Memphis Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

52 Reviews
Memphis TaproomMemphis Taproom
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2331 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19125-2205
United States

(215) 425-4460 | map
www.memphistaproom.com

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Added by carlosd74 on 06-01-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
86
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
3.18%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
127
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 86
Photo of fishtownhxc
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

great new bar with an amazing selection of $4 draughts (regardless of what beer it is), and excellent food. the bar itself was well designed and looks great. awesome selection of american craft beers, and a good amount of german, english, and belgian imports at really reasonable prices. the bartender seemed a bit snobby, but i'll let that slide for the time being. hopefully this place won't replace johnny brenda's as the bar of the month hipster hangout, but it probably will. not sure if they have enough bike racks outside.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stopped by here to wish a Fishtown fiend well as he left to MN to follow his wife to the Mayo Clinic. I tried to reassure him that Rochester MN was a great place for beer, but he knew I was lying...

Located in a dense stack of row houses, the Memphis Taproom very much feels like a neighborhood bar. It's row house shaped; long and narrow. Up front is the bar with a few small tables. The bar hosted 11 taps and the hand-pump and a lovely selection of local delicacies. Spotted were Rowhouse Red, Sly Fox's O'Reilly Stout, a little something-something from Troegs and Victory along with some Southampton and Ommegang. Also making appearances were Green Flash's West Coast IPA and a selection from Sprecher. Not bad. Not bad at all. There was a bottle list about twice as large with other local brews (and not-so-locals) with only ONE BMC offering. Wow.

The back half of the building was for dining. We grabbed some seats back there. There was some confusion doing so as it wasn't too apparent as to how one should select a table. Do I just sit or ask a server? We flagged down a server and figured it out. I think they need a sign right before you walk into the back.

Food was just all right for me. We tried the ALT (Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato), the suicide rings and the hummus. All were average. I hear other menu selections are better, but my score stands until I get back, and I will be back.

The service was a bit bland but efficient. There was a little confusion, but never with the beer.

A local dream. If I were local, I'd be over-joyed.

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Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, PA
96 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.
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