901 N Second St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1912339.964140 -75.140603
Neighborhoods: Northern Liberties/ Fishtown, North Philadelphia
Everything you've heard or read about Standard Tap? It's all true. There's a reason that this is one of the top bars in the city: It's as honest, accomplished, and flat-out enjoyable as you'll find on the east coast. The beer selection in particular will stun you...and make you seriously thirsty just reading the list.
The grandaddy of the Philly "gastropub," Standard Tap is always such a well-rounded experience. Try for a seat on the sweet deck in summer.
Perfect place to eat animals you've never eaten before. They have the ability to turn raccoon into a delectable sandwich. (They don't really serve raccoon, but they have some exotic stuff, just try it.)
The reason I like this place IS because it is not in your face. You are with your friends in a nice place and that is perfect.
Unexpectedly amazing food here! Went for drinks but after a few I had the munchies, decided to order and entree and was nothing short of amazed. Check it out!
Yum! I know this place has a great beer selection but the food is AMAZING as well. This is definitely the place for the perfect dinner/drinks combo and if you can eat outside upstairs it will be that much better. Check it out!
Still don't understand WHY people keep going back! – Been here a few times with friends and WE had a great time ! Not because of the place or the food but because of the friends. The lightning is so poor that I am afraid to eat because I can't see it. The Wait staff is rude and have little or no knowledge of the food on the menu. Ordered a sausage dinner once and was not prepared for the different texture in the meal. I ask about it and the rude answer I received didn't take away from the fact that it was not explained when I ordered it.
I do have to plug the Oysters they were great for a corner Pub in Northern Liberties.
Hey ST . . . if you are going to deal with a certain trend . . . do it ! This way normal people can decide before they come in.
Great gastropub – We've been going to the Standard Tap for years and we love it.
There is always a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, and drinks available, so everyone (with different tastes/diets) is satisfied.
Food is among the best bar food anywhere.
So, why is it anyone still goes to this place? – OK. Maybe back when N Libs had limited options, this may have been the place to go. BUT, as a resident of N Libs, I know this currently is the farthest from the truth. WOW. Could service be any worse? I couldn't imagine so. The indifference of the staff is mind-boggling. Well maybe not so much. A greeting ... a hello? No. Presumably staff (if not, then misc. people) enjoying shots behind the bar? YES! We made the mistake of saying, "Hey, N 3rd is awesome, but ... let's mix it up and go to Standard Tap". Well, after feeling like we were invisible for WAY too long, we left and enjoyed a fantastic dinner at N 3rd. Guess what? N 3rd was packed and the service fantastic. ST ... empty and awful. Of course, places have those times where things just don't go as planned. Understand that. However, as this is not the first time ... ST doesn't deserve the pass. Give your business to one that deserves it. N 3rd or any of the others in the neighborhood. Owner ... this isn't 2000 anyore. Unfortunately for you, you aren't the only kid on the block.
BEST GASTRO-PUB!!!!!!!!! – Love it, love it, love it, we've eaten all around, from the US cities to European destinations and the food here is excellent, great beer selection, love the outdoor deck in the summer, and in the winter you'll find us warming up to the fireplace upstairs! Its the best!
unfriendly staff so rude we had to leave – we walked in here tonight for a change (we usually go to north 3rd) no one greeted us, we sat ourselves...ok fine. then the waiter came over and asked for our ids before we even ordered anything to drink. i explained that i forgot my purse but im not drinking and he said "well there cant be any alcohol at the table then" my friends werent even sure if they wanted a drink but that put it completely out of the question. he came back with three waters and asked if we had questions about the menu...what menu? we were never handed anything! he said "its up there on the wall" oh and it was... about 5 feet above our eye level written in 12 font on a chalkboard in highlighter colors with a bright light shining on it. i dont need to get up from my table to strain my vision to read your menu. no thanks! we left and went to north 3rd where we had the best dinner ever!!
Nothing exceptional here! – I was on a burger hunt and read some of the reviews ??? I was disappointment in the food, but that was overshadowed by the poor service delivered by a condescending and clearly distracted staff member. Thankfully the kitchen delivered the food without the help of our waitress, as this may have been the most efficient part of the experience. I appreciate the gastropub atmosphere, and didn't expect the service of a four star restaurant, but cannot dismiss the lack of attention as environmental. As for the food--- The standard cheeseburger was well prepared but lacked any exceptional flavor, and the stale bun fell apart as I was attempting to eat it. The burger fits nowhere in the "Best" of category. Bartender played some good music!
Pretentious Staff – I've visited Standard Tap a number of times. The food is good, the beer is satisfactory, but what is with the staff? With a few exceptions, the staff is surely, short tempered, and apparently part of some elite culture wherein courtesy and patience for others is intolerable. Get over yourselves. You are all deminishing the ambience and appeal of an overall nice gastropub.
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