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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

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124 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(610) 293-0119 | map

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Photo of cyraxx
3.84/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I had never been here before, but I went to Teresa's a few weeks ago for the Russian River event.

A - A very nice place, but very crowded due to the event. Clean, modern feel.

Q - This is what killed my experience. I mainly came here for Pliny the Elder, but the other RR beers were icing on the cake. This was my first time experiencing Pliny, so I could be very wrong in this aspect. I think that this keg had been sitting for a while, as it was far less hoppy and bitter than it should have been. I thought that maybe I had just been let down because of the hype, but after trying a Sculpin that was underwhelming I have to think that the fault lies with the bar.

S - Service was a bit slow, but again it was quite busy.

S - They had a fantastic lineup of beers, the highlight of the day, for me, was cask Hop Stoopid. My only wish is that they had a few more taps. Great bottle selection.

Great selection at this place but, if I'm correct, I wish that they would try to keep their hoppy beers as fresh as possible.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.78/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place rocks! My wife and I's favorite spot outside of the city. Great upscale atmosphere, always a quality tap list, two beer engines, great bottle list, tasty food, knowledgeable and capable staff, they have it all. While it is a bit pricey, I personally think it is a pretty good value for the area it is in and the fact that they serve almost everything in the correct glassware is an added bonus.

If you live in the area this is a must visit place, and if you don't you should head over there sometime and try it out. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Having been here numerous times over the last year I feel it is high time for a review. Making friends with some local BA's (and this is one of their favorite places) TND has become a go to place for us when in the area.

A nice interior with lots of wood and a gorgeous long bar with an impressive bar back. Rows of booth seating opposite the bar and tables out near the front door.

We have always received good service while here, doesn;t hurt when you go with regulars!

Food is a cut above. The menu is fun and innovative with many interesting offerings. The French toast foie gras while $12 is absolutely sinful! A big plus...1/2 cheese Sundays! Make sure you check your bill though before paying as the staff often forgets this "little" perk. They always have an impressive list of gourmet cheeses to try.

We often come here for special beer events so the tap list is always stellar. I know the bottle selection is equally awesome with some unusual and rare selections, all depends how much $$$ you want to drop! All this and 2 beer engines to boot...wow, what more could you ask for?

TND is a great restaurant and kick ass beer bar combined into one establishment. I highly recommend it if you find yourself in the area.

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Photo of regspeir
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Convenient, friendly with thought and attention to both their tap and bottle lists. Their website is kept up to date with the tap list which is appreciated. The bartenders are knowledgeable and helpful. They even spend time each day acquainting their wait staff with the day's offerings (I have seen the manager pour samples and go over them).
Their special events are great. On Friday they had a Troegs night (complete with a firkin of Nugget Nectar) and perfect food pairings (I had reindeer stew with Naked Elf), Sunday was DIPA night (NN, Pliny, Ballast Point, etc) and Monday was buck-a-shuck! SWEET!
The only downside to this place is how fast you can run up a LARGE tab - whew.

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Photo of jeffsala
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great Place to stop on the Mainline. It's a short walk from the train station. There are two sides to the place the restaurant side and the bar side. I went to the restaurant for lunch. The bar opens at 4PM.

Food was excellent. I had the shrimp salad with walnuts and gorgonzola. The shrimp was fresh and prepared nicely, not overdone.

Beer list is awesome. I had a Sasison DuPont and the Affligem Blonde. There tap list changes frequently so check for your favorites on their webpage. It deserves an A rating from my perspective.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Teresa's Next Door
I visited Teresa's Next Door with my brother for the Ballast Point Brunch.
I am surprised it took me this long to visit this place.
The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed yet slightly upscale and modern. I really like the layout which seems big for being a small bar. The stone face on the back wall by the kitchen gives the appearance that you are enjoying ale in a very cool cave. The floors are tiled in earthen colors and ther booths are raised . The table we sat at was in front of the window looking on to the street and was a honey shade of wood. Looking over my left shoulder I noticed a handmade hop devil made of metal with great detail. There are cool signs decorating the walls as you enter you notice Saison Foret and other Belgians like Delerium Tremens and then Maredsous and Saison Dupont. The bar is long and has hanging accent lighting ensconced in amber. The clear view of the taps from the bar is nice and the bathroom was 'manly' as my brother noted with more earth toned tile and a slate gray toilet/ sink. The sink was unique since it has a flat receptacle instead of a bowl like others

The quality is remarkable at Teresa's Next Door since the food was very fresh and well portioned. I enjoyed a steak and egg sandwich which had very juicy melon, pineapple and strawberry on the side. The beer was served in the appropriate glassware and was of the highest quality - I enjoyed the appearance of Duvel green my brother order so much I had to take a picture on my blackberry.

