Campbell's Place

Campbell's PlaceCampbell's Place
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Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8337 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19118
United States

(215) 242-1818 | map
campbellsplace.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.43
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
1
pDev:
16.33%
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Campbell's Place is a small restaurant on the western side of Germantown Avenue that's been there seemingly forever. It's home to a few locals who still go there for lunch and/or dinner, although it's not the same as it once was. A look around will quickly disclose its age (mirrored back bar with beautifully carved dividers, solid wood bar top, exposed brick walls, wood floor, and booths), and it's actually fairly interesting to look at and think of what it might have been like "back in the day".

These days, however, they need to try to bring people in, and one of the ways they've tried to do that is by adding craft beer. 10 taps + a nitro that pours Guinness. Others at my last visit included Yuengling, Franziskaner, Palm, Racer 5, Cape May Turtle Gut, Lagunitas Little Sumpin', Bell's Oberon, Saucony Creek Kutztown Lager, Green Flash IPA, and Ciderboys.

I've never eaten there, but I will stop in every now and again for a pint (although they can be pricey, if in doubt ask!).
Sep 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2014
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Reviewed by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Went here after a mini Germantown Bar crawl with mixed results.

A- Campbell's is a hop skip and a jump if traveling by car, but would take a bit of time to walk from the regular G-Town haunts(Earth,Mcmenimens). Outside looks like a regular boutique store, does not look like a beer bar. Perfect for the neighborhood though. Inside there is a little waiting/greeting area with bathroom to the right. It was very clean and if you open the mirror up, you can scope outside with a barrier consisting of lights and decorations.

The bar and seating area reminds me of many other bar setups with bar to the left/booths to the right. This really reminds me of every single bar I ever been to in NYC. The decor is slammin, wooden bar, some mirrors in bar area, some stone/stucco, nicely appealing booths for group parties and some nice art on the wall. I would say this is a mix between homey/trendy/upscale. there is also a upstairs with extrra seating and I believe an extra bar for private parties, I would like to get up there someday.

Q,S- The quality is there, I noticed that after every beer pull, the glass was rinsed for a clean pour, even if it was the same pour. The service was stupendous and rather on point. the bartender remembered our names and was a pleasure to be around. Clean glassware and clean surroundings, not to mention clean lines, well this place is new.

S- Selection is a mix between draft and bottles. Campbell's also has wine and liquor but those are not my thing. The 8 or so taps consisted of a mix of local/westcoast and SWAG. Frankensteinin, Bear republic Racer 5, Weyerbacher products, Lagunitas, you know what it is. The bottle list was broken down by style with common selections for each one from local and afar, don't expect any gems, no RR or big heavy Philly hitters, not a knock, just an observation, it is what it is.

F- I could not try as it was late but I showed my chef buddy the menu and while he was enthused, he also said much more could be done with the key ingredients that were used within alot of the selections. Alot of the stuff looked pricy but a $10 burger is not out of line, I'll give it a go next time.

Campbell's is a very nice atomsphere at least on this off night. I can see this place getting pretty busy at times and hope they can keep up. I'll just stick to the off hours. This seems like a very ideal place to take a date, or to bring a group of people for a function upstairs if the upstairs bar indeed exists. I'll be back when I have some loot in my pocket cause this place could dwindle that pretty quick.
May 06, 2011
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Reviewed by maximuss2225 from Vermont

2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 2
i really wanted to like this place. the decorum is very nice and the people seems good. The beer selection is adequate but nothing write home about. The issue with the drafts is there are no prices, when asked a server is very willing to run down the list but when its crowed this is hard. The main issue for me is the very expensive food costs and bottle beer list. Today i paid 8 dollars for a grill cheese special which consisted of 2 pieces of kraft cheese, 2 pieces of bacon, tomato and a good helping of fries. This is also the cheapest thing on the menu, (Cobb salad coming in at 15 dollars). For 10 dollar burger and 9-15 dollar appetizers i'd expect very high quality food not mediocre. If in the neighborhood try, tavern on the hill or honestly the Trolley Car Diner (very good beer selection and prices).
Jun 03, 2010
Campbell's Place in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 4 ratings