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Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Husband and I made reservations three days before and arrived even a little early on Friday evening. The host attempted to seat us at a cask table soaking wet with the day's rain. We asked if we could sit under the canopy as we were...expecting another person, and I gestured toward the picnic tables. No such luck. He sat us at another rain soaked cask table. Ugh. Really? THERE WERE FIVE PICNIC TABLES EMPTY. Whatever. The server came and took our drink and food orders. It was adequate. We called our third party and told him not to bother. We paid our bill and as we go to leave, I comment about how much I like the Purple Monkey Dishwasher Porter. The host then tells me they have a caramel porter as well. What? It wasn't even on the effen menu! We felt like our money wasn't appreciated there and because we are older, we were sat at a table away from people, like we were the crazy aunt destined to embarrass them. It felt like they were pawning off their most uncomfortable seats. The vibe was all wrong. Like they didn't want us there. Will not be returning anytime soon.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 8, 2020

My favorite microbrewery with beers with really cool names. Try Purple Monkey Dishwasher! The food is good but not the feature -- the beer and hard seltzer is special!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Nice brewery in Philadelphia with a good overall selection and vibe. We visited this brewery on city brew tours, and got to visit the backstage area. Would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

We had a great experience at Evil Genius celebrating my husband’s birthday. The staff was super friendly and attentive even when they got busy. We did the tour which I recommend if you are there Saturday at 2. Very fun and informative and definitely makes...you feel good about drinking their beer and supporting their business. The food we ordered came fast and was delicious. I read a lot of comments about their food being sub par so i am guessing they listened because the beef tacos were a large portion and very flavorful and I was a little worried about ordering a Caprese sandwich inJanuary but the tomatoes and sandwich were excellent. I’d love their pesto recipe! Now on to the beers. We are home brewers and can get a little picky. We did two flights of tastings, 10 beers. There were at least 5 that we could sit and drink. And while we didn’t like all of them, because we are not big on IPA’s, we could definitely appreciate them with good flavor and robust hop profiles. We will definitely go back and keep buying their beer at our local store in Delaware.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020

We grabbed a quick dinner and some beer before a show. My husband got a flight and he enjoyed all but one of them. I had a "the painting was a gift, Todd". Nothing exciting, I've had better, I've had worse. I got the shells...and cheese, it came with jalapenos. No seasoning whatsoever and it was watery. My husband got the 3 tacos combo. Very good sized tacos. Pulled pork taco had no seasoning, however the beef taco was almost too salty. Dunno what's going on there. Also no salt on the table so couldn't fix the lack of salt. Just because you can make decent beer doesn't mean that you should try to make food as well.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try local beers while visiting Philly with the family. The beer selection was great! We got a flight with 5- 5 oz. beers for $12. We had the nachos, mac n cheese, and the buffalo chicken grilled cheese -...everything was delicious! We caught the football game on the big screens with a bunch of Eagles’ fans. Great experience overall.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

I've tasted quite a few of their beers and finally made it to the brewery/brewpub. Anyway, I enjoyed my tastings and quick bite here. It's kind of located outside the main hub of Philadelphia which is great as I cruised into a parking spot. The...facility is a good size with plenty of seating, tables, couches, and board games. Outside is a tiny beer garden. There's a procedure to order, numbering your tastings on a card, and submitting to the bartender. I tried a flight, and my favorite is one of their signature beers, an IPA with guava. I'm not a big IPA fan, but they get this one right. The guava really balances the bitterness of the hops. The passionfruit sour was pretty good as well. I did not care for the seasonal, the spices were not to my liking. I also had a grilled cheese sandwich which was ok. Imho, the bread was a tad too thick for grilled cheese, and the cheese looked suspiciously like the kind of cheese that comes wrapped in plastic if you get my meaning. If I'm wrong, I stand corrected, but the sandwich was a bit underwhelming. They have other things on the menu such as chips and dip, etc. Since I was solo, I only had the sandwich. The staff was polite without being overly friendly, and you can buy beer to take home and swag. I'd visit again. I love the beers and their quirky names!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Liked it so much - great variety of different tastes - my favourite was Britney Bitch - lovely beer garden outside - relaxed staff

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

EG is a nice local hangout and the atmosphere is outstanding. They have a great selection of beers and especially IPA’s to drink on site and to go. They have nice couches, Nintendo games, and outdoor games as well.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 9, 2019

This is one of the must hit spots when doing your rounds of local beer tasting. Hilarious names and a diverse list of brews along with their fun ordering system for custom tasting flights makes it always easy to try everything they are serving up....I wasn’t hungry when we arrived but all the food looked good so definitely next time. The space inside is very comfortable and airy so much better than some dark bar.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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