The Selection was very impressive to me. I really came for the 10 Ballast Point tap offerings included in the brunch, but so many other great choices including Duvel green draft made up the 25 that it was a great list. The beer book at the table next to a large wine menu was laid out well with breakdown of countries and styles clearly indicated. The fact they had 3 French beers alone was an indication but the American Craft and Belgian choices were plentiful some unique offerings were Angel's Share by Lost Abbey and Port 3rd Anniversary but the list is almost too much if that is possible - it may take a while to find something only because there is so much craft beer to choose from.

Food - I was hungry from skipping breakfast and I was not disappointed when I received my order of a steak and egg sandwich which included sharp cheddar cheese on a crusty Italian roll. The order was augmented by fruit salad -pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries and a mix of fingerling potatoes and fried onions. The portion was just right and the food was served hot, we did not wait too long for our order at all.

The service was better than average, from the greeting at the door to the explanation of both food and draft choices. The friendly service was efficient and prompt which was appreciated. I couldn't really ask for more as the staff left me with a feeling that I was a valued guest.

Overall value at T N D is high since I rarely get a chance to see such attention to detail from the menu which had a good variety of choices and specials to the wide variety of beer options and such a level of service and professionalism. I can't wait to return to Teresa's the only issue would be allotting the cash to accommodate the visit.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here for lunch and to meet up with a fellow BA. I'm gonna start with the bad news first. If you happen to blink while driving, you're gonna miss this place. I practically passed it when I realized where it was. Outdoor signage is the only thing they need to improve on, however. Small, yet open area with high ceilings and modern, but minimal decor. Very helpful staff were always on top of things. Quick service. Food was very good. Leans towards the upscale side in both price and ingredients. That being said, everything was very tasty and worth the money. The beer list was quite large and very broad covering Belgians, Germans, Americans, and some others. Great tap list included about two dozen beers in addition to the two cask and one nitro brews they had available. One other thing...if you're on the cafe side and need to use the restroom, you have to walk through the server prep area towards the kitchen which is a bit weird. Overall, this is a great place for both food and drink. I look forward to returning and regret that it took me so long to finally make it here.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.78/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by Teresa's early on a monday during happy hour. Looks very standard from the outside but the inside is very nicely done up. Some booths and tables on one side with the bar on the other, I stopped at the bar.

This bar is great and one of the cleanest i've seen yet, spotless. It seems they have glassware for every style and plenty of them. The service was great and the staff was knowledgeable. They know what their doing at Teresa's.

I guess i spotted over 20 taps with great selections from the US and abroad. Some selections that I could not pronounce and a good number of styles. Handpumps as well. I got some Rodenbach Grand cru, GD Saison, Cantillon Gueze and some sly fox. All in the appropriate and clean glassware. Bottle prices were pretty good to. I had the good fortune to have Ithaca Brute on tap here during beer week and i'll never forget it.

I only ate some oysters which paired well with the gueze. The frites smelled amazing. The menu had a lot of things I need to try in the future. The gyro is amazing.

Edit- After returning many times I can say that this is my fsvorite bar in SEPA, hands down.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Theresa's could use a better sign out front, and perhaps some more decor on the walls above the booths across from the bar, but otherwise it looks and feels pretty darned good and comfortable. It's nicely done up. Well, maybe a bit loud, but you can't put carpet in over that slate floor now, can you? (When it's not busy that noise helps to make it feel comfortable).

The wait staff is on top of things and give some of the best service I've seen in a while.

The beer selection is quite good as well, with 26 taps and close to 200 bottles. And they have the proper glassware too, which is nice. You will not be disappointed!

