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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1116 Walnut St
phone: (215) 627-7676
(Place added by: WilliamPhilaPa)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 12
Reviews by bennybrew:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
having come from mcgillin's this place was a definite change of pace. more of a martini and chardonnay bar but they had about 20 different beers on tap. including the yard's pales (british and American) with the same malts and hops and different yeasts (VERY intersting stuff that). service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy when we were there.
i have to give this bar a lower score than mcgillin's as the latter is a beer bar and the former is a bar, in spite of the draft selection but more of the kind of place to bring inlaws or dates (although tria is a better spot than moriarty's).
04-24-2005 23:13:48 |
More by bennybrew
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Nice location in Philadelphia, on the border of Washington Square West and Midtown Village.
Cool Irish Pub, with a great relaxed atmosphere. Long bar on the first floor, with some small tables to the side, and a more casual dining area in the back.
I really like the second floor. Gives you a cozy, homey feel to the place. A small bar, witha fireplace and a couple tables and a TV.
They have a decent selection of beer, and they always rotate in some local drafts, which is nice, but they usually don't bring it anything too hard to find, but hey, not every place is a beer bar.
The food is decent, some things can be hit or miss. They have really good whole wings, in a good sauce. Some of their sandwiches can be a little bland. But, it is hard to beat the value in that neighborhood.
Service is hit or miss as well, certainly some characters that work there, but I can deal with that! Overall, it's a good cozy place upstairs on the second floor when it snows. Hey, it snowed today, I guess I know where I am going for dinner!!
01-08-2010 16:38:47 |
More by sbw138
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch yesterday afternoon with a co-worker:
Although it initially looks like your run-of-the-mill Irish pub from the outside, Moriarty's is a step above when it comes to food and brew selection.
I started with a bottle of Leffe Blonde, which was served in the proper glassware and at a respectable temperature (i.e. not freezing cold). They offer about 40 beers on tap and have another 50 or so in bottles. I was pleased to see a nice selection of belgians (all three Chimays, La Chouffe, Atomium, Delirium Tremens, etc.) and american micros (Stone, Dogfish Head, etc.).
The bartender seemed a little on edge and wasn't really receptive to my questions about the seasonal tap offerings. The staff is often a bit tense, but that might be due to an overwhelming amount of Center City traffic.
I usually grab the buffalo wings when I stop in (they're awesome, by the way), but I wasn't too hungry, so I went with the Spanish Fries. They were spicy and delicious; mixed with assorted greens and onions. My buddy got the French Dip and that looked amazing as well.
Before we returned to the office, I decided to sneak in a Hoegaarden and Chimay White, which were both tasty enough to make the rest of the day go by rather quickly.
A nice place to stop for lunch or a quick sip.
05-27-2009 14:53:05 |
More by deapokid
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Must say I was impressed by this place. Stopped in for a bite on a recent Philly trip.
A - Nice feel to the place. Irish styling, but mainly just a city pub with fairly nice woodwork and Irish music playing in the background. Crowded and a little loud when I was there, but the good kind of loud for a bar. Music wasn't blaring, just a nice chatty, social crowd.
Q - The brews were served up in full 20 ounce tulips or nonics, and poured well.
Ser - I was at a table and our waitress was excellent. Nice and sociable, all over refilling beers. The Bartenders looked like they kept moving as well, so I'd say service here is very good from what I saw and experienced.
Sel - Nice beer selection. Nothing mind blowing but enough variety of styles. Of course the Irish standards, in addition to SABL and SA Seasonal, SNPA, two Yards's varieties, Boddington's and Bass. Chimay was on tap as well as Hoegaarden and the obligatory Stella. They dedicate one tap as a "rotating Micro" and one as a "rotating Belgian". A nice list of layered Guinness drinks. More on tap than I remember and a nice bottle list as well.
F - Very good. Just had the wings and a burger and both were excellent. The burger was medium rare, just like I ordered and was a big, juicy piece of meat. Very good fries on the side, definitely house cut and seasoned nicely.
02-23-2008 15:27:05 |
More by EStreet20
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is another one of the many Philly bars that has a decent beer selection. It has the Irish Bar theme going on, and of course the bar is big and filled with happy drinkers. There are about 15 stools at the bar, but there is a bunch of tables in the back of the place for people who want to eat a dinner. There were some tables set up outside too. Several TV were showing the Phillies game.
The beer selection is pretty good with 25 or so taps. Several macros, Sierra Nevada, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Victory, Yuengling, Yards, and the usual Harp, Stella, Guinness, Fosters, Boddingtons, and Sam Adams. The beers we had were fresh which means the turnaround is pretty good. There are a bunch of bottles to choose from too.
Service was a bit slow since there was a good sized crowd. We did not try the food, but the wings that were coming out created a nice aroma in the bar.
