2012 Drinker's Choice Award Winners

by Drink Philly on Mar 8, 2012 in Culture
2012 Drinker's Choice Award Winners

Over the past month, we put out a call for your opinions, and you, the drinkers of Philadelphia, have answered in resounding fashion, voting up a storm in our second annual Drinker’s Choice Awards. Races were quite close in several categories, a testament to our thriving drinking scene. What bar in Philly isn’t a great beer bar, these days? Who doesn’t have an impressive cocktail program to complement their food? While we love them all, someone had to come out on top. To that end, we’re thrilled to announce the 2012 Drinker’s Choice winners.

Each winning establishment will receive a special trophy, and – more importantly – some serious bragging rights. Stay tuned throughout the next week as we chat with the first place champs and tell you more about what makes them great.

Note: We apologize for the formatting, we are cleaning it up...apparently our initial draft had issues with Mobile Devices. 

Best Local Beer

Weyerbacher Merry Monks' - Winner

Victory Headwaters Pale Ale - 1st Runner-Up
Flying Fish Exit 4 - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Bar Hopping Neighborhood

Old City - Winner

Midtown Village/Gayborhood/Wash West - 1st Runner-Up
Passyunk Ave - 2nd Runner-Up 

 

Best Beer Store

The Foodery - Winner

Bella Vista Beverage - 1st Runner-Up
The Bottle Shop - 2nd Runner-Up
 

Best BYO Restaurant 

Lolita - Winner

Dmitri's - 1st Runner-Up
Little Fish - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best New Bar

Perch Pub - Winner

The Farmers' Cabinet - 1st Runner-Up
Twisted Tail - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Beer Bar 

Monk's Cafe - Winner

The Farmers' Cabinet - 1st Runner-Up
Khyber Pass Pub - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Wine Bar

Tria - Winner

Vintage - 1st Runner-Up
Positano Coast - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Cocktail Bar

The Farmers' Cabinet - Winner

Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co - 1st Runner-Up
Sassafras - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Sports Bar

Chickie's & Pete's - Winner

McGillin's Olde Ale House - 1st Runner-Up
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Wings

Moriarty's - Winner

Chickie's & Pete's - 1st Runner-Up
Q BBQ & Tequila - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Brewpub 

Victory Brewing Company - Winner

Nodding Head - 1st Runner-Up
Yards Tasting Room - 2nd Runner-Up

 

Best Happy Hour 

McGillin's Olde Ale House - Winner

Oyster House - 1st Runner-Up
Perch Pub - 2nd Runner-Up 

 


 

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