Taps: 23 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 82 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by coldriver:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on day one of a 4 day northeastern pub crawl in June 2011. Really like the Colonial look of this place - not sure what it was like in previous live's but it's easy to imagine the founding father's dropping in for a pint. The focus of our trip was local beers and this was the best we found (out of NYC, Boston, Philly, & Baltimore) in meeting our goals.
Place was pretty packed on a Saturday night and we got seated in a smallish room upstairs shared with a dozen guys getting warmed up for a bachelor party. They were somewhat annoying (mostly BMC types) but finally left after a round of bro-hugs the likes of which I've never witnessed before (sure, City of Brotherly Love..., but every guy's gotta hug every other guy? - total of 132 hugs...). After that the service and atmosphere improved markedly. Philly is a great beer city and Standard Tap really showcases the great local offerings. Food was also quite good.
07-30-2011 16:15:07 | More by coldriver
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
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
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
It's been way to long since I've been to the Standard. This was a 3rd stop on a recent mini bar crawl.
Right across the street from The Foodery, Standard tap is the real deal when it comes to local beer. I've been to many local bars and this standard runs the standard on PA beer. 1st floor is the standard wooden bar with a nice chalkboard full of good eats and drinks, wine, liquor and 15 or so standard taps. I had some Yards IPA on Cask, it was quite good. Two handpumps by the way and the bartender knows how to pull a pint.
I like the look here, it reminds me of many city bars with the ceiling structure and the walls give off a General Lafayette kinda vibe, homey, rustic, paintings on the wall, you know all those old standards. Their is also an upstairs bar with the same selection and quite a bit more seating, similar to the downstairs. I believe there is also a small deck.
I knew I liked this place when I realized the workers/bartenders were actually seemingly having a good time doing their job. I've been to many a bar in the area with some dull service staff "here's your beer" gloomy outlook on life type of people. Standards people were upbeat without being wild.
This place has a great selection of eats. The fries are killer, well cooked and really fill you up after a small crawl. Large portions. My boy had an oyster po boy, he loved it.
I really like this place and will be coming back, hopefully during beer week.
05-15-2011 11:58:09 | More by BARFLYB
Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.