Standard Tap

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Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 238-0630 | map

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Kappakoosh from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Oct 16, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

May 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada (ON)

3.19/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

What I had: Stoudts Oktoberfest and Sly Fox O’Reilly’s Stout on tap, a few sips of Victory D’town Gose, Spicy Bahn Mi sandwich with chips for me, Chicken Salad "LT" sandwich with chips and a glass of sauvignon blanc for my fiancé.
What I liked: Casual, no frills ambience, clearly visible draft list and specials menu, excellent food at fair prices, I enjoyed my first two beers and my partner really liked her wine.
What I disliked: The Gose had off aromas (cheese, plastic) and the waitress tried to argue with me when I sent it back; draft list was decent but not nearly as good as I expected; the servers started talking about us after I returned my beer and effectively ruined our experience.
Would I go back? Probably not.
Overall Rating: 64

Jan 30, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev 0%
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

Dec 30, 2018
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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jul 18, 2018
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corew from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Nov 02, 2016
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +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.

Aug 16, 2016
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fastestmanalive from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 17, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 25, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Sep 08, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Jul 21, 2015
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N17shelfside from California

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jun 05, 2015
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noel2977 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Feb 07, 2015
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Seer_One from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jan 29, 2015
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boodz85 from Pennsylvania

4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 18, 2015
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bcgeiman from Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Dec 08, 2014
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micropale from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 24, 2014
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Sep 30, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Aug 01, 2014
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Jul 31, 2014
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jul 16, 2014
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brandoman63 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jul 15, 2014
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cdaguanno from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

Jun 18, 2014
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Gatordaddy from Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 07, 2014
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soulcougher from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jun 04, 2014
Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 114 ratings