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Ludwig's Garten

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94
outstanding

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.93%
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1315 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
United States
phone: (215) 985-1525
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Photo of MarcGetty
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

**WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO LUDWIG'S?!?!?!****

Most of the service staff are new and not that good and they are CONSTANTLY out of beers! Two weeks ago there was not a single Weissbier on tap! A Bavarian bar/restorant with no Weissbier is a crime! Last night we played a game trying to determine if they actually had anything we ordered.

Bring back the Ludwig's of old that actually had beer (and pretzels at the table if you want to be nostalgic).

I'm leaving my high ratings for now but if I don't see a change for the better soon...



Ludwig's is the best bar/restaurant that I have ever been to. I love the beer, the Bavarian motif atmosphere, the beer, the great food, and the beer!

I've been going to Ludwig's since the summer of 2001 and have blown ~1/2 of my net income there ever since. The quality of everything is top notch yet still so down to earth.

The first time I ever had my favorite beer (Paulaner Hefeweizen) was at Ludwig's, today I have a 50l keg of it at home!

The only drawback of Ludwig's is the price. You can easily blow ~$50 to ~$100/person on food and beer. Last week after describing Ludwig's I said that I always leave "happy, drunk, full, and broke".

Photo of rmag6236
4.95/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Like many of the reviewers I've been a fan of Ludwig's for years. The atmosphere, service, and beer selection is unique in a city that prides itself on beer bars. The Bartenders are knowledgable, and freely offer suggestions to novices and beer-o-philes alike...I've even seen them smile and answer the question "what do you have that tastes like Corona?" [insert your own snide answer here]!

The food is decidedly German. The menu offers some typical German fare (wurst platte and the like) and some unique experiences like the schweinshaxe, fired tableside and served with homemade Bavarian sides. It's worth a trip all by itself. The beer menu is extensive and offers the best range of Bavarian beers in the city, truly something for everyone all the time.


I've been to their Octoberfest three years running, and it's grown into one of the best street parties in Philly. Great beer, great food, fun music and the most eclectic mix of people. Do yourself a favor and mark the date for next year, you won't be sorry! The only downside to a visit to Ludwig's is it seems to spoil my pub crawling - once you're in, it's hard to leave. I tend to get spoiled, sampling new brews or enjoying old favorites; maybe the best answer is to make Ludwig's the last stop :)

Photo of psugrad98
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

A traditional bier garten with a twist. Located just blocks from the Famous John Wanamaker organ and gold eagle, this restaurant features an old world southern German facade with a small sign advertising its presence.

Inside is warm and dark with rich wood accents and plants hanging everywhere.

Your server greets you with a "Guten Abend" and offers you the current beer selection. 25 different beers on tap, rotating for a total of 50. Beer selection is also complimented by a hefty selection of fine bottled beers. Beer selection is primarily German, but also offers most other countries such as Belgium, Austria, England, and USA.

Food selection is moderatly to high priced, with a slightly smaller menu than I'd like to have seen. Appetizer of Kartoffelpuffe of Potatoe Pancakes was tasty with salt and sour cream.

Huge portions greet you when your plate arrives. My Jaegerschnitzel was awesome, lightly breaded and fried with a semi sweet gravy on it. Side dishes Spaetzle and red cabbage was also very good.

If you are in the mood for good german beer, food, with the charm of the Heart of Philly, I highly reccoment this establishment.

Photo of RollingRock
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best, if not the best bar in Philadelphia. Plus the food is excellent. Amazing sauerkraut!!! Has the best selection of beer I've seen. A lot of Germans and a lot of Belgians. Plus selections from numerous countries. The beer menu is divided into countries. A lot of rare and unusual beers and beer styles. The only place that I know of where you can get The Optimator. Excellent beer. The waitresses and bartenders are very knowledgeable. Very clean and very nice. The beer comes in very generous size portions. They have an excellent nighttime special during the week and that $3 draft beers! An excellent price for excellent beer.

Photo of ECdOc
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Ok I checked out Ludwigs Garten on a Monday night, there wasnt very many people in there so what better time to check out their beer selection without fighting off a stream of generic beer drinkers and the such. The bartender was knowledgable in the different styles of beer they carried and the beer menu was extensive. The only thing about the beer menu is that the ABV #'s just didnt seem correct, even when matched up with some of the bottles ordered. They carry a great selection of drafts in abundance, im not even sure of the # of drafts but it is up there with Monks. They seemed to have two bars but I only needed to use the one, so that will come at a later date. The atmosphere was great, with the moody lighting and old wood interior along with the Belgian beer girl (dressed up like St. Pauli girl style as mentioned in another review) serving tables. There is a lot of things to look at behind the bar and they use the correct glasses for the beers you order. I will def. be back to this place. Service got a "5" because it wasnt very crowded and we received utmost attention, I dunno how it is on a peak night and didnt try the food.

