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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

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

148 Ratings
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
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 donniecuffs:
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

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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3.84/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2014 23:36:32 | More by Slatetank
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-20-2014 16:37:22 | More by Navysqurl
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

08-19-2014 15:43:39 | More by BigRizz62
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-16-2014 12:17:43 | More by kneary13
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-13-2014 17:28:38 | More by mklisz
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2.7/5  rDev -29.7%

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.

08-10-2014 22:23:34 | More by krukster
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-03-2014 15:27:22 | More by IPAchris
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 11:28:10 | More by drtth
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-13-2014 22:39:09 | More by jfcaa193
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Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.