Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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3.69/5
Manayunk Brewery and RestaurantManayunk Brewery and Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19127
United States

(215) 482-8220 | map
www.manayunkbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
81
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
1,092
PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
74
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is absolutely HUGE! Set along a river several miles outside of downtown Philadelphia, the unassuming entrance belies the enormity of the complex that lays behind. The main dining room and bar is elegant and upscale without being pretentious. Several televisions provide access to the local game, and sometimes the corner is home to a big screen with projector. A second room is dominated by a very cool mural of some jazz musicians that encompasses the entire wall. Yet another room is filled with round dining tables. It's this room that you must traverse to get to the back patio that commands a very cool view of the river and bridge behind. And if that weren't enough, the building next door houses a balcony with another bar and even more seating. I can't imagine this place ever being full.

The wood-fired pizza is delicious. It is not the best I've ever had a brewery, but it certainly ranks in the top five. The crust is thin and tasty, but could use a pinch more salt.

Every beer on the sampler of eight was quite drinkable. I wouldn't count any of them among my favorites, and I wouldn't return just to get to any of them. However, the blueberry lager was actually very pleasant. I don't usually go for fruited beers, but the taste of blueberry seemed to envelop my entire mouth before giving way to the familiar finish of a fine lager. Also delicious was the IPA, which I was sorry to hear is seasonal. It had a depth and complexity often lacking in IPA's and was in no way dominated by the initial bitterness.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LeeeMare
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bruce5
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Industrial warehouse look with a nice big bar and lots of seating. Had 9 beers on tap which should meet the needs of most beer lovers except I love hops and on this visit the session IPA st 42 IBUs was their hoppiest choice which is almost impossible to believe.

Lots of food choices from sushi to pizza. I will definitely try this place again however will check the tap list first.

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Photo of jimboothdesigns
4/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in on the way to Mitchell & Ness for a lecture the other night. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the industrial look (not too cold). Impressed with the sushi bar inside. Very good beer and I will definitely return. Picked up a few 4 packs which I am eagerly waiting to try.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

The wife and I decided to explore Manayunk and hit some bars and stores along the main street. The brewery was our first stop- finding street parking on a Saturday afternoon was not difficult.

A large, cavernous space with a long bar and a huge dining area, already humming with people at 4pm. Alas, the crowd was boring and the space feels corporate.

Nine taps at the bar, including the tasty Rye of the Tiger, St Alpha Belgian IPA and Monk from the Yunk Tripel. At five dollars per 12 or 16-oz glass, the prices are fine. The beers... not so much, correct but forgettable.

The food menu is as massive as the space and it's got everything. You want sushi? We got sushi. Pizza? Sure why not. And burgers, and entrees, and a kid menu and you name it. We tried the mushroom pizza and loved it, but the pricey deviled eggs were bland.

Service was mediocre, which is a shame because I spotted no less than twenty employees roaming the floor. I am in no rush to revisit Manayunk.

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Photo of greg4579
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ILuvBeer
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of timmy2b
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Nine different beers on tap. Bartender was friendly. The prices here for samples and single glasses are great. There is also a decent selection of liquor for the non beer drinkers. There is a large amount of seating and a rear patio that looks very nice for a summer day (I was there in November). Would like to return in the summer to try the food and see the fun on the patio.

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Photo of baybum
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Reds76
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SmoothOneTwo
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of BestIPAs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Slatetank
3.2/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Navysqurl
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sean_King
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.83/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Huge place, newly redone since the flood.I was there for lunch on a Tuesday... not crowded...but got the royal treatment and tour from the brewer. Very personable...lots of new equipment ...only had 4 beers on, but tasty. expansive outdoor patio selection along the river...thoroughly enjoyable

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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.
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