Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Spring Preview: 6 Bars to Look Forward to in Philadelphia

Spring Preview: 6 Bars to Look Forward to in Philadelphia

As winter wanes, Philadelphia bar openings are heating up. Here are six bars and restaurants to look forward to in the coming weeks and months.

Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen: Fishtowners can look forward to classic Southern food from the team behind Northern Liberties’ A Full Plate Cafe, set to launch sometime this month. Menu items include fried chicken, catfish and jambalaya, vegetarian friendly options will also be available.  A rotating selection of craft beers will flow from 15 taps, and cocktail lovers can choose from a selection of spirited drinks. Outdoor dining will be a welcome addition come spring. Follow their Facebook page for updates. 

Fitler Dining Room: Folks in the Graduate Hospital area are in for a treat from the Pub & Kitchen team. Housed in the old Mémé space, the new spot will feature food from chef Rob Marszinsky, along with beer from two taps and 12–20 bottles, wine by the bottle and glass and several digestifs and sherries (fancy!). Look for an opening sometime very soon. Follow them on Twitter @FitlerDiningRM for menu previews and updates.

Bru: Hooray for this upcoming indoor German beer garden in Center City. It's coming to life in the space formerly occupied by the Mitchell and Ness retail shop. Instead of trying to copy a historic beer garden, the place will be tech-driven; according to The Insider, half a dozen drafts will be poured from a self-service wall outfitted with iPads. Another 32 taps will pour local and other crafts from a side of a tree. Woah! Expect a March launch.

Pennsylvania 6: PE6 is coming to Midtown Village this spring in the former Tweed/Les Bon Temps space. The 1930s era American brasserie will have a raw bar, a cocktail bar and half a dozen craft brews curated by Field House and City Tap House beer steward Andy Farrell (its owned by the same management group). The design will feature marble details, white subway tiling, luxurious leather chairs, antique mirrors and photos of old time greats like Sinatra and Brando. Follow their Facebook page for updates. 

The Goat's Beard: Coming to Manayunk (possibly in early March) is this whiskey bar featuring American cooking. The team includes Sean Coyle of Bourbon Blue and chef Dan Connelly, according to The Insider.

Strangelove's: Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida, who own beer meccas Memphis Taproom, Local 44 and Resurrection Ale House, are taking over the shuttered Butcher and Brewer (formerly The Boilermaker, formerly Blue Bear Tavern, formerly Doc Watson’s). The two-story space will have a bar on each floor with 18 drafts and two beer engines along with a seasonal bottle selection. Look for it around mid-March.

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: Liana Oster of Dante

Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

For this exciting installment of Behind the Bar, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Liana Oster, the head bartender at Dante in New Yo...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 7, 2020
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Damage of Trump's Wine Tariffs: Importers Expect Shutdowns & Layoffs, Industry Could Be Irreparably Harmed

The Damage of Trump's Wine Tariffs: Importers Expect Shutdowns & Layoffs, Industry Could Be Irreparably Harmed

The wine industry in the United States may be in serious jeopardy thanks to proposed tariffs by the Trump admi...read more ›

by Nina Starner Dec 23, 2019
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Royal Boucherie Now Offers a Three Course Lunch Special With a $25 Prix-Fixe & $2 Martinis

Royal Boucherie Now Offers a Three Course Lunch Special With a $25 Prix-Fixe & $2 Martinis

Nicholas Elmi's Old City spot, Royal Boucherie, is offering the best lunch special in the city: $2 martinis wi...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 9, 2019
Drink Philly's Repeal Eve Ball Recap (PHOTOS)

Drink Philly's Repeal Eve Ball Recap (PHOTOS)

On the evening of Wednesday, December 4, partygoers raised a glass to the end of Prohibition and the passing of the 21st Amendment at Drink Philly's R...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 9, 2019
Prohibition Taproom is More Than Just Beer: An Inside Look at Their Cocktail Program

Prohibition Taproom is More Than Just Beer: An Inside Look at Their Cocktail Program

Prohibition Taproom, one of Philly's most beloved neighborhood bars, is definitely known for its beer and cide...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 19, 2019
Behind the Bar: Resa Mueller of R&D, Pizzeria Beddia, and Lalo

Behind the Bar: Resa Mueller of R&D, Pizzeria Beddia, and Lalo

For this installment of Behind the Bar, we sat down with Resa Mueller, who bartends at both R&D and Pizzeria Beddia and owns Lalo, The Bourse’s Fili...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 19, 2019
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 26, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close