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It’s the 2013 50 Best Bars of Philadelphia

Best Bars in Philly: 2013 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia Comment on This Year’s Best Bars List The Bar That Didn’t Make the List 50 […]

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Rare Sixpoint Beers at Johnny Brenda’s Tonight

Tonight is Johnny Brenda’s annual Sixpoint bash. Top Ten with Sixpoint brings ten beers from the Brooklyn brewery to Philadelphia including some rarities. And at […]

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Johnny Brenda’s Turns Ten

I remember the first time I went to Johnny Brenda’s. It was the same day the Fishtown bar was mentioned in Michael Klein’s Table Talk column. […]

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Tonight: A Very Fishtown Beef & Beer

The Lutheran Settlement House is hosting a beef and beer fundraiser this evening for its Senior Center Exercise Program. The food, drinks and music runs […]

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Water Main Break Shuts Down Johnny Brenda’s Temporarily

The photo above is from an 8-inch water main break in Fishtown that has forced Johnny Brenda’s to close its doors for Monday, Tuesday, and […]

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Bocks, Brats and Three-Legged Goats at Johnny Brenda’s

This weekend Johnny Brenda’s is hosting three days of bock beers and homemade sausages. It all gets underway at 4 p.m. on Friday and runs […]

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The Trouble with Trippels Is Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s

We freaking love this poster. Almost as much as we love Belgian Trippel style beers. On Saturday, January 19th, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting The Trouble with […]

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Why Do So Many Restaurants Screw Up Oysters?

Last night, I wound up at Rembrandt’s for dinner with a friend. The longtime Fairmount tavern recently brought in chef Nick Cassidy from Buddakan to […]

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Viewing Parties for Bourdain’s Philly Episode of “The Layover”

Anthony Bourdain’s new(ish) show, “The Layover” follows the famed foodie as he travels through the US, Asia and Europe where he only has 24-48 hours […]

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Johnny Brenda’s Is Hosting Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery

Fishtown’s Johnny Brenda’s goes beyond their normal local-beer radius for  Sixpoint Brewery’s second annual tap-takeover this Friday, October 19th at 4 p.m. Sixpoint will present a […]

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4th Annual End of Summer Pils Picnic at Johnny Brenda’s

Johnny Brenda’s will be saying “so long” to summer this Saturday September 8th with their 4th Annual Pils Picnic. From “noon to night” Johnny Brendas […]

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Saison Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s

Johnny Brenda‘s annual Saison Brunch will be on Saturday, July 14th from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saison and Farmhouse Ale style beers will be […]

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Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz at Johnny Brenda’s

This Friday, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting a Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz. Starting at 4 p.m. the Fishtown bar will be pouring eight of Dogfish Head’s […]

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Tonight: Flying Fish at Johnny Brenda’s

Go to Johnny Brenda’s this evening to have your first taste of Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale for the season. A firkin of the summer […]

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Weekend: Where You Gonna Eat?

For most of you reading this, the only real question this weekend is which of the several new restaurants scheduled to open over the next […]