The Grey Lodge Public House


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The Grey Lodge Public HouseThe Grey Lodge Public House

Type: Bar, Eatery

6235 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19135-3404
United States

(215) 856-3591 | map

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Been coming here for the last siz years off and on, the Grey lodge is the best thing going for beer in NE philly.

The surrounding neighborhood aside, the grey lodge has a nice vibe going for it. The upstairs bar is a bit more polished and new looking while the downstairs looks more like your average bar. Good, friendly people & the GL always have some sort of wacky event going on that is original.

The quality is up there. Clean lines, making for clean beer and a bottle selection that has a good turn around leaving for fresh beer. The presentation of the food is also nice. I never had a problem with the service here. The bartenders are nice and the servers are quick, depending on how busy it is.

The selection is always the best when Friday the Firkenteenth rolls around. At least 20 firkins from various brewers always make for a good time. They also save some sixtels for various events throughout the year. The bottle selection is OK with some goodies and macro's to keep the lights on. The tap selection is also nice and changing but the focus seems to be on local beers and surrounding states. I've never been wowed at the tap selection for some reason, maybe im spoiled. The food is great and they infuse beers in some of their dishes as well. I always go for a cheesesteak and fries though, Im not so adventerous when it comes to food.

Go her and have a good time, that's what they seem to strive for. The firkin selections are top notch.

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Photo of Deuane
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Having been to TGL many times this is a long time coming. Visited last Friday for X-mas in July. X-mas in July is a fun little fest offering a bunch of on tap holiday beers in

Food has always been solid. Nothing crazy but always tasty and filling. Had some poutine last time...not as good as what you get in Montreal but hey...this is Philly, not Montreal so I was glad to even have something that was close. Our friend got a fish sandwich that I swear had an entire fish on...VERY filling for sure!

The selection and service scores are due to the tireless efforts of THE man of TGL, Scoats. The man is a beer finding dynamo, plus a hell of a nice guy always willing to take time out of his VERY busy day to chat for a few minutes about this and that.

As far as atmosphere....well, I prefer the cozier and more comfortable upstairs area. The downstairs bar is more "old school" and not as inviting.

TGL is a must stop if in Philly on a beer tour or if you find yourself in the area. Scoats is ALWAYS throwing special events....a trip for a Friday the Firkenteenth cannot be missed....and even on a normal day the tap selection is impressive to say the least.

I am a big fan of TGL and try to hit it up whenever I am in the area. Keep up the great work Scoats!

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

After hearing about the Grey Lodge on this site & various other publications, I was real happy my friend's best man chose this as a surprise destination for his bachelor party.

Very unassuming exterior, which I liked. Inside was welcoming: awesome beer memorabilia all over, & the restroom mosaic was a thing of majesty. It was nice that they had a second floor tap room, & the party pretty much took it over.

The tap list was impressive: I'm pretty proud of the variety Pittsburgh has to offer, but was thrilled to see some great stuff not available in my part of the state. Pliny the Elder & Roy Pitz Ludwig's Revenge topped my list.

The two female bartenders, while not appearing particularly thrilled to be serving 18 rowdy guys in the mid-afternoon, suffered us fools adequately. They also didn't seem especially versed in the beer, but were helped by cliffnotes for each tap.

I wasn't knocked over by the food menu at first -- seemed like typical heavy pub fare -- but was very satisfied by the biggest crab cake sandwich I've ever seen. And who's going to complain about delicious, starchy pub food anyway?

