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Jose Pistola's

Not Rated.
Jose Pistola'sJose Pistola's

Taps: 13 / Bottles: 46
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 6.55%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

263 S 15th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102-5034
United States
phone: (215) 545-4101

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @josepistolas

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(Place added by: Jacobite on 11-19-2007)
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Reviews by flexabull:
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flexabull

California

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
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-04-2014 01:53:54 | More by soulcougher
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-28-2014 18:34:26 | More by DNICE555
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-26-2014 15:23:06 | More by InspectorBob
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-22-2014 00:44:36 | More by ColForbinBC
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-08-2014 20:43:22 | More by JohneHoodlum
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-06-2014 18:04:11 | More by hoppymcgee
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-31-2013 11:23:10 | More by seanchai
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-18-2013 15:37:27 | More by claspada
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Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.