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Earth Bread + Brewery

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Earth Bread + BreweryEarth Bread + Brewery
BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
60 Beers
115 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7136 Germantown Avenue
Mt. Airy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19119
United States
phone: (215) 242-6666

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Photo of ShaneHarris
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Earth is great because they always have something new whether it's their beer, or their flatbreads. In my opinion, they have the best flatbreads and some of the best beers in Philly. They rarely repeat beer recipes, so they always keep it exciting that way. If you like a beer there so much that you can't live without it, get a growler for sure.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

The wife and I were back in Philly, a bunch of weekends ago. We like Mt Airy/Germantown/Chestnut Hill/Fairmount/Whatever. There are not a lot of boundaries between all of these neighborhoods, but they are oh-so-beautiful, cozy, quaint, perfect for a chilly winter evening, morning, day.

We had tried once to stop at Earth Bread but it was closed. This time I did my homework and we went in on a Saturday afternoon before the crowds. Smallish place, we sat at the bar overlooking the pizza oven. There is also an upstairs section where families with babies were all headed.

4 beers on tap at the bar: Tripel, High Point Coffee Stout (nice and rich), Farmhouse, Dubbel and a Mild on hand pull. Also, 7 guest taps: Deschutes, Goose Island Sophie, Phila Brewing Co.

I like breweries who have guest taps to complement their short lineups, and I like it even more when a brewery offers housemade sodas and kombucha! Yessss....

Not bad prices, five bucks for a 13-oz glass and $6.50 for 20 ounces. The food was disappointing, though. You read about their flatbreads and you can't help but expect some amazing yumminess. When it comes out, it is a soggy-mushy mess of an overwhelmed dough. Toppings had no flavor.

Bartender was nice, beers are fun, place is warm. I will come back, no doubt.

Photo of rfgetz
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Fairly unassuming exterior. Upon entering, your a greeted with a staircase to the upstairs bar and dining area or an entry way to the main floor. The main downstairs has a bar with some hightop seating around the perimeter and a big brick and stone pizza oven in the rear corner. Upstairs has another small bar and significantly more seating. Overall vibe is okay, lots of recycled and reclaimed wood and industrial scraps, local art hangs on the walls.

Only 4 of their house beers available, none ever repeated. Four feels like too little for frequent visits and long drinking sessions. A dozen or so guest taps also available, mostly local or regional with a few larger domestic craft offerings. Most house beers showcased a nice cereal grain quality, but hops were lacking.

After visiting American Flatbread in Burlington, VT, we were excited to visit a place inspired by there. Flatbreads are good with unique combinations of minimal ingredients on most. Some were too cheesy and bready and lacking in particular ingredients to get all the subtle nuances of flavor. The crusts are good, but a little thicker than I prefer for a flatbread.

Service friendly and knowledgeable and the prices were okay. If it wasn't for the location and limited house taps, id be back more frequently.

Photo of Centennial
3.95/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Not your typical brewery or beer bar, but Tom(owner/brewer) knows his beer and is a top notch brewer. If i was reviewing just Tom's beer this review would be an A+

Chances are you won't find the same (in house) beer here on a recurring basis but you will find something you like. Most offerings tend to be on and then gone, but there is a good selection of in house brewed beers along with "guest" taps and bottles

No tv's and could use some more bar seating (has a second bar, but it is not always open and is on the second floor away from the other) Food is basically just flat bread and on the pricier side for the size. Would be nice to see a more expanded menu on the food side. No daytime hours during the week is disappointing as it would be a great place for lunch.

Photo of nfo
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A great neighborhood brewpub. They usually only have 3 of their own beers on tap, but the rotate them quickly so there's always something new. I get the impression they don't repeat much. Guest taps are quality craft beers. On my two visits, their IPA, Kolsch, and Berlinerweisse were all great.

Service was excellent on one trip, 'merely' good on the other. The seed pizza is creative and delicious. Non-flatbread food is okay, but I'd stick with the flatbreads. Looks to be family friendly and solo friendly - a good casual option for any occasion.

