Ballast Point Beer Dinner at Han Dynasty

ballast point han dynasty 400wTomorrow, February 17th, Han Dynasty Old City is hosting a six-course Ballast Point beer dinner including seven Ballast Point beers. Four of the beers are the super-rare Thai Chili Wahoo Wheat, Ginger Big Eye IPA, Habanero Sculpin IPA, and Coconut Victory at Sea Imperial Porter.

The dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is $65 per person. You can make reservations by calling the restaurant at (215) 922-1888.

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New Han Dynasty Opens Today With A Late-Night Taiwanese Street Food Menu


And yes, we have a copy of that menu, so you can plan your assault on it in advance of hitting the brand new bar at the brand new location (123 Chestnut Street) tonight.

Word from the kitchen at Han Dynasty is that this is just the menu for now–that the whole thing is subject to change whenever they feel like it and that, in the future, they’re going to be bringing in “accomplished chefs in the Philadelphia area” to expand it. Can’t wait to see how that works out. And to see what kind of “accomplished chefs” they have in mind.

Check out tonight’s menu after the jump.

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Updated First Look: Han Dynasty Moving Into Reserve Steakhouse

Han Dynasty – Coming Soon

It is true: as first reported a couple months back, Han Dynasty‘s current Old City location is going to be shutting down soon (their lease runs out October 1) and the whole operation will be moving across the street to the former home of Reserve–the ginormous and super-luxurious steakhouse that died under the weight of its own ostentation last year.

As things look right now, it will re-open as the largest Han Dynasty yet (200 seats, give or take) at the end of September and will not just be a restaurant but “a nightlife destination for Old City” according to Danielle Drew-Wolas who, in addition to being Han’s personal assistant and in-house counsel, is also in change of PR and marketing, real estate development, business affairs and lease negotiation. She’s also project manager for the Reserve project. And is Han’s mother’s personal assistant. Busiest woman in show biz, that one.

But anyway, She was kind enough to show me around the new space, with its giant ceilings and imposing bar. And then she got to talking…

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