Philadelphia Distilling

4.9
152 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
UPDATED HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES:
Please be prepared to present your COVID-19 vaccination card, or a picture of your card
If you are unvaccinated we require proof of a negative COVID-19 pcr test result from within the last 3 days
Masks are preferred if you are not seated

At Philadelphia Distilling, our distilling team combines craftsmanship, science and skill to create a unique portfolio of premium spirits that rely on the agricultural integrity of authentically sourced grains and botanicals and the finest heritage equipment.

Hand-hammered copper pot stills from the fifth-generation Forsyth family and wooden fermentation vessels from Hall-Woodford, an iconic Philadelphia-based family business, are key points of difference for us—both in their construction value as well as the integrity of the spirits they help us to produce. We continue our batch-by-batch process, creating spirits that celebrate big, bold flavor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 152 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-visit. The view of the distillery from the bar is incredible, the staff is knowledgeable about the gin, and everyone was so nice. It was my birthday and I received a small gift-truly something I will remember! Overall, such a cool place that I will definitely be returning to.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent at usual. Good drink and good selection

l
viplauraannchin
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philadelphia Distilling Team (John, Josh, Ryan, Shannon, Jesse, Gretchen, Bryan), you're a force to be reckoned with! You know the energy you bring to the table and I love how PD is always creating, reinventing new beverages and extending a warm space to all who visit! Thank YOU for being such a wonderful addition to the Fishtown/ NoLibs community and for not undermining the importance of delicious food to go with excellent cocktails! I can't wait to come back!

L
Linnae
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved Philadelphia Distilling! First time. It was great for a date. Very nice environment, cocktails, and service.

MR
vipMichaelR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very enjoyable place to visit, but you should really do so for their drinks, which are all gin and are all amazing. We had planned to go out for nice dinner and I'll have to say that food was very good, but the restaurant isn't designed around their food. Don't get me wrong, it's a great night out, just not for a foodie.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best cocktails in Philadelphia!

IU
vipIlhanU
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and good food, comfortable atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. Great service. And even better drinks! The only real downside is that we were seated outside, and off to the side. Would have wanted to have a table that didn’t seem to be off in the cut. Other than that, I highly recommend.

RS
RickS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, drinks were great & the wings were really tasty

A
Ajaxn
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must see, sip and bite! PD will not disappoint. Not the food, not the aesthetics, not the drinks nor the staff. Hands down an 11 out of 10

IR
IanR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, the staff cares about the service they provide and it really shows through. They fixed a small problem we didn’t even ask to be fixed just based to them noticing it. Last but not least, drinks are always on point. Have been here a few times, and they never disappoint.

RS
RachelS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We did the tour first (only $15 per person) and then stayed on the patio for drinks and snacks. Everyone that worked there was incredibly friendly and willing to make suggestions for us. I would highly recommend Philadelphia Distilling.

AT
AllyTutt
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place rocks! The food was amazing, we ate the GOUGÈRES are a must eat. One of the best things I've eaten in a long time. I also was not drinking at the time and they made a delicious alcohol-free beverage so I wouldn't feel left out.

HM
vipHollyM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks only visit but I got a really great negroni. Only hitch was we were ready to leave and after waiting for quite a while we finally went and got someone from the bar to check us out.

SS
SalS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the fact that PD is asking for proof of vaccination.
Thank you!

L
Lisa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and ambiance. Casual, good small menu. Spicy cucumbers, tomato salad and wings were all very good. Server, Gretchen, was excellent. Very attentive, offered recommendations and checked in on us without being intrusive.

Great cocktails. The gin tasting was fun too. Just might add to my repertoire!

S
vipSmmphd
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While they now have a full bar, this is really the place to go if you love gin. Food menu is good but limited. Cocktails are creative and fantastic. Service is always friendly. They are checking vaccination status, which is great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were delicious and our server was amazing.

k
vipkurt
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were good (although the Bay Vodka is terrifying and should be avoided - peppered vodka is one thing, salty vodka is gross) but the food was amazing. I was shocked by how delicious the basic burger was! And the waitstaff were exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent cocktail selection! Our server Gretchen and all of the waitstaff were wonderful.

C
Christine
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on their patio last weekend and enjoyed it! Great food, fun cocktails, and tables were well spaced from other guests. Server was fantastic. Don't forget to bring home a bottle of their house bitters for your home bar! All of them are good, but Lavender Vanilla and Bartram's are my favorites.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the drinks but, quite frankly, the food is out of this world. The menu is limited and we were afraid it would not be enough to satisfy our guests. We shared a lot of plates - muscles, burgers, cucumbers, etc. Everyone came out feeling satisfied and raving about the food.

EE
EmilyE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Philly, great cocktails and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are Soo Good !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well crafted drinks obviously made with geart care. Service is outstanding. Our server, Gretchen, really knows her stuff!

D
Dadneedsadrink
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Philadelphia distilling is a must visit everytime we go to the city. Food is great but the drinks and bar staff are out of this world incredible!! This time we had Gretchen as our bartender and she was incredibly in tune with her descriptions and recommendations.

CM
CelesteM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great drinks and delicious food. One of my favorite places in the city.

TJ
TJRad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had a moderately positive experience here a few weeks ago- a bit pricey but the gin is good - that’s where the 2nd star comes from. Had some friends in from Albany this weekend who love gin and wanted to show it to them.

We booked an outdoor reservation. All 4 members of our group are vaccinated but one of the 4 left his vaccine card in Albany and has only a very blurry picture of it (can’t read his name or verify it is his). We were turned away at the door despite the policy listed on the OpenTable reservation clearly stating “proof of vaccination required for INDOOR dining.”

I am supportive of vaccine mandates, but it is absolutely unacceptable to change the policy to include outdoor reservations and not notify existing reservations, let alone update the list of policies on OpenTable. This place is an expensive Saturday night Uber ride out of the way and the distinct lack of professionalism displayed here ensures that I will not be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Sam and Gretchen were so wonderful to our party. We had such a good time and great cocktails

J
Jeremy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Good food, drinks, and atmosphere

PB
PattyB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss Philadelphia Distilling. Everything about it was incredible. The bluecoat gin tour and tasting was fascinating and I don’t even drink gin! Food out on the patio was amazing As was the service. Most fun my friends and I have had in a long time. Highly recommend

SB
SaraBethA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails!

MH
MaireadH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a hidden gem! The cocktails are phenomenal, the food delicious, but the service is second-to-none. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a special night out with no pretense.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drink and the waiter was extremely helpful in suggesting drinks! The experience was very good

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience. Cannot recommend enough. We are from out of town and Jesse, Kyle, Omar, and the entire Phil’s Distilling staff made our visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it there and can’t wait to go back. The drinks, the food and the service were amazing. Highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Drinks were amazing, the venue is super cool - industrial and classy - and Nico, our waiter, was the man. He knew everything about the building and gave us an amazing time. Couldn’t recommend it more.

KM
KimM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft cocktails. Attention to every detail. Burgers are great!

h
vipheathercrafts
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Kitchen was closed and we were not informed until we arrived for our dinner reservation.

FAQs

Philadelphia Distilling is rated 4.9 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.