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About 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.

136 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Belgian, Contemporary American, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am

Cross Street:
Second and Chestnut Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 413-1918

Website:
http://www.eulogybar.com/

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.

Catering:
We have worked with customers & events to do catering events on a limited basis. Please write belgianbistro@gmail.com to discuss further details.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Sir Theo

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: (215) 413-1918

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Eulogy Belgian Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.8

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3.5

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3.7

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (23)
Casual (21)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fun (14)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This would be a great choice if you are looking for a frat house atmosphere with terrible service. The floors were sticky, the food greasy, the service lackadaisical.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

this place needs a really good clean, look to Monks as your benchmark.

Beer was warm, even requested "cold" beer was warm. Server seemed really indifferent but somehow came to light when it came to bringing our bill.

It's a pity, really wanted to enjoy this.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food never disappoints here. Beer selection is wonderful.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The place was awfully dirty. The food and service were certainly OK, but your shoes stuck to the floor when you walked across the room.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Basic hamburger place with a bar
Dark
Tight space
Will not be going back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Eulogy has the best moules frites that I have had outside of Belgium! The burger was great and the beer is always top notch!

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our biggest complaint was that the beer was warm. I spend 4-6 weeks a year in Belgium and they server the beer cold, very cold. Not sure why a "Belgian Tavern" does this. Perhaps it was a fluke the day we were there... The food was excellent as was the service. Very friendly staff and just a lot of fun!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The service was excellent, the Beer was fantastic, food ok, Belgian Fritas and Fish/Chips batter was great, but the fish were just undercooked at bit and the Coke was watery. The place is a real dive, but is unique. Have a beer and the Belgian fries..

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Six of their tap lines were down the night we were there. They were all Belgium beers. We were offered local and other nationally distributed beers that you can get anywhere. The waitress then suggested the bottled beer list. That started the "we are out of that one" every time we picked a bottle. It was disappointing to finally be at the Belgium beer mecca only to find out they did not have a good chunk of their Belgium beers available. The food was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The chicken fried steak is the bomb-diggity! And the shrimp and grits ... and I don't even like grits!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

A group of old friends and colleagues met at Eulogy for beers and dinner. The mussels and fries are out of this world, and the burgers and other sandwiches we had were very good. The beer selection (especially bottled...) is vast, so if you can't find something you like, its your own damn fault.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Unfortunately we did not enjoy it.
We were excited when reading the reviews and menu, so decided to go grab lunch - but it was mistake :/
We should have know when we were the only ones there minus a guy at the bar. The staff was super nice, but the mussles less than sub par - they did not taste good at all. Sorry! We could not eat the food.

Good fries... that is about it, but nothing soecial either.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I was shocked the mussels were sandy.... total turnoff for me... they gave me a free beer for my trouble... but did not offer to take them off the check... I had only eaten half of them... first one was sandy then had 2 that were fine... then 2 more with sand... then I left the rest

Our other food was quite good... service was decent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Like most Philadelphia eateries located in old Town homes, Eulogy isn't much to look at, but that just sets it up to blow you away. The frites are killer, especially with the aioli - throw that ketchup away. They have an impressive draft list, and an even more impressive bottle list, so definitely worth checking out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and offered many helpful suggestions on beers to try based on what we normally drink. Food was great. I look forward to coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

My food was just ok. Great cheese plate, sausages were tasty, but our mussels were poorly cleaned and were very gritty, which was a surprise for a Belgian-focused spot. Great beer list and reasonably priced for Old City.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great place for beer and mussels. Great, fun vibe and music was fab. My steak was overdone- stick with mussels!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

