- Neighborhood: Poplar
- 549 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-765-8515
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- Cuisine: Bar
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Chef Bryan Boltri has rolled out a new fall menu at the Institute. The menu has plenty of comfort food choices as well as selection of vegetarian items.
The bar at 12th and Green has recently undergone some renovations and upgrades, adding room for over 100 cans and a hand pump for cask beer.
Also coming up for the Institute is its epic pumpkin beer fest, set for Saturday, October 3rd. The seventh annual event will close down Green Street and will offer an amazing 115 pumpkin beers, ciders, sours, and lambics. VIP tickets are $55, general admission is $45. Get your tickets online.
We just checked with Google Calendar, there are FIVE Saturdays in October but it seems everyone is throwing a big festival on the the first.
There’s the Midtown Village Fall Festival and two other outdoor fests just in Center City. Love Park is throwing a festival of its own with food trucks, bands and Yards beer. The festival costs $20 per person and will feature the debut of Pitruco, the latest mobile pizza oven that will be serving up Neapolitan style pizzas. Saturday is also the official debut of Lenfest Plaza. The all-day affair will also feature Tyson Bee’s, Dapper Dog, The Crepewalk, Buttercream, SugarPhilly, Cantina Burrito and House of Pita.
Over in Fishtown the RiverCity Festival brings live music, a beer garden and a fun run to Penn Treaty Park.
At the Institute it is third annual Great Pumpkin Beer festival with a terrifying number of pumpkin beers to try. And then there’s also the Farmers’ Cabinet’s Franctoberfest of German craft beers. And that doesn’t even get into whatever we’ve forgotten that we’re sure you all will post in the comments.
All great events, but next year, can we spread them out a bit?