide variety of bottled and canned beer, multiple selections of wine, and a menu consisting of old classics with a twist and some unique creations, Moonshine is sure to please any palate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Moonshine reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (18)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (13)hot spot (13)good for groups (11)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great night
    Reenie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We decided to check out Moonshine after a long week. We are so happy we did! The food was great (had macaroni and cheese, meatball, and ravioli) as were the drinks - the pear drink (I forget the name) was so good. The service was welcoming, friendly, attentive, enthusiastic, and accommodating. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Time Moonshine!!
    Mango
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Seven Females friends of over 40 years having a "Girls Night Out". The Food was good, the atmosphere was good , drinks were good, drinks were good, service was superb, the stories/memories were PG 13 rated!! Not my first visit, sincerely won't be my last!!...Thank you, all!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eleanor
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food delish! Friendly staff! No wait when we arrived! Seated promptly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & services!
    suze
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Food is great with a different flare. Service is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    luvthecoffee
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    If you go for brunch you must try the Deviled Eggs Benedict----unforgettable and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SHINE on MOON
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    great as always-food, service-excellent. beer and food specials continue to good. wine list is getting better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    crackcrabVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The neighborhood eatery and bar is exceptional! Living around the corner, we eat here at least twice a month. Relaxed atmosphere, wonderful servers - Ashley this means you - great food. The menu is diverse - offering some traditional tavern foods but with a twist, i.e. the honey-lime wings are out of this world. We love that we can have "pickees" or choose to have an entree. The specials are to die for and can sell out. Yes, the food is that good. I don't think there is anything on the menu we haven't tried. Everything is great! They are a nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. They recently added brunch, which is delicious too. Try this wonderful restaurant/tavern, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the restaurant so much we were there twice in a week. Our waitress and all the people who work there make you feel comfortable. The food comes out perfect temperature and is so delicious. I really enjoyed the drink specials. so we have a restaurant close to our house that is fun and tasty. I also heard from my sister that she enjoyed the outside seating. My husband and myself enjoy sitting indoors to eat but it great to have the option. Just thought I would drop a line to say how much I enjoyed moonshine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandmom & Ashley!!
    Mango
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Celebrated my Granddaughter's 21st birthday, everything was great (as usual), forget our server name but she was superb!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food great beer
    CatD
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Besides a cramped table in the corner everything was good. The waitress nice, helpful/food was good.I just feel it needed to have better accompaniments. Example: the braised pork delicious,except it was all by itself on a plate. I had the ravioli-which were tasty but only 3 were in the plate( very tiny) with a nice and tasty grilled chicken. Beer selection for my friend was nice! All in all pretty good bar!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT
    Pennsport
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Friendly staff, good food, lievely place. Enjoyed by everyone in my party of 8.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of Town Friends
    luvthecoffee
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a bartender friend in from San Fran and he loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Affordable and delicious!
    NicholeVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Interesting and tasty menu, great prices! I can see this becoming one of our go-to dinner places because of it's convenient location and great food. Also, moonshine drinks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating
    Jae126
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was fine, except for the seating. We arrived about 5 minutes after our reservation time, and were told that there were no more dining tables available. Another waitress tried to cover it up by saying our reservation was in the bar anyways. So, for our reservation we were seated at a high table in the bar. My in-laws are both in their 60's and the high bar stools were not ideal. When I make a reservation, I do not expect to sit in the bar part of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonshine great neighborhood place
    trina271
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had been wanting to try this place and di so on a recent Friday with friends from NJ. We all enjoyed the food the ambience and neighborhood feel. I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MOONSHINE
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Moon"shines". special was soft shell crabs with fried artichokes-very good. haven't been disappointed yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • continues to excel
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had the crabcake platter which came with asparagus. both were done correctly. didn't need any condiments. my girlfriend had the cornflake crusted catfish-very good and inexpensive. the beer was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    Daryl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went there for the first Time, staff was pleasant. Food and drinks were great. Defitnely going back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Moonshine reviews archive.
  • Perfect food and atmosphere
    swimmergirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We loved Moonshine. We do not go into the city much but will make it a point to go more to visit moonshine. The food was excellent. Specially enjoyed the veggi fondue. I never had Cod before and it was mouthwatering, and my husband had the chicken piccate raviolis, he did not want to stop eating. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    cookEmomster
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    cute little neighborhood gem. great selection of craft beers. homemade potato chips are bangin'! good for lite fare, small plates. service was great. server went out of her way to make me an awesome rob roy. would def go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    luvthecoffee
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I'm noticing a different crowd which is great, it means new people coming into Pennsport to try out this new hot spot. The food is great as is the vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Moonshine!
