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Brauhaus SchmitzBrauhaus Schmitz

Type: Bar, Eatery

718 South St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147-2023
United States

(267) 909-8814 | map

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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 07-04-2009

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by tomthumbsblues:
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Have gone here a few times with my girlfriend, the last being on New Year's Day. Setting is long beerhall with thick wooden tables and large booths. There is an illuminated copy of the Reinheitsgebot on one wall next to the bar. Waitresses wear dirndls in typical beerhall fashion. The German music playing in the background adds authenticity, but it's often too loud and makes conversation challenging.

Brauhaus Schmitz offers a wide selection of foreign and domestic beers available in a variety of sizes. I have gotten beer in a pint glass, a stein, and my favorite, a boot (Das Boot!). The last time I went I started my beer journey with a stein of Jever Pilsner and finished with a syrupy EKU 28. Both were memorable brews.

The food is traditional German fare, so a lot of sausages and meat, pickled fish and vegetables--all of which are surprisingly good! Some recommendations are the rollmops (pickled herring), the Obatzda cheese spread as appetizers. The laugenbrezel also comes highly recommmended, but we've never had it. The entrees are equally good with some of the ingredients, like sausages, being made in-house. The last time I went I had Schweinsbraten mit Dunkelbiersoße, which was roast pork served with a dark beer and mustard sauce. For desert, we shared an apple strudel and sample some schnapps from the Brauhaus's extensive offerings of this liquer.

Overall, prices are reasonable and waitstaff is helpful and eager to give recommendations. The food is great and they have changing specials. My only complaint, as I mentioned previously, was the music being too loud.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HerrDirektorEifler
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome place, attentive bartenders/wait staff, good food, and of course, awesome selection of bier.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tmac
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of LehighAce06
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of josh32219
4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

This place will defintely put you in the mood to drink German beers and forget about those DIPAs dominating other bars. Plenty of brick and ligher colored woods create an inviting atmosphere. There is a second floor with some tables that overlook the first floor. German flags and other themed decor line the walls.

There were around 25 or so beers on draft here focusing on styles such as bocks, oktoberfests, gose, and weissebier. I ordered a bock and it came in a large mug which set the mood. I ordered the homemade sausage platter with some german potato salad and was in heaven. The food was delicious. The female bartender had a bubbly personality and was very friendly and knowledgable of the beers and food options.

This should be a must stop for any BA if you are visiting from outside the Philly area.

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I stumbled upon Brauhaus while walking up and down on South street during a sweaty-hot almost-summer day while looking for apartments.

Went in for lunch and had a good time. The place is rather large and was pretty empty at around 1pm on a Tuesday. Not much of an atmosphere... the place looks new and sterile.

30 beers (20 front/10 back) on tap, all German. I've never seen a Deutsch joint with so many options: five different Hefes, three Goses, four Dopplebocks... plus more Goses and even some sours on the bottle menu.

I enjoyed the food- not your average German. Had a nice salad of kohlrabi, ramps and what not. The house-made sausages look promising. Service wasn't terribly warm but I'm used to it here in Philadelphia.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, PA
4.22 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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