Commercial Beers - Blind Tasting
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Bridget Foy's South Street Grill
In the middle of the wild crowds of
South Street, Bridget
Foy's is a quiet, cozy place to enjoy a beer from one of the twelve or
so taps and dive into a meal of chicken, burgers, seafood, etc.
was a pleasant place with good beer and tasty food.
200 South Street, ph: 215-922-1813.
This beautiful English pub is a maze of
and small bars on two floors. Dickens offers the standard pub
with English Ales, American standards, and ciders. Around twenty
taps are usually available along with above average pub fare.
fans will find several lanes upstairs in two different bar rooms.
2nd St. Headhouse Square, ph: 215-928-9307.
This very enjoyable German pub and
restaurant was an
incredible find! We drank wonderful beers such as Bocks, Double
and Hefeweizens -- and the authentic German cuisine is extremely
and filling. This place is like a little slice of Bavaria in the
heart of Philadelphia.
1315 Sansom Street, ph: 215-985-1525.
Monk's Cafe really lives up to its
reputation as one
of the best Belgian pubs and restaurants in the United States.
is an extensive list of hard-to-find Belgian ales here. The
dishes made with beer are a treat as well -- be sure to sample the
steamed in Belgian White beer. Try to arrive early for dinner, as
this place fills up quickly.
264 South 16th Street, ph: 215-545-7005.
Moriarty's is an attractive English pub
with a long
wooden bar on the right. The walls are full of interested photos
and memorabilia, and a really nice selection of bottled and draft beer
is available. This pub always seems comfortable and quiet -- even
if it is full of people. The beer prices are reasonable too.
1116 Walnut Street, ph: 215-627-7676.
This is a gritty pub that is full of
regulars with lots
of personality. The beer selection is impressive with 14 taps and
too many bottled versions to count. There is also a cask beer
(ask for a small taste before you order from the beer engine to be sure
the selection is fresh). O'Neal's is right off popular South
611 South 3rd Street, ph: 215-574-9495.
Sugar Mom's Church Street Lounge
This is a funky, bohemian hangout that
is located in
what was once a sugar/candy factory. The beer selection includes
many fun microbrews from the region and a nice array of quality
beers. Ask for one of the strong bottled Belgian Ales. The
bar is filled with couches, games, and weird posters.
225 Church Street, ph: 215-925-8219.
Wichita Steaks and Brews
This is steakhouse/beer bar has a huge,
wide open downstairs
with some interesting paintings on the walls. There are 60 draft
beer taps with a nice choice of regional ales. Be sure to ask for
a tiny sample before you order a full glass of draft beer, because I
that some are not as fresh as others. There is a lovely, large,
bar and a menu full of red meat dishes.
22 South 3rd Street, ph: 215-627-4825.
More Places in
Dock Street Brasserie, Two Logan Square, 18th and
ph: 215-496-0413. Famous brewpub in the heart of
Not open much on the weekends.
Poor Henry's American Street Brewery, 829-51 N.
American St. between
2nd and 3rd, ph: 215-413-3500.
Yards Brewing Company (microbrewery), 5050 Umbria
Street, ph: 215-482-9109.
Bridgid's Pub, 726 N. 24th St., ph: 215-232-3232.
Yards Beers and
a good Belgian selection.
City Tavern, 132 South 2nd St. and Walnut, ph:
This old, colonial tavern has beautiful, authentic food recipes and a
beer selection -- a must see! (See photo at the top of this page.)
John Patrick's Ale House, 208 Race Street, ph:
Nice, small pub with sports TV's, burgers, sandwiches, and 35 draft
On the north side of downtown, easy to walk to.