Although it's quite pricey, Eulogy has one of the most extensive beer lists in Philly. Beers from all over the world that you've never even tried or things that are rare. The seating is limited, but the atmosphere is fun and dark like a real Belgian Beer Tavern should be.
Every time I go to eulogy I try a different beer. I have been there over twenty times and have not been disappointed yet. Also their frites kick the butts of all others. I could eat those things all night long while drinking many different beers. The staff is pretty helpful in helping with the beer list too, which is nice.
I had been to Eulogy 2 times before and thought the beer was great and food was pretty good. Those two times I went with my wife and we were going out afterwards so we dressed the part.
The 3rd time was with a few of my cousins and their girlfriends (ages 22-25) we just wanted to grab some beers and eat. We sat down; waitress came over and told us we needed to move to the bar because this area was for people just eating dinner. (odd but didn??t think to much of it at the time)
We moved, ordered drinks and then were asked to move again because someone had reserved this area. (Very odd then started to get the point??she didn??t want us there). If that was blunt enough after the 3rd round she brought us our check. Ha!!
We took our business across the street to Triumph which is where we will be headed from now on.
Sorry Eulogy but that??s type of service is unacceptable and offensive.
So if you??ve read this so far and still considering going make sure you break out the preppy clothes and you will enjoy some great beer. If not jump across the street?.foods better there anyway.
Pros: Great Beer
Cons: Service was offensive
Just had the Beneluux Napoleon Burger and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The meat was juicy, cooked exactly how I requested and the seasoning mix they used was delectable. The tavern is located in Old City, amongst many other local pubs and restaurants and is 2 floors. The place seemed very low key and modest but was quite crowded on the first floor for a Saturday afternoon. Beer selection is one of the best in the city.
Pros: Plenty of great beer selections
The chips... were de-lish. Crispy on the outside,
and melty soft on the inside.
The fish was excellent too... closest thing to the local London Chippy!
The side/dip sauce... could have a tad more fiest to it!
But all in all... the Fish 'n chips... were excellent!
Downside... there was only one bottle of vinegar in the 2 floors of service area, and my chips had cooled off by the time the our waiting mate could locate it.
Make sure you have them get the malt vinegar and worcestershire sauce upfront... before the food arrives... if you like your chips that way.
Beers were great... Frambois on tap... yum!
Pros: Really good ... Chips!
I'd thought I just share my email that I sent to the owner today....
On Friday, I had a reservation for the Coffin room for approx 25 people. My fiance and I have always loved Eulogy and frequented often over the past 2 years, however, our service was absolutely horrible on Friday. I informed you of the need for approx 10 pitchers of Stella and lots of fries. When the birthday boy and I arrived our guests were receiving their own drinks. BUT it took us 25 minutes to get a drink and to place any type of order with Martin. Martin was constantly busy and we wouldn't see him for long periods of time.
The room was very hot and when some of our guests said something to Martin they were told it's because the room is above the kitchen. We had 5 people leave because of the heat . It wasn't until one of the guests noticed there was an a/c unit and asked Martin if it could be turned on. His response "All you had to do was ask". Are you kidding me?
When I asked for the 10 pitchers, I was told there was only 5 available. When he brought them out, there were NO glasses. I was told they were all out. The pitchers sat there for at least 25 minutes before we got approx 10 glasses. That's hardly enough for everyone.
The only thing that we received quickly were the fries and the bill. Between not receiving a call back or an email when I repeatedly contacted you and your bar and with the horrible service, I was pretty disheartened. We loved Eulogy, but will not be rushing to come back anytime soon after Friday night. It really made a potential fun night very stressful for me.
I am sorry to send you this email, but you need to know about your servers and the type of service your guests are receiving. As an owner of an establishment, it should be in your best interest to serve your customers in the best manner possible, which clearly the 25- 30 people I had there on Friday didn't receive.
