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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Dock Street Brewery & RestaurantDock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 60
Beer Ratings: 633
Beer Avg: 3.72

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

701 S 50th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143-1658
United States
phone: (215) 726-2337

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(Place added by: Jason on 03-14-2007)
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cracker

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $

I haven't reviewed in some time but felt this place rightfully deserved a few choice words. I have heard about the 'new' Dock Street for several months and finally decided to check it out after an evening at the Art Museum.

The area has improved markedly since I was a med student in the late 90's at Penn. I rarely went past 45st back then but now things are safer probably up to the low 50's. Amazing....

Our party of three arrived around 9:30 on a Friday night and the place was absolutely packed with a least 10 people waiting for tables. As already described, the place is a converted fire station that has maintained the concrete floors and high ceiling. A nice touch IMO. The customers are a mix of students (from Penn/Drexel given the close proximity) and a decent amount of older folks, a category I'm slowly approaching. It was loud but I don't think too bad (TND in Wayne is much louder). Our wait was only about 20 mins.

Service was fantastic despite the packed tables and bar. All three of us ordered individual pizzas which did take a while to come and were a bit burnt at the crust. However, we all agreed they were very tasty and scrumptous. Beers that we tried included the Rye IPA with a lingering bitterness on the tongue, Winter Warmer with a hint of ginger (not to my taste but well done nevertheless), Gold Stock (a definite killer session pale ale), and the malty smooth Imperial Oatmeal Stoute (wow is all I can say!). I was impressed with the quality of the brews...nothing was off or something I wouldn't drink again.

I will definitely hit this place again and remember to bring my growler ($12 for a fill). I think this place will do very well and is located in a patch of space that has no competition.

01-12-2008 18:27:38 | More by cracker
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-27-2014 03:50:06 | More by drtth
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2014 23:50:50 | More by Sellen
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-12-2014 02:12:36 | More by DrunkinYogi
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-26-2014 15:38:11 | More by InspectorBob
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

1.98/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 1.75 | $$$

Atmosphere- People packed in like cattle and hipsters abound. I am actually kinda cool with being packed in, I have eaten at some great Korean and Vietnamese places which have the ambiance of slaughterhouses, they made up for it the food, this place didn't.

Food- I cook better pizza at home in my oven, not a joke or an exaggeration. If I can do good in my shitty low rent housing oven, then these guys should be able to do great in their pizza oven. The sad truth is that they don't and apparently can't.

Beer - I have tasted numerous home brews that were better than the thin and watery substances being passed of as beer at this place. When you make your claim off of beer and call yourself a brewery, you should at least have decent beer. This stuff might have come out of a giant Mr. Beer in back, it was no joke that bad.

Overall- Philly is the best place for beer lovers on the East Coast, period! That being said there are so many places in Philly that do an amazing job, why would you waste time at this place? If it was just a hipster haven I could overlook that (like Local 44), if it just had poor food and kick-ass beer I would forgive it that, If it had poor beer at a cheap price and kick-ass food I would down delicious pizza with cheap IPA. Unfortunately, Dock Street has none of the redeeming qualities and all of the negatives.

02-15-2014 21:16:04 | More by razorsdescent
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-14-2014 02:54:58 | More by hoppymcgee
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-27-2013 05:00:23 | More by tobelerone
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-28-2013 16:33:14 | More by qcbrewer
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Necropsy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-08-2013 02:33:13 | More by Necropsy
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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.