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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 jim102864:
Photo of jim102864
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Anxiously awaited the opening of Eulogy which, given that it was a Monday (last week), didn't open 'til 5. Once it did, we opened the joint. Can't say I was dissappointed. It's a toss up as to wether Eulogy or Monks ranks above the other. Monks claims 200 bottles in their "beer bible" and a dozen or so taps while Eulogy professes 300 bottles and 21 taps. Nevertheless, Eulogy is an iteresting and special place. Located in a historic and narrow brick structure, the bar is immediately to your left as you enter and very cramped (see "Monks"). Regardless, the tap selection was splendid and the bottle list special indeed. We were there for quite a while and ordered a number of rounds. I'm somewhat ashamed to say that time (albeit only one week hence) and perhaps the experience itself has made the memory fade, but I do recall ending with two Avery Salvation bombers. 'Nough said. We ended up ordering frittes which were quite good. I enjoyed the service and the friendliness of the bar keep. Didn't like the barstools so much after sitting on what were like mini-recliners (I'm embellising somewhat here) across the street at Triumph. One caveat to this glowing review is you will end up with a somewhat nominal selection of proper glassware here and at Monks. I say this since some of our rounds were served in small tulip glasses though my colleague enjoyed one round in a particularly exquisite Grottenbier goblet, but only after first receiving the puny tulip and asking for the goblet. Nevertheless, the Bottom line is if its top quality micro and Belgian in particular that you seek, you cannot miss with Eulogy (or Monks).

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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
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