Pros: Great Beer Selection, downstairs Bartenders know their beer
Cons: Horrible service to groups, do not have enough servers for upstairs
If you havent been to Eulogy you are missing a fantastic piece of Philadelphia. The food is excellent, the service is immediate and the beer list speaks for itself. I am a regular at Eulogy and will continue to be a regular. I am a big fan of trying different beers and really learning about the beer at the same time...this place is perfect for that. There are many things on the menu that are "must tries"...fries, mussels, hanger sandwich, cheese plate...and of course all the beer. The buffalo wings arent the best Ive had, but thats about the only thing I can think to say negative about this place. The bartenders here are the most knowledgeable I have ever met. They can make dozens of recommendations, tell you about the brewing of the particular ale, tell you about the history of the beer and even tell you the best temperature to drink it. It makes visiting Eulogy more than just a night at a bar...its more like a history lesson, museum and party wrapped into one. Sophisticated or sloppy drunk I love this place.
Pros: Beer list, bartenders
I am a huge lover of beers, Belgian first...they always have an amazing selection on tap and of course, the bottles as well.- Great service always, great advice from the bartenders, and great treats for after you might have one too many extra- alcoholic beers (some are upwards of 11%- beware, seen people with their head on the countertop after one!) Love the clams with greyure and must try the french fries with the unique dipping sauce...!
Eulogy has a fantastic selection of Belgian ales my waiter was very knowledgeable when asked for details on the more obscure selections. The bar itself is fairly typical for a shotgun space. Though they claim their burger has been rated the Best in Philly, I thought it was average. Their frijtes, however, are excellent and their moules biere were very good. All in all a nice, casual hangout.
Pros: Large ale selection, great frijtes
Cons: dark, limited seating downstairs
This place has the most unprofessional staff I have ever experienced in my entire life which is a shame because the beer list was very impressive. I will never be returning to this establishment. The sister bar, Beneluxx has a great staff however. Very friendly and educated.
Pros: Great Beer List
Cons: Incredibly horrible staff
Outside of the Pacific Northwest and New England it's not always easy to find a bar with a wide range of beers, especially something other than lagers and microbrews that are basically lagers in disguise. While Euglogy has a fair number of the latter, they do have enough variety to quench the thirst of those looking for a true IPA or a real stout. The food is just ok and I disagree with the other reviewers about how good it is. In short, a fun, but dark, hole-in-the-wall place with great beer. Our wait staff was friendly and prompt.
A great place to enjoy Belgian beer in an authentic atmosphere. Great bar food too. The week ends get pretty crazy, better to go on week nights
Their beer selection is fantastic. There are so many import and domestic choices, you will not be disapointed. However, the upstairs bartender seems to forget, very often, that he is in the service industry. We know that he has his own "regulars," but that is no excuse to be rude to or ignore other customers. I highly suggest you visit Eulogy, but I highly suggest that you stay downstairs. You'll find the staff much more pleasant and accomodating.
i definitely recommend Eulogy to anyone who loves GOOD beer and delicious food.
the staff is extremely knowledgable about the 300 selections of beer, so don't be afraid to ask.
for a great time in Philly at a reasonable price... it's Eulogy!
I don't normally like burgers from places other than Copa...but oh my god Eulogy's bacon cheeseburger w/fried onions was the best I've ever had! Definitely worth checking out.
Pros: Great food, beer, service....not too expensive
Cons: Terrible ambiance...the upstairs had lights at full blast...wierd!
We made a reservation to celebrate my birthday (1/19/08). I decided on Eulogy based on the menu on their website.
We got there for our 7:30 reservation and were told our table should be ready soon. Three more employees for then next 20 minutes kept asking us if we were helped, one didn't even wait for a response. Asked the question then ran down the steps.
I was very disappointed to see that the menu we were handed was very different from the one on their site (except the mussels). I understand that menus are subject to change. Imagine my surprise when our waiter told us that the website hadn't been updated in 6 years.
We wound up walking out without ordering. Very disappointed.
My favorite bar in philadelphia for beer. Amazing selection.. just read all the reviews! Had dinner for the first time there - the food was amazing - However, the portion sizes were so small!!! And for the price I just thought we'd get a little more. But besides that, Great place!
