After announcing on Facebook at the end of July that Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Old City would be closed for “a week of renovations and vacation” starting August 6, owner Michael Naessens just revealed that Eulogy will not be reopening. The bar, at 136 Chestnut Street, had been there for 15 years.
Eulogy was known for its extensive beer list: over 400 bottles and 30 drafts and an emphasis on Belgian brews. The food menu skewed Belgian as well, with beer-friendly fare like mussels, burgers, and fries. Naessens is of Belgian descent.
This was posted on Eulogy’s Facebook page today:
"Everything dies baby that's a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back" Thanks for 15 incredible years serving you! Unfortunately, we feel the current epidemic drug and crime spree in Philadelphia has made it too difficult to safely staff and operate our business anymore so we're taking a break. The building will be sold and all contents of Eulogy auctioned off online by www.AuctionNation.com Maybe we'll see you again in the future but that's not certain. In the meantime, Live the Eulogy You Want and know we are eternally grateful to all guest and employees over the past 15 years. This concludes Eulogy's Eulogy.