Eulogy Belgian Tavern

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

150 Reviews
Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 413-2354 | map
eulogybar.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
215
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
360
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 150 | Ratings: 215
Reviews by Andreji:
Photo of Andreji
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bmf5581
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.54/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Tweekers237
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.

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Photo of tore
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tmac
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jbaker67
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.61/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of blassor
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bill69
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Johnsfolly
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.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

I love this place! Food is amazing. Michele the bartender was super knowledgable and totally made the experience wonderful!

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Photo of MtnSoup
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.

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

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Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia, PA
4.31 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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