The food, however, makes them stand out even more - at least in Wayne! It's very nicely done and appointed. And on Sundays they have 1/2 off cheeses!

Worth trying!

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Photo of thequeen711
4/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Theresa's Next Door was found mearly by accident. The manager of The Beer Yard mentioned Theresa's after my brother and I said we were hungry and looking for a bite to eat and a good beer. So , off we went. Beer heaven abounds!!! Here there was at least a dozen, maybe more of quality beer on tap!!! So much beer, so little time!!! I understand Theresa's will be having Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout on tap May 10th. We'll be there when the doors open!!! The food is ookay, with the exception of their mussels!!! All varieties are excellent, and delicious!!! Mussels and beer are the highlight of any trip to Theresa's. Again, if visiting the Philadelphia Area, please stop by Theresa's for beer and mussels!

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Photo of drcarver
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

A great place hidden on the Main Line. It is as laid back as you can get in Wayne, PA. The service was quick, polite, and very knowledgable about the beer they serve. The beer selection is the best I've seen (I'm dying to get to one of their beer nights were they have many differents brewery's brews in a specific style on draft), but the food is average at best. It would move up the scale if they would pick a cuisine style. Right now it is trying too much and not being very successful at any of it. (I've had their Cuban Sandwich, Mussels, Rosemary Wings, Fried Cheeses, and Brats). On value you can find some things that are affordable and the beer isn't astronomical. You are paying a price for a huge beer selection.

BOTTOM LINE: Great selection. Average Food.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I was there today for the Russian River brunch and boy, was it awesome! TND has a nice friendly vibe, and that's something that wouldn't be worth much if the rest of the package sucked. Quality? How do you mean? Everything was clean, if that helps. The service was great, despite it being a zoo, it never took more than a few minutes to get a beer. The selection was exceptional. Even apart from the RR stuff that was obviously special and not everyday beers there, they had a great selection of other beers, including 2 handpumps. Beers can get a little pricey, my glasses of Pliny were $7 (for 10oz), Blind Pig was $6 (for 16oz). Great bottle list, and the effort to get a 3-batch vertical of Temptation scores points for me. The food was great - I got a cheese plate and a duck sandwich and both were just fantastic and delightful. A very well thought out food menu here.

All told, it maybe is a bit pricey, but you get your money's worth and then some. Know those places that are maybe $3-5 more expensive than your average place but are twice as good? This is one of them

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Photo of Bobdope
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nice place. If you are on the Mainline you need to stop here. A great wide selection of wonderful beers. This is the place to take a date or all your best friends, good dates and friends drink good beer. And this is the place to do it. The wait staff was very good, we had a young guy, he had a few right on recommendations. Great beer book if you like to read, so bring your glasses and cleaned pallet. It is not a big place so I assume it must be quite busy at times. I was there for the better part of my Monday night. Will not go to Wayne again without stopping buy.

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Photo of slander
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

It's not that I thought we had a plan; we had a plan. Downtown for a beer and then start moving west towards P'ville for the IPA project stopping along the way first for lunch and then growler fills further out, but then Randy's says "I'm not coming". What do you mean you're not coming? Wants to stay in Philly and just walk around, architecture, history, culture. Says he likes this town and wants to explore, that's fine, but we have a plan!!! In the end, he'll stays behind and I'll grab him up later on the way back, I need to stick to schedule, you're in or you're in the way...

20 seat straight bar with a pair of hand pumps on the inside wall of what is 2 rooms with separate entrances, joined but divided by what they do. Hard slab cold top of swirly gray, and the barback counter the same with a row of 24 taps on center, wines tiered & staggered to one side, booze to the other, all somewhat hiding this cool pieced puzzle block stone wall behind there. 4 long rows housing an absurd amount of shelved glassware of all sizes and shapes runs above from end to end, with a triptych blackboard in the center listing tap & handpump selections.

The same pieced puzzle block stone wall to the rear with a kitchen cut through window, and pale yellow walls otherwise, decorated with better Belgian mirrors & signage throughout (Orval, DuPont, Boon, Scaldis, Maredsous), over framed wood lowers, and block stone floorings. Raised center rectangle trimmed and framed on the ceiling and baby spots bordering it, lining it all the way around, and drop amber cube lighting over the bar. 8 booths on the wall adjacent to the bar. 6 tables forward there across from some slight bar counterage before the bar area, and 3 small tables up along the front windows. Other side room holds seating for the Italian side shared venture; a separate kitchen there but they're beginning to knock down the wall between where the liquor lies.

