Uptown Beer Garden Hosts End-of-Summer BBQ Week with Half Acre Beer Company

Uptown Beer Garden Hosts End-of-Summer BBQ Week with Half Acre Beer Company

Uptown Beer Garden (1735 JFK Blvd.) embraces the dog days of summer with new events that celebrate two of our favorite things: BBQ and BEER! Half Acre BBQ Week is underway and runs through Saturday, August 27th, featuring a slate of killer grill specials, plus Chicago’s Half Acre Brewing Co. will be taking over the taps on one of our two bars. For only five bucks a pop, enjoy some world-class core and seasonal beers, as well as some extreme rarities. 

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BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden Announce 21 Events for 2016 Philly Beer Week

BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden Announce 21 Events for 2016 Philly Beer Week

BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden announce 21 events for 2016 Philly Beer Week. Hot on the heels of capacity crowds and the rarest beers in the region during the Craft Brewers Conference the trio head into Philly Beer Week with an exciting line-up to quench the city's thrist for rare beers, wild ales, sours and more. Philly Beer Week starts Friday, June 3, 2016 and runs through Sunday, June 12, 2016. 

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Uptown Beer Garden Returns to Philadelphia with New Chef, Exclusive IPA, More Seating

Uptown Beer Garden Returns to Philadelphia with New Chef, Exclusive IPA, More Seating

Teddy Sourias (BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Cinder) announces the return of Uptown Beer Garden to 1735 JFK Boulevard starting on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Changes for the 9,000 square foot space will include additional seating, expanded bar space and party access to the BNY Mellon Wealth atrium. The most notable change, however, will be in the kitchen as acclaimed three bell rated Chef Jonathan Petruce takes over the new outdoor grill for the summer to fire up elevated barbecue and street food favorites like Spanish Octopus, Turkish Chicken and Chimichurri Beef Skewers, plus Grilled Mexicorn, Lobster Roll, Sausage/ Peppers and more.

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BRU Craft & Wurst Taps 11 Dark Beers from 11 Breweries During All-Day Black Friday Happy Hour Fade to Black III

BRU Craft & Wurst Taps 11 Dark Beers from 11 Breweries During All-Day Black Friday Happy Hour Fade to Black III

In the beer world, Fridays were meant for drinking not shopping. This Black Friday, November 27, 2015, BRU Craft & Wurst and Captain Dan Conway from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company will tap a specially curated list of dark beers from eleven breweries starting at 11:00am. All special beers will be discounted to happy hour pricing of $4-5 until 7:00pm (or they run out).  Chef also converted to the dark side with special $5.00 and $10.00 menu to pair with the brews. 

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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.

Super Bowl Must-Try Food, Drink Specials, Football Parties and More in Philadelphia

Catch the big game at Philadelphia's top restaurants and bars with must-try dishes, menu additions, drink specials, football parties, half-time shots and much more this Sunday, February 1, 2015. Below find the top specials and events in Old City, on East Passyunk and in South Street Headhouse District. 

Me N Mo Meatballs and More
214 South Street

Super Bowl Party and Take-out Menu Additions
Me N Mo Meatballs and More serves up red hot buffalo chicken meatballs, Hong Kong meatballs and drink specials for their first Super Bowl Party. Super Bowl can enjoy $5.00 red and white wine, $4.00 all bottled beer, and $1.00 off homemade lasagna and wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese. During halftime, Buffalo and Hong Kong meatballs are only $1.00. The game will be on at the bar, with the sound. Bar and dining room open early at 12:00pm for pre-gaming. Super Bowl Sunday will be the first full day that take-out is available for the full meatball menu. Buffalo, Hong Kong and Beef meatballs available by the dozen by calling ahead (267) 928-3262.

Palladino’s on East Passyunk
1934 East Passyunk

Palladino’s Super Bowl Party
East Passyunk’s newest restaurant hosts their first Super Bowl Party with food and drink specials at the bar, menu additions - and a surprise from Chef! Catch the game (with sound) on our killer 60" HD TV's. Chef Luke Palladino says “salute” with a complimentary Spaghetti Western shot for everyone at the bar at start of half time - featuring Tequila, Citronge, Lime, Blood Orange Aranciata.

