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My Trip to Beer Mecca

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by jj74365, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. jj74365

    jj74365 Savant (300) Massachusetts Aug 18, 2012 Verified

    A few pics from weekend in Philly.

    The Mirror in back bar


    Beer Bible


    Outside Monk's


    Catherine the Great


    I'm on the right. Belgian Cafe.




    The Chimay

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  2. JxExM

    JxExM Savant (480) New York Mar 5, 2012

    Nice pics man. I'm heading out to Philly with my wife on Friday to Tired Hands.
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  3. jj74365

    jj74365 Savant (300) Massachusetts Aug 18, 2012 Verified

    Thanks. Be sure and visit The Belgian Cafe. Same owners as Monk's, but a better bar in my view. Not better selection, just better bar. If you're lucky, Marlena will be bartending. And if you're looking for great Italian food, hit up The Victor Cafe on Dickinson Street. Some of Rocky 6 was filmed in there. The waiteresses sing Opera in between serving. It's quite the spectacle.
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  4. jj74365

    jj74365 Savant (300) Massachusetts Aug 18, 2012 Verified


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  5. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,240) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Second your recommendation on the Victor Cafe, took my wife there for Valentine's several years ago but be sure to call well in advance for a reservation for that particular day - great food and great ambience! I'd like to add Eulogy to the list also!! (awesome pics too, BTW. However, you have some great beer stops in your neck of the woods also!)
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  6. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Advocate (630) Pitcairn Feb 9, 2010

    Nice photos. FWIW: there is tremendously better food to be had than Victor's, and they have a bar with an ok selection of craft -> http://www.levirtu.com/
  7. OP sharing his beer passion through awesome pics and a big grin. This is beer advocacy in its truest form.
    Love it.
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  8. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    mental note: gotta return to philly

    In the interim, my next visit will be to the brooklyn beer mecca.... torst... which is near doughnut nirvana... peterpan!
  9. jdb288

    jdb288 Aficionado (245) New Jersey Nov 22, 2013

    Glad you enjoyed Philly, my "home" city. Don't forget Eulogy, Memphis Tap Room and Devil's Den (amongst many others!) on your next trip.
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  10. Donco

    Donco Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Verified

    Living in Philly has some beer-lover-advantages. Many fine places to have wide range of beers on tap. I'd also include to the above list: Capone's in East Norriton (NW suburb) and Bainbridge Street Barrel House (Queens Village area near Center City). And always check Phillytapfinder.com