Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by ckeegan04:
4.47/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Dropped in on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Bars were both crowded but there were empty table scattered about. Only problem is you cant sit at one of the tables unless you are ordering a full meal, which we were not. We were able to grab a corner of the bar that was a little cozy for the four of us, but it got the job done. Only a few beers on tap at the front bar, but they were some interesting ones including RR PUblication, Port Wipeout IPA, Duvel Green and a couple of others. The "Beer Bible" was sitting on the bar which had their bottle list...wow. Easily the best bootle list I have seen (including the Brickskeller in DC, and Monks actually had all their listing available). Huge selection of Belgians and alot of American micros. Some of the highlights I remember were Lost Abbey (Veritas, Isabelle), Russian River (Consecration, Temptation, Beatification), Cantillon, Stone, all the trappists except Westy, Dupont, Fantome and many more. Prices were steep but very reasonable given rarity of the brews. I had the Publication on tap and then a bottle of Beatification. We also ordered the pommes frites which were excellent and the other food I saw flaoting around looked great. Service was slow but friendly given the large crowd at the bar and only one lady working the bar. Very dark setting which I always enjoy. Felt very welcoming.
Overall I really thought this palce was great. Might not be the best bar if you are not really into beer because the prices were a little steep, but I would make a trip to Philly just to go back.
10-27-2009 17:23:11 | More by ckeegan04
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