Spirit of Philadelphia Holiday 2017 Leaderboard

New Fairmount Brewpub Bar Hygge Now Open

We’ve reported on Bar Hygge a few times already, but now we’ve got great news for Fairmount-dwelling brewpub fans: Bar Hygge is supposed to open today, Wednesday, February 3, but if you decide to venture over there today, call before making the trip just in case. 
 
We were able to take some exclusive photos of the space and speak to Julie Keener, one of the bar’s co-owners, and get some really exciting details about Bar Hygge’s mission and offerings. 
 
Keener says Bar Hygge aims to become a true neighborhood bar — one with a homey feel, but one that Philly residents will also happily travel to.
 
Though they’ll offer six house beers and a number of others, Keener says that while their beer is excellent, they have even more things to get excited about: “Technically we are a brewpub, but we consider ourselves a restaurant that happens to make its own beer.”
 
The wine and cocktail programs will be just as strong as the beer offerings. Beyond the four draft wines, the bar will offer four to six wines by the glass from bottles, and will serve wine by the glass, the carafe, and the bottle. The wines will be a mix of Old and New World wines from smaller producers, yielding high-quality wines at affordable prices (glasses will range from $8 to $10).
  
The cocktail menu will focus on what Keener calls “their takes” on classic cocktails, as both brewer Tom Baker and several of the bartenders are mixology fans. The spirit selection will be carefully curated, high-quality, and will feature as many local liquors as possible.
 
  
Finally, the menu will offer traditional pub food classics with upscale twists, but will have one great sharing feature — customizable boards. Each table, whether you’re dining solo or with a large group, will be able to choose from seasonal meats, cheeses, and vegetables to create one-of-a-kind appetizers and share plates. The restaurant also has an in-house smoker, so when it comes to meats, check out the house-cured salmon.

Keener says, about Bar Hygge’s overall mission, that “we know we can’t be all things to all people, but we hope that what we present, we present well, by focusing on a smaller, quality selection.” Stop by Bar Hygge with friends tonight to check out the offerings, share a board, and find your new favorite neighborhood spot.

Bar Hygge, 1720 Fairmount Ave.; 215-765-2274 

Photos by Drink Philly

 


Tags: Beer, Food, Spirits, Wine
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:
 
Behind the Bar: Marie Piraino of Bud & Marilyn's

Behind the Bar: Marie Piraino of Bud & Marilyn's

This week on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Marie Piraino at Bud & Marilyn's....read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 10, 2018
Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

The adult candy company, Sugarfina, is behind this sinful creation of vodka-infused chocolate cordials, and th...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 10, 2018
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 6, 2017
SPONSORED
Skygarten Rectangle Ad
La Peg's Ice Bar Pegsicle Returns for the Winter, January 15

La Peg's Ice Bar Pegsicle Returns for the Winter, January 15

Things are about to get brisk at La Peg with the return of Pegsicle, an outdoor bar made out of hand-carved ice. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 10, 2018
'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

The bar world was shaken last week when a bottle of vodka, reportedly the most expensive in the world at $1.3 million, was stolen from Cafe 33, a bar ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 9, 2018
Philly's Best Happy Hours: a.bar's Oysters, $8 Punch & Wines, and $4 Beers

Philly's Best Happy Hours: a.bar's Oysters, $8 Punch & Wines, and $4 Beers

This week, we're focusing on a.bar, the chic, casual counterpart to a.kitchen, which you can find right at the...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 4, 2018
Snow Day Specials and Bars Open in Philadelphia

Snow Day Specials and Bars Open in Philadelphia

It's a snow day here in Philly! Keep checking back, as updates will be posted all day....read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 4, 2018
Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Rebel Coast Winery was ready for California's change in legislation, as their marijuana-infused sauvignon blanc hit the shelves as the clock struck mi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 3, 2018
A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

Good news for winos: a new study from the University of Cambridge says that the size of a standard wine glass is a full seven times larger than it was...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 3, 2018
Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

A group of New Zealanders in the town of Tairua on the Coromandel peninsula rang in the New Year in the best w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 3, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close