Bartenders were knowledgable and the craft beers on tap were super rare. I'd make a trip back to Philly in a heartbeat just to come here.
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Only place to get Pliny within a thousand miles.
A beer lovers dream in bottles and rotating taps. They had Pliny the Elder the last time I was there.
Come for the amazing mussels and stay for the truly extensive beer list.
Great place to learn
Known for their mussels. Burgers are also great. Def a place for beer snobs
There's not much to say. This is the famous Monk's. Educate yourself in beer and enjoy the bourbon mayo and mussel juice. Always a pleasure.
Always a great place to come and see what's on tap. Love Belgian beers and this place never disappoints.
Great beer selection. Moules and frites are good as well as the veal cheeks.
Steak, get the steak.
A serious beer drinker's spot. Along with Eulogy this THE place to go for Belgian ales.
Get moules pomme frites - nummers!
Beer & Mussels!!!
Get the flemish sour beers!
Damn straight those thai curry mussels are good.
Tons of beer on tap. Decent chill scene.
Burgers or chicken sandwiches, excellent mussels, definitely get the frites, best beer list in philly
Thai curry mussels were fabulous. In my experience, grabbing a place to eat at the bar ended up being more efficient than waiting for the hostess to sear us.
Best salmon EVER!!! ( loads of garlic)
Mussels were a bit overcooked but the fries and delirium tremens more than made up for it.
Impressive beer selection covering every price point (my local microbrew was only $5). I also had the seitan (vegetarian) cheesesteak, but it was too greasy and the bread was too wet to finish.
Wow, one of the best beer menus. It's a small bar, gets crowded fast, excellent service. Food is good.
One of our favorite spots, and a short walk from SEPTA's Broad Street Line or the 21 bus... cheers!
the only place around here that consistently has pliny the elder on tap. so good.
Pommes frites are crisped to the T!
Great beers on tap. A must when visiting Philly.
Love the mussels and the huge beer list! Plenty of interesting cider and fruit beer choices too. Love the fries and chipotle dipping sauce
Amazing mussels. The small pot is plenty for one person. Great selection of Belgian beers.
Best Belgian beer selection I'll probably ever see outside of Belgium.
Great atmosphere. The trout I had was delicious, and the fries were up to Belgian standard which is very high. There was an amazing choice of beers from domestic craft brewers and Belgian.
Great burgers but even better mussels, great low key spot downtown.
Nice pulled pork sandwich. Good with a Stoudt's Pilsner.
Sour ale my man.
Sour alw my man.
They do a great vegan burger here!
If it's your first time here you have to get the mussels, right light style is great. Have a go at their specialty brewed beer, you won't be disappointed.
They need to add the option to get double dipping sauce with the frittes!
Beer is served far too cold. When asked for more info on how a beer tastes, we were told it's on the menu. Good beer selection. Allow beer to sit 30 mins before enjoying.
Best bar in the world period
One of the best beer bars I've ever been to. The beer list was epic (pages) and the duck salad sandwich was amazing.
Mussels on a cold night.... Can't go wrong.
Be sure to check out the bar in the back. Their burgers are some of the best in town, and don't skip the fries, they're excellent. A good Chimay Triple is always a good pairing.
$5 Allagash white? Sign me up.
Yummm get the mussels!
The burgers are great! Try the Brussels burger with bacon and cheddar!
All of the mussels!
Be prepared for a long wait time. Excellent beer selection! Try the mussels.