They did not have enough waitstaff. We waited too long between appearances from our server. An automatic gratuity was added to our check that we did not think was deserved.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We have been to Euology many times over the years and ALWAYS have loved the beer selection, service and food. This one night, the burgers and fries were terrible.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Went for a mid-week business lunch. The tables in the bar area were full so went upstairs and were waited on by the bartender. His attention seemed to be elsewhere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We had a great time, and our waitress Jamie did a terrific job on a very busy night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great place, great service, very friendly, amazing beer selection, very good food. I've been there twice now a year apart. Can't wait to go back. A place that is a gem in Philly.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This place sucks. Great list of Belgian beers but that's it. Awful service, no utensils, mediocre mussels (house specialty?). Disorganized with a clueless staff. Really disappointed since the place pitches itself as a decent restaurant...If you're looking for a crowded bar with a good list,of beers and a dive-like environment, you may enjoy this place. However, if you're looking for a decent restaurant or a true Belgian style cafe/pub, look elsewhere. Philly has too much to offer than settling for this dump.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

As one would expect, it reminded us a bit of Brussels. Good selection of Belgian beer and moules-frites, too.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This is the place to be for the beer lovers. The offer is impressive, but bear in mind that it is not cheap. If you just want to eat something to go to the beer, the menu doesn't offer too much - the burger was a disappointment - but probably if you want some fancier food, the specialties are worth it. Overall, the atmosphere is friendly, noisy and cheerful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Eulogy is in a historic building near the waterfront and old city. Great beer selection and good food. Have been to Belgium and visited numerous taverns. Eulogy reminded me of evenings there, which is a seriously good compliment. The staff is friendly and helpful. Bring friends to enjoy it with and you'll have a great time.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

While the service was great and super accommodating of our large group, the food was just ok. Cheese on the burgers unmelted and the steak sandwiches were cold. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Best French fries in the city. Love the copper-topped tables and the crowded, historic olde city atmosphere. For beer & ale drinkers the menu is amazing - must be the most extensive in the city. Easy walk to riverfront after dinner. Great proximity to New Year's Eve fireworks 💥

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Always a nice selection of beverages.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2016

I had gone on Yelp beforehand, and, having been to Eulogy before, I couldn't believe the reviews that said that the mussels were not as good as they used to be. I have to agree with these reviews now. A major disappointment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food has decreased in quality and taste. I went there for their mussels, but they were not fresh and the sauces were bland. I ordered 3 different mussels and all 3 sauces were not good. Their beer is about the only thing I would go there for from now on.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Excellent beer selection, knowledgeable waiters, good bar food. Fun atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Get any of the frites. YUM

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Very nice place to take friends. Ambiance was perfect for a night out.

Tags: Organic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Having returned to Eulogy sporadically since my first visit in 2011 the food in my opinion is good, can be crowded on a Friday/Saturday night as with any small Tavern/Bar in Old city.

400+ beer flavors and types to choose from, while typically not one for drinking beer in general, I found one that I like. Average around 40-60$ for two.

As far as I can tell, the food hasn't changed much and it keeps me coming back as well as that I just like the atmosphere.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We had a glamorized memory from a visit several years ago and this time was not as good . Yes there are LOTS of beers . The mussels were okay but some were very Sandy. Fries were good but not life altering . Worth a visit if beer is your thing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2016

I am a huge fan of Belgian beers and when I found out that I was going to Philadelphia, I had to check this place out. I was not disappointed. They have a large selection of bottled beers, not just Belgian and around a dozen beers on tap. I got a burger, which was excellent, but they have traditional Belgian fare as well. If you are a fan of imported beers, this place is worth checking out.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The food was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and everything he recommended we love d. Fish & Chips are especially good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Having grown up in Belgium I was pleased to discover Eulogy a couple of years ago. It was then and remains a great place for delicious beers. The atmosphere is lively and people all seem to be having a good time. While the beer is great, the food is somewhat lacking - the burgers are great but as for the mussels -- not so much. The first time I was there I had the mussels with wine which were cooked well but nothing extraordinary. This time I tired the mussels with beer - the broth was very bland, could not discern any beer flavor at all (or garlic or other herbs for tat matter) and they were a bit overcooked. So for mussels I would recommend going across town to Monk's but if you're in the neighborhood and just want a good burger and a fine beer, Eulogy is a good choice.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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