Tommy Up


Is Bankruptcy Filing the End of Tommy Up’s Tiki Bar?

The Tommy Up/Yachtsman saga continues: On Friday morning, S&L Real Estate’s Lance Bachmann — Up’s landlord at 1444 Frankford Avenue — reached out to Foobooz to notify us […]


Fishtown Tiki Bar The Yachtsman Temporarily Closed

The Yachtsman, Tommy Up’s tiki bar (one of two in the entire city — the other being Jason Evanchick’s Tiki) — suddenly closed a few days […]


P.Y.T. at Fillmore Closes Before It Opens

Well that didn’t take long.


The Informant: Tommy Up Disappears, Meek Mill Disappoints… Then Dines

The Informant is our new gossip column from longtime Philly Mag reporter Victor Fiorillo. Each week, The Informant will bring you the tantalizing tidbits and sensational stories […]


Tommy Up and PYT Opening in New York

Tommy Up may be facing competition in Philadelphia with the announcement that Mark Wahlberg’s Wahlbergers is coming to the Piazza, but the PYT frontman is […]


The Yachtsman Is Fun

Adam Erace weighs in on the cocktails at the Yachtsman and happily reports, the tiki drinks are fun and good. But most importantly, fun. Making cocktails has […]


LeSean McCoy 20-Cent Tip Receipt Up to $99,900 on eBay

From the Department of the Ridiculous:


PYT Owner Makes New Allegations Against LeSean McCoy [UPDATED]

UPDATE: As if this story couldn’t get any sillier, now Charlie Sheen has pledged $1,000 to the dissed PYT server. ORIGINAL: We thought that the […]


Eagles Player LeSean McCoy Just Left a 20-Cent Tip at PYT [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1,000 to the server dissed by LeSean McCoy. ORIGINAL: Somebody please tell Philadelphia Eagles player LeSean McCoy that you […]


Drink Menus at the Yachtsman

The Yachtsman is officially open on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown and we’ve got the drink and beer menus for you to peruse. The tiki drinks range […]


The Yachtsman Gets a Paint Job

Tommy Up’s tiki bar continues to inch closer to opening. The Fishtown bar is getting a seafaring paint job befitting a bar named the Yachtsman. Yachtsman [Foobooz]


Fishtown Tiki Bar The Yachtsman Runs Out of Money, Turns To Kickstarter

When I interviewed Tommy Up recently for the back page of Philadelphia magazine’s April edition, he told me that his Fishtown tiki bar The Yachtsman […]


Tommy Up on Expansion, Tiki and Jay Z

Tommy Up is expanding his PYT joint to New York and D.C., and this month debuts a Fishtown tiki bar. The 42-year-old talks Jay Z, […]


One of Us: Burger Guru Tommy Up

My name is … Tommy Up. My real last name is Updegrove, but it’s really difficult for people to spell for some reason. So to […]


Tommy Up’s Tiki Bar Gets a Name

Tommy Up is opening a tiki bar at 1444 Frankford Avenue. The Yachtsman takes over the former Grady O’s on the now booming stretch of Fishtown. […]