Taps: 23 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 82 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by PopeDX:
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
The Standard Tap makes a logical cornerstone to any good Northern Liberties pubcrawl. There's about 10 beers on tap and 2 on cask, with no bottles. All the beers are local (Yards, Victory, Stoudt's, Sly Fox, DFH, Flying Fish, Tröegs, Heavyweight, Weyerbacher, River Horse, Lancaster...and I'm probably missing one or two), and all are rotated frequently and are very fresh. My only complaint is that they tend to be the more vanilla offerings from the local breweries...lagers, brown ales, etc. Last time I was there, however, they had Mad Elf and Hop Wallop, so maybe they're starting to have some more "exciting" beers as well. The service at times is a bit, well...slow, and isn't always the friendliest, but they know their stuff. The atmosphere is always nice, though I've heard horror stories of tablestalkers during Sunday brunch from multiple sources. It's right near Center City, a 5 minute drive, a 20 minute walk or a short El (blue subway line that goes up and down Market Street) ride, and the best thing...free parking! And there's at least 3 other good beer bars nearby.
Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Sooo good. If you eat meat and don't try the lamb sandwich you'll hate yourself forever. It's a very eclectic menu (er...chalkboard), but everything is very tasty at reasonable prices. And save room for dessert!
12-29-2004 04:33:51 | More by PopeDX
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in here for the first time last week while we were in the area. I have always heard how great this place is, time to see if that is accurate.
Nice sized space with a good amount of seating area. Atmosphere is all over the place. From older people to beer geeks to hardcore hipsters. The smallish bar on the left has the drafts and menu listed above it. Service was pretty good as well. Our server seemed to know her stuff and she came to check on us a few times during our short visit. Selection was great. All but two of the drafts from PA. I got a Dock Street Berliner and it was decent. Only had time to get one beer but I saw a few others I would have liked to try. On a recent visit I stayed long enough to get some food, went with the Standard Burger which was really good and the fries were just as good.
Overall a place that I am sure I will stop at many times in the future.
07-03-2012 00:18:18 | More by orangesol
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on day one of a 4 day northeastern pub crawl in June 2011. Really like the Colonial look of this place - not sure what it was like in previous live's but it's easy to imagine the founding father's dropping in for a pint. The focus of our trip was local beers and this was the best we found (out of NYC, Boston, Philly, & Baltimore) in meeting our goals.
Place was pretty packed on a Saturday night and we got seated in a smallish room upstairs shared with a dozen guys getting warmed up for a bachelor party. They were somewhat annoying (mostly BMC types) but finally left after a round of bro-hugs the likes of which I've never witnessed before (sure, City of Brotherly Love..., but every guy's gotta hug every other guy? - total of 132 hugs...). After that the service and atmosphere improved markedly. Philly is a great beer city and Standard Tap really showcases the great local offerings. Food was also quite good.
07-30-2011 16:15:07 | More by coldriver
Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.