Glory, a Beer Bar from a Eulogy Alum, Is Coming to Old City

Dave Crudele will bring a deep beer list and high-casual comfort food to 2nd and Chestnut.

A new craft beer pub with a menu built around Sunday roast-style dishes is slated to open at 2nd and Chestnut in the next few months.

And while Glory American Beer Bar and Kitchen will be a new addition to the neighborhood, owner Dave Crudele has deep roots in the neighborhood’s bar culture.

Crudele worked as a bartender at Eulogy — the Old City Belgian tavern that closed abruptly last year — for a decade. Glory will open just a few doors down from his former employer at 126 Chestnut Street, in the space previously occupied by the short-lived seafood spot Craft & Claw (and before that, fratty bar Mad River, and before that, restaurant Middle East).

Crudele doesn’t want Glory to be a second Eulogy, he said, but he’s eager to fill the void that Eulogy left in the neighborhood.

To do that, the new spot will focus on beer, with 36 taps and a bottle list more than 100 varieties deep. The interior will be beer-hall style, with three long communal tables.

In terms of food, Crudele is going for high-casual pub fare with a focus on whole roast meats — think pork roast, prime rib, whole chickens, and a variety of meat boards.

Glory is set to debut in late February or early March. The plan is for the kitchen to be open till 1 a.m., with the bar serving till 2 a.m., plus lunch and weekend brunch service.