US - Mid-Atlantic Visiting Philadelphia Guide

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  1. xnicknj

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    In an effort to avoid having 134 different “where should I go in Philly” threads, here is a list of breweries, bars and bottle shops in Philadelphia for visitors. This isn’t intended to be a “best of,” just an easy to use guide for out-of-towners. Feel free to contribute and we can update accordingly.

    Current taplists: Philly Tap Finder

    Where can I find Pliny? See above. Draft only.

    Happy Hour listings: Drink Philly

    Breweries (City):

    Nodding Head
    Dock Street
    Triumph
    Earth Bread & Brewery
    Yards

    Breweries (Suburbs):

    Tired Hands
    Forest & Main
    Manayunk Brewery
    Iron Hill
    Round Guys
    Naked
    Free Will
    Neshaminy Creek
    McKenzie Brew House

    Bars (City):

    Center City
    Monk’s Café
    Good Dog
    Jose Pistola’s
    Strangelove's
    Tria
    Perch Pub
    Varga Bar

    Old City
    Eulogy Belgian Café
    Khyber Pass Pub
    Race Street Café

    South Philly
    Devil’s Den
    The Industry
    South Philly Taproom
    POPE
    Sidecar
    Growlers
    Fountain Porter

    South Street
    Brauhaus Schmitz
    The Cambridge
    Percy Street BBQ
    Tattooed Mom
    Bainbridge Street Barrel House (one block south)

    Graduate Hospital
    Resurrection Ale House
    Grace Tavern
    Doobies

    Fishtown/NoLibs/Spring Garden
    Barcade
    Kraftwork
    Memphis Taproom
    Kite & Key
    Standard Tap
    Belgian Cafe (Monk's less-attractive, but easier sister)
    Bishop's Collar
    St. Stephan's Green
    Alla Spina
    Prohibition Taproom
    Bufad (BYOB but great for sharing bottles)
    The Institute
    Frankford Hall

    West Philly/University City
    Local 44
    City Tap House

    Northeast
    Grey Lodge

    Bars (Suburbs):

    Capone’s (also bottleshop)
    TJ’s
    Pinocchio’s (also bottleshop)
    Theresa’s
    Side Bar

    Bottle Shops (City):

    The Foodery – Center City
    The Foodery – NoLibs

    Hawthorne’s (draft and food too)
    Food and Friends
    Beer Heaven
    The Craft Beer Outlet
    The Bottle Shop (draft available)
    Local 44 Bottle Shop
    Old Philly Ale House

    Bottle Shops (Suburbs):

    Philly's Craft Beers (Langhorne)
    The Beer Store (Southampton)
    Trenton Road Take Out (Fallsington)

    Distributors (City):

    Bella Vista Beer
    Society Hill Beverage
    Bell Beverage
    Stone's
    The Beer Outlet
     
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    Oh yea, can't believe I left out Prohibition.
     
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    Nick and Michael, such comprehensive lists above, really makes me miss Philly!

    Just wanted to add The Institute at Spring Garden as I've had HF there a lot and people visiting usually ask omg where can I find pliny and HF?! It's also a decent spot if you're seeing something at the Electric Factory.
     
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    Great spot Jon. That's two awesome places in the Eraserhood I missed. Guess that means I just have to stop in to both soon!
     
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    Nick,

    Not sure how much work it would be, but would you be willing to keep your post updated with everything that's suggested in the thread? Meaning, take my post and everyone else's posts and add them into yours? If you do that, then everything would be in one place.
     
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    Yea that was kinda my plan. I created the original as a word doc so I'll update the whole thing later so we have a comprehensive list.
     
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    also forgot yards for brewery in city
     
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    List updated with all suggestions so far. I also cleaned up the neighborhoods a bit and made South Street its own category since its popular for visitors.
     
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    Bottle shops in the suburbs:

    Philly's Craft Beers (Langhorne)
    The Beer Store (Southampton)
    Trenton Road Take Out (Fallsington)
     
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    Blurry, but spotted this afternoon (5th October 2013) at The Foodery at 10th and Pine. Evil Twin Deaf Miguel Imperial IPA, best before April 2013. Keep your eyes peeled, kids.

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    Olde Philly Ale House at 20th and Brandywine in Spring Garden. Pricey, but they usually get some good stuff in.
     
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    To be fair to her prices, she includes the 10% tax in the listed price. They can be sort of high, but never higher than the Foodery. Really nice owner too.
     
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    they call it jersey and beware of the:
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    Bars:

    NEP: Grey Lodge

    Fishtown: Frankford Hall

    Distributor: The Beer Outlet in the Far Northeast. Sister store of the Craft Beer Outlet.
     
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    updated everything again. also added the obligatory "where can i find pliny" since that gets asked in every philly thread.
     
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