The Pub On Passyunk East
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Soonami:
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here one night after getting some Mexican food at Cantina Los Caballitos. The decor is dark and moody, that allows for a patron to disappear into a shadowy corner if they don't want to be disturbed on one of those days. The real star is the great tap bottle list that they have here: there is a good variety of styles from brewers making beer throughout the country and world. For my personal tastes, I liked that they had a couple bigger beers and especially some hoppy, less available beers like Avery Maharaja.
The bartender was very nice and patient offering suggestions to my companion and describing to her the beers that would be a good fit for her palate.
I did not have food, but friends say the burgers are food and they make good fried bar food.
06-28-2010 22:34:44 | More by Soonami
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
The Pub On Passyunk East in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.