Eulogy Belgian Tavern

Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern
Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern
Bar, Eatery

136 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106-3009
United States

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Tweekers237 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

One of the more established and long running places in Old City. This place was hip before the hipsters came into town. Great Imports, can get crowded quick, worth a stop.

May 11, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Overwhelming bottle list, impressive taps, Belgian food specialties. Dark and mysterious atmosphere adds to the vibe. When in Philly, a must stop, right in the heart of town.

Jun 15, 2015
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Johnsfolly from Michigan

3.21/5  rDev -25.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3

A lot like it's stablemate, Bierstube, this place is pretty noisy and draws a young (and on Saturday nights, wasted) crowd. Definitely a place devoted to beer but not really a Belgian beer standout. Head to Monk's.

Mar 08, 2015
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MtnSoup from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

About as good as it gets...for example: several days post BCBS craziness, they were still selling bottles of both the original and barley wine to bar customers for enjoyment on-site or to-go.

Their rotating tap list is what makes this place awesome - just a great mix of beers from all over the world (with an expected focus on Belgian beers). Their bottle list is also the stuff dreams are made of - Cantillon is often on the list (for a price, but hey, it's an option).

All of the staff are super knowledgeable and actually love their craft.

Dec 04, 2014
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KornWallace from New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Eulogy was my first foray into the craft beer scene in Philly and let me say if you haven't been you really need to put it on your list.

The beer selection is enormous and well selected they have many, especially many Belgian, beers that are must tries. They also have a pretty varied and long tap list. When I was there years ago I had my first encounter with St. Bernardus and it really opened my eyes.

There food is fairly good as pub grub goes. I remember enjoying a few sandwiches that I had there.

The service has always been good. They did a great job of accommodating us when we had a large party and when I have been there in smaller groups they have always been attentive.

The price depending in the beers can be a tad expensive but they do have several good low budget drinks.

Aug 21, 2014
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jprivott from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

In a nutshell, Eulogy Belgian Tavern's wide variety of beers (and other alcohols) makes this must-stop for those in the Philly. True to the architecture of the state, the bar itself is...cozy. It's split over two floors, and although we brought a large (8+top) and were able to be seated quickly and in comfort.
The drink selections spanned the palate and price range, there's definitely something for everyone, and the food was hearty, and well-prepared. Our server was the low point of our experience, whom I audibly heard curse at our entering (during a non-rush hour...). I'd still go back nonethless!Try the Malheur 12 :)

Jul 02, 2014
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Fluffheady from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The first time I went here, I almost F***ing died. There was a daytime special on a weekday that said if you brought in your baby, you got $1 off your beer. There were several moms and dads with strollers. Hilarious. The food is absolutely delicious (get the fried chicken). The draft list is interesting and the bottle list is extensive. The atmosphere is great. Don't skip this one!

Aug 05, 2013
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HuaJiao from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Wow, this is a must for visits to Philadelphia. The beer menu is pages and pages long for bottles while offering about a dozen selections on tap. I've even been surprised to find, upon chatting with bartenders, unique beers which aren't listed on the menu but they happen to have anyway. The possibility for discovery here is limitless. I've had mixed service - from offering great new beers to try based on my preferences to a largely indifferent attitude. The establishment is a bit dark and slightly dirty feeling, but it doesn't interfere with the fun of discovering new beers!

Jul 01, 2013
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The wife and I were walking around Old City when we stumbled upon Eulogy. Little did I know that this Philly beer landmark was around here!

So there we went, even though we sure did not need a beer on a Sunday morning. The place is small, a little dingy and definitely dark. Almost a pity to be inside when the sun is shining outside. Pretty empty and chill at church time.

20-odd taps, with lots of Belgians of course (Lindemans, Blanche de Bruxelles, Delirium Nocturnum, Lost Abbey Carnevale, Hoppin' Frog Hoppin' to Heaven). Huge bottle list, but nothing super impressive. Good prices, though, no crazy markups here. I expected more/weirder stuff on tap...

We had a pint of fresh and hoppy Hoppin' to Heaven and I had a snifter of smoky Olvisholt Lava. Our server was super nice and helpful and we had a good relaxed time at Eulogy. Better than the Monks experience, for sure! But world-class? I'm not so sure about that...

