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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1148 S 11th St
phone: (215) 339-0855
(Place added by: niloroth on 06-03-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Nice inviting dark wood and exposed brick interior as you enter, minimal decor and nice dim lighting. 8 page beer menu with about 20 drafts and a wide selection of bottles. Good blend of local, American Micro and imported micro beers. Not a terribly huge or overly exciting selection of hard to find or rare items, but very nice. Food is slightly above average bar food - some different items on the menu, but frequently lack bold flavor. The fries are fantastic however. Service can be hit or miss, the bartenders usually on, the servers not so much. Quite pricey for some items - $7 bottles of items that can be found quite easily for $5.50-$6.00 elsewhere in the area. Good spot, but nothing that screams to me to come back if im not in the area.
03-15-2010 19:41:00 |
More by rfgetz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We decided to go to Devil's Den early this past weekend for brunch and to start our CBX journey. Very nice looking space, very little people around since we got there right at opening. Extra points to them for having the soccer game on, was afraid I would miss it. Quality was pretty high in my book. They didn't look like they skimp out on much.
Service was really hit or miss. Our server took forever to get our beers and when they did arrive they were wrong and had to be chanced which meant another long wait, about twenty minutes in all. Once that was ironed out it did improve quite a bit but it was sill mediocre at best. Selection was pretty good. They were doing a gypsy brewer event so lots of Evil Twin, Stillwater and Perfect Crime. I went with the Lil B' and it was pretty good. The prices on beer were fairly high, and the prices on some of the growlers were downright insane.
I ordered the corn flake french toast and a side of pork sausage. It was really good and I could only finish three of the four pieces since they were so big. The rest of our party covered most of the rest of the menu and it all looked excellent. I got to try a small piece of the duck sausage and it was very good as well. Overall a pretty nice place to stop if your in the area, I will return in the future.
11-13-2012 05:52:07 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here for my first visit while in town a few weeks ago. Parking was abundant in relation to being in south Philly. The inside is too clean for words. Almost too clean. The selection was excellent. I would guess about 20 drafts with a great diverese selection of craft and imports. The bottle selection was also excellent with a few gems listed. Service was excellent. The bartender was attentive, funny and charismatic. Food was outstanding. I would go back just for the food. If you find yourself wandering the streets of South Philadelphia stop in. You won't be dissapointed.
09-21-2009 17:14:21 |
More by mymrnngjckt
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Popped into the Devils Den on a recent visit to Philly
Tap selection was reasonable and I sourced a couple of local (ish) craft brewers (when in Rome etc), Stoudts and Troegs amongst them
The Devils Den holds an impressive bottled list and one thing (being from the UK) I always compare is the cost of imported bottles from our shores. Brew Dog Hardcore IPA, one of my favourites from back here, was available for $6, not a bad price in my opinion
My Philly based friends said the place was dead on the night we visited, the Phillies were on TV but apparently due to college having finished business was quiet, but this didnt detract from the atmosphere!
I'll definately seek out the Devils Den again on my next visit to Philly
06-09-2011 12:32:46 |
More by Ruds
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My first impression when I walked in is that it's not very Devily. Lots of exposed brick and beams, and there is a fireplace dividing the bar from the dining room. It's very nice on the inside, but I'll stop short of officially calling it classy, thanks to the dude at the bar yelling "FLYER HOCKEY!" at the television while he spits tobacco juice into an empty Snapple bottle. Oh, and this place has a kickass logo.
There have to be close to 100 bottles available, but the well-balanced list of 17 taps kept all my attention. The draft menu includes a description of each along with the state, ABV and pour/price, which range from 10.5 to 23 ounces and from four to eight dollars. It looked like everything above 8% abv was served in the smaller size. Those nine beers were a good mix of styles - DIPA, wee heavy, tripel and a couple of big stouts. Served in pints were six (amber/brown/porter/IPA) including one cask. Also available were two Germans in a large size for only around five bucks. The only complaint you could make was that only two drafts were local, although one was from hard-to-find Spring House (the other was a Yard's cask).
