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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

Not Rated.
Nodding Head Brewery and RestaurantNodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 460
Beer Avg: 3.77

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BA SCORE
87
very good

141 Ratings
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

The atmosphere was great; laid-back patrons, who seemed to appreciate good beer. My wife loved it because it "was dark...and romantic". As for me, I liked the lowlight setting, as I believe it soothed the patrons into speaking more softly. Having a normal volume conversation in this place is not a challenge.

The quality disappointed me somewhat. I've read about all of the past awards, and cool events (Royal Stumble, et al), and it really had me licking my chops to get to this place, so I was a little surprised that of the seven beers I sampled, less than half of them I would consider ordering again. This included the BPA cask ale (A+), Berliner Weisse (A-), and the Grog brown ale (B+). The selection was above average, if only for the reason that they actually had a Berliner Weisse on the menu. I wish more breweries would give this style a shot.

The service was very friendly and attentive, but nothing to make me say 'exceptional', while the food was near exceptional. For dinner, I decided to ask the server what the popular entrees were, and decided to go with the French dip with melted cheese, since I was in fact visiting the cheesesteak capital of the country. Let's just say that I wasn't disappointed.

I would certainly like to go back to this establishment to see what it's like during one of their popular events, as it seems to attract a good crowd.

09-08-2009 05:06:32 | More by donniecuffs
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
87 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.