Visit Philly 10/18/10Every Wednesday, bartenders tap a local firkin at 6:00 p.m. as a complement to their beer-inspired food.
901 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19105
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This two-story neighborhood bar is the perfect middle ground between the hipster hangs to the north and the Old City frat traps just south of its Northern Liberties location. Patrons include neighborhood artists, families with baby carriers and anyone who eschews high-maintenance bar crowds. Standard Tap came from the mind of former Sam Adams brewmaster William Reed and his partner Paul Kimport, Standard Tap not only satisfies all of its customers drinking needs but also has the menu to satisfy their stomach’s too. A chalkboard displays the completely homegrown beer selection, and knowledgeable bartenders can (and do!) answer all beverage-related questions.
Eats & Drinks
Local microbrews (Dogfish Head, Victory and Yards) complement grilled cheese and roasted veggie sandwiches, fries and lightly battered smelts. Most come for thick burgers. Others enjoy fresh seafood, including chilled scallop and citrus salad. Homemade granola and yogurt, omelets and bloody marys are served for weekend brunch. But the Tap is also the Philadelphia equivalent of a Parisian bistro: a casual, comfortable place for quality food and drink. The blackboard menu describes the offerings in one or two words: Squid, Smelts, Duck Salad. But behind the restrained terminology are exuberant flavors.
This cozy American pub features dim lighting, big wooden booths and a decent jukebox that keeps patrons entertained all night. The historical building, has an antique and “lived-in” feel. The front door is adorned with taps of all varieties including a totally memorable door handle made from a brass pipe. Whether eating or just drinking, customers are able to experience a piece of Philadelphia’s history.
annie h.3/12/09Go to Standard Tap for great beers and "gastropub" food (e.g. - gourmet pub food).
Philadelphia Magazine 1/3/12As good for draft beers on Saturday night as it is for brunch on Sunday morning. If they put out cots, some of us would just live here on the weekends.
Foobooz Philadelphia 12/5/11How do you keep up with a menu that changes daily? Check out the Tap’s Facebook page for daily photos of the chalkboards.
Carrie E.9/5/10The steak frites will make your belly happy. The beer list will make your heart sing!