Philadelphia’s Best Beer Bars
The Best Bars for International Brews
Two hundred bottled beers from 16 countries, the most popular of which are the Belgian imports and the easy-drinking German styles.
601 North 21st Street, 215-235-3500, thebelgiancafe.com.
This German beer hall specializes in none other than German beers, served by the half-liter and liter, as per European custom. There are 20 rotating taps, including the popular Spaten Oktoberfest, available year-round.
718 South Street, 267-909-8814, brauhausschmitz.com.
Talk about quality control: Co–owners Heather Annechiarico and Chris Fetfatzes have sampled each of their 500 imports. Among them: Tusker from Africa, Lion Stout from Sri -Lanka, and the Devine Rebel, a barley wine collaboration between Scotland’s BrewDog and Denmark’s Mikkeller.
738 South 11th Street, 215-627-3012, hawthornecafe.com.
Teresa’s Next Door
Teresa’s has 80 bottles from Belgium, as well as other interesting imports like Japan’s Hitachino Nest White Ale and the popular oatmeal stout from England’s Sam Smith’s.
124 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, 610-293-9909, teresas-cafe.com.
TJ’s Restaurant & Drinkery
Co-owner Jeff Miller’s goal is simple: have something for everybody. That means a good selection of malty Scottish ales, a growing list of up-and-coming Flemish sours, and, of course, lots of Belgian and German imports.
35 Paoli Plaza, Paoli, 610-725-0100, tjsbeer.com.