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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
126 N Wayne Ave
phone: (610) 293-0119
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is one of the better beer bars of the burbs of philly. I went there today and the only grip, I have is parking nowhere to park, but owell. I walk into this nice casual cafe and right away I was seated by the waiter and got my hill farmstead Abner in matter of 5 seconds, the service is great here. I ordered the chicken panini and it was a solid dish for lunch and than finished up with a piny the elder!!
I can't believe this place wasnt packed usually a keg of elder will kick in 1hr at capones! There was noone here and I loved it, I will be back for sour day!
03-04-2011 02:42:24 |
More by eagles22
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I visited this place while on a visit back to my old hometown. Some friends have been talking about it for awhile now. Three of us met at 7 pm on a Friday night, so it was crowded as expected. We had to wait about 45 minutes to be seated, but we did not mind because we were able to enjoy some of the many wonderful beers they had on tap. Just a sampling of what the had was Troegs Nugget Nectar (Hand Pump), Founders Imperial Stout, Mikkeller Koppi IPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, a black saison( can't remember the brewery, and many, many more. They also have a large selection of bottled beers from the US and abroad. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beer. Our server was able to make some great recommendations for us based on our likes. The food is very unique here as well. The offer standard fare, but also items like escargot, rabbit, llama burgers, and many other interesting things. I enjoyed the food. They also have a great cheese plate selection. This is a great place that is worth checking out if you are in Southeast PA anytime!
02-27-2011 02:11:13 |
More by Schracky
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in on Friday night for dinner with my wife. I'd been to the Italian BYOB (Teresa's Cafe) before, but had not been to the Next Door bar. Teresa's is located along a charming block of Wayne Avenue in downtown Wayne.
Essentially, Teresa's is a bar with some tables for two clustered in the front of the space. The bar runs the entire left hand side of the room and across from the bar is a series of booths. The room was very warm, cozy and inviting.
The beer selection was very impressive. There were about 20 beers on tap and then the book of beer detailed 100s of available bottles. The tap list was well balanced and featured a diverse selection of Belgian and American styles. I started my evening with Sly Fox Chester County Bitter from the cask. The waiter, Ryan, was friendly and knowledgable. We chatted about the beers available and he was a good resource.
I had a Terrapin Hopsecutioner to go with my meal. The food was wonderful. I opted for the steak frites while my wife had the mussels provencal. Both entrees were delicious and extremely reasonably priced. My wife decided to have some bread pudding for dessert, I went for a glass of Dark Horse's Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout which was a great way to wrap up a good meal.
The total bill including tax and tip was $70 which I thought was a good value for the quality meal I had. Teresa's Next Door is one of those beer bars that excels both with their food and their beer selection.
It's a great spot on the Main Line; one which I'll be visiting again in the future.
12-12-2010 20:49:34 |
More by pburland23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Popped into this place on the off chance that they would have some Cantillon I could take home with me, mission partially completed.
This place is a bar with tables, not much more. I sat at the bar. It was busy but while I sat there it got less busy and more busy. People (bartenders) were friendly and talkative, knowledgeable about beer, it was nice.
Place has 20 taps (about) and about 200 bottles that you can pick from. Some of the stuff gets expensive but generally it does not. Its a pretty even place, good stuff on draft, great stuff in bottles.
I ordered the fries and they were good and crispy. I would go here again if I were in Wayne.
11-28-2010 03:23:43 |
More by drabmuh
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
My favorite bar on the Main Line! Great happy hour (4-6) with $3 American and $5 Belgian drafts. They rotate the drafts almost daily, and the website is always updated. Make sure to look out for the events as they get a bunch of rare stuff. The food, especially oysters (Monday is buck-a-shuck) and mussels is great. The Cuban sandwich is also delicious. The wait staff are all incredibly knowledgeable, and very willing to explain styles or give samples. The atmosphere is very old-school (no tv or anything like that), but this leads to a very relaxed atmosphere. The wine and whiskey lists are also worth mentioning. A great stop in the Philly suburbs!
11-02-2010 03:07:49 |
More by deskim
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Transcribed from undated notes, probably early-to-mid June 2009.
I was quickly coming to enjoy SEPTA's Regional R5 line, finding that I fit in so well among the glitterati and old money of the Main Line that I began to wonder why it had taken me so long to visit. Ha! The only commonality between us is that I used to mainline once upon a time. Oops, just kidding. Never cop to anything, that's my motto.
