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Varga Bar

Not Rated.
Varga BarVarga Bar

Taps: 22 / Bottles: 61
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

941 Spruce St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-5736
United States
phone: (215) 627-5200

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vargabar

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: eldondre on 06-05-2009)
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slander

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Sunday Philly Funday (that’s the actual original name of that U2 song, a little fun fact for you). We walked on over to here from there. Yes, I know, walking; I’m feelin’ crazy, it’s true. And damned if I’m not regretting it halfway through as it is seasonably hot. If only I can talk trick command Witz to hoof it back to pick up the car while I rest here on the cool cool grass. It’s sooo soft...

Corner joint on the wrong side of the street expected. Curbside seating to both sides off the corner; Timothy Busfield is not brunching at one of them. Black wood topped ‘C’ shaped bar on the inside wall with a black leather cushion base & wood foot box; seating for a dozen or so on black cushiony stools. Black wood fitted barback unit with a long row of taps over drainage on barback center. Booze shelved above on mirrored backing and to both sides with glassware, logo’d house growlers, & a bit more boozings. Pint glasses stacked to both sides of the taps countered. Glassfront cooler below housing bottled selections, tiered booze, & cupboard space. Vertical board to the left lists foodings, and a larger horizontal board to the right listing tap selections. The list is broken out into 4 groups; Session golden, strong golden, session dark, & strong dark; each with at least 1 item in their category that in my opinion, doesn’t belong there.

Walls painted burgundy, lavender, & something maybe off gray. Black & white checkerboard tile floorings and a whiteish ceiling with life-size Varga girls painted on it. There are also a few on the walls, along with a calendar pin up print. Oh, August. Horizontal accordion windows on both walls off the corner vestibule. Ceiling spinnys, sunken spots small & baby ones, too. And more inlayed in the bar back unit. Flats on the corners and another smaller one down back. Varga shirts displayed. 16 tables sectioned & divided, some sharing fabric common benchage.

20 taps, nearly ½ of them PA offerings (Victory Golden Monkey, Sly Fox O’Reilly’s Stout, Troegs Pale Ale, Weyerbacher Old Heather Imperial Stout, Penn Penndemonium Maibock, and 4 beers from Neshaminy Creek on the heels of an event; Churchville Lager, Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen, Leon Imperial Smores Stout, & Concrete Pillow Barleywine), and the remainder being craft from coast to coast (Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, Bells Two Hearted IPA, Left Hand Beer Week Sauce Coffee Porter, Elysian Oddland Peppercorn Saison, Anchor California Lager, Lost Coast Great White Ale, 21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA, Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager, Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale, Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA). And a pair of handpumps on the bar to one side (Yards Cape of Good Hope Imperial IPA & Espresso Love Stout). I drank the Anchor California Lager & Bells Two Hearted IPA.

A dozen wines, red & white; 6 & 6, plus 4 dozen bottles (including things from Russian River, Deschutes, Port/Lost Abbey, Brewers Art), and a dozen and a half cans; half of which are 21st Amendment & Sly Fox.

A much better soundtrack than the last place. I’m liking “Can’t you see”, so Witz said he’s down on Southern Rock to hurt me. He is a bad person. There is a large jar of olives off the bar. Witzel is fascinated by it. It’s a gallon jar, more olives than he’s ever eaten in his life. He said he wants to hold it because it amuses him. Olives are a known disgustagin and they freak me out; I think that’s why it amuses him. He is a bad bad person. Service got it done; nice kid behind the bar. Chill Philly house. Good tap list. I could hang here (while Witz hoofs it back for the car…)


01-20-2014 20:25:37 | More by slander
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Varga Bar in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.