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99
world-class

103 Ratings
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.56%
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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Photo of Beerisheaven
2.8/5  rDev -37.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

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.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of cyraxx
3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of mfhlucky13
3.88/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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.

Photo of MsRif
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
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!

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of thequeen711
4/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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!

Photo of bosco7
4.05/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

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.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of Kaydogg
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of thebreadguy
4.14/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited Teresa's Next Door twice during a recent vacation. I went specifically for their beer selection (not food) and was certainly not disappointed in that respect. They have 24 beers on tap plus 2 cask selections. The variety is very good. I just missed a keg of Pliny the Younger by a couple of days - damn! Their bottle selection is very large and deep with Belgians and other pleasures. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable.

I have only two complaints... but these definitely affected my enjoyment of my time there. One is that the place is very, very loud. There are a lot of hard surfaces, and when the place is full (which seems to be most of the time) you just about have to yell to be heard. This led to a sore throat after an evening "talking" with an old friend. The second is the open kitchen... or perhaps the ventilation. They seem to serve a fair amount of fried food (particularly seafood). These aromas filled the place so frequently and to such a degree that it was often difficult to fully appreciate the aromas of the beer I was drinking. If I had been making tasting notes, most of my reviews would sound something like "a beautiful roasted malt aroma balanced nicely by hops but with a strange, overly assertive fishy smell".

On the whole, though - definitely worth a visit.

Photo of deapokid
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Stopped in Saturday afternoon for lunch and some to-go beer. Review is from notes. Thanks for the recommendation, callmemickey.

This quiet little spot in the quaint village of Wayne is a very modern take on the American pub. The bright red hanging candle lights, cool marble bar and shiny brass taps bring to mind trendy night clubs and casino taprooms, but the subdued vibe and lack of obtrusive television sets makes for a more relaxed and refined experience.

Sporting 24 seasonally-influenced taps (witbiers and hefeweizens from Allagash, The Bruery, etc.), two hand pumps, a variety of meads and a comprehensive beer list featuring over 200+ bottles, this out-of-the-way spot makes its presence known fast.

I was impressed to find several entries from Russian River, Fantome, Mikkeller and Cantillon, as well as some Italian micros and vintage bottles. The beer list was untarnished, easy to read and meticulously detailed. Patrons are also allowed 144 oz. of to-go beer, which is a plus.

I decided to saddle up at the bar and give Ommegang's Zuur a spin (mediocre, in my opinion). Foodwise, I selected the spicy lamb gyro with feta cheese. The meat was tasty, but the feta was way too prominent and it nearly overpowered the rest of the dish. Those not up for greek can check out there sandwiches, salads, mussels and cheese plates.

My bartender was particularly friendly and attentive. She had no trouble grabbing me a warm Fantome Brise-Bons Bons from the basement, gave me a free pint of Sly Fox O'Reilly Stout when she accidentally poured it and was never phony or overly talkative.

All in all, this is a nice little spot for lunch. It's a block from The Beer Yard, chill as can be and a great way to beat this unbearable heat.

Photo of kbrower
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been to Teresa's Next Door over a dozen times. The service is really hit or miss. Generally the staff is very knowledgeable, but is not always very friendly. The selection can not be beat. The bottled beer and most the taps are generally pricey but sometimes they have something delicious on tap for 3-4 dollars.

I definitely recommend stopping by if you are in the area and have the money to spend. I would rather drive 30 minutes to Victory Brewery instead for a more reasonably priced night of beer.

Photo of pburland23
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in on Friday night for dinner with my wife. I'd been to the Italian BYOB (Teresa's Cafe) before, but had not been to the Next Door bar. Teresa's is located along a charming block of Wayne Avenue in downtown Wayne.

Essentially, Teresa's is a bar with some tables for two clustered in the front of the space. The bar runs the entire left hand side of the room and across from the bar is a series of booths. The room was very warm, cozy and inviting.

The beer selection was very impressive. There were about 20 beers on tap and then the book of beer detailed 100s of available bottles. The tap list was well balanced and featured a diverse selection of Belgian and American styles. I started my evening with Sly Fox Chester County Bitter from the cask. The waiter, Ryan, was friendly and knowledgable. We chatted about the beers available and he was a good resource.

