Where can you find superb chicken-liver mousse, served with crisp, buttery toast points? At a beer-focused pub in Fishtown, that’s where. It’s definitely a tavern — the 25 craft brews in rotation on tap, industrial-inspired decor and freestanding bar as focal point of the room all make that perfectly clear — but there’s worthwhile food, too. Don’t miss the fall-apart-tender “beer can” chicken sandwich, paired with long hots and a surprisingly spicy red cabbage slaw, or the flavorful smoked trout salad topped off with fingerling potato chips, served by the sweet and knowledgeable (and pierced and tattooed) staff.
Where We’re Eating: Kraftwork
This Fishtown tavern offers more than just fancy beers.
541 East Girard Avenue, 215-739-1700, kraftworkbar.com
Originally published in Philadelphia Magazine, November 2010