Bars we like / Philadelphia, PA
- Monk's Cafe / Center Cityish
- Monk's is THE place to go in Philadelphia, PA if you are a lover of Belgian beer and cuisine. In addition to having their menu and current "on tap" beers liste don the site, they also have their "Beer Bible" -- their listing of bottled beers, along with good descriptions of the various types of beer -- online. Oh yeah, and the pommes frites are enough to make a grown man cry, they're just that good.
- The Standard Tap / Northern Liberties
- This is a must visit for anybody from out of town . . . or for that matter anyone that likes beer or food. Cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced, this is one of my favorite bars in the world.
- Kyber / Old City
- The one place I really enjoy in Old City, no attitude, no care of what's hip just a dark place with great beer. Even better, that just switdhed all of thier Tap lines to Local Beers.
- The Black Sheep / Center City
- One of the better bars in Philly. I love sitting in the window sills on a warm summer day, sipping on a beer. Try the Chicken Pot Pie, it's nothing like the Swanson's of my youth. The owners are great people who put a lot of sweat equity into making this a very comfortable bar. Go to the basemanet for a good game of darts and ask the bartender what used to go on down there.
- The Bards / Rittenhouse Squareish
- The Bards or the Black Sheep get my vote for the best Irish bar in Philly. Located a couple of blocks from Rittenhouse Square, it's worth a stop for the hearty food. I think the best time to go is Sunday from 5 - 8 when there is some live "pick up" Traditional Irish Music playing.
- Flat Rock Saloon / Manayunk
- One of the three places I like in Philly's trendy Manayunk Section. Flat Rocks is a nice looking bar with a great beer selection, but I don't think all the good looking people drinking thier Miller Lites quite understand what's going on here. My other two favorites are Dawson Street and Union Jacks.
- The Grey Lodge Pub / North East Philly
- I hear nothing but praise for this pub in Philly's Northeast . . . We will have to make the trip sooner or later. Check out it's site and go to the restroom area.
- McGillin's Olde Ale House / Center City
- Philadelphia's oldest continually operated bar. They normally have a few good beers on, and don't forget to go around the corner to Ludwicks Garten.
- O'Neals Pub / South Street
- When people talk about the best beer bars in Philly, they often forget about O'Neals. You should not, great selection of bottled and draft beer with the only hand pump on South Street.
- Bridgid's / Fairmount Section
- Great inexpensive food, great beer and a really comfortable place. I especially like the downdraft Yards and the Munsters style stairs down to the basement.
- Dawson Street Pub / Manayunk
- The place to go when you visit Manayunk. Yes it's a little off the beaten path, but isn't 3 hand pumps worth that?
- The Ugly Moose / Manayunk
- I want to go on wednesday night for the Pabst, Blues and Rib Special.
- McMenamin's Tavern / Germantown
- Owner PJ McMenamin has a gem of a spot in Mt Airy,. A nice basic menu with tons of great beer to taste.
- Fergies Pub / Center City Area
- A real Irish Pub run by a real Irishman, Fergus Carey. Slap dab in the areas of a bunch of good bars, Ludwicks, McGillian's and Trust. Good, reasonably priced food.
- North 3rd / Northern Liberties
- Great place two blocks away from the Standard Tap. Impressive beer selection, good food and reasonably priced. Had dinner at the bar and had one of the best bartenders I have had in a while, great job Joe!
- Eulogy Belgian Tavern / Olde City
- The latest Belgian Style beer bar in Philly, are we Belgian Crazy in Philly or what?
- Tria Cafe
- Beer, wine and cheese bar with a great staff.