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Johnny Brenda's

Philadelphia Wedding

A Very Philly Proposal at Johnny Brenda’s

Music frequently plays a part in the stories we share at Philadelphia Wedding. Sometimes a couple has the same favorite song or loves live music, […]


Adam Diltz Is Out and Paul Lyons Is in at Johnny Brenda’s

Johnny Brenda’s has a new chef. Adam Diltz, who ran the kitchen at the Fishtown mainstay for three and a half years, has left to […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Angelica Garcia @ Boot & Saddle | Wednesday, April 19 Keep an eye on Angelica Garcia. She’s a new kid on the block, but she’s […]

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Music: 7 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Pile @ First Unitarian Church | Wednesday, April 12 Beloved Boston punks Pile return with A Hairshirt of Purpose, the latest testament to frontman Rick Maguire’s […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See This Week

Asian Women on the Telephone @ Philadelphia Record Exchange | Wednesday, March 22 This Russian avant-garde/experimental band is known back home for its bizarre performances […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s

Monday night at Johnny Brenda’s presented a true musical triple threat. I went to see one of my favorite artists to emerge in quite a […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Beverly at Johnny Brenda’s

Brooklyn-based rockers Beverly played on Tuesday, June 14th, at Johnny Brenda’s in support of their new LP, The Blue Swell. Led by Drew Citron on […]

Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda's
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This Man Tried to Smoke Up Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda’s

When Noah Suzuki got the text, he knew he and his friends needed to get to Johnny Brenda’s immediately. Suzuki, 24, was with his co-workers […]

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Justin Bieber Went to Johnny Brenda’s and Things Are Different Now

Most relationships have a breaking point. In a healthy relationship, you see it coming far enough in advance to prepare a short list of grievances […]


Johnny Brenda’s Wet Hop Rodeo Is This Weekend

Speaking of Fishtown and Will Reed, he’s picked up a fun event idea during his tenure as owner of Johnny Brenda’s. This Saturday, he hosts […]

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7 Awesome Concerts to See in Philly This Week

The indie and electronica fan will have a good time this week on the music scene, especially at Union Transfer. With the classic indie rock […]


New Rocky Movie Creed Features Johnny Brenda’s In a Big Way

Way back in 2013, a band from Los Angeles called Caught a Ghost played an opening slot on a Thursday night at popular Fishtown bar-restaurant-nightclub […]


Johnny Brenda’s Hosting Pils Picnic

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 12th, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting its 7th annual Pils Picnic. The event runs from noon to night with a celebration of the […]


Dog Days of Summer at Johnny Brenda’s

Today, Wednesday, August 19th, Johnny Brenda’s is celebrating the dog days of summer with Philadelphia Brewing, Commonwealth Ciders and Rowhouse Spirits. The Fishtown fixture is hosting […]

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7 Shows to See in Philly This Week