Apr 29, 2013
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Incredible place and the nice thing, at least for me on this particular day, was that compared to Monk's and other great beer bars in this town it is easy to get parking and there are alot of other things to see/do around this place since it is in Old Town. I got there when it opened at 5 and was not the only person going in but still got a seat at the bar and the bartender was BSing with me and others about beer and still doing his job. Hands down the best pommes frites in town and maybe, and I am from Pittsburgh originally so I may be biased towards The O and Fat Head's fries, possibly, the best french fries I've ever had. But if you're reading this your main concern, I hope, is the beer. This place is probably second to Monk's in terms of Belgian selection, but I think is equal and depending on your tastes an overall better beer bar in terms of beer inventory than Monk's. There is a good amount of Belgian beers and imports but an impressive selection of domestic brews that I have not been able to come across at other places in terms of quantity and quality (the "hard to get" factor). I will say this as the one knock against this place - if you don't get there early you'll be waiting for a seat and kiss the bar goodbye. Other than that this a great place and a MUST visit when you're in Philly.

Apr 09, 2013
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PaleAlePat from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Best place around to try a variety of Belgian beers (aside from Monk's of course but those guys are snobs). This place is right in Old City. Great atmosphere with friendly servers who will answer any question a patron on a beer pilgrimage may have. Haven't tried the food but it smelled good. Casual feel.

Jan 28, 2013
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RockAZ from Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have been here a few times, but the first was the most memorable for me. Hard cold heavy rain night, staggering from a light meal and pint at Monks all the way over to Eulogy with very poor and often made more complicated directions by asking strangers for clarification. Massive downpour in the spring, really cats and dogs stuff, something they called a Nor'Easter? Anyway, I am from Arizona and anything more than what your windshield washer puts out amazes me, and I stomp through puddles in the alleys and cobblestone streets and finally see the door to Eulogy. The place inside is barely wider than the door, and there are 600 steaming people in there on the first floor. I imagine it was like being in a horse barn during the Middle Ages, everyone was wearing wool and was soaked and speaking in some incomprehensible dialect with a few English words thrown in I recognized.

The casket over the bar freaked me out, was not prepared for that, but somehow pushed my way to the back where I found the bottle beer fridge. Never left that spot again that night until last call, but at least a $100 left my wallet for that fine selection of Belgians. Incredible selection of beers, and that has taken me back there every time I am in town.

Dec 19, 2012
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birddogbrewing from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I walked down here on a friends reccmendation. Thank you! My lunch of Moules Beer and Beneluxx Belgian Frietjes was phenomenal. Hundreds of beers to choose from, knowledgable and helpful staff. Many rare and unusual offerings. It should be a destination for any beer lover!

I started with a liefman's sour, followed by a Belgian Blonde. Sipping a De Dohcter van de Korenaar peated oak aged Embrasse-- on tap. Bartender knows his game as do the customers. I'm trying to decide what to have next. I think the west letevern clone. This is a must go if you get near Philadelphia.

Nov 08, 2012
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JustinM from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I came in here as out-of-towners with my wife and a friend of hers who has lived in the area for a number of years now. Did I mention that I was a complete beer newbie at the time? The only beer I'd ever been exposed to is the rank-smelling stuff that people drink to get drunk, and having a sensitive nose, I was never interested.

My wife's friend has talked this place up for years and because I hadn't been there before, I had a completely different image in my head. To me, it sounded like a large place with a club atmosphere, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Eulogy is a small place with two narrow floors that just happens to have a beer list as long as both of your arms and staff that knows everything there is to know about all of them.

Long story short, the waitress brought me a few samples to narrow down what I'd like. Thinking that I wouldn't like anything anyway, I agreed--and found out that, lo and behold, not all beer sucks.

The prices seemed reasonable to me, the waitstaff was extremely attentive even though none of us were Philadelphia natives (a problem I saw crop up in other reviews, so maybe they've cracked down on that), and I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in town.

Sorry that I can't speak to the food given that we'd just eaten dinner elsewhere and so none of us ordered any.

Aug 09, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Popped in here with a friend before going to a concert at Festival Pier. This place was suggested to me by another friend who had stopped by recently. We thought that it was closed because by the look of the inside was dark. So we took the chance and pulled on the door. We were surprised to see how many people were in there! Very dim lighting which was pretty cool. There were 2 seats open at the far end of the bar where we sat down and were promptly served. The beer list is very extensive, they've got some real gems on there. The price range can vary depending on what you are buying. This is a really neat little place. I would totally stop in again one day if I were in the area. Worth checking out for sure!

Jul 27, 2012
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John_M from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Have not been here since the place first opened, so many years ago.

For some reason, I had completely forgotten how small this place is. Both the downstairs and upstairs bar areas are so very small, though there are a few more tables and chairs upstairs. Otherwise, the vibe is kind of funky and laid back, and this seems like a cool place to hang out with a beer or two. My GF mentioned that the upstairs restroom was not the greatest, and could have used a good cleaning. That's really the only criticism I would make, but it's a pretty significant one IMHO.

