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Doobies Owner Makes the Cover of a New David Bowie Book

patt brett, doobies bar, david bowie

L: Illustration by Danilo Agutoli | R: “My David Bowie Story,” published through iUniverse

Patti Brett didn’t really plan to cover the dimly lit, wooden walls of Doobies Bar in David Bowie paraphernalia – it sort of just happened.

The only Bowie-centric decoration Brett really sought out was the bar’s famous jukebox, chock-full of tunes from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Heroes and more, plus other albums she’s curated since the ’70s. But as for the posters and paintings of Ziggy Stardust – well, those sort of just found their way into her beloved Rittenhouse dive, located at the corner 22nd and Lombard. Read more »

Doobie’s Shut Down by the City

This sign was spotted on Doobie’s on Friday afternoon.

If you’re thinking of heading to Doobie’s after work for a cold one, think again: The city has shut down the popular neighborhood tavern at 22nd and Lombard streets. Read more »

Write a Letter at Standard Tap Every Tuesday in March

standard tap pub letters 400When was the last time you sat down and wrote a real letter to someone, on paper, and mailed it to them? I can guess that it’s been a while—at least it has been for me.

Maybe now is the time to sit down with a pen and paper to catch up with an old friend, see how Grandma is doing, or just write to yourself about something that’s been on your mind. Even better, have a little beer by your side.

Every Tuesday in March at Standard Tap, you can do just that: drink beer and write a letter. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Yards Brewing Company is presenting Pub Letters, a special event that will provide free stamps and stationary to anyone who has something they want—or need—to say. And hey, maybe a little beer will get your creative juices going or give you that liquid courage you need before confessing your love to someone (don’t forget to proofread!).

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