Photo of schoolcb
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

In town on business and had some time to kill Sunday so I stopped by for dinner. Got there before they opened, but they opened the doors promptly at 4:30pm. Kitchen didn't open until 5:00pm, but that was ok I was not in a hurry and was willing (twist my arm) to have a few of their beers first. Liked the "Deter" amber lager the best of all their beers. The handpulled 1492 pale ale had a phenolic funk too it (maybe the beer engine was not clean). Ended up at the bartenders recommendation having the fresh mozzarella salad (cheese made fresh daily) and a small flatbread, perfect amount of food. It was slow at the bar so the service was attentive. Did notice a lot of couples with kids heading to the upstairs seating area. List of "guest" beers was impressive, although already having consumed their 5 offerings, only tried the Mahr Hell Lager (OMG was it good). Nice place, will be back if I am ever in Philly again.

Photo of Rifugium
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A pretty simple yet friendly place in the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Simple and organic layout and decor, with the stone ovens and brewing equipment in plain view. There are two bars, one downstairs that seats maybe 15, and one upstairs that seats about 8 or so. Plenty of table space.

They have about four or five house brews on tap at any given time, and an occasional cask-conditioned ale. I sampled two on my first visit; they were okay, nothing tremendous, although the pale ale they had in the cask was mighty tasty. Each subsequent visit yields more and more interesting additions, and they never have the same draught line-up twice, that is, they never brew the same beer twice. This is a double-edged sword: on the plus side, it's a display of their innovation; on the down side, they will never have a beer that "puts them on the map," so to speak. Maybe they lack confidence in their consistency, but it seems to me they've been in the business long enough where they should at least specialize in one solid year-round beer that they can really call their own. But what do I know.

They also keep about 4 or 5 local "visiting" craft or micro brews on tap. As for food, it's simple: mainly flatbreads with salads and a few appetizers, but all excellent. Friendly and helpful staff. I can definitely say that if this place wasn't a pain in the ass to get to, I'd definitely go more often. But it is kind of a pain in the ass to get to, and you have to either drive through the ghetto to get there if you're coming from the south, or the daunting Lincoln Drive coming from the west. Is it worth the trip? Yeah. More so nowadays. It's not a trip I make too often, but I do like the place, and I go whenever I possibly can.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Been here a few times, now on to a review.

The vibe is ok here. Nice people, nice beer, nice food. Alot of the staff and most of the patrons are very uppity and snobby, the only drawback in my eye. Earth is a very open and clean space with plenty of seating and limited at the bar seating. Earth is very kid friendly from what I can see and it gets old real quick The quality is top notch in terms of cleanliness and the beer is brewed in house so fresh as can be.

The beer list consists of 4-5 in house brewed beers of varying styles. Most of what's offered is sessionable in alcohol range which makes it easier afterwards, I love session beers. The other 7 or so taps are dedicated to local brews and anything else we can get in PA that does not go over the owner's budget, don't expect many gems. The flatbread's are oven baked, nuff said.

The service is attentive and on top of their game when they think they will get a good tip out of you. If they don't, expect to be treated not as a customer but as in the way. When sitting at the bar good service is pretty much guarenteed but while sitting at a table the service could be spotty. EBB is a big place so I can understand a little delay but there were bigger gaps than that during some visits. While not being beer experts the servers/bartenders did know what they were serving so that's a plus.

The food is mostly flatbread pizza's with a few varieties of styles that you can get. You can also build your own. Smaller side dishes are also on the menu with some non alcoholic beverages for the not of age yet peoples. The ingredients for the prep of these flatbreads is not all that expensive, so I wish earth could expand a bit on it's menu, as is, it's pretty dull.

Edit- If a large portion of your patrons really dug a beer, why would you not brew it again to appease them. It gives off a 'holier than thou' attitude that has no place in this thing of ours(Good beer), but in Earths case it's this 'thing of theirs'. Good beer is good beer and I want it again. A major turnoff for me is their unwillingness to brew great beer again, but over and over again they 'earth' will brew shitty ALT after shitty ALT and brew 10 IPA's per year that all taste the same, read: Not good.