Game-time food specials:

  • Potato Skins - Truffle cheese fondue, crisp smoked bacon, scallion crème fraiche ($7)
  • Calamari - With Cherry pepper aioli ($10)
  • Pizzata - Thin crust brick oven baked flat bread stuffed with stracchino cheese, topped with pomodoro sauce, parmesan cheese, basil ($13)
  • Short Rib Stuffed Potato - Braised Beef Short Rib Stuffed potato skin, Cheddar, smoked bacon, scallion creme fraiche ($14) (new)

Cocktail and beer specials:

  • Peroni drafts ($4)
  • Blood Orange Screwdriver ($9)

Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City
16 S. Second Street

Nick’s Old City Annual Super Bowl Party
Chow down on all-you-can-eat food and drink while you watch the games at the bar and in the dining room (with the sound on). Admission at the door is $40 per person and includes unlimited domestic drafts, well drinks and prize giveaways. Food buffet will include make-your-own roast beef and pork sandwiches, peel and eat shrimp, Nick’s famous wings, hummus and crudite, taco dip and more. The standard daily menu is also available for pay-as-you-go. The party starts at 6:00pm and runs through the end of the game.

BRU Craft & Wurst
1318 Chestnut Street

Super Bowl Party and U-Bahn Preview
Head to Mid-town Village and catch the game on projection wall (with the sound on) with $5.00 American Craft Drafts (16+ to pick from) and get a preview of the menu from the soon-to-open U-Bahn. Food specials will include $5.00 dips and sandwiches.

Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street (19th and Ritner)

Super Bowl Party and Menu Additions
Catch the game at the bar (with the sound on the TVs) and enjoy discounted drinks, off-menu specials, discounts and more. Drink specials will include $3.00 Yeunling bottles, $3.00 Chesterfield daughts, $10.00 Chesterfield pitchers, $2.50 Miller High Life and Light bottles and more. Wings (Buffalo with celery and blue cheese or Korean with cashews, ginger and sesame) will be half off during game time.

Chef Christina DeSilva presents Super Bowl additions all weekend long, from Friday to Sunday

  • Cheese plate - Raw honey, smoked grapes, rye toast points, black walnuts, apple shnitz. Buttercup Brie from Cherry Grove NJ, Birch Run Bleu from Birch Run Hills, Chester County, and Snowfield from Saxon Creamery Wisconsin.
  • Cheeseburger hush puppies - Cheddar, ground brisket, cornichons, mustard greens, tomato creme fresh.
  • Munchies - Popcorn, smoked paprika, golden reason, pine nut, milk chocolate
  • Pizza Pigs in a Blanket - Parsley and cheese Italian sausage, tomato, basil, parmesan, pizza crust
  • Loaded Potato Burger - Pat Lafrieda brisket burger on potato roll. Cheddar, bacon, sour creme, scallion, potato chips


Rittenhouse Sq., 1740 Sansom St., 215-557-9299
Italian Market, 1180 S. 10th St., 215-463-0868
Washington Twp., 137 Egg Harbor Rd., 856-302-5099

All three locations for SliCE will have the game on in the dining rooms (with sound). At Rittenhouse, purchase four pies of any variety and get one free (dine-in, take-out, delivery). In Washington Township and South Philly only, enjoy South Philly style "twice cooked" wings - first they are baked with salt and pepper, then they are deep fried and tossed in one of five sauces. The popular Signature Sauce is a delectable blend of flavor that balances both heat and sweet. The family recipe is an emulsification of hot sauce with several secret ingredients. Other varieties include barbecue sauce, hot sauce, dry (no sauce) and gluten-free. Super Bowl specials with twice-baked wings include: 

The Tackle
25 double-cooked wings and one large plain pizza 

The Field Goal
25 double-cooked wings, 15 mozzarella sticks, sea salt fries 

The Touchdown
50 wings and two large plain pizzas

All wings come with your choice of sauce or sauce combo, blue cheese dressing and celery.

Bridget Foy's 
200 South Second (Second and South Street) 

Super Bowl Specials
Head to Headhouse Square and catch the game on at the bar (with the sound) and enjoy chipotle wings for only $5.00 and Kenzinger drafts for $3.00 during the game. 