All in all a great time, at what struck me as a down-to-earth, beer-fearing and -loving establishment.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 5

My wife and I went here for the 75 min IPA simultap. It was a very rowdy crowd at first but once everyone got their beer everything settled down a bit. When you first walk in their is a staircase to you left (which we did not venture to look upstairs) and the bar is straight ahead. Two massive flatscreens above the bar. The looks of the place are that of a hole in the wall bar (literally there was a massive hole in the wall where I was standing). There was a big blackboard with all of the brew's on tap , bottled , and in the upcoming future. I probably wouldn't have a good reason to come back as it is a hike from our house but it was worth the expierence for the 75 min IPA.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in during Philly Beer Week for the upstate beer/breweries event. Was greeted by the friendly owner upon walking in as he was busy taping up signs for the event, tap list and food specials. I really felt welcome there from that moment on. I really dig the vibe and atmosphere of this place. I'm used to the old time coal town bars in NEPA and the downstairs reminds me of that. Upstairs, where the event took place, was more updated. every seat filled up within minutes, and still, service did not suffer. I had a Stegmaier Porter, always a fave of mine and it was fresh, tasty, and reasonable for Philly at $4. I've heard good, no great things about the cheesesteak and fries here, so that's what I settled on. I was not let down. The cheesesteak could have been a little less greasy, but other than that, no complaints about the food. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Photo of ImHereForTheBeer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We are big fans of Grey Lodge. We have been going there for many years, we started going there because the second floor was nonsmoking (now it is all nonsmoking).

The food is good, typical pub fare. I am a big fan of the Spinach and bacon salad. We love the that the draft beer selection focuses on primarily local PA microbrews. I still prefer the second floor, it is not so loud and a little more cozy. The staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. I totally love Wednesday night Quizzo. Be sure to say hi to Frank the Tank if you go!

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Photo of bwd110
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This is your typical fun-loving neighborhood bar (that Philly is famous for) where hi-jinx often ensues... And, oh by the way, they have a decent draft list and impressive bottle list taboot.

My experience has always been the people are friendly, the staff knowledgeable and the beer constantly rotating. What makes this bar stand out, is their attention to "important" social events like Groundhog Day, Friday the Firkenteeth, Beer Season, Stout Season, the list goes on.

Lots of character in this place too.... the bathrooms are not to be missed!

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Photo of bonkers
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went to the Grey Lodge for a special event, Friday the Firkenteenth. The place looks like a hole in the wall neighborhood bar form the outside. There are 2 bars, upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs bar had 8 taps, not sure how many were downstairs. The atmosphere of both are not that flashy. The place shines in quality and variety. The tap list is very large. The list is heavy on locals brews but they get quality in from all over the country. I had a firkin from the Bruery today. The waitstaff were friendly and knowledgable. My friend and I both had cheese steaks and they were great. The beer is very reasonably priced, most brews are in the 5-6 dollar range. I will be going back.

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Photo of LocalGuy
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been coming here for a while now, this is my first post. I can only imagine that this is the kind of place our dads & granddads enjoyed. The people are friendly, the food is great, the bartenders are knowledgable. There's a sense of community here that many places would kill for. And it doesn't seem to matter if your a longtime regular or new. The events are well-thought out and just plain fun I drank Perdition here twice last week-what a enjoyable beer. I try to get here with my sons as much as possible. One of my favorite "comfort" bars.

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Photo of murray333
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What a great place. Tried the Grey Lodge for the first time a few Saturdays ago and I was not disappointed. For an afternoon the place had a great crowd and the service was top notch. The only negative about the place would be the overly chatty regulars that seemed to try to tick off the bartender every chance they had. He had to keep reminding them that there were normal people in the bar and to watch the foul language. I would recommend the Grey Lodge to anyone looking for good food and even better beer.

