Spirt of Philadelphia First Friday 2017 Leaderboard

Benjamin Franklin Beer Distributors Opens in Old City

Benjamin Franklin Beer Distributors Opens in Old City

It’s amazingly easy to get great beer in Philadelphia... unless you want to do something crazy like take it home. While bars and restaurants with huge selections abound, stores selling beer to go are much harder to find, thanks to quirky state laws. That’s why it’s pretty exciting news that Old City just landed a new beer distributor.

Benjamin Franklin Beer & Cigars is now open on Second Street between Market and Chestnut — an extremely convenient location that happens to be right across the street from a Fine Wines & Good Spirits shop. Hundreds of beers from all over the region, the country and the world are available to purchase by the case (the only way to buy bulk beer to go in PA).

If you stop in and don’t see the brew you’re looking for, just ask the staff to order it for you — special orders typically can be filled in just a few days. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, just stay and browse. The shop is clean and well-lit, with hardwood floors and tin ceilings.

In addition to brew, Ben Franklin also sells cigars from four well-stocked floor-to-ceiling humidors. More than 200 varieties include Arturo Fuente’s OPUS X ,God of Fire, Romeo and Julieta, Vega Fina CAO, Montecristo and tons more. Even if you’re not a tobacco fan, you might enjoy the iconic Punch cigar statue standing guard by the front door.

Each Friday evening the shop hosts a free beer sampling from 5–7 PM, and regular business hours are 10 AM–10 PM everyday (including Sundays). You can even call for delivery.

27 S. 2nd St.; 215-792-6330
 


Tags: Beer
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
The Whole Foods Market in Fairmount is Now Selling Wines by the Bottle

The Whole Foods Market in Fairmount is Now Selling Wines by the Bottle

The massive Whole Foods Market in Fairmount has had a few bars since its opening, but it is also now selling b...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 16, 2017
Head to Standard Tap on Tuesdays for their Publetters Series

Head to Standard Tap on Tuesdays for their Publetters Series

Ever miss the time-honored tradition of sitting down and writing a letter by hand? On Tuesday evenings every week, Standard Tap has you covered with t...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 16, 2017
SPONSORED
Skybrunch Rectanlge Ad
The 13th Annual Brewer's Plate is Back at the Kimmel Center, March 5

The 13th Annual Brewer's Plate is Back at the Kimmel Center, March 5

Spring is coming, and so is the 13th Annual Brewer's Plate at the Kimmel Center. On Sunday, March 5, Philadelp...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 16, 2017
Sneak Peek of Philadelphia Distilling's New Fishtown Location, Opening February 20

Sneak Peek of Philadelphia Distilling's New Fishtown Location, Opening February 20

Philadelphia Distilling is moving to a bigger and better location in Fishtown, and their brand new distillery,...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 13, 2017
Volver's Gordana Kostovski is Townsend's Newest Sommelier

Volver's Gordana Kostovski is Townsend's Newest Sommelier

Philadelphia Magazine & Foobooz are reporting that Gordana Kostovski, formerly of Volver, is the new sommelier at Tod Wentz's East Passyunk spot, Town...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 10, 2017
Fourth Annual Philly Wine Week Kicks Off With Opening Corks Gala, March 19

Fourth Annual Philly Wine Week Kicks Off With Opening Corks Gala, March 19

Philly Wine Week, which is now in its fourth year, begins on Sunday, March 19 and ends on Sunday, March 26, an...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 10, 2017
Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2017 in Philadelphia

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2017 in Philadelphia

Whether you're flying solo this year, plan on only celebrating Galentine's Day, or have a special person in your life to enjoy the day with, here are ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 10, 2017
Iron Hill Brewing Opening in Center City in 2018

Iron Hill Brewing Opening in Center City in 2018

Iron Hill Brewery, a local suburban brewpub chain, plans on opening up their 13th location in the Market East neighborhood of Center City next year, a...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 10, 2017
Snow Day Specials and Bars Open in Philadelphia

Snow Day Specials and Bars Open in Philadelphia

It's a snow day...sort of. Keep checking back, as updates will be posted all day. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 9, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close