Photo of touchmeimsac
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Earth Bread is the perfect place to grab a beer and a pie and relax.

The beers are contantly changing as the brewer never brews the same recipe twice. As a result the beers are always different and very inventive.

Thusfar I have had their pale ale made with Cherrios, their tea leaf Gruit, a nugget and gold hopped IPA, a Beligan RIS, and a dark saison and have enjoyed all very much. In addition they keep a number of guest taps going showing they know their beers stand up to the commecial ones.

Pizza is very good and everything is homemade. They have a nice selection of pies with local ingredients for very reasonable prices. The seed and four cheese are both great and I have a few more still to try.

They showcase local art on the walls and you can buy them as well. The whole place has quite an eclectic feel. Being able to see the tanks and know what is in them at a given time is cool too.

They update their website constantly which is great so you can always see what house beers they have going.

Earth Bread is my go to spot when I don't know where I want to grab a bite and I just want a chill relaxing atmosphere and a great local vibe.

Highly recommended

Photo of bonkers
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I headed over to EB&B the other night for dinner. We got there about 6 on Sat, and it was packed. There was a long wait for a table, but we were able to grab bar seats. The bar overlooked the kiln, and had an ecclectic feel to it. The waitress was very attentive and we got quick service. They had 4 house taps, and about 5 guest taps. They had some I enjoyed a German IPA and a honey IPA from Manyunk brewery. Some of the upcoming beers on tap looked great. We split a pizza and it was fantastic. The prices were very fair, $3.50 for a 13 ounce pour. A great place for a pizza and a beer.

Photo of DIM
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I finally made it here on the last weekend in Philly for sister and B.I.L. I've never been to Mt. Airy and I really like the neighborhood.

My sister used the word "salvaged" to describe the decor and think that fits very well. A hodge-podge of materials come together to create an inviting 2 floor space with bars and dining areas on each. I was disappointed to see only three house beers on tap, but I well thought out selection of guest taps rounded out a very nice selection. I enjoyed an IPA made with bread yeast, but had to send back my BA barleywine. That one was pretty bad. Our server was pretty gracious about taking it back at least. The flatbread options were intriguing and Mexican I split with Jes which was great.

I'm glad I finally got here. This is a great space on a worthy mission.

Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A great neighborhood place that is not in my neighborhood, I am sorry to say. EB+B is located in the heart of Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue. There is a small bar and dining room on the first floor, and a small bar and larger dining room on the second floor. The place is usually bustling with locals, which often means small children are underfoot, even in the bar area. Otherwise the vibe is cool and inviting and the space is well furnished.

The place is owned by the former owners of the lamented Heavyweight Brewing so the quality of the beer is good, as you would expect. The list was almost exclusively sessiony at the beginning, though thankfully the brewers are stretching out toward higher ABV territory again, with great results. The tap list is always fairly limited (I don't think I have ever seen more than 4 house beers on tap) but nicely supplemented by a strong guest tap list, something we see far too seldom in our area brewpubs.

The highlight of the food menu is the seed flatbread, easily one of the best meals in town and a must have. I rate the food a 4.5 on the basis of this item alone. Other flatbreads are highly recommended as well.

Service is always pleasant, often competent, sometimes harried and inexperienced. This is a great place for residents of the area but worth a journey for craft beer lovers. Hours can be quirky on weekends so check ahead.

HV

Photo of chcfan
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Earth Bread and Brewery is located on Germantown in the partially very nice and also partially shady neighborhood of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

The atmosphere is really cool. Downstairs has a classy bar and a lower level with some seating. As you walk to the back of the building to get to the bathrooms, you can see the fermentation tanks below. The flatbreads are baked in the large oven that's located toward the back of the lower level seating area. Upstairs is also bi-level with a smaller bar and more seating.

Sometimes wait service could be a little more attentive, but this usually only happens on busy nights. Bartenders are very quick to help you when you approach the bar.

