Woody's Bar

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Bar, Eatery

202 S 13th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-5408
United States

(215) 545-1893 | map

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
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3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

This is Philadelphia's most famous gay bar; I was surprised to find that they have craft beer here. Jokes aside, I finally visited Woody's one weekday evening for a friend's birthday.

The place was real quiet, almost empty. This doesn't seem to be one of those crazy gay bars with muscled dudes and loud music.

The 32 taps have a bit of everything, including some premium stuff like Three Philosophers and Duvel, but mostly it is full of the usual suspects from big crafty names like Green Flash, Dogfish, Victory, Oskar Blues... with the addition of crap like Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Shock Top, Not Your Father's Root Beer, Bud Light and so on.

Prices are a little high, but they do serve most brews in pints and their spirits are poured generously.

This is obviously not a beer destination, but if you happen to come here, know that there is good beer to have at Woody's.

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3.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Don't be offended... This is a gay bar, not that there's anything wrong with that. Just FYI, in case the name "Woody's" wasn't enough of an indication for you. They're actually quite renowned, so the place is pretty nice. Nice big bar with lots of room, several tables to hang at. The "dance club" is conveniently located on the top floor, but I was really only interested in the bar. Really, I was. Good selection of beer to choose from; aside from the typical macros, there was stuff from several craft favorites, and they even managed to get Funky Buddha / Cigar City stuff during Beer Week. With 32 taps, you're bound to find something good here. Food was nothing to really write home about. We got some fries that were pretty much overly deep fried grease sticks, and a "flatbread" that was more of a cracker with cheese on it. Good for a snack, I guess, but no culinary amazement here. Prices were decent with beers at about $6-7 a pop. I don't think the food was worth it, but oh well live and learn. Service...I guess I'll say it's hit or miss. We went through two bartenders: one was a snooty dude who's attitude was basically, "we don't serve your kind here." Asked to order food three times, with no response, and we were lucky to get a beer. Finally another guy came over, instantly and indiscriminately took our order and got us more beer. Obviously not too many solo-flying meat&potato straight guys are going to go here, and I'd say that's probably a wise choice, just based on the negative vibe I got from the server, but hopefully that was just an isolated incident. Go with a friend, go with your wife/husband/girlfriend/gay friends, because for what it's worth, and judging it by the bar alone, it's pretty nice.

Cheers to them for embracing the craft beer scene, because friends I know that have gone there in the past have said it wasn't always like that.

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Woody's Bar in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 3 ratings