Doobies Is #OpenInPHL and Offering a Kind Gesture

patti-doobies-400Yes, we have fun with the #OpenInPHL hashtag on holidays, during storms and such. But Patti Brett from Doobies reminds us that an open bar can also be a welcome respite from being alone.

Brett posted the below message on the bar’s Facebook page:

The holidays are difficult enough without the stress of not having anyone to share them with. Please anyone that is alone on Thanksgiving come by Doobies. You don’t have to purchase anything, if you just want somewhere to go and spend some time with some people I’m offering our spot. No one should have to be alone on a holiday. We open at 4pm.

Another good reason to be thankful for Doobies today? The bar narrowly avoided being the victim of an accident involving a Philadelphia cab yesterday.

Doobies Bar [Facebook]

Here’s What’s #OpenInPHL

2009 Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia. Photo | AP/Matt Rourke

2009 Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia. Photo | AP/Matt Rourke


With the Eagles playing at 4:30 p.m. today, more than normal number of bars are open this Thanksgiving. As always, follow the #OpeninPHL hashtag to see what bars and restaurants are opening today in Philadelphia.

If you’re a business owner, announce that you’re open on Twitter with the hashtag, #OpenInPHL.

Here’s what’s #OpenInPHL »

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

As is our tradition here at Foobooz, we end our pre-Thanksgiving posts with WKRP in Cincinatti’s Turkeys Away episode. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth the 20-some minutes. And if you have seen it, you’ve probably already pressed play.

Enjoy the family, friends, all the food and football this Thanksgiving.

– The Foobooz Team

Fergie’s Pub Is Celebrating 20 Years

fergies-pub-940On Friday, November 28th, Fergie’s Pub will officially be 20-years old and the bar is celebrating all weekend. The fun starts tonight with Live Band Karaoke featuring The Satellite Hearts.

The festivities continue on Friday, Friday November 28th with “Hank’s Cadillac Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. and followed by Brown Sugar, an all black Rolling Stone cover band at 10.30.

On Saturday, there will be traditional Irish music at 4 p.m., “Infinite Quest Happy Hour” at 7 and Sylvia Platypus’ CD Release Party at 10 p.m. Sunday will feature John Byrne’s Irish Ballad Session at 4:30 p.m., Honorable Mention – Comedy Open Mic upstairs at 8 p.m. and Rusty Cadillac downstairs at 9.

Monday is the official anniversary party » 

Cape May Brewing Company Hits Philly

Photo via Cape May Brewing Company on Twitter

Photo via Cape May Brewing Company on Twitter

This December, Philadelphia’s welcoming a new player in the lineup of beer, South Jersey’s Cape May Brewing Company will be served throughout the city after recently celebrating its third anniversary.

Some of the beers to be released in town are the brewery’s flagship Cape May IPA, King Porter Stomp, Devil’s Reach, a strong Belgian-style ale and Mop Water, their 5-spiced ale.

One of the first Philadelphia bars that will carry the brewery’s beer is the Draught Horse Pub on Temple University’s campus. The owners of the Draught Horse also own Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, the first bar to carry the Cape May Brewing Company’s beers in Cape May, so bringing the brews to Philly means the whole thing has really come full circle for the brewery.

More on the brewery »

Marcie Turney and Nick Elmi Will Be Talking Thanksgiving on WHYY’s Radio Times

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Marcie Turney (chef and owner of Barbuzzo, Lolita, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s and upcoming Bud and Marilyn’s) and Nick Elmi (chef and owner of Laurel and Season 11 winner of Bravo TV’s Top Chef) will be talking all things Thanksgiving on 90.9 FM, WHYY’s Radio Times today at 11 a.m..

The chef duo will be giving us Thanksgiving stats, cooking advice, and potentially further details about Turney’s newest restaurant, Bud and Marilyn’s.

Listen to the segment »

American Sardine Bar Turns Three


American Sardine Bar is hosting its three-year-anniversary party tomorrow, November 26th.

The party’s going to have a special sardine menu, a long beer list, specials and contests beginning at noon.

The draft list will include Bruey Tart of Darkness, Russian River Supplication, Firestone Walker Agrestic and a ton of others. There will also be specials on cans if that floats your boat.

So if you want to spend your snow day with a bunch of food and booze, Point Breeze might be your answer.

American Sardine Bar [Foobooz]

East Passyunk Ave. Construction Update

passyunk-constructionA trip to East Passyunk Avenue is always an occasion for good food and drink, but there’s also likely the sound of saws hammers and other construction noises as the Avenue continues to add new spots.

While we’re all patiently awaiting the completion of Bing Bing Dim Sum (early 2015), they’ve recently posted some construction photos:

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