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Reviews by nickd717:
4.13/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here while I was in Philly for my bachelor party. Don’t get me wrong, the selection is pretty bomb, but I’m really not a big fan of the layout of the place. The decor is fine, what you’d expect for a Belgian-themed beer bar, but the setup is awkward. It gets crowded and there’s not enough good standing room or places to sit if you’re not ordering food. The place is long and narrow, and don’t miss the second bar in the back. Now, the beer selection is excellent. Not mind-blowing, but very, very solid. Great vintage Belgian list that’s not TOO expensive. I got an ’05 Lou Pepe Framboise for $45, which was a bit of a splurge. They had Pliny the Elder, not that I cared coming from California, as well as a solid selection of US beers, as well as a great international list. Food was very solid. We had the moules frites. Prices are about what you’d expect. Overall, a great place, but could be REALLY great if they improved the layout.
04-22-2011 21:58:27 | More by nickd717
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