Taps: 13 / Bottles: 46
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by mltobin:
4.06/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in the center city area of Philly is Jose Pistolas.
After attending a 76ers game recently, I stopped in to check the place out. The first floor was fairly boisterous on a Saturday night shortly after midnight, so I made my way upstairs where it was still crowded, but some space was available at the bar. There was an exposed brick wall along with a good height to the ceiling and the music of The Pharcyde filled the air, which is fine by me.
The beer selection was solid, with a handful of PA area beers represented along with a couple nice selections from abroad. I had the Les Bons Voeux poured by a friendly bartender. I did not sample any food, as mentioned in earlier posts it is mexican, looked good. All in all, a solid thumbs up for Jose Pistolas.
01-21-2010 00:39:00 | More by mltobin
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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.