627 S. 3rd Street

Super Bowl Wing Special
Enjoy wings for only $10.00 a dozen. Order and pay online. Pick up anytime 1/31 after Noon, or 2/1 before 6:00pm. Sauce options include:

  • Honey-Sriracha and Lime
  • Chipotle-Salted Caramel
  • Miso Mustard
  • Old Bay
  • Classic Old Hot Sauce

Order ahead: http://elaphilly.com/wings-pre-order/

Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South Street

Super Bowl Party and Specials
The game will be projected on a big screen in the Brauer Bund room and for $20 guests can enjoy a huge spread of pork rinds, roast beef, meatballs, wings & more. Plus, drinks will be on special for $5!

Manny Brown's
512 South Street

Super Bowl Specials
Game will be on in bar and dining room with sound on. During game time, enjoy 40 cent wings and $2.75 pints of Miller Lite.

BRU Craft & Wurst Hosts Pig Roast, Live Bands, Brews and More During Midtown Village Fall Festival

BRU Craft & Wurst (1318 Chestnut Street) presents BRU FALL FEST this Saturday, October 4, 2014 in conjunction with Midtown Village Fall Festival. Between 12:00pm and 8:00pm, BRU will present eight hours of food, drink and music outside on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Look for Bratwurst and Knackwurst on the grill, plus pulled pork sandwiches from a whole pig roast.  Bartenders will pour our favorite local brews, including Troegs Dreamweaver and Hop Knife, Stoudt's Pilsner and Oktoberfest, ShawneeCraft Raspberry Blanche and IPA, and Yards Philly Pale Ale and Brawler.  Inside the bar, BRU will be "gravity pouring" a super rare firkin of Troegs Hop Knife.

On the Oktoberfest stage, get ready for eight hours of music from five live bands and DJS, including:

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Matt Lipshitz (Acoustic guitar solo performing covers and originals)

1:30pm to 2:30pm
No Good Sister (All female trio performing honky tonk, Western, swing, blues and Americana)

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cultureal (Love-based roots, jazz, reggae)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Thee Idea Men (Blues, rock)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Levee Drivers (Sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Various DJs (Popular, funk, rock)

In between sets, DJ JAY will spin popular trip hip and down tempo lounge music.  Oktoberfest is free to the public, and 21 and older to drink (with identification). BRU will serve an abbreviated version of the regular daily menu inside, plus pouring from 39 taps. Skip Midtown Village’s beer lines by dropping in for self-serve taps using our Ipad pouring system. 

For more information about BRÜ and a list of other upcoming events, call (215) 800-1079, visit www.bruphilly.com, like www.facebook.com/BRUPhilly and follow @bruphilly on Twitter.  


BRÜ Craft & Wurst is a German-style bier hall and wursthaus nestled in the heart of Midtown Village. The bar is bustling with German draughts and Philadelphia’s most aggressive list of American craft beers.  A self-serving station lets customers pour their own beers using special iPads. Other modern twists include ample outlets wired near bar seating for customers who need to be plugged in 24/7.

Executive Chef Andrew Gaspar serves up Bavarian and American cuisine for those who enjoy hearty dishes with big flavors. The menu showcases his experience in classic German cuisine and pub food that he developed from working in kitchens at the Belgian Café, Brauhaus Schmidts, Stateside and Monks Café. The dining room, outdoor seating area and bar are open daily for lunch and dinner.

BRU Craft & Wurst Celebrates One Year Anniversary with 39 Lines on Special + Finale Party for Philly Beer Week

BRÜ Craft & Wurst, 1318 Chestnut Street, saves the best for last with an all-day anniversary bash that coincides with the final day of Philly Beer Week. On Sunday, June 8, 2014, starting at 11:00am, the Midtown Village German bier hall celebrates one year in business with $4 and $5 draft specials on ALL 39 lines. Festivities will also include:  

* Live music with 3Ditty
* Whole roast pig from Chef Andrew Gaspar
* Housemade Sausages
* Free 1 L beer boot giveaways with specials to fill them with (first come, first served)
* $4 cans of Founders All Day IPA
* Keg kill prizes for anyone that orders a beer to kick the Philly Beer Week kegs

“I couldn’t have imagined such a great first year,” said owner Teddy Sourias (who also owns Finn McCool’s Pub). " I personally want to thank our hardworking staff, Midtown Village neighbors, countless regulars and all of our supporters. We couldn't have executed our vision without such a great team behind us."

For more information about BRÜ and a list of other upcoming events, call (215) 800-1079, visit www.bruphilly.com, like www.facebook.com/BRUPhilly and follow @bruphilly on Twitter.