Taps: 28 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bennybrew:
3.86/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
having come from mcgillin's this place was a definite change of pace. more of a martini and chardonnay bar but they had about 20 different beers on tap. including the yard's pales (british and American) with the same malts and hops and different yeasts (VERY intersting stuff that). service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy when we were there.
i have to give this bar a lower score than mcgillin's as the latter is a beer bar and the former is a bar, in spite of the draft selection but more of the kind of place to bring inlaws or dates (although tria is a better spot than moriarty's).
04-24-2005 23:13:48 | More by bennybrew
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3.09/5 rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
The wife and I wanted to stop at Farmers' Cabinet, but we were told by a passerby that the entire staff quit "last night". Not surprising. We looked across the street at Moriarty's and weren't sure what to expect from an Irish pub, but decided to give it a try.
Well, this is not your average Irish pub! They've got a lot of good beer here, flowing from 28 taps. Aside from a bunch of macro crap (Coors, Stella and the usual suspects), I saw Bear Republic Racer 5 and Grand Am, Dogfish, Port Anniversary and Summer, Prism Felony, Stone, Widmer, Susquehanna Atomic DIPA, Starr Hill, Chimay... pretty nice!
We didn't try any of the food because it looked extremely average and there are so many good joints around (Hello Tria!), but I was tempted by the chicken wings. They won a bunch of "Best of Philly" awards back then, but haven't scored for about a decade now...
Service was horrible. Our server was disinterested and didn't show up, but when I went to the bar I was comped our first round of drinks.
Despite my low rating, this is not a bad stop at all.
07-07-2014 00:03:49 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Nice location in Philadelphia, on the border of Washington Square West and Midtown Village.
Cool Irish Pub, with a great relaxed atmosphere. Long bar on the first floor, with some small tables to the side, and a more casual dining area in the back.
I really like the second floor. Gives you a cozy, homey feel to the place. A small bar, witha fireplace and a couple tables and a TV.
They have a decent selection of beer, and they always rotate in some local drafts, which is nice, but they usually don't bring it anything too hard to find, but hey, not every place is a beer bar.
The food is decent, some things can be hit or miss. They have really good whole wings, in a good sauce. Some of their sandwiches can be a little bland. But, it is hard to beat the value in that neighborhood.
Service is hit or miss as well, certainly some characters that work there, but I can deal with that! Overall, it's a good cozy place upstairs on the second floor when it snows. Hey, it snowed today, I guess I know where I am going for dinner!!
01-08-2010 16:38:47 | More by sbw138
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch yesterday afternoon with a co-worker:
Although it initially looks like your run-of-the-mill Irish pub from the outside, Moriarty's is a step above when it comes to food and brew selection.
I started with a bottle of Leffe Blonde, which was served in the proper glassware and at a respectable temperature (i.e. not freezing cold). They offer about 40 beers on tap and have another 50 or so in bottles. I was pleased to see a nice selection of belgians (all three Chimays, La Chouffe, Atomium, Delirium Tremens, etc.) and american micros (Stone, Dogfish Head, etc.).
The bartender seemed a little on edge and wasn't really receptive to my questions about the seasonal tap offerings. The staff is often a bit tense, but that might be due to an overwhelming amount of Center City traffic.
I usually grab the buffalo wings when I stop in (they're awesome, by the way), but I wasn't too hungry, so I went with the Spanish Fries. They were spicy and delicious; mixed with assorted greens and onions. My buddy got the French Dip and that looked amazing as well.
Before we returned to the office, I decided to sneak in a Hoegaarden and Chimay White, which were both tasty enough to make the rest of the day go by rather quickly.
A nice place to stop for lunch or a quick sip.
05-27-2009 14:53:05 | More by deapokid
4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Must say I was impressed by this place. Stopped in for a bite on a recent Philly trip.
A - Nice feel to the place. Irish styling, but mainly just a city pub with fairly nice woodwork and Irish music playing in the background. Crowded and a little loud when I was there, but the good kind of loud for a bar. Music wasn't blaring, just a nice chatty, social crowd.
Q - The brews were served up in full 20 ounce tulips or nonics, and poured well.
Ser - I was at a table and our waitress was excellent. Nice and sociable, all over refilling beers. The Bartenders looked like they kept moving as well, so I'd say service here is very good from what I saw and experienced.
Sel - Nice beer selection. Nothing mind blowing but enough variety of styles. Of course the Irish standards, in addition to SABL and SA Seasonal, SNPA, two Yards's varieties, Boddington's and Bass. Chimay was on tap as well as Hoegaarden and the obligatory Stella. They dedicate one tap as a "rotating Micro" and one as a "rotating Belgian". A nice list of layered Guinness drinks. More on tap than I remember and a nice bottle list as well.
F - Very good. Just had the wings and a burger and both were excellent. The burger was medium rare, just like I ordered and was a big, juicy piece of meat. Very good fries on the side, definitely house cut and seasoned nicely.
02-23-2008 15:27:05 | More by EStreet20
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is another one of the many Philly bars that has a decent beer selection. It has the Irish Bar theme going on, and of course the bar is big and filled with happy drinkers. There are about 15 stools at the bar, but there is a bunch of tables in the back of the place for people who want to eat a dinner. There were some tables set up outside too. Several TV were showing the Phillies game.
The beer selection is pretty good with 25 or so taps. Several macros, Sierra Nevada, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Victory, Yuengling, Yards, and the usual Harp, Stella, Guinness, Fosters, Boddingtons, and Sam Adams. The beers we had were fresh which means the turnaround is pretty good. There are a bunch of bottles to choose from too.
Service was a bit slow since there was a good sized crowd. We did not try the food, but the wings that were coming out created a nice aroma in the bar.
This is a good place to stop for a pint or two if you are in the area.
07-03-2007 12:53:43 | More by Gavage
Moriarty's Pub in Philadelphia, PA
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.