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Photo of jim102864
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I vistied twice this week while in the Philly area on business. Very much out of the way, particularly for someone who's not from the neighborhood. Nondescript and hidden adjacent to a pizza joint. Kinda dark inside with very much a rustic "lodge" feel. Beadboard paneling, dark red decor and a few items of brewana hanging on the walls. The bar is a large rectangle that promotes conversation amongst the patrons. The local mailmen were there on night one for their pints and were soon followed by a guy and his son (I assume) who worked in the Philly beer industry (see the review immediately preceding mine). Good chat. Night two was as dead as it gets as far as the willingness of the patrons to converse which makes for a less than enjoyable experience. Anyway, Lodge is a good spot for local beer since the emphasis is clearly on that. There are only 12 taps and 30 or so bottles. Yes the local brew is tasty. Yes the bottle selection includes macrocrap along with a nice selection of local and regional stuff. Yes the lines are clean. But I can't help feeling the selection is rather pedestrian for a big city beer bar. 12 taps of primarily local brew doesn't flip my skirt. Expand your horizons! Add more taps of something outside of the PA area ! I do think they try to be different. The firkin of High and Mighty espresso stout was a nice touch. The food is very good pub food. Nice steak sandwich and fries with a cheese sauce. Night two's french onion was dead on for a cold winter's night as were the bbq ribs and fries. The barkeep on night one was pleasant and efficient but hardly conversational. Night twos barmaid was more of the same. No proper glassware for the few Belgians available from what I could see. I suppose it's because the neighborhood is primarily working class but so what?

The Lodge is worth a visit and recommended. Just don't expect an exceptional experience. I don't mean to be overly critical since this is a nice spot, but I think Philly can offer more than two exceptional Belgian bars and one slightly above average beer bar, don't you?

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Photo of bheilman
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is fantastic for beer lovers. There were at least 10 draft beers from several respectable breweries; victory, great divide, stoudts, flying fish, a couple I can't remember and a brewery I hadn't heard of before called High and Mighty, from New England. The only bad thing about this place is that to me it is in the middle of nowhere. I've lived in Philadelphia for 5 years closer to the Manayunk neighborhood and finally went to the Grey Lodge, I'm regretting that I hadn't visited earlier because I am moving in two days. The food was great too; I had french onion soup and some semi-cooked tuna that had a nice breading around the edges served with some greens. The people I talked to in the bar were all about beer. One guy from Conn. who heard about the place through this site, a father and son who grew up in northwest Philly; the father worked for Schmitz and then Heilemans and knew all about Philly beer history and a couple that was talking all about the local beer scene emphasizing Philly's beer week; a great event that started last year. The bottle selection was good too. I got a green flash IPA, but they had lots of other US crafts and a couple Europeans. They also have a great event every Friday the 13th; I never went but always wanted to go. They get a bunch of firkins and tap all of them on that day.

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Photo of corby112
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The best bar in Northeast Philly. Always a nice selection of beers on draft and a rotating bottle list. The focus is mostly on american craft and every once in a while they get something really rare like Pliny the Elder or some of the Dogfish Head Experimental brews. Also, there is always an interesting mix of people; neighborhood heads drinking Miller light and beer geeks sipping on decent micros. Also, you are always garunteed to hear some good cock rock. The last time I was there I heard Motley Crue, GNR and Metallica played back to back, immediately followed by Joy Divison. Very strange.

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Photo of knephews
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

They were voted as one of the top 50 beer bars in America (number 25 to be exact) and the gang at the Grey Lodge certainly prove it.

On the inside it looks like your average beer bar until you make your way to the "taps". In front of the multiple taps is a description of the beer which they are currently serving. I use the word "currently" because they are constantly rotating the beers that they have on draft. Last night, I was on a Sierra Nevada kick sampling Sierra Nevada Chico IPA, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere and Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale. Besides the S.N., they were also pouring High and Mightly St. Hubbins (1/4 barrel), Dock Street Docktoberfest, Lancaster Milk Stout, Flying Fish Oktoberfish, Great Divide Fresh Hop, cask-conditioned Legacy Hedonism Red, Dock Street Great Pumpkin and Roy Pitz Truly Honest Ale. When something kicks, another beer takes its place. (Trust me, your taste buds will never be bored at the Grey Lodge.) If you want to see what they have on tap on any given night, you have to visit their web-site.

