Great for private parties!. With my fiance turning 30 this year, I wanted to throw him a surprise party to celebrate. With Bridgid's being one of his favorite places in the city, they were definitely on my list of places to look into having a party there. The have a space upstairs that can be used for private parties. It's nothing too fancy, but it was perfect for what I was after. It has a few tables, a small tv, fireplace and it's own bar set up. Perfect for my guest list of about 30. Once I decided I definitely wanted to use the space, Dan (the manager there), helped me every step along the way. We started off meeting about 6 months out (because I'm type A and need every detail to be perfect) and Dan helped me create my idea of the perfect party for my fiance. He helped create a custom menu, custom draft list, and even helped me to decorate the space the way I wanted it. Every detail down to how I was going to get him upstairs was worked out with the staff at Brigid's. Melissa was in charge of running the party on the night of. She did an absolutely amazing job. She ran up and down the stairs a 100 times getting everyone drinks and she didn't even break a sweat. She kept me informed of where my tab was, made sure the music and room temperature was perfect, and helped to determine the perfect time to bring out the cake. The flow of the party was perfect. All in all everything was taken care of and handled wonderfully. Thank you Brigid's for making this party a wonderful 30th birthday surprise.
Best place I've been to in a while.
I went to dinner her with my girlfriend and parents this past Saturday night and everyone had an absolutely fantastic time. My dad and I are good beer fanatics and thoroughly enjoyed their selection. They had a vertical tasting (albeit just two years) of both Troegs Mad Elf and a bourbon barrel ale by Founders. Both high gravity styles, two 5 oz glasses of 2008 and 2009 were only $5. I would expect to pay twice as much as that at other places.
As far as the food, my mom and I got their lamb shepard's pie special which was perfect. My girlfriend got a bolognese dish I believe and my dad got fish and chips. They both were very pleased with their meal.
I'm still thinking about how great a time we had and can't wait to go back, and that's coming from a critical person! Little dive-y pubs with a good beer selection and solid food are often the best places IMO and this is the creme of the crop in Philly as far as I'm concerned.
WOW - GREAT FOOD!. Terrific little place! - blues playing in the background when I was there a few weeks ago. the 3 of us in my group ordered 2 different entrees and we very impressed with the quality of the food. Very unpretentious, comfortable place. I will be back.
Great neighborhood bar. Brigid's is thoroughly unpretentious without being a dive. The beer list is extensive and there is usually a good Belgian on tap. The menu is eclectic and changes regularly. Be sure to try the chicken fingers!
Great Beer, Great Food, Great Atmosphere. Bridgid's is great. The menu isn't huge, nor is it small. The beer list, however, is huge. Great beers and an always changing tap. From the Duvel to Chimay to Yuengling, it's all here. Beyond that, the food is just as good as the beer, and it's reasonably priced. It is small, but that's certainly part of the atmosphere, and the staff is always kind and friendly. You owe it to yourself to go here if you fancy good bear and good food.
The food is great here! I've been there a dozen times and was never disapointed. I love their duck breat with mango chutney, it's to die for!
The beer menu is also amazing and original, with mostly imported beer, which is great.
I think it's the best value in town!
Low Key, Not expensive! A Must Try - At least Once!. Here's the deal. In the Art Museum neighborhood this is one of two places I LOVE to eat. The food isn't all that expensive. You won't go broke here. The beers are diverse (La Chouffe and Duvels among others). The food is fabulous and the service at worst is adequate. They have everything from Filet Mignon to Jalapeno Shrimp. I've never had a bad experience here! Looking for a good, low key meal in the neighborhood? Eat here!
Sit at the bar, skip the food and sample (almost) any kind of beer at this cozy Fairmount pub..
At the front of the fire-lit dining room is a cramped, lace-curtained bar, where foreigners, neighborhood intellectuals, and beer nuts alike enjoy faux-European charm among walls crammed with vintage advertising art.
The menu is an immense collection of lower-priced items that range from freezer-to-fryer appetizers to actual prepared entrees. Beware: The offerings are not always the bargain that they appear to be, but they are passable for the purposes of accompanying whatever selection you make from the immense beer menu. While no longer a leader among America's beer bars, the spoils from that former glory remain, including a re-creation of the original DownDraft beer system.
One of the best kept secrets in Philly. When I first found the place, I selfishly wished that no one else would ever discover it. I have been going to Bridgid's for years. It never disappoints. The food quality is very high, given that the prices are so reasonable. However, what they give with one hand, they take with the other, and you can easily (very easily!) spend far more on the bar tab than the food. But hey, they're in the upmarket beer world, and that's where they make their living, and they're entitled to that. No complaints from me on that score, and if you're a beer geek, you'll find stuff here that you probably won't find anywhere else. There is always something interesting on tap.
Cozy and Delicious!. The food was great, service was friendly and knowledgable, prices very reasonable. A little noisy but we could still hear the music, a little crowded but everyone was friendly. This was recommended by a friend of a friend and we will definitely go back!
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