Resurrection Ale House
Taps: 13 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
2.93/5 rDev -31.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I went into my visit here with expectations that this would be a very good place to have a beer. Entering around 8:00 pm on a Saturday, no surprise that the restaurant/bar had a lively crowd. I was able to secure a stool at the bar, and was soon greeted by a bartender. After looking over the offerings, I asked for a taste of a beer and the response was : "we only have a small amount left, so I can`t pour you a taste, but it is good".
So, I ordered the beer and it was pretty good. It was a beer out of Cali, nothing very limited by any means. Some of the tap offerings were from Pizza Port, Ballast Point, local brewers, etc. I believe that they also have bottles, but do not recall those selections. Food here looked pretty good, but seemed a bit expensive. And the odd thing was that with these prices and a bit of attitude, the staff was very much dressed down. While a lot of the diners/drinkers were dressed kind of nice...it didn`t really mesh. All in all, it was ok, but I was hoping for better from the other reviews here.
05-13-2012 20:44:42 | More by mltobin
4.06/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$$
Resurrection is one of those beer places I’ve had on my Philly bucket list for quite a while. Now that I live here, I wasted no time and went there ASAP. On a Sunday morning at high noon, the place was surprisingly quiet. I thought it’d be rather jammed with folks doing brunch and all of that.
Small corner bar with a funky configuration, two levels, a bar, bunch of tables… the tap list is obscure and interesting: Oxbon, Trois Dame Grande Dame, Dead Man’s Hand Imp Stout, Pays d’Auge Cidre, Dogfish Red+White, Stillwater, Brewer’s Art… 12 taps total.
The bottle selection is small but enticing, with 15-dollar bottles of World Wide Stout and vintage J.W. Lee’s Harvest among other goodies.
I absolutely loved my “brandade benedict”, a genius creation of pan-fried brandade cake with a poached egg on top. Pricey at 13 dollars for one single jawn, but damn delicious.
Service is friendly and knowledgeable, ambience is good alright (despite the screaming babies and preppy-white parents from overtly-gentrified Graduate Hospital) and the only downside is how expensive the whole thing came out to be: sixty dollars after tax and tip for three drinks and two food items. More New York than Phila, yo!
07-16-2014 03:17:35 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
A place iv'e really wanted to try based on the hype in the BA community... after entering, drinking and leaving, i had similar thoughts as i did when i tried Local 44 at the time. Gave it another whirl...
Atmosphere is comfortable, yet unspectacular, kind of a minimalist art deco feel. The gripe is the small bar and akward layout of the place, i counted 25 people around the bar and there was no room to move. Solid draft beer selection, not quite spectacular based on the fact most of these beers can be found easily elsewhere, but no real duds. Id say about 1-2 of the beers at any time can be eye openers, but falls short of "best beer menu in the city" hype. The bottle list offers a solid selection of somewhat pricey imports. It seems the spectacular beer events contribute the most to the overall reputation at this point and they do have a lot of them, i would suggest making an event the time to check out the bar. Service was good, even with large crowds the servers did there best to try and keep everyone happy.
08-02-2010 17:48:33 | More by rfgetz
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
i really love this place. the food is excellent, the ambiance is really cool, and the beer is tasty. they do not have any non-craft beer on tap. if there are any drawbacks, it's that there may not be as many beers on tap as you may be used to (they have 10-12 or so plus a handpump) and it's kinda small inside. but totally worth it. i've gone both in the middle of the day and on a friday night when its super crowded. the service did not suffer. i love the curry sauce for the fries! had my first ever black butte here.
i've been back a number of times now.
12-25-2010 04:59:07 | More by pvequalsnrt
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Came here with my wife for our wedding anniversary on Oct. 10, 2010.
Parking was hard to come by here and it's smack in the middle of a residential area but it was worth it.
Unassuming from the outside, we walk in and i must say it was smaller than i had imagined. Still, it was comfortable and being fairly early, it was about half empty. We went to the upper part to sit at the tables.
The tap list had 12 beers including Saison du BUFF, Stone RIS, Ayinger Oktoberfest, ST Harvest & Arcadia Jaw Jacker. I wanted some cask but they didn't have the keg yet. Then selected the Sly Fox Rauchbier and they were out of that too. I settled on Saison du BUFF and my wife with the Stone RIS. The prices were cheap IMO ranging from 4-5$ which is a bargain. Everything was killer and a nice mix of local, classics and seasonals.
The waiter was nice and very knowledgeable of the beers even suggesting some. I had to wait for a while to get my beer though which was a bit bothersome.
The food was simply fantastic and inexpensive really considering what you get. I took the pappardelle with lamb ragu and my wife had the twice fried chicken. Some slight changes to the menu we were handed for a few things. I think they tweak it a lot without necessarily changing the menu which is odd but not terribly bad.
Overall, the service could have been a little faster for my beer and it would have been nice if the menu changes were reflected in the menu we were given but we seriously enjoyed our time there and would come back again for sure.
10-13-2010 16:54:40 | More by papat444
Resurrection Ale House in Philadelphia, PA
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.