Taps: 19 / Bottles: 484
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by woodychandler:
4.64/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Transcribed from notes dated T, 10 August 2010.
I was on a mission on this day. I had received a trade request for Sly Fox CANs and I was getting ready to head to Madison, WI that Thursday so I needed to reload and ship mos' quick. I had a list of all Beer Stores on BA Beer Fly at the time and I decided to visit as many of the ones that offered singles and sixers as I could, taking notes at each one.
Another corner location, this time at 11th and Fitzwater Streets and on the approach, the geography began to look familiar. It is located catty-corner to Bella Vista Distributors! The entry was in the center of the building along 11th Street with booth seating immediately upon entering and running along that wall and its windows as well as along a small corner window along Fitzwater. The center of the space was filled with heavily laminated restaurant tables and standard chairs. The left-facing, south wall had a small lounge area with a couch (!), a divan and a faux (?) fireplace with a sculpted stone owl perched atop its mantel.
Further aft, on the left-facing side, the bank of coolers began and wrapped around to the back (west) wall. There were five (5) doors on the left side, each with six (6) shelves and five more doors on the back wall for a total of ten (10) doors. The prices were clearly marked and I was told that they have the capacity to stock up to 1000 (1K) different beers at any given time. Zounds! For we shoppers of singles, a Mix-6 garners a 10% discount and a Mix-8 rates 15% off of the total.
They also offer draft beers and will fill growlers as an extension. The free-to-join Growler Club asks you to fill twenty (20) growlers over time with the expectation that your 21st fill will be on the house. Nice! As to the growlers, they have specially-made ones to go with their fill process which requires a special cap also.
Chalkboards above the counter area detailed "Lunch"; "Hours"; "Today's Specials" and "What's On Tap?". Coupled with the pressed tin signage (tackers), ceiling fans and exposed ducting, I wondered if they had designed the place with me in mind.
Another draft, some H2O and I was again on my way.
01-22-2011 12:53:53 | More by woodychandler
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A: Very busy at about 1pm when we showed up on a holiday Monday. Most folks sitting at tables enjoying lunch, but a few browsing the large beer selection in the fridges at the back.
Q: Lots of hard to find beers in several fridges at the back. Also some on tap. Very high quality selection both in bottles and on tap.
S: Service was great. Multiple employees asked if we needed help and offered us samples of what they had on tap. Once seated, our waitress was very attentive and friendly.
S: Great selection, as mentioned above in Quality.
F: Food was very good. Just had a quick burger with fries for lunch, which went very nicely with the beers we chose.
V: Nothing special here. Not expensive, not cheap. About what you'd expect from a craft beer establishment.
06-05-2013 14:06:11 | More by joel_j
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Have been to Hawthornes twice now. The tap selection here is interesting enough. The bottle selection did not really excite me though. After stocking up at Bella Vista Dist. across the street, I may have been a bit jaded. On our first visit it seemed too crowded to wait to eat, but we did wait on our second visit.
We waited on the comfy couch by the fireplace, with draft beer in had. The place is lively and really cute. We did not have to wait that long to be seated. We ordered brunch and we all enjoyed our meals. The server was friendly and knew the menu. Overall, we all really liked it and agreed we would return on a future visit.
05-09-2013 00:27:46 | More by rikatine
Hawthornes in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.