The bartenders are great, if you don't know what you want or whether or not you'll like the particular beer, they'll pour you a sample, just ask. They are very helpful!

They also have a good variety of bottled beer as well.

I can't really comment on the food other than the Canjun Fish sandwich, which is excellent, because it's the only thing I have really ordered there besides the fries.

I have also met one of the owners, Scoats, a few times since I've been going there and he is a friendly, down to earth guy.

If you like good beer and a good variety to boot, try the Grey Lodge, you won't be sorry!

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Photo of thefireman
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went to the GL yesterday with my wife and daughter. To say I enjoyed the place is an understatement. We sat at a corner table downstairs because the upstairs wasn't open yet. A really nice, friendly atmosphere.

The beer selection was great with a Sly Fox IPA on cask poured perfectly. I also had a pint of Yards ESA. The bartender brought over a sample of Russian River ( Pliney I think) and asked if I liked hoppy brews. Very helpful and knowledgeable. The service was really good.

I had the fish and chips, my daughter the wings, and my wife the special steak sandwich. Plus we all had a ton of fries. All were terrific. This is one of my new favorite spots.

We will be back often.

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Photo of fishtownhxc
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

this place is just up the road from where i work and has the best and most rotating tap selection in town (as well as being known for bringing in a lot of session beers and limited run type stuff). it has more of a neighborhood feel to it than some of the "cooler" beer places in town, and honestly, if you didn't know any better, you'd think think this place was your typical neighborhood bar. the staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. the food is also great. try the sirloin cheesesteaks with a huge basket of fries.

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Photo of deapokid
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Drinks and bar snacks:

Got together with a few friends who had never had the pleasure of trying one of my favorite bars. We strolled in after finding parking around 10pm.
I kicked off the evening with the Rogue Buckwheat in a bottle, while my crew started with the Franziskaner Dunkel (bottle), Philadelphia NewBold and Sly Fox Seamus' Irish Red (both on tap).
The Lodge's tap selection was distinctive as usual, featuring a variety of local brews (Yards Love Stout, a cask of Victory Hop Devil) and a few from out of state (Arcadia HopMouth IPA, Brooklyn Extra Brune).
Bottle selection was exceptional as well, featuring some of the usual suspects (Chimay, Arrogant Bastard, Skull Splitter) and some new faces (Stone Imperial Stout, Green Flash IPA, Ramstein, Old Chub).
Surprisingly, the whiskey selection was also quite extensive, which spurned my buddy to try a glass of the George Dickel No. 8 on the rocks.
I stuck with the bottles all night, grabbing a Green Flash IPA, Stone Imperial Stout and O'Hara's Irish Stout. All of our drinks were served in the proper glassware and the staff was very helpful, even though they had quite a large crowd on their hands.
The food was nothing short of amazing! We split an order of the Lodge wings and two orders of the award-winning fries, which we tore through in about five minutes. I was even tempted to get the Lodge Steak, which I saw another patron enjoying and I'd enjoyed before, but decided to quit while I was ahead.
The gorgeously designed restrooms were also a topic of conversation, featuring a colorful mosaic of quotes from important public figures concerning their favorite libations.
This is a flat-out great bar with a wonderful selection, very low prices, a down to earth staff and crowd and none of the pretension that a bar with such a classy menu and selection often has.

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Photo of BeerDetective
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Hey JohnMichaelsen, I must have just missed you yesterday, I left about 5 pm. I also really liked this place, the beer was awesome, especially the Sierra Nevada Schwarzbier, and the Sly Fox Porter. THe chicken fingers I had were very good, nice and moist, and the BBQ dippin sauce was wonderful.

I had a good time at the lower bar since the upstairs was not open yet. A lot of friendly people, and I had some good conversation, even if the jukebox was a bit loud.

All in all somewhere I will be visiting again in April probably..:)

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Photo of John_M
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Had been wanting to check this place out for some time. Last night all the stars aligned properly and I made it up from Baltimore.