Three to four in-house beers are always featured along with around six guest taps. Guest taps are usually half or more local, and the other half from all over. In house beers are usually very low abv, but not lacking in flavor. I would say the average ABV is about 4%, but there will occasionally be barleywines, wee heavys, or IPAs that approach 10%.

All of the flatbreads have the same crust, so the differences are in the toppings. My personal favorite is the Seed Pizza. So freaking good. The salads are very good, too.

The place can get kid-heavy at times, but is usually fine after 8 pm or so.

Photo of koopa
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I visited Earth Bread for the first time yesterday (flying solo this time) and enjoyed myself. You walk in to an area divided into a left and right half. The left half is a bar and is higher than the right half. The right half has about 14 tables and a igloo shaped brick oven where you can watch a crew assemble tasty pizzas. They also have a second kitchen in the back (non-visible) where everything else is assembled.

I walked up to the bartender and told him it was my first time at Earth Bread so I wanted a recommendation about which of the house brews to try. He recommended the mild which I did enjoy. Simple and sessionable with a nice flavor profile. It took about 10 minutes for a seat to open up at the bar and once I sat down I found the locals to be easy going and fun to talk to. I even wound up sharing flat bread pizzas with the person (Lew) sitting next to me. I ordered the Mole pizza and he ordered the traditional and we split each one. Tasty stuff and not too heavy which made it easier to continue to drink the session beer! I then moved on to the Alt beer which again was sessionable with a decent flavor profile. Saw the owner a few times but didn't want to be "that guy" who started a conversation with him about how I'm from NJ and know of him from Heavyweight...Blah, Blah, Blah so I just smiled and nodded at him a few times instead. My bartender (Ian maybe?) looked a bit like Jason Alstrom and was a nice guy (like Jason Alstrom I presume). He recommended that I stop by Mc Manamin's Tavern. I took them up on the suggestion and enjoyed myself at that establishment as well.

Nice place, nice people, and I'll be back!

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The only problem I have with this place is that its not located in Nyack, NY. The story goes that when owners Tom and Peggy were looking to open a new place, a location in Nyack almost worked out..oh well..just gotta get down to Philly more often, I suppose.
High quality brew, both made by Tom and by others, thoughtfully selected. Seems to always have a few high quality Saisons on and pouring, so you cant go wrong there. Match that with a menu full of thin crust pizza, interesting salads, all made with local, high quality/artisinal ingredients, a comfortable, spacious layout, friendly and low key staff, gracious hosts T and P. I knew I was gonna love this place...how about a sister location closer to my house?!?

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been wanting to check this place out for a few months now. Finally made it there today a little before they opened (4:30 for beer, 5:00 for food - 6 d/wk, Monday closed). It filled up really quick - a lot of young families with little kids. Awesome layout and atmosphere with a quasi-split level shared space between two adjacent rowhouses. Tons of elbow room and comfort - wide-open knee level-to-ceiling windows. Great spot to kill some time and brain cells.

Anyway, the beer. Because Earth Day just happened, they had on 5-6 "vintage" brews (beers that had been conditioning 1 month to 1 year before sale) in addition to their rotating list of 4 house beers. I was told that the brewers don't like to serve the same recipe twice, so I suppose you can expect a different selection of house offerings every few weeks or so. I had their FastBreaker (Belgian-style amber), Bad Bungee Bill (Belgian-style dubbel), Free the Hikers (scotch ale), and Phyto gruit ale. All were very good well-balanced smooth drinking ales (I'll have to review some more beers to be able to add some of these to their list on BA). Beer prices were fine. Not high at all.

Their flatbread pizzas (the core of their menu) were pretty tasty, although I found the prices a tad too high. Had an interesting salad with a generous helping of wheatberries. All in all, I'd say the menu is well-suited for beering.

EARTH reminded me a little of the many chill brewpubs I visited while in Montreal a couple years back. I will most definitely go back again and again despite the 35-40 drive it takes for me to get there. Now if we can only get a place or two like this where I'm at in South Jersey...

Photo of TheDeuce
4.7/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Earth Bread and Brewery in Mt. Airy, PA.