The beer selection is first rate here, especially the bottle selection. Eulogy has around 17 or 18 beers on tap, with a decent, but hardly electrifying selection. The bottle selection, however, is first rate. It appeared as if there was something like 500 beers by the bottle, and what really stood out was the quality and pricing of the selection. Most beer prices seemed to be very close to retail price (maybe $3 or $5 over bottle shop prices, but that's it), which surprised me given the quality and depth of the beer list. In any event, otherwise the quality and selection of the beer available here is just first rate.

Service was pretty good I thought. Initially it was a bit on the slow side, but it picked up over time, and there's no denying that the young server who waited on us knew his stuff.

Food was also pretty damned good. I was bit disappointed in the quality of the frites here, but my girlfriend's tuna sandwich was excellent, as was my duck confit struddel appetizer. All things considered, I thought the food here was very, very good.

So, obviously this place is outstanding, but something needs to be said about the pricing of the menu. This place is located in one of the most expensive areas of the city, yet dinner for two was just over $50 with tax. In this case, that included a glass of La Chouffe on draft and a bomber of gouden carolus blawbier. Amazing.

This is a very good place...

May 26, 2012
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spointon from Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

On a recent trip to Philadelphia I hit this place twice, late on a Wednesday night and early in the evening on Friday.

The location is excellent - this place is tucked into a great little neighborhood full of restaurants and bars (many of which serve great beer) and walking between establishments is easy. I was taking cabs around town, so I appreciated this ability to walk to a lot of great places in one neighborhood.

The atmosphere is cool. Its only a very narrow, tiny little bar but the vibe is been nirvana all the way. lots of cool / rare beer signs on the walls, with a definite lean toward Belgian ales.

The beers on tap were a nice mix of high end US craft selections and imported stuff. When I was there I had a Chimay White, a Petrus Aged Pale, and an Older Viscosity on draught and both were excellent. The bottle selection is stellar...there are several glass door coolers in the back from which they pull beers to serve and they are stocked full of goodness. In addition to the draught beers listed above I had a bottle of Gulden Draak, a bottle of Innis & Gunn, and a bottle of something from Russian River. All were excellent.

The prices were very fair for what you are getting. Better prices than what I see in Chicago anyway.

All in all this is a serious beer destination and well worth going out of your way to visit.

Apr 04, 2012
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MerryTapster from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went to this place on Saturday Jan 14 2012. The atmosphere was nice, but a bit crowded, actually alot crowded. Pretty much shoulder to shoulder. That was really the only downfall. For how packed this place was every beer we ordered came quickly and the server actually took a couple seconds to talk about the brews with us. I had an Old Rasputin and a Firestone Walker 15.

Selection was good. Many awesome beers, included Russian River, since Philly is the only city in the East to carry it. Was impressed to see Hoppin' Frog's Barrel Aged Naked Evil on the specials list (awesome brew)

This place is a definite must for a beer lover.

Jan 20, 2012
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pappas from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

i love eulogy. the only thing i'd change about it is its size and stocking more t shirts in small sizes! it can be crowded on weekend nights, so it is more comfortable to go during the week. the food is good, everything goes great with pretty much any beer and some of the chef specials change- try the bratwurst!

taps are dominated by belgians, no surprise, but they always have a few others up there. the bottle selection is enormous, so you won't be disappointed. try something new!

the best thing about eulogy other than the beer is the service. the bar tenders are more than willing to offer samples, so going on a saturday afternoon or evening during the week will allow you to sit at the bar and find a new beer you love while chatting it up with the staff, who have always been knowledgeable in my experience.

bar is always clean and beer fresh tasting. this place is a true beer lovers spot.

Oct 28, 2011
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MsRif from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Eulogy will always hold a special place in my heart because it's where I met my husband, where we got engaged and where we held our engagement party. Even before I knew my husband, Eulogy was my favorite bar. The atmosphere is usually excellent...a very laid back place to enjoy a good beer. Unfortunately, because Eulogy has been so hyped up, it has picked up in popularity and lately it has been insanely packed, and most of the crowd has been pretty obnoxious. It varies day to day...if it looks crowded, you can always go to Triumph which is right across the street.

If you can get to know the staff here, make an effort to. There is a cellar at Eulogy and if you are having trouble finding something, the staff will (at times) offer special brews to you. My husband and I once had 120 Minute here in the middle of summer which was a very special treat. Of course, we also shared a bottle of Westvleteren 12 with the staff during our engagement party.