This is a good place to stop for a pint or two if you are in the area.
07-03-2007 12:53:43 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Don't know if this establishment has any connection with Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, but it is a relaxing, Irish-type pub with great burgers, excellent and attentive service and an intriguing selection of well-chosen craft/international beers that includes German, Belgian and a fine array of micros (regional and otherwise).
My recent visit here included: St. Bernardus' malty sweet elixir and a delicious IPA from Boulder Brewing Company, "Hazed and Infused." You can't beat a title like this. For you bargoyles, Moriarity's bar cannot be beat either, it stretches all the way back - even conveniently passing the mens room.
Yet another reason (as if they're not enough) to envy Philly BAs.
06-07-2007 17:17:49 |
More by jjboesen
District of Columbia
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went there last night for a few beers
A - Good atmosphere, a nice variety of lighter and more dimly-lit areas, nice smells, families and singles for drinks and food
Q - Very good; usually the place is fairly busy which is a good sign, although last night it was packed (too much, to tell the truth) - it was a karaoke night too, which made it a little more crazy
S - Was at the bar for most of the night, which was pretty busy, but the tender was pretty quick given the number of people at the bar
S - Good selection of bottles and draft; upstairs have a more limited number on tap so you have to trek up and down if you're trying to get the good stuff; pretty much every macro and then a good variety of local crafts too (last night there was Harp and Guinness as well).
F - Supposedly the food is amazing; I had a plate of fries which might not have counted for much, but there were just fine
V - Very reasonable prices, for food and beer, especially for the location (downtown Philly)
02-11-2007 17:23:01 |
More by soupyman10
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great place. British/Irish pub atmosphere.
I stopped in while I was in Philly as a waypoint between Monks and Eulogy and was pleasantly surprised. They have a great selection of tap and bottle beers balanced between Irish, British, Belgian and American Micro beers. Service was great (including samples offered) and very friendly. Food was good, pub fare plus some specialty. Try the wings. Great taste, they just need to cut them up into pieces like they do in Buffalo/upstate NY.
A great place. I will be back. Stop in if you are in Philly.
12-14-2006 04:46:55 |
More by Philby11111
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I try to visit Moriarty's Pub everytime I am in Philadelphia. It is located in downtown Philadelphia and is walking distance to many other bars. They have around 20 different beers on tap which include several local brews. The atmosphere is quite friendly. The prices are fairly reasonable especially when you consider the area. Moriarty's also has the best wings I have ever had in my life. Beer prices are competitive for downtown Philadelphia. Service is generally good, but Moriarty's can become quite crowded at certain times which tends to slow down the service. To me, Moriarty's Pub is a great place to eat some food and drink a few beers before going to the other many great bars that Philadelphia has to offer. A great place to stop by if you are in the Philadelphia region.
11-15-2005 01:24:46 |
More by AaronMcDonald
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Living downtown now, this is my true local and a place my housemates and I have become regulars (along with McGillin's). It's a 3 minute hike around the corner, so we come here a lot for a few reasons. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting and there's always a spot to sit down, if not at the bar then at one of the many tables, either upstairs or down. Next, and most importantly, the beer. While this is certainly not a "beer destination" in our fair city, it more than does the job, and being so close to my home fits the bill quite nicely. Locals are well represented in both bottles and taps. Victory always has a tap, and I've seen as many as 3 taps allocated to Victory. HopDevil, Golden Monkey, Prima Pils, and V Lager have all been on. Yards and Stoudt's always get draughts, and they keep on some interesting imports as well. Anyplace that has Paulaner HefeWeizen on tap is OK by me. They've got Chimay as well, which seems to be showing up more and more in Philly. There's about 20 plus taps in all. They have the standard bottle selection, with a good amount of locals and regionals as well (think DFH and Stone...my most recent trip found me imbibing a few 22's of Arrogant Bastard).
Major reason 3...the wings. They tout the best wings in Philly. Now I haven't had the wings at too many Philly establishments, but these have to be right up there with the best. They're big with plenty of heat and flavor. The rest of the food that I've tried has always been pretty good as well, though I've only tried standard pub grub finger foods here.
Service is always friendly, though can be not as attentive as possible, though this usually only happens when it's really crowded. Crowds can get large here, especially during a big game or after a show at one of the nearby theaters. If it's not too packed, the bartenders are usually down for striking up some friendly conversation.
Prices are modest here, though some of the imported draughts and larger bottles can get pretty pricey. If you're looking for beer on the cheap in the neighborhood, head around the corner to Locust Bar. All in all a friendly joint that you won't find much interesting or eclectic beers, but the quality is still very good. If you're looking for interesting and unique beers, there's certainly many places in this city to find them.
08-24-2005 16:59:24 |
More by IrishRedRock
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Moriarty's Pub in Philadelphia, PA
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