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The Farmers' Cabinet

Not Rated.
The Farmers' CabinetThe Farmers' Cabinet
very good

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 24.87%
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 98
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 26
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1113 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
United States
phone: (215) 923-1113
// CLOSED //


It should be noted that the house beers, although served exclusively at the Farmer's Cabinet and at the Boilmaker, were in fact brewed for them at a microbrewery they owned in Alexandria, VA, called Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse.

They no longer have house beers brewed for them.

(Place added by: hhkal17 on 03-18-2011)
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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

A nice open front throwback bar in the city. This place is dimly lit by candles and has lots of wood inside. The music is what seems to be old time instrumental records. A little too dark inside for me, it kind of feels like using candles when the electricity goes out. A beer bar on the left with a large selection of beers posted on wooden slabs hanging on the wall. There is a large printed beer list, categorized by beer style mostly. Tens of beers available and a variety are hard to come by. Primarily European beer, they offer some every day drinkers as well as rare beers and vintage selections too. This place leans heavily toward higher end beers and pricey selections, mainly in the way of large and aged bottles. The bartenders were always friendly attentive and very knowledgeable about the beer there. I didn't try any of the food yet, but it looks pretty intriguing, mostly game inspired. I need to step up my beer knowledge when I head back here, and try the food as well. A great place for beer lovers.

BeerForMuscle, Jun 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Durandal_777, May 22, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +23%

Cool atmosphere, a lot of room to sit and grab a drink, bar is really cool and they have a lot of taps. It was a little pricey but if you in philly you should def check it out, hear the food is $ but we didn't eat. Beer selection had quite a few great taps everything from lambic's to lagers.

sneth019, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

InspectorBob, Feb 26, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

I'd probably better review this place before it's closed, which says a lot - http://philly.eater.com/tags/the-farmers-cabinet. I've avoided doing so in the past because of all of the inside / backdoor information I've been given on it, but now that that's all coming out in the press, who cares?

Maybe I can sum it all up in just a few words while ignoring all of the s#*t-swirl that's been going on pretty much since they opened (and then closed) Fork & Barrel: great looking place. comfortable. beautiful. pricey - yes. beers that no one else has. foods that no one else would dare try. authentically hip / not hipster. If you haven't been you should go. This is what so many places in Brooklyn really want to be but cannot achieve.

NeroFiddled, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 08, 2014
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The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia, PA
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.