Evil Genius Beer Garden Announces Grand Opening in Fishtown, New Drafts on Tap to Include Trust the Process Sixers Inspired Beer

Evil Genius Beer Garden Announces Grand Opening in Fishtown, New Drafts on Tap to Include Trust the Process Sixers Inspired Beer

Evil Genius founders Luke Bowen and Trevor Hayward announce the official grand opening of the Evil Genius Beer Garden on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm. Celebrate the first full season for this Fishtown open-air hot spot with an opening night beach-style party themed after the movie Point Break, staring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

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Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands 8th Annual IPA Block Party To Include 75 Selections Of Beer, Champagne, Rose And Sparkling Wine

Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands 8th Annual IPA Block Party To Include 75 Selections Of Beer, Champagne, Rose And Sparkling Wine

Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the 8th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rosé Block Party on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. This all-day, all-ages, free IPA block party expands this year with some sparkling surprises added to the mix, plus more beer than ever and extended party hours. Come out for one of South Philadelphia's largest summer block parties, with over 75 total selections of beer, champagne, sparkling wine, rosé, plus music, family fun, food, live entertainment and much more. The party will stretch from 11th & Fitzwater to 11th & Catharine. Kick-start Independence Day Weekend at South Philly's hoppiest day of the year! Rain date will be Sunday, July 2, 2017. 

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Waffles & Wedges in Rittenhouse Celebrates 1st Birthday with Free Block Party

Waffles & Wedges in Rittenhouse Celebrates 1st Birthday with Free Block Party

Waffles & Wedges (1511 Pine Street) celebrates one year in business with a special 1st Birthday Block Party on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 1pm to 5pm. Owners Andrea Capecci and Laura Judy will close down the street next to the Rittenhouse eatery for an outdoor celebration featuring food specials, menu additions, free beer tastings, live music, food trucks and more. Admission is free. Food is pay-as-you-go. Drinks are free. 21 and up to drink.  For more information, visit www.waffleswedges.com, or follow @waffleswedges on Twitter.

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BRU Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn Tap 46 Sours and Stouts During Sour Bowl II and Stout Bowl I in Midtown Village Philadelphia

BRU Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn Tap 46 Sours and Stouts During Sour Bowl II and Stout Bowl I in Midtown Village Philadelphia

BRU Craft & Wurst (1318 Chestnut St) and U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut St) present an all-star line-up of 46 sours and stouts this Pro BowlSunday, January 31, 2016, kicking off at 11:00am. Sour Bowl II returns to BRU with a full 32-tap takeover featuring 28 sours, including three traditional Belgian lambics and three scarce Russian River sours, plus four IPAs, including Pliny the Elder. Downstairs, U-Bahn presents 14 taps of highly sought-after stouts. No reservations or advance names will be taken. All selections will be specially priced $7-10, and are first come, first served. For more information about Sour Bowl II and Stout Bowl I, call (215) 800-1079 or visit www.facebook.com/BRUPhilly.

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BRU Craft & Wurst in Midtown Village Hosts My Smutty Valentine with 20 Smuttynose Rare and Vintage Brews

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Celebrate your one true love: Beer. BRU Craft and Wurst (1318 Chestnut Street) hosts My Smutty Valentine Party on Saturday, February 14, 2015 starting at 2:00pm. Fall head over heels (figuratively, of course) for 20 Smuttynose drafts for only $5.00 each, including vintage and rare selections. Plus enjoy beer-infused chocolate desserts from Chef Andrew Gaspar. My Smutty Valentine will be hosted by Joanna Manzo of Smuttynose Brewing Company.  Selections will include:

  • Finest Kind IPA
  • Shoals Pale Ale
  • Smoked Peach Short Weisse
  • Durty
  • Winter Ale
  • Old Brown Dog
  • Big A
  • Really Old Brown Dog
  • Bouncy House
  • Imperial Stout
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • Gravitation
  • Zinneke
  • Tripel
  • Smuttlabs Schmutzig
  • Smuttlabs White IPA
  • Smuttlabs Brett & I
  • Smuttlabs Short Weisse
  • Scotch Ale, vintage 2012
  • Wheat Wine, vintage 2010

Twenty-one and only to drink. All selections are limited in supply and available until the kegs kick. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit www.bruphilly.com, follow @bruphilly or call (215) 800-1079.

Nick's Roast Beef Announces Pennsylvania's Tastiest Bacon and Beer Fest in Old City

Nick's Roast Beef Announces Pennsylvania's Tastiest Bacon and Beer Fest in Old City

Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City (16 South 2nd Street) announces the return of the 2nd Annual Bacon and Beer Fest on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Bacon lovers will enjoy all new bacon-centric dishes, early fall beer releases, an appearance by Piggy Pat and other surprises. Must-try dishes will include the Bloody Mary Ground Bacon Burger, Warm Bacon Salad, Bacon Crusted Cheesecake, Pumpkin Bacon Chocolate Brownies and more. All dishes and pairings are pay-as-you-go. Admission is free, 21 and up to drink. For more information, call (215) 928-9411, visit nicksoldcity.com, Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille on Facebook, or @nicksoldcity on Twitter.