Photo of pubscout
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

One brutally hot morning last summer, my buddy and I ducked into this famous landmark known for its German beer, food and flair.

We commandeered two stools at the empty, cool, inviting bar and got to know Mary Ellen, the bartendress who, in the midst of prepping for their 11:30 opening, found time to demonstrate why the person behind the counter makes or breaks your place and the customer’s beer experience.

Mary Ellen ( I never asked her last name because I felt I knew her forever) is like the student in class you wish they ALL were like. In bartending, that means knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, down to earth and efficient.

Beer selection was fabulous, and Mary Ellen knew her stuff. If all the waitstaff is like that, it's just another reason for beer nuts to pop in.

We sampled six apiece, and the last two were in huge mugs proffered by a darkly beautiful, dirndl-wearing Romanian “Fraulein” named Monica. (No. Not that Monica.)

I'd go back to Ludwig's in a Philly minute.

Photo of jmc44
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Ludwigs has quickly become one of my favorite places to grab a brew (outside of Eulogy). It has an impressive array of beers on tap, which are changed regularly and very fresh. More impressive array of bottled beers. Bartender is Irish and very knowledgable of beer styles and brands.

Food is good, although it cannot compare to true German cuisine, it is among the best I have had in America.

The bar is relatively lively, but not outrageous. It is a nice place to sit back and have a Salvator frisch vom Fass.

Photo of saltydog
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Wonderful German bar. Good food and probably the largest selection of German beers I have seen in any one place. Great atmosphere as well. And as it's only a short walk to Monk's you can cover two great beer producing countries in one evening. How can you beat that?

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Many believe civilization itself would not have developed if not for the discovery of beer. Few countries take beer more seriously than Germany, so when a chance arrives to attend a nice German Pub or Brew Pub I try to find my way there. 40% or nearly 1,200 of the world's breweries are located in unified Germany. In particular the southern German state Bavaria is noted for it's commitment to beer. Nearly 800 of these are located in the southern state of Bavaria. No other nation, not even Germany's other states combined, can rival Bavaria in this respect.

With that being said Ludwig's, stocks the most comprehensive selection of imported and domestic German style microbrews than anywhere in the city of Philadelphia!

Last but not least...Prost!

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ludwig’s is a fantastic place to get Bavarian cuisine and authentic brew.

The atmosphere is nice with a separate dining room and tavern. The tavern has a few booths, some wooden tables and the bar with all of their beautiful German tap handles to stare at and drool. The selection is really top notch. The dining area is nice with partitioned cozy booths that are adorned with hop vines. There is also a bunch of Bavarian pictures and beer steins on the walls. The only down side is that there’s another bar in the dining area! Great for drinking, terrible for eating. It’s hard to enjoy an expensive/delicious meal when some jack ass is cheering at a television. That’s the only real downside to this place.

The food here is awesome. Great Bavarian food reminiscent of my time spent in Bavaria. It’s hard to get the intangible bit of quality down, but they’ve managed to do it. Well done. Then there’s the magnificent beer selection. Their Franziskaner is always fresh. I mean really fresh. Freshest I’ve ever had it this side of the Atlantic. Geeze. I think I might stop there after work today to get a half liter just thinking about it. They also have a hard cover beer menu incase you weren’t in the mood for Deutsch Brau. There, they have a ton of Belgians, British and a bunch of other countries to offer in bottles. They’ve really surpassed my expectations for fresh kegs and bottled selections.

The service consists of young women wearing traditional Bavarian outfits. You really can’t ask for much more than that. A good deal of them actually have German accents. Tragically, when speaking with one of them, she revealed to me that she was from northern Germany. Gasp! That totally ruined the experience for me. (not really) They do a spectacular job of knowing the selection and coming around regularly. Top notch!

I can’t seem to get here enough. The over all quality of this place is fantastic, but their prices keep me from eating here more regularly. When I do have the disposable cash, I look forward to coming back.

