Best of Philly

2013 Music Venue

Johnny Brenda’s

Readers’ Choice: Since opening up in Fishtown nearly 10 years ago, Johnny Brenda’s has clearly been the go-to Philly venue to hear up-and-coming artists. And why not? The sound is crystal clear, the beers are all local, and the room, which holds 250, is comfortable and has plenty of character. And thanks to a dedication to treating both customers and performers with respect, the indie concert hall has more than enough good karma to go around unusual in the normally dirty business of rock-and-roll.

1201 North Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125; 215-739-9684;