Pros: Beer, beer, beer - amazing selection. Great bartenders
Cons: Small food portions for the price
my boyfriend and i passed by eulogy a few weekends ago but weren't able to go in due to the large crowd. on a return trip to the city last weekend we decided to stop in for a pint before seeing a movie. one pint turned in to 6 delicious pints (most of them suggested for us by the very knowledgeable bartender on duty) and the lentil burgers with goat cheese we ordered were outstanding! we never made it to our movie but we had a great afternoon drinking beer at eulogy.
Pros: the selection is out of this world!
Cons: it can get VERY crowded.
This place was already good when we first went, but the new chef has made this place even better. Every server we had knows their beer. Exceptional Belgian beer selection, without the crowd/noise of Monk's. When recommendations are needed the waitstaff are quick to suggest. Appetizers are the way to go here - the hoegaarden braised shrimp and duck confit are the best. Burgers are amazing. Great selection on the new menu. No complaints, eat here!
Pros: ambiance, beer/menu selection
Cons: seat at downstairs bar hard to come by
My girlfriend and I were at Eulogy too this weekend, it was packed even more than usual when we sat around 8pm, our server told us it was a crazy busy day all day, he never had so much sales in his life. Our food was delicious and served fast and friendly as usual, I got mussels and she got burger and fries, definitely best in the city and a bargain. After dinner the downstairs bar was too crowded so we checked out their new place Beneluxx around the corner. More of a wine and cheese focus but also about 40 beers on tap and beautiful inside, the wall of taps blew me away, 90 beers and wines on one wall, it made me dizzy. Beneluxx was crowded but not packed like Eulogy, I suggest making reservations for both places since they are very popular with the Philadelphia diners due to great food and great beer. I agree the place gets better and better every year it is open.
Pros: beer, food, service
Cons: very popular make reservations
I been going to Eulogy almost since it first open I seen I grow into a great place to eat and drink. But this past Saturday was the worst i ever had me a some friends got there around 9 ish order two types of mussels the dijon and a beer with fries it took a little time like 30 mins the sever was great stayed on top keep apologizing for the delay. when the Appetizer came the mussels wee over cooked chewy and bland and the think the cream in the dijon was burnet and the fries were under cooked soft and greasy not the typing double fried that I am used to there.
then cam our dinners 3 burgers that were ordered med rare all were well done and the fries with burgers were over cooked all crunch and no creamy middle.
I complain to the sever who gracefully offered to get new burgers but we didn't want to wait so he bought us a round of beer.
I don't think ill be coming back to soon the eulogy
Pros: great beer great bartenders and servers
Cons: over cooked burgers and mussles. and the fries just not good anymore
Eulogy Belgian Tavern is the ONLY restaurant and bar in Philadelphia 100% owned by a Belgian American, and he is a Knight of the Belgian Brewer's Guild. It has the largest beer list at over 300 beers and the best service.
Also the food is the best and a great deal, make reservations online at eulogybar com since Eulogy Belgian Tavern is always packed.
Check out the recent review from Craig LaBan, food critic of Philadelphia Inquirer
?..beer list has grown to epic proportions?..
kitchen has? added an extra bell with perhaps the city?s best frites,
some stellar beer-battered fish and very good mussels?
Craig LaBan Philadelphia Inquirer Revisited April 2007
Pros: Best Food and Beer and Online Reservations
Cons: Very Popular
Went to Eulogy last night and was seated immediately (I bet the ice/snow storm had something to do with that) and our server (Jake) was great helping us with our dinner and BEER selection as there are over 300 to choose from. We had a great time!
