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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

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Nodding Head Brewery and RestaurantNodding Head Brewery and Restaurant
very good

151 Ratings
Ratings: 151
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 472
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

1516 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
United States
phone: (215) 569-9525

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Reviews by champ103:
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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%

I have fond memories of this place. When I was in college, I visited Philly because of a GSA meeting (Geological Society of America). The meeting was at the convention center, and within walking distance of it. There was also the Independence Brewpub attached to the convention center, but I just read that place is closed.

Anyway, my college buddies and I found this place by accident. We were part of a huge pub crawl associated with the meeting. A bar we were suppose to go to would not let anybody in because of the shear numbers. My buddies and I then saw the sign for Nodding Head and quickly ran in. We climbed the stairs, and grabbed some seats at the very small bar. I really enjoyed all the beers I tasted. Grog, the chocolate stout, and the California Common were all very good. The quality was good. All fresh beer. The atmosphere can't be beat. Dim lighting, and wood all around. I was not all that impressed with the service. Pretty slow considering we were the only three people at the bar. It was hard to get his attention when we needed anything. Anyway, overall I enjoyed this place much better than the pub crawl, and visited this place several times while I was in town. A place I would recommend.

champ103, Aug 31, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Checked this place out on a recent visit to Philly, very knowledgeable staff eager to talk about beer! This combined with the interesting rotating offerings on draught made it a worthwhile visit. I didn't have a chance to try the food on this visit but will next time. Definitely worth dropping by this place if you are in the area, you won't regret it.

Cylinsier, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kwa357, Sep 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Slatetank, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Navysqurl, Aug 20, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kneary13, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mklisz, Aug 13, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -29.9%

Went here on 8/9 during my latest trip to Philly. This place is average at best, and i wasn't all that impressed with their beers. They had a sour wheat beer which was very blah, bu their porter did seem to be pretty good. Service was fine in regards to getting a beer, but some of the waitresses were doing shots and drinking on the job. Seemed pretty unprofessional, and the place itself did not impress me.
There are a ton of other breweries / brew pubs/ bars in Philly worth seeing over this place. Not the worst, but probably would not stop here again.

krukster, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

IPAchris, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

drtth, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jfcaa193, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Lorianneb, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ColForbinBC, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

JCicero08, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Jame515, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

soulcougher, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

GeoffreyM, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Barnsley, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

InspectorBob, Mar 18, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Went here quite a while ago. I remember the food was good, not too pricy. Okay service.. nothing I remembered, good atmosphere and the chocolate stout was world class... im going there again soon to relive the experiance. Much morw to see in Philly but dont wolrite off this place. That is all

pjkelley82, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

IdrinkGas, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

scottbrew4u, Feb 26, 2014
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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
87 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.