Okay, so you KNOW you’re going to be watching it. And unless (like us) you’re seriously worried that you might spend the entire hour and change of the Breaking Bad finale curled up in the fetal position on your couch and trying not to soil yourself, what better way to see off one of the greatest TV series ever than with a big-ass party full of like-minded addicts?
On Sunday, September 29 (which will heretofore be known simply as Finale Day), the Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk will be throwing said party. It’s gonna start early, with the bar showing a season 5 Breaking Bad marathon, all leading up to the 9pm premier of the LAST EPISODE EVER. What’s more, there’s going to be beer specials, all based on characters from the show (like the Two Brothers Sidekick IPA for Jesse Pinkman and Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch for Skyler White), and all selling for $1 off. And for dinner? A Los Pollos Hermanos-based menu of chicken specials, of course.
So get there early, settle in, hang on tight, and be ready to drink away the pain when it all comes crashing down.
Old Eagle Tavern [Official]
As anyone else noticed an uptick in National <Insert Food> Days? How does one get that job? Is it part of the NSA? So let it be noted, according to some unknown government agency, August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. And for the day, Percy Street Barbecue is offering their awesome Yards Root Beer floats for just $3. In addition, Percy Street is bringing back its $24 all-you-can-eat rib deal for one day with special root beer and Chipotle-glazed ribs.
Now if you’d prefer a
root beer float, you’ll want to see what they’re doing at Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk.
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In March we told you that the Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern owner Erin Wallace was buying the General Lafayette Inn in Lafayette Hill as the site for their new brew pub. Well, the Wallaces officially settled on the property for Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery this week and signed on world renowned brewer and seven-time Great American Beer Festival medalist Scott Morrison as Head Brewer.
The new restaurant will be similar to Wallace’s other ventures with one exception; six of the thirty draft lines will be dedicated specifically to house made brews. Morrison, who was head brewer at McKenzie Brewpubs in 2005 when it was named the 35th best brewery in the world by Rate Beer, is known for his Belgian Ales, plans on getting very creative with his brews, promising to “create new and interesting styles that aren’t readily available in the Philly Market.” Morrison’s special brews will also be available at Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern. Wallace is still shooting to open the restaurant with Paul Towbridge as chef in late summer.
Old Eagle Tavern is hosting a ten-day celebration to mark their tenth anniversary. From May 1st to May 10th, the Manayunk bar will be offering $1 off all craft canned beers. Come out and celebrate the tin/ aluminum anniversary with a cold one.
Old Eagle Tavern [Official Site]
Word came down this morning that the Devil’s Den/Old Eagle Tavern team have taken the plunge and are (or soon will be) the proud new owners of the General Lafayette Inn in Lafayette Hill. The place has been a regular in the real estate listings for quite some time, but now it looks like it’s going to get new life as a brew pub.
What do we know right now? We know that when it reopens, it will be called Barren Hill (after the original name for the area) and that it will open with 30 taps–6 of them pouring Barren Hill brews with a plan for three of those to be “accessible” (IPA, lager and the like) and three being more “adventurous.” We know that it’ll be a beer-focused joint (of course), but that there will be a menu and that current Devil’s Den chef, Paul Trowbridge, will be manning the burners. And we also know that the beer brewed at Barren Hill will also be sold at Devil’s Den and the Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk.
Oh, and we’ve also heard that the team is looking at a mid-to-late summer opening, so they’d better get cracking.
Psssst, Wanna Buy An Inn? [Foobooz]
Tonight, Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk will be hosting Mazen Hajjar, the brewer and owner of 961 Beer, claim to be the first and only microbrewery located in the Middle East. Hajjar will be on hand during happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Years ago we thought it would be a good idea to drop a scoop of ice cream into a pint glass of Guinness. It wasn’t a good idea at all and despite mixed results of beer flavored ice cream concoctions since, we are always intrigued when someone tries to combine a couple of our favorite things.
So we are fascinated by Old Eagle Tavern’s beer float menu. The menu changes weekly depending upon what beers are on tap. Among the offerings this week:
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We Americans are an indifferent people. There’s not much that brings us together as a nation. Yet for some reason that none of us here can understand, we as a society go totally shark-shit crazy for Shark Week. You parents must feel this bite acutely, as we reckon your kids have been up your ass about it for the past six days. If you don’t want them to run away to Woods Hole some cult that worships marine life, redeem your shark cred before Sunday.
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Joe Sixpack made a resolution to try more suburban watering holes in 2006 and low and behold, he discovered “some primo watering holes.”
- Mesquito Grille (Doylestown)
- Half Moon Saloon (Kennett Square)
- Flying Pig Saloon (Malvern)
- Crabby Larry’s Brewpub Steak & Seafood House (Chalfont)
- Spinnerstown Hotel (Spinnerstown)
- Union Jack’s on the Manatawny (Boyertown)
Joe also recommends these city bars that you may not have discovered yet.
- Three Monkeys (Torresdale)
- Old Eagle Tavern (Manayunk)
- Pub on Passyunk East (South Philadelphia)
- Mermaid Inn (Chestnut Hill)
- Southwark (South Street area)
- Bar Ferdinand (Northern Liberties)
‘Burbs may be scary, but brew’s primo [Joe Sixpack, Daily News]
Joe Sixpack [Official Site]
Thursday May 25 brings a Victory beer dinner to the Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk. Enjoy Victory beers with each course.
Victory Brewing Company