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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

91 Ratings
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.61%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: NolanGTI on 07-18-2007)
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Cdmomo79

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

I live 5 minutes for this gem. They have done it right from day one. The cheese menu is only surpassed by the Book of Beer. Everything about this establishment is quality. The draft selection is always stellar and the bartenders have great knowledge.

07-23-2013 23:32:57 | More by Cdmomo79
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in the week that the US Open (golf) was in town. The sad part is that I only realized once I left Philly and I used to live practically down the street from Teresa's...just sad.

Stopped in on a Tuesday for some beer and some food...and the place did not disappoint. Great selection of Belgian beers and some locals as well, brewers as well as styles. I had a Sly Fox stout that was on Nitro, as well as a Russian River, both perfectly served. The place was pretty full, but not crowded and there was a good buzz to the place. The bartender was knowledgeable about both the beer and the food, which was nice. I went with seared scallops, which were cooked to perfection.

Overall, a good place for both food and drink. I will be back when I am back in Philly.

06-19-2013 16:47:13 | More by PhillyStyle
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jcurtis55

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

My wife and I was in town from Indiana and staying at King of Prussia. I did some searching for restaurants with a good beer selection. I was familiar with Monk's in Philly, but stumbled onto an online beer list for Teresa's and was impressed. I'm a sour fan and while their selection can't match Monk's there, is was still pretty darn good. Most of the beer can be purchased for carry out, but some are marked as "In Bar" only. Unfortunately, this included 4-5 Cantillon selections. Some bottles are even discounted 20% for carry out. I left with 4 rare sours and a smile on my face, despite dropping a fair chunk of change.

The topper was they had Pliny the Elder on tap. I was told this was very limited and was due to the Philly beer week. I guess it's all in the timing.

The food as also very good. However, the restaurant side and bar side have different menus and they won't let you cross order. I think we were on the bar side, and the mussels were not available there. They still had plenty of good choices, including Chicken Piccata, one of my wife's favorites. Darn shame I'll only get to visit once.

05-31-2013 00:54:37 | More by jcurtis55
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rikatine

New York

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

We took the train out to Teresa's from Philadelphia due to its reputation for good craft beer. Teresa's did not disappoint. They had a nice Hill Farmstead Harlan. It was very crowded when we arrived, but we managed to get a coupled seats at the bar after a short wait. We were served promptly, and the tap list was very good, so we decided to put our name on the list for a table. Be prepared to wait to be seated though. It was a Saturday night, and very busy. We didn't mind the wait.

Teresa's has a nice atmosphere. The staff was friendly. The food was good, with generous portions. We ended up spending several hours here eating and drinking and joking with the waitress. Our party of four all agreed that it was worth a return visit, and worth the effort to take the train from Center City. If you are a beer geek like us, you must visit.

05-09-2013 00:51:15 | More by rikatine
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Came here for an evening with my girlfriend. Was told there was a 30 minute wait for a table, so we hung out at the bar for about ten minutes before a couple seats opened up. Our drink order was taken quickly by one of the three bartenders on staff, and filled just as quickly. Draft selection was impressive, with three European house beers, about a dozen more Euro brews, and about a dozen US craft, including the star: Maine Brewing's Zoe, which didn't even have a draft review on BA at the time I went. We ordered food, and it was excellent. I got the drunken mussels, which were fabulous, and my girlfriend ordered a steak taco type thing, which she loved. We finished by splitting a bottle of Speedway Stout, which was a steal at just $18. Most of the bottle prices seemed about standard, as did the drafts. Food was relatively cheap as well. Service was excellent at the bar all night. Will definitely come back, it was a fantastic experience.

12-11-2011 04:43:28 | More by bigfnjoe
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Just got back from one of my many visits to Teresa's with my husband. This place never disappoints. The selection both on tap/bottled is very pleasing and the food is phenomenal. Be prepared to pay a bit above average but rest assured that it'll be worth it. My favorite part of this place aside from the service, food and selection would definitely have to be the lack of TVs. This might sound odd, but my favorite sort of drinking establishment is one in which I will not be surrounded by screaming sports fans. The dark European feel of Teresa's is perfect. I will come here time and time again, especially during "game time."