24 taps, roughly 1/3 of them Belgian (Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Petrus Dubbel, Maredsous 10, Chimay White, Affligem Noel, La Chouffe, St. Bernardus 12, Hoegaarden, Lindemans Framboise), and the remainder save a single Germ (Weihenstephaner Korbinian) and English entry (Coniston Bluebird Bitter), are American micro (Russian River Damnation, Brooklyn Flemish Gold, Sly Fox Saison, Green Flash IPA, Rogue Yellow Snow, Victory Donnybrook Stout, Left Coast Hop Juice, BORIS Oatmeal Stout, and 5 from Troegs, being the Rugged Trail, Dream Weaver, Sunshine Pils, Mad Elf & Mad Elf '07, as they just did a Troegs event last night. I got about as far as Cantil... yes, I'll have that please. Bar manager Teddy asked me "Have you ever had a gueuze before?" which I took as a good sign as Cantillon isn't a starter sour. What's on cask? Only 1 of 2 are up, and it's the Troegs Hop Back Amber.

And a big ass beer book with (like) 260 bottles, nearly ½ of which are Belgians. Oh, you know, a dozen Cantillon, 5 each from Fantome & DuPont, De Ranke, De Dolle, De Dis, De Dat, a kickin' goddamn list. The other ½, well, many dozen US micros, A dozen and a half English (of which about half are J.W. Lee's vintages & casks), a dozen plus German, and a few dozen beers of the world including Peche Mortel, Jenlain Ambree & Blonde, Mikkeller Big Bad Worse & Beer Geek Breakfast Stout, Panil, Super Baladin '05, Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien '05, Koningshoeven Quad. Pricey, yes, but if Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien '05 means anything to you, you know you're going to pay to play. Also, a smattering of winter beers on the back of the beer book, hooray!

Could've dealt a-something off the menu, but having then listened to the lunch special phenoms; I'm so going there. Started with the Russian River Damnation reduction and preserved lemon & butter pan seared scallops with apricot chutney over wilted baby spinach. Holy crap, them scallops were born of crazy. And then the Reindeer Stew (Christmas came early and I 'et it); Mad Elf braised antelope, with winter vegetables & tart cherries, and house stump (mashed potatoes with root vegetables & bacon fat). Sturdy, warming, and do you taste that, what is that? It's spiced with like I don't know, but it's just outstanding. Yeah, I did much better here than that night in October after Kennett, when I was kind of junk and ate them cinnamon chicken wings (although to be fair, they were strangely tasty cinnamon goodness of unusual).

They do a good thing here, really nice folks. Sat at the bar trading beer war stories with bar manager Teddy. You ever been to... (yeah, a few times now). And have you had the... (oh yeah, sitting on a big bottle Reserva '00, the Speciaal Brouwsel 20, and some '02 Reservas, as well). Good fun, he knows his game, seems they all do. Chill, quiet, comfortable, pleasant atmosphere this Friday afternoon, and good tunes, I just heard an acoustic "Pulling mussels from a Shell". Food was excellent, and the beer here, well...

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Photo of Splunny
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The night before Thanksgiving...
I got a phone call from a friend saying that Pliny the Elder was tapped in Philly at The Devil's Den. Since I couldn't make the trip, I decided to head over to Teresa's for some dinner and a beer. Low and behold I drank Pliny and Ommegang Grad Cru Rouge, some great mussels and a salad with a vinaigrette made with Cascade hops. Well worth the trip and a meal.
The last two times I've been here, it's been busy, but I still found a seat and got some great service.

