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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Manayunk Brewery and RestaurantManayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 494
Beer Avg: 3.61

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
86
very good

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19127
United States
phone: (215) 482-8220

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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

As a manayunker I'll stop by this place every now and then. A good place to check out for some ultra micro philly brews. Serves nothing but it's own brews on tap. Usually 8 at a time $8 for a sample of all of them. My favorite is the Schuylkill punch. A raspier berry wheat lager. This place has good food but one of the best offerings is Sunday brunch. They fill up growlers starting at $10. As a man that likes variety I'll usually opt for another place on Main Street as I've had all of their standard offerings. Nothing earth shattering about their seasonals.

12-22-2013 00:56:33 | More by Ryanm1
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

A good local brewery right on Main St. in Manayunk. The beers are...okay. Eight homemade brews on tap, including 2 fruit beers when I went. They don't have a regular stout or porter yet, it seems, but they keep Guinness on tap, as well as Amstel Light for the weak of heart. Nothing I would call a "tremendous" beer, but still some tasty stuff. The food menu is more impressive, with several entrees that inspire one to return for more. Also, pizza. Flatbread-style pizza was really good. Not what I'd necessarily call a "beer-lover's paradise," but it still had some good options, better food menu, casual dining atmosphere, friendly staff... I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but I do stop in when in the area. In a nutshell, the brews here are pretty tame, but they compliment the food well.

*Update (2011): their beers seem to be improving. See: Yunkers Nocturnum.

04-29-2011 19:56:12 | More by Rifugium
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

This is situated off main street in Manayunk, a neat and funky, area with varying stores and bars lined up. This brewery is right off the waterfront which makes this place even more awesome. They brew their beers onsite and they are good beers too! I like their IPA and Pale Ale styles. I almost had our wedding rehersal dinner here due to the large spaces this place had upstairs - with another big bar and two large rooms even an outdoor rooftop terrance with an adjunct bar to boot. This place can get noisy especially when there is a band out. This place also reminds me of a fraternity house but with very good beer! :) Good food too - I've had their chicken sandwiches, wings, and burgers. Great stuff. Nice, attentive, and courteous staff as well.

02-24-2011 17:04:02 | More by CuriousMonk
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rbastone

New York

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$

Tried a trip over to Manayunk while in Philly this past weekend (despite the fact there is no limit to how many times you can go to Monk's, Nodding Head, etc.) Very large space with an outdoor deck area (would be great in beter weather).

The beers were good - yet - my wife and I both agreed that they were all very similar on the palate. Stuck with the Double IPA - which was drinkable yet lacked the hoppy kick one would expect for a beer in the 8+% ABV range.

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was less-than memorable. I would envision this place as a great summer bar with the outdoor deck complimented by the crisp/light beer selection.

Glad we dropped in to check the place out - but wouldnt proactively leave Philly proper for the experience again. Definitely worth a 'drop in' while you are in the area though.

01-02-2011 19:38:22 | More by rbastone
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trags15

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

I lived in Manayunk for my college career and this was always our go-to Thursday night place. The beers were only two dollars from 8-10 and the beer was actually real good, depending on what you got.

I always preferred the California Dreamin' because it was high in alcohol percentage and it was real cheap. Being outside with your friends, on a cool summer night created such a great atmosphere.

The restaurant itself is very good. The home made pizza is fantastic!! They have a sushi bar, and multiple regular bars inside, as well as two or three bars outside. The place is huge, and serves as the college spot hang out.

The beer selection is very good, ranging from all different types and flavors, with multiple high ABV content.

Overall, solid place.

10-12-2010 13:48:12 | More by trags15
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designergeoff

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

been here many times, its a great saturday night place if you want to take off from the better northeast bars (grey lodge, hop angel).

great atmosphere always hot girls, bands, and good people. but there is a crowd for the most part

never had a bad experience with the quality, i get the punch every time i go ( raspberry lager), but lots of others to try. IPA, Smoked beer, other lagers.

panchetta pizza is out of site, you cannot be let down by it.

reasonable price for where your at, i can think of 10 places in that area where you could spend more and be let down

09-30-2010 18:14:55 | More by designergeoff
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

I could write a novella about our visit to Manayunk on a recent Philly beer trip.

