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Eulogy Belgian Tavern
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 360
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
136 Chestnut St
phone: (215) 413-2354
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vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Last night (about 7:00 pm) the staff at Eulogy were serving shots to a band of drunks seated by the front door. The loudest of the drunks was shouting something about Jews and kept screaming "Shabbos!" (or perhaps "Chavez", hard to tell) over and over and over. Perhaps he was Jewish. Mostly he was incredibly annoying. And large. And threatening.
In the spirit of constructive criticism I have a few suggestions to the owners:
1) Do not serve the visibly intoxicated shots when they have apparently been drinking high test Belgian beer all day.
2) Control your patrons, or they will ruin your business.
3) A depression is coming. I am sure you will be able to find plenty of competent bartenders. Hire some.
It will be a long time before I visit Eulogy again. I will never be able to get my wife and friends to return.
11-16-2008 12:55:34 |
More by corbydrone
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
My husband and I checked out this place and we were not terribly impressed. The tap selections included lots of boring beers such as guinness, harp, carlsberg and stella. The only thing of interest on the tap list was Arrogant Bastard Ale. The bottle list seemed to be mostly Interbrew products. Perhaps a place to stop by for one beer but definitely not a destination beer place in Philadelphia.
02-25-2003 14:53:22 |
More by deedee
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
Clearly catering to the beer aficionado, the beer selection at Eulogy is quite large and well represented with an obvious focus on all things Belgian, to which this establishment deserves credit. Hundreds to choose from couldnt possibly be a bad dilemma. Beers are presented well in their appropriate glassware and are paired with a menu that favors Belgian fare though is not terribly adventurous. Service varies depending on the person and the night. The bar staff is always highly knowledgeable and quite amicable, but Ive also encountered wait staff that seem to be ignorant of your presence. Avoid Friday and Saturday nights as this is a very busy part of the city and real estate for your rear end is limited at best. A better experience is had during the week when you can cozy up to the bar and peruse their beer selection. Not a bad place to enjoy a beer and wither away the evening hours, but not my first recommendation in the city.
08-21-2006 18:28:10 |
More by jmatthew
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Eulogy has a great selection of beers (particularly Belgian) and has the honor of being in a very cool historic neighborhood. I was in Philly on business and had drinks at both Eulogy and it's sister bar the Beneluxx, as well. Both bars had great selections but similar downfalls. The food at both was just so-so,and the ambience could be classified as grimey chic without the chic. Monk's tavern across town is high on the funkiness factor as well thogh it has a little more breathing room. I don't know, would it be too much to ask for just a little sunlight and a little less dirt? The staff I dealt with was knowledgable and helpful though I did see other servers who seemed standoffish with their tables. I think Eulogy could be a really great bar with just a little work.
05-24-2009 22:04:55 |
More by drdoodlebug
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Yes, they have an impressive selection of drafts and bottles but the overall impression and feel doesn't come close to what Monks (the original Belgian bar in town) offers. The interior is too small and tight with little room to move around. The decor is nowhere near the Belgian authenticity that Monks offers. Also I don't like that their list prices do not include the 10% Philadelphia city liquor tax...what the heck is that all about!!! I've never seen that anywhere in Philadelphia or any other bar for that matter. Price are probably 10% higher than they should be. $5.75 for an American microbrew is a bit steep.
To give the place some credit...they have Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing on tap which is one of the best American microbrews period.
11-01-2004 02:38:54 |
More by cracker
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped here with fredandboboflo on a late Friday night. I don't understand why this is considered the #1 or #2 beerbar in Philadelphia. It was completely crowded when we were there and we weren't allowed to sit at a table because we weren't ordering food. The taps were pretty ordinary to be honest (Lindemann's Framboise, Corsendonk Christmas, Leffe Blond, Delerium Noel, etc to name a few...certainly nothing remotely special). The bottle list was long and somewhat impressive but again, didn't really contain anything that I couldn't buy myself for less $$ (well I've never seen Cantillon St. Lamnivus at a store before, but I wasn't going to pay $50 for it at the bar anyway). Overall: This bar is small, crowded, and didn't have anything that interested me (as a destination). A disappointment.
01-07-2009 01:18:34 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
I have now been to Eulogy twice and both times I was unimpressed. This most recent time I decided I wouldn't be returning. Not because of the beer which was good (I had a rodenbach grand cru and a dubbel that I can't remember the name of), but because the bartender was so pretentious. After my brothers beer (Gulden Drak if I remember correctly) he decided to have some whiskey so he ordered a Bullit with some diet coke, the bartender had issue with this. He laughed at my brother for liking his bourbon with coke and said something along the lines of "they don't age it for 7 years so you can ruin it with coke." Other than that the service was slow with the bartender hardly taking care of any of the customers and the beer was more expensive than it should have been. I'd rather walk across the street and drink Triumphs sub-par beer then patronize this place again.
10-19-2010 16:44:48 |
More by burquedout
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
I've been to this place a few times, and like it. Like a previous reviewer, I believe that one should visit Monk's a few times before sampling Eulogy. The coffin room was sort of wierd, by, what the hey? All in all, the beer selection was good, but I didn't try to order anything requiring a whole lot of knowledge from the staff. Everything I ordered was served in the proper glass. The service was good the last time I visited, not so good the first. The food was good, and priced at a reasonable rate. I still will visit occasionally. Nice place to have a beer or two.
10-27-2003 01:16:53 |
More by thefireman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in for a quick beer on a recent business trip to Philly. It's a very eclectic place and includes a casket or two up on the second floor (I guess tied into the name). It had a pretty good crowd when we were there. It's a narrow place and a bit difficult to find space when all the seats are filled but I wouldn't hold that against them.
They had about 20 beers on tap and lots of bottles. The taps are mostly Belgians and they've got some good ones. We went with a Chimay and it seemed a little flat.
This is an interesting place but Monk's close by, it's a bit overshadowed. But I plan to stop in again and spend a little more time.
05-02-2008 11:33:49 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I arrived in Philly for the start of my annual trip East and after checking into the hotel went to Eulogy for a beer. I sat at the bar and ordered a Piratt,very hard to find in the West, and gave the bartender a twenty, he gave me change for a ten and after I brought this up he refused to do anything for me, So I asked for a manager ,which the bartender refused to help me find, but one was close by. The manager also said he could not correct the problem but offered to buy a drink and at my prodding a appetizer.Since this was the start of three days in Philly and two weeks in the east I made the best of it and accepted the offer. The frietjes were wonderfull. So welcome the Philly, dont they say the city of brotherly love?
With the above said, this pub is a must stop for anyone visiting the area, it is full of history, the beer selection is huge and the food is very good.
Just watch your money
08-23-2008 18:15:09 |
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Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia, PA