Pros: beer selection, nice servers
Cons: old city but who cares, eulogy is great
I had been excited to try Eulogy because I really love Monk's and I heard Eulogy was somewhat similar with a great beer selection, delicious burgers, fries and mussels. It was a really cool place and we found a table for two right away. We split an order of dijon mussels and a burger with provolone, roasted peppers and carmelized onions. The waiter, who was extremely friendly, suggested we ordered our burger medium, stating it would come out just perfect. We also ordered beers, a Busty Blonde and a Piraat, which were both great. Our food came out shortly and unfortunately the burger was extremely rare, so we sent it back to be cooked. Our server was extremely helpful about the whole thing, but when it came back out it was still very rare. We felt bad sending it back again, so we ended up just eating it. It was a bit dry, which I attribute to sending back to be cooked again, but the burger was spiced and probably would have been very good otherwise. The mussels were huge and very good, not at all chewy, but I wasn't crazy about the dijon sauce. However, I'm not crazy about dijon in general, so I would definitely order the mussels again, but with a different sauce. The fries were crispy and delicious, not like the small, thin fries I expected. Overall, our dinner was enjoyable. Friendly service, good mussels, great beer - I don't know whether I liked it better than Monks, but I would definitely go back.
Pros: Great beer selection, delicious fries, tasty mussels
Cons: Undercooked burger
The burgers and variety of ways to order them are out of this world. Can't ask for a more comprehensive beer selection, though I did try to order 3 different beers on tap and was told they didn't have them. But with so many other stellar choices, it wasn't much of an inconvenience.
Pros: Beer selection you can't get anywhere else in Philly
Cons: Not quite as varied a food menu beyond burgers
This place introduced me to Kwak! It's sooooooo good! The food is amazing, the scene is terrific, and the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. It's a new favorite!
Pros: Incredible beers!!
Cons: Eh, it's old city.
The food, the beer, the services. They all getting better. Keep going. Weekend is really busy. But it is fun to have a drink,make new friends.
Theo is a great chef.
Pros: Great beers,hard working people
This is the life, stopped by this place when it was 100 degrees and humid in Philadelphia and it was cooler than my fridge at home. Has a nice menu with two pages for food, a page to describe well each of the 21 beers on tap and then four pages of bottled beer (about 300 bottles and all are the best!). Two of us had the hamburger and fries and they are best of Philly, the hamburger comes with some great spices and the fries are impossible to describe how good they are with the sauce, three of us had the mussels and they were big like mussels should be and really tasty sauces, Tim got the crab cakes and we all attacked them once he gave us a sample (get the crab cakes). and Dave got the steak and it was killer. The food is as good as the beer and the beer is just too good to believe. We had a Belgian server from Brussels Belgium and that made it even more like a real trip to Belgium than anywhere else we'd been to that weekend. There was a wait for a table but we killedtime at the upstairs bar and really didn't notice the wait, we were told by the server that a certain portion of the tables are available to be reserved through opentable dotcom and eulogybar dotcom so I would recommend doing that if you want to be sure of a table, otherwise you can join the walk in wait list like we did and the tables become available pretty quick since we were told only about a quarter of the tables are on the reservation system and they fill in fast. The place should be bigger to fit more people but for the size it has it is really something special, we were not crowded but every table was full, hopefully they will build one in the suburbs too soon.
Pros: food, beer, service
you gotta try the crab cakes and the crispy crab, the beer is awsome arounf 300 and they have then in stock!!!
I have been here about three times, the wicked sandwich and french fries are awesome. The beer called Dirty hoe is also really good! Overall really great place to hang out in.
last week it was unbearably hot in this place. me and my friend were sitting at the end of the bar and could only have one drink before we had to leave. we were sweating.
i would recommend waiting until fall to go to this bar and have a drink unless you like to feel like you are in a suana.
Cons: hot, hot, hot
I can't believe I've lived in Philly for all this time and never made it over here until tonight! I'm in love with the beer list and the food was great. A bit crowded, but the seating space was comfortable and we weren't on top of the people next to us. The crab appetizer was great, so was the wicked chicken. Friendly, but not cloying, service, too.
Pros: Beer list, food, service
What a great place. If you like Belgian beer, the selection is splendid, the prices are very reasonable (especially for Belgian beer) and the food is great for bar food. This is one of my three favorite bars in Philly--great after work place.
Pros: Beer, beer, beer
the burgers and fries are the best. extensive beer menu. it's nice to have a spot w/ a neighborhoody feel (and look) in trendy olde city. good happy hour deals.
