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Old 08-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Philadelphia,PA & Mt. Laurel, NJ

You guys were spot on with the recommendations from my last trip to the MI/Canadian border. So I've come back for more!

I'll be on the road again for work and I'm looking for some awesome places to eat and drink in the Mt. Laurel, NJ area. As long as it's within 30 minutes to 1 hr drive I'll consider it.

I'm also taking recommendations for things to see on Saturday before my flight out of PHL. I've considered Pottsville and the Yeungling Brewery and might do that if something better/closer isn't mentioned. Also, I've already done the historic side of things around there (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc...).

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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There's plenty to do Beer-wise in Philly.

There are a number breweries/brewpubs within the city itself:

yards brewing
Philadelphia brewing co
Nodding Head
Earth Bread and Brewery
Dock Street

Philly Area breweries, most are within an hour or so from the city:

Flying Fish
Dogfish Head
Victory
Troegs
Slyfox
Lancaster

There are numerous beer bars, some of the most popular being:

Monks and Eulogy for Belgians
Standard Tap
Grey Lodge
Memphis Taproom
Devils Den
Brauhaus Schmitz or Frankford Hall - for German


I mean really, the best thing to do would be to decide which area of the city you'll be in and you'll be able to find any number of places.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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That's a pretty good list. Flying Fish is really close to Mt Laurel

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Wow, thanks for the huge list Barnzy! I'm actually excited to be going to Mt Laurel this time. My Google-fu was weak, as none of that stuff appeared to me last time I was up there and looking.

Cid- I will have to check them out since they are closest to my actual place of work. I've never heard of them or seen their beer.

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Their exit series beers are exceptional and the rest of the brews in their lineup are all good solid examples of the style. IIRC they only have tours on Saturdays, but most of the bars around should have a beer or two of theirs on tap.

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There are more great beer places in the Philadelphia area than you could possibly get to in one trip. Philly is really an astounding area for beer...

Two brewpubs that were not mentioned above were Iron Hill's Maple Shade location (less than 10 minutes from Mt. Laurel), and Tired Hands Brewing in Ardmore PA. Also Forest & Main Brewing in Ambler PA.

And for beer bars, you can add Kraftwork, Local 44, Resurrection Ale House, South Philly Taproom, Devil's Den, Barcade, the Blind Pig, and countless others in Philly. Closer to where you'll be is the Blue Monkey in Merchantville NJ, 40 taps all devoted to craft or imports.

IMO you can skip Victory, but if you're going out to Downingtown be sure and stop in Station Taproom -- far better food, atmosphere and vibe. (Victory makes great beer, but the brewpub is a disappointment IMO -- I'll gladly drink Victory at other beer bars, but I don't bother with the pub any more.)

And while you're in Philly you're probably gonna want to go get a cheesesteak. Do yourself a favor and skip Pat's, Geno's and Jim's on South Street (the three most touristy and overrated places in the city; Pat's and Geno's are OK but not great and Jim's is terrible). My recommendation is for Chink's in NE Philly, a couple of blocks away from the Grey Lodge Pub.

Good luck, have fun in the area and do report back on where you went and what you liked!

PS. Dogfish Head is not within an hour of Philly, more like two.

PPS. Hope you're bringing a GPS!

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Iron Hill in Maple Shade is practically in Mt. Laurel.

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Iron Hill in Maple Shade is practically in Mt. Laurel.
True... when I'm thinking of Mt. Laurel I'm thinking of the other end of town, not the Moorestown Mall end... so I guess it depends on where the OP is going to be, but either way it's a highly recommended very local stop for him.
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BDR - Thanks for your input, especially Iron Hill. That's going to be really close to where I'm working/staying. As far as cheese steaks, I had one last time I was up there. They pretty much tasted the same as the true-to-style ones I've gotten down here. They're in need of more taste! Same goes for my sandwich from Dinic's in Reading Terminal. Looked SO awesome being made/assembled, but really lacked flavor. Might just get my next one smothered in cheese wiz.

That's disappointing to hear about Victory though as I really like their beer. The same thing happened to me at the Abita Pub, though it looks like it might have been beefed up since my visit some years ago. May have to go back and check it out some time.

I will be sure to update this thread once I've been, seen and (got) conquered!

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Double check with Flying Fish before you go. I dont believe they are offering tours in Cherry Hill anymore because they are in the process of moving to a larger facility in Somerdale.

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