Photo of rdrummer
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Ludwig's is the kind of place that keeps feeling better and better, the more you visit. My first time there I thought it was good. I raise my opinion each time that I visit. It is also a completely different experience depending on the time of day and day of week. Weekend days are very laid back, sleepy kind of days when the big bar is closed, and the homey little bar is slow. It is a great time to talk beer with the bartender and/or server. The food is quicker to come out also.

During the week, the big bar is open as well as the little bar, and the place is jumping. There is more of German-style celebration in the air.

That said, the quality of the beer never fails. They take exceptional time to pour a beer the way that it should be poured, especially the Aventinus, which in my opinion is one of the best draught beers in the world. They have an amazing selection of mostly German beers. At any time, there may be six or seven Hefes on tap as well as two or three Dunkelweizens. There are always some Double bocks as well. There is always Chimay on tap as well, and lately, La Chouffe has made an appearance. The bottle list is extensive, but the availability is hit or miss.

The food is excellent German food. The key word here is German. Some people don't especially care for German food. If that is the case, don't plan to eat here. This is very good German food, however, and even my non-German friends have found dishes that they love. In particular, there are a few varieties of mussels that are sort of Mexican in spiciness. The sausage and weiner snitzel is great as is the kraut. The favorite among most of my friends, though, is the Stroganoffstrudel. It is outstanding. Of course, the sauerbraten and various spatzel dishes are great, also.

If you are in Philly, don't miss Ludwig's.

Photo of ChimayMayDay
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I love this place, and I always feel comfortable in either the restaurant or bar side. Like everyone else, I like the hanging plants and the dark wood and the swords hanging on the walls. I am not a fan of the Bavarian outfits, however. They don't do much for me. I usually sit at the bar on the restaurant side and zone out a little bit with a glass of Hefe or Aventinus in front of me. Those beers make me want to nap in a cloud, so the restaurant's soft and fairly quiet atmosphere adds to that desire. It's usually not a crowded place when I go there. They sometimes have a band in the restaurant, and that's one thing I detest. It doesn't fit to have a blues or jazz band playing much too loudly in that place. Ludwig's is my library of German beers, so ssshhh.

The beer is almost always perfect, and the bartenders know what they are doing and usually show an enthusiasm about the beer. The service is usually prompt and friendly, whether you are ordering food from the waitresses or sitting at the bar.

I thought the selection on tap was always exceptional, but they can do with a bit more rotating. When I'm there, I usually see two or three German pilsners, three or sometimes four Hefes, one or two Dunkel Weizens, Aventinus of course, Warsteiner Dunkel, and Victory Mad King. A couple of Belgians are also available. The beer menu looks wonderful; however, there is no guarantee that they will have everything in stock. I've wanted to try the Sinebrychoff Porter every time I've gone there, but they never have it. Why is it on the menu then? That's my one real complaint.

I never had German food before going here. I went to this place for the first time in early 2003 with my girlfriend after walking around the city looking for a place to eat. We were walking on Sansom and she informed me of the existence of Ludwig's. I had never heard of it before, but I sat down and tried the Stroganoff Strudel. I was hooked. Since then, I've had the Jaegerschnitzel, Pork Spatzle, and Ungarische Wurst and Bratwurst platters. All are excellent.

To conclude, I'm going to Ludwig's tonight. It's Friday; I am done work for the week, and I ain't got s**t to do.

Photo of Bierman9
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Thank you, WilliamPhilaPa! Visited here last week with Bill and old bier-pal Artied2. Being a lover of German cuisine, bier and culture, I felt right at home hier. Very attractive old bar, with many accoutrements from the Old Country.... Superb!! A great selection of Biers! We had a Franziskaner DunkelWeizen, Spaten Oktoberfest and Schneider Aventinus! 'Nuf said! Throw in the $6.95 all-you-can-eat German lunch buffet (which was quite tasty and filling) and, well... A big-time Prosit to Ludwig's!!

