Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

BA SCORE
98
world-class

120 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

126 N Wayne Ave
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087-3315
United States

(610) 293-0119 | map
teresas-cafe.com

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Added by NolanGTI on 07-18-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of cracker
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Well, I was waiting for this to finally be added to beerfly. I've been to Teresa's Next Door three times now and have enjoyed myself each time (except for a minor credit card glitch which Mike the owner quickly corrected).

The place fits Wayne perfectly in that it is a bit more upscale inside with a nice-sized seemingly never ending bar on the left which is packed behind with a long row of clearly visible coolers stuffed with a huge selection of bottled beers (I'd say somewhere around 150 ish or so with most of it being Belgian and American micro). No TV's, no smoking. On the other side there is a row of booths for dining/drinking and a few tables up front where you enter. Bathrooms are unisex with an odd flat shaped sink (check it out!, just don't put the pressure on too hard or you'll look like you peed yourself just ask my brother).

There are 25 taps with one hand-pump. No BMC or big macros on draft...all quality including Belgians, local micros from Victory, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, Stoudts, Yards etc, west coast ipas, founders, bells, and so forth). Apparently the choices are influenced by the gang at The Beer Yard which is well known locally for their impressive selection and quality.

Service is good and the bartenders I've dealt with seem knowledgeable. Beer is for the most part served in appropriate glassware. Although I was suprised that Bell's Hopslam was served in a pint glass (~10% ABV). Food in my mind is ok. Nothing exceptional. I think they desperately need to change the menu and add some more creative dishes (some vegetarian options would be nice).

Overall, an exceptional place. I like that fact that I don't have to drive all the way into Philly and be bombarded with traffic and parking. Having a place like this only 10 mins away is awesome. I think they will do very well and fellow BA's will eventually seek this place out regularly.

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Photo of DOCK5060
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The draft beer is the best because of the high end choices. The Belgium beers are my go to choices.They are doing it rite. The barrel aged bourbon is wonderful. Never a bad time at this upscale bar.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bill69
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing selection of brews on tap! And even more in bottles. I always find the rare and obscure beer at Teresa's. It's a destination for anyone who is in search of good, quality craft beer!

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Photo of JohnWvanWinkle
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best in Philly area.

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Photo of brockdidntslide
3.2/5  rDev -28.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

There's a little too much "Yeah, we got great beer and you're lucky to be here" attitude. Went in on a weds at 5pm and had my first three breed mentally lined up after reviewing their draft list. 1) Pliny 2) MO 3) Nebraska. Was then told - in sequence - that they were all out of all three. No other standout IPA on their menu. No apologies. I then ordeted dinner off their menu. I was Then told that they were out of that entree too. Waiter was completely unapologetic and didn't offer any excuse or look to find a way to make it up to me in any of these cases. He later asked if I wanted dessert and I told him that I was afraid that he'd hand me a menu and if I found one that I really wanted I'd only be told that they were out. No laugh. No apology. My advice to them: update your friggin' draft list and menus and get your waiter some customer service training, a smile and perhaps some Zoloft.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of rydev24
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of ccapurso
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of grimey68
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

One of the best comprehensive bottle lists of any bar that I've been to. Pricing is structured oddly on some bottles, but you can easily find some of the best beers in the world here. If you hit it at the right time, they occasionally get some Russian River beers on tap, and price the drafts reasonably.

Bottles range from Cantillon to Russian River Supplication to Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Barrel Aged - expect to pay though.

This place is a must visit if you're in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Photo of Meathead27
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Seriously doesn't get much better than this place for solid upscale pub food, a phenomenal selection of craft American and imported (lots of Belgians) beers in a laid back atmosphere. My hometown pub, I'm lucky.

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kwm5067
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Psupunk
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of johnrph
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Incredible selection

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Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4.96/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of OleDixie
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
4.46 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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