Nice little cobblestone neighborhood with lots of coffee houses. Cool decoration on the outside, inside is lots of wood, earthy colors, relaxed. Two floors, downstairs has a bar, a few tables and the oven, upstairs is another bar and a very nice cozy dining room.

Beers are varied, had about six of their own and were running a Victory promotion with six Victory beers, also a selection of wines. I had a Belgian amber and a dark wheat, both house beers, both were unique and very good.

Menu is full of different flatbread pizzas and salads, I built my own Earth Bread and Brewery in Mt. Airy, PA.large flatbread, it was really really good. Service was pleasant, but be prepared to wait a little for your pizza. Prices were reasonable.

Overall, wow. This is a unique and great brewpub with good beer, good food and lots of character. A must try.

Photo of genephares
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

EBB has supergreat flatbread pizzas. I love the sausage with homemade mozzarella. I had a wonderful and very different IPA. After an hour of trying to get a taxi back to our hotel the owners bent over backwards trying to also get us a taxi. None were available. They then went to great lenghts to find us alternative transportation back. While waiting for that to arrive we were provided complimentary drafts. This was my third visit there. I live 140 miles away or I would be a regular. Everone should visit this pub no matter how far away they live.

Photo of thefireman
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

My wife and I have been meaning to go to Earth for quite a while now, and last night was our first opportunity. I was a bit skeptical about a different kind of pizza, but we decided to go in with an open mind. Fortunate for us that we did.

We arrived at around 6 and the place was already crowded. We were seated upstairs. An area much larger than I had expected. The wait staff immediately took our drink order. I had the Belgian porter. A good choice. We each had the House Salad and split a large traditional pizza. Both were over the top good. I finished with their Alt beer. Another good choice. I must add that the service was terrific as well.

In a nutshell, the service and food were excellent. The beer is superb. We will be going back often.

Photo of Chinon01
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This neighborhood place does so many things so well. It's a place that you can as easily take a date to as someone could their kids. Large dining area upstairs with a more intimate downstairs. The heat and bready aroma from the "brick" oven perfume the space as does a wonderful and refreshing selection of music from Johnny Cash to classic jazz to more obscure indie rock all at a volume where it can be appreciated as well as your conversation. The bartenders are all friendly and attentive while the servers are quiet and efficient. The menu is limited to flatbread pizza and a few other items. But it is among my favorite around. The crust has a texture that is at once crisp yet chewable. The toppings can be restrained (tomato and cheese) or in your face (proscuitto with fig compote goat cheese and sea salt). The beer selection is house beers brewed on the premises guest beers on draft and bottle selections. In the year that they've been open I don't think that I seen or drank the same house beer yet. The brewer likes to experiment some are ok many are fantastic few are a bust. The adventure of it is worth multiple visits; although for some that could be a turn off. The wine selection is well thought out as well with North America, South America and Europe well represented.
My only complaints are that I'd like to see a broader menu and steady cask offering of a house beer. When the cask is on it has been typically a guest offering.
Thanks

Photo of mikedepue
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Already visited a couple times.

I enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the 2 different bars. Nice layout with two levels, and visable wood oven.

The service has been good with a knowledgeable / attentive staff

Not a huge selection of house beer, but the guest beers complete a nice selection. Not a huge amount of beer but I can always find something Ill enjoy. Also enjoyed the option for a 13oz pour (always good to be able to try more beer).

Food is good, not a huge menu but what they do, they do well. The flatbreads are always good

A good value, worth the trip, I will be back.

Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice brewpub in the Mount Airy/Germantown/Society Hill section of the city.

Upon walking in the door there are stairs that lead to the upstairs bar and dining area. Slightly to the right is the main bar and dining area and the brewing equipment is to the right of the bar.

The food and service are very good. The bartenders and serves are friendly and knowledgeable and often offer suggestions and info on the in house brews. They specialize in flat breads and have several different varieties, all of which that I've tried were excellent.

On to the beer. They have limited space so they often only have three or four of there own beers on tap here. This is my only complaint about this place. I would like to try more of their beers but I understand that they have limited capacity. That being said, their beers range from decent to very good and they always have a great selection of excellent guest craft beers.

