- Neighborhood: Northeast Philadelphia
- 6235 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-856-3591
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Looking for weekend drinking options? Perhaps you’ll find inspiration in Draft Magazine’s 2014 Best Beer Bars list. Six area bars make the list, which has been reimagined for 2014. In past years, having a ton of tap lines might matter, but today Draft Magazine defines a great beer bar as more than that. “We needed to walk out of these places saying, “Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer.”
In the Philadelphia area, six bars made the list including two from Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida.
Friday the Firkinteenth is the event Northeast Philadelphia’s Grey Lodge is most known for. Every Friday the Thirteenth the bar stocks its bar with firkins (small kegs) of cask ale. Today there will be almost 30 firkins tapped, and for the first time, the day will be broken up into two sessions.
Tapping for the first session begins at noon, the evening session starts at 6 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to buy the beer that kicks a firkin, you’ll get an awesome I Kicked the Firkin tee. Because of the nature of the event, the Grey Lodge doesn’t do tabs today and all purchases are of the cash variety.
Tomorrow it Friday the Thirteenth and as Philadelphia beer lovers know, that means it is Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge. This will be the 27th Friday the Firkinteenth at Northeast Philadelphia’s best beer bar and its shaping up to be a big one. Twenty-seven firkins (small kegs) will be tapped throughout the day. The fun kicks off at noon with seven firkins being offered at a time till they run out.
For more on the calendar-based event, check out the Grey Lodge’s Friday the Firkinteenth page.