For the month of March, nine Northern Liberties bars are getting together and making sure they don’t pour the same beer twice. They’re calling it Northern Exposure and plan to offer an unrivaled draft list of over 100 unique beers through the month.
There is no cover charge or tickets, just pay as you go for beers. They’re encouraging small, self-guided bar crawls and there will be Beer Passports to help record the beers tried. Complete one brewer’s offerings in the month and get some free swag.
Check out the Northern Exposure Facebook page for more information and follow @ExposureFest on Twitter.
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Happy hour seems a good time to check out the new Ortlieb’s Lounge. From 6 to 8 p.m. Ortlieb’s offers happy hour of $2 domestic drafts, $3 crafts and dollar tacos. Live funk and soul music all night.
Avram Hornik’s Ortlieb’s Lounge
The Philadelphia Daily News scores an interview with Avram Hornik, the man behind Lucy’s Hat Shop, Noche, three Drinker’s locations and more recently, Union Transfer and Ortlieb’s Lounge. It’s an interesting look at the man and how he now sees live entertainment as vital to the places he’s looking to open.
And as a follow-up Michael Klein gets the name for Hornik’s successor to Octo. The riverfront bar with live entertainment will be known as Morgan’s Pier, in honor of the first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.
On the night side with Avram Hornik [Philadelphia Daily News]
Rock Lobster giving way to Morgan’s Pier [The Insider]
Ortlieb’s Lounge has announced that the reborn Orltlieb’s Jazzhaus will reopen with live entertainment on Tuesday, April 17th. Rebuilt by Four Corners Management and Avram Hornik will offer a variety of live entertainment six nights a week including “Jazz Jam Sessions” on Tuesdays. The night will be hosted by former Ortlieb’s owner and booker, Pete Souders. Wednesday will feature and “Open Mic Soul Jam” and Thursdays will headline the Ortlieb’s house band, “Sittin’ Back” with Slo’n Shakey.
Weekends will include a mix of rock, funk and soul spun by Philadelphia DJs and Sundays will be dedicated to an open mic comedy night.
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