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Photo of gdfan47
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

this place is pretty great , I have been here many times Im just now writing a review

the next door is on the right hand side

very cool atmosphere, pretty high ceilings and the place is clean and appears to be brand new
they also have really cool bathrooms with cool beer artwork through out the restraunt

the bar is GIANT
Im pretty sure they have about 25 total drafts ,including two hand pumps

the draft list is extensive and changes all of the time, they seem to usually have hoegarden, chimay , and lindemens framboise on. The rest of the taps change all of the time. A great mix of Belgians, Domestic, foreigns, and PA beers

I cant even name all of the wonderful awesome beers I have had on draft here, its insane

the service is really very good, one time I was there and a female bartender at first glance seemed rude, but was very friendly by the time we had been there awhile, and even remembered me the next time I came in and what beer I even had last ! Cool people that work there

The food...( In Charlie from Its Always Sunny voice) " Can we talk about the food? Ive been dying to talk about the food!;
just good Belgian, it changes alot but the staples are there.. .they have amazing food and always have mussels and burgers

very reasonable food, the beer is fair esp. on draft and the vibe is nice

and they always play pretty good music... and they play alot of Phish ( which is one of my favorite bands ever)
run , dont walk to this place

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Photo of CoolJosh
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Teresa's has a great vibe that hits you as soon as you walk in the door. A mixed crowd of young hipsters and older people that know how to have fun fills the bar floor and seats. Vibrance radiates throughout the entire bar.

Their tap selection is unmatched, period. They have hard to find beers on tap, and are frequently keeping up with the seasons from what I am told. Their bottle selection is also extensive, their glassware is nothing ever seen before. They literally have a glass for every beer, not style, but beer per style per brewery. Phenomenal.

The service is quick, but you do need to know what you're looking for. Don't rely on recommendations, though there is a larger bearded fellow who knows exactly what he is talking about.

While their bottle selection is extensive, it consists of typically easy to find craft brews with a few stragglers in there. As noted earlier, this a tap bar, as the some of the stuff they get is really wild and out there.

Everybody around was eating mussels, and while I have never tried the part of the sea, they looked fantastic. I settled for fry's with their signature sauce, as I had a budget to adhere to for the trip. Still, it was great barroom snacking food.

You can walk out with your wallet still intact, but watch out as some of the beers (even on tap) can run a little higher then expected. But it's worth it.

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Photo of weeare138
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After several visits, this place warrants a rating. The atmostphere is nice and comfy with medium lit lights, lots of visible beer glasses, bottles, taps, with a mason, stone finished back splash.
Quality is excellent. Beer is freshly tapped, food is high quality and served properly. This place has top notch product, no matter how you look at it.
Service is knowledgable, attentive, and prompt.
Selection...wonderful for the SE corner of PA, especially on the Main Line. Several Belgians, Americans, and many, many more offered on either draft, or in the bottle.
Food is delicious. Wonderful cheese selection, varieties of mussels, and sandwiches and entrees that are upscale, and succulent.
The value...of course it's a bit pricey but it's expected, especially for the Main Line. I wouldn't expect anything less for the amount of beer, food, and service provided in this establishment.
Top Notch!

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, PA has the cozy feel of a neighborhood bar filled with people who just flat out enjoy beer. The patrons are usually fairly knowledgeable and will no hesitate to discuss beer with you if you so please. As you walk in, the first thing you will notice is the fact that while they have about 400 beers in their coolers, as well as about 25 taps and 2 hand pump casks, they seem to have glassware that is pretty much customized by beer and/or style. Any beer you taste here is poured into the ideal glassware for that beer.

The beer quality and selection is great. Kegs are in constant rotation, and the beer list is kept up to date, somehow. Rarely will the same keg show up twice in any short period of time, so if you see something you want, jump on it!

The staff is knowledgeable and can choose beers for you if you have an idea of what you want but don't know what beer you want. Also, samples of all beers on tap are always available. Sometimes, the staff can seem overwhelmed and understaffed, even when there aren't too many people in the bar. I've had some trouble getting the attention of the bartender who has been serving me as well, on some occasions.

The food is a predominantly Belgian menu with a great standard selection as well as really impressive specials/soups and dishes.

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Photo of kbrower
4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been to Teresa's Next Door over a dozen times. The service is really hit or miss. Generally the staff is very knowledgeable, but is not always very friendly. The selection can not be beat. The bottled beer and most the taps are generally pricey but sometimes they have something delicious on tap for 3-4 dollars.