Fortunately, I had a friend help me with navigation or I'm not sure I would have found this place (I have a positive knack for losing my way in the greater Philly area). It was a little bit of a drive up 95 to the NorthWest Philly area, and some of the local neighborhoods were a bit "interesting," to say the least. Finally, however, we arrived at the Grey Lodge.

To say the GL wasn't quite what I was expecting would be an understatment. Granted, I wasn't expecting Kennedy School or Edgefield (Portland, Oregon), but I guess the word lodge conjurs up a certain image. Suffice it to say there was nothing "lodge-like" about the GL.

From the outside the GL looks like a nothing special, kind of smallish dive bar... but walk through the doors and all preconceptions are instantly dispersed.

The GL has a good size downstairs area with a largess bar. I confess I didn't get a good look at it, as I was told upstairs is where the action is and that's where we went. The GL is yet another Philly beer bar with a warm, relaxed, comfortable vibe. It's the kind of place you just know would be perfect for idling away a lazy afternoon, sloshing down pint after pint of good beer. The GL has a nice size draft list, with some 12 to 15 beers on tap. These mostly consisted of local brews from Weyerbacher, Slyfox and Stoudt's, but this night they also had the simply delicious nugget nectar on the handpump (I'm drinking a glass right this moment at Max's and it pales in comparison to the NN had at GL last night).

Service this night really couldn't have been any better. The bartender was friendly, prompt and very well informed. Also, the NN was only available downstairs, and while we offered to go downstairs for a glass, the bartender was good enough to run downstairs and grab a couple of pints from the main bar. There was also a solid bottle list, and the bartender directed our attention to a new to us NY IPA (very tasty - a very nice find).

What can I say? Yet another place in the greater Philly area that I would give anything to see here in Baltimore. Oh well... a 250 mile round trip drive every now and again isn't too much to ask.... just a good stretch of the legs, no?

:-) Cheers!

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Photo of thequeen711
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I recently had the pleasure of finally getting to the GL to take part in the Voodoo Brew N Chew. Totally awesome event!!! Met Matt Allyn from Voodoo, a passionate brewmeister with creative visions for food and beer. The menu accompaniement to the 4 Voodoo brews were perfectly paired, the Brie sandwich app was phenomenal, I make it at home now!

We are now in search for a case of the Black Majick...
Scoats has created a successful business, and seems like he is having the time of his life! Thanks Scoats.

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Photo of jimbomill
4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I too got over the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge from S. Jersey into Philly last night (10 Jan) and finally got to the GLP, meeting a buddy from work.
It's been a long time since I got to park in the middle of the street, but much like parts of South Philly, the NE section where the GLP resides you'll see that!

I sampled the Thai Mussels and they were excellent, replete with the nice Thai bite. The sauce was a lightt golden mix with light tomatoe coloring, plenty of garlic and lip smacking Thai seasoning.

I zoomed over to the GLP to get some Mad Elf on tap, but that keg was kicked by the time I got there.
Samplings of the Arcadia Big Dicks Olde Ale, Rogue Imperial Red, Stoudt's Winter Ale and the Brooklynner Weisse were memorable. The Arcadia offering was the maltiest tasting of the bunch and may well have been my favorite. The Rogue was a surprising and strong contender for best of the night.
Lastly, I was fortunate enough to run into and meet Scoates there, it was a pleasure!

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Photo of Jerzdevil1116
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Hit up the Grey Lodge for the first time tonight and had a great time. A friend and I made the trip up from South Jersey.

The place had the feel of a neighborhood bar where the bartenders and patrons have all known each other for years. The bartenders were also frindly and outgoing enough to make us out of towners feel comfortable.

Nothing fancy inside. Dim lighting and dart boards downstairs. More tables and a smaller bar upstairs.

The beer selection was very good with something for all tastes. Locals, not so locals, seasonals and a cask with beer engine. There was also a variety of bottles to try.

