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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

95 Ratings
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.59%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -37.5%

This place totally sucks. I have been there twice and will never go back.

Let's start off with the atmosphere. Tables on one side bar on the other side. If you sit at the bar, you basically stare at a wall of glasses with no TV's for watching games, etc. That would be OK if you were able to talk to the person you are with but the noise level is so bad that you can't hear crap so that you basically are left to drink your beer and stare at a wall of glasses.

The beer quality/selection is good with a heavy emphasis on Belgians. The beers will leave a whole in your wallet. Look at the bottle prices and prepare for your jaw to drop.

The service might be the worst I have EVER had in a bar. The bartenders will let you drink your beer and when empty NEVER ask you if want another. I decided to wait it out and see how long it would take. I waited for over an hour and not once did they ever ask if I wanted another beer. I guess they never figured it out that if you purchase more beer they get a bigger tip. There is one kid in there with a large tatoo on his arm who basically sits there and polishes glasses. I guess his job description does not include serving people. The worst service that I have ever seen in a bar.

Since they never asked me if I wanted another beer, they obviously never asked me if I wanted any food. Not sure how the menu is.

My friend lives within easy walking distance of the place and says that he NEVER goes in there because of the prices and service.

I will NEVER go back again. Here is hoping that this dump closes or somebody takes it over who is interested in offering good quality, value, and service. Won't happen since the place seems to draw a good crowd and the owners must be making money hand over fist given the prices. Prices for bottles are at least double what is charged in Capones across the board.

Good riddance.

06-06-2008 03:22:47 | More by Beerisheaven
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -15.2%

I took my girlfriend here a couple of days ago and we both loved it.
Atmoshpere: Very inviting, on both sides (the eatery is a different establishment than the bar). We went there not knowing anyone, but the patrons attracted to TND were so friendly we left the bar feeling like we were at Cheers.
Quality: Very clean, very fresh. The only bad marks for the quality were that you could only order beer at the bar, even though you could bring it back to your table.
Service: The waitstaff, and the hostesses were very friendly and very knowledgable. I enjoyed talking to the bartender, and he seemed like he enjoyed the conversation.
Selection: Awsome, an it wasn't at all intimidating.
Food: At Teresa's Cafe, the food was rather good, it wasn't off the carts, but it still was very above average.
Value: The beer seemed reasonable, but the food did seem a bit pricy.
Don't drink and review.

11-11-2007 20:58:06 | More by treehugger02010
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cyraxx

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -14.3%

I had never been here before, but I went to Teresa's a few weeks ago for the Russian River event.

A - A very nice place, but very crowded due to the event. Clean, modern feel.

Q - This is what killed my experience. I mainly came here for Pliny the Elder, but the other RR beers were icing on the cake. This was my first time experiencing Pliny, so I could be very wrong in this aspect. I think that this keg had been sitting for a while, as it was far less hoppy and bitter than it should have been. I thought that maybe I had just been let down because of the hype, but after trying a Sculpin that was underwhelming I have to think that the fault lies with the bar.

S - Service was a bit slow, but again it was quite busy.

S - They had a fantastic lineup of beers, the highlight of the day, for me, was cask Hop Stoopid. My only wish is that they had a few more taps. Great bottle selection.

Great selection at this place but, if I'm correct, I wish that they would try to keep their hoppy beers as fresh as possible.

02-17-2010 17:27:53 | More by cyraxx
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mfhlucky13

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -13.4%

I visited TND this past Saturday night for the second time. I love the 24 taps and the huge selection of bottles. Its a beautiful place inside with a long bar with tall stools. It was fun just to look at their wall of glasses. By the way, you will be served your beer it's it proper glass. I had mussels in white beer w/leeks and garlic, which was priced at $12. Our food was served in a reasonable amount of time for they were busy. The tap beer seems a little pricey but they offer such a nice selection that this will not keep me from going back.

10-31-2007 16:29:32 | More by mfhlucky13
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -12.3%

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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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-11-2014 01:10:53 | More by DrBier
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thequeen711

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.7%

Theresa's Next Door was found mearly by accident. The manager of The Beer Yard mentioned Theresa's after my brother and I said we were hungry and looking for a bite to eat and a good beer. So , off we went. Beer heaven abounds!!! Here there was at least a dozen, maybe more of quality beer on tap!!! So much beer, so little time!!! I understand Theresa's will be having Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout on tap May 10th. We'll be there when the doors open!!! The food is ookay, with the exception of their mussels!!! All varieties are excellent, and delicious!!! Mussels and beer are the highlight of any trip to Theresa's. Again, if visiting the Philadelphia Area, please stop by Theresa's for beer and mussels!

04-20-2009 00:17:18 | More by thequeen711
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -9.6%

Decided to check out this place to see what it was all about. The wait was pretty long for two people (around 45 minutes), but they were really busy. We decided to get some Old Ruffian at the bar to warm us up in the mean time, when none other than Lew Bryson asked me what I was having. Cool.

The atmosphere is nice, with a clean dinning room and immaculate bar. Annoying ambient noise though. Attractive and warm none the less.

Service was alright. The wait staff and hostesses seemed like they were all from the same sorority. Not necessarily a bad thing.

The selection and quality of beer is outstanding, 24 on tap, 2 on cask, and hundreds of bottles. I had Maredsous 10 and the lady had Cantilon Lou Pepe Kriek with dinner. Followed by Founders Breakfast Stout. Definitely beer geek friendly.

My biggest beef with the place is the food: overpriced and not very flavorful. The pomme frites were good. First of all there are no vegetarian options outside of cheese, salad (with meat picked off), and a portabella sandwich. I am now a fake vegetarian so I had the arctic char that claimed to be "better than salmon". The girlfriend had mushrooms on a bun. I payed 23 bucks for an alright piece of fish, definitely not better than salmon fresh out of the pacific ocean though. The dessert was better, I had the bourbon gelato which was tasty.

Overall the experience was nice and the beer was great. I think I'll be back for some beer and frites when I am in the suburbs.

01-20-2008 05:56:44 | More by bosco7
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, PA has the cozy feel of a neighborhood bar filled with people who just flat out enjoy beer. The patrons are usually fairly knowledgeable and will no hesitate to discuss beer with you if you so please. As you walk in, the first thing you will notice is the fact that while they have about 400 beers in their coolers, as well as about 25 taps and 2 hand pump casks, they seem to have glassware that is pretty much customized by beer and/or style. Any beer you taste here is poured into the ideal glassware for that beer.

The beer quality and selection is great. Kegs are in constant rotation, and the beer list is kept up to date, somehow. Rarely will the same keg show up twice in any short period of time, so if you see something you want, jump on it!

The staff is knowledgeable and can choose beers for you if you have an idea of what you want but don't know what beer you want. Also, samples of all beers on tap are always available. Sometimes, the staff can seem overwhelmed and understaffed, even when there aren't too many people in the bar. I've had some trouble getting the attention of the bartender who has been serving me as well, on some occasions.

The food is a predominantly Belgian menu with a great standard selection as well as really impressive specials/soups and dishes.

09-13-2008 20:56:34 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%

Theresa's is an excellent bar. Food is very good and tap list is great. Bartenders are helpful and will gladly give you a taste of something. Great bottle selection as well. Only drawback is no TVS and it can get loud with the brick walls. A couple nice flat screens would put it over the top. Bottle selection is great but not always up to date. Make sure you try some of there cheese platters. Nothing like it when they have a good sour on tap with some top notch cheese trays. I have never been to the restaurant part on the other side so this review is for the bar only

05-04-2011 14:47:13 | More by Kaydogg
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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
98 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.