Taps: 13 / Bottles: 46
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flexabull:
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
My first stop in Philly, we went in for lunch since it was close to where we were staying. And we were craving Mexican food.
Dark, with a small bar up front, good music playing, and a bigger seating area towards the back.
Quality was good, nothing but excellent beers were on draft here. I had a Centennial IPA from Founders which was tasty, and seemed fresh and cared for.
Service was good, the guy tending bar was friendly and speedy.
Selection was good, I believe 15 taps, lots of variety, the cask looked like it was off. I don't recall what the bottle list was like.
Food was surprisingly good. I tend to have lower expectations when I eat Mexican food so far from California, but this was pretty solid.
Prices were good for food, a bit high for beers though.
Overall a good place for food and beers in Philly.
09-28-2012 03:45:47 | More by flexabull
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I've only been in this place once and I wasn't a huge fan. It's a two story bar, with a basic layout and atmosphere. The bathrooms are on the third floor, which is actually like 5 flights of stairs up, so it's hot as hell up there, plus if you have a few drinks in you, stumbling up and/or down that stairway isn't too fun...wait as long as possible to break the seal, I guess is the take-home message there.
Anyway, the beer list is decent. Mostly local stuff, micro standards, some Belgians. They seem to get good events here once in a while, and there was some leftover Everett on when I visited, so that was a no-brainer. I think most fans of this bar like it because they used to get Cantillon once in a while before the ungodly craze started.
Service was fine. I didn't sample the food, but it seemed like your basic Mexican-style fare. Prices were on the steeper side, though not ridiculous.
Overall, I don't see myself going here often or ever again,considering there are so many other better bars within walking distance.
06-09-2014 04:18:03 | More by Rifugium
Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.