The vibe at this place is pretty cool but it is a family friendly neighborhood place so expect a lot of kids and noise. The beers and selection are very good as well are the food and service. A bit of a journey if you're not familiar with the city but well worth the trip. Recommended.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

My wife and I made a day trip to Mt. Airy and specifically wanted to come here. This is a very clean friendly place. As you walk in a stairwell is to your left leading to another dining area. The bar is right in front of you with the tanks just beyond that and downstair's but is in plain view when you walk over there or to use the bathroom. Additional seating downstair's that let's you get a good look at the igloo shaped brick oven. I must say the wooded floor caught my attention immediatley very nice looking and then I heard it was a wall that came from some other beer joint as well as everything in there.

Friendly people, Friendly atmosphere, ok selection of there own beers which do match-up perfectly to their food's. I must say this place has restored my faith in pizza once again. My wife and I ordered the seed pizza with a little bit of sauce and it was amazing.After reading some reviews I did not find that this tasted like crackerboard at all. Very well done.

Like I said before all of the beers really compliment the cooking. A little on the lighter side of ABV's but they very are sessionable especially with the pizza's. The only thing I was a little peturbed about was the fact you couldn't get a sampler when I asked the bartender he said "We don't do sampler's. Well I can give you a sample to try." I thought to myself well couldn't you just give me all 4 of your beer's to try? I found that to be odd. From where I've been to so far I haven't been turned down for a sampling of their beer's. Anyway. There were a few other Philadelphia beer's on tap but mainly the usuals not really hard to find if you live in the area. The only reason I rate the selection average is because they have four beers and for a brewpub that is decent I am not looking at what is on guest tap that I could get somewhere else.

I have found a new place to come to and this is definitely towards the top as one of my favorite brewpub's.

Photo of barnuba
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: Sustainable, earthy and artsy café vibe with a focus on the local region. Main level seating is around the bar and overlooks the wood fired bread oven. There is an upstairs area also, which I did not view.

Quality: Very clean and upbeat vibe. Nice use of recycled furniture and fixtures in throughout.

Service: This was the only pitfall we experienced at the brewery. We visited on a Saturday for lunch. The waitress was knowledgeable about the beer that was on tap. However, the service was spotty especially for the amount of people that were in there. Our food came out separately and we waited for a long time before our server checked back with us - the owner actually stopped at our table to see if we needed anything...

Selection: The beer selection was solid. There were 4 house beers on tap along with several guest beers. The Non-Profit Porter was phenomenal and a portion of the proceeds from each draft are donated to 1 of 3 local charities which fits the philosophy of the brewery.

Food: We had 2 flat breads which were outstanding. The bread was crusty on the outside and filled with chewy deliciousness on the inside. The combination of toppings was also very complementary to the bread.

Overall this is a great place to visit in the suburbs of Philly - tasty beer, tasty food and an enjoyable atmosphere.

We will go back for sure!

Photo of DefenCorps
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I've driven up from the DC area 4 times in the past 6 months to eat here. The ambiance here is great, with 3 different dining areas, airy rooms, interesting artwork on the walls and a feel that's neither polished nor gritty while managing to stay interesting. The quality and selection? 3+ EBB beers on tap, 5+ guest taps that are always interesting (I've had the Victory Braumeister Pils, Nodding Head Berliner Weiss, Elder, Blind Pig etc.). The EBB beers are always interesting, great in concept though sometimes, the execution can be lacking (the mild yesterday was too dry). Service is great, the wait staff are attentive, I've never had to ask for a refill of my glass of water even when they're packed.

The food is simply fantastic. The flatbreads really take what a flatbread can be to the next level. The crust is the best crust I've ever had and no matter where I am, I always find myself comparing the crust of the pizza I'm eating to EBB's. Exceptional for it's texture, moisture and flavor. The specials are always interesting and exceptionally executed. Simply said, this place is a class apart, and I can't see myself not going back often, despite the 5 hour drive round trip

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Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.