Standard Tap

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

85 Reviews
Standard TapStandard Tap
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 238-0630 | map
www.standardtap.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
110
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Taps:
23
Bottles/Cans:
25
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 110
Reviews by PopeDX:
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

The Standard Tap makes a logical cornerstone to any good Northern Liberties pubcrawl. There's about 10 beers on tap and 2 on cask, with no bottles. All the beers are local (Yards, Victory, Stoudt's, Sly Fox, DFH, Flying Fish, Tröegs, Heavyweight, Weyerbacher, River Horse, Lancaster...and I'm probably missing one or two), and all are rotated frequently and are very fresh. My only complaint is that they tend to be the more vanilla offerings from the local breweries...lagers, brown ales, etc. Last time I was there, however, they had Mad Elf and Hop Wallop, so maybe they're starting to have some more "exciting" beers as well. The service at times is a bit, well...slow, and isn't always the friendliest, but they know their stuff. The atmosphere is always nice, though I've heard horror stories of tablestalkers during Sunday brunch from multiple sources. It's right near Center City, a 5 minute drive, a 20 minute walk or a short El (blue subway line that goes up and down Market Street) ride, and the best thing...free parking! And there's at least 3 other good beer bars nearby.
Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Sooo good. If you eat meat and don't try the lamb sandwich you'll hate yourself forever. It's a very eclectic menu (er...chalkboard), but everything is very tasty at reasonable prices. And save room for dessert!

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Photo of Jacobob10
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.

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

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

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

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

Photo of millerbuffoon
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.

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Photo of N17shelfside
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of noel2977
4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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

Photo of boodz85
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.
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