overall: 4.6
atmosphere: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

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Photo of slander
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Just the pre-Firkinteenth tune up that I needed...
A short walk from Monks and an even shorter walk from NoddingHeads, we had a few hours to kill yet and Phil was badly jonesin' for German beers. Ludwigs, unassuming, bar room side to the right, still closed this early in the day, restaurant side to the left, a-bustlin' with activity, yes. It's a good sized room, with a rectangular bar with seating for about a dozen and a half in the middle of the room, plus 6 booths adjacent to the bar running the length of one wall and about that many tables here and there as well. There are large windows to the front of the bar but they don't seem to bring too much light in to the room. The booths are heavily lined above with a thick tangle of hop plants. Commenting on having spotted them, Spesh said he'd eat one for $20. "A whole plant or just one hop?", I asked. "Just one hop" (He them dropped his asking price to $5 which I said I'd pay but the moment was gone).
2 taps were off but they regularly have 25 taps pouring mostly Germans, with a few Belgians (Leffe Brown and Blonde, Stella, Lindemans Framboise) thrown in for laughs, and Guinness, too.
Still, you see a dozen and a half good German beers on tap where? Um? Nowhere. Engel Gold & Octo, Paulaner Hefe & Salvator, Franziskaner Weiss & Dunkel, Warsteiner Hefe & Dunkel, Spaten Octo & Optimator, Leikeim Light, Lager, Schwartz, Weiss & Winter, Dinkel Acker Pils, Avinawesomephuckintinus, and oh yeah, Samiclaus, not looking the least out of place here. You know, when you see Samiclaus on tap somewhere, it's like a crazy extreme tap selection. Fits in damn nice here.
A very good collection of bottled beers to be found here as well. Schneider, Paulaner, Eggenberg Bathbeer, Urbock 23, Oberdorfer, Krombacher, Hofbrauhaus, Konig Ludwig, Aecht Schlenkerla and on and on.
Many hours later, when the Firkinteenth fires had long since been extinguished, Phil and I returned (because Phil just had to have more German beer) and this time we got to hang in the bar room side of the place. A considerably smaller room, but very comfortable. It's got a tight L shaped bar and a bunch of tables, nicely done up with checkerboard tableclothes and bear, moose, boar and deer heads on the walls. The shelves behind the bar are lined with all sorts of bavarian pieces. A cuckoo clock with pine cones, monk figurines, oddly shaped lights, German flags, a mini barrel deliever wagon, unusually shaped pitchers, flasks, bottles and other vessels, plaques and shields with coats of arms, beer steins and so much more.
Best damn German bar I've been to.

Photo of Dennycurr
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

It's ALL ABOUT THE BEER!!
Simply the best bar in the city of Philadelphia for GOOD beer.
Seemingly dozens of German and Belgian beers on tap and even more in bottles.
Is somewhat small but they do have an upstairs for banquets or...if the crowd is too big.
I've been there many times to drink and a few times for dinner. Some of the times I've been there after a big event...(for instance, the night after an Army/Navy game) they will be understocked.
The bartenders ARE knowledgable...in fact, they are required to take a course on good beer before they start.
Do NOT go in there and ask for a Coors or a Bud....you will look like an idiot and is taken as an insult by the establishment.
One more thing I LOVE about this place is....heh, heh,....all the waitresses are dressed like "Heidi"... (-:

Photo of jrancan
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Update to the two prior reviews. Ludwig's has added another bar to the dining room on the left. In addition to the 20-30 German beers on tap, they now have Lindeman's, Leffe, Stella, and Hoegaarden. The bottle selection seems to have been updated as well. If you are looking for hard to find German brews, this is definately the place to go. Anyplace that has Aventinus on tap AND in the bottle is alright with me!

Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Hmmm. What to say about ol' Ludwig's Garten? I have been wanting to go to this place for I cannot tell you how long. Myself and Mrs. goindownsouth took in a late lunch there and the following is our "official" report.

Ludwig's Garten is situated in a relatively busy section of center city Philadelphia. The decor on the inside is deep, rich and very wooden. The eyes immediately go to the stuffed animal heads and German knicknacks on the walls.

The menu here is all German, all the time. I took part in the onion tarte for an appetizer, and it was fantastic with an Ayinger Alt Dunkel. My main entree was the Stelze, or pork hocks, which were flambe'd table side in German brandy. Fantastic eating. The warm apple strudel with carmel and chocolate sauces was a fantastic finisher, and I was ready to be wheeled out of town. Literally.

The Bier menu here is fantastic. In all, I tried 4 new brews, and was not disappointed on any of them, including Victory's Mad King Weisse, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Ayinger Altbier Dunkel and Augustiner Brau Maximator. Service was a bit on the slow side, but she was pleasant and, in her defense, it looked as if she was the only waitress working at the time.

Overall, this place is a keeper, in my humble opinion. Regardless that Ludwig's is about an hour away from me, I can see going there once a month or so, without a doubt. Well worth checking out.

Zum wohl!