Food is awesome. A little overpriced for some items, but I usually just go for the fries and that amazing dipping sauce they have! Really, the perfect beer/food pairing in any scenario! The fruit/cheese plate is also pretty tasty...and let's not forget the mussels! Lots to choose from, just be careful if you are on a budget.

The selection, aside from the cellar, is pretty damn awesome. Pretty much anything you want will be on there list of 300 bottled brews. Taps (21 of them) generally focus on Belgian brews...but after all, Eulogy is a Belgian tavern. There is a lot of rotation, so generally if you come often there will always be something new to try.

The only thing I wish is that this place could be BIGGER! It gets very, very crowded due to popularity and seriously, it's just too much of a "close quarters" feel on weekends. I generally only go on weeknights's almost always a nicer atmosphere there on weeknights.

If you get the chance to, go. This is a great establishment...I know I will be giving them my business for years to come.

Oct 25, 2011
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Have visited this place on occasion, but with Monks a little closer, no pressing need to continue to return, especially with the overall average feel to the atmosphere and service.

The thin first floor features a few tables and a long bar, Belgian beer logos adorn the walls and the room is surprisingly brightly lit. A few TVs on the wall and a display of various glassware line the back of the bar.

Draft list contains a mix of average Belgians (Leffe, Hoegarden and Stella tap completely out of place) and solid domestic craft. Bottle list is expansive and contains a lot of great stuff, but frequently out of date (Bottles of Cantillon the have not had in 6+ months are still on what they have you order from).

Service is hit or miss. Usually filled with tourists and the bartenders reflect that. Friendliness from them appears to be needed to be earned by letting it be known you are a local.

Sep 26, 2011
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pdeepak from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Eulogy is one of my go to spots whenever I make the trip down to old city from university city.

Chris, the downstairs bartender is the man and he really knows his beer knowledge. The beer week events that they hold here are always top of the line and make sure to check out their annual coffee beer brunch.

The draft selection has something for everyone and is slightly skewed towards belgians, but that should be obvious from the get go. the bottle selection is MASSIVE and they have a seasonal sale selection for beers that have been on the shelves for a while.

I would definitely recommend stopping in here for a beer or 3.

Jul 30, 2011
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AndyAvalanche from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Wasn't planning on going in here when we did, but we are certainly glad we did. My wife is a big history buff and wanted to goto City Tavern (a little restaurant where they dress up like it's 1776). But we weren't impressed so we split a beer flight, got an appetizer and hit the streets to get dinner, we found several places right around the corner and picked Eulogy Belgian Tavern.

It was a little weird walking in, a little dark and crowded. There was a heavy curtain to go through, but I think it was to keep the cool A/C air in the bar. We walked in and it was pretty crowded. We looked around from the entrance and couldn't find a place to sit. The was in front of us with a few small tables. There were probably about 25 people in there and it was I'd say pretty close to capacity. A hostess made herself known pretty quickly and kindly brought us to the dining room upstairs. There it was much quieter (not that it was too loud downstairs, but just different) and pretty dark. Probably about 15 tables or so with a very small bar that probably sits less than 10 people. A Large flatscreen TV at the front with sports stuff on it. Each table had candles on it. The center of the room is darkest, some slight window light at the front with a few lights and a few dim lights in the back. Beer paraphernalia both upstairs and downstairs.

Quality I think was a must at a place like this and I think they succeeded. Seemed to offer fresh ingredients in the food department and a decent tap list that seemed fresh with what I gathered were clean draft lines, the beer at least tasted fresh.

I was really impressed with the service here. Like I said, the hostess made herself known right away and got us seated pretty quick. The waitress was even better. She was very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I love beer, but I'm really not into Belgian styles that much, and what I do like I'm pretty inexperienced at, this girl knew what was on draft off the top of her head and could give a good description, and even offered good recommendations based on the other styles I like. Another thing that was really nice about her was her attentiveness to my wife. My wife was a sport on this trip and got a beer at just about every bar we went to, but had pretty much had her fill at this point. So my wife said she didn't want anything to drink the waitress said in a sympathetic voice "oh you don't like beer?" We both explained that she'd had a lot of beer on this visit and could use a glass of wine about now. The waitress came back a couple of minutes later with a small amount of liquid in a glass. She gave my wife a sample a Belgian Sour that she stated had low carbonation and was dry like a wine. She didn't end up liking it enough to want it, but I thought it was a nice of her to offer. She was pretty good about watching how much was left in our drinks as well. The food came out pretty quickly and staff was right on top of clearing dirty dishes.

