Saint Benjamin Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
BA SCORE
3.64/5
Good
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1710 N 5th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19122
United States

(215) 232-4305 | map
stbenjaminbrewing.com

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None provided.

BEER STATS
Beers:
51
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
192
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.97/5
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
pDev:
2.77%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.01/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. is a great place situated in a not so good place - but things are improving greatly in the area and they've got at least a little bit to do with it.

It's nice looking and comfortable inside with a kind of retro-industrial look that includes (very cool) pulley fans, Edison bulbs, exposed brick and original plaster walls, and wood and tile floors. There aren't really a whole lot of places that've pulled off the look quite as well. The bar is on the left directly as you enter, and it's fairly small with 12 barstools and an additional 6 on the side by the window that looks into the brewery and another 4 or 5 on the street side depending.

There are 30 seats at the tables opposite, and the menu is interesting with items like Chipolte Spiced Cajun Fried Peanuts, Pork Pibil Tacos, a Veggie Meatball Sandwich, and Steak au Poivre. Everything I've had has been great, and I think the prices are fair.

As to the beer, it's not the longest list you've ever seen but they try, every beer I've had has been great.

Highly recommended!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

cool vibes in hear, its a neat old brick building, and they have retained a lot of its character, small and intimate tap room setting with the brewery in back, plenty of room to grow for these guys. cozy vibe, with the behind the bar area looking as much like a fireplace mantle as it does a bar, some neat art around, and casual seating set ups. they had a nice list of beers including a diversity of styles. i had a fine cream ale they were calling bicentennial, and a wonderful barrel aged saison called yardarm, which was enormously impressive, mature, and delicate. i wish i had more time to try the rest of them! the service was prompt and friendly, but she knew absolutely nothing about the beer, which i find a little unflattering in a small place like this, but it didnt slow us down any. they had an outside chef in cooking what looked and smelled like excellent cajun type food, but we did not eat here. the atmosphere is mellow and casual, full of character, and a great place to pass the time over a couple of well made craft beers. i think the beer is very solid, and the overall feel is of an up and coming operation, still figuring it out a little bit, but stumbling onto some liquid success. it has a very philadelphia feel to me, and thats cool when you travel. definitely worth stopping in, especially if they are still pouring that fantastic saison!

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Photo of bobpgh
4.05/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice low key neighborhood brew pub. Family friendly, but not a especially large space. Got a bottle of Eliza's cider to go. Had the bratwurst sandwich with 2 flights- good stuff

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Saint Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA
Brewery rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 192 ratings