- Neighborhood: Center City East, Washington Square West
- 941 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-627-5200
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- Cuisine: Gastropub
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour is coming to Philly this weekend and bringing more than just bottled beer with it.
The weekend kicks off with a slew of events centered around Brooklyn Brewing’s beers and is topped off with Sunday’s Dinner on the Farm with Chefs Mitch Prensky and Andrew Gerson.
PYT, which is the brightest lightbulb for list making moths that there is, makes the infographic for its “Sarancha Burger,” a burger doused in a combo of Sriracha, Ranch and Salsa. Varga Bar’s crab fries, that actually come with crab, also make the list. And thirdly, a food so outrageous it requires two stops, the Philadelphia Taco. The Philadelphia or sometimes, South Street Taco starts with a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak that is then wrapped with a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza around it.
15 of America’s Most Outrageous Foods [CityPASS]
— Varga Bar (@VargaBar) June 2, 2014
Just hours after hosting hundreds during its annual Philly Beer Week block party, Varga Bar was struck by fire. In a tweet early this morning, the bar announced it would be closed until further notice and do its best to reopen as soon as possible.
The fire apparently started in the basement and no damage was visible in the bar area.
This morning, a bright orange placard declared there had been an electrical fire and an electrician and fire alarm company would be required. The alarms could still be heard chirping inside the bar, dirty glasses stacked high when the bar had been forced to close.
The fire comes at a terrible time for the Washington Square West bar, as the beer bar had another 23 events scheduled for Philly Beer Week.
UPDATE: Sunday's Lefthand event, originally scheduled for Varga Bar will be held up the block at Valanni at 10 p.m. All of Monday's Beer Week events for Varga Bar have been cancelled. Michael Klein reports Varga Bar "hopes to reopen in a few days."
Varga Bar [Foobooz]