US - Mid-Atlantic Visiting Philadelphia Guide

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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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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Olde Philly Ale House at 20th and Brandywine in Spring Garden. Pricey, but they usually get some good stuff in.
 
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Olde Philly Ale House at 20th and Brandywine in Spring Garden. Pricey, but they usually get some good stuff in.
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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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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