Rex 1516 Pouring Reasonably Priced Beers, Filling Growlers

As of Tuesday night, Rex 1516 on South Street has been legal to pour beer, wine and liquor. But the South Street West restaurant is doing something different with its beer list, namely making it affordable. Philadelphia Brewing’s Newbold IPA, for instance, is just $3 a pint, $12 for a filled growler. They’re also selling these nifty looking growlers for $10.


The Beer List At Rex 1516

PBC Newbold IPA, PA, 6.50%, Growler $12, $3

Coronado Islander IPA, CA, 7.50%, Growler $20, $5

Great Lakes Porter, OH, 5.80%, Growler $16, $4

Abita Mardi Gras Bock, LA, 6.50%, Growler $24, $6

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Germany, 5.00%, Growler $24, $6

Oskar blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, CO, 5.30%, Growler $16, $4

Grieskirchner Jorger Weisse, Austria, 5.10%, $6

Voodoo White Magic of the Sun, PA, 6.75%, $6


Svytrurys Baltas White, Lithuania, 5.00%, $6

Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse, NY, 7.70%, $7



Cottrell Old Yankee, CT, 5.00%, $6

Abbey of Christ In the Desert Monk’s, NM, 4.70%, $5

Williamsburg Alewerks Chesapeake Pale, VA, 5.30%, $4

Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown, FL, 5.50%, $5

Dogfish Head Raison D’etre Brown, DE, 8.00%, $5

Fish tale Leavenworth Hodgsons, WA, 5.50%, $8


Lagunitas, CA, 6.20%, $5

Central Waters MudPuppy, WI, 5.50%, $5


Straub, PA, 4.30%, $3




Central Waters Bourbon Barrel, WI, 9.5%, $8

Petrus Belgian Sour, Belgium, 7.3%, $8

Abita Purple Haze, LI, 4.20%, $5

Original Sin Cider, NY, 6.00%, $5


Arcadia Cereal Killer, Austria, 10.00%, $9

Barley wine

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Stillwater Cellar Door (Witbier) MD, 6.60%, $17

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  • Dan

    Went here the other day. Everyone there seemed very nice and since they didn’t have a license yet they gave some gratis glasses of tasty under-the-radar wine. But sadly the food was meh. Mussels were overcooked and placed in an incredibly bland butter sauce. Everyone is doing mussels and these were the worst, least craetive, I’ve had in a long time. My stuffed pork loin and sides were dry, dry, dry. The Pork loin was like $24 bucks and clearly reheated. Seemed like a prepared food you’d get at the whole foods for like $8. My wife’s salad was pretty good though. I’d go back to drink and try some more apps, but it appears they are using the same chef as Jet wine bar. That is a problem.

  • Sarah

    I had a very different experience when I checked this place out last night. My boyfriend and I live a few blocks away and had been looking forward to a new place to grab food for a while. Figured the first week might have been rough for any new restaurant, so we waited a bit. Crawfish pot pie, roasted chicken, burger, and beer-chocolate-pretzel dessert later, and we will definitely be back. Anyway, those are some cheap growlers!

  • Sorry to hear Dan that you had that experience. I held my Fiancé’s birthday dinner there last week and the kitchen did a phenomenal job of serving all 13 of us with hot, perfectly cooked food, excellent portions and hearty rustic flavors. Very satisfying and at a great price! Everyone just loved it!

    And no, they aren’t using the same chef, nor the same kitchen as Jet…trust me, I toured the kitchen AND met the chef! I hope you will give it another try. Order the Mac and Cheese (addictive) and the Crawfish Pot Pie!

  • matt

    Well, Dan, I’d give it another shot. If I recall, the POPE had really crappy food for their first several months too and we all know how good it is now.