Standard Tap

Standard TapStandard Tap
Standard TapStandard Tap
Bar, Eatery

901 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123-2301
United States

(215) 238-0630 | map
standardtap.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
113
pDev:
9.13%
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Reviews by GeoffFromSJ:
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was a really great place. Why the heck haven't I gone here before! Tap selection is very good and local. Cask HopDevil when we were there for LondonPorterFest. Man is HopDevil good on cask! The others were locals. Nothing spectacular, but very good. A few out of town beers would have been nice.

The atmosphere is great because it has a lot of nooks and crannies in an older building. An nice outside area upstairs. The service while I was there was quick and prompt. When we wanted something, we went to the bar.

The lamb sandwhich is absolutely incredible. Moist and succulent. The fries were pretty good and the potato chips were excellent. JerseyDevil liked the chicken pot pie a lot as well.

This bar is one of those places, like Monk's and the Grey Lodge, that is distinctly Philly and makes this city a great beer town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Standard Tap is a neat place in a cool part of Philly. It's a multi-level place where I spent most my time in the upstairs bar. The quality of the beer served and food was very good. The bar keep was kind and knowledgeable. They had 20 locals on tap, a cask, a firm in and a cellar beer. The food, while foo foo....was very good

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Photo of dafla67
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of corew
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

For the love of God, PLEASE get menus that are not random chalkboards in dimly lit rooms.

Okay now that I got my one and only complaint out of the way.. Standard Tap has a wide selection of what seems to focus only on local beers, or mostly local beers, which is awesome, sometimes. The food is always changing and different, and often has many items that I would not choose, but you can never go wrong with their empanadas, burgers, or poutine. If you are looking for a first date, relaxed, cozy environment come here and go on the upstairs outdoor deck (you can thank me later). The service has always been quality, and like I said, the one downfall is you cannot get a physical menu to hold. At night this is one of the most dimly lit restaurants I have ever been in and their menus are only able to be seen on random chalkboards... annoying.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Walked over from Yards Brewing to Standard Tap around 6pm on a Saturday. Got seated in a small room adjacent to the bar area. Around 20 beers on-tap, all local and carefully curated. Upon seeing one of my all-time favorites listed on the board, Victory Braumeister Pils, I knew what I was drinking the rest of the evening. They also some Sly Fox, Troegs, Neshaminy Creek, Yards, Free Will, and Tired Hands available, to name a few, which was cool to see. Food was excellent. I had a soft shell crab sandwich and my friend had a pulled park sandwich. Great stuff. Waiter was extremely nice and we weren't rushed at all. Finished things off with a quick cocktail and we hit the road to see a show at Festival Pier. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of barleywin
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This place is pretty great - My brother is the one who brought me here the first time. The food is great and the selection is always pretty great too. I really like the vibe and It is one of the first beer-centric places I visited in Philly so it holds a sentimental type of memory, the service is always on point -definitely recommended.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

If you are looking for a cool local jaunt that serves primarily PA beers, this is it. I have had quite a few special Bullfrog beers here. Troegs, Victory, Neshaminy Creek, Weyerbacher are always on tap here. Bartenders are cool. Food is really good. Worth the stop for local craft.

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Photo of N17shelfside
4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of noel2977
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Seer_One
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of boodz85
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I feel like Standard Tap is one of the few “top beer bars” in Philly I had not yet visited. So there I rode, a couple of fast miles from my jawn in South Philly.

The Standard is a cool, spacious bar, with lots of room to roam. Quiet on a Wednesday evening. The bartender, as usual in Philly, was aloof and distant, with that I-saw-you-but-I’m-going-to-ignore-you-for-a-while look. Good music, though, Radiohead style.

The food menu is pretty large but pricey, with nothing under ten bucks except for fries. The taps are largely local/regional (PA): Troegs Scratch 145, SlyFox, Bullfrog, Weyerbacher, Yards, Dogfish, Flying Fish… all low-ABV as well. Not bad, but not exciting (except for the amazing Troegs Scratch)

Dollar off Happy Hour is all I got as a special. Nice stop, but I wouldn’t rush to try it again. There are a lot of beer bars where the tap list and service are better.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 113 ratings