I definitely recommend stopping by if you are in the area and have the money to spend. I would rather drive 30 minutes to Victory Brewery instead for a more reasonably priced night of beer.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I come to Teresa's as often as I can. Not because it is the only place that is close to home that has a wide variety of beer (Gulifty's has a huge beer list and is within walking distance from my home), but because they are just the ultimate beer bar. Everything is top notch: atmosphere, food, service and beer.

The place is formally called Teresa's Cafe, and I think just the beer bar area is called Teresa's Next Door. On the left side of the building is their sit down restaurant with an open brick oven and plenty of seating room. There is a separate menu and a limited selection for the beer. If you want draught, you have to go "next door" to get it from the bar.

Next Door has plenty of seating as well. There are about six booth areas and like five big tables in addition to the seating at the bar. There is a standing area too which has a shelf built onto the wall. The place feels well decorated, with not much bullshit on the walls. There is just beautiful tile on the floor and in the bathrooms and beautiful wood everywhere. The bathrooms are very nice and clean.

I am almost always served as soon as I sit down at the bar. They hand you a food menu and a beer book. There are like 20 taps i think. They always have Hoegaargen and Chimay White on tap. Then there are always some interesting Belgium beers and strong American beers from great breweries. There was one German beer and one English beer on tap yesterday. Their bottle list is separated into country of origin with bottles from many different places and full of very unique beers. The bartenders know their stuff and so they can be very helpful when looking to try a new beer.

The food is entirely appropriate for this place full of world class beer. The food is amazing! The portions are just right, never too much or too little. The food menu on either side is excellent. The bar has the best "bar food" I have ever seen. Just as an example, I have had a duck breast sandwich this past week that I will not forget anytime soon. I recommend that or the Tips and Tails sandwich.

The quality is so amazing that it is obvious that this place is not cheap. However, the beer is priced fairly. They always serve the beer in the correct glassware, which is important. Another plus is that there are events fairly regularly. Later this month there is an Allagash beer dinner with the brewmaster. It is sold out, but there will certainly be other dinners. If you live within an hour of Philadelphia, it is worth the gas to come to Teresa's

Edit: I must say that since writing this review, I have had some bad encounters with Teresa's. The beer still kicks ass, but the bartenders can really suck sometimes. Not mean, but totally socially retarded. One guy I was sitting next to asked what one of the beers on tap was like and instead of engaging in a good conversation about the beer, the dude opens a beer menu and puts it in front of him without even saying a word... That is just ludicrous for a bartender who supposedly loves beer to do that to a beer-curious customer.

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Photo of Beerisheaven
2.8/5  rDev -37.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

This place totally sucks. I have been there twice and will never go back.

Let's start off with the atmosphere. Tables on one side bar on the other side. If you sit at the bar, you basically stare at a wall of glasses with no TV's for watching games, etc. That would be OK if you were able to talk to the person you are with but the noise level is so bad that you can't hear crap so that you basically are left to drink your beer and stare at a wall of glasses.

The beer quality/selection is good with a heavy emphasis on Belgians. The beers will leave a whole in your wallet. Look at the bottle prices and prepare for your jaw to drop.

The service might be the worst I have EVER had in a bar. The bartenders will let you drink your beer and when empty NEVER ask you if want another. I decided to wait it out and see how long it would take. I waited for over an hour and not once did they ever ask if I wanted another beer. I guess they never figured it out that if you purchase more beer they get a bigger tip. There is one kid in there with a large tatoo on his arm who basically sits there and polishes glasses. I guess his job description does not include serving people. The worst service that I have ever seen in a bar.

Since they never asked me if I wanted another beer, they obviously never asked me if I wanted any food. Not sure how the menu is.

My friend lives within easy walking distance of the place and says that he NEVER goes in there because of the prices and service.

I will NEVER go back again. Here is hoping that this dump closes or somebody takes it over who is interested in offering good quality, value, and service. Won't happen since the place seems to draw a good crowd and the owners must be making money hand over fist given the prices. Prices for bottles are at least double what is charged in Capones across the board.

Good riddance.

