Resurrection Ale House
Taps: 13 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Soonami:
4.55/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I went on a date here last night with a lady friend--I have been twice before, but this is the first time I've sat down for a full meal.
The decor in Resurrection Ale House continues on the theme started at Memphis Taproom and Local 44: dark wood bar, comfortable chairs at the bar, tin ceiling tiles, antique beer paraphernalia (a neat array of vintage beer cans at Resurrection) and warm colors on the wall. This is an inviting bar with the perfect lighting and background music levels to make for an intimate experience.
The service staff is knowledgeable about the 10-12 offerings on tap and can provide enough description to give someone a reasonable idea of what to expect. The only quibble is that a dozen draft beers is not that special in Philadelphia anymore, although the selection is very good. There is also a nice bottle list, but you'll pay for those. I had Port Wipeout ($4), Great Divide Yeti ($4) and RR Consecration ($7) there last night, which were of course all great and very fairly priced.
I had the delicious honey drizzled fried chicken with German potato salad and my date had a argula and feta salad that with a side of bread was almost a dinner portion. The one disappointment was the homemade pickles. Offered yesterday, were two types of cucumber, red grapes, beet, melon, and maybe something else, but aside from a little anise, just a sprig of dill or a pod of cardamom, the pickles all seemed to have been brined in the same base liquid. I think each item should be given a special bath to accentuate certain flavors.
This is a very cozy bar with limited seating, a great tap selection, friendly service and a thoughtful menu. It doesn't have quite the draft list that Local 44 does, but it has a similar style with more refined food and as always the Phillies on HD
06-30-2010 02:08:51 | More by Soonami
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$$
Resurrection is one of those beer places I’ve had on my Philly bucket list for quite a while. Now that I live here, I wasted no time and went there ASAP. On a Sunday morning at high noon, the place was surprisingly quiet. I thought it’d be rather jammed with folks doing brunch and all of that.
Small corner bar with a funky configuration, two levels, a bar, bunch of tables… the tap list is obscure and interesting: Oxbon, Trois Dame Grande Dame, Dead Man’s Hand Imp Stout, Pays d’Auge Cidre, Dogfish Red+White, Stillwater, Brewer’s Art… 12 taps total.
The bottle selection is small but enticing, with 15-dollar bottles of World Wide Stout and vintage J.W. Lee’s Harvest among other goodies.
I absolutely loved my “brandade benedict”, a genius creation of pan-fried brandade cake with a poached egg on top. Pricey at 13 dollars for one single jawn, but damn delicious.
Service is friendly and knowledgeable, ambience is good alright (despite the screaming babies and preppy-white parents from overtly-gentrified Graduate Hospital) and the only downside is how expensive the whole thing came out to be: sixty dollars after tax and tip for three drinks and two food items. More New York than Phila, yo!
07-16-2014 03:17:35 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.73/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$
My first stop during Philly Beer Week. On cask Elysian Brewer's Reserve IPA (7% abv); DFH 75 minute IPA (7.5%); Slyfox Pale Ale (5%). Later in the weekend the following was going on cask: Green Flash Hop Head Red (Red IPA, 7%); Victory Summer Love (American Blond, 5.2%); Bear Republic Grand Am ( APA,6%); Breckingridge Lucky U (American IPA, 6.2%); and Yards Brotherly Suds (American Bitter,4.5%). Elysian kicked while I was there so I stayed for a Hop Head Red. Great staff, friendlycrowd, amazing beers and an excellent start to my 3-day beer weekend. On tap: Leipziger Gose; Ichtegem's Grand Cru; Oskar Blues G'night; Manyayunk Duet; DeDoll Dulle Teve; Allagash White; Victory Braumeister Pils; Left Hand Milk Stout; and Port Summer Pale Ale. WOW!
06-01-2013 00:29:22 | More by 86sportster883
Resurrection Ale House in Philadelphia, PA
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.