I had a Terrapin Hopsecutioner to go with my meal. The food was wonderful. I opted for the steak frites while my wife had the mussels provencal. Both entrees were delicious and extremely reasonably priced. My wife decided to have some bread pudding for dessert, I went for a glass of Dark Horse's Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout which was a great way to wrap up a good meal.

The total bill including tax and tip was $70 which I thought was a good value for the quality meal I had. Teresa's Next Door is one of those beer bars that excels both with their food and their beer selection.

It's a great spot on the Main Line; one which I'll be visiting again in the future.

Photo of Intheshadows
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Thank God, this place has opened not as many reasons to keep going to the city.

The Good: The atmosphere is not my cup of Tea, but everyone else I have brought here enjoys the vibe. It has a clean and modern feel. Quality of the beer is a 5+, one of the bartenders explained to us about the basement (ask them). The food is generally good and getting better every time we stop by. The waiters and waitress are excellent and quite a bit of fun. One of the most well thought out beer lists I have seen. TND seem to be over the ego of "we have the biggest list"; but we stock the best beers. Very well thought out IMHO. The food is good and consistent.

The Bad: To noisy, best to stop on by from Sunday - Tuesday. The bartenders are just okay at best (very knowledgeable), but can be a bit rude. They could use a few more German and English beers. The food could use better portions, especially on the $8 - $10 appetizers. The prices were cheap and now are creeping up. From the Value aspect, I think they know they hit the nail on the head for what Wayne needed and seem to be cashing in. Or maybe just paying bills.

Synopsis: Even though we are close, one of the few places I would drive out of the way for. All in all, it has become one of Philly's Top Tier bars in less than a year.

Photo of Phatz
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Teresa's Next Door is a clasy place. You could take your date there were a tie and feel comfortable. You could also sit at the bar in jeans and a ball cap and feel at home as well. here are some pics: http://www.imagestation.com/album/ ... 2089968261
I forgot to take a picture of the dining tables behind the bar stool but they exist. I also like the fact that it is a and smoke-free environmentThe coolers under the glasware are packed full of bottles the entire lenth of the bar. The pictures didn't turn out great but it is all good beer.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of NolanGTI
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have now been to TND a number of times and have had some great, and some not as great experiences.

Atmosphere - should be a 5. A stunning place, but there is one very big flaw for me. It is louder than a rock concert in here at times. On weekend nights when it's crowded it can be loud enough that it is hard to hear people sitting in the same booth. I think this comes from the fact that the (stunning) decor does not have a soft surface to be found inside.

Service - Another mixed bag. Some great bartenders and a few very solid servers, but I have also had some servers that were just brutally slow and got orders mixed up. It seems they have more of a younger serving staff and some of them may need another month or two of seasoning.

The selection is solid. You will never walk into this place and not be able to find a great beer to have. The tap list is outstanding in the fact that it covers many styles and features two hand pumps as well.

The food can be absolutely incredible, or very pedestrian. I have had a number of people I have brought here tell me they were not a fan of their dishes, unfortunately. On the other hand, their fries are incredible, the mussels are outstanding and the every expanding menu has a lot of intriguing options.

Hopefully I will be updating this review in a few months with some upgraded scores in a few of the columns. For now, it is definitely worth the trip and has made the possibility of a TND, TJ's, Flying Pig bar crawl along the Main Line and intriguing event that needs to be set up ASAP.

Photo of jimbomill
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I made a beer run with my sister this past saturday evening. We started at Doc's in Andorra and scooted out to the Beer Yard. Those need to be separate (but good) reviews. While we were leaving the Beer Yard (with a 15-pack os Belzebuth) Matt recommended us to try Teresa's.
Thank you Matt. The place was surprisingly not crowded for a Saturday night, so we hunkered down across from the taps - what a lovely view of the 24 on-tap selections plus two more on the hand pumps.

Nice

I had a St. Bernardus 12 (10.5 oz offering fro $8) and I tried a hand-pump offering - the Yards ESA. I've had St. Bernardus before and this one's taste was spot on for what the doctor ordered. The Yards ESA was a very nice follow-up, but more info is needed :)

We had the Mussels Provencial and they were the most tender mussels I've ever had. The garlic strength was noticeable into the next day - very good, except for my wife :)

I look forward to going back.