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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I live only five miles away and have been here many times so I have to review it. Tonight my wife and I went here for dessert and we had a great time. The beer selection is beyond excellent, just the 20 beers on tap are great. They cover the full range from light fruity lambics, easy drinking session beers, to high octane mutations like Devil Dancer. The bottle list is more of the same, almost any beer you can think of. I think the real highlight of the trips I've had here are the bartenders; very knowledgeable and personable. I did sit at the tables once and the service was great there too, but if you want the proper TND experience sit at the bar. They know their beer and wine, but they seem to know what the customer wants even before the customer does.

If you go; ask if they still have the peanut butter and jelly sorbet, if they do get if for dessert, I think it is better then their creme brulee, my wife disagrees. The only downsides, and they are minor: it does get noisy at the bar, the tables are fine you can hear there, it is small and gets crowded at peak times, and too many good beers to drink in one night.

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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've heard about this place for a while and I work close by, so me and I buddy decided to go. He was generous enough to take me to celebrate a recent promotion.

Parking is a little tough due to the location and other places nearby, but that's informational, I don't hold it against Teresa's Next Door.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was their impressive collection of glassware. There's no way a person would ever have a beer poured in the wrong glass unless they asked for it specifically.

The tables were nice and it was quiet enough for us to have a conversation without strain.

The beer list was fantastic. I believe they have wine there too (j/k, they have an impressive wine list as well). Two and a half pages of Belgian bottles, I believe about 14-16 beers on tap, not including two casks beers. The prices for the beer were reasonable.

The menu was small, but we both easily found stuff we'd like. $10-$12 for a lunch isn't bad. We started off with a cheese platter which was a first for me, and I really enjoyed it. We were given a small complimentary glass of wine to go with the cheese. Now I know why they pay sommeliers. This was a fantastic pairing and possibly the most enjoyable experience for me.

The staff was kind, the food came out quick enough, and our waiter was well versed in beer and wine.

I would definitely come back here. With such a huge selection I'd probably never get through them all, but I would love to give it a try. I would recommend this place to others that are looking for great food, an outstanding selection and aren't on a college-student payroll.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Teresa's is located on N Wayne Ave situated in between a pizza place and a clothing store. This place is about 2 blocks away from Beer Yard Inc. There's a limited amount of metered parking on the street, but luckly there's a metered parking lot across the street. The metered parking is very reasonable at $.25 an hour or something along those lines. When I first walked in, I noticeed there were 2 sides to Teresa's, a dinning room and a bar area. The room on the right is the bar area. The bar area has wooden floors, booths, and big wooden bar that can seat alot of people. I'm not sure how many people can sit at the bar, but it has to 20 range. It's not your average run of the mill local bar. It's more of an upscale type of establishment.

They had some great service here. The bartender I got was very knowledgeable about all the beer they sell. I noticed that when the customer next to me started asking about all the different Belgian styles, the bartender knew his stuff and even made some really good suggestions. This place also offers free samples of the on-tap beers just in case you can't make up your mind.

What a great selection they have here! They have a total of 24 taps and 2 cask beers. Their tap selection consists of Belgians, imports, and American micros. No macros here. When I was there, that selection consisted of Cantillion, St Bernardus 12, Sly Fox, Victory, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Troegs Mad Elf, River Horse, Allagaur, and alot more of that quality. It's impossible to remember them all. If you don't want a draft beer, they have quite an extensive bottle selection. Ask for a bottle menu and they'll hand you a menu that's the size of War & Peace. I'm not joking! This menu was filled with more Belgians, imports, and American micros. They even had bottles of Thomas Hooker Liberator, Lost Abbey, and Russian River. Damnation. What a selection!

I really didn't get a real good luck at the food menu because I was distracted by their tap and bottled menu. I did order something and that was their chicken fingers. Those chicken fingers and the mustard that was served with it was delicious! The prices on their food can get a bit pricy and the bill can get heavy, especially when you order them with their bottled beer prices. The draft prices are same as everywhere else, but their bottled prices can get a bit heavy. I can understand that because it's either buy them as a single here and pay the added bar price or dish out alot more money on a case of beer you have no idea what it's going to taste like. The choice is yours!

Overall, a place you need to stop at when you're in the area. That is just in case you don't want to buy a case of your favorite beer or a beer you don't know what it's going to taste like. You won't be disappointed by their on-tap selection or their extensive bottled beer menu.

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Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
Place rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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