The Pub On Passyunk East
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
The wife and I stopped here before having an early dinner at Le Virtu down the road. Walking around Passyunk is fun, so many restaurants, bars and little shops… The Pub defies expectations.
It looks like one of those Philly bars where construction workers gather around to drink bottles of Budweiser, but in reality it is a dark, almost claustrophobic bar that plays Motorhead and old heavy anthems at full throttle and has a tap list that happens to be outrageously good.
The place was packed, tight and so dark. The low ceiling seems to be almost on the verge of falling over your head. The ambience reminded me of the heavy-metal I would frequent when I was a teenager.
But the beer. Oh the beer... how about Weyerbacher Insanity, Crème Brulee, Founders All Day, Nugget Nectar, Chouffe, Spring House Satan's Bake Sale, Glazen Toren Saison, Die Pedre Marcel… fifteen taps altogether.
Service was a little iffy. It took too long to get our beers, and the bartender refused to give me a half pour of Insanity and Brulee. Next visit I'll try to find some room at the bar (it was packed this time around).We didn’t have any food as we were headed to a fancy evening, but I saw some revolting-looking nachos on the table over from us.
Will definitely come back for the tap list! Also to explore the bottle list, which judging by other reviews seems to be rather excellent. Alas, our server did not offer me a bottle list...
03-19-2014 15:38:32 | More by DoubleSimcoe
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here earlier tonight for the 7th Anniversary Party. Not my first time at the POPE but it was my first time eating here, figured it is time to write up a review on it.
Every time I have come here the atmosphere has been good. It feels like you are drinking in a basement bar with tons of people from the neighborhood mixed with a bit of outsiders like myself. All of the events I have gone to here have been well run and moderately attended for some reason. Service has been pretty good on my visits. I have had to wait for some beers but for the most part it has been good. Quality is pretty high, they use correct glasses and offer solid food.
Selection has been solid on all my visits. They have all the bottles listed above the bar in chalk. You can definitely find some hidden gems on there if you look hard enough. Tap lists on my visits have been amazing, but there is usually an event going on so take that with a grain of salt. Got my first food tonight, a burger, and it was cooked perfectly and the side of fries were excellent. Prices are a little high on some of the bottles and drafts but all in all its pretty reasonable.
Overall an awesome neighborhood pub in the heart of south Philly. I have, and will return in the future.
07-12-2013 04:35:39 | More by orangesol
The Pub On Passyunk East in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.