Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine and get 12 issues / year of fresh beer content delivered to your door each month.

Already subscribe? to manage your subscription.

Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

Not Rated.
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

79 Reviews
Reviews: 79
Visits: 115
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

126 N Wayne Ave
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087-3315
United States
phone: (610) 293-0119

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: NolanGTI on 07-18-2007

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 79 | Visits: 115
Reviews by ThoreauLikeAGirl:
Photo of ThoreauLikeAGirl
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My favorite place to go to in the 'burbs of Philadelphia if I want a combination of great beer and great food.

The bartenders are all very knowledgeable and helpful, and will gladly give you a sample if you are unsure.

Great and thorough selection of beers. Locals, Imports, Hard to finds. You name it. While some bars specialize in local, and others foreign or belgian, Teresa's is very well-rounded with good options for every mood.

Their food is top notch. Not your typical bar food. Their cinnamon wings are the best wings i've had in the area (i believe they won 'best of philly' last year). The wings are whole wings, not cut in half at the joint - so you get 5 whole meaty wings (which, if halved, would be 10 wings). Baked, not fried. Somehow it works.

Their bottle selection is also available 'to go' with 20% off with that option. Sometimes bottles of vintage Cantillon will pop up.

Also, the only place i've been to that will have Pliny the Elder on tap and have it last multiple days. And they have it often.

On Mondays, they do 'buck a shuck' oysters all day and night. They are served with this amazing frozen wasabi caviar stuff that I think is the most creative and tasty accompaniment to oysters i've ever had.

Brunch here on Sundays is a must. The menu is always changing and it has never been crowded when i've gone. Easy to avoid the crowds of city brunch from now on now that I know how great it is here.

The only downside is the noise - brick walls, tin ceiling = lots of echoing and noisiness when the place is crowded. This comes in handy, though, when I go out to dinner here with my equally noisy family.
Also, would be great if they had TVs, but that would probably just add to the noise and some people might actually prefer a place with no TVs. It definitely cuts back on the rowdy sports fans, if that is not your cup of tea. (1,864 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of captainkrad
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing selection of brews on tap! And even more in bottles. I always find the rare and obscure beer at Teresa's. It's a destination for anyone who is in search of good, quality craft beer! (192 characters)

Photo of JohnWvanWinkle
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best in Philly area. (24 characters)

Photo of brockdidntslide
3.2/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

There's a little too much "Yeah, we got great beer and you're lucky to be here" attitude. Went in on a weds at 5pm and had my first three breed mentally lined up after reviewing their draft list. 1) Pliny 2) MO 3) Nebraska. Was then told - in sequence - that they were all out of all three. No other standout IPA on their menu. No apologies. I then ordeted dinner off their menu. I was Then told that they were out of that entree too. Waiter was completely unapologetic and didn't offer any excuse or look to find a way to make it up to me in any of these cases. He later asked if I wanted dessert and I told him that I was afraid that he'd hand me a menu and if I found one that I really wanted I'd only be told that they were out. No laugh. No apology. My advice to them: update your friggin' draft list and menus and get your waiter some customer service training, a smile and perhaps some Zoloft. (912 characters)

Photo of LehighAce06
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of rydev24
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of ccapurso
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.93/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of grimey68
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

One of the best comprehensive bottle lists of any bar that I've been to. Pricing is structured oddly on some bottles, but you can easily find some of the best beers in the world here. If you hit it at the right time, they occasionally get some Russian River beers on tap, and price the drafts reasonably.

Bottles range from Cantillon to Russian River Supplication to Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Barrel Aged - expect to pay though.

This place is a must visit if you're in the greater Philadelphia region. (518 characters)

Photo of Meathead27
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Seriously doesn't get much better than this place for solid upscale pub food, a phenomenal selection of craft American and imported (lots of Belgians) beers in a laid back atmosphere. My hometown pub, I'm lucky. (211 characters)

Photo of Sarge3130
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kwm5067
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Psupunk
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of johnrph
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Incredible selection (20 characters)

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4.96/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of OleDixie
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of amano_h
4.75/5  rDev +7%

People keep making the correlation between this place and Monk's in Philly for a good reason; the food, the beer, the atmosphere, and the beer-savvy servers here would make you swear that this place is an offshoot of Tom Peters' fabled joint.

The one thing I do enjoy immensely about Teresa's is their geographical location and their (lack) of people; whereas Monk's is still my favorite bar on this side of the coast, it's very hard for me to have a relaxed evening where I can kick back and enjoy my beer with some Belgian-inspired finger food and pub fare, because well... everytime I end up going to Monk's it's always a freaking zoo inside -- good luck getting a seat at the bar unless you want to eerily stalk or creep behind one of the tenants until they get uncomfortable enough to move out of their seat.

That being said, the beer choice at Teresa's is almost as phenomenal as Monk's with about half the demand that Monk's gets; Bottles of Cantillon disappear within hours of hitting Monks, whereas I was able to enjoy a nice 75cl bottle of Iris here, followed by a 37.5cl bottle of 100% Lambic Classic Gueuze; the Russian River sours seem to be almost always be in ample supply here, and their rotating tap of harder to find Belgians is almost par with Tom Peters' eclectic weekly offerings.

The food here is absolutely amazing; I love that they have a charcuterie/cheeses option, as well as some dishes harder to come across (my friend tried his first escargot here) -- I would love to come back here to try the Dry-aged Wagyu in lieu of the Duck Confit Salad I had, and maybe try my hand at some of their other hearty entrees.

I'll have to give Teresa's Cafe a try as well since you can reportedly get the same drinks on either side of the establishment. (1,771 characters)

Photo of djrn2
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Shandycan
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
98 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.