Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch
Bars / Beer / Cocktails / Happy Hour / Wine

Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch

In April, Center City District announced that its annual summer happy hour series, SIPS, was canceled due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic. With restrictions now fully lifted and coronavirus numbers low, it may have seemed premature. Chris Parker-Rajewski and Mark Prinzinger, of social startup Happy Hour Philly, conceived Summer Social, a weekly happy … Continue reading

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company
Bars / Cocktails

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

Another one bites the dust? The Franklin Bar is permanently closed. Yet another COVID-19 casualty? Almost certainly. However, rumors say the building has been sold for some sort of development. Isn’t that always the story in this city? Sigh. While this is extremely sad news for cocktail enthusiasts, it hardly comes as a surprise. Pandemic … Continue reading

NEWS: The Plated Nickel to Open in Ex-Sergeant York, Jovan’s Place Spot
American / Bars / Openings

NEWS: The Plated Nickel to Open in Ex-Sergeant York, Jovan’s Place Spot

The Plated Nickel, a new family-owned bar, will open at 2327 E York St in Fishtown on Sunday, March 1st. This location housed the short-lived Sergeant York and Jovan’s Place before that. According to owners Megan Nickel-Ribikauskas and her sister Shannon Nickel, both born and raised in South Philly, The Plated Nickel will serve American … Continue reading

Sergeant York: A Cool New Brooklyn-Inspired Spot for Fishtown
Bars / Fishtown / Openings

Sergeant York: A Cool New Brooklyn-Inspired Spot for Fishtown

From the mid-80s into the early 2000s, the Godfather of the Philadelphia nightlife scene was David Cohen, who ran the darkly exciting legendary after-hours club REVIVAL and later the enormously popular and infamous Club EVOLUTION. David also created the American Craft Brew Festival series and Jake & Oliver’s House of Brews, a 60 Tap Micro Brew … Continue reading

Fly Eagles Fly: Silence DoGood’s Changes Name to Eagles DoGood’s for Super Bowl
Bars / Old City / Sports

Fly Eagles Fly: Silence DoGood’s Changes Name to Eagles DoGood’s for Super Bowl

Silence DoGood’s Tavern, the historic-themed tavern in Old City, is named for Ben Franklin’s first pen name. BUT, it is changing it’s name to — Eagles DoGood for the next two weeks (and if all goes well, maybe longer). Owner Eric Keiles, a lifelong Philadelphian, has been waiting a long time for the Eagles to … Continue reading

Green Beer & Iggletini at McGillin’s Ale House
Bars / Beer / Booze

Green Beer & Iggletini at McGillin’s Ale House

McGillin’s Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern and one of the oldest in the country, is going to do something it has NEVER done before in its 158 year history. The historic tavern has never dyed its beer green EXCEPT for St. Patrick’s Day. But, this year, for the first time, they’ll have green … Continue reading

Bar Amis Sunday Funday Eagles Tailgate Party
Bars / Navy Yard

Bar Amis Sunday Funday Eagles Tailgate Party

While Bar Amis is typically closed on Sundays, this Sunday (October 8), Bar Amis will open at 10:30am for their first-ever Tailgate party to help Philly get ready to cheer on the Eagles as they face the Cards. Attendees can expect to find food and drink specials out on the patio and family-friendly lawn games plus a … Continue reading

Burg’s Hideaway Lounge: An Unexpected Oasis in Point Breeze
Bars / Burgers / Cocktails / Happy Hour / Point Breeze

Burg’s Hideaway Lounge: An Unexpected Oasis in Point Breeze

I’m not going to get into the political and socioeconomic bifurcation of the rapidly gentrifying Point Breeze, nor will I mention the role that oftentimes controversial real estate developer Ori Feibush plays in it. That’s simply not my beat. I’ll leave that to my blogging comrades at Philadelinquency. However, I will mention that Ori Feibush is the … Continue reading

High Gravity Beer Bonanza at Sidecar Bar & Grille
Bars / Beer

High Gravity Beer Bonanza at Sidecar Bar & Grille

Sidecar Bar & Grille is excited to present High Gravity Beer Bonanza tonight (8/23) from 4pm-1:30am, celebrating high ABV and rare beers. The featured high gravity beers, include sought after favorites: Avery Tangerine Quad Avery Hog Heaven Bells Expedition Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious De Dolle Oerbier Jacks Abbey Barrel Aged Framinghammer Lagunitas Dark Swan Pizza Boy Palate … Continue reading

Meet Brian Maxwell: Bartending Impresario at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
Bars / Bartenders

Meet Brian Maxwell: Bartending Impresario at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.

You don’t know his name yet, but you will. Bartender Brian Maxwell is a recent Philly transplant and has set up shop bartending at a revered drinking establishment in the City of Drunkardly Love. You can now find him behind the bar at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company (112 S. 18th Street), as well as companion bar The … Continue reading