RestaurantBainbridge Street Barrelhouse

Address:  625-627 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Food:  Beer, High End Pub Food

Price:  Above Average

Portions:  Average

Taste:  Pretty Good, but…

Service:  Good

Atmosphere:  Hipster Pub

So I ended up in the Barrelhouse on a first date because the first place I picked was way too hipster.  This one was hipster too, but at least it was quiet and wasn’t as crowded.  I had skipped dinner to make it in Philly in time for this date, so I was hungry.  They had a special that was called the Chicken Parm Sandwich.  It came with fries, which were awesome.  The sandwich was awesome too until I realized I was chewing on a rubber band.  I ate a piece of it too.

Needless to say, this was a problem.  The waiter was pretty good about it, although he did go into the back to kind of confirm what I found was possible.  He offered me another dish, but I get really weirded out by stuff like that.  Couldn’t eat another thing.  Plus I was on a date, so I didn’t want to be too full anyway.

I will say, it was good, but weird.  It was chicken parm, but had lettuce, onion and some kind of mayo?  I actually had a beer, which is rare for me.  That was okay, but it was an IPA.  A little heavy, so I nursed it with a water.  Unlike my previous two experiences where the food was decent, but the service ruined it.  This was an accident, but the waiter handled it well and I didn’t have to pay for the sandwich.

I give the Bainbridge Street Barrelhouse 6 out of 10 keggers.  Partly because of the rubber band, but party because the tables were sticky.  I would, however, give them another chance.