We didn't eat but the menu looks like it has something for everyone while not being to extensive. Our server was able to make some good recommendations and was up to date on any changes in availability. There are 2-3 large TV's above the bar which make it a good place to watch a game without dominating the atmosphere. I'd bet that everyone in the place was older than 25 and younger than 35. I was impressed with the number of people in here at 3pm on a random Saturday afternoon.
In all this was my favorite stop on our pub crawl through South Philly.
01-25-2011 18:56:41 |
More by coachdonovan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Devil's den is another great south philly location for beer. They have an exceptional selection of brews, great atmosphere, and some decent food.
Vibe is very middle ground, not trying to be anything other than a great beer bar. They have nice split between bar space and tables and the vibe is always well placed. I enjoy coming here for brunch, dinner, late night drinks and to catch a game.
Quality is good, the beer is better than the food, but the food is solid. great portions of food and fair prices for beer.
Service is all around; I think the bartenders are very good, very knowledgable and personable; the wait staff is hit or miss, sometimes unattentative.
Selection is always great, its different every time with no real focus on any type, but a tendency to have a few from a single brewery. They have some great tasting events that allow for carryover taps of great taste.
Food is good most of the time, but they have changed chefs and some meals are better than others.
Overall, my second or third favorite behind south philly tap room. I think the beer selection is great, but a bit more focus on the food and service could bring this place up.
04-10-2011 06:22:06 |
More by mvanaskie13
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A- a really nice pretty bar located in a kind of quite "good part" of south philly, I have never felt unsafe there. A nice big bar on the right side with a few tvs
Service- ive always found to be very good, super nice and knowledgeable bartenders
Selection - pretty damn good, the drafts seem to rotate with an emphasis on american craft, and a few Belgiums.... The bottle list is big and diverse.... and broken down by category.. a very customer friendly menu with prices and bottle sizes as well
Food- looks good , heard is good.. just havent eaten there yet
V- pretty good prices, not great but not back breaking
def worth checking out.. I was there for events but I heard their every day beer selection is diverse and interesting
03-16-2009 06:35:47 |
More by gdfan47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Very nice. A beautiful place-lots of wood. Always clean and pleasant inside.
Quality: Quality is great. Beer is always fresh and wonderful tasting.
Service: Service is great. Bartenders are very friendly and are knowledgeable about the beer they serve.
Selection: Selection is good. A decent amount of beer on tap that is always rotating. Bottle beer selection is good as well. Always have something in a style you are looking for.
Food: Have not had food yet-but always looks and smells good when the person next to me gets some!
Value: Prices are reasonable considering the bar is in the city-a little cheaper than what I expected to pay for the quality brew served.
A fantastic place to catch a few brews. Also have 2 huge plasma tv's behind the bar. Great place to catch a Phil's game and drink some delicious beer!
06-29-2008 12:11:31 |
More by Edgecrusher
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
In our recent crawl around South Philadelphia we made a stop at the Devils Den. We had never been inside before and were quite shocked at the atmosphere once we stepped inside. It was not at all what we expected. More like a chain restaurant than a "den" of any kind. Exposed brick, wood fireplace roaring, few TVs and a primarily khaki and collared shirt crowd.
We settled in and took a look at the beer menu, which was mighty impressive. Large bottle selection and about 20 taps. Prices were reasonable and the happy hour specials were good.
The food left something to be desired. A notch above pub fare but rather pricey for the quality and didn't really fit the atmosphere the way that the beer list did. Perhaps it was an off night (it was a weekday evening, and fairly slow).
Overall, it was a comfortable place to get out of the cold and try some decent beers. We will certainly give it another shot and hope for the best with the food - if they tweak that aspect a bit, this place could be an even better find.
01-16-2009 22:12:26 |
More by ImHereForTheBeer
Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA
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