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Varga Bar

Not Rated.
Varga BarVarga Bar
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: 61
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vargabar

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(Place added by: eldondre on 06-05-2009)
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Photo of Deuane
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I often do not rate a place that I know I will go back to on the first visit but this deserves to be an exception.

Stopped in during a busy Friday evening and received proper service in moments. Four of us got outside seating along the street. The whole place is opened up wide during nice weather and gives the place a very nice vibe.

Twenty taps total with NO crap and two beer engines offer a most impressive selection. They even update the menu online with regularity, another plus. I enjoyed the cask Yard's Oaked IPA and a Long Trail DIPA.

Having been nibbling all night I wasnt overly hungry but the pickle pot of assorted pickled vegetables piqued my interest enough to try it....a very nice and reasonably priced appetizer. I must go back more hungry as the menu looks great, to include the lumpy cheese fries....cheese fries with lump crabmeat....genius!

Service from our server was fine....it was busy so waiting here and there was ok. The high mark is due to the following. We asked for our bill and when it came I noticed a HUGE discount. I mean we had 6 beers and the app. so it should have been around $35. Well, our first round, four beers, had been perked! What?! Upon inquiring we were told that Rich, the bar manager, had comped us! Reason, he heard us talking about BA and saw me taking notes and wanted to treat us and give an obvious good first impression....well, it worked!

Regardless of the impressive service I would have gone back to Varga again. With the treatment we received though I will MOST certainly return!

Photo of iDrool
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

First, let me start by saying that the beer list may be the best in the city. Beers are priced around $6, but many of them are a very healthy ABV. Amazing range of beers. A lot of things I've never seen and that aren't bottled (Rogue Mogul and Love and Hoppiness, as well as Victory Rauch Porter) and a lot of rarely seen handles (Founders Double Trouble and Backwoods Bastard as well as Dogfish 120 minute, as well as Russian River Damnation). The bar manager, Ian, is an absolute beer freak. Tell him your favorite beer, and he'll throw a frosty treat in front of you that you won't be able to deny. The beers change A LOT. Ian told me that they change, on average, 10 kegs per week... impressive considering they fit way less than 100 in the restaurant. The food was great as well. The wings were amazing and the Rigatoni was incredible. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS BAR!!!. They are also listed on beermenus.com and on Twitter which is nice, because you can see the beers updated as they change. I will be back soon and often. Bravo Varga Bar!!

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Varga Bar in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.