Penn Taproom
Penn Taproom

Penn Taproom

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.penntaproom.com/
  • Phone: (215) 230-7299
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Blalock & Kevin Blalock
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For all Catering information contact:
    Albie at (215) 230-7299 or email penn.taproom@gmail.com
  • Private Party Contact: Albie Snyder 2152307299

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street and Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Penn Taproom
The owners set out to create a nice, simple, affordable restaurant with approachable food and drinks for locals and visitors alike - something they thought was a bit lacking in town. The Penn Taproom offers a varied menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, fish and seafood, plus a kids menu. To compliment the food we added a wide variety of craft beers and high end liquor selections. Both the restaurant and bar offer daily food and happy hour specials. The newly renovated building offers a classic, full bar downstairs and an upstairs dining room which can seat around 40 people. The property also has a beautiful garden and patio which can seat around 80 people in the summertime. Both can be rented for any occasion like business meetings, holiday parties or weddings.

The Penn Taproom is the sister restaurant of the Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood House in the Main Street Marketplace in Doylestown. Together, the two restaurants also offer full service catering.
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Penn Taproom reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Penn Taproom Wednesday Night
    LadyMonty
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food arrived hot. Wait staff excellent and friendly. Fish and Chips were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Simple Food...
    KauaiVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a pulled pork sandwich and a Caesar salad tremendous would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Barnardmom
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food is nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about. Outside patio is nice but it was chilly so we dined in the dining room. It is upstairs. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Wine was very overpriced (bottle). The reason I have eaten here more than a couple times is because it is open Monday's. Not a lot of places are.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    ibpurpledragon
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Outstanding cafe type dining. The outdoor patio is welcoming. Although on a busy street, the patio area is not overwhelmed with street noise. The quality of the food is exceptional while the prices are reasonable. Our friends from Montreal were quite taken with the restaurant and were somewhat surprised to find such a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a small town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Penn Taproom reviews archive.
  • weak service
    EatR8RVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Understaffed & untrained staff. What trained server carries a tray with two hands?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great New Hope Spot
    elfwilsVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We will return as often as possible Great piano music, courteous staff and good menu choices. Near Bucks County Playhouse. Jason the manager was very helpful to us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local restaurant
    gkopia
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We took our daughter here for an after-graduation lunch and were not disappointed. After an initial delay in finding someone to seat us, we were able to choose from both the brunch and standard menus which had mostly standard choices (steak, chicken veal, pasta, salads appetizers) but turned out to be excellently done. All of us commented on how much we enjoyed our lunch and my daughter liked the look of the bar area enough (not populated at this time given early Sunday afternoon) that she wants to come back to check out the bar scene. Overall, I'd highly recommend Metro North to anyone looking for a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good for Sunday Lunch
    JoySVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We arrived and they were unaware of our reservation, not good to start. We were the only ones there and they had to put the heat on. It was a cold January sunday and we were not happy. The food and service were okay but I would not recommend to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Upstairs
    KathyB
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Nice and quiet and cozy upstairs. Tables for 4 or 6. Service was excellent. Chocolate cake was very good! Good burgers, and Lobster Mac n cheese.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time going
    AMF827
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This was our first time going to Penn Taproom and we had an awesome time. The food was great and so was the beer. We started at the bar and then headed upstairs to our table. The whole place has a great vibe. Our waitress was awesome, attentive but not smothering. I will definitely be going back and I would recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We eat here fairly often,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    We eat here fairly often, like outside dining in summer weather. Ate inside this time, in 2nd floor dining area, very comfortable and quiet. Had lite dinner and a few drinks. All was good! Thanks,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    Crag1968
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    This supposedly in the top 10 restaurants in Doylestown according to trip adviser. Well the bun that my burger came in was burnt to a crisp and covered with a piece of lettuce. Like I wouldn't notice that. Will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big flight of stairs!! Too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Big flight of stairs!! Too much for one of us. Food quite mediocre, service the same. Wouldn't go back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we got there they said
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    When we got there they said they did not have a reservation. I asked if they needed to see it and they said no. Building older. Menu limited to bar foods. Beer selection ok.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a personal glitch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    We had a personal glitch, but Penn Taproom handled it with grace and couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating....thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent selection of draft
    tedmanVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    excellent selection of draft beers. beautiful outdoor patio but weather was too cold for outdoor dining during our visit. food was quite good but menu is limited and uninteresting. live jazz in bar very good. this is really more of a bar than a restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was very good. downstairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    food was very good. downstairs was very crowded and noisy at lunchtime on a Friday. We sat upstairs, not very crowded but noise level was still very high. would return for the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic