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Eulogy Belgian Tavern
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 360
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
136 Chestnut St
phone: (215) 413-2354
(Place added by: jrancan)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 144 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Wow Beer Heaven
I walked a little over a mile cause the concierage of the hotel sent us to the Belgain Pub. Walked in on Friday night managed snag 6 seats at the upstairs bar and stayed for over 3 hours.
The atmosphere was great good music , sports on the TV, friendly staff
and you felt at home in minutes
The service at the upstairs bar was first class. The bartenders knowledge and recommendation were spot on (depsite him being a Chelsea fan)..He was able to recommend good brews and describe them well . You can tell he had his head in the hops. No hesitation to run down the stairs and bring something special up.
We ate at the bar as the place was crowded . The mussels were exceptional, large and well cooked. My friends had burgers and raved.
I went there searching out some belgian beers and there were plenty on tap or in bottle. Even had an Abey Du Rocs.. A great beer.
One of the nicest bars I have been...Unfortuantely it is in philly and I am in ohio
04-27-2007 01:16:25 |
More by Gratefullawyer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I walked down here on a friends reccmendation. Thank you! My lunch of Moules Beer and Beneluxx Belgian Frietjes was phenomenal. Hundreds of beers to choose from, knowledgable and helpful staff. Many rare and unusual offerings. It should be a destination for any beer lover!
I started with a liefman's sour, followed by a Belgian Blonde. Sipping a De Dohcter van de Korenaar peated oak aged Embrasse-- on tap. Bartender knows his game as do the customers. I'm trying to decide what to have next. I think the west letevern clone. This is a must go if you get near Philadelphia.
11-08-2012 19:03:50 |
More by birddogbrewing
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Nice little spot right in Old City. This place has a one of the best selections as far as rarity and world-variety goes. I had a Girardin Gueuze, Thiriez Extra, and the Eulogy Blonde brewed by La Binchoise. They had a ton of beers that I normally don't see in most places.
The food was very good and the service was great. I could tell our server knew his beer, which is helpful for most people with the kind of beers they have on their menu.
I will definitely go back, and Triumph Brewing Co. is right across the street!
02-12-2010 14:40:51 |
More by gcare02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
First time in Philly. So glad we decided on Eulogy! Started out with a few selections from the tap. While we were looking at the menu the waiter suggested the cheese tray. It was perfect to snack on while choosing our next beer and deciding on dinner. I ordered the beer mussels and they were delightful. After a few selections on our own, we let the waiter select our beers. He was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, nice, and funny to boot!
Don't visit Philly without stopping here! We stopped by one of the other, more well know belgian bars after this one, and it didn't compare. I will go back to Eulogy next time I am near Philadelphia.
01-02-2011 10:08:53 |
More by ruddyscot
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
found this place on accident walking around the historic section of Philly on my first trip there. Walked in and didn't put two and two together before I realized they'd banned smoking in Philly. The trip got that much better right away!
Settled in at the bar and had a Chimay white on tap and started browsing around on the insanely huge menu. This was nuts to try and get through and will have to go back to PA just for this place one night.
Lots of stuff on tap, a really well informed bartender kept the drinks coming and guided us in the right direction for what we did and didn't want. Had a baked bree with fruit that went really well with the beer.
Already planning a return trip to Philly just for this place, can't wait to go back. Good tunes, good atmosphere and an all around fun place to be.
10-17-2006 18:12:08 |
More by Poppypitbull
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I came in here as out-of-towners with my wife and a friend of hers who has lived in the area for a number of years now. Did I mention that I was a complete beer newbie at the time? The only beer I'd ever been exposed to is the rank-smelling stuff that people drink to get drunk, and having a sensitive nose, I was never interested.
My wife's friend has talked this place up for years and because I hadn't been there before, I had a completely different image in my head. To me, it sounded like a large place with a club atmosphere, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Eulogy is a small place with two narrow floors that just happens to have a beer list as long as both of your arms and staff that knows everything there is to know about all of them.
Long story short, the waitress brought me a few samples to narrow down what I'd like. Thinking that I wouldn't like anything anyway, I agreed--and found out that, lo and behold, not all beer sucks.
The prices seemed reasonable to me, the waitstaff was extremely attentive even though none of us were Philadelphia natives (a problem I saw crop up in other reviews, so maybe they've cracked down on that), and I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in town.
Sorry that I can't speak to the food given that we'd just eaten dinner elsewhere and so none of us ordered any.
08-09-2012 13:19:26 |
More by JustinM
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
This place is an incredibly cool bar. A friend of mine had mentioned possibly going there when I was in the area for the Philly BA Gathering. While I was on the pub crawl, I met the owner, Mike, told him I heard he had a cool place and that I would probably stop by. Unlike a great many business owners, he was very excited and happy to hear that someone was going to check his place out, and that sealed the deal .
We stopped by, and found the coolest bar I have been to yet. Service was extremely friendly and knowledgable. A good amount of taps can be found with many excellent brews. You can grab a stone, yards, magic hat, troegs, or victory. Or maybe you would like Chouffe, maredsous, chimay, or lindemann's. The bottle selection is also quite large. They have all the local micros as well as good representation from rogue and stone. Westy, Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle, and the ever so beautiful Duchesse de Borgogne, which I start off every visit with.
We got seated in the cocktail lounge upstairs, and that is one crazy room. If you stop by, and you should, check out that little room. Your tables are coffins, the music is crazy cool. Go to this place, and go often. I will be back next weekend, and I will certainly try the food.
04-07-2003 07:50:23 |
More by ElGuapo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This bar has by far the largest beer selection I have ever seen (I believe in the neighborhood of 250). I've tried maybe 30 beers here, all are always served in proper glasses and are always fresh. Usually they are in stock, although the St Bernardus 12 was sold out last time I was there (probably cuz I drank them all the time before).
It is a small place taking up 2 floors, maybe can hold 40 people at its max, although I believe there is a private room with coffins as tables. Lighting is kept low, and the upstairs (table seating) is quiter than the long bar on the first floor.
In my experience, the bartenders and wait staff have been particularly knowledgable when recommending or giving input on brews.
The food is good but the menu small, I also think it is overpriced.
If you are ever in Philadelphia, you must stop by.
Oh, and I almost forgot - the menus list the BA scores as well as RateBeer.com scores for all their brews, which is quite helpful when pressed with such a huge offering.
07-26-2005 02:16:48 |
More by jmc44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
On a recent trip to Philadelphia I hit this place twice, late on a Wednesday night and early in the evening on Friday.
The location is excellent - this place is tucked into a great little neighborhood full of restaurants and bars (many of which serve great beer) and walking between establishments is easy. I was taking cabs around town, so I appreciated this ability to walk to a lot of great places in one neighborhood.
The atmosphere is cool. Its only a very narrow, tiny little bar but the vibe is been nirvana all the way. lots of cool / rare beer signs on the walls, with a definite lean toward Belgian ales.
The beers on tap were a nice mix of high end US craft selections and imported stuff. When I was there I had a Chimay White, a Petrus Aged Pale, and an Older Viscosity on draught and both were excellent. The bottle selection is stellar...there are several glass door coolers in the back from which they pull beers to serve and they are stocked full of goodness. In addition to the draught beers listed above I had a bottle of Gulden Draak, a bottle of Innis & Gunn, and a bottle of something from Russian River. All were excellent.
The prices were very fair for what you are getting. Better prices than what I see in Chicago anyway.
All in all this is a serious beer destination and well worth going out of your way to visit.
04-04-2012 13:44:43 |
More by spointon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
If you love Belgian beer and you're in Philly, make a trip to Eulogy at least once during your visit. I have a lucky-dog friend who lives close to the place, and there isn't a finer place to reunite with old pals.
Clearly this is all about the Belgians, and they serve up a variety of styles, some on tap, many in bottles (I mean, many!)...all the expected stuff is there, and I was happy to find a big bottle of La Rulles Tripel there last visit too. This is also a great landmark in my beer-drinking life, because it's the first I ever had the excellent La Trappe Quadrupel (now known as Konings Hoeven).
Waiters/waitresses all seem to know their beer, they're always friendly, the atmosphere is casual and comfortable, the food is really really good, prices are fair...and I cannot wait to visit again. The 2nd time I went our party was seated in the coffin room, which is basically a coffin serving as a table with a plexiglass top, so you can see the "dead". Pretty cool, somewhat uncomfortable, though, as it was too high (and I'm 6'3"), but who can bitch? No real problem with this excellent establishment.
(NOTE: both times I've been to Eulogy it was Monday, so it wasn't packed and the staff were probably more friendly, talkative and attentive than they would've been on the weekend.)
03-16-2006 21:16:14 |
More by Metalmonk
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Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia, PA
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