Resurrection Ale House
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Reviews by mltobin:
2.93/5 rDev -30.9%
I went into my visit here with expectations that this would be a very good place to have a beer. Entering around 8:00 pm on a Saturday, no surprise that the restaurant/bar had a lively crowd. I was able to secure a stool at the bar, and was soon greeted by a bartender. After looking over the offerings, I asked for a taste of a beer and the response was : "we only have a small amount left, so I can`t pour you a taste, but it is good".
So, I ordered the beer and it was pretty good. It was a beer out of Cali, nothing very limited by any means. Some of the tap offerings were from Pizza Port, Ballast Point, local brewers, etc. I believe that they also have bottles, but do not recall those selections. Food here looked pretty good, but seemed a bit expensive. And the odd thing was that with these prices and a bit of attitude, the staff was very much dressed down. While a lot of the diners/drinkers were dressed kind of nice...it didn`t really mesh. All in all, it was ok, but I was hoping for better from the other reviews here.
05-13-2012 20:44:42 | More by mltobin
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2.75/5 rDev -35.1%
It's the first beer bar I have ever been to that will not give you a small taste of a brew to try before you buy. They will only sell you a 4 ounce pour. If after the first sip you don't like it - well that's just tough. They've got your money. The bartender claimed "it's policy".
I just checked my own "policy" to remind myself never to go there again. Thank heavens the great beer city of Philadelphia has enough wonderful beer destinations that take their clientele a little more seriously.
08-21-2014 09:09:44 | More by benoniboy
4.06/5 rDev -4.2%
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
Resurrection Ale House in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.