Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8229 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19118
United States

(215) 247-0300 | map

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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
This nanobrewery is essentially a stall at an indoor farmers' market. Still has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a pretty cool vibe and great food and beer going for it.

When I went, they had six if their own brews on tap and two guest lines. Among their own were an APA, two IPAs, a saison, a smoked amber and an imperial stout. The two I had were surprisingly delicious for a new brew pub.

They also have delicious thin crust, brick oven pizzas. You order your drinks and pizza at the bar, and then they'll bring the food out to wherever you choose to sit -- their area or one of the public ones.

Any other food you want to buy from other vendors should be fair game, too, although the pizza really is top notch.

There was one woman working the bar and taking orders, and two guys making pies, when I was there and they all seemed to hustle. They do growlers, too.

Excellent place. My only complaint is that they're not open Mondays, which is the evening I'm most often in Chesnut Hill.
Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Sizable covered outdoor beer garden is the bulk of this place, there is just a small (4 seat?) bar inside were you order drinks. a lot of people had their dogs. mostly communal tables. which is normally fine, but there was a wacko loudly talking conspiracy theories next to us so we moved after the first round to new seats. 8 beers on tap - the ones I drank were solid but nothing mind blowing. service was fine. there is an integrated wood-fired pizza place you can order from, pretty good .
Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25
Very kid and dog friendly. This is in a farmers market and shares outdoor space. Real relaxing outdoor area with tables and various seating. 6 Taps plus 2 guest taps. $6.50 a pint. Pizza had 7-8 options. Order from the surly woman at the counter, same person each time I was here. I got a shitty look after she saw I left non tip on my cc slip. You rang me up and someone else poured my Beer. You were also texting as you talked to me.

This was the second time I have been here. I wanted to try it again before giving an opinion. The first time I was here was last fall.

The pizza is on the expensive side and not too good. We had a white pie and a margheritta pie. White pie was nice and garlicy but with an undercooked way too thin soggy dough. The other pie was crazy thin and soaked in sweet sauce. There were a few small pieces of cheese and that’s it, no basil, maybe the few dark specks were dried basil? Quite uninspiring.

The first time I was here the pizza was ok but this try it has become bad and they were not busy.

Beers the first time were average. This time around we had a saison that was the worst saison I’ve had in over 35 years of drinking the style. The west coast style ipa was at best a good home brew.

Dropping $40 for two 11”? Pies and two pints was a huge miss. I make better pizza. I won’t be back.

My guess is due to the kid/dog friendly space many locals come here so the kids can run around while the parents eat and drink a few.

No kids/dog? There are much better options around.
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2018
Chestnut Hill Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 14 ratings