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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1148 S 11th St
phone: (215) 339-0855
(Place added by: niloroth on 06-03-2008)
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| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A- a really nice pretty bar located in a kind of quite "good part" of south philly, I have never felt unsafe there. A nice big bar on the right side with a few tvs
Service- ive always found to be very good, super nice and knowledgeable bartenders
Selection - pretty damn good, the drafts seem to rotate with an emphasis on american craft, and a few Belgiums.... The bottle list is big and diverse.... and broken down by category.. a very customer friendly menu with prices and bottle sizes as well
Food- looks good , heard is good.. just havent eaten there yet
V- pretty good prices, not great but not back breaking
def worth checking out.. I was there for events but I heard their every day beer selection is diverse and interesting
03-16-2009 06:35:47 |
More by gdfan47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Devils Den is an excellent little bar in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia, great for any season or occasion. On a cold winter night you can stop by to have a growler filled and sit by a warm fire, roaring in the fireplace. During the spring/summer you can sit by the open bay windows and enjoy a cool breeze while sampling a beer flight. The Devils Den has just what you need for any occasion.
I, myself have been here many times for brunch, dinner, or just to have a growler filled. The bar has a very cozy feel to it as the walls are exposed brick with a wooden finish and a wooden fireplace. Everything is very clean and new. One can relax at the bar and leaf through the multi paged draft and bottle menu. Or you can do what I do and stare longingly at the mini fridges filled with bottles of Cantillon or other rare delights. There are also some small tables around the barroom or a dinning room opposite the bar one can sit down with friends and "kick up your heels.".
The bartenders and wait staff are very friendly, helpful, and will accommodate any request you may have.
As far as beer and food selection go, the Devils Den has 17 taps (German, English, Belgian and American Craft) that rotate often. Any tap can be served into a growler for takeout, or can be mixed and sampled as a beer flight for the indecisive. The bottle list is long and features many different styles from around the world and plenty of wine too. In terms of meals all of the brunch menu is delicious as well as the coffee they serve. For lunch and dinner you cannot go wrong with the mussels, and I will also recommend the chicken scaloppini sandwich which is "off the charts".
Overall a very cool gastropub/beer bar that is moderately priced, with a friendly staff and great selection. If you happen to be in town make sure you stop in.
02-20-2010 20:34:14 |
More by SiepJones
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is my go to bar for selection in Philadelphia. May not be quite Monk's but with 16 constantly rotating drafts and 5 pages of bottles, I am not aware of many other places that come close. With just a few exceptions, most of the staff faces I see haven't changed and seem very familiar with what they are selling.
I also like that they keep a steady rotation of German beers on draft and bottles in addition to the Belgian and US Craft. This is hard to find outside of a "German" beer bar.
The fact that there is no jukebox is huge for me. I am not 22 anymore and don't need to hear bad music really loud while trying to enjoy a beer and some good company, although the music can be hit or miss depending on who is working, I still prefer it drunken customer selection.
The food has gone through several incarnations, all of which I thought were pretty good, except the first month, but I know some disagree. I find it know to be solid a consistent good meal when I am not looking to cook.
Beer flights actually seem to be thought out instead of "here are 4 beers" which is nice. I don't always find 1 I want, but have often used it to try beers I had not seen before.
Bartenders always seem strong, servers range from ok to great. If your in the area, try brunch, the food is always good and there is not the crowd of a Friday Happy Hour.
09-04-2010 16:15:35 |
More by Cbfree
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