Port Richmond Pour House Is Calling It Quits

port-richmond-pour-house-rulesJohn Boswell opened the Port Richmond Pour House with the idea of just opening a bar. Not a gastropub, not a Disneyfied dive bar but just a bar. There have been problems along the way, drug dealers tried to use his bar as an office. A customer was shot back in November of 2012. But what finally did him in was too many people saying, “”I need to get up there” than actually ever did arrive at the bar at 2253 E Clearfield Avenue.

If you never did make it up to the Port Richmond Pour House you may remember Boswell from his energetic days at the Swift Half. You have until September 1st to make it up to Port Richmond Pour House before Boswell closes it for good.

Check out Boswell’s open letter on the Port Richmond Pour House web site.

Port Richmond Pour House [Official Site]

  • neighbor

    John got exactly what he deserved. For opening a bar on the wrong side of Aramingo.

  • barrygster

    So he wanted to open “just a bar” but was banking on people traveling from outside the neighborhood to come to it? Bit of a business model disconnect there.