The short story version:

Four guys from West Virginia go to the big city for a weekend of respecting. The second trip for two of us, the first for the other two. A hard afternoon/evening of drinking in Phoenixville and Downingtown on Friday, some slightly hung over Mountaineers on Saturday morning, but nothing a few homebrew samples could not fix.

Saturday on the way in to town, we hit Manayunk Brewery for lunch and some samplers. Great neighborhood, easy drive, and they actually have parking which we find out after cramming into a questionable spot on the street. I go get the van and park it safely on premises.

Following signs we walk behind buildings along the river, some parts covered, some not. We pass an outside bar(maybe part of the place?), then a clothing store, then outside dining, open air bar under roof and finally the inside bar and more importantly the bathrooms.

Settle at the bar, all order samplers (8 beers) and start a-tasting. All excellent beers, but I would not go back to the raspberry lager thing. Forget the name but fruit and lager do not do it for me. The bar-tender is very attentive and friendly but leaves us alone when we want to be. As we peruse menus he suggests the brisket (sandwich or entree) and we all opt for the sandwich which he says has a "money back guarantee". This may have been his own policy rather than the establishment's.

The sandwich was stellar...but I found a small and innocuous looking piece of plastic in my fries. The barkeep casually removes it while I am still binging on the fries. He starts to offer me a free beer for my trouble, and instead decides to offer everyone a free beer for my trouble. We all wet for the DIPA, which was the most memorable from the sampler.

Hey this is a cool place. If our hotel had been anywhere near, and had we not been meeting a local BA for some downtown respecting, we all agreed we could have easily spent the Day at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. Go there. You will not be disappointed!

No porter or stout which takes the selection down a half-point. There is no reason not to give every other category a 5.

04-17-2010 02:07:16 | More by ZimZamZoom
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UDbeernut

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Manayunk Brewery is located between Main Street and the Schuykill River in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The bar/restuarnt is quite large with bars and dinning rooms on the lower level and the second level. It also features a large patio that over looks the river and a railroad tresstle bridge that crosses over the Schuykill. There is lots of pay parking available on main street and free street parking a few blocks east.

All of the beers on tap are their own. They had about 8 beers on tap including a DIPA, APA, wheat beer, and a few lagers. Everything I had was served in appropriate glass wear. The beer was tasty but nothing over the top. The servers were quick and attentive.

Did not try the food, prices were a bit high but nothing I would not expect in the trendy Manayunk section.

09-03-2009 12:33:34 | More by UDbeernut
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

My wife and I just got back from this place and let me say simply awesome.

When we first went in we went into the wrong entrance and the man pointed us downstairs. So we walked down the steps and it seemed like walking down into a dungeon but then we looked and the entrance was right in front of us ( you had to walk down the alley to the main entrance and there is an entrance from the little waterfall area). Bar is to your left and a sushi bar is straight ahead very unique I thought. We were seated immediately and I got a sampler of the eight beers on tap. Again awesome not a bad tasting on the menu. The food menu was kind of ordinary and basic.Another thing I was amazed at was how inexpensive the menu was. You can't get a meal as cheap in an ordinary restaraunt. Such as ( Red Lobster,Olive Garden,etc.) We walked out with a six pack two beers apiece of there 3 bottled beers. I would definetly go there again if it wasn't so far away. Again awesome place a must go to in the Philly area and I must say the nicest brewpub I've been to yet.

04-05-2009 00:54:48 | More by TheFightfan1
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dborginis

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

Really great place to be, ideally on their deck on a 70-80 degree day. This is what makes their annual April Brewfest a great time.

Beers are good, solid selections in a variety of styles. Only problem is, that on three separate occasions, drinking two different beers, I got a beer that I believed did not taste right. The first two times it was a Sckyukill punch, the last time it was their octoberfest. The last time, I told the bartender, and they offered me another beer, even though they seemed to believe I just didn't like the beer. I had each beer many times before, so I was sure something was wrong.

Food is good as well, you can find something tasty at any price point.

Overall I enjoy the place, just have to keep watch for these bad beers once in a while.

03-25-2009 01:50:20 | More by dborginis
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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.