Selection is very good, bottle list is VERY extensive. Tap list is very good as well, but it's geared primarily to Belgian style beers (hence Belgian Tavern). I think there were 20-25 taps available, not sure I didn't actually count, but it was more than 20 for sure. Stella Artois and Long Trail Double IPA where the only non classic Belgian style brews. Both Belgian and American versions of the styles. I got a Long Trail Double IPA and a recommended Quad that I'm angry I can't remember because it was really tasty (no it wasn't St. Bernardus Abt 12). The bottle list was really great. Something from just about every major brewery in the States I'd go down the list, but it was about 3-4 pages long with both 12 oz and bombers. My wife did get a beer eventually and went with a Brooklyn Lager, solid brew and safe choice.

Food was really good. Plenty of sandwiches, burgers and salads. With traditional fairs as well. Mussles, Belgian Fish n Chips, crab cakes, Steak, chicken and sausage/Brat dishes. Lots of good things on the menu. I got a burger and my wife got a salad we split an extra order of fries (frietjes). Food was really good, the aitress gave us 3 different dipping sauces for the fries, all really good and creative, one was, spicy, one was creamy and one was like a whiskey base. I really liked the food.

All in all the prices were really good, and the portions were really big on both the food and beer. I was really impressed with the size of the beer glasses especially. Based on the portions and the quality, it was one of the better places we went to in the city.

It's funny because Monk's Cafe was what everyone was saying was an absolute MUST to goto, but I think Eulogy was leaps and bounds better than Monks as an overall experience. Any beer lover should visit this place in Philly.

Jul 25, 2011
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NittanyBeerFan from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So I finally made it down to this place for the first time today. Hopped off the El at 2nd street and walked the literally 1 block to the corner of 2nd and Chestnut where I saw a sign that said, "Drink Good Beer." I was on my way there anyway, but I needed no further prompting.

Eulogy has a lower floor with a bar that seats around 15 people, as well as two tall bar tables that sit two each as well as two shorter tables for 4. Upstairs, there is another bar with about 6 seats. The upstairs tables are larger, but they are only for dining service (you can drink too, but you can't only drink). Really dark up there. The bathroom downstairs is shoved back in a corner, and even when the bar isn't packed it's tough to get there. I can only imagine when it fills up. There are about 20 sq. ft. of space when only the chairs are full.

Our waitress was very attentive, and the bartender handled both the bar and the tables with impressive efficiency. A personable staff who is interested in helping the patrons find beer they like is certainly a nice thing to see. I wish that you could note how much you know about beer so that I wouldn't have been told that my stout was going to be malty and roasty, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

The tap selection is listed on the wall, and it has some basic craft offerings (Stella, Hoegaarden) as well as some other more impressive stuff. The bottle list is more impressive, with coolers packed with beer that takes about 5 pages of a large menu to list by brewer and beer name. On there are some real gems, mainly Belgian, but also everywhere from Denmark to America to Australia.

The mussels were friggin great, and the mozarella and tomato salad was very good, too. I can only imagine that the rest of the food is going to be good, too. However, I am not sure that I will ever find out, because the prices between the beer and food are pretty high for my pay grade. I will definitely be back, but Eulogy will most likely remain a special treat for me.

Jul 03, 2011
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Andreji from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

So, you've finished the USMLE step 2 CS exam and after 8hrs of seeing pretend patients you don't feel like any more sightseeing.

So you take up on wandering through the city and towards the easternmost part of chestnut what sign do you spot?

"Drink Good Beer ---->"

Celestial, I know.

So I went in and grabbed a table right by the window. it was closed and had some heavy curtains right by it, making the place quite scarcely lit. not very full at 5pm I'll say. Long bar, not too noisy, music was moderate. a stairway leads somewhere. It looks dusty and old but in a comforting sort of way. this place is probably similar to In de Wildeman or maybe Poechenellekelder for a comparison. Very à la Belge.

Was instantly served by the waitress, a nice young girl who devoted her attention essentially to serving me and another couple of folks. she had a friend sit by her and they chatted at times but never in detriment of service. She also knew her menu well and was frank in saying "we really don't have many locals- this is a belgian bar- but this is good...." and gave frank and seemingly knowledgeable advice: she told me to have this or that if I prefer sweeter than bitter, etc.

The menu is beautiful. several pages of a phone book-like menu probably ranging in the 200-300s. Of course mostly belgian but a fair share of local and american crafts pop out of there. They used a rating scale on the menu-chart for each beer on a 1-5 scale so I assumed it was the BA ratings, but I may be wrong.

I don't know if i'm overrating the place. It felt pleasant and adequate, beer focused enough and laid back, relaxed environment to taste beer and to clear my head post-stress. I'll definetly hit it again when back in Philly.

May 13, 2011
Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia, PA
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