Taps: 23 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 82 | Show All Ratings:
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
a great little place in nolibs. The ambiance is great, no tvs. This works for me tho, they always have good music playing. They have no hard menu's , just chalkboards.. I love this
im pretty sure its all draft and no bottles, the hippy in me loves this. They serve food till 1 am every day, all of their beer is local to sepa, although they usually have woodchuck (the amber, altough most people seem to agree that they should have the dark and dry) They have 2 handpumps, and always have something good on there
beers are fairly priced, I think kenzinger's are always $3
they have a really cool upstairs too, when its warm you can eat outside and its really nice up there.
The food is very reasonably priced and is some of the best for the money I have ever had. They change the menu alot , but they always have burgers which are amazing
I love northern liberties, parking is so much easier here than other parts of the city, alot of hipsters but a friendlier vibe then olde city.. and no parking meters
12-05-2008 02:20:27 | More by gdfan47
3.75/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A nice neighbourhood bar in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia that focuses on local beers. They always have a good selection of beers from the Philadelphia area and surrounding counties. The biggest problem is that if you aren't sitting at one of the bars you have to troll around the place waiting for someone to get up to get a table. Once seated however, the service is very good and the food is excellent focusing on locally grown produce. The price is very reasonable, and although there a lot of pretentious hipsters that hang out here, the music is always awesome. Also, the Foodery II is across the street!
11-26-2008 08:25:22 | More by corby112
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This pub was actually not that far from my hotel. I have not been here before so my first impression was a very comfortable UK pub atmosphere.
They do not have a large tap selection but they do feature and support local micros, so for a west coast guy this is cool.
The food is mostly seafood and burgers and salads. I had two seafood selections, the fried oysters and the mussels and sausage. Both were very tasty and high quality. The bartender told me that they brag that their burger is one of the best in Philly.
So a really cool place with a good local micro selection and great food.
09-01-2008 15:47:16 | More by VegasBill
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The atmosphere is great with both a cozy dark wood bar area and a very nice rooftop outdoor eating area.
The food and fantastic and a good deal. The grilled octopus app. is the best version of octopus I've ever had. We also have tried the scallops, the fried oysters, and soft-shell crabs and all were first rate. They had other tasty sounding dishes like lamb sandwich. I think they are in the same league as Monks when it comes to quality, off-the severly beaten path food among the better beer bars in Philly or elsewhere.
The beer selection is American-craft focussed and mostly local, which I think is great given all the more hip and trendy Belgian bistroish places cropping up with largely redundant beer lists.
06-16-2008 19:59:01 | More by Tbone
3.86/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A friend living in Philly suggested we check this place out while I was in town on a business trip. I'd seen the good reports on BA so I was sold.
They have a nice corner location with an inviting exterior. I found the atmosphere very relaxing and comfortable. It's well worn, simple and all about the beer.
The beer selection is very local. It all comes from PA & NJ in an 80 mile radius. That sounds a bit limiting but they do a good job with it by including a wide variety of styles. They even have two on cask. I had the cask Victory Hop Devil.
We didn't eat but the food menu was very interesting. It included basics like rib eye and burgers and some more unusual dishes as well.
I enjoyed the visit and would definitely recommend this place.
05-28-2008 11:24:41 | More by GJ40
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
best pub in town. the food is great, with a healthy selection of seasonal dishes as well. i love getting the venison steak in the fall with sweet mashed potatoes. they also had antelope steak this past january when i stopped in with a friend for dinner and some drinks. the beer is always local or regional (minus the random bottle of pbr and bud), and you can usually find an open table upstairs on a weekend night. always packed thursday through sunday, so expect to wait if you go for dinner on the weekends.
05-28-2008 00:48:15 | More by fishtownhxc
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
There's a tap sticking out of the antique refrigerator. Did you read that? A tap in the antique fridge!! I mean come on. If that doesn't define a bar right there, what the hell else would? Okay. Beyond that the place is nice and almost old world, but with a feeling like it is still living in the present. Quality of brews seems on the level. Service is good. All the people seem to be just right for the spot. Selection is good. Seems to focus a lot on regional and local brews, so that's a plus. It is their thing. They don't really want to worry about much else besides that and I respect it and dig it. I didn't try the food, but I would at future visits for sure. And seeing how I always hit up The Foodery for beer runs and this place is next door, it makes it easy.
05-26-2008 17:00:06 | More by RblWthACoz
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is one of my favorite spots to come to in philly, and it doesn't hurt that i live 10 minutes away. I'd say it has one of the best atmospheres in philly. it isn't cramped and the lighting is dim. Upstairs there are a few more rooms and also an outside deck. The downstairs bar is small but if you can get a seat there its really nice. Parking in Northern Liberties can be a bit of a pain but you'll eventually find a spot.
The thing about this place is they are becoming known more as a "gastropub", a term that just doesn't do it for me. They really deliver on the quality of their food though and their beer selection is always great. Last night I had a few Sunshine Pils along with the Mako Shark Skewers, which were fantastic. Then I finished up with 2 pints of Sly Fox ESB from the firkin and a Hangar Steak. My fiance went with the Lamb Shank and cask hop wallop. They always feature a nice
local tap selection too..last night they also had hopdevil on cask, pbc walt wit, riverhorse hop hazard, reading lager, sly fox dry stout, sly fox phoenix pale ale and more.
Standard Tap is really a must visit not only for the taps but the delicious food. You will get hooked on this place fast.
04-27-2008 15:04:25 | More by countmeoutt
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I really love this place, probably my favorite spot in Philly. The selection is pretty solid, two cask selections usually and in my opinion the best burger in Philadelphia. The people are chill and into beer. The jukebox is good too.
I love the layout. It's quite spacious, not cramped at all like an NYC type bar. You really can move around. The atmosphere is very classic, lots of dark wood. When I'm drinking good beer, I love a classic atmosphere.
There is a dart board, though it'd be pretty awesome if they had a pool table. Overall, not necessary though. The food is definitely reason for coming, it's excellent, the Beer is worth staying for.
The Northern Liberties area is pretty chilled out, and there are some other good spots in the area as well.
03-30-2008 00:42:17 | More by rgb2807
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Ahhh! The Tap. I should have reviewed this place long ago. I used to spend many Sunday afternoons enjoying cold beer and great fare there. But in all fairness I hadn't been there in almost a year so it wouldn't have been a real review, just fond memories. That being said, I finished out Philly Beer Week by visiting an old haunt. I started out with a Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator with an order of squid. The best squid in Philly in my opinion. After another Stoudt's I enjoyed a Standard Burger. The burgers are always a good choice, but they have some real standouts on their menu. The Mussels and Sausage is awesome as well as the Hanger Steak & Fries. Check out the Tap, you won't be disappointed.
03-19-2008 20:04:19 | More by mfhlucky13
Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.