Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

117-121 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
United States

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Reviews by GeoffFromSJ:
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4.4/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The long-awaited Triumph in Olde City. Right near the Khyber and Eulogy. Just wonderful.

Came here Good Friday, the day after they had their opening, after a number of soft openings.

Looks and feels like a stylish Philadelphia place. Nice wood shelves behind the bar. Couldn't see a handpump, which I hope is coming sometime in the future. I didn't go upstairs.

We sat in a booth. That section reminded me of Rice to Riches (more art deco) in Manhattan. There seems to be conflicting styles going on in design, but I don't care. And I'm no design expert. I'm not sure I know what "art deco" means.

Service was good. The place is new so one needs to be patient with the staff. But I didn't find anything wrong, so don't take that comment as a complaint.

Beer offerings are out of the playbook of the other Triumph locations. Amber, Honey Wheat, Bengal IPA, Keller, Oatmeal Stout, Porter, Chico, and Dunkel were the beers. That's a very good selection. I had the Dunkel which was spot-on for the style.

We had the bar menu to work from since we there between 3-5. Prices and portions of some items are smaller. Burger was very good. Roll was interesting. Fries and garlic fries were pretty good. Calamari was tasty with dehydrated slices of lemon on it. Interesting.

Only (minor) complaints. They are trying to be a little to trendy with condiments and plateware. The silverware came in a tray. They didn't give us any plates when we got our food and we were splitting our food, so we used the silverware tray as our plates. The condiments for the burger we got came in little cube-like cups with spoons. And not much was given. Just a little too cute for my tastes. I guess they are trying to be trendy/stylish. Kind of like they are trying too hard to fit in with the cool kids (Olde City).

All in all, a great place. A great addition to the Philly beer scene.

Update: service is very good. Got to talk to the manager. Had the sampler. It was wonderful. All the beers are well-crafted.

Lastly, the bathroom(s). Can't be described. You have to check them out.

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Above ratings not really true since I couldn't get in. It does not appear to be open. There was an official note on the door. Bartender at another place said he had heard from someone who worked there that they seemed to have been bought out by a new group? Anyhow, may want to call or check for details before planning on an event here.

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vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

The wife and I checked in at our hotel in Penn's Landing and walked to Old City just past I-95. Saturday night, all the preppy kids from the suburbs are out in full force in and around the bars in Chestnut street.

I like Triumph so we went in to check out this branch of the chain. Packed- we get carded. All white people drinking god-knows-what. Good service, though, despite the crowds. Efficient enough. We sat at a high-top table in the bar area.

9 taps, but three are gone (Honey, Amber, Bengal IPA). I had the Imperial Stout on nitro, good stuff, love the creaminess, but nothing to write grandma about. The wife went for El Dorado Pale Ale, alright as well.

Other stuff on tap: Scottish Ale, Belgian Strong, ESB on cask. This is a big place, a bit corporate looking and it suffers from the lame crowd. But at least it wasn't super loud or crazy despite being very busy. At $4-$6 per beer, prices are alright.

I won't revisit, I don't think. Too many good bars around (Eulogy across the street, Khyber Pass around the corner)

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Triumph Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA
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