Village Whiskey PHL

4.6
163 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Featuring a comprehensive selection of more than 200 whiskeys alongside what has been called the country’s best burger, Village Whiskey is an instant classic. Envisioned by Chef Garces as a spot where he and his team could enjoy a drink and a snack after a long night in the kitchen, the restaurant’s focal point is the central bar that is home to their near-encyclopedic catalogue of Chef Garces’ favorite spirit, whiskey. Our able bartenders shake and stir classic and contemporary cocktails in a space evocative of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 163 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipllama
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - burger is to die for, great cocktials & service. Outdoor 2 tops are set up really nice, I like to sit outside kinda crooked to the road to people watch and that's the default setup.

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Hannah
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! I had the Cobb salad and my dad had the blue cheese burger. He loved the beer he had. We had an outdoor reservation but changed to indoors and they accommodated us with no issue or complaint. Drinks came out really fast.

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BenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was very good, cocktail was good , service was terrible.

I get that especially with covid, good service is hard to deliver but our experience was BRUTAL. My partner and I are both servers and we tried to sympathize but we felt were disrespected, forgotten and underwhelmed.

First of all...it's whiskey village...huge whiskey menu and proud of it right? The server couldn't tell me anything about the Whiskey I wanted to order... which was Russel's Reserve Barrel Select specifically FOR THIS RESTAURANT... I took a gamble and ordered it and they didn't even deliver the right one. I got the normal Russel's Rye (which is good but I wanted to special selection for Whiskey Village!) The host was a jerk, when we said we had a reservation she rolled her eyes and walked us to our table. It was right on the corner and the block was really crowded so I asked her if we could move to a different table and she again rolled her eyes and said "what do you mean???" and I pointed at a handful of open two-top tables and she said "yeah thats fine just DON'T sit at any of the bigger tables...okay?" and her tone was extremely condescending. Again, my partner and I are servers and we know when it's reasonable and unreasonable to ask for a new table but regardless the host was really rude in how she handled us.

The next table was dirty, our server never brought us silverware, his shirt was covered with food. If this was a simple sports bar I wouldn't care but this is an expensive, nice restaurant that gave us a cold, unwelcoming, dive-bar experience.

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Bill
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dined outside. Noisy with the traffic but that's not the restaurant's fault. Took a star off for service because we had to ask for silverware and napkins after our food arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, food great as always. This is a place to check out

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vipAriC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Rude front of house staff even though the place was nearly empty

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attentive waiting staff with great happy hour and brunch options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and some of the best happy hour in the city! Good service and nice to sit outside. Deviled eggs are great and highly recommend the smash burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was awesome! And the food was delicious! Especially the wings!

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MikeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waiter rushed us to order, brought out incorrect whiskey flights, and a cocktail was pure syrup, no alcohol. Have been here multiple times in the past and enjoyed it, maybe issues are waiter-related. Food was amazing as always and I love the spot. Will definitely be back, the 3 I went with had never been and I was singing VW’s praises ahead of it. All want to give them another shot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with great burgers and old fashions - will be back again!

LJ
LauraJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We sat outside and a heater was quickly moved over next to our table since the temperature was in the low 50’s.

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vipCookie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Ubeatable happy hour deals! Nothing too special but a nice place.

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vipKymC
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice brunch/ lunch spot!

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Donnie was one of the best waiters-ever!!!!

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the vibe. The food was delicious.

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viprhalloran
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food were both excellent! deviled eggs and tator tots were awesome as well as the old fashions! husband had the whiskey king burger and loved it. new space in Tinto is a nice expansion

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mermaid
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour! Loved the breakfast radishes. Should include bread with the order. Happy hour drinks priced right. Lamb burger tasted good.

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vipDainKistner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Somewhat unfortunate that our outdoor table was right next to the hydrant that everyone seemed to be using to park at while they picked up their Shake Shack order...and all of them felt the need to keep the car running while they waited. Car exhaust is not much of a flavor enhancer.

Drinks were good, fried pickles were excellent, and the breakfast radishes were interesting - IMO, it would have been better to swirl the goat cheese and butter together rather than having butter on one side and cheese on the other. Sorry to find that the raw bar advertised on Open Table is no longer a thing.

Will probably check them out again when indoor dining is available again.

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viptrpm
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food and cocktails were great. The Garces creativity showed through even with simple comfort food. Waitress was terrible. Took 10 minutes to even be acknowledged, another 5 to get a cocktail, she forgot two items that we ordered, but we would still go back and cross our fingers that we got a better server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Highly recommend the short rib fries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice fun place with a great whiskey selection. Staff are very accommodating and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress didn’t communicate with us. Showed no interest in being our waitress. Rushed us out.

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vipjbpf23
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Needs to be heated.

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverages. Friendly staff and the food came out quick. Top 10 burger I have ever had.

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vipPhilS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Put at a table up against waiter station and bathrooms facing a solid white tile wall. Looked like we were IN the bathroom. Server never showed any emotion or any interest in being there.
Food was decent - I remembered it being much better. Lamb burger was tough. Drinks are very expensive.

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vipKatieK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Part of the fun of village whiskey before was getting a coveted seat at the bar so that magic is lost now that they have spread into the space that was formerly tinto. The kitchen may still be working out some kinks as both people in our party ordered burgers but the temperature was medium-well despite requesting medium rare.

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CYanide
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

This place use to have a nice vibe. But the host took me to another room and the ambient vibe was not there. It felt really off like i was not at village whiskey that I remembered.

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vipBruceM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe. Good distance between tables. First time eating indoors in past year. Great burgers, apps and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girls night spot. The happy hour drinks & snacks were on point. Very delicious, our waitress was so nice, informative and attentive. We definitely will be back

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vipKelly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are great! I love the fried pickles/ they have the best tater tots I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails

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vipAlyssa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Village Whiskey's expanded dining room is awesome; felt safe and distant from everyone else dining there. Turkey smashburger was delicious, and so was the cocktail of the month!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, drinks and service.

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vipDina
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food very good. Expected to sit in the bar area but was seated next door. Wasn’t the usually cozy feel.

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JMPhilly
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, fantastic service. The cheese and short-rib fries are incredible and they do a mean old fashion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Consistently good food. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious pickled beets. Loved my BBQ pork sandwich and the whiskey selection. Overall great experience.

FAQs

Village Whiskey PHL does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Village Whiskey PHL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 665-1088.

Village Whiskey PHL is rated 4.6 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Village Whiskey PHL does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://garces.americommerce.com/.

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.