Taps: 13 / Bottles: 46
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by glid02:
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here during a recent visit to Philly.
Atmosphere is very old school. Exposed brick lines the walls and a long bar takes up half the width of the bar. A jukebox sits along the right side and tables are in the back. Upstairs there is a good deal of room with additional tables, and even one more floor up are the bathrooms. A good deal of glassware and old bottles sit behind the bar.
Quality is good. All beer is served in proper glassware and some beers even have specific glassware, such as Yard's Love Stout. The temperature is appropriate and head levels are just right.
Service is very good. The bartender and I discussed a couple of beers and it was evident he had a good deal of knowledge about what he was doing. I never had to wait long to order a drink and the food came out quickly.
Selection is also very good. There's a good cross-section of styles on-tap, mixing up locals, the west coast's finest, and a few imports from the continent.
Food is solid. I ordered chicken tacos and was surprised at how robust they were. They weren't exceptional but they're good enough that I'd consider coming back just for the food.
Value is good. I had lunch and a few drinks for a reasonable price, nothing more and nothing less than elsewhere in the city.
Overall this was my first stop in Center City and it didn't disappoint. It wasn't quite my favorite place in town (Monk's followed closely by Varga) but it's somewhere I'd certainly consider visiting again. Worth a stop.
10-27-2010 00:52:42 | More by glid02
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3.99/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5 | $$
We stopped by here for some beers and late night burritos. We sat at the tables in the back of the first floor. Upstairs on the second floor there was a second bar and a live band playing.
Beer selection was pretty solid, with a diverse selection of American craft beer plus a Belgian or two. Server was friendly and managed to memorize our group's entire order.
Burritos were simply amazing, I had the spicy pork and to date it's the best burrito I've ever had. Definitely will be heading back here.
09-24-2013 19:55:48 | More by jmdrpi
4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Nice to see a Mexican restaurant with a solid tap and bottle list. Around 15 taps and lots of nice bottle options including Russian river sours and a 3F option when I went. Menu made note of cantillion options too, but they were out when I was there. Wife and I went on a Saturday night and it was not crowded, so that was a nice plus. Food was very good and the beer options made this visit a nice experience.
08-04-2013 21:25:56 | More by stephenjmoore
Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.