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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Dock Street Brewery & RestaurantDock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Based on:
51 Beers
613 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 39
Visits: 65
Avg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Reviews: 39 | Visits: 65
Reviews by tobelerone:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 5

A pizza oven in a brewery is the best idea ever. They only have five beers on tap but it is a micro as it gets. Take the Route 34 trolley from Center City and it will put you right there. One of my favorite spots in Philly.

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Photo of dljames10
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

We have been many times over the past several years and made a stop today to get some pizza - because they're pizza may be more reason to visit than the beer - very delicious.

Vibe is great, with a nice location on tree filled Baltimore Ave near an open triangle along the street which makes for great outside seating. Inside is open with high ceilings and long bar perpendicular to the entrance.

Quality of the food and beer are very good. Beer selection is usually about 6 taps with a cask ale. Food selection is sandwiches, salads and pizzas. The pizza is probably our favorite in the city, nice thin flat crust with good sauce and cheese. We crave it.

Service seems to be good across the team, nothing to note or complain about.

Selection of taps is somewhat limited compared to some other brewpubs, which may limit variety.

Food is quality, but I'm basing this on our craving of their pizza. It is exceptional, starting with the crust which is thin and crisp on the bottom, sauce is flavorful and the cheese is plentiful.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jams1220
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of patm185
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Great beer and pizza joint

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Photo of ohyeahitsmuff
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of Shandycan
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Think I hit it at an off time, early afternoon on a Friday. Place was empty and pretty quiet, until the barkeep put on some tunes. Pizza was phenomenal. Surrounding areas are a bit sketchy, but not too terrible. Probably need to come back to get a better experience of the vibe, as I'm sure it's a better experience with some more people hanging out!

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dock Street is located in a beautiful former fire station in an area of West Philly where hipsters meet ghetto. The inside has a big kitchen with the pizza oven, a bar and a bunch of tables, but if the weather is nice you should eat outside and enjoy some people-watching in the streets of Philadelphia.

During my visit they had six house beers on tap: Berliner Weisse, Pre Prohibition APA, Amber, Rye IPA, Pimp my Rye, Pumpkin Porter. The Rye IPA and Pimp my Rye the wife and I shared were excellent.

But you're here for the pizza! And it sure is good. We got the flammenkuche (crème fraiche, bacon, gruyere), gently priced at $ 18.95 for a large pie.

Service was a little uneven on a busy, sunny weekend day, but not too bad. The one thing I don't understand is their closing at 4pm on Sunday!

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Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Navysqurl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of RPH2327
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of drtth
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This is a great neighborhood type place with both food and beer in an old renovated and re-purposed fire house.

Some of the house brewed beers are worth seeking out some are fairly ordinary.

Food has been interesting and worth trying but I don't think I'd make a point of coming here for the food.

Service is usually attentive and prompt.

On the whole a reasonable destination for an evening out.

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Photo of Sellen
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of razorsdescent
1.98/5  rDev -48.8%
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.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.