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Philadelphia Distilling

4.8
53 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Philadelphia Distilling, the first craft distillery in Pennsylvania since prohibition, was founded in 2005 to create compelling spirits geared for the American palette.
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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 53 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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ShanaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Walked over after attending a comedy show and we were told they were booked for the night. We went to our car and booked a table on this app for 5 minutes later. Went back. We’re immediately sat and to our “surprise” there were empty tables at the restaurant. Nevertheless our server was great and food was great. We had a great time.

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Devon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great restaurant with creative drinks. Eating outside, especially at night is not recommended. I think they would benefit in purchasing some heat lamps or fire pits for their outside area. Also, their food menu is limited and only offer a few items. Drinks are pricey so not somewhere that you’re looking to get a happy hour deal at. Overall, great for dates.

Philadelphia Distilling
Responded a day ago

Hi Devon, thank you for the feedback. We will have heat lamps beginning this weekend, but have been delayed due to the apparent propane shortage in Philadelphia. The influx of outdoor dining has made it difficult to get some of the supplies we need in a timely manner. Hopefully you will join us again soon!

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Philadelphia Distilling! It’s my favorite place to bring friends and family. The specialty drinks change seasonally. I enjoy trying new things. The drinks and the food are always top notch. The vibe in the distillery is cool and the neighborhood is as well. The servers and bartenders are informed and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and burger were amazing!

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vipPhillylady
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best place for cocktails in the city. Beautiful space, great service, amazing drinks (whether you want an old staple or want to try something totally new) I love it here.

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MollieK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! I wish there were heaters and a tad more lighting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got drinks with some business colleagues and some food as well! Can’t go wrong with the drinks and the burger was delicious!

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vipRoyalbanane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great cocktails! I wish the server was a little bit more into telling us about your product and diverse cocktails

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AbbeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly, food was great, and drinks were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time here. Unique and unexpected setting, beautiful drinks, great staff

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vipSheed
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails!

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ShakirahD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to go for interesting cocktails with their house made liquor. The food was pretty tasty too although the menu isn't very extensive. I'd also like to point out if you're a wine drinker, they do not serve wine here. Very nice atmosphere and ambience.

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BrianE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In the current environment this dining experience was a standout with excellent food and atmosphere

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AMurph
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette “party”. Drinks were amazing and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Great service and fantastic gin

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LonaaO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. My husband and I love coming here we are huge gin fans. The drinks are amazing never had a bad one. We came on a Saturday night. With now indoor seating it was nice not to have to sit outside it was a little chilly. But service food and drinks 100 stars. Will always come back..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience love it here!

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alicia
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

FAIR. It was my fiance's birthday which I had noted, I suppose the waiter forgot... towards the end of the meal he said "oh it's somebody's birthday?" I pointed to my fiance and he said "happy birthday man" ... smh a mess! lol

Would recommend. Great ambiance, the drinks are excellent.

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EduardoGG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktail selection! Great outdoor dining, and awesome service. The COVID protocol was very well thought and protects patrons and the staff alike! 5 stars!

I only tried their cheese plate, which was ok. The cocktails steal the show!

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ACM2014
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff, delicious food and great flight of drinks, excellent value for the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent cocktails and friendly, knowledgeable servers. Even during COVID restrictions, they’re doing a great job creating a cool, relaxed experience.

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Devon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks were amazing, definitely would recommend!

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food menu is small, and the more substantial plates were not available on the night we were there. But this place is about the cocktails, and they are original and outstanding.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time it was as great as the first! Drinks are great and the service is superb.

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Hailey
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing environment and service. I felt safe and comfortable during my experience. Definitely recommend!

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vipLauraB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks, food, and service as always! I especially appreciate the accommodations they have made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to keep patrons and staff safe.

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YankeesDiva
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Incredible drinks, staff, and ambiance! Food could definitely use improvement.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, Amazing!
Food , SOOOO GOOD !

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vipLaurenZ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, quiet atmosphere and wonderful food and drink to go along with it. The gin drinks were amazing and even the vodka mixes were well done.

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing such a great job during the pandemic to ensure safety of both customers and staff. The quality of their cocktails, food, and service have always been wonderful, and that has not changed under the current measures. I hope to visit again soon.

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LonaaO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great ambiance was great drinks amazing. My husband and I love coming here brought some friends for the first time. Everyone loved all their drinks. We will be returning. Also have to add love the outdoor space.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Our server was warm, welcoming and clear on the protocols, providing us with a safe and enjoyable experience. All of the food and drinks we ordered were amazing. Don't skip the burger or the Under the Elm cocktail. Would definitely return for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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AlexisG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Drinks were amazing as always. Really enjoy that they make their own bitters or mixers or even liquors to go along with their gin, vodka, etc.

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GeorgeB3
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited selection of mixed drinks leaves off menu requests up to the visitor. Why not publish a larger list of creative and helpful suggestions to show off the fine spirits?

Philadelphia Distilling
Responded on August 8, 2020

Great suggestion! We've gone ahead and added quite a few new cocktails to the list (including whiskey and classics), in the event that you find the bar team's suggestions are limited.

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GianiP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food menu was limited to only 6 items and as the drinks were only made with Sparkling Wine and Gin. Also, no alcoholic beverages except water. What we did get was very salty and not tasty at all. I would not recommended this unless you ate ahead of time and not a good idea for a date.

Philadelphia Distilling
Responded on August 8, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience! While our menu focuses on our flagship spirit, Bluecoat Gin, our menu does offer Vodka, Rye Whiskey, Bourbon (along with a few other cordials). We also do serve beer from a few local breweries, we just do not feature it on the menu (since our focus is on the spirits we distill). We should make this clearer in the future! I appreciate the comments on the food, and have made sure the chef is aware of the feedback.

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Davidv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area and very good cocktails. Food menu is limited, but very good especially for the price. Would go again.

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Philadelphia Distilling! It is truly my favorite place. I try to bring everyone I know there. The drinks are always amazing and the food is always tasty as well.

The drinks are always interesting and there are different drinks and food options every time we go. It’s fun to taste new things.

The COVID-19 practices in place also made us feel very safe and happy to return.

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Ashb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great drinks and food. A regular spot when we are out on the city!

FAQs

Philadelphia Distilling is rated 4.8 stars by 53 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.