Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 459
Beer Avg: 3.77
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
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