Pros: burgers, fries, beer selection
I read some of the other reviews, and specifically NewtoPhilly's review, and I am here to say that the service - specifically the girl bartender downstairs, is TOP NOTCH! The food is delicious, with one of the best chefs in the city (try the Crispy Crab, the scallops, and the Belgian Meatballs) and as a beer columnist, I can tell you that the beer selection is second to none. And contrary to other comments on this site, the SERVICE is impeccable - the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and always professional. I have been a loyal patron of Eulogy since it opened, and the "girl bartender" has been there from the beginning and is probably one of the best in the city. To those who read NewtoPhilly's comments, I suggest trying Eulogy for yourself and making your own judgment. I give it my patented 100%, certain-to-exceed expectations, guarantee!
Pros: Service, Food , Beer
The beer is great. It is very crowded with no crowd control from the staff. The girl bartender downstairs yaps to her friends. Last time I went I had to move away from the bar because me and my friend could not hear each other over the bartender going on about herself and her hangovers. It is not a talk show it's a bar. The other bartenders are great and knowledgable. Bring back the helpful staff and good vibes! It is turning into a cramped meet market. It should be about the beer and food!!!
Pros: beer selection
Eulogy is by far my favorite place in town. I have been there many many many many times with my friends, with my family and by myself. Everytime I went there, I am amazed by how delicious the place smells and the friendly fast service!!!! Every dish I tasted turned out to be terrific, and I just cannot stop eating the fries!!!!
When I first went to Eulogy, I didn't like beer at all. But Eulogy's cute bar tenders helped me developed a taste in great great beers and I love love love them now... Chimay, Laffe Blonde, Cantillon....and I'm looking forward to try the other 300 beers!!!
Pros: Good Service, Beer, Food
Eulogy is fantastic! A little too busy sometimes because it's such a good value but me and my buddies always make it our first choice for heading out to eat. The beer list is just too incredible to describe and the food is a great bargain that tastes great, I don't think anything was over $19 and we got about a pound of food, too much to finish usually, but I can't ever leave any fries on the plate. Looks like most reviewers agree, it's funny when competitor like the one who wrote the b.s. review before this says they were asked to leave, yeah right, service at Eulogy is bend over backwards friendly so that's bull. I've never had anything but an incredible time at Eulogy and hope to spend many more nights there along with all the other cool people who hang out there. Bring on the BEER!!!!!
Pros: beers, food, value
A friend of mine from out of town and I went here on a Friday to try it out. We love beer and thought it'd be a nice place to have dinner. The food was so-so, a little expensive for what you get and not outstanding, but we weren't disappointed. The beer selection is incredible and prices aren't too bad. We spent over $85 and just under 2 hours there. After we paid, the host or whoever came up to us and basically asked us to leave because there were other people waiting for our table!! How RUDE!!! Never been treated like that ANYWHERE and will never go back. DO NOT RECOMMEND due to poor service and treatment! Get a clue on how to run a restaurant!
Pros: Great beer selection, Not too smokey
Cons: RUDE staff, Parking, of course, Crowded
This place is great! The beer selection is awesome and they have good food as well. The atmosphere is relaxed and the bartenders are some of the friendliest around. Two points that need to be realized are: 1) it is a bit expensive (which makes sense given its location); and 2) it can get uncomfortably crowded at times (but isn't this a norm for most really popular bars??). Despite this, I give this place a five star rating!
