Taproom on 19th (2400 S. 19th, Philadelphia) celebrates its third anniversary with a full day celebration that features brews, paella and live music. This Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 1:00pm to 10:00pm, owners Michael Strauss and Pete Fry will host the “Three Year Anniversary Block Party” featuring Fresh Grill Catering and Paella, performances by the Gin Canaries, tap-takeover with Bella Vista Beer Distributor, a special beer from Forest & Main Brewing Company, and a preview from their new neighbor Kay Kay's Cakes. A large heated tent will take up the 1900 block of Ritner, making the event rain or shine. Admission is free. All food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Guests must be 21 or older to drink. For more information, visit www.taproomon19th.com, call 267-687-7817 or follow @TaproomOn19th
Three years ago, on November 8, 2013, current owners Michael Strauss and Pete Fry took over ownership of Taproom on 19th and revamped the South Philadelphia staple into a top destination for local and seasonal upscale pub fare, 14 rotating taps of craft beer (including a cask engine), a classic cocktail menu, a knowledgeable staff and a warm vibe.
Since that time, Taproom has become known not only for their food and drink, but also as the South Philly hot spot for block parties and special events. For their third anniversary, Strauss and Fry are putting up a giant tent on Ritner Street and serving up a special anniversary burger worthy of the milestone. The 3rd Anniversary Taproom Burger, by Executive Chef Christopher Ritter, features herbed ricotta and arugula pesto, on a house-made pepperoni bread bun. Fresh Grill Catering and Paella will join as guests for the day and serve up their famous Spanish paella. Taps during the anniversary event will be taken over by Bella Vista Beer Distributor’s Jason A Miller and include:
Cascade Brewing - Elderberry
Alesmith - Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout
Prairie Artisan Ales - BOMB!
Prairie Artisan Ales - Vous Francais
Heretic Brewing - Worry
Bruery - Autumn Maple
Ballast Point - Red Velvet Cake (NITRO)
Evil Twin - Imperial Biscotti Break Raspberry Umami
Almanac - Hoppy Sour: Amarillo
1/2 Acre - Pony Pils
As a just added bonus, soon-to-be neighbor Kay Kay Cakes will debut their tasty sweet treats in advance of their winter opening across the street. The Gin Canaries will also get everyone off their feet with their lively jazz age sounds.
Free admission. All food and drink are pay as you go. Guests must be 21 or older to drink (with identification). For more information, visit www.taproomon19th.com, 267-687-7817 or follow @TaproomOn19th