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Earth Bread + Brewery

Not Rated.
Earth Bread + BreweryEarth Bread + Brewery
Based on:
54 Beers
87 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 46
Visits: 70
Avg: 4.11
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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Place added by: slander on 10-02-2008

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Reviews: 46 | Visits: 70
Reviews by jwc215:
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3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I visited on a Friday evening. It was pretty busy (though not "packed"). This place is quite "different" than your typical brewpub/beerbar...Very contemporary, almost a European cafe flair to it. Bright and clean with a thin area with a long bar and a large oven in the back area. A flight of stairs leads to an upstairs that has a small, quaint feel. There is another small bar upstairs. A list of beers are on chalkboards both upstairs and downstairs. The artwork is unusual (almost a bit "disturbing". Very contemporary - I'm no art critic, so I suppose I just didn't "get it". There is a trendy feel (for lack of a better term). Didn't quite feel comfortable there. The staff (and even the general feel of the guests) wasn't friendly or unfriendly - formal, you could say.

Service was efficient enough. The glasses were not chilled, and beer served at appropriate temperature. There were four house beers - a "mild", a saison, an imperial pils and a stout. The mild was ok..."run-of-the-mill" blonde ale for the less venturous (a bit too yeasty for me). The beers were "decent" - nothing special, IMO. There were some local beers available as well (including from Yards, Philadelpia and Victory).

The food focused on the flatbread pizzas. My friends and I shared the pesto one - It was minimalistic. More like a "snack"... $14 for the large (and it was quite large - a good thing, as there wasn't much to it). It tasted fine - but, again, nothing special.


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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Good quality beer, typically a very good selection, great pizza choices

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.