Photo of BillyB
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The best German beer bar I've been to. If you're looking for German beer and nothing but German beer I highly recommend Ludwigs. They have a nice atmosphere with a friendly (a good number of them actually German)staff that dress in traditional Bavarian outfits.
The tap selection was excellent and the bottle selection was even better. Besides Germans they had some hard to find American micros as well like Dogfish Head.
I didn't try the food but I did notice it was a bit pricey. The beers were reasonably priced though.

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

OK so we stopped here on a late Saturday night at about 1:30AM and it was dead. The atmosphere looked nice, decidedly German with some nice decorations and a girl dressed up in a St. Paul Girl like uniform....ouch! The quality of the beer sampled (Saison Dupont) was good, but at $7 for a 12oz glass it was damn pricey as well! The service was fast and friendly though. The selection of German tap beers was awesome, but we opted for the Saison Dupont which was fresh and tasty. The food looked and sounded good, but i'm off of meat again, and for people like me there are not too many options. Anyway, the beer selection seemed pretty awesome, although very themed and German and the service was good as well. I'd like to come here when it is absoluteley jumpin'

Photo of ChrisBowers
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place is GREAT. We have far too few German specialty beer bars in the US, IMO. Its not far from Monks, and is a very nice alternative to the elbow to elbow situation there with the grumpy service (even though I still like Monks). They have about 20-25 beers on tap, mostly germans with a few Belgians and other Euros thrown in there. Definitely seek out the Salvator or Optimator (or both). They have another 200 or so in bottles. Prices are pretty good for most things and all beer is served in the proper glassware. The bartender was a friendly German girl who knew her beer and poured a good glass. There are two large bar areas, so it helps to spread the crowds out. The clientelle is also very friendly. My buddy and I had an hour long beer conversation with a guy we never met. I didn't try the food, but it looked pretty good.

This is a definite must when coming to Philly.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

If you like all things German, this is a must see location. Points must be deducted from the atmosphere because the servers wear traditional Bavarian clothing. My friends from Germany wouldn't be able to handle this. But all in all it has a great atmosphere. The quality of everything is very high. Service is just right. Not overbearing, but very prompt and helpful. They know what's kicked and what's hasn't and suggest good alternatives. The selection is really good. A 5 just for German selection. But a 4.5 overall may be more appropriate. Tough call there. The food is very authentic and very good. But you can only rate German food so high.

Photo of dmarch
4.44/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Let's see. How would I describe the atmosphere here. How about...German? This place is very, very German. Same goes for the beer selection. Plenty of lagers, weizens, and my style of choice here, rauchbiers. They also had Mad King from Victory on tap which of course is a german style wheat beer. If you don't like German beers, they have a few others that might please you, but if you come here, it's to drink German. Have not tried the food yet, although it looks quite good. I will update my review after I get a taste.

Photo of frank4sail
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is the place to go in Phila for lunch. Its marks suffer because I had a so... so... dinner there that was $$$$. So go enjoy and have a great lunch. The beer selection rocks. It is heaven for your mouth if you are into German beers. Prices are not bad for beer.. but be careful on the dinner specials. Overall above average with a rockin' german beer selection.

Photo of nomad
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aye, yes, their Oktoberfest was great. Nice to see everyone reveling and creating an all-around mess. Love the interior of this bar: the faux-authentic portraits of royalty, the plants hanging from the ceiling, the numerous closed in booths, the bar you can walk a full circle around, the plasma screen with a thick "period" frame around it. Nice people working the place, too. Wish the Belgian choices on tap were better (Interbrew and Lindeman's, boo...), though their bottle list is wide and impressive, including Anchor, S. Smith, EKU, DFH, and other very well known beers. Tap list is of Warsteiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner, Ayinger, and so on and so on. Their selection of German beer, bottle or draught, is truly impressive - focused and flavorful. A real delight of a place, I think it might become my choice neighborhood bar.

EDIT: Whoo, the food is really good! I'm a snotty foodie, eating organics and gourmet whatnot, and this place was impressive. Not cheap sausages and fried bits.

Photo of PopeDX
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ludwig's is what every German bar should be. A load of taps from all sorts of German breweries. Also a few non-German imports (i.e. Hoegaarden, Framboise, Guinness). Good bottle selection, too. They could have used a few American German-style micros, which would be fresher and cheaper.
The service was excellent, the bartender really seemed to know her beer. The food was really good too. We had the mussels, which were tasty, and the potato salad, which may be the best potato salad I've ever had. Very German, with bacon and pickles added. The décor was also very nice.

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Ludwig's Garten in Philadelphia, PA
94 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.