I have yet to go to any events here, but I know there are always awesome events going on. Check out their website and head on down because you can get some really rare/delicious brews by staying on top of events/releases. I was very happy to enjoy Parabola from FW tonight. On Sundays they have 1/2 off meat/cheese plates...I'd go every Sunday if I could!

Honestly, this is one of the better drinking establishments on the Main Line. Go if you are in the area!

10-24-2011 22:55:39 | More by MsRif
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

A nice brew pub with an excellent selection of beer on tap as well as bottles. A good selection of Belgians as well as domestic craft brews. The staff provides good service and is very knowledgable about the selection. The food is good with mussels a specialty. They also have a fine selection of appetizers and sandwiches. This is a great place for a nice meal and a great beer. However, the one drawback is that the place is very noisy and can make it difficult to carry on a conversation. In spite of this, I recommend this place highly.

09-13-2011 02:05:09 | More by MDDMD
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Based on the suggestion of Avalon68 (Frank) we hit this spot last night for a couple beers and a bit to eat. Great little location. We sat at the bar where we received excellent service with samples flying all around. In fact, once we established our craft beer bona fides, they would drop off samples without us even asking. Beer selection was very good. About 20 -25 tap line including two on cask. Sadly, both casks kicked as I arrived. Later in the evening they brought Troeg’s Hopback Amber on the cask line and it was fantastic. Bottle selection was pretty impressive and I could have gone for another visit and not checked off everything on the list I would have wanted to try.

Food was also very good. This is a more upscale Gastropub type location with a menu to match. When you order oysters they don’t have cocktail sauce. They bring a wasabi/caviar/vinegar ice that melts on the oyster and ads flavor. The Dirty Mussels with blue Cheese, Bacon and beer were fantastic. The frites were also just wonderful.

Definitely a worthwhile stop on any pub crawl, evening out or any occasion.

06-28-2011 10:13:37 | More by Reagan1984
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Teresa's is a "two part" café and bar right off Route 30 in Wayne, PA. I have no desire to dine in the café, but it definitely looked nice. Moving on to the bar...

Very contemporary atmosphere, lots of wood and stone. Not an especially big place, with a long bar against one wall that seats perhaps 20-25 people, and a row of tables against the other wall. Beer aside, they have a very impressive selection of wine to choose from. But though I like the occasional glass of wine, I'm really in it for the beer. So, about 25 beers on tap, two hand pumps, and the occasional firkin, and all good stuff from all over the world, with a good rotation. On my first visit, I enjoyed a brew from the new Missourian brewery Urban Chestnut, as well as a Kulmbacher brew (Germany). Even more selections in bottles, again including domestics and international brews.

Interesting food menu, including some comfort foods, some game items, and several unique twists on old ideas. Also included was a make-your-own meat and cheese plate (the wife's favorite); go on Sunday for this...it's half price cheese day! Food order got to us very quick. The place is well staffed, and for the most part, our bartenders are attentive and helpful. Prices were a little bit on the expensive side, but not too too bad, and again, the half price cheese was a wallet saver.

Definitely a multiple visit venue. And actually the more I visit, the more I seem to find that the selection of beers they get on tap are pound for pound probably the rarest of any place I frequent. Not all rare items, but the most rare items on any given day. Recommended.

06-20-2011 00:50:48 | More by Rifugium
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danfisher1

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Strictly beer speaking the only place in the philly burbs that compares is TJ's in Paoli. When you add Teresa's food menu to the equation you have the best place to eat drink and be merry. I went to their april showers bring may sours event last saturday and was totally in aw of the selection they put together...including pliny the elder and blind pig. any place that showcases Russian River brewery is alright by me. They also had two different Cantillons on the hand pump. The event was pleasantly overwhelming! Great event, great beer, great food...can't go wrong!

05-25-2011 22:09:55 | More by danfisher1
Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
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