Pros: AWESOME Beer, Good Food, Great Bartenders
Cons: A Bit Pricey, Often Crowded, Hard to Park
Eulogy has been one of the best values in Philadelphia for a while with the best beers and food in Philadelphia at the best values. They charge $3 for many of the beers, I usually spend about $20 each for my wife and I to eat and drink there. I don't see how the previous reviewer could say it was expensive unless they were drinking very rare and limited beers, which would be a treat but since prices are on all menus you've got to wonder about the previous reviewer's integrity. Eulogy has Philadelphia's largest beer list by far, and award winning food. I will agree the bartenders and servers may be too friendly and helpful but I'd rather keep having that than the surly service I get elsewhere in Philadelphia. I agree with the majority of the reviewers on here that Eulogy is a Philadelphia classic, best of show
Pros: Good Value, Huge Beer List, Great Food
Cons: Very Popular, Crowded at times, Cozy
Good Belgium beer selection but overpriced. Service okay but the bartenders basically schmooze you so you tip more. I prefer less $-driven places. End up spending way too much here. Maybe stop in for one beer cause you can easily spend $50 in a short time. Small bar so can be cozy if not crowded but too cramped if a weekend.
Since Cuvee Notredame closed Eulogy is the only real Belgian owned establishment, Monks and the Abbey are owned by Irish owners. We miss Michele Notredame but luckily another Belgian has replaced him so if youre real go to Eulogy. The beer list is the longest and best in the city, winning best of Philly on Citysearch. They also have won Philly Magazine and are rated in Zagats as one of the best. I love the beers and the Mussels are the best, most plump and tasty in the city. The fries are the only authentic Belgian style in the city. I also like the parking and service at Eulogy compared to the other places that pretend to be Belgian. It gets a bit crowded on weekends but that adds to the fun. Eulogy is the best restaurant in my opinion.
Pros: beer, food, service
This is more of a restaurant with great food than a bar to me. We enjoy dining on the smoke free second floor with the mussels and fries being our favorite treat. Although the beer is the draw to this restaurant we prefer a dry martini and nice glass of wine which are also excellent selections. The weekends are very busy due to high demand for the establishment so we usually choose a Sunday evening or Tuesday evening for more romantic nights dining. Best of Philadelphia.
Pros: food, atmosphere, service
A great great beer choice with informative descriptions and friendly service make this a neighborhood favorite tavern. Locals crowd the downstairs and upstairs and many couples have met here in the romantic cozy tavern. Food is very good and the fries are addictive. Three employees have been on television shows including one of the Belgian family that owns it who was on the Real World. A must see when in Philadelphia.
Pros: beer, food, location
A solid restaurant with outrageously large beer list and happening nightlife after the meal is one of the best finds of our trip. The building is long like an old Philadelphia row home with an attractive dark wood bar and a beautiful antique stained glass centerpiece. The bartenders are swift and guide you through the 200 beers. A bit of a wait for a table in the upstairs dining room just enough time to finish first beer. Mussels and fries extremely large like the north of Belgium, same mayo base but with a twist that seems to be a little like mustard that makes them really enjoyable. No smoking on second floor before 10 pm was nice touch. Music selection is New York cool but refined to enjoy the meal. Very interesting room with coffins upstairs but it was too full to check out. Will return next time in town.
Pros: beers, food, service
Cons: , wait
Monk's passed away as having the best beer list when Eulogy came to town. Monks was born as a copy of the Belgian owned restaurant Cuvee Notredame in Philadelphia. Led a fair life with patchy servers and smokey rooms. All kidding aside, I like Eulogy for the great food, happy servers and of course the ridicolously large and varied beer list which shows all the beers are rated best in world. My wife and I eat here every week and it's been our favorite for close to two years now. The food and business just keep getting better over the years, we're excited for good things to come. Anyone comparing Monks to Eulogy should have their head examined, Eulogy is the only Belgian restaurant in town.
Pros: staff, food, beer
Cons: , popular
Friends convinced us to try Eulogy since it was really owned by Belgians. We had a fantastic experience. Eulogy is in the best part of town near Independence Hall. The beer list is more extensive than Monks, better priced, better explained without Monks out of stocks. The service was out of this world, very cute, friendly and handled our order quickly making us smile and laugh. The big surprise was how good the food was since this is called a tavern. The fries are the best in the city, the meaty and juiciest mussels I've ever seen and then for our main course Crab Cakes beat Le Bec Fin and a Steak that was superb. Everything was great. Eulogy is the best tavern in the city and might be one of the best restaurants. We ate there three times now and felt compelled to write.
Pros: service, beer list, food