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Brauhaus Schmitz

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Brauhaus SchmitzBrauhaus Schmitz
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 92
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

718 South St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147-2023
United States
phone: (267) 909-8814

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brauhausschmitz

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(Place added by: GeoffFromSJ on 07-04-2009)
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Reviews by WunderLlama:
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

A brief visit to Philly brought me to the steps of Brauhaus Schmitz. I was there very early (5pm) for dinner. Nice atmosphere with German travel posters and the Rheinheitsgebot posted on one wall. A classy bier Halle! They also earn special marks for being a soccer pub. Although there were no Bayern pennants, they had an Eintracht Frankfurt and Philly Union scarves.

Immediately greeted and seated. Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter( despite being a St Pauli fan). Very impressive beer list with some beers exclusive in the US only at BS. Tried the Andorfer doublebockhefeweizen. Interesting and very good. Order the tasting course and tried the following:

Sauerkraut croquettes. - very good with speck / bacon mixed with emmentaler cheese and sauerkraut deep fried into delicious nuggets

Goulash - absolutely sensational . I would come back just for this dish alone.

Jäger schnitzel - pork steak coated and pan fried, spatula and asparagus. The pork was too filling (typical German food reaction) , the spatula were good the asparagus was very good and reminded me of my Mothers recipe.

Appel Strudel- a thick delicious wedge of flaky pastry and apples.

This was served with a draft Hacklberger Humorator. An amazing delicious bock bier . Loaded with malty goodness and an earthy, fruit taste that reminded me of figs. Loved it and only on draft in the US at BS.

Very good food, excellent beers, excellent service, nice atmosphere (although early) . I recommend it and will be back the next time I am in Philly.

WunderLlama, Friday at 12:33 PM
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

erogers08, Thursday at 09:59 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

drtth, Sunday at 02:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dmw32, Friday at 07:48 PM
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%

I stumbled upon Brauhaus while walking up and down on South street during a sweaty-hot almost-summer day while looking for apartments.

Went in for lunch and had a good time. The place is rather large and was pretty empty at around 1pm on a Tuesday. Not much of an atmosphere... the place looks new and sterile.

30 beers (20 front/10 back) on tap, all German. I've never seen a Deutsch joint with so many options: five different Hefes, three Goses, four Dopplebocks... plus more Goses and even some sours on the bottle menu.

I enjoyed the food- not your average German. Had a nice salad of kohlrabi, ramps and what not. The house-made sausages look promising. Service wasn't terribly warm but I'm used to it here in Philadelphia.

DoubleSimcoe, Sunday at 01:20 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

soulcougher, Tuesday at 11:49 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Barnsley, Wednesday at 04:07 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

InspectorBob, Wednesday at 03:21 PM
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Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, PA
94 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.