Around the Web: Watkins Drinkery
There’s no doubt that Watkins Drinkery is different from Jonathan Klein’s other bar, the Dive.Â Â There’s a beer engine, wild game and maybe most obviously, no smoking.
Philly Phoodie welcomes Watkins Drinkery to the neighborhood and especially enjoys the fish and chips. [Philly Phoodie]
The Beer Lass goes for the “ultimate bar food,” the Scotch egg when she checks out Watkins Drinkery. [Beer Lass]
“It is a definite change from The Dive. Not only is Jon visible from the absent cloud of smoke, but the bar has a different/more grown up feeling of comfort. The biggest difference of all – trade in that can of Schlitz and Hot Pocket for a hand pumped beer engine ofÂ Â local PBC, and duck prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella.Â Â — Kristyn F
No one can quite discern the ingredient that makesÂ Watkinâ€™s fry-dipping sauce so addictive.Â Â Is it dill? Could it be chipotle?Â Â Yelpers arenâ€™t sure, but they know they like it, as the potatoes have emerged as an early favorite menu item.Â Â Alligator â€œlollipopsâ€ glazed with mango coulis fare less well:
“I must say this was truly awful.”Â — David H
“My God- this dish was simply disgusting. Inedible even.” — Adam L
Fear not, though â€“ thereâ€™s dessert to be had:
“Hit up the Drinkery soon for the pumpkin funnel cake. Â I asked how long it would last, because when I tell you it was good…. words cannot express. If the funnel cake isn’t there anymore, wipe your tears away and order the new dessert. Â Odds are it’s bangin’.” — Laura K
Watkins Drinkery – based on 7 reviews.