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South Philadelphia Tap Room

Not Rated.
South Philadelphia Tap RoomSouth Philadelphia Tap Room

Taps: 14 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 6.91%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1509 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19145-2231
United States
phone: (215) 271-7787

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Reviews by woodychandler:
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

For you public transit types, take the Broad Street (Orange) line to Snyder Avenue, then head North on Broad, keeping Center City in your sights, two blocks to Mifflin, left two blocks to the corner of Hicks Street.

It is truly a corner bar, with awnings over the windows overlooking both Mifflin and Hicks Streets. The doorway was a recessed right angle on the NE corner that opened directly onto the grey, brushed steel-like Formica topped bar to the left. A Stella Euro-tap sat at the front end of the bar. The truly industrial brushed-aluminum ten-tap system sat in the middle of the bar and at the end of the bar was a cooler with some outstanding stuff, including Port Brewing, Sly Fox cans, Belgian imports and Casco Bay, plus Founders, just to name a few. The back bar was a beautiful lightly-stained wood and mirror construct. Theirs was the cheapest shot of Johnnie Walker (Blue) that I have ever encountered. Believe me, I ain't a liquor guy, but I like rye whiskey and I can appreciate a novelty. Continuing aft, past the cooler, was a set of steps leading to their back room/restaurant area. Further aft, still in the bar area, were a couple of standard restaurant tables, but with chairs upholstered with a neon lime-green, not encountered since MKE. The long, exposed brick wall along Hicks was fronted by, from fore to aft, a round table with swiveling chairs; a few standard tables with more garish chairs; and finally, several high tables and chairs. On the wall was their gorgeous wood and color chalk blackboard, listing their "On Draught" selections. A huge TV, as well as a satellite jukebox sat in the back right corner. The front of the restaurant area had a series of windows overlooking Mifflin with booths along the left wall, followed by standard tables and chairs, and finally, the kitchen. The kitchen was especially important to me, since I not only had the Greek Omelet, but their head chef splits his time here with Bridgewaters. A small world...

Beers: My visit - 2 Stoudt's; 2 Troegs; 2 Blue Point and one each of Old Rasputin, Sly Fox; River Horse; Smutty; plus the cask of Blue Point.

12-08-2009 10:02:56 | More by woodychandler
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-05-2014 19:41:12 | More by Lorianneb
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-03-2014 22:52:32 | More by soulcougher
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-28-2014 18:33:53 | More by DNICE555
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boosterrocket

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-22-2014 20:39:45 | More by boosterrocket
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-26-2014 15:21:24 | More by InspectorBob
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brnmc922

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-13-2014 02:45:56 | More by brnmc922
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

The South Philly Tap Room is a nice cozy corner bar deep in the heart of, huh, South Philly. In the middle of a residential area, not far from East Passyunk but removed from all the brouhaha.

This is truly a neighborhood tavern, cozy and inviting. Not too busy on a Friday night, quiet enough. We sat across from the bar on a low-lying table and enjoyed the view.

12 taps plus a nitro (Old Chubb) and a cask (PBC Newbold): Union Jack, Hairy Eyeball, Allagash White, Dogfish Noble Rot, Dieu du Ciel... nothing outrageous, but good enough (I had a Fernet Branca).

Brews go for $6-$8 a glass. Bottles: Abbaye des Rocs, Bruery Bois, Deschutes Conflux #1, Mikkeller Walk on Water. Pretty nice... and some good food as well- I just had a Wild Goose oyster with blood orange and ginger mignonette ($2) and a head-cheese taco ($1). This ain't your average chicken-wing joint! Lots of vegan and vegetarian options as well.

I was a little underwhelmed by the draft selection, but loved the place and the food and the atmosphere and would totally come back.

01-26-2014 04:35:09 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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JD_Lombardi

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-11-2014 20:02:35 | More by JD_Lombardi
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seanchai

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-31-2013 11:22:05 | More by seanchai
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South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, PA
95 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.