Photo of regspeir
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Convenient, friendly with thought and attention to both their tap and bottle lists. Their website is kept up to date with the tap list which is appreciated. The bartenders are knowledgeable and helpful. They even spend time each day acquainting their wait staff with the day's offerings (I have seen the manager pour samples and go over them).
Their special events are great. On Friday they had a Troegs night (complete with a firkin of Nugget Nectar) and perfect food pairings (I had reindeer stew with Naked Elf), Sunday was DIPA night (NN, Pliny, Ballast Point, etc) and Monday was buck-a-shuck! SWEET!
The only downside to this place is how fast you can run up a LARGE tab - whew.

Photo of cracker
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Well, I was waiting for this to finally be added to beerfly. I've been to Teresa's Next Door three times now and have enjoyed myself each time (except for a minor credit card glitch which Mike the owner quickly corrected).

The place fits Wayne perfectly in that it is a bit more upscale inside with a nice-sized seemingly never ending bar on the left which is packed behind with a long row of clearly visible coolers stuffed with a huge selection of bottled beers (I'd say somewhere around 150 ish or so with most of it being Belgian and American micro). No TV's, no smoking. On the other side there is a row of booths for dining/drinking and a few tables up front where you enter. Bathrooms are unisex with an odd flat shaped sink (check it out!, just don't put the pressure on too hard or you'll look like you peed yourself just ask my brother).

There are 25 taps with one hand-pump. No BMC or big macros on draft...all quality including Belgians, local micros from Victory, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, Stoudts, Yards etc, west coast ipas, founders, bells, and so forth). Apparently the choices are influenced by the gang at The Beer Yard which is well known locally for their impressive selection and quality.

Service is good and the bartenders I've dealt with seem knowledgeable. Beer is for the most part served in appropriate glassware. Although I was suprised that Bell's Hopslam was served in a pint glass (~10% ABV). Food in my mind is ok. Nothing exceptional. I think they desperately need to change the menu and add some more creative dishes (some vegetarian options would be nice).

Overall, an exceptional place. I like that fact that I don't have to drive all the way into Philly and be bombarded with traffic and parking. Having a place like this only 10 mins away is awesome. I think they will do very well and fellow BA's will eventually seek this place out regularly.

Photo of rikatine
4.23/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of AltBock
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Teresa's is located on N Wayne Ave situated in between a pizza place and a clothing store. This place is about 2 blocks away from Beer Yard Inc. There's a limited amount of metered parking on the street, but luckly there's a metered parking lot across the street. The metered parking is very reasonable at $.25 an hour or something along those lines. When I first walked in, I noticeed there were 2 sides to Teresa's, a dinning room and a bar area. The room on the right is the bar area. The bar area has wooden floors, booths, and big wooden bar that can seat alot of people. I'm not sure how many people can sit at the bar, but it has to 20 range. It's not your average run of the mill local bar. It's more of an upscale type of establishment.

They had some great service here. The bartender I got was very knowledgeable about all the beer they sell. I noticed that when the customer next to me started asking about all the different Belgian styles, the bartender knew his stuff and even made some really good suggestions. This place also offers free samples of the on-tap beers just in case you can't make up your mind.

What a great selection they have here! They have a total of 24 taps and 2 cask beers. Their tap selection consists of Belgians, imports, and American micros. No macros here. When I was there, that selection consisted of Cantillion, St Bernardus 12, Sly Fox, Victory, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Troegs Mad Elf, River Horse, Allagaur, and alot more of that quality. It's impossible to remember them all. If you don't want a draft beer, they have quite an extensive bottle selection. Ask for a bottle menu and they'll hand you a menu that's the size of War & Peace. I'm not joking! This menu was filled with more Belgians, imports, and American micros. They even had bottles of Thomas Hooker Liberator, Lost Abbey, and Russian River. Damnation. What a selection!

I really didn't get a real good luck at the food menu because I was distracted by their tap and bottled menu. I did order something and that was their chicken fingers. Those chicken fingers and the mustard that was served with it was delicious! The prices on their food can get a bit pricy and the bill can get heavy, especially when you order them with their bottled beer prices. The draft prices are same as everywhere else, but their bottled prices can get a bit heavy. I can understand that because it's either buy them as a single here and pay the added bar price or dish out alot more money on a case of beer you have no idea what it's going to taste like. The choice is yours!

Overall, a place you need to stop at when you're in the area. That is just in case you don't want to buy a case of your favorite beer or a beer you don't know what it's going to taste like. You won't be disappointed by their on-tap selection or their extensive bottled beer menu.

Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
99 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.