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Memphis Taproom

Not Rated.
Memphis TaproomMemphis Taproom
BA SCORE
97
world-class

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.14%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 127
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2331 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19125-2205
United States
phone: (215) 425-4460

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(Place added by: carlosd74 on 06-01-2008)
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%

I liked this place a lot. We were visting from Chicago, and they had Half Acre (a local Chicago phenom) on draft. Apparently Philly is the only other city where it is available because the owner is originally from here. Memphis Taproom doesn’t have that many taps, but they are all very carefully selected. The second night we were there, there was a food truck in the beer garden. The location is a little out of the fray and lots of locals hang out here. I will definitely be back here multiple times every time I’m in Philly.

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
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If I had to sum up a review of this establishment to only a few things it would be this:
1) Fried. F'ing. Pickles. If you go home hungry, it's your own fault.
2) Outdoor hot dog cart and beer garden. First and only time I've seen Heady sold at a venue. It is rare to find it on a shelf in the city, and even rarer to find it at a hot dog cart.
3) Outstanding beer selection of both bottle and draft varieties.

BeerMeDuffMan, May 14, 2014
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cheah, May 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Weekend trip to Philadelphia, the wife wants some brunch. I scramble to find a place and BA takes me to Memphis Taproom. Unlikely neighborhood for such a great beer bar, very working class and outright ghetto around the edges.

The Memphis is a classic Philly corner bar repurposed into a slightly-hipster-but-very-welcoming craft establishment. Very chill all around, we sat at a table by the bar upfront but there is also a dining area on the back.

The bottled beer list is excellent and includes Sucaba, Fantome Saison, J.W. Lee’s vintages, lots of Belgian brews, Angel’s Share ’09… the taps (ten of them) are more limited: Dogfish 60 and Olde ’12, Lees Moon Raker, Sly Fox, Allagash White and two casks. I was expecting much more from one of the best beer bars in Philadelphia, but I wasn’t terribly unhappy. The brunch bloody mary’s were wow!

And so was the food. I had a vegan brunch to die for, including a tofu scramble and smoked coconut. Serious flavor. Brunch and brews for two came up to around fifty bucks, while single beers are priced at six or seven dollars. Probably my favorite part of Memphis was the service. So incredibly nice!!

This could be the best local hangout EVER.

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4.6/5  rDev +4.5%

Visited in July 2013:

We visited this place on a complete whim, as we were heading over to Tacconelli's Pizzeria (some of the best pizza ever), but needed to kill some time. Frankly, I think that this place is just about as good as you get. The location is quintessential Philly, tucked away in an unassuming neighborhood. The wait staff were excellent and more than happy to talk to you about beer (we visited mid-afternoon, so that may not be representative if you visit in the evening). The place had a wide range of people, locals as well as those making the pilgrimage...like myself and my wife. They only had about 8 beers on tap, but the variety was across the board. There is not really much to say, other than, get here. World class establishment.

PhillyStyle, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09' older viscosity bottle? Yes please. Cool little outdoor seating area with a hot dog truck. The inside had a decent sized bar that JJ and I sat at. I dominated a burger (lots of good vegetarian offerings but I am a carnivore). The place is in a crappy part of town, so it's the only place we had to take a cab too from midtown Philly. I'd say it was worth it though. Lot's of good taps, bottles, and food. A Diggity Boosh.

DNICE555, Jul 03, 2013
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4.17/5  rDev -5.2%

Very chill place with cool people as I went during happy hour and I wonder if this place is the start of some gentrification for this area of Philly or is a spot like this in a 'hood like this b/c the rent (of the owners bought the land, hell if I know) is cheap. What I do know is that the bartender was extremely friendly and talkative to us since we were out-of-towners and that I had already ate before coming here and was pissed. People's dinners were brought out past me everytime and man was that some good lookin' and smellin' food. But I didn't come here to eat (next time) - I came for the beer. The selection is not the most eclectic nor is the most, quantity wise, that one can find but they have a pretty good bottle list that stays towards the American side but gets its feet in some foreign waters and there were a couple bottles that I have not been able to find at other places. The taps are too few for my liking, but the tap selection when I was there was great and they rotate all the time so what I had last week has probably already been rotated out. A must stop for anyone visiting from out of town.

clayrock81, Apr 09, 2013
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Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, PA
97 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.