TND, as I was told that it is generally abbreviated, turned out to be a mere crosswalk from the train station. Entering, the m.d.s. was in the vestibule, directly between Teresa's Restaurant and Teresa's Next Door with the former to the left and the latter to the right, facing. TND was a long, narrow establishment with a VERY European mindset. A window fronted the joint (just to reinforce what a class act I am), along with some standard tables and chairs with a line of them running aft along the right wall before segueing into booth seating. The floor was stone as was the back wall with its opening for the kitchen. The left wall began with a series of coat hooks, followed by a cut-out for the entries to the twin unisex lavs, and then to the long stone-topped bar. The back bar had four shelves for various beer glasses, followed by a shelf of wine and liquor bisected by a line of twenty-three (23) CO2 taps and one (1) N2 tap plus two (2) cask ale handpumps. Under the back bar were six (6) double-doored coolers which were home to two hundred and fifty-plus (250 +) bottled beers, all licensed for take-away.
Does $ = atmosphere? In some cases, yes and this was one of them. I could lie to you and tell you that I had been much more at home at The Flying Pig, but the truth is that I was equally welcomed here. On this, my initial visit, my server was Katie, the Boston lawyer. I also noted that I enjoyed the smells coming from their oak wood-fired grill and oven and forget Jimmy John's free smells.
I CAN tell you that I have been back at least once since then. The taps rotate and at some point, they held a Ballast Point promotion and given my relation to one of their brewers, Colby Chandler, I try to represent when possible.
Finally, you must try one of their mixed cheese plates. Spendy? Yeah, but totally worth the expense.
08-19-2010 22:54:31 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Went here about two weeks ago. Just getting around to writing the review
The next door bar is pretty narrow but deep with one side being almost completely taken up by a very long bar with plenty of seating. Behind the bar there are a bunch of shelves full of glassware and a few chalk boards with the draft list on them. Opposite the bar is a bunch of booths to handle the overflow from the bar. The service was good but we had to wait for a while to get a refill when they were standing not even five feet away.
The quality and selection of food is excellent. They have a great selection of appetizers, seafood, cheese plates, sandwiches, burgers and a few full entree's. I had a burger with gruyère cheese and Prosciutto. It was awesome but it comes with greens rather than fries so be prepared to pay extra if you want them.
The selection of beer was very good. I had a RR Pliny the Elder, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, and a cask Allagash Black on the hand pump. All were served in the appropriate glasses and they were all awesome. There was still a few more I really wanted to try but I just didn't have the time. They also have a very large bottle list of beers from around the world. The rarer beers are pricey but they are worth every penny. Next time I will get one for sure.
Overall, a great bar with good food and even better beer. I will return for sure.
08-02-2010 22:00:20 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
just visited this past weekend and had the time of my life. 4 batches of consecration, and supplication on draft! my two favorite beers! even knowing they will only be on draft for a limited time, it seems this place would usually have the cream of the crop brews. the trip to get there was well worth it. the rest of the draft selection was amazing, as was the bottle selection. definitely on the up scale, but pricing didn't seem to bad. the bar staff was very knowledgable, much more than i had expected. didn't try a meal but i did have a cheese tray that was delicious. hopefully i will be able to visit this place again in the near future. my only complaint was the hostess didn't seem too friendly. i think she was in need of a stiff one, and i'm not talking about a drink. if your in the area this place is a must.
07-19-2010 15:32:09 |
More by berpwillie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I've been going to tnd for years and I am compelled to give my thoughts on this wonderful establishment.
The draft and bottle selection are to say the least mind blowing pair that with great food and a very pleasant atmosphere and you get a great place to have a beer. Ive never been disappointed with the beers or the tasty grubs. Its absolutely spotless and just a very comfortable place to be. A bit on the pricey side but its rich white people land what do you expect. All in all one of if not the best bar I've ever been to. Thanks for the great times.
07-18-2010 22:30:48 |
More by oglmcdgl
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The wife and I stopped in at Teresa's for dinner on the way home from Philly. We were't sure what to expect, but I had heard very good things so I figured it was worth a shot. I have to say, it was a good call. The staff were very friendly and the food was outstanding. I enjoyed the mussels done dirty style (giggity giggity), my wife enjoyed a mushroom sandwich. Our waitress was eager to talk beer and make recommendations, and the selection from which we had to choose from was pretty impressive. Plenty on tap, and a very nice selection of bottles. My only complaint is that we live too far away to enjoy Teresa's on a regular basis...
07-17-2010 01:29:34 |
More by krisandajt
Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA