Village Whiskey PHL

4.7
139 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 139 people are saying
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vipjbpf23
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Needs to be heated.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
22 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
12 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
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 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
4 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
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.

JM
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
17 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.

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vipJoshuaW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I sat outside, and it was slightly cold (not their fault). The burger with the blue cheese and foie gras was incredible, as were the fried pickles.

My second time at VW, service selection and food were outstanding both times. In a competitive Philly food scene, an outstanding option.

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was solid. A few serving mistakes but the server was nice and made up for them.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t close to as good as it normally is.

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AaronT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the Whiskey ever, and this time was even better than my first. So far, the best burger I’ve had in Philly (and I’ve had a few!). And the extensive library of whiskies and bourbons is amazing. Definitely a place I will always return to when I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, did the best they could under the circumstances. Still a cool vibe great bugers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We will definitely be visiting again!

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vipAlyssa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing bad to say about Village Whiskey, their food and cocktails are delicious and they are doing the best they can with the outdoor seating arrangements!

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Justine
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The whiskey was outstanding but was disappointed with the food. With all the great spots in Philly, would definitely recommend here for a drink or whiskey flight, but not the food.

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SeynaA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space.

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vipAlyssa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

I love Village Whiskey; the food and cocktails are really delicious. My friends and I had the burger of the month (this one had an amazing pumpkin aioli on it!), and it was cooked perfectly! Service was a little bit slow, but the restaurant was super busy. Will definitely be going back the next time I am in the mood for a burger!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but nothing I can’t forgive under the circumstances. Excellent drinks, as you’d imagine. Burger cooked perfectly which is hard to find.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good drinks and good food!

CB
CB165
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great burgers. Great service. Whiskey flights are a must. Well worth pain of finding parking

JB
JoyB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gourmet burgers, drafts, duck fries, and drinks. So yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

This review is bad only for our experience. We had reservations for 5:30 and got there around 5:10. We would’ve been happy to wait till 5:30 but they offered us a table right without an umbrella. Just a table. I asked if we could have a different table. We got one. In the street. At a horrible intersection. Not thrilled with it but decided to try since we heard such good things about VW. After a car swerved to avoid hitting a bicyclist, we jumped and asked if there was any other table. Unfortunately there wasn’t. So the service that we did receive was fine. We had one drink and left. I’m sure if it weren’t for stupid COVID-19, I’d have had a better review for sure! I do thank the staff for trying to accommodate. I wonder if the table without an umbrella was our “reservation” table. I don’t think so. Anyhow, disappointed in how this turned out. Now we had to find another place without a reservation on a Saturday night.

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RuthY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. The buffalo cheese curds was a huge hit with the complete party. The buffalo sauce is on the side so get it however you feel about buffalo sauce. The short rib fries were good. The meat was fabulous and tender but overall a rich dish one has to pace themselves through.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing experience, only downside is that the weather was cold and the table was on the street with passing cars. but understandable due to COVID

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mariav
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

There seemed to be a shortage of wait staff during our visit - had to wait .25+ minutes for drinks and just for the wait staff to come back to us in general. Outside of that, the food + drinks were tasty. Will be back for another try. Burger - SUPER Delish. Pigs in the Blanket = could eat all day long. Fried Shrimps - A MUST.

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vipBnjm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Staff didn't help the customers deal with the public bothering them on the street. I don't know if that is their job but it would have been nice for the staff to help deal with unwanted attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was awful. Waitress didn’t want to give us a particular table and couldn’t come up with a reason why. The whole thing was dumb. Food was unimpressive. Never going back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great and attentive, food came out fast. Great Happy Hour option, drinks were expertly crafted. Got the Philadelphia Fishbowl and was so good, have already recommended to friends.

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BenjaminW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect in regards to our service and food. My only gripe is that I reserved a high top, but instead was seated at a low, sloping table.

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GomerW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding Happy Hour Cocktails and Snacks. Nice outdoor seating. Great Service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, the whiskey was even better like I thought you know I was getting or drinking good whiskey before but that was premium whiskey the service was good the only issue was it was outdoor dining it wouldn’t it was a little chilly but I would definitely recommend the restaurant and I would definitely go there again

FAQs

Village Whiskey PHL does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.7 stars by 139 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.