Village Whiskey PHL

4.5
207 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 207 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were amazing!! Definitely coming back!

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TDF19103
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and veggie burger and great fries.

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vipmbmcand
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The burger was disappointing. It had the shape and consistency of a hockey puck. Carmelized onions were wet and tasteless. The deviled eggs were good as was the sangria. I ate there a few years back and remember the burger was amazing, so I’m chalking this experience up to an off night.

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Fsp1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Burgers were amazing. Definitely a more expensive place, but the quality is most certainly worth it!

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Peak
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good

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GFerr
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Numerous mistakes on bar and food items, burgers arrived all cooked incorrectly, with at least one refire, drinks never came, no plates provided, just a giant mess!

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ChrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was below expected. Half our order did not reach the table. Food was cold/warm at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Burgers around and great selection of whiskeys

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Kwang
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Burger was overcooked for medium. Chicken entree was very dry

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vipJenniferL
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint, neighborhood spot with great food and artisanal drinks. Cozy booths, ceiling-high beautiful bar and a short walk to lots of entertainment venues in Philly.

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nickc
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger, the quality of meat was very high. The duck fat fries were very good. Small indoor space so you may be sitting very close to people if you care. Overall great place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Drinks were ok, although the Old Fashioned was very good. Restaurant is on the small side, so it does feel cramped…

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DLJ1977
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and amazing burgers! I'd definitely go back when in Phila again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger ever!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great drinks, brilliant service!

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vipMindyK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time with friends. Wonderful service

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WRVino
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was helpful and attentive. The manager made sure we felt welcome and cared for. The food was excellent. Excellent whiskey selection.

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vipBill
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything!! Perfect for a small family gather - and a happy hour/early dinner on a Friday!! Summer burger was a hit as were the bourbon cocktails (Commodore, Old Fashioned)

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vipsimone
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our drinks were tasty, fresh and delicious. Service and ambiance was great!

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PhiladelphiaResident
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not the best dining experience. Issues include:

1. Was initially shown a booth adjacent to the bathrooms. Eventually was shown to suitable table.

2.Appetizers and Main courses were brought out simultaneously as opposed to sequentially (and we were not informed of this in advance).

3. Wait staff was very inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place is simple yet reliable. Quality food, attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere. Also, and this is important me, have quality bartenders. I can’t tell you how many places I have been where I order a whiskey sour and it’s garbage, this place serves a very good whiskey sour ( try it with egg white, take it up a notch).

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JonathanL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very friendly and accomodating staff but the food was a mixed bag. We had the steak frites and the frites were way oversalted while the garlic sauce was bland.

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vipRockyG
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Village Whiskey on a Friday in June. This was our first visit post-pandemic and things have changed! They have remodeled and expanded the restaurant into a portion of the Tinto restaurant next door. So Village Whiskey is now about double the size it was previously. The food was as good as always. We had the deviled eggs and fried pickles as appetizers, and then the swordfish sandwich and the Village burger. All were very good. We were also there for happy hour so we took advantage of the drink specials. The service was prompt and friendly. Make no mistake, this is casual bar food, but it is done very well.

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VanessaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place! Food was good and portion sizes were nice. Cocktail was also awesome. Had a great time and would like to return!

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coffeecureall
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few time. The menu is brief but nicely curated. I miss the wedge salad! But the burgers remain lovely. Service is always top notch.

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vipMelissa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for meat-eaters (obviously,) incredible bar, but for a vegetarian or even a pescatarian keeping meat-loving friends company there is very little on the menu. The veggie burger is a gloppy mess and it just feels like they could do better with it! And almost everything else has a little bacon thrown in. Please, Village Whiskey, we love you, but develop a better veggie burger and other veg options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was excellent and the cocktails were delightful! We will definitely be going back!

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vipMichelleF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and fries! Also loved the fried pickles.

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RieFam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Much nicer now that the seating area has been expanded.

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CasualCritic
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The food and selection of Whiskey’s were :::: Chef’s Kiss:::: Great intimate atmosphere. I would suggest a visit to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juicy flavorful burger. Duck fat fries were so crispy and soft at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers I’ve had in Philadelphia

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good and quick service with pretty decent food,

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vipscarpinito
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers cooked to perfection.

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DianeA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was excellent but the restaurant’s acoustics are way too loud because there are no acoustic buffers. All surfaces are hard and reverberate noise.
The two restaurants could be joined together so there was more cohesiveness—I did not like the feeling we were in the second room, inaccessible to the original space.
Our waiters meant well, and will likely be excellent soon, but service was confused. No silverware of plates for appetizers, and it took a long time for drinks to be served.
My burger was phenomenal!

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was completely sarcastic to us every-time he talked to us and messed up our order several times. And told us he was going to mess up our order. And delivered. He also had stains all over his shirt. It was very odd but memorable I suppose.

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Jxo106
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my sons birthday. We both got the village burger and it’s one of the best I’ve had. Meat is perfectly mid rare and the bun is so good. Service was quick and pleasant. Always refer people here who want a great burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Excellent service. Would go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers and drinks were amazing. Service was great, and they accommodated us a half hour early so we didn’t have to wait in the rain! Will definitely return!

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vipTaylorD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing top notch service and the burgers are the best in the city! Would definitely recommend. They also have a variety of solid mixed drinks!

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 4.5 stars by 207 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.