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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
4333 Spruce St
phone: (215) 222-2337
Every day: 11:30am-2:00am
Kitchen open until midnight.
(Place added by: Local44 on 12-19-2008)
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Reviews by Soonami:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
For the last day of Philly Beer Week, at the Russian River Event, my drinking buddy and I had PtE, Supplication, Consecretion, Registration, and Blind Pig
On New Years Day, I had RR Temptation, LA Angel's Share Bourbon Barrel, Ommegang Adoration, and Allagash Interlude--so pretty epic. Get on the email list to hear about anything new kegs and exciting events!
20 beers on tap, 2 on hand-pump cask, 1 bottle (Orval)
They always have a great selection of beer on tap that range from Belgian white to West Coast DIPA to English Bitter on cask. If you like beer you will be able to find several things to try and if all fails, Kenzinger for $3.30. The prices for most beer range from $4.40-5.50 with the occasional rarity going for around $7 for a 10-12oz. Although you will probably find more hyped beers at monk's, they always seem to have a few from Bell's, RR, Port, Lagunitas, Green Flash, or Founders here.
The food here is very good too. I especially like the mini-corndogs and the fries. They have a pretty good burgers and sandwiches and are also very Veg. friendly.
Highly recommended, the service is always quick and helpful, the food is good, they play local sports, and the crowd though sometimes a bit rowdy is fun. This is how a bar should be: dark, covered in wood, and crowded. Only thing is that since it's so close to Penn, earlier is better than later for this place
09-08-2009 13:24:46 |
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vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5 | $$
Kind of a pretentious divey place. It's got the smell of a wino bar but with zinc bar counters. Scrawled and uninformative beer list. The beers are not particularly worth a detour in this beer-rich town. Even as a tourist I found I had drunk most of them.
A vaguely interested bar maid did not add to the welcome. The clientele made me think of Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria on Ladies Night, but with the frat houses within crawling distance it must be a different crowd in the later evening. Food is greasy and also pretentious. Ridiculously hotly spice polenta (and so little of it!). On the plus side, you can take the interesting northside trolley lines and if you walk or ride further out you'll come to the actually worth the trip Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant. [transcribed from notes on May 30, 2012 visit]
10-29-2013 05:21:26 |
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More by Dawkins
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place was on my list of bottle shops to check out while in Philly and I must say it was well worth it! However the prices may be a little steep, drinking a beer on tap while shopping for beer made it worth it! Great customer service, great selection, decent prices make this an ultimate place to check out while in Philly! The one thing that is crazy about this place is that its in West Philly (which isn't the nicest of areas IMHO), but it somehow works for them! The bottle shop is separate from the restaurant, but if you have time do stop by the restaurant and grab a brew and some grub!
01-02-2013 12:52:02 |
More by legend8706
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Boston and Chicago are often described as cities "of neighborhoods." Philadelphia? Not so much, but Local 44 would make me consider it.
Tucked away on a quiet corner in West Philly, Local 44 offers just about everything you'd want in a local bar. The vibe manages to be both hip and inviting, homey and exciting. I've eaten and drank here twice now, and loved each visit. The draft list does a fine job balancing local breweries and beer geek favorites. Sly Fox, Yards and PBC are in good company alongside Great Divide, Lost Abbey, and Franziskaner. There are always one or two offerings on cask, and charmingly only Orval and a gluten-free option in bottles.
Go here with an appetite, though you won't need too much money - there are many options in the sub-$10 range here. On my last visit, I instantly regretted ordering my olive-oil poached, banana pepper-laden tuna melt as soon as I saw my friend's perfectly medium rare burger with a runny fried egg on top. I tend to avoid brunch like the plague, but the sweet potato latkes and maple-glazed hush puppies looked damn fine.
Every staff member is almost definitely cooler than I am. The bartenders and servers wouldn't look out of place in any number of bars in Cambridge or Fort Greene, and they're some of the friendliest beer bar employees I've ever come across. I've drank at the bar and eaten at tables, and the service has been helpful, courteous and incredibly efficient each time.
I'll be back to Local 44 for a PtY tapping or, more likely Sunday night Quizzo. A wonderful spot, one any neighborhood would be proud to call its own.
10-14-2011 01:22:33 |
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