All The Best Stuff: The Not-So-Serious Beer Geek’s Guide To Beer Week’s Final Weekend


Ok, everyone, this is it. We’re in the home stretch now. Philly Beer Week 2015 is almost over, and for those of you out there who are still upright and ambulatory, you’re going to need something fun to do this weekend. And we have just the thing for you.

Whether you’re into Pinewood Derby cars, brunch, hot dogs or hermit crab races, there’s an event out there that’ll be perfect. So check out our last big list of all the strange, delicious, amusing or just plain eff’d up Beer Week happenings after the jump, won’t you?

Friday, June 5:

Fun With Water Sports At Varga Bar

Water balloons, squirt guns, kiddie pools–oh, and also beer. Yeah, there’s no way this could go terribly wrong…

Varga Bar

Chicken Wing Eating Contest At Cedar Point

$25 entry fee gets you into the contest–plus beer and swag from Left Hand Brewing. Plus there are prizes! The only catch, they’re only allowing 8 actual contestants, so give them a call now and see if there are any spots left.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen [f8b8z]

Chicken and Waffles (And Beer) In The ‘Burbs

The Mile Post Pub at the Devon Whole Foods is doing chicken and waffles to go along with their Victory Beer spotlight.

Whole Foods–Wayne [Official]

Mario Kart Tournament At Drury Beer Garden

Playing Mario Kart drunk is fun. Watching people play Mario Kart drunk is so much better.

Drury Beer Garden [f8b8z]

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Floats At Grey Lodge

Have you tried this stuff yet? It’s hard root beer and it’s awesome. The only thing that can make it better? Turning it into a root beer float.

Grey Lodge [f8b8z]

Hermit Crab Races? Hell, Yes Hermit Crab Races!

DuClaw will be at the Bainbridge Street Barrel House. And they’ve got crabs.

Bainbridge Street Barrel House [f8b8z]

Dinner And A Movie At The Old Eagle Tavern

The Movie: Talladega Nights. The Beer: Bear Republic. The Dinner: Inspired by race track concession foods so, you know, giant nacho hats and deep-fried candy bars for everyone.

Old Eagle Tavern [f8b8z]

Late Night Tacos And Firestone Walker

South Philly Tap Room isn’t even starting this event until 10pm, and they’re keeping things going until last call with a menu of L.A.-style street tacos and rare Firestone draughts.

SPTR [f8b8z]

Saturday, June 6

LudaChristmas at Jose Pistola’s

Because why not? All beers drawn from Jose’s secret stash of winter brews.

Jose Pistola’s [f8b8z]

Fishtown FeastivAle

Frankford Ave, between Girard and Master, from noon to 8pm. Beer gardens, food, games, music–what more could you ask for?

Kick The Kegs!

For Pete’s Sake has had a busy Beer Week. And now they’re serving everything they have leftover in all the kegs for $4 a pint from noon to midnight. It’s a bargain-hunter’s paradise.

For Pete’s Sake Pub [official]

Hotdogs And Homebrews

At Memphis Taproom, $35 gets you all the hotdogs you can eat and all the homebrewed beer you can drink. No one leaves uninspired. Or hungry for hotdogs.

Memphis Taproom [f8b8z]

Pumphrey’s Last Brupper

Will Pumphrey–Farmers Cabinet survivor-turned-beer rep–loves brunch. He also loves sleeping in. He’s the guy who brought DuClaw to Philly, but is now going to work for Bell’s Brewing. So somehow, City Tap House UCity is bringing all of those things together with a brunch (that starts at 5pm) featuring the best of DuClaw and Bell’s beers, all together for one epic night that will also serve as a departure/arrival party for Will himself. Whether you know him or not, you should probably go to this party. It’s gonna get weird.

City Tap House [f8b8z]

Sunday, June 7

The Dude Abides

The POPE is doing a Big Lebowski stoner brunch with the crew from Terrapin brewing. Yes, you should come in costume. I call dibs on Donny. The fun starts at 11am.

Pub On Passyunk East [f8b8z]

$2 Cleanup Day At Teresa’s

2 kegs on tap, $2 pours until they’re gone, then 2 more kegs and more $2 pours. Repeat until the beer is gone. Some people are going to get very lucky.

Teresa’s Cafe and Teresa’s Next Door [Official]

Pinewood Derby Races Are Always Better With Beer

Yeah, it’s bike race day in Manayunk. But when that’s all done, the Old Eagle is having Pinewood Derby races and Yards beer.

Old Eagle Tavern [Official]

Closing Taps And Jerk Goat At Prohibition Taproom

The name pretty much says it all. But if you kick a keg, you get a prize!

Prohibition Taproom [f8b8z]

Live Band Karaoke At Fergie’s

It’s a tradition. It’s also your chance to get up on stage and be a rock star. The band plays, you sing, then you climb down off the stage and drink away your shame.

Fergie’s Pub [official]

Philly Beer Week 2015 {official]