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East Passyunk's Flavors of the Avenue Returns with a Top Chef, New Restaurants, VIP Perks and More

Flavors of the Avenue is back and bigger than ever! East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) welcomes a record-setting 27 restaurants to South Philadelphia’s largest outdoor food and drink festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Enjoy a true taste of East Passyunk as award-winning restaurants and bars offer samples of their signature dishes and drinks under the cover of a big top tent between Morris and Dickinson streets. Exciting debuts this year include Laurel BYOB by Top Chef Nicholas Elmi, plus previews of yet-to-open restaurants Townsend and Brigantessa. Outside the Flavors tent, guests will enjoy a free street festival with vendors and live music. At the Singing Fountain, Crafty Balboa presents the annual April Showers craft market from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The event is rain or shine. VIP tickets are $50 per person and include early access and special perks.  General admission tickets are $30.  Tickets are on sale today at www.visiteastpassyunk.com/flavors.htm or by calling (215) 336-1455. Save $5.00 off each ticket when purchased before March 19, 2014 at 11:59pm.  The event sold out last year, so act fast!  

In 2014, Flavors of the Avenue will feature more food and drink than ever before from an expanded roster of restaurants that include:

*  Belle Cakery 
*  Birra 
*  Brigantessa (debut)
*  Cantina Los Caballitos 
*  Chiarella's 
*  El Zarape 
*  Fond 
*  Fuel 
*  Garage
*  Ippolito’s
*  Izumi 
*  Laurel BYOB (debut)
*  Le Virtù  
*  Lucky 13 
*  Mamma Maria Ristorante 
*  Marra’s 
*  Ms. Goody Cupcake 
*  Noir 
*  Noord 
*  Paradiso 
*  Plenty
*  POPE (debut)
*  Stateside
*  Stogie Joe’s
*  Townsend (debut)
*  Tre Scalini 
*  Will BYOB 

Four restaurants will make their Flavors debut, including the yet-to-open Brigantessa and Townsend, as well as recently opened Laurel BYOB by Bravo’s Top Chef Nicholas Elmi.  POPE will also join the Flavors fun for the first time this year.

In addition to the above line-up, EPABID Executive Director Renee Gilinger says, “Stay tuned for an exciting surprise announcement. Guest chef? Special collaboration? New restaurant? You’ll have to wait and see!”

Other exciting news for this year includes an extra 100 VIP tickets on sale, bringing the total to 400 for the first time. VIP perks include early access to the main tent, all-day access to a new VIP-only tent sponsored by Beneficial Bank, plus premium menu items, Pollyodd liqueur samples, and Pinnacle Vodka and Bai cocktails.  VIP tickets are $50 each and include access from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  As of today, more than 50% of VIP tickets are already sold as a result of EPABID’s Top Chef Finale “Twitter Party.”

Free valet parking for VIP ticket holders will make the food fun even easier, courtesy of ParkOps. The valet stand at East Passyunk Avenue at Morris Street will also be open for general admission ticket holders for only $8.00.

General admission tickets are $30 each and include access from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All tickets are $5.00 off when purchased before 11:59pm on March 19, 2014 at www.visiteastpassyunk.com/flavors.htm. This event is rain or shine.

In conjunction with Flavors of the Avenue, Crafty Balboa will preset April Showers craft market at the Singing Fountain between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.  Crafty Balboa will feature a record-breakig 40 crafters and artisans this year.

Flavors of the Avenue is an annual benefit to raise funds for EPABID’s public safety programs.  Special thanks to our sponsors Olitsky Family Foundation, Aversa PR & Events, Bai, Beneficial Bank, Gold Medal, Origlio Beverage, ParkOps, Philadelphia Weekly, Pinnacle Vodka, Skinny Girl Wine, South Philly Review, Urban Jungle, UBER, Where Magazine and Yelp.

For more information and directions, like East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter, pin East Passyunk Avenue on Pinterest, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com or call 215-336-1455.
 

Sassafras Brings Lunch Service to Old City District

Sassafras Brings Lunch Service to Old City District

Your pals at Sassafras (48 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) in Old City District will open their doors for lunch service starting on Monday, November 11, 2013.  Pull up a stool at Philadelphia’s “Grande Dame” of neighborhood bars for an eclectic menu that has something for every palate. Inexpensive dishes will include award-winning burgers, traditional fish and chips, smothered steak sandwich, perogies, salads, soups and more.  Popular local bartender Danny McCloskey has been brought on board to serve up great conversation and a world-class assortment of bottled beer, draft beers and wines, and a splendid selection of Single Malt Scotches, Whiskies and Bourbon.  Rumor has it that lunch regulars may be privy to “secret” handcrafted cocktails only available during lunch service.  As always, beloved mascot John Deer will preside in seasonal garb. Lunch will be offered Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 5:00pm. Menu offerings average $7.95 to $9.95. 

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