Fergus Carey has announced across social media and good old email that he is doing what “all the cool kids are doing” and opening a pop-up beer garden next to his Fergie’s Pub on the 1200 block of Sansom Street. The garden opens at 5 p.m. and will serve food, beer, wine and cocktails.
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In the name of all that is good and holy in this world, please do not order an Irish Car Bomb this weekend.
For the uninitiated, an Irish Car Bomb is a drink made up of Guinness Stout, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Jameson’s Whiskey. The whiskey and cream are poured into a shot glass, then dropped (liked a bomb) into the pint glass of Stout.
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It must be chugged quickly, otherwise the concoction will curdle. It tastes the same coming back up your throat as it does going down, so it’s like getting two drinks (or six) for the price of one. It’s very popular with the post-collegiate Erin Express crowd, right around this time of year. They also like to scream after each drink like it was their first drink, ever.
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Painting by Mark Campana
Fergie’s Pub, the popular Irish pub of Fergus Carey has been in business for nineteen years at 1214 Sansom Street. Celebrate with them tonight, starting at 7 p.m. and we’re sure, running long into the evening.
The birthday in Fergie’s own words »
Casey Parker and his daughter hanging under awning at the costumed Jose Pistola’s.
Jose Pistola’s co-owner Casey Parker loves Monk’s Cafe and its proprietors Tom Peters and Fergus Carey. So much so he’s offering half-off beers for anyone who comes in dressed as either today. But that wasn’t his only Halloween plan for the day. He’s put a Monk’s Cafe costume on his 15th Street’s bar’s facade, complete with awning, mock neon and beer bottles.
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On Thursday, April 4th Theatre Exile is hosting a Roast of Fergus “Fergie” Carey. The evening will feature a number of acts; comedic and musical, all “roasting” Fergie. In addition to owning Fergie’s Pub, Monk’s Cafe, Nodding Head Brewery, Belgian Cafe and Grace Tavern, Fergie is a huge supporter of the arts in Philadelphia and the night will be a celebration of Philadelphia’s adopted son.
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Check out the week’s most interesting posts on Philadelphia magazine’s real estate blog, Property. Who wouldn’t want to live next to Fergie?
The Fergus “Fergie” Carey involved bar/restaurant/theater planned for Delaware and Race Streets has a name and an opening date. The building will be known as FringeArts, which is also the mercifully shorter new name of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe.
The new venue is aiming to open in time for the 2013 FringeArts which opens on September 6th, 2013.
More from today’s FringeArts groundbreaking [Philly Post]
It isn’t just the Best 50 Restaurants in Philadelphia on the pages of Philadelphia magazine this month. There’s also a profile by Jason Fagone of Fergus Carey, the man who made Fergie’s and Monk’s legendary.
Almost every night, Fergie is on the premises of one pub or another, sweeping the floor, hyping the band. He greets his repeat customers warmly, asking after their wives and parents and cats, and if he doesn’t know a person’s name, he makes sure to learn it. Other pub owners do that, too, but Fergie is just better at it. His mental Rolodex includes many hundreds of Philadelphia drinkers. And it’s reciprocal: Thousands of Philadelphia drinkers know who Fergus Carey is. He isn’t the most famous person in the city, but he may be the most uncomplicatedly beloved. When he walks in the city, it takes him 45 minutes to go two blocks, because people are always shouting his name, stopping him, telling him stories and jokes. It drives his two young kids nuts.
Fergie Carey Would Like to Make a Wee Toast [Philadelphia Magazine]
Fergie’s Pub (#40 in our Best Bars in Philadelphia list) is old enough to vote and is celebrating tonight. Join in the fun as The Victor North Trio is performing and as always, there will be plenty to drink.
Fergie’s Pub turns 18 [Facebook]
Fergus “Fergie” Carey (Fergie’s, Monk’s Cafe, Belgian Cafe, Grace Tavern and Nodding Head Brewery) is listed as one of the officers on the liquor license application at old High Pressure Fire Service Building at Columbus Boulevard and Race Street. The building was purchased last year by the Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe festival management and a bright orange liquor license placard is now displayed on the former fire hydrant pumping station. The building will be the permanent home of Philadelphia Live Arts and will include:
- A 225-seat theater with flexible seating
- Two rehearsal studios to elevate artistic development
- A 2,000-square-foot restaurant/bar with a commercial kitchen
- A permanent Festival hub for audiences including a box office
- An outdoor plaza for performance and audience interaction
- Professional office and meeting space for administrative functions
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