I had a Sly Fox Magnum IPA, Brooklyner Weiss, and Yards Poor Richards Tavern Spruce all from the tap. They washed down the Lodge Steak sandwich and fries I had too eat. The food was excellent. Nothing fancy, but it hit the spot.

I'm looking forward to making a trip back. Would love to be there on Groundhog's Day for some Founders Kentucky Breakfat Stout on tap.

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love going here. It's a real mix of old school corner bar, and new trendy micro bar....really. There are regulars here that you know walk from just 1 or 2 blocks away from their homes, and people who are driving 45 min's away to get there.

The beers on tap are always changing (go on their web site to see the updates). And the beer's they bring in are fabu! Lots and lots of varieties. Different breweries and beer styles.

It's a little cramped inside, but it is "one of those hole in the wall's". And this is what makes it so unique and special. OH AND IT IS SMOKE FREE!!!....thank goodness. Get their early and get upstairs!

The food is awesome, the fries were just rated "Best of Philly"

And Kathy upstairs is great.

Oh and one last comment, they have the best juke box. It's one of those online jobs. If you want to hear a song, and after a few coldies I know I do, they have pretty much EVERY album to choose from.

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Photo of BigMart42
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I want to be totally honest, this is a really hard review to write. I mean, how can you be objective towards a place that you often refer to as your "second home". Or try being non-bias towards a bar who’s Thai Curried Mussels actually appear in your dreams regularly. It's not easy...

I guess I'll start off by refuting the biggest myth about the Grey Lodge. Although it is a good couple of minutes away from the major high-ways, it’s relatively easy to find. At least there's no need to find parking garages or cabs to visit this great city bar. The street parking is usually very manageable, maybe one exception being the Firkinteenths.

Which brings me to probably the biggest Grey Lodge standout for me, the events. Over last couple years I've probably met about a dozen or so head brewers, business owners, authors and even local politicians. Just about every month you can count on a couple different events on the schedule. My personal favorites being anytime a brewery drops by with some rare beer and of course the infamous Friday the Firkinteenth, a must attend event for any fan of good/fresh beer, that occurs every Friday the 13th.

With the risk of sounding redundant the food is pretty dreamy. A couple of the standouts here include the spicy, yet very tasty Cajun Fish sandwich and the fore mentioned Mussels served in a Thai Currie sauce that you can’t help dipping everything on your plate into. Though I feel the menu could probably be expanded a little, maybe a couple more healthier choices would be welcomed but other than that no complaints about the kitchen side of the bar.

And finally saving the best for last, the Beer! The Grey Lodge has 10 taps dedicated solely to micro brews that rotate almost daily. They usually range from all different styles as well as breweries, so you'll be able to try something new basically every time you go. Which also makes their website so valuable; it’s updated a couple times a week so you can make sure you don’t miss your favorites.

If you haven’t been here yet.. What are you waiting for?

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I've been to the Grey Lodge only twice, one was for the Friday the Firkinteenth, the last visit was merely to grab a few beers in a less chaotic atmosphere than the Firkinteenth.

I like the layout of this bar, although it is not unlike a lot of bars. I chose a seat on the "back end" of the bar against a wall, there is a line of seats for the "outlaw", meaning your back is up against the wall so no one can sneak up on you.

Quality of the place is good, had three different beers here and all tasted nice and fresh. No musty undertones or other odd smells. On tap was the Yards Philly Pale, Sprague Farm Hellbender Porter, Weyerbacher Muse, Rogue Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor(choke...cough...), Dominion Oak Barrel Stout, and a more than a few others, but that is all I could remember.

Overall, a wonderful place to grab a pint, hell, grab a few of them. There is public transportation right outside. This is a place that I wish was easier to get to, and park at. That being said, everyone should make a pilgrimage to the famous Grey Lodge, you won't be disappointed.

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