Philadelphia Bar And Restaurant

Philadelphia Bar And RestaurantPhiladelphia Bar And Restaurant
3 Ratings
Philadelphia Bar And RestaurantPhiladelphia Bar And Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

120 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
United States

(215) 925-7691

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Reviews by Gavage:
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in for the Ballast Point tap takeover event on a Friday night. The first thing you notice there are two bars here - one on the right is larger and a small one on the left back by the restrooms. The place is very roomy as there is plenty of room between the tables here. Lots of windows here too.

There was a good sized crowd when we arrived but it seemed to empty out priot to our departure. Live acoustic guitarist was a nice addition to the pints we were enjoying.

Beer wise there were 14 drafts, and about 10 of them were Ballast Point beers. There were also two cask ales Victory Uncle Teddy and Yards IPA. There was a pretty large bottle list too. Service was very prompt but somewhat quite. It was a friendly atmosphere as a lot of people seemed to know each other here.

This is another beer bar that is making the Old City section a great place to get great beers.

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Photo of slander
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Another Saturday in Philly, driving around aimlessly looking for food and drink. Gotta be here somewhere, we’re nearly as east as east goes before New Jersey happens. “I found it!” she says, and credit due. I’m thinking, “Damn, they’ve got a pretty good line out front already and it’s early afternoon”, but it turns out that it’s for the ice cream joint across the bitty street on the opposite corner...

Open spacious place with lotsa light, and some good foot traffic I would imagine. Straight phat slab tree bar with a wood base and foot shelf off to the right; seating for 10 on high back chairs, and a shorty table space on the end for another 2 alongside a large vertical board listing tap selections. Stacked glassware and tiered booze on a clean white subway tiled barback wall, with slight cupboardy shelving showcasing specialty scotch & wines over worn mirrored backing. Shelved glassware alternating with glass front coolers housing the bottled selections down below the bar. Light art over the barback, old tyme absinthe drops on the barback wall trim, flatscreens in the corners, and drop bullet lamps over the bar. A cozy 2 table split booth pen lies down past the bar in the rear corner below a horizontal board also listing tap selections.

The front wall is made up of a set of double doors to both sides of center framed windowings, and then another set of the same. Some of them open out to the nearly dozen tables along the curb out front. Strung baby lighting lining the panel windows, each with a potted plant sillside. Square block floorings except for the slat wood low room, corner brickings and some wood wall and trim and ceilings to the center, with fitted slat pieces to both sides. Gum drop lamp fan combos, and sunken spots elsewhere.

It seems as if this was previously 2 places, and the wall in between is now gone but a row of I-beam uprights still remain, pretty much separating the bar side from seating side; and each holding a 2 seat hightop on both sides hugging it. From there, the rest of hightops are pushed together extending away from the bar, in 3 rows of 3 each. And a pair of shortys at the end against where a wall used to be, forward of an opposite corner small wood ‘L’ shaped bar seating 4 holding vertical shelving with booze over cooler space below. A tower of 12 dupe taps sits off to one side in front of an open cut through space to the side sunroom along the side wall of windows showing sets of 4-seaters running the way. A flatscreen alongside and another to the rear makes 4 in all.

16 taps split between a pair of stainless steel 8 tap T-towers at different points along the bar. Some fairly locals (PBC Kenzinger, Manayunk Brian’s Bock, Sly Fox Maibock, Flying Fish Farmhouse Ale), and the remainder mostly craft (Harpoon Oyster Stout, Bells Oberon, Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Boulder Flashback Ale, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale, Rogue Chipotle, Lost Abbey Devotion, Port Brewing Wipe Out & Mongo DIPA), with a few imports thrown in (Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel, Mikkeller Limoncello IPA). I drank a Bells Oberon & a (nitro) Boulder Flashback Ale. Wanted a Mongo but it’s a known day shortener.

+ some sixty something bottles, the menu listing them out by, ahem, shade? (gold vs. dark), and then ‘slammin’ vs ‘sippin’. Roughly 2/3 of them are American craft (and nearly ½ of those are PA offerings from the likes of PBC, Yards, Sly Fox, Victory, Weyerbacher, Stoudts, Yuengling), the remainder being a mix of imports, macro, retro & cider.

Servers were attentive and gave up samples (needed to try some things, is all). Neat, clean, comfortable, shiny place, with light art and cool tunes. I kind of dig the scene but I’m sure it goes to shittown come nightfall.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A pretty decent place just a stone's throw from the Market St. Blue Line stop. Just one more good beer bar in Olde City. (I guess you can never have enough.) Pretty basic layout, nothing too fancy going on here. The PB&R features two bars: a medium-sized beer bar, and a separate, smaller wine and cocktail bar. The place is a decent size, with enough tables and leg room to easily fit a large crowd. Not quite as intimate and dreary as I like my bars to be. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. A nice big chalkboard boasted the good quality draught selection, and if that weren't good enough, there's plenty of craft bottles to choose from. Nothing really out of the ordinary, but still a very good selection overall. The food menu wasn't too massive, but they had a lot of good items to choose from, including some old timey twists. Prices were probably just on the border of reasonable and moderately pricey.

Overall, quite a good bar, and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. However, Eulogy is right around the corner, so...

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Philadelphia Bar And Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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