11 Places to Get Kombucha on Draft Around Philly
Kombucha, the fermented beverage that’s been touted as a probiotic wonder drink, is like Paris Hilton circa 2003: Whether you like it or not (and regardless of whether you think it’s totally gross), it is everywhere. And not just in bottles: We noticed that draft kombucha seemed to be popping up all over town, so we decided to track down as many Philly spots as we could find that offer the bubbly stuff on tap. Below, where you can fill up a growler with kombucha around Philly. Happy guzzling!
Psssst: Know of any spots that aren’t on the list. Let us know in the comments!
Bluestone Lane Coffee
1701 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.
At this new-ish Rittenhouse spot, you’ll find a rotating tap of Inspired Brews kombucha. It’ll run your $7.50 for a glass; they don’t have a set price for growlers, but if you come in looking to fill one, they say they’ll figure it out. Oh, and you should probably show up hungry, because their menu also boasts avocado toast. Yes, please!
Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen
2370 East Norris Street, Fishtown.
This Fishtown spot has Food and Ferments ginger-lime kombucha on draft. It’s $6 for a tulip glass or $14 to fill a 32-ounce growler ($24, if you need to buy the growler, too). You can also use kombucha as a cocktail mixer here, so we say pair a kombucha cocktail with their kale burger for a meal that manages to feel healthy and indulgent all at the same damn time.
Di Bruno Bros.
1730 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Di Bruno Bros. is getting on the draft kombucha train with Baba’s Bucha, from West Chester-based Baba’s Brew, on draft at their Rittenhouse location. They have two rotating flavors at a time, and it’ll cost you $5.99 for a 16-ounce cup, $10.99 to fill a 32-ounce growler or $19.99 to fill a 64-ounce growler (plus $5 for the growler, if you don’t have one). We promise not to judge if you pair your growler of kombucha with a full basket of artisanal cheese.
Earth Bread + Brewery
7136 Germantown Avenue, Mount Airy.
This Mount Airy brewery brews their own kombucha (naturally), and you can opt for plain ol’ unflavored kombucha or ginger. It’s $3.25 for a 12-ounce glass or $14 to fill a 64-ounce growler.
Front Street Cafe
1253 North Front Street, Fishtown.
You’ll find a rotating flavor of Baba’s Bucha on draft at this Fishtown cafe. And because I know you’re wondering, yes, you can use it as your cocktail mixer. It’s $6 for a glass, or they can fill whatever size growler for you as long as you bring your own; they don’t have growlers yet.
Heart Beet Kitchen
29 Haddon Avenue, Westmont.
You’ll find two rotating flavors of Inspired Brews kombucha on draft at this New Jersey cafe. It’ll cost you $7 for 16 ounces or $25 to fill a 64-ounce growler (plus $6 for the growler, if you don’t bring your own).
Inspired Brews Fermentary
263 North 3rd Street, Old City.
At this fermentary — where the magic happens, if you will — you’ll find two to three of Inspired Brews’s seasonal concoctions (think: pumpkin pie and Philly gingerbread) on draft. It’ll run you anywhere from $6.50 (16 ounces) to $40 (a gallon) to fill up a growler. They also offer a growler subscription growler program.
2113 East York Street, Kensington.
This new Kensington bar takes the cake when it comes to kombucha selection. They’ve usually got four brands on tap — Funky Fresh, Inspired Brews, Baba’s Bucha and Food and Ferments — with all of them costing $5 for a glass. They don’t have a set price for growlers, but they will fill one for you.
MOM’s Organic Market
1149 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.
At this grocery store (slated to set up shop in Center City at some point, too), they’ve got three flavors of Vermont-based Aqua Vida kombucha on tap. And it is cheap: It’ll cost you $2.45 for 12 ounces, $2.95 for 16 ounces and $10.75 to fill a 64-ounce growler.
208 West Washington Square, Washington Square West.
At this cute Washington Square West market, helmed by Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Garden, you’ll find two rotating flavors of Baba’s Bucha on draft for $6 a pint or $24 for a growler. Note: You can also get a growler of their iced coffee. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Weavers Way Co-op
559 Carpenter Lane, Mount Airy.
At Weavers Way’s Mount Airy location, they’ve got a rotating selection of Inspired Brews and Food and Ferments kombucha on tap. If you bring your own growler, it’ll cost you $3.85 per pound (yes, per pound, not ounce), with the weight of the growler deducted.
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