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Old 03-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Yup, it's another one of those threads. I'm going to be in Philadelphia on business for a week and would like to know where the best beer bars, restaurants, and bottle shops are. I'll be staying near Logan Square and won't have a car, so walking distance only please. Also- remind me of PA's crazy alcohol laws again.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Was going to recommend you find somewhere that carries Pliny as Philly is the only place you can get it on the east coast. Then I saw where you live.

You probably pour Pliny on your breakfast everyday as it's more available than milk.

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Nodding Head, on Sansom between 15th and 16th, has good food and great beer. And they do a killer brunch (with some interesting Bloody Marys!) if you are so inclined. The breakfast burger is amazing.

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Was going to recommend you find somewhere that carries Pliny as Philly is the only place you can get it on the east coast. Then I saw where you live.

You probably pour Pliny on your breakfast everyday as it's more available than milk.
Ha, well, it's tough to find at bottle shops, but most every bar I frequent does have it on tap year-round. Good stuff, that.

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Nodding Head, on Sansom between 15th and 16th, has good food and great beer. And they do a killer brunch (with some interesting Bloody Marys!) if you are so inclined. The breakfast burger is amazing.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
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A couple of other choices.

Kite and Key is very nearby and has a good bunch of craft brews on tap. http://www.thekiteandkey.com/wp/

A little bit of a hike but very walkable is a great place called Monk's. Best selection of Belgian brews anywhere. They sometimes have Pliney on tap also.

http://monkscafe.com/

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If you go to Nodding Head, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not going to Monk's Cafe. Also, if you like good-beer-bar-meets-mexican-food, Jose Pistolas is just around the corner.

If you want to bring me some Alpine beer or a burger from O'Brians as a thank you, I completely understand.

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Monks and Kite and Key look awesome too. Not sure how I feel about Mexican food in Philly though...

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If you are willing to walk for 20 minutes, there are some good bars in the Art Museum area. Belgian Cafe, Bishops Collar, London Grill and Bridgids etc. It is nice walk along the Parkway too... http://phillytapfinder.com/hood/fairmountart-museum/ to see what's on tap in the area. The website also covers other areas of the city, btw.

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monks cafe, nodding head, perch pub, good dog bar

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+ 1 on going to Fairmount. Belgian Cafe is owned by the same people as monks and i prefer it over monks. Kite and key is also a great spot.

I was never a fan of Nodding Head. Their menu has some sort of statement about how they don't refund for bad tasting beer because it must be that you have bad taste. I understand not refunding beer but the statement annoyed me (at the time they had a beer that tasted like melted jolly ranchers).

Philly has some stellar Mexican food!

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