Eulogy Belgian Tavern

Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern
BA SCORE
91.7%
Liked This Place
4.31 w/ 216 ratings
Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 413-2354

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
216
Liked:
198
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 150
Reviews by rdrummer:
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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited Eulogy with my wife on a Saturday to get some lunch before touring some of the new structures in Independence National Park. Eulogy is located in the Olde City portion of Philadelphia. There are many trendy and some old-line restaurtants within a couple blocks. The historic district is within easy walking distance.

The establishment is small with about a dozen or so bar stools and four or five tables in the bar room. There are two dining areas upstairs, including the now famous coffin room, which has two real coffins in use as tables. We sat at the bar and had an enjoyable visit with Chris, a knowledgeable beer server.

There were about 20 beers on tap. I sampled enough that I can't remember exactly how many. Luckily, we had planned this as a walking day. The bar has a "trilogy" tap, stocked with Interbrew favorites, Hoegarrden, Leffe Brune (sometimes it is the Blonde), and Stella. The main beer engine has an assortment of Belgiums, including Chimay, La Chouffe, Kwak (try the champagne glass), Piraat, Maredsous, and at least two others. There were a couple German beers, including the Ayinger Oktoberfest-Marzen. Finally, there were three or four microbrews such as Arrogant Bastard and Allagash White. They have slightly less than two hundred bottled beers, including many of the Trappists.

The food was very good with a nice selection. We shared a bucket of mussels (two pounds). I had the Andouille Sausage sandwich, and my wife had a raw salmon sandwich that she said was awesome. They also had salads, soups, stews, and some more elaborate entrees. Prices were reasonable.

Everyone is the place is friendly, and the service was quick. It was not real crowded, which helps. It's the reason that I end up here now instead of Monk's, which tends to be crowded and hurried at all times.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of epyon396
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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%

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Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 216 ratings
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