Beyond the Wurst is Worse at Bru

Bru opened in Center City a few months ago with this whole serve your own beer using a key gimmick. Although I have had drinks there on many occasions, I have yet to use this feature. Besides an international beer list, a German food menu is available. While most of their “plates” are around $15, the sandwiches are $10 and under.

An appetizer of potato and green apple pancakes came across a little soggy; the kitchen could have drained the potato more before frying.The horseradish sour cream that came with it was great though. We were smart enough to keep it for the fries that came with our sandwiches.

Wurst ($9) rotate, but always come on a roll with sauerkraut. The pork and ale sausage had a nice, strong flavor, but it isn’t a lot of meat for your money.

I ordered the pork schnitzel ($10), expecting a juicy, pounded piece of breaded pork fried to a pleasant golden brown color, instead what I got was burnt and scrawny. At least I had a very lovely weizenbock to wash it down. I will stick to using Bru only to wet my whistle rather than fill my belly in the future.

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • Good beer, good sausage

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • Nobody likes their schnitzel burnt

Bru, 1318 Chestnut St,  215 800 1079


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