Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North East USA > Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum > Going to Philadelphia - advice on these bars/brewpubs?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2008, 09:25 AM   #11
NOVA Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vienna, VA
Posts: 86
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jezter6
Think about Victory Brewing Company!
I love Victory stuff, especially their Prima Pils and Golden Monkey. Alas, their restaurant is going to be partially closed while I'm there (sandwiches only), and will close altogether for renovations, to reopen next year.
__________________
Primary 1 : (empty)
Primary 2 : (empty)
Secondary: Kolsch
Bottled: Pumpkin Ale, Ed's Apfelwein IV
Kegged: Irish Stout, Northwest Pale Ale II
Thinking about: Rye Ale, Russian Imperial Stout
Gone: Robust Irish Porter, Ed's Apfelwein I, Ed's Apfelwein II, Northwest Pale Ale, Ed's Apfelwein III, English Brown Ale, Blanche de Chambly clone
NOVA Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #12
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NOVA Brewer
I also want to check out Manayunk.
Union Jacks would be the place to hit.

You can also try the Manayunk Brewery.
__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 01:36 PM   #13
RoaringBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RoaringBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 1,859
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewt00l
You can also try the Manayunk Brewery.
These guys hit most of the places on the head, so I won't delve into the large selection of brewpubs in the area. I will say that if you are going to visit the Manayunk Brewery, do so in the earlier hours of the day/evening. At night this place basically becomes like a large club. Packed, too loud for conversation, little place to sit and actually enjoy a beer...

Now if you are looking to 'party' and have a good time, then this place may be for you...
__________________
Roaring Bull Brewing Co.
Est. 2006
http://www.cafepress.com/roaringbull

Currently Consuming (HB): Apfelwein on Tap Troegs Hopback on Tap; Craft Bottles
Fermenting/Conditioning: Up Next: Hop Trio American Wheat, Lake Walk Pale Ale
In Planning Stage: Farmhouse Saison and Something Oaked.
RoaringBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #14
Glibbidy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Glibbidy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sunny Southern Vermont
Posts: 2,399
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Monks rocks!
The Bishops collar is also a very cool place.

EDIT:
It's a shame Victory is closed, as it is a great place.

__________________

Glibbidy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #15
Ryan_PA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Philly, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,913
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Since Victory will be closed like you said, you can get most of their beers at most of the beer bars in this thread. I think the drafting room will basically have all of them.

__________________
Ryan_PA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 02:49 PM   #16
Chaos_Being
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eldersburg, MD
Posts: 200
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by menschmaschine
Ludwig's Garten (Sansom St.) has a great authentic German menu and a huge German beer selection. .



IIRC they went out of business recently.

I was there about a month ago, so unless they really, really recently closed, they may still be there. My sister lives within walking distance of there, so when I drive up to visit, that's usually where we end up going

Although, I may have to try some of the other ones mentioned in this thread...sounds like there are a lot of good places in Philly!


EDIT: Never mind, after a quick google search, I saw that Lugwigs is definitely closed, to be replaced by a bar/lounge called "Time." Suckage.
__________________
L337 Brewing Co.-Pwn your sobriety
Primary:Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Holiday Ale, Caramel Apple Cider v.4
Secondary: None
Bottled: Hrothgar Hefe, OktoberFast Ale, Irish Stout, Dopplebock, Schwarzbier
Bottled/Aging: Oaked Concord Wine, Sweet Mead, Raspberry Melomel
Up Next: American Amber, Goblin Rocket Fuel 2.0, Red Rye Ale, Imperial Stout, etc...

Chaos_Being is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 04:12 PM   #17
max4677
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 119
Default

Pretty much everything has been mentioned. But if you want to venture outside of the norm try Druid's Keep. Not much for food, but a pretty good beer selection. I've played darts tehre a few times.
http://www.phillytown.com/druidskeep.htm

The link is lame, but I supplied it for the addess and pics of the place. The inside is small, but like I said a really decent beer selection especially in bottles.

Also, Dock Street is back in business at 50th and Baltimore. Supposed to be really good pizza too.

Heavyweight Brewing is being resurrected as a brewpub in Philly as well. It might be open by now:
http://outside.in/places/earth-bread...y-philadelphia

Triumph on 2nd and Chestnut is nice (pricey food - cheap beer $5 draft for everything on list - frist thursday of month is cask day)
Euology is VERY cramped, good list. Of course I went there and it took me 7 picks before I got one they had in stock. Got it for free because it wasn't chilled.
The other nice thing about those two places is bufflao billiards is right there and you can play darts and pool there. they usually have 2 or 3 decent beers available as well.

__________________
Gloucester County Homebrewers
Beer Crafters LHBS (RIP - Store closed 9/09)
On tap:
1. Slyfox 2008 Dunkelweizen
2. None

Bottled:
None

Brewing:
None

max4677 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2008, 04:22 PM   #18
max4677
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jezter6
Think about Victory Brewing Company!
They recently tore down their bar for renovations. I think they was mentioned in an issue or two ago of the Mid-Atlanttic Brewing News.

The Drafting room is near there, but both are a bit far from Philly without a car.
__________________
Gloucester County Homebrewers
Beer Crafters LHBS (RIP - Store closed 9/09)
On tap:
1. Slyfox 2008 Dunkelweizen
2. None

Bottled:
None

Brewing:
None
max4677 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brewpubs & beer bars in SW Michigan kyleobie General Beer Discussion 10 08-31-2009 11:44 PM
Greetings from Philadelphia ljbrisson Introductions 8 04-24-2009 08:30 PM
Hello from Philadelphia! ACo Introductions 8 01-31-2009 02:39 AM
Hello from Philadelphia, PA PearlJamNoCode Introductions 7 10-28-2007 03:10 PM
Brewpubs/beer bars in Los Angeles? Madvillain California HomeBrew Forum 9 06-21-2007 02:26 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS