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A guide to Belgian beer cafes in Philadelphia, PA

Posted on | July 17, 2010 | Comments Off on A guide to Belgian beer cafes in Philadelphia, PA

Belgian restaurants and cafes are well known for their emphasis on high quality Belgian and other imported beers. The city of Philadelphia offers a few excellent restaurants.

Monk’s Cafe

Monk’s cafe calls itself a “Belgian Beer Emporium” and with good reason. This quaint cafe features two full bars both offering up many different beers on tap. At any given time there is over a dozen beers on tap with upwards of 150 + beers available by the bottle from around the world.

Belgian Beer Cafes in Philadelphia

Neighborhood: Philadelphia/Olde City
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States of America

The Monk’s cafe owner also proudly serves an exclusive Belgian beer made just for Monk’s by an actual monastery in Belgium. Monk’s serves up a variety of Belgian and American foods and is known for it’s steamed mussels that come served in large pots. The mussels are simmered in Monk’s custom designed broths; some which include Belgian beers as the broth itself.

16th and Spruce Street in Philadelphia
Phone: 215-545-7005
Website: http://www.monkscafe.com/

Hours: 11:30am to 2am daily with food being served until 1am. Dress is casual and prices are moderate.

The Belgian Café

Whether you are looking for a cold imported beer or a quick late morning The Belgian Cafe offers both. Showcasing over 200 bottled beers with a dozen rotating draft beers, The Belgian Cafe has plenty of Belgian, American, and International beers available. The cafe also caters to a wide range of patrons including vegetarians.

Beer tastings also occur on a regular basis with a full schedule appearing on their website. The cafe is sports fan friendly as well serving up game day specials for Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers fans. The Belgian Cafe is located just 3 blocks from The Philadelphia Art Museum making it a great place to stop before or after seeing the Museum’s collection and the Rocky steps.

21st and Green, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-235-3500
Website: http://www.thebelgiancafe.com

Hours: Open daily 11:00am(bar opens at 11:30) to 2am. Kitchen is open until 11:00pm on weeknights and 1am on weekends. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 4pm.
Dress is casual to business casual and prices are moderate.

Eulogy Belgian Tavern

According to Eulogy’s website the bar is rated as the 5th best beer restaurant in the United States by Ratebeer.com. Eulogy boasts over 300 bottled beers and 21 beers on draft. Like Monk’s cafe, Eulogy also has an exclusive beer known as “Eulogy’s Busty Blonde” produced for them by a brewery in Belgium. Some of the beers available are also brewed on site. Eulogy is also known as “Beer Heaven” by regulars.

Located in the Olde City district area of Philadelphia, just 3 blocks from where the Declaration of Independence was signed, known for it’s wide selection of bars, restaurants, and clubs, Eulogy is in the heart of Philadelphia night life. They serve a wide range of food, most notably their “Napoleon Burger” which won the “Best Burger of Philadelphia” award. They also serve other Belgian inspired food including mussels and Belgian fries.

136 Chestnut Street Philadelphia
Phone: 215-413-1918
Website: http://eulogybar.server101.com

Reservations are recommended and can be made via Eulogy’s website or by phone.
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5pm to 2am. Thursday to Sunday 11am to 2am. Dress is club and business casual. Prices are moderate to high.

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