Johnny Brenda's, Frankford Hall and Fette Sau join forces to present a Beer Week block party, Saturday, June 8. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)
Philly Beer Week taps out this Sunday, June 9, but not before the mega block party Fishtown FestivALE takes over Frankford Avenue this Saturday, June 8.
From noon to 8 p.m., Frankford Hall, its brother restaurant Fette Sau and its across-the-street neighbor Johnny Brenda’s will extend the good times into the streets and close down the main Fishtown thoroughfare between Girard and Shackamaxon.
Rain or shine, crowds are definitely expected to gather to rock to three DJs, play carnival games, chow down on street food and drink plenty of beer.
Johnny Brenda’s, as usual, will host awesome live music all day and night. Starting at noon, listen for R&B and soul tune from Case & Josh; Riff Mountain DJs spin rock ‘n’ roll from 3 to 5:30 p.m.; and Robotique DJs close out the party from 5:30 until 8 p.m.
After the block party, catch live music both upstairs and down at Johnny Brenda’s, too. Multi-instrumentalist Zo! (The Foreign Exchange Music) headlines.
In addition to tunes, Johnny Brenda’s will be serving up beer from Sly Fox including Pikeland Pils, Phoenix Pale Ale, Royal Weisse, Dunkel Lager and Route 113 IPA. The menu will feature a Brisket Sandwich, Veggie Burgers, Pulled Pork Sandwich and soft pretzels.
Frankford Hall and Fette Sau will be a selection of nine $6 16-ounce drafts including Yards Saison, Founders Pale Ale, Tröegs DreamWeaver, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Bitburger Pilsner, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Jack’s Cider and Hofbrau Keller.
Frankford Hall’s edible offerings include warm Bavarian pretzels and bratwurst, and kids eat for free with a choice of a cheeseburger or hot dog. Fette Sau is set to serve up a pulled pork sandwich and Duroc St. Louis ribs with coleslaw.
To satisfy sweet tooths, Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be serving up their creamy treats from noon to 5 p.m.
Beyond the music, eats and drinks, get your photo snapped with the Philly Beer Week Hammer of Glory or step up to the dunk tank. All proceeds from dunking will go to the nearby Lutheran Settlement House, which provides social programs for the city.
The event is super accessible; Frankford Avenue is just two blocks from the Girard El stop and there is no admission fee.
All three spots will be open to guests during the event, too, but the party is outside.
Let’s taise a glass to one of the final events of another brilliant Philly Beer Week!
When: Saturday, June 8, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Frankford Avenue between Girard and Shackamaxon
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.johnnybrendas.com