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  • 2047 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-235-3500
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Bastille Day in Fairmount Is a Week Long Affair

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Bastille Day is back in Fairmount.

On Thursday, July 11th, at 6 pm, there will be a French Fling Bar Crawl, dubbed Kronenbourg Krawl, starting at The Belgian Cafe, and ending at London Grill. There will be raffles and prizes throughout the night with $3 Kronenbourg 1664 and $4 Kronenbourg Blanc.

Then, free beer Friday. Try samples of Kronenbourg at all the Fairmount bars you visited the night before from 7 pm – 12 am. A schedule of which bars are sampling when is on the attached bar crawl flyer.

Saturday evening, at 5:30 pm, Eastern State Penitentiary is celebrating with a live, theatrical performance written and performed by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. It’s free, and open to the public, but if you want better seats (as well as beer, refreshments,  heckling from the lower classes, and revolution goodie bags), tickets are available online.  Afterwards, there will still be lots of beer, people in costume, Tastykakes galore, and beheading parties.

Oh, and if you’re the dancer type…

Pro-Tip: The Penitentiary will be open at a discounted price: $10 Adults, $5 Students, Seniors and Kids

Kronenbourg Krawl Details »

Ommegang Scythe & Sickle and More

Brewery Ommegang is debuting its Scythe & Sickle around town at a couple pay-as-you-go events. The harvest ale takes the Autumn beers in a different direction from Oktoberfests or pumpkin beers but tastes of the season with a malty backbone with a hint of rye and sweetness.

Tonight at 7 p.m. the beer will be on tap at Devil’s Den along with Witte, aged Three Philosophers, Belgian Independence Day and Seduction. The kitchen at Devil’s Den will also be offering a DiBruno Brothers cheese plate with an Ommegang beer flight and specials made with or to pair with Ommegang beers.

Tomorrow, the show moves to Belgian Cafe where the Scythe & Sickle will be offered along with other Ommegang specialties.

Tonight: A Killer Industry Night At Amis

Marc Vetri’s Amis has done plenty of industry nights for the downtrodden and (ostensibly) under-served cooks and servers and hostesses and dishwashers in this town. Most of the time, they pass by pretty much unremarked save by those who use them like life preservers to get through the more challenging weeks of La Vida–The Life, as measured by restaurant employees.

But tonight’s industry night is really something special, featuring the combined efforts of Tom Peters (owner of Monk’s and the Belgian Cafe), Fergus Carey (of Fergie’s) and the crew at Amis (with a little liquid help from their bretheren at Alla Spina). Imagine that a fast-moving Irish pub, piloted by a Belgian beer snob, were to crash violently through the front glass of an Italian birreria and you’ll have some idea of the kind of party that the Amis crew are cooking up–a three-way multicultural mash-up of booze and grub all put together for the benefit of starving line cooks (and the occasional beer rep).

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