    GradLunch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We cannot wait to go back! The food is incredible and the staff made us all feel welcome. We never waited for our drinks. Oh and the butterscotch cheesecake was amazing. Meatloaf Wellington is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    luvthecoffee
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It's one of the best things that's happened to Pennsport. It's our new every friday in the summer spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    As a child I lived in the 1900 block of Moyamensing Ave.. and my friend's father "Milt" owned the bar. So this was a great experience for me, my wife, and our friends. We will certainly return and bring some other friends. Thank you for the great dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was not good. Sweet potato fried were greasy and soggy. Chicken salad was dried out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & drink!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Went top Moonshine with my family after celebrating my daughters graduation. We were late for the reservation because of an extended grad ceremony but the restaurant was very accomodating despite our lateness. Great service and the food was delicious! Try the Sangria, out of this world.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • venezia
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The appetizers - rice balls were delicious! And the salads were good but small. The entrees were just ok. I had the cod. It was ok. Friends had the crab cake and while they were big, the flavoring was not great. Desserts tasted boxed and old. Wish this place would take a look again at its' recipes because it could be a great neighborhood place to go.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, with a beautiful bar. All the staff were friendly; our waiter, Mike, was excellent. The food was very good with a beautiful presentation and the wine list was great and reasonable. Enjoyed it and will definitely go back again. A great new addition to the South Philly neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out
    Shorequeen
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The friendly, relaxed atmosphere was the perfect spot for our girls night out. The " moonshine" drinks were great ! Everything looked good on the food menu and everyone enjoyed what they picked. The staff were very accommadating. Definitely recommend this place to family and friends. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to go overall
    Snacky
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Everything was fine but after hearing commercials all week about this place giving a 20% discount with your same day Philly game ticket......the bar tender had no idea what we were talking about. That was disappointing since the commercial runs every 20mins on 97.5. The bartender did apologize and said he would talk to the manager about this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonshine Review
    ProduceGirl
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a table of 8 people and we sat up front across from the Bar. It was very tight. But, the food and the drinks were excellent. Service was very good and friendly. Bathroom was small but clean. It was awfully crowded. We were glad we made reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is the best! Feels
    nann
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This place is the best! Feels like your in someone's home. Lots of neighbors & friendly people! Food is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Servers are so friendly & helpful. If you need help with food choices or diet choices they do it for you. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moonshine
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    same as always-food, service, affordability excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moon"Shines"
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Been there on quite a few occasions. Have tried all the entrees-each one is unique and delicious. Service is friendly, and excellent, as well. Will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Totally enjoyed the catfish and the slaw was great with a little zing! Looking forward to returning and sitting outside! I heard the wings are the bomb!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Hooch" Up The Wagon And Head
    SteadyeddieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    "Hooch" Up The Wagon And Head For Moonshine: White Lightning has struck South Philly in the form of Moonshine -- a fun-tastic "must" for people who enjoy craft beers, specialty drinks and homemade classic dishes. The Brawler Fondue -- beer-battered veggies and/or pretzel nuggets -- is delish. I loved my customized burger, topped with hummus and pico de gallo; my wife raved about her Veggie Grilled Cheese with avocado, tomato, greens and cheddar on rosemary focaccia. The revelers at the bar can make the atmosphere noisy. But if you've been waiting since the days of Prohibition for a neighborhood bar and restaurant that offers good food ... good spirits ... good service ... at reasonable prices, "git yerself" to Moonshine. Ed S.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to the neighborhood.
    Gavin
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This was my second time for dinner. The first time had to check it out, we had called and was told it was kid friendly but wanted to see for ourselves. They have a great kids menu. For the rest of us we loved trying the different drinks. The waiter we had was very friendly and helped us choose our entrees. I have loved everything we've ordered so far. Can't wait to go back. I gladly welcome this restaurant to the neighborhood. It's worth the drive for someone to travel for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out!
    Raye
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This place was great. The food was fresh and delicious, the drinks were mixed well, the prices were reasonable and the crowd was full of energy. I will definitely go again, especially since I heard they will be expanding the menu and have outdoor seating when it warms up and since the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food n service was great .
    marc
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Food n service was great . First time I drank moonshine and i. t was great . For apps we had cheeseburger eggrolls , buffalo wing , pulled pork flat bread. Dinner we had ravioli with chicken Picata , n Ghnocci special. Everything was so good will definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonshine
    Kc122562
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is such a great and excellent addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.