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Standard TapStandard Tap

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 238-0630 | map

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Reviews by coldriver:
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited on day one of a 4 day northeastern pub crawl in June 2011. Really like the Colonial look of this place - not sure what it was like in previous live's but it's easy to imagine the founding father's dropping in for a pint. The focus of our trip was local beers and this was the best we found (out of NYC, Boston, Philly, & Baltimore) in meeting our goals.
Place was pretty packed on a Saturday night and we got seated in a smallish room upstairs shared with a dozen guys getting warmed up for a bachelor party. They were somewhat annoying (mostly BMC types) but finally left after a round of bro-hugs the likes of which I've never witnessed before (sure, City of Brotherly Love..., but every guy's gotta hug every other guy? - total of 132 hugs...). After that the service and atmosphere improved markedly. Philly is a great beer city and Standard Tap really showcases the great local offerings. Food was also quite good.

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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

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

Photo of Slatetank
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.

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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

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

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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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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA
4.15 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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