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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1148 S 11th St
phone: (215) 339-0855
(Place added by: niloroth on 06-03-2008)
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Reviews by SiepJones:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Devils Den is an excellent little bar in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia, great for any season or occasion. On a cold winter night you can stop by to have a growler filled and sit by a warm fire, roaring in the fireplace. During the spring/summer you can sit by the open bay windows and enjoy a cool breeze while sampling a beer flight. The Devils Den has just what you need for any occasion.
I, myself have been here many times for brunch, dinner, or just to have a growler filled. The bar has a very cozy feel to it as the walls are exposed brick with a wooden finish and a wooden fireplace. Everything is very clean and new. One can relax at the bar and leaf through the multi paged draft and bottle menu. Or you can do what I do and stare longingly at the mini fridges filled with bottles of Cantillon or other rare delights. There are also some small tables around the barroom or a dinning room opposite the bar one can sit down with friends and "kick up your heels.".
The bartenders and wait staff are very friendly, helpful, and will accommodate any request you may have.
As far as beer and food selection go, the Devils Den has 17 taps (German, English, Belgian and American Craft) that rotate often. Any tap can be served into a growler for takeout, or can be mixed and sampled as a beer flight for the indecisive. The bottle list is long and features many different styles from around the world and plenty of wine too. In terms of meals all of the brunch menu is delicious as well as the coffee they serve. For lunch and dinner you cannot go wrong with the mussels, and I will also recommend the chicken scaloppini sandwich which is "off the charts".
Overall a very cool gastropub/beer bar that is moderately priced, with a friendly staff and great selection. If you happen to be in town make sure you stop in.
02-20-2010 20:34:14 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went on a Saturday evening so we missed the nice 1/2 off pints for Happy hour deal but we missed the later night rush and they were having a "Smoke and Wood" beer event with all oak aged or smoke beers which complemented the fireplace atmosphere nicely. Tables to the back, bar to the right. A little small around the bar area so you kinda have to do a shuffle to head to the back where the bathrooms are.
The line-up was nice with all of the beers being rather rare, special or one-offs. I don't like smoked beers so I ended up getting a Lost Abbey Deliverance and a hand-pull Flying Dog the Fear. I liked that they has around 15-20 beers on tap as well as a huge bottled selection (and the hand-pull tap was a plus as I already mentioned).
Didnt get any food so I can't comment there. Service was as good as can be expected for a bar on a Satuday night. Servers were nice, polite and let you have some samples if you desired.
12-03-2012 16:15:37 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We decided to go to Devil's Den early this past weekend for brunch and to start our CBX journey. Very nice looking space, very little people around since we got there right at opening. Extra points to them for having the soccer game on, was afraid I would miss it. Quality was pretty high in my book. They didn't look like they skimp out on much.
Service was really hit or miss. Our server took forever to get our beers and when they did arrive they were wrong and had to be chanced which meant another long wait, about twenty minutes in all. Once that was ironed out it did improve quite a bit but it was sill mediocre at best. Selection was pretty good. They were doing a gypsy brewer event so lots of Evil Twin, Stillwater and Perfect Crime. I went with the Lil B' and it was pretty good. The prices on beer were fairly high, and the prices on some of the growlers were downright insane.
I ordered the corn flake french toast and a side of pork sausage. It was really good and I could only finish three of the four pieces since they were so big. The rest of our party covered most of the rest of the menu and it all looked excellent. I got to try a small piece of the duck sausage and it was very good as well. Overall a pretty nice place to stop if your in the area, I will return in the future.
11-13-2012 05:52:07 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very glad I found this bar listed here on BA, as it was halfway between our bed-and-breakfast in Bella Vista and the restaurant we were dining at in East Passyunk. Close to Hawthornes and Bella Vista Beer Distributors as well.
A great beer choice in Philly, must better than the famed Monk's. Cozy warm inside, with lots of brick and wood plus a fireplace. Great chill Pandora music (which turned to punk/garage later on when we came back after dinner).
They have lots of events here, and it shows on the tap list. Their Arcadia tap event had at least five taps left, including Bourbon-barrel Shipwreck (which kicked just as I was ordering it).
The printed beer menu is not updated, with some beers gone and not replaced, and I'm not sure the server knew a lot about beer. They have 16 taps here, with cool stuff like Iron Fist Gauntlet, Duck Rabbit Wee-Heavy, De Struise/Stillwater Outblack, Weyerbacher Fireside, Victory Dark Lager, Iron Fist Velvet Glove...
Great bottle selection as well, divided by styles and including Older Viscosity, Russian River, lots of Stillwater and Lost Abbey. Not bad prices- I had a Emelisse Jack Daniels Imperial Stout for $9, which is pretty much what it costs at Whole Foods in NYC. Draught beer is similarly well priced, almost nothing over six dollars.
Can't wait to revisit!
02-16-2012 05:58:12 |
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