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« on: April 13, 2012, 09:10:56 AM »
I'm flying into Philly in a week or so, but will need to wait ~3 hours for a ride.  I figure I can entertain myself at the airport by finding a place to have some beers.  On the other hand, I can catch a cab to Monk's and wait for a ride there.

I'm leaning towards Monk's over the airport bar, but any other recommendations?
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Re: PHL
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 09:35:25 AM »
The Devil's Den is a winner.  Try Nodding Head for their Berliner Weisse. The Farmer's Cabinet has an extensive bottle list and an awesome cheese menu. Or if you like a brewery type...try Yard's. The list goes on and on...

When are you coming?
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 09:51:46 AM »
Thanks Ron.  I might go to Nodding Head, the Berliner is really nice I had some here in 2006 when they came for WBC.  Then again one of those other places could be a good choice too, I'm just looking for beers I haven't had.

I guess it's two weeks, the 27th.  It's a quick trip, my plane gets in Friday around 2:30PM, leaving Sunday afternoon.  Most of the time will be spent with family in NJ, my father turns 70 that week.
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Re: PHL
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 09:55:28 AM »
The good thing about going to Nodding Head is that you only have to walk a few blocks to hit Monk's.   :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 09:57:53 AM »
They all look pretty close to each other :)
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Re: PHL
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 10:10:39 AM »
my father turns 70 that week.

Happy Birthday to him!  It's freaky to think that your father is only 10 years older than I am!
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Re: PHL
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 11:28:35 AM »
Philly is a good place to have a beer layover. You can spend a lot longer than 3 hours. ;) We used to go to the Michael Jackson tasting there and then hang out afterwards. Unfortunately I was never in any shape to remember the name of the places other than Noddingheads, which was always good solid beers and Monks which was always packed, but still good.  My beer loving coworkers have suggested these to me when I was planning on going there:

Hawthornes
http://hawthornecafe.com/

South Philly Taproom
http://www.southphiladelphiataproom.com/

Devil's Den
http://www.devilsdenphilly.com/

Good dog
http://www.gooddogbar.com

Memphis Taproom

McNally's Tavern   

McGillins

Eulogy, Triumph, Beneluxx Tasting Room, Race St Cafe - all Old City

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Re: PHL
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 11:31:16 AM »
If you'd prefer, you can take the train from PHL into Philadelphia and get a few blocks from Nodding Head, et al.

http://g.co/maps/nddrn
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Re: PHL
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 11:36:46 AM »
Beware, security can be a b!tch at PHL from time to time.  Depending on the time you might wish to jump to E (commuter) or A (International) terminal to clear security.  From E there is a bus that drops you off at B terminal.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 12:49:24 PM »
If you'd prefer, you can take the train from PHL into Philadelphia and get a few blocks from Nodding Head, et al.

http://g.co/maps/nddrn
Awesome, thanks!  I'm always up for a little adventure, especially if it saves me cab fare.
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Re: PHL
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 12:50:14 PM »
my father turns 70 that week.

Happy Birthday to him!  It's freaky to think that your father is only 10 years older than I am!
No kidding :) I always give Phil Farrel crap because I'm close in age to his kids than I am to him.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 12:51:27 PM »
Beware, security can be a b!tch at PHL from time to time.  Depending on the time you might wish to jump to E (commuter) or A (International) terminal to clear security.  From E there is a bus that drops you off at B terminal.
Good to know.  It's been a while since I've flown in or out of PHL.  I'll have some time on Sunday, assuming the family drops me off early enough.
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 12:53:55 PM »
Philly is a good place to have a beer layover. You can spend a lot longer than 3 hours. ;) We used to go to the Michael Jackson tasting there and then hang out afterwards. Unfortunately I was never in any shape to remember the name of the places other than Noddingheads, which was always good solid beers and Monks which was always packed, but still good.  My beer loving coworkers have suggested these to me when I was planning on going there:

Hawthornes
http://hawthornecafe.com/

South Philly Taproom
http://www.southphiladelphiataproom.com/

Devil's Den
http://www.devilsdenphilly.com/

Good dog
http://www.gooddogbar.com

Memphis Taproom

McNally's Tavern   

McGillins

Eulogy, Triumph, Beneluxx Tasting Room, Race St Cafe - all Old City

Good Luck!
Thanks for these - I'll have to do some research and pick a place or two to go.  I don't want to go bar hopping much since I have limited time.  Probably only about 2 hours once get a pint in my hand.

Any of you guys up for grabbing a beer around 3:30 in Philly on 4/27?
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Re: PHL
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 03:36:43 PM »
Man!  I'll be there Friday the 20th until Monday morning.  Couldn't you rearrange your father's birthday and come a week earlier?
We will be renting a car and stopping for lunch at Triumph downtown and then going to a couple museums before heading out to Bryn Athyn.
I've recently heard good things about South Philly Tap Room, which may be closer to the airport.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 12:01:24 AM »
Man!  I'll be there Friday the 20th until Monday morning.  Couldn't you rearrange your father's birthday and come a week earlier?
We will be renting a car and stopping for lunch at Triumph downtown and then going to a couple museums before heading out to Bryn Athyn.
I've recently heard good things about South Philly Tap Room, which may be closer to the airport.

Can you rearrange your trip to be a week later? :)  If I moved my